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Meet the Candidates: Corbin City Commission

A note to our readers: These are the responses from General Election candidates for Corbin City Commission to surveys they were provided recently by the News Journal. This is a chance for the candidates to communicate with you in their own words. These answers appear as submitted...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020
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Trio of Corbin City Commission candidates square off in forum

Three of the seven candidates for Corbin City Commission took part in the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate’s Forum Monday night. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a...

Sports betting would be a good gamble to take

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to allow betting on sporting events across the board in 2018, there’s been high interest in the idea. Initially relegated to Nevada, it’s now been approved by 20 states....

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...