Member Login | Contact Us | Call Us Today! 1-606-528-9767 | info@thenewsjournal.net
default-logo

The impact of three men, Al Smith, O. Leonard Press & Terry Forcht

I wish all of you could have known Al Smith. I first knew about him from watching the program he started on Kentucky Educational Television, “Comment on Kentucky,” but I had never met him. My first contact with him came via telephone call. A lady on the phone asked if I would...
Posted On 28 Mar 2021

Stivers, Huff, Smith deserve thanks for helping pass Senate Bill 274

They say there are two things that you never want to see being made. Hot dogs are one and laws are the other. I can’t speak for the hot dog part of this analogy. After watching the Kentucky Senate and Kentucky House of Representatives debate many things before they finally got...
Posted On 26 Mar 2021

Something in his eye

While out running errands with my husband Saturday, we fell into a conversation about David’s grandparents. Hearing him talk about his grandparents warms my heart, as I really didn’t have much time at all with any of mine. My grandfather on Dad’s side passed before I was born,...

Daylight Saving Time prevents you from catching lighting bugs

For the third year in a row I am writing a column at this time of the year about Daylight Saving Time. Why now? Because just a few weeks ago school children were finally waiting at school bus stops with a little daylight. Then, here comes the middle of March and those youngsters...
Posted On 20 Mar 2021

Some times simple solutions are best

Last Friday night, I went to The Arena box office to pick-up my photographer’s pass for the Winger concert. What the lady at the box office came back with was a bit unique to say the least. I received a 3”x5” index card with “Photo Pass Winger” written on it with a blue Sharpie....
Posted On 20 Mar 2021

Redhounds, Lady Colonels poised to make noise at region

High school basketball fans in Whitley County will have at least one more week of local basketball as the Corbin Redhounds and Whitley County Lady Colonels both qualified for the 13th Region Tournament with their respective wins in the first round of the 50th District Tournament...

Cast-iron cookware is making a comeback!

What pan do you use to bake your cornbread? Can you use that same pan to fry eggs, brown a steak, sauté onions, or bake a cake? Well, if you use cast-iron cookware, you probably do. Cast-iron cookware is the most durable and dependable cookware one can own, and at one time, it...

January tip off works for high school basketball

COVID–19 has changed the way a number of things work from voting to high school basketball. Because of the pandemic, early and absentee voting was made more widely available. It proved so popular, with voter turnout increasing exponentially in both the 2020 primary and general...

An open letter to the Kentucky House of Representatives urging approval of Senate Bill 274

Attention members of the Kentucky House of Representatives, let me tell you a little bit about the area around Exit 29 in southern Laurel County that is the subject of Senate Bill 274, or as us locals refer to it, north Corbin. First off, let introduce myself. I am Mark White,...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021

We are halfway there for a wonderful and rewarding thing to happen!

After watching the Senate debate on SB 274 sponsored by Senate President Robert Stivers, I came to more conclusions from what I wrote last week. First I ask the questions, which would you prefer; a “win-win” situation, a “lose-lose” situation, or a “winner take all situation?”...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021