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Why does it take court cases so long to get resolved? There are many reasons

A few months ago, I wrote a column explaining what some of the more commonly used court terms that appear in the newspaper mean in layman’s terms, and I mentioned that I might write a second column on the subject. While this column doesn’t involve court terms as such, it does...
Posted On 15 Sep 2020

RIP Cpl. Billie Hash, Corbin splash pad almost ready to open, more

Rest in peace Cpl. Billie Joe Hash, who was killed during the Korean War, and finally got to come home to Corbin last week after 70 years. Hash was laid to rest Saturday at Worley Cemetery, which is close to where his family used to live. It was an honor to be on hand Friday and...
Posted On 08 Sep 2020

My brief radio ‘career’ made an impact on me

Several years back, I still remember my one and only meeting with Tony Turner, who was the longtime WYMT station manager and news director. Tony was a legend in journalism here in the mountains. He was well respected and well-loved for good reason. The day I met him; Tony was in...
Posted On 01 Sep 2020

You never know what you will find in an old desk

It’s amazing what you can find when you clean out a desk drawer, and/or a whole desk and several filing cabinets for that matter. As most of the you know, due to COVID-19 about five months ago the News Journal shutdown our Williamsburg office and consolidated operations in...
Posted On 25 Aug 2020

Are unemployment benefits to blame for people not working?

There is a lot of truth in the old joke that people choose a given profession just so they won’t have to do math. While this wasn’t the reason I choose to get into journalism, I will concede that it was a plus…only partially LOL. Truth be told, I have done a lot more math in this...
Posted On 18 Aug 2020

Drive-in church provides safer alternative than in-person services

Every winter, Poplar Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton tells the same story about a time many years ago when he was on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Corbin when it was a snowy, slick Sunday evening. Despite the weather, the church decided to still hold services...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020

When should we remove a statue honoring someone or a name from a building?

Across the country, statues of confederate leaders are being moved, removed or vandalized and torn down, including a statue of Jefferson Davis, which was recently removed from the Kentucky State Capitol. For those who don’t know, Davis was president of the Confederacy during the...
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

While unfortunate, the elimination of Corbin’s downtown program was necessary

On Monday evening, the Corbin City Commission officially voted to abolish the position of Downtown Manager. Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill was let go from the position a few weeks ago. The Downtown Manager’s position over the last several years when Andy Salmons was at the helm...
Posted On 28 Jul 2020

It’s nice to attend meetings in person again

Here are some words that I never thought I would ever say. It was actually nice to physically attend a school board meeting Thursday. Perhaps the even sadder part is I am pretty sure there were other people there, who probably shared the same sentiment…LOL. Unless you are being...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

A thank you to our advertisers, readers for COVID-19 support

Simply put, the era of COVID-19 is not a good time to be in the newspaper industry. (Although for that matter, it also isn’t a good time to be in radio, the restaurant industry or pretty much any business or profession that isn’t selling Clorox or Lysol products…lol.) Numerous...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020