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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. You need to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three new Corbin City Commissioners elected

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 incumbent Ed Tye. I feel good about it,” Tye said of winning another...

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...

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. You need to...
Posted On 21 Sep 2016

Corbin City Commission approves purchase of newer vehicle for city manager

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...