Arena is a good spot for Corbin fireworks

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

This year I did something a little different to celebrate Independence Day.For the first time in about a decade, instead of heading to Williamsburg to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July, I instead went to Corbin's Independence Day party on July 3 at The Arena.
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White, serving 10 years for manslaughter, gets additional 3 years in prison

A Williamsburg woman, who is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for manslaughter for her role in the killing of her two-year-old daughter in 2013, now has three more years in prison to serve.
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Whitley Judge-Executive to be inducted into Hall of Fame at Lincoln Banquet Saturday

Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. will be one of five people inducted into Kentucky’s Fifth District Lincoln Club Hall of Fame during the 78th Annual Fifth District Lincoln Club Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Corbin Technology Center. “I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such an accomplished [...]

Hard budget choices on the horizon

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

As those of you, who have read our front page this week know already, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison is headed back to the drawing board in his effort to place a measure on the ballot that would allow for packaged alcohol sales in stores and by the drink sales at smaller restaurants.The measure is identical to what Corbin has had for several years and what Barbourville and London voters recently approved.
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Caucus was a learning experience

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

By the time the polls opened at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Republican Presidential Caucus at Whitley County High School, there were at least 100 people already in line waiting to cast their ballots. Mind you, there was no unanimous consensus on whom those in attendance planned to vote for, or whether Kentucky should continue with a Presidential Caucus instead of a Presidential Primary in the future.However, there was one thing nearly everyone I spoke to at the caucus Saturday was in agreement about. They liked the idea of voting for their party's presidential candidate earlier in the process while they could still have an impact on who the nominee would be.
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Let school districts lengthen days to accommodate tourism

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Mark White is Editor of The News Journal.

Should Kentucky pass a law that bans school districts from starting classes in early August?This is currently a question that the Kentucky General Assembly is pondering after Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, introduced Senate Bill 50, which would prohibit schools from opening any sooner than the Monday closest to Aug. 26.
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Handicapping the 82nd District State Rep. race

Mark White is Editor of The News Journal. With the battle lines drawn for the upcoming May Primary election, I thought now might be a good time to break down the only local race on the ballot, which pits incumbent 82nd Rep. Regina Bunch against challenger Alex Patrick. The winner will face Williamsburg [...]