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Think twice before leaving your hometown

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A word of advice to those who have lived their entire life in their hometown and plan to move after retirement. It can be difficult as well as rewarding. I know because my wife and I moved from Corbin to Henderson, Ky. two...
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Decision to publish controversial pictures was the right call

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. So you’ve probably heard about the police officer in Ohio who photographed a couple literally dying of heroin overdose while their young child sat in the back of the vehicle strapped in a car seat. It’s very sad. Read this story...

Kentucky’s national parks serve as beacons for tourists

Gary West is an author and News Journal columnist. Kentucky is proud of its 38 State Parks, but it also likes to pump up its relationship with a handful of significant national park attractions that have become beacons while drawing visitors here. Of course most Kentuckians are...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

To me, Shelton’s legacy more than just ball fields and sidewalks

Two weeks ago, Corbin City Commissioner Joe Shelton announced he wouldn’t seek re-election to a seventh term. He was very gracious and complimentary about his time on the commission as he announced his impending departure. I read with great interest our story about some of the...

Jones was a hero, who never sought the spotlight

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In 2007, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison had a problem. His police chief, who two months earlier had been suspended after a failed drug test, resigned after another drug test came back with a diluted sample. A year earlier, another...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016

My first prom

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Posted On 06 Sep 2016
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A Mother’s Day I Will Never Forget

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Posted On 30 Aug 2016
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KY House leaders double down on pension secrecy

Legislation during this year’s General Assembly requiring disclosure of public retirement benefits for all current and former lawmakers, “including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments,” passed the Republican-run state Senate with unanimous,...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Advertising in newspapers a much better option than billboards

The Highway Beautification Act signed in 1965 is being challenged and Lady Bird Johnson would be highly offended if she were alive. As I was entering I-75 at the south Corbin interchange recently on my way south for a vacation I remarked to my wife about the condition of some of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2016

Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I really like the way the Board of Directors of the Corbin Public Library is handling plans to nearly double the library’s size by expanding into an adjacent building. During a public meeting last Monday, initial plans for the...