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Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Imagine life without cell phones, TV 200 years ago

We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Whitley County. Kentucky had been ratified as the 15th state just 26 years earlier. The western most part of Kentucky, west of the Tennessee River, was sold to the United States the same year, 1818, that our county...

Letter: Caldwell shares good memories of Dr. Don Barton

Dear Editor: I have had the pleasure and feel honored to have known Dr. Don Barton and his family for more than three (3) decades. I met him in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s at the Corbin Industrial Commission meetings. I had been participating in the recruitment of Industry...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Letter: Tri-County Conquer 5k race to be held Saturday to raise awareness of sexual assault and child abuse

To the Editor: April is Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness Month and this year s theme is “Your Voice Has Power.” How we talk about interpersonal violence matters. When we reflect on and change how we think and talk about the issue, we can create a culture of...

Letter: Lion’s Club annual auction to be held Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To the Editor: The Corbin Lions Club will hold our annual auction in support of sight conservation on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will broadcast live on Redhound Television channel 18 (Spectrum cable), Redhound Radio 95.3 FM, www.redhoundproductions.com....

Legislative Update: Negotiations on Kentucky budget continuing

President Abraham Lincoln was an expert at negotiating and winning. He was also a brilliant orator, known for putting the most complex matters in the simplest of terms. So when it came time for him to give advice about success, the 16th President’s response was brief but...

An open letter to Gov. Bevin regarding pension reform

Dear Gov. Matt Bevin, let me tell you a little something about my dad, who is a retired teacher. You’d like him if you knew him. My mother was a stay-at-home mom. My dad, Mike White, was definitely the breadwinner in our household. He was a high school social studies teacher,...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

Yearning for real news

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I often hear that “newspapers are a thing of the past.” A lady said to me recently that all the news she needs, she gets on Facebook. For free. So there! Never mind that a lot of the news she’s reading originates from newspapers....

Letter: Second Amendment works if we just leave it alone

To the Editor: “The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright,...

Letter: Former Jailer praises efforts of Corbin Police in investigation of recent murders

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the recent quadruple murders in Whitley County. I want to personally commend the Corbin Police Department, Chief Rusty Hedrick, Lt. Coy Wilson and all the Corbin Police Department for an outstanding job of investigative...