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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Corbin City Commission to hold quarterly work sessions beginning in March

The Corbin City Commission voted Monday night to begin holding quarterly work session meetings.

“If you change the verbiage in it to where you can take action, that would be a regular meeting,” said Mayor Willard McBurney. And that would be two regular meetings a month. I really can’t see the benefit of that in any form or fashion.”

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Corbin City Commission puts brakes on police chief hiring, decides to seek applicants

Corbin Interim Police Chief Rusty Hedrick may yet become the next chief, but it will not happen without the city seeing who else may be interested in the job.

At Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Corbin City Commission, the commissioners failed to approve a motion to hire Hedrick and later approved a motion authorizing City Manager Marlon Sams to advertise for a police chief.

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Corbin City Commission raises city employee minimum wage to $9 per hour

The Corbin City Commission approved the first reading of a measure Friday morning that would raise the minimum wage for the city’s employees to $9 per hour. At a special called meeting at city hall, the commission voted 3-1 in favor of the proposal. Mayor Willard McBurney joined Commissioners Ed Tye and Freddy “Bruce” Hodge [...]

Three new Corbin City Commissioners elected

Trent Knuckles, Andrew Pennington, David Grigsby Hart and Ed Tye were elected Tuesday as the next Corbin City Commission. The Corbin City Commission was assured of having two new commissioners and now will have three as Trent Knuckles, David Grigsby Hart and Andrew Pennington finished among the top four Tuesday night along with [...]

Construction bids awarded for water, sewer lines

After comparing the eight bids and ensuring it met all of the specifications, H2O Construction out of Pikeville was awarded the contract to install the water and sewer lines for the new Grace Community Health medical campus and Euro Sticks facility that are under development on the Corbin bypass. At a special called meeting of [...]

Corbin OKs $300,000 credit line to help book Arena shows

In addition to being a venue for concerts and other events, The Arena in Corbin is also getting into the business of promoting concerts.

The Corbin City Commission voted during its regular monthly meeting Monday to open a $300,000 line of credit with Hometown Bank.

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Corbin City Commission approves purchase of newer vehicle for city manager

Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams. The Corbin City Commission has authorized City Manager Marlon Sams to purchase a 2010 Chevrolet Suburban SUV to replace the aging city manager’s vehicle. At a special called meeting Friday morning, Sams told the commissioners that the 2002 Suburban he had been driving had reached the point where [...]

Shelton bows out of Corbin Commission race

Long time Corbin City Commissioner Joe Shelton announced Monday that he is no longer pursuing re-election to the commission. The Corbin City Commission is now guaranteed to have two new members beginning in January as Joe Shelton announced at the meeting Monday that he is in the process of moving to a new [...]

Budget sparks debate among Corbin City Commissioners

The Corbin City Commission passed the first reading of the city’s $11.420 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, but for the second year in a row, the vote was not unanimous.

Commissioner Suzie Razmus, who cast the lone “no” vote in 2015, stood alone again.

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