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Corbin Tourism approves construction of canopy over train

One month after asking to rebid the proposed canopy to cover the historic steam locomotive, the Corbin Tourism Commission voted Tuesday to accept the one bid on the project and open a line of credit to fund it. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to...

Dedication for restored L&N 2132 locomotive, tender set for Friday

The Corbin Tourism Commission will join with Corbin city officials and representatives from Bainbridge, Georgia Friday to celebrate the completion of the restoration work on the L&N 2132 locomotive. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the nearly two-year-long effort to return...

Corbin Tourism Commission looking for Corbin High School memorabilia for traveling Smithsonian exhibit

Corbin Tourism is asking alumni and other Redhound fans to help tell the story of Corbin High School’s sports history. Corbin is one of the 14 small towns across Kentucky that has been selected to host the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams.” The exhibit,...

Japanese Maples in Sander’s Park infested with bagworms, may die

Sanders Park may be an even sunnier place as the Japanese maple trees that adorn the four planters are infested and may be in danger of dying. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel told the tourism commission Tuesday night that the after consulting with Whitley County Extension...

Train restoration firm wants more money

The L&N 2132 steam locomotive and tender along with L&N 1056 caboose have been restored to their original appearance on the exterior. Wasatch Railroad Contractors, the company that did the work, is now asking for more money due to unforeseen labor costs. The Corbin...

Corbin Tourism adopts budget; revenue up $85k for fiscal year

The Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission got some good news during a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon. Revenues for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, are $85,026 higher than what they were at this point last year. “Wow! That is really good,” noted Corbin...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

Typo skewed Whitley County tourism numbers down

The caboose attached to L&N 2132 has been placed under wraps as the crew working to restore the pieces begins sandblasting the old paint from it. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the caboose will be repainted the traditional red that L&N Railroad used on its cabooses....

Corbin Tourism approves new sign, hires artifact manager

The south end of Corbin will soon have a sign welcoming visitors to the city. At a special called meeting of the Corbin Tourism Commission Monday night, the commission unanimously approved the design of a new 4’x10’ metal sign to be installed off of exit 25. The sign stat...