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We must remember, we are all ambassadors for our communities

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since we are a newspaper and we are located on Main Street in Corbin, it’s a relatively common thing for folks from out of town to stop in seeking directions to certain restaurants, or Cumberland Falls or whatever. You need to...

#keepcorbinclean begins second campaign, picks up support

#KeepCorbinClean is in full force following a successful campaign in 2017 with numerous individuals, groups and organizations combing the area to pick up trash. Corbin High School teacher Heather Martinez along with students Madison Troutman, Linda Chin and Callie Black took to...

Doing our part to celebrate the Whitley County bicentennial

In case you didn’t know, Whitley County is 200 years old this year! That’s an amazing milestone. The city where this newspaper was founded in 1908 has gone to great effort to have a month-long celebration for the bicentennial in April. So, we decided to join in on the fun. This...

Yearning for real news

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I often hear that “newspapers are a thing of the past.” A lady said to me recently that all the news she needs, she gets on Facebook. For free. So there! Never mind that a lot of the news she’s reading originates from newspapers....

All of us are cheated when restaurant taxes aren’t paid

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I’ve heard quite a lot of feedback about the story that appeared in last week’s News Journal regarding a local circuit judge’s order that closed The Dixie Café for non-payment of restaurant taxes. You need to login to view the rest...

Andrew Taylor: What’s wrong with a little benefit of the doubt?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few quick observations about the Andrew Taylor situation, … cause of much hyperventilating on ANTI-social media the last few days. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

Moving Kentucky elections is an idea I support

With pensions and tax reform and a super-tight budget cycle, among other concerns, there’s one proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly this year that may not be the most exciting thing on the agenda, but I think it’s one of the most important. In her excellent legislative...

I’ve seen lots of positive change in the last 21 years

It’s pretty common that I will hear someone say they feel our area is stagnant. There is no growth or new jobs. Nothing ever changes. There is nothing to do. We are stuck in the mud. I disagree. There have been a lot of significant developments, physical improvements, and...

News Journal staff members receive several awards in Appalachian Photographic Society Amateur Photo Contest

Three of the News Journal staff placed and won awards in the Appalachian Photographic Society Amateur Photo Contest held during NIBROC 2017. Trent Knuckles, publisher of the News Journal, won the Dr. Thomas Barnes Nature Photography Award for a photo of a jellyfish that he took...

Economic reality forced shutdown of Corbin Trolley

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. A few thoughts and observations. • As many of you know, I’m a commissioner for the city of Corbin. The decision to end daily service of the Corbin Trolley was a necessary one. I know there are a few detractors who feel as though it...
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