Corbin Ice Company owner meets with Congressman Rogers

Corbin Ice Company owner Jody Botner, above left, and his son Blake met with Fifth District Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers recently in his office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Botners spoke to Rogers September 26th on behalf of the International Packaged Ice Association to discuss food safety issues related to ice.

KCEOC President receives 2017 Innovation Award

Paul Dole, KCEOC President/CEO, receives the 2017 Robert M. Coard Innovation Award from Bryan Duncan, Chair, Community Action Partnership Board of Directors. The national Community Action Partnership presented Paul Dole, KCEOC President/CEO, with the 2017 Robert M. Coard Innovation Award at the national annual conference on September 1st in Philadelphia, PA. The Award [...]

AT&T President to speak at upcoming chamber of commerce luncheon

Hood Harris is President of AT&T in Kentucky. Hood Harris, President of AT&T Kentucky, will be the featured speaker next Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. The title of Harris’ keynote speech is: “Investing in the Future: Telecommunications Today and Tomorrow in Southern Kentucky.” He will also discuss [...]

Wrigley Taproom staff tackles trash in alley, Depot Street parking lots

The Wrigley Taproom in Corbin was closed Monday but Kristin Smith and some of her employees were working to #KeepCorbinClean. Wrigley Taproom owner Kristin Smith and members of her staff used part of their day off to pick up trash in the alley and parking lots on Depot Street. Smith and her staff have [...]

Lexington bar owner looking to expand to Corbin

A Whitley County native is working to bring a staple of the country music scene in Lexington to Corbin. Josh Brock, who owns Austin City Saloon in Lexington, has submitted an application for a quota retail license in Corbin doing business as Austin City Saloon. According to the notice, in conjunction with business partner James [...]

October proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month in W’burg

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison signed a proclamation Friday afternoon declaring October 2017 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the city of Williamsburg and he urged all community members to support efforts and dedicate themselves to the fight against the disease. He was joined at the proclamation signing by several employees from Baptist Health Corbin. About [...]

Operation Sharing celebrates 32 years of helping those in need in Appalachia

Forcht Bank Area President Corey Chesnut presented Andrea Spradlin one of several monetary gifts donated as door prizes for the Operation Sharing open house, held last week at the organization's Corbin facility. One of the largest non-profit organizations in the U.S. celebrated its 32nd anniversary last week with a special open house at [...]

August unemployment rate drops in Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three, including Whitley County, and rose in 85 counties, including Laurel and Knox counties, between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County's unemployment [...]

Baptist Health Corbin unveils state-of-the-art Tele-ICU system

The Tele-ICU system at Baptist Health Corbin links doctors and support staff from around the nation with the hospital. Critically ill patients at Baptist Health Corbin will be among the first in the state to benefit from a state-of-the-art program that allows doctors and nurses from across the nation to partner with local [...]

CUC votes to go ahead with water, sewer rate increases; to hold public hearing

Water and sewer rates in and around the city of Corbin are likely increase in 2018, but City Utilities Commission leaders say they are still among the cheapest in Kentucky. The CUC’s three-member board of directors met last Tuesday and approved to go ahead with the rate increases following three months of discussion of the [...]