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Black king stolen from Corbin’s giant Chess set

The black king isn’t dead, but he is gone, leaving the giant Chess set on the Corbin Tourism lot on North Main Street short one piece. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said she received multiple Facebook messages last week that people, who had gone to the lot to play a game, found...

Corbin City Commission approves closing portions of Third Street to provide outdoor dining area

At a special called meeting Friday morning, the Corbin City Commission approved a motion to close portions of Third Street so that it may be used for outdoor dining. City Manager Marlon Sams made the request of the commissioners. Under Gov. Andy Beshear’s recent executive order...

Giant Chess set up and ready in downtown Corbin

When the location for the new Corbin Splash Pad was changed from North Main Street across from Sanders Park to South Main Street across from Corbin City Hall, the Corbin Tourism Commission worked to develop a new plan for the lot it owns. The plans for that lot as part of ...

The Garage Karaoke building in Corbin catches fire Monday

Corbin firefighters were called to The gaRAGE Karaoke building Monday afternoon after smoke was seen rising from the structure. Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 3:15 p.m. after Corbin Police Officer William Stewart reported seeing the smoke as he drove up...

Area restaurants adjust to, ‘to go’ only

Area restaurants are in uncharted waters as the COVID–19 pandemic has forced them to close their dine-in service, but several owners in Whitley County said the community has stepped up to support them until things return to normal. Kristen Smith, founder and owner of The Wrigley...

Austin City Saloon officially opens in Corbin

After more than eight months of work, Josh Brock will officially open the doors of Austin City Saloon in Corbin Wednesday. Brock, who owns the original Austin City Saloon in Lexington, has been working to turn the former Tri-County Pawn and Vacuum at 302 North Main Street into...

The gaRAGE Karaoke and Arcade opens tonight in Corbin

Bust out your sequined jumpsuits, black outfits, or Hawaiian shirt and prepare to belt out your rendition of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, or any of hundreds of other artists as the gaRAGE Karaoke and Arcade opens tonight in Downtown Corbin. Jaimee Brown and her boyfriend,...

Activity spaces being added to downtown Corbin

Downtown Corbin hosts numerous events, but officials are working to add more activity spaces to the area. The pocket park project on Monroe Street between Main and Depot Street is moving forward, and beach volleyball courts will be set up in the lot at the corner of Gordon and...

Looking for a good way to attract tourists, how about investing in a permanent stage

Don Estep is Publisher Emeritus of The News Journal. A Railroad Museum at the Depot would be part of an attraction that could attract visitors to downtown Corbin. However, spending upwards of $500,000 is a lot of money to gamble on it happening in a railroad museum. Read this...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019

KKK flyers put on cars in Corbin last Friday

A post on Facebook claims a number of vehicles in the area around The Depot on Main were targeted with flyers containing information on the Ku Klux Klan. According to the post, which included a picture of the flier, they were left on cars Friday night. The flyers include a...
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