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Both Gilbert and Brittain will be greatly missed

Whitley County lost a couple of very good men last week with the death of former Whitley County Judge-Executive Leroy Gilbert and assistant Whitley County Attorney Gary Brittain. I met both men early during my journalism career. My second job out of college was working at a...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Some things I would like to see in 2017

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. With 2016 squarely in our rearview mirror, I thought now might be a good time to reflect on some things that may be taking place in 2017 and what kind of an impact they could have locally. You need to login to view the rest of the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Kmart closings a sad thing for Corbin, London

As a kid, I can remember my mom dragging me to the Corbin Kmart when it first opened in October 1978. At the time, it was kind of a big deal. Wal-Mart didn’t exist in these parts at the time. The Corbin Kmart was huge or at least it seemed that way to a seven-year-old,...
Posted On 04 Jan 2017

Some headlines from 2016 that I forgot

Ever wonder why newspapers, television stations, magazines and other forums run end of the year reviews and top 10 lists around New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day each year? There are actually a few different reasons. One BIG reason is that the week between Christmas...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

All the local candidates deserve respect

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...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016

I like the city’s new approach to booking talent at The Arena

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray, is working in his cornfield when he hears a voice in his head that tells him, “If you build it, he will come.” You need to login to view the rest of the content....
Posted On 23 Sep 2016