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Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. I really like the way the Board of Directors of the Corbin Public Library is handling plans to nearly double the library’s size by expanding into an adjacent building. During a public meeting last Monday, initial plans for the...

Corbin High School’s ACT scores excel, go above 21 goal

Teachers, administrator and support staff at Corbin High School are celebrating an important testing milestone that officials say is not only a measure of how well the school prepares its students for college or careers, but could also have monetary benefits as well. Corbin High...

Corbin firefighters extricate woman from crashed car

Corbin firefighters had to extricate a woman from her car Thursday morning after it ran off the road and struck a tree on the Corbin bypass. Corbin Police Colonel David Maiden said 34-year-old Cassandra Whitlow of Heidrick was travelling west on the bypass near the intersection...

Free Austin City Saloon ‘Soundstage’ concert series begins in Corbin this Saturday

Starting this Saturday, The Depot on Main in Corbin will be hosting a series of free concerts featuring performers from historic Austin City Saloon in Lexington. Called “Austin Saloon Soundstage,” the shows will take place from now through November, one a month. “They’ve always...

Restaurant owner claims city reneged on tax deal

One of the three restaurant owners that Corbin officials have elected to pursue legal action against over unpaid restaurant taxes claims the city has gone back on its word. Dino Alxiou, owner of Dino’s restaurant, said he made a payment last Monday and expects to be current by...

New Arena manager hired Monday

The Arena in Corbin is under new management. At a special called meeting Monday morning, the Corbin City Commission voted 4-0 to hire Kristi Balla to be the new Arena manager. Balla, a 1995 graduate of Corbin High School, has previously worked at other venues including the KFC...

Elk’s Lodge Duck Race fundraiser expands, to be held this weekend

The Tri-County Elk Lodge #2826 in Corbin is turning its annual Duck Race fundraiser for the Kids with Cancer charity into a three-day event this year, and it begins this Friday with live entertainment, food and drink. The Fourth Annual Duck Race for Kids with Cancer kicks off...

Dozens of dirty diapers dumped on Gordon Hill, police investigating

Authorities made a disgusting discovery Tuesday in Corbin and the search is on for those responsible for the crime. According to Second District Whitley County Constable Ron Bowling, 70 to 100 dirty, used diapers were discovered dumped near the intersection of Browning Acres Road...

Corbin vows legal action against three restaurants

The Corbin City Commission approved a motion Monday to have the city attorney take legal action against three restaurants that are chronically delinquent on their restaurant tax payments. City Manager Marlon Sams said the restaurants include Seasons, The Dixie, and Dino’s. You...

Vertigo promises to shake up NIBROC

Making its first appearance at this year’s NIBROC Festival is the fear-inducing ride aptly called “Vertigo” — a lighted tower that takes twirling riders high above the main festivities. NIBROC kicks off in downtown Corbin today and Vertigo is sure to be a big hit. “It’s something...