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Pedestal replacement project begins at Sanders Park

The Colonel will soon be on stable ground once again. Tuesday morning, workers began to replace the crumbling pedestal on which the bronze statue of KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders stands in the center of Sanders Park in Corbin. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the...

Movie, art events happening in Downtown Corbin Saturday

Whether you are a fan of the visual arts or seeking to add an original piece of art for your home or other personal space, downtown Corbin may have what you are looking for Saturday. The Corbin Arts and Literary League will be hosting, “Art in the Park” at NIBROC Park. Artists...

‘Burger Week’ kicks off in Corbin

Corbin’s Burger Week kicks off on June 11. Seven locally owned and operated restaurants have created a unique burger that they believe will bring home the Burger Week travelling trophy. The restaurants are selling the burgers for $5. The burgers in this years competition are:  ...

Tourism discusses budget, makes cuts to sponsorship requests

Citing less than expected revenue and the on-going effort to complete construction of the Corbin Railroad Museum, the Corbin Tourism Commission elected to decrease contributions/sponsorships to several area organizations and events including: The Redhound Varsity Club, Cumberland...

News Journal article sparks donation for new Sanders Park pedestal

The crumbling concrete pedestal on which the bronze statue of KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders stands will be replaced at no cost to the Corbin Tourism Commission. An anonymous donor has agreed to give $3,000 to repair the pedestal for the Col. Harlan Sanders statute in Sanders...

Kentucky Chautauqa actor bringing baseball great Pee Wee Reese to life in Corbin

In 1947, Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American player in the history of Major League Baseball. While Robinson is renown for the way he stood up to insults and threat of injury from fans and players alike, Kentucky native and...

Report: Local tourism spending down in Whitley

Local tourism officials are disputing a report from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that shows spending by tourists in Whitley County decreased by $3-5 million between 2015 and 2016. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access...

Corbin Tourism accepts Wasatch’s proposal to restore historic steam engine, tender, caboose

L&N 2132, along with her coal tenders and caboose, will be pristine and ready for NIBROC 2017. At Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Corbin Tourism Commission, the commissioners voted unanimously to accept the proposal from Wasatch Railroad Contractors to refurbish the...
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