Corbin Library Board to appeal denied grant application

The Corbin Public Library is appealing the state’s rejection of their grant application.

The Corbin Public Library Board approved a motion Thursday to pay off the balance of the mortgage on the annex building, but it remains to be seen whether it will have the funding to do the proposed renovations to the building.

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Local candidates meet and greet to be followed by Chautauqua speaker tonight at Corbin Library

Actress Kelly Brengelman will portray Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, great-granddaughter of famous Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, during a performance tonight at the Corbin Public Library. The even will be preceded by a meet and greet for local political candidates. The events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. The Ossoli Club of [...]

Future plans for Corbin Library are very exciting

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal.

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 project were unveiled. And, to anyone interested in the library at all, they were exciting.

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New Corbin Library Director announces big future expansion plans

Corbin Public Library Director Julia Basil spoke at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon Tuesday. Only a week on the job, and the new director of the Corbin Public Library was able to make a big announcement about the library’s future Tuesday. The facility will be nearly doubling in size in [...]

Corbin Library will be ‘Where I’m From’ organizer for Whitley County

In the summer of 1993, Kentucky poet George Ella Lyon started working on the piece that would become her award-winning and internationally acclaimed poem “Where I’m From.” It has since become one of the foremost poetry writing models in the world. Lyon, Kentucky poet laureate for 2015-16, is using “Where I’m From” as the central [...]