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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...

Maybe vaccination law is needed?

Gotta brag just a little this week. For the third straight year, the News Journal was named best newspaper, among large weekly publications in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Press Association annual convention last month. This is a big deal to those in our profession. Our category is...

The subtle art of ‘homerism’

I know I’m probably in the minority when I say I prefer my coverage of local sports to be as free from bias as possible. Give it to me straight, no chaser. I like reading/hearing interviews with opposing players and coaches. I like honest analysis of in-game strategy rather than...

If you aren’t offended sometimes, what’s the point?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. From time to time, I get complaints from readers about the content of the News Journal’s editorial page. A few surfaced regarding last week’s editorial cartoon commenting on the whole “build the wall” controversy. You need to login...

The email inbox is wide open this week

I get a lot of interesting email. Over two decades in media with the same email address the entire time gets you put on a lot of people’s distribution lists. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

A few goals for 2019

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019! As I write this, we are on the cusp of a new year. To me, that’s always a very exciting time. I don’t know what it is about the changing of the calendar. For some reason, it always feels like a fresh beginning for me. Time to reset, reevaluate and set...

New Corbin City Commission sworn into office

The new Corbin City Commission was officially sworn in Friday morning. New Mayor Suzie Razmus, and new Commissioner Brandon Seth Shepherd will join incumbent commissioners David Grigsby Hart, Trent Knuckles and Andrew Pennington on the commission. The commission’s first meeting...

Corbin commissioners seek municipal order on list of streets needing blacktop

The Corbin City Commission wants a list of streets in need of blacktopping. At Monday’s quarterly work session, Commissioner Trent Knuckles asked City Attorney Bob Hammons to draw up a municipal order that requires that the commissioners receive the list by March. “It needs to be...

Shepherd edges out Tye by one vote for final Corbin City Commission seat

The Corbin City Commission is getting one new member next year, who edged out the city’s longest serving commissioner by the narrowest of margins Tuesday. Incumbents Andrew Pennington, Trent Knuckles and David Grigsby Hart along with challenger Brandon Shepherd, who...

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...