Corbin City Commission nixes garbage privatization effort

One week after it was announced that Corbin city officials had elected not to move forward on proposals to privatize the city’s residential garbage service, the city commission made it official, but not unanimous. By a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner Trent Knuckles casting the lone “nay” vote, the commission approved a motion to formally [...]

Corbin considering private garbage service proposals

After months of questions concerning the potential cost of privatizing the city’s garbage collection, the Corbin City Commission received its first set of hard numbers when the requests for proposal were opened at the commission’s quarterly work session meeting Monday night.

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Jury: Corbin didn’t wrongfully terminate officers

It took a seven-woman, five-man jury a little over an hour last Wednesday to conclude that the city of Corbin did nothing wrong when it laid off two Corbin police officers in 2014. Jonathan Dean and Kyle Gray filed a wrongful termination suit shortly after being laid off on Sept. 5, 2014, as part of [...]

Corbin City Commission approves $198,308 bid for playground equipment

The Larry Stevens Memorial Playground site is empty now after equipment was removed earlier this year following a failed safety inspection. The Corbin City Commission voted last week to install new equipment, which will include a better surface.

Two months after the playground equipment at Rotary Park was condemned and demolished, the Corbin City Commission has approved the bid to replace it.

At a special called commission meeting Friday morning, the commissioners approved City Manager Marlon Sams’ recommendation to accept the bid from Miracle Recreation of Kentucky and Tennessee at a cost of $198,308.

The cost of the project includes the installation of a red and black rubber mat surface in place of the mulch used with the old playground.

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Corbin City Commission seeking proposals to privatize residential garbage service

The Corbin City Commission voted Monday to have the city manager send out requests for proposals from companies interested in providing the city with residential garbage service, though the decision was nowhere near unanimous.

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Corbin officials stepping up enforcement of city garbage ordinance

The City of Corbin does have an ordinance detailing how garbage is to be set out at the curb for pickup, in containers with sealed lids, but fewer and fewer residents are in compliance. “About four years ago, we probably had 90 percent compliance,” Corbin Public Works Director Gary Kelly told the commissioners during the [...]

Corbin City Commission hears plans for replacement of Rotary Park playground equipment

With the playground at Rotary Park now in pieces, the City Manager Marlon Sams is taking bids to replace it.

At the regular work session meeting of the commission Monday night, Sams said he sent out a request for proposal to replace the equipment and is expecting at least three bids.

Sams said the new equipment will be geared more toward children ages two to twelve.

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Corbin City Commission considering contracting out garbage collection

The Corbin City Commission took the first step in potentially privatizing the city’s garbage service Monday night as officials from two of the largest garbage collectors in the area came to speak about what they could offer if the city moved forward with the idea.

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Downtown business owners request city reopen Monroe Street

Downtown Corbin business owners, who are located between First and Monroe Street, came to the Corbin City Commission Monday night asking that the city reopen Monroe Street to traffic. The street between Main and Depot Street was closed in 2013 as planning for the pedestrian walkway continued as part of new streetscape master plan. [...]

NIBROC festival moving back to Main Street

After a three-year absence, Corbin’s annual NIBROC Festival will be returning to Main Street in 2017.

NIBROC organizers are hoping returning the vendors to Main Street will help bring back the crowds like this that attended the Starship concert in 2012. More vendors and a larger carnival may provided the needed revenue to book major entertainment once again.

At Monday’s special called meeting of the Corbin City Commission, the commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of returning the vendors to Main Street.

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