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Op-Ed: Act now to lessen the digital divide in Eastern Kentucky

(Op-Ed by Peter Hille is the president of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) with offices in Berea, Hazard and Paintsville.) Governor Beshear continues to tell us to stay “Safe at Home”, and he’s right. For many of us that means a lot more time on...
Posted On 28 May 2020
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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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OpEd: Historically Speaking: Mail-in Voting

(OpEd by Dr. James Finck, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog or on Facebook.) With the shutdown of everything...
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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OpEd: Do your patriotic duty, complete your census

(By Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear) Kentuckians, we are facing unprecedented times. Thanks to your sacrifices and the leadership of Gov. Andy Beshear and all of Team Kentucky, we will get through this together. As we thoughtfully look forward to...
Posted On 18 May 2020
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Legislative Update: Military, veterans issues remain a major focus for legislature

(OpEd: By Regina Petrey Huff, State Representative-82nd District) I hope everyone is doing well. I am praying daily for COVID-19 to be a memory, and for a vaccine to be available sooner than anticipated. During the quarantine, I have been busy trying to assist with unemployment...
Posted On 17 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