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Send us your stories about where you were when the 9/11 tragedy struck

Our news reporters are working on stories for the 20th anniversary of 9/11. They will appear in next week’s edition of the News Journal. They are asking for your input. You can send information about where you were and how it affected you to: jperkins@corbinnewsjournal.com. To...
Posted On 02 Sep 2021

The unvaccinated rate in the tri-counties is below every state in the union

You will notice from the content of this page that we are very serious about the effects of Covid-19 and what everybody should be doing to protect us during this pandemic. Sen. Mitch McConnell said, “Let’s put the opinion business aside. 97% of the people in the hospital now are...
Posted On 27 Aug 2021

We are celebrating the 34th anniversary of Corbin! This Week

This week marks the 34th anniversary of the publication of Corbin! This Week. The first paper rolled off the presses on Aug. 12, 1987. I was 48 years old and we were starting a sister edition of the Whitley Republican aimed at a Corbin readership. It was a risky move in that the...
Posted On 13 Aug 2021

Delighted with the good news from Firestone, plus Nibroc and 70% vaccinated

We are delighted with the $51 million expansion in Williamsburg of Firestone Industrial Products that will add 250 jobs. Think of what 250 jobs will mean to the area. Obviously it will mean employment for that many people, but the effects of those being employed will mean...
Posted On 07 Aug 2021

The ‘unvaccinated pandemic’ has had an unwanted effect on us

You know that life could have been back to normal if everybody had been vaccinated against Covid-19. And you also know that coronavirus infections nationwide would not have quadrupled in July had everybody been vaccinated. And you are aware that had everybody been vaccinated we...
Posted On 02 Aug 2021

Central Baptist Church Centennial is now just 100 days away

I am on a planning committee at Central Baptist Church for the 100th anniversary of the church. The celebration is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, and Sunday, Oct. 24th. On Saturday the plan calls for a “meet and greet” type of activity with a program to start at...
Posted On 15 Jul 2021

Now is the time to be optimistic and pleased with happenings in Corbin and Williamsburg

In anticipation of writing this column while driving to work today I counted the number of garbage cans and the number of houses on one block in Corbin. There were nine houses and 26 garbage cans at the edge of the street waiting to be emptied on this particular street. This is...
Posted On 10 Jul 2021

There is no place like the swing on my old home’s front porch

Heaven on Earth is the front porch at my old home place on a summer evening. My sister, Wanda, lives in the house where I was raised and recently with the nice evenings I have spent some time on her front porch in that swing that I loved so much many years ago. Nothing, no,...
Posted On 02 Jul 2021

Williams said, ‘This arena will serve all of southeastern Ky.’

I remember standing on the hillside several years ago where the Corbin Arena is located with a group of city leaders and former Senator David Williams said something to this effect. “I want this arena to be an arena for all of southeastern Kentucky, for Corbin, Williamsburg,...
Posted On 28 Jun 2021

Whitley Co. High School Baseball having historic year with trip to state tournament

Congratulations to the Whitley County Colonels boys baseball team for making it to the state Elite Eight! This is an accomplishment they will remember the rest of their lives. It is historic because it is the first time a Colonel baseball team has made it to the state. My fondest...
Posted On 17 Jun 2021