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Reader saddened youth of today will never know America of yesteryear

To the Editor: Oh, how sad that our grandchildren will never know the America many of us remember. How after walking to school and going into a good warm school room we read the bible, we prayed and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. How proud we were of our nation’s leaders and...

Selfishness and greed by Corbin’s neighbors hindering progress

To the Editor: An important role of business and government leaders is to remove roadblocks that hinder quality and performance. Leaders are responsible for doing what’s best for the people they lead and serve. We have leaders in Laurel and Knox County including Senator Stivers...

Derby Day is amazing, and I’m lucky to have been there

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of the News Journal. Most every Kentuckian, when discussing the Kentucky Derby, who hasn’t attended has said, “I would like to go just one time to see what it is like.” I was in that category for many years until my boss, Terry Forcht, made it...

Tour bus potential for Corbin is very big

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Posted On 05 May 2016
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Prosecute it, or make it legal, one of the two

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. One of the sillier things in life, I think, is when something is common knowledge, but everyone goes around acting as though they are oblivious. That’s the situation that came up this past week regarding an “investigation” by...

Tax fight budget bomb deserves to be vetoed

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers was slated to be one of the keynote speakers at the Lincoln Day Banquet in Corbin over the weekend. He was a no-show. No reason was given at the time. But now we know why. Read this story...

When I was fifteen

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Posted On 03 May 2016
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Carpenter Bees are good pollinators, but…

Carpenter Bees are good pollinators, but… Male and female carpenter bees are becoming active after spending winter in last year’s tunnels. These large yellow and black bees have shiny, bare abdomens in contrast to the ‘hairy’ ones of bumblebees. Female carpenter bees can sting if...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016
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Be an aware buyer

Be an aware buyer We have all heard the old saying, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying continues to hold true for consumers who are constantly bombarded with products claiming to be cure-alls in areas ranging from germ protection to quick and...
Posted On 27 Apr 2016
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Memories of another icon

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Posted On 27 Apr 2016
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