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Much respect owed to the athletes that won’t quit on a bad season

Late November will mark one year since I took over as sports editor at the News Journal. With the focus on high school sports, you begin to notice certain athletes in each sport for the way they play, plays they make or seeing their names in the stats sheets time after time....

Adventures with Lola, the GPS

Anyone who knows me, knows I am directionally challenged. My family jokes that my sister got all of the navigational genes in the family. So much so, that we joke that she is Sacagawea and I am Lewis and Clark.  My lack of navigational skills is the reason I hate driving.  I am...

Hounds, Jackets lived up to the preseason hype Friday night

If you didn’t get down to Campbell Field Friday night to see Williamsburg play Oneida and/or Corbin play Christ School in the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic, then I’m here to tell you, believe the hype. Williamsburg and Corbin were both machines in the demolition of their...

Good to have NIBROC back after a two-year COVID hiatus

From my perspective, our local fairs and festivals are a lot like grandparents getting visits from their grandchildren. I am happy to see them come. I am happy to see them go…LOL. NIBROC 2021 has now come and gone, and it was great to see its return after a two-year hiatus. It...
Posted On 22 Aug 2021

Ky. Open Meetings Law is vital component of our commonwealth

In 1974, one of the public’s greatest tools for holding public agencies in Kentucky accountable was passed by the General Assembly.  The Kentucky Open Meetings Law gives the public the right to attend the meetings of public agencies. With a few exceptions, the public has the...

Thank a teacher

As a teacher’s kid, the Fourth of July marked the beginning of the end of summer. It was at that point every summer, that my mom, who teaches English and language arts, would start uttering the infamous words, “I need to go to school to get my classroom ready.”  Any child who has...

Indoor soccer could give smaller schools a way to field teams

Every day I am learning something new about high school sports in the area. When I planned for this week’s sports page to feature soccer previews, I planned on how to cover eight teams, the boys and girls’ teams from Corbin, Lynn Camp, Whitley County and Williamsburg. Then I...

Reminiscing on a Hallmark Fourth of July

As a reporter, holidays are often synonymous with stress, overplanning, and a need to clone yourself because you can’t attend multiple events at once.  The Fourth of July is no exception, but here is a secret, it is my favorite holiday to cover.  This time two years ago, I was on...

You may know a number of high school sports officials

In addition to Corbin Bass Fishing headed off to the national and world tournament, you will find the first look at the 2021 high school football schedules, college signings by Williamsburg’s Navaeh Warren and Mikkah Siler to play at The University of the Cumberlands, and a story...

Another exciting year for area high school sports is in the books

With the crowning of state champions in baseball and softball, the high school sports season has come to an end. It is time to take a look back at the 2020-21 season that had a number of highs and a few lows. In football, Corbin and Williamsburg were typical Corbin and...