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PRIDE President thanks everyone who supported Cumberland Falls cleanup

Dear Editor: I am writing to thank everyone in Whitley County and the Corbin area who supported the Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 30, 2016. I am delighted to announce that a grand total of 404 volunteers participated in the event. We were extremely...

Don’t dogs that bark constantly ever bother their owners

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Annexation talk is rarely ever sane or rational

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. There is little reasonable or rational talk when it comes to annexation. There is only insanity. Rumors. Innuendo. Conspiracies. Hidden agendas. And a whole lot of misinformation. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today,...

Promises, promises . . .

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Posted On 17 May 2016
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My round-about connection to The Babe

I can’t let a baseball season go by without telling of my connection to Babe Ruth. No, I didn’t actually know him . . . never met him . . . never saw him play. But in a round-about way I really did have a connection to the Sultan of Swat. In 1969, I was working for Uncle Sam at...
Posted On 12 May 2016

Moving to and from Corbin has been emotional

In July of 2014 my wife and I moved from Corbin to Henderson, Ky. to become full-time baby sitters. Our daughter, Amber, was about to give birth to her third child and we wanted to be of assistance. She already had two daughters, one four years old and the other who celebrated...

Eating a little crow on the ‘Stivers Amendment’

Sometimes, you have to eat a little crow. I actually don’t mind to do so when I’m wrong. So here it is. Several weeks I blasted the addition of what is often called “The Stivers Amendment” to the Kentucky state budget. It’s the one that has a big impact on the outcome of the...

The night the vigilantes surrounded our house

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Posted On 10 May 2016
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Bravo! for Bevin’s veto

Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to veto legislation guaranteeing any Kentucky student a free ride to community college is one of his best for several reasons: · The commonwealth cannot afford such handouts. Even if it was a sound idea, how can Frankfort make a worthy case for...
Posted On 05 May 2016

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...