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Whitley County agencies utilizing technology to meet online, social distance

As the old saying goes, “the show must go on,” and when it comes to governing our local councils, commissions, boards and so forth still have pay the bills, apply for grants, make sure that employees get their checks and carry out numerous other functions despite the COVID-19...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020

Corbin City Commission agrees to suspend local alcohol tax to help local restaurant, bar owners during coronavirus upheaval

At the request of a group of local restaurant owners who attended Monday night’s regular meeting, the Corbin City Commission agreed to suspend the local tax on the sale of alcoholic beverages, and refund any payments already made in March. Josh Brock, owner of Austin City Saloon,...

Corbin City Commission unveils Miller Park renovations

Almost a year after the project was first proposed, the Corbin City Commission got a first glance at proposed improvements to Miller Park to increase its use and make it more family friendly. At a special called commission meeting last Thursday, Derek Phillips with Deco...

Corbin City Commission hires D.C. lobbyist on trial basis

The Corbin City Commission has approved a contract with a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm on a trial basis. At a special called meeting Monday afternoon, the commission voted 4-0, with Commissioner Andrew Pennington absent, to enter into a three-month contract with JBC...

RJV Properties planning to build access roads for commercial property near The Corbin Center

The company that owns commercial property near The Corbin Center is planning to build an access road and asked the Corbin City Commission to agree to accept the new road into the city. At a special called city commission meeting last Thursday, David Myers, the Managing Member of...

Battle lines officially set for 2020 election in Whitley County

The battle lines are now set for the 2020 elections in Whitley County following the passage of the candidate filing deadline at 4 p.m. Friday, and there will be a two-way race to fill the remainder of former Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz’s term in office. Schwartz retired on...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020

Anderson files to take on Huff again in 82nd State Representative race

In addition to the presidential race on next year’s election ballots, there will also be a handful of local races for area residents to vote in, including state representative, state senator, Corbin City Commission and Williamsburg City Council. The 82nd Kentucky Representative...
Posted On 31 Dec 2019

Election filing deadline moved up to Jan. 10

Those thinking about running for Corbin City Commission or Williamsburg City Council next year are going to have less time to decide than in prior years. A recent change to the law moves Kentucky’s election filing deadline for these offices from the last Tuesday of January 2020...
Posted On 30 Dec 2019

Benfield named new code enforcement officer in Corbin

Just shy of three months since Mike Mahan stepped down as Corbin’s code enforcement officer, the position will be officially filled as Lawrence Benefield begins his tenure on Jan. 2. “I look at this job as a way to grow,” said Benfield, who has spent 10 years in residential...

Plans unveiled for Corbin splash pad

Following a meeting between city officials and representatives of architects at Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the proposed site plan for the Corbin splash pad was unveiled at the regular meeting of the Corbin City Commission Monday night. The rendering features the train theme with...