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Letter: Chamber director thankful for NIBROC support

To the Editor: The 66th Annual NIBROC Festival was a great success, from set-up on Wednesday evening to clean-up on Saturday night. The extent of assistance and cooperation from the City of Corbin was tremendous and I’d like to thank everyone who had a part in helping with any...
Posted On 24 Aug 2018
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Letter to the Editor: Reader won’t watch NFL or NBA games due to National Anthem protests

To the Editor: Several days ago on the Fox News, a group of illegal young men looking as if they were in their early 20s, were passing security supposedly without their parents. They sure looked much older than I as I left high school in my junior year to join the U.S. Marines. I...
Posted On 24 Aug 2018
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Saying a fond farewell to NIBROC 2018

NIBROC! It’s the best four-day stretch of the year, I think. I know some don’t agree. That’s fine. To me, it’s just one big celebration, right in our downtown. We close down the streets. We set the grind of reality aside for just a bit and all resolve to have a great time. We...

Repair work on Gordon Hill in Corbin is needed

At one time Gordon Hill in Corbin was paved with brick. My guess is that it made for better traction up the winding hill. The brick made for a bumpy ride. Things haven’t changed much today. There are places on the hill that still make it a bumpy ride. For months there has been a...

Letter to the Editor: Donate to ‘I Got Your Back’ t-shirt effort; let teens know you care

To the Editor: Please, if you are in a company or business and can please sponsor me with proceeds to put a t-shirt on every child in Whitley County’s back with the saying, “I GOT YOUR BACK.” I know and understand that this will be a costly endeavor, but I know God, our heavenly...

More areas of attention suggested for road repairs

Roads! I wrote about the condition of Highway 312 out of Corbin last week and I have been reminded that there are other situations that need attention. One of those is the Cumberland Gap Parkway between Exit 29 and U.S. 25 that runs by Lowes and Walmart. The highway department...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018

It’s a fact: Welfare to work policies really work

First, the good news: Kentucky’s unemployment rate is among the lowest ever. Then, bad news: Kentucky’s unemployment rate is among the lowest ever. How can historically low unemployment rates be bad news? While more job opportunities than ever exist across the commonwealth with...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018

Taking a moment to say ‘thank you’ to the advertisers who believe in the News Journal

This week I wanted to write a special column specifically addressing all of those businesses or individuals that have chosen to advertise in our newspaper, either in the past, currently or in the future.

We must remember, we are all ambassadors for our communities

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since we are a newspaper and we are located on Main Street in Corbin, it’s a relatively common thing for folks from out of town to stop in seeking directions to certain restaurants, or Cumberland Falls or whatever. You need to...

New Whitley County Fair Board off to a good start

The Whitley County Fair returned last week after a one-year absence with a new fair board and some new events. Considering that this was pretty much a rebuilding year for the fair, I thought it went really well. Friday night’s mud bog probably drew hundreds of people for some...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018