Corbin City Commission votes 3-2 for tax hike, promotes officers

Corbin Police Chief Rusty Hedrick presented officers Jeff Hill and Stephen Meadors with plaques commemorating their promotions to the rank of corporal. Corbin residents will likely be seeing an increase on their 2017 property tax bills. Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams recommended to Corbin City Commission Monday that the city raise the tax [...]

Corbin enjoys day of Moonbow Eggfest, Cumberland Valley Cruise-In, 5-0 5K

More than 40 cooks turned out Saturday for Fourth Annual Moonbow Eggfest to show off their skills cooking with the Big Green Egg. Saturday was an eventful day in downtown Corbin, which hosted the Fourth Annual Moonbow Eggfest, the inaugural Corbin Police Department 5-0 5K and the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In car show. Corbin [...]

Corbin City Commission discusses concerns over The Arena

Corbin Arena Manager Kristi Balla told the Corbin City Commission that close to 100,000 people will walk through the facility’s doors in 2017, but commissioners are asking, at what cost?

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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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