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Keep a close eye on your pocket change

Against my better judgement, I am going to let you all in on a little secret – be on the lookout for any 2019 or 2020 quarters that have a little “W” mintmark on the front. They are worth much more than your typical quarter. Now, by telling you this I run the risk of you...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020
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Out and About Kentucky Style: Joel Ray Sprowls

Joel Ray Sprowls Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville is about as old school as it gets. It’s a throwback to days gone by in the entertainment world even in Kentucky. Although it has never attained the global status of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, it has left a deep footprint in the...
Posted On 31 May 2020

COVID-19 has proven that ‘church’ isn’t just a building

My fellow Whitley County residents, I am quite proud of the way you have handled things so far during COVID-19 on so many levels. For starters, let’s talk about our local churches. I have to applaud our local churches and religious leaders. Even though early on most didn’t like...
Posted On 24 May 2020

Senior parade way cooler than anything I did for graduation

This past Sunday afternoon I took some photos of the Lynn Camp High School senior parade, and I have to admit, I found myself feeling just a little bit jealous. Listen, I know that the coronavirus pandemic has robbed our seniors of many things this year. That is not in question,...
Posted On 22 May 2020
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Through it all, Rodger Bird was always all about his hometown of Corbin

Rodger Bird loved Corbin. He loved it as much as anybody I have ever known. About six years ago, when my wife Judy and I moved to Henderson, Ky. to be with our daughter and grandchildren, on the day we moved in there was a knock on the door. It was Rodger Bird. From that day...
Posted On 20 May 2020

Customers and clients, be considerate during re-opening process

With businesses across Kentucky preparing to open their doors once again, it may feel like black Friday at some as customers return to some of their favorite places for the first time since mid–March. Customers should take a deep breath and have some patience as the stores and...

What’s Happening: Could we truly be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?

Last week Governor Andy Beshear made some very exciting announcements regarding the re-opening of businesses and organizations in the Commonwealth as we continue to move toward getting life back to normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted On 18 May 2020
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Show off your graduate with a picture in the News Journal

Graduates, even though you are being denied the ceremonies that all of us have enjoyed in the past, the News Journal is making possible a special page for all of you, from kindergarten through college. View the ad on page A-3 for details on how you can be recognized. I sa...
Posted On 15 May 2020

Explaining some of the more commonly used court terms

What does it mean when a jail sentence is conditionally discharged or that somebody received a pretrial diversion? We occasionally get questions about what certain court terms in stories mean. I had a lady call me a few weeks ago asking about court terminology. She suggested that...
Posted On 12 May 2020

After COVID-19, government entities should continue broadcasting meetings

In the era of COVID-19, some of our government agencies are getting creative when it comes to members maintaining social distancing while still meeting. One of the more creative approaches I have seen was the Whitley County Water District earlier this month, when the three board...
Posted On 05 May 2020