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Andrew Taylor: What’s wrong with a little benefit of the doubt?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few quick observations about the Andrew Taylor situation, … cause of much hyperventilating on ANTI-social media the last few days. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Legislative update from State Representative Regina Huff

On Tuesday, to mark the official kick-off of crafting Kentucky’s two year budget, Governor Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal to the Commonwealth and the General Assembly in a Joint Session. Kentuckians, along with members of the House and Senate, Cabinet Secretaries, and...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
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Moving Kentucky elections is an idea I support

With pensions and tax reform and a super-tight budget cycle, among other concerns, there’s one proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly this year that may not be the most exciting thing on the agenda, but I think it’s one of the most important. In her excellent legislative...

I’ve seen lots of positive change in the last 21 years

It’s pretty common that I will hear someone say they feel our area is stagnant. There is no growth or new jobs. Nothing ever changes. There is nothing to do. We are stuck in the mud. I disagree. There have been a lot of significant developments, physical improvements, and...

Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life

Tom Dowling was a leader in every aspect of life. He was a leader as a coach and as commissioner of the Mid-South Conference. But I remember him most as a great leader at Central Baptist Church where I was a member of his Sunday School class for several years. Tom died after a...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018

Some more big stories from 2017

You just can’t fit all the news from a year into a top 10 list, like the one running on our front page in this week’s edition of the News Journal. Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Sure, we get the big news events in there, but that doesn’t mean there still weren’t quite...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018

VFW request needs to be scrutinized

VFW Post 3167 wants to be annexed into the Williamsburg city limits. The Williamsburg City Council is likely to vote on the matter in early 2018, but before they sign off on that request they need to ask some tough questions and insist on satisfactory answers. You need to login...
Posted On 28 Dec 2017

Letters to the editor: Opioids a problem, but meth still raging across most states

To the Editor: Across most of the US, states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country. NBC News reported on meth with some shocking results. Not only is meth, also known as ice,...

Letter to the Editor: Toys for Tots thanks everyone for successful 2017 effort

To the Editor: The JC Paul Detachment 1448, Marine Corps League was honored to be the hosting Detachment, for The United States Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS, which is servicing Whitley, Knox and Laurel Counties. Toys For Tots is celebrating its 70th year giving needy children a...

Seminar to prevent church shootings is not something I ever expected to cover

When I became a professional journalist nearly 25 years ago, there were a lot of things that I expected to cover. Some of it was somewhat exciting, such as car wrecks and fires. Other things not so much so, such as beauty pageants and government meetings. Over the years, I have...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017