Running for office in Corbin was truly a great experience

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. When I filed to run for Corbin City Commission in January, I knew it was going to put the shackles on my ability to talk about city politics in this column for awhile. Election laws make it pretty well taboo to do so. So, I [...]

All the local candidates deserve respect

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. Why are you running for office? "Boy, that's a good question. I'll have to think about that one," is a response that I have gotten back on multiple occasions over the years interviewing candidates. At that point, I am usually thinking, "I really hope this [...]

Regina Bunch wins re-election by large margin

Regina Bunch easily won re-election Tuesday as 82nd District Representative. Republican State Representative Regina Bunch will be returning to Frankfort in January and it will be as part of the new Republican majority in the State House of Representatives. Bunch, who was seeking her second third term in the seat, handily defeated democratic [...]

Over 50 percent of voters go to polls in Whitley County

World War II veteran Don Robinson and his wife, Olivia, were among a steady stream of voters who came to Corbin Intermediate School Tuesday to vote. Over half of Whitley County's registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the presidential race. Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz said [...]

Caddell, Steely elected to W’burg school board

Jason Caddell was elected to serve on the Williamsburg school board Tuesday and was the top votegetter in the race. Two local school boards will be getting new members next year. During Tuesday’s General Election, Williamsburg voters and Corbin voters each elected one new school board member. Williamsburg voters gave the nod to [...]

Turnout expected to be high in Tuesday election

Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz is predicting a 48 percent voter turnout during next Tuesday's General Election. "It is the topic of every conversation it seems like. It ends up being the topic with our customers. There are some interesting comments. It seems to be that is what is on everybody's mind right now," Schwartz [...]

Battle lines set for November General Election

The Corbin and Williamsburg independent boards of education will each be getting a new face next year, and the battle lines are now set for the November General Election with the passage of the Aug. 9 filing deadline. Incumbent Williamsburg board member Kim Broome White opted not to run for re-election and three people are [...]

Bunch handily defeats Patrick in State Rep. primary

Regina Bunch is the incumbent 82nd District Representative. Incumbent State Representative Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg cleared her first hurdle to re-election Tuesday night, overwhelmingly defeating challenger Alex Patrick in the Republican primary contest in the 82nd house district. “I’m very pleased,” said Bunch, who will face democrat Bill Conn in the General Election. “I [...]

Bunch, Patrick square off in rep. race

In a year when state and national races dominate the primary election ballot, voters will have one local race in which to weigh in on as Alex Patrick is challenging State Representative Regina Bunch, R-Williamsburg in the 82nd district.

The district encompasses Whitley and southern Laurel County.

Bunch, middle school teacher, was first appointed to the position held by her late husband, Dewayne Bunch, after injuries he sustained while attempting to break up a fight at Whitley County High School left him in a vegetative state in 2011.

Dewayne Bunch later died as a result of those injuries.

Regina Bunch is seeking her third full term.

Patrick is a 2010 graduate of Whitley County High School and veteran of the Kentucky National Guard.

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