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Utility companies need notification system

The other day, I got in the shower to get ready for work. I turned on the faucet … and all that came out was cold, wet torture. It’s a heck of a way to start your morning! A cold shower. Shaving with cold water. Not fun at all. I went downstairs to check the pilot light on my...

Should Kentucky consider allowing spouses to sue ‘home wreckers?’

There’s been a story circulating nationally this week about a North Carolina man who won a $750,000 judgment against his wife’s lover for ruining their marriage. I was intrigued. I had to know how this was possible. Apparently, there are seven states in the US (Mississippi, North...

Why baby steps? Time to take the leap on cannabis

I was watching the two main candidates for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture debate on KET Monday night when the subject of “medical marijuana” came up. The challenger, Robert Conway, gave a full-throated endorsement to the idea that doctors should be able to prescribe...

Netflix is too overwhelming to properly enjoy

I just broke up with Netflix. It was sudden and abrupt. We had a long relationship, but it just had to end. I didn’t “let her down easy,” so to speak. Didn’t even really call or text. Just did the deed swiftly with the click of a mouse button. Sorry Netflix. It wasn’t you, it was...

Government absolutely failed to protect coal miners

The situation in Harlan with miners of the Blackjewel coal company not being paid back wages is a textbook case of government flat failing to do its job, enforce the law and protect its citizens. The company declared bankruptcy weeks ago, and images of miners protesting have made...

Cryptocurrency: How I turned $3 into just 43 cents overnight!

The whole cryptocurrency thing … I just don’t get it. I consider myself a reasonably savvy guy when it comes to technology and its use in our culture. I pay attention to trends and listen to tech news regularly. But I have yet to get my mind around this stuff, no matter how much...

The cigarette smoker I may have never been

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell claims he will introduce a bill that would make the purchase of tobacco products illegal for anyone younger than 21-years-of-age. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a...

Pit Bull: The just-because-you-can dog

I’m convinced there is a certain percentage of people who do things simply because other people would prefer they didn’t. Call it an oppositional-defiant streak. I remember a case, when I was on the city of Corbin’s Code Enforcement Board, where someone we had cited for property...

Playing pranks in pubs with TouchTunes

When I was a kid, I loved jukeboxes. They were regular fixtures, particularly in pizza places. I remember going to Pizza Hut and begging my mom and dad to give me a little money for the jukebox so I could play a song I liked. “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band was always one of my...