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Wes Strader was an enormous radio talent … and my friend

Wes Strader doing what he loved best; broadcasting for Western Kentucky University. Wes Strader may not have been a household name throughout Kentucky, but for any fan of Western Kentucky University basketball, or anyone who has listened to or attended the Boys High School...

Letter: Rotary Club’s International Dinner supports effort to eradicate Polio

To the Editor: The Rotary Club of Corbin and The Rotary Club of London will be holding their 10th International Dinner at the Corbin Arena March 23, 2018 from 7:00 PM -. Enjoy a tasting of the food that will be prepared and served from recipes and by descendants of countries...
Posted On 15 Feb 2018
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We were No. 1 … again!

I know it might be impolite to do so, but let me brag for just a bit. For the second year in a row, the News Journal was named the best large weekly newspaper in Kentucky. It may not mean much to some, but I can tell you it is no easy accomplishment. The competition is fierce....

Can’t wait until warm spring weather arrives

With global warming I thought the deal was that we would have warmer winters and blasting hot summers. Not so. This winter has been miserably cold. So that’s how much I know about science. I liked the winters when I was a kid. Today I looked at a picture taken in the 60’s of a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2018

Alcohol hearing changed my mind a bit on proposed licensing changes

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. There’s this snappy little quote I’ve had stuck in my head since college: “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when they’re open.” You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

The McBurneys and Vermillions have made a big impression here

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. Is it the end of an era? Maybe and maybe not! When Corbin’s Mayor Willard McBurney chose not to seek re-election it will limit his term in office to 12 years. That will make him the longest serving mayor in Corbin’s history....

Letter to the Editor: Couch thankful for support of Lady Jackets at All A Tournament

To the Editor: As Superintendent of the Williamsburg Independent School District and on behalf of our Board of Education, I would like to thank our school community for their incredible and thoughtful support of our WHS varsity girls’ basketball team during the recent All A...

Granddaughter yells Globetrotters to victory

Last week my wife and I went with our daughter Amber and her three children, ages 3,5 and 7, to see the Harlem Globetrotters. She lives in Henderson, Ky. which is just across the Ohio river from the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Actually we didn’t go to see the Globetrotters....

Letter to the Editor: 30th year was magical for Empty Stocking Fund

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of Corbin, and our President Seth Reeves, I want to thank all the contributors and those community volunteers who participated in putting on the Southeast Kentucky Empty Stocking Fund Christmas party for the children in...

Note to readers: ‘Little League’ can only be used for baseball

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. I have been writing this column for well over a decade in multiple newspapers from Paducah to Corbin and towns in between, publishing it on a monthly basis. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018