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If you aren’t offended sometimes, what’s the point?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. From time to time, I get complaints from readers about the content of the News Journal’s editorial page. A few surfaced regarding last week’s editorial cartoon commenting on the whole “build the wall” controversy. You need to login...

Walter Tevis: From pool rooms to literary prominence

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Walter Tevis, in spite of an Ichabod Crane look and often wearing ill-fitting clothes, was popular in the Carlisle community. Shortly after coming to the school he met another new teacher, Jamie Griggs, a Home Economic...

Letter to the editor: Local Toys for Tots organizer says 2018 was a huge success

To the Editor: I wish to share our success, with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Campaign 2018 and thank the many people, businesses and groups that helped us provide “A Little Christmas” to many children, of Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. I would like to recap and compare...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Letter to the editor: America did a lot of ‘winning’ in 2018; can we take much more?

To the Editor: Can we stand making America great in 2019 – considering how successful 2018 has been? The stock market lost more value on Christmas Eve except for Christmas Eve 1931, in the depression. We have separated and harmed thousands of children, separating them from...

The email inbox is wide open this week

I get a lot of interesting email. Over two decades in media with the same email address the entire time gets you put on a lot of people’s distribution lists. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

A few goals for 2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019! As I write this, we are on the cusp of a new year. To me, that’s always a very exciting time. I don’t know what it is about the changing of the calendar. For some reason, it always feels like a fresh beginning for me. Time to reset, reevaluate and set...

A good year, and not so good; remembering Gary Edwards

A new year and hopefully a better one. However, this past year was a good one for me. My daughter and her three children moved to Corbin and that made it exceptionally good. There were some not so good things happening too. Nationally, climate change brought fire, floods, and...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Some 2018 stories that didn’t make the top 12

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 12 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019

Survivors, secret phrases and info on legendary records

OK, this is a little weird. They say in the magazine industry, it is pretty common to be working on things that will be printed three to six months in the future. Normally, I write this column the day before it is published. But because of the necessities of the holiday printing...

New normal needed on Certificate of Need policy in Kentucky

A few years ago, I stood in the Capitol rotunda and urged policymakers to rid Kentucky of its Certificate of Need plague since the policy amounts to nothing more than a government “permission slip” for new health-care providers to create and compete. Now, after more than a decade...
Posted On 13 Dec 2018