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This What’s Happening with Trevor Sherman column appeared in the April 29, 2020 print edition of the News Journal…
Posted On 04 May 2020
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‘Start Right. End Right,’ a new book just released about Terry Forcht

It was in the late 1960s that my wife and I decided that we wanted to have our first Will written. So, we started looking for a lawyer and stopped at the office of Terry Forcht on Kentucky St. in Corbin. That was the first time I had ever met him, but not the last. About 20 years...
Posted On 01 May 2020

First amendment rights should not be suppressed, even during pandemic

U.S. history is full of instances where people have taken a stand against what they perceive as excess, overreach, inaction, ineptness, or just plain evil on the part of local, state and/or federal government. The nation was founded by just such people, and they added provisions...

News Journal readers wouldn’t have noticed, but I still want you to know

Thirty three years ago when I became publisher of the Whitley Republican the owner, Terry Forcht, supported the idea that we could start a Corbin edition of the newspaper called Corbin! This Week. It was the first of June, and our first time to publish the Whitley Republican on...
Posted On 27 Apr 2020

Legislative Update: Legislature leaves Frankfort

The 2020 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 15, 2020, several minutes before midnight, as required. You may have heard that term used in the past few days. It is a Latin term meaning “without day.” If a meeting ends with no set day to get back together during...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

Out & About Kentucky Style: The Good Ole Days

Do you ever go back to the old neighborhood where you grew up?  Is it recognizable?  Is the house you lived in still standing?  Have all of the neighborhood families moved away? Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login...
Posted On 21 Apr 2020

Much has changed in a short amount of time

Although it seems like it’s been much longer, it was only a few short weeks back that I debuted a new column here in the News Journal called “What’s Happening.”
Posted On 21 Apr 2020
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Community Guide is informative and helpful

I especially like the cover photo of our 2020 edition of the Community Guide magazine. It features Constable Ron “Bubba” Bowling and Judge Executive Pat White dressed in their garb for the Kayaking for Kids. The cover is comical, but inside the magazine is valuable information....
Posted On 18 Apr 2020

Changing the Game,’ a book about Jim Host

I have just finished reading a recently published book written by Eric Moyen about Jim Host called, “Changing the Game.” Many of you know who Jim Host is and some of the things he has done. I know Jim from our college days at the University of Kentucky back in the late 1950s....
Posted On 14 Apr 2020

Challenge for News Journal readers: Try and do something to lift the spirits of those around you

In case the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t real enough for everyone, it really hit home for residents of Whitley and Knox counties Monday, as each county had its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Sadly, we all know that these probably won’t be the last cases of the coronavirus that we...
Posted On 12 Apr 2020