Appeals ruling shows scary way a grand jury can be led astray

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

A few observations:• Our front-page story today about the case against Keith Edward Mason, and the recent decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to dismiss his indictment altogether, is must-read stuff.
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Running for office in Corbin was truly a great experience

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. When I filed to run for Corbin City Commission in January, I knew it was going to put the shackles on my ability to talk about city politics in this column for awhile. Election laws make it pretty well taboo to do so. So, I [...]

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Is social media turning us into a nation of zealots?That’s the main crux of some reporting that’s coming out of legitimate journalistic publications here lately. The stories are based on a series of studies that are pointing to a link between increasing consumption of social media as a source of current events news, and the rise in seemingly hardened, entrenched and extreme attitudes among people.
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If you know what a ‘Meeple’ is, then come join us Saturday!

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I love tournaments and competition in general. Eight years ago, with the help of some others, I started a cornhole tournament for the NIBROC Festival. Four years ago, I looked around and noticed that NOBODY was planning 3-on-3 basketball tournaments anymore. I thought that was [...]

Pit Bull attack: Is anyone really surprised?

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Yet again, we are reporting this week about an unprovoked attack by a pit bull dog in our area.When will people ever learn?
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Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

I really like the way the Board of Directors of the Corbin Public Library is handling plans to nearly double the library’s size by expanding into an adjacent building.During a public meeting last Monday, initial plans for the project were unveiled. And, to anyone interested in the library at all, they were exciting.
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You are the key to making NIBROC better

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Since the Corbin City Commission banned the NIBROC Festival from Main Street several years ago, you may have noticed it’s a little smaller than it used to be.Fewer vendors.Less room for the carnival.
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All it took was one show to hook me on the Fine Arts

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

It was about nine years ago that Gibson’s Music owner Betty Comer implored me to take time out of a busy Tuesday to watch Tommy Emmanuel play guitar.Emmanuel, an Australian-born guitar wonder of the world, was playing a show at Corbin High School for the Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky Inc.
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Some thoughts after a great 3-day weekend

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Thoughts after a long Memorial Day weekend: • I want to lead off by encouraging anyone and everyone who is interested in the least in “events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism about health care and health in Kentucky” to check out the Kentucky Health News [...]

We’ve improved our website to better serve you

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. When I became Publisher of the News Journal in 2015, one of the first things I wanted to get accomplished was to modernize the newspaper’s website. It’s been a LONG process getting there, but two weeks ago we did sort of a silent rollout of [...]