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Letter: Chamber director thankful for NIBROC support

To the Editor: The 66th Annual NIBROC Festival was a great success, from set-up on Wednesday evening to clean-up on Saturday night. The extent of assistance and cooperation from the City of Corbin was tremendous and I’d like to thank everyone who had a part in helping with any...
Posted On 24 Aug 2018
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We must remember, we are all ambassadors for our communities

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since we are a newspaper and we are located on Main Street in Corbin, it’s a relatively common thing for folks from out of town to stop in seeking directions to certain restaurants, or Cumberland Falls or whatever. You need to...

Music lineup announced for Friday and Saturday at NIBROC

The music lineup for the 66th annual NIBROC Festival is taking shape as Pistol Whip, River Rising, County Wide and up and coming country singer Billy Brown have been signed to play the event which begins Aug. 9. The main stage will again be located in the lot across Main Street...

Knox County man charged with rape of minor he met at NIBROC

A mother’s call led Kentucky State Police to arrest a Knox County man for and inappropriate relationship with her underage daughter. Detective Aaron Frederick, of Post 10 in Harlan, responded to the complaint received Wednesday, Sept. 27. Detective Frederick contacted James...
Posted On 11 Oct 2017
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Exile to play at this year’s NIBROC Festival

The 2017 NIBROC Festival will open to the chart-topping sounds of legendary band Exile, and organizers say more announcements about musical entertainment for the festival can be expected in the near future. Born in Richmond, KY in 1967, Exile has an impressive string of country...

Miss NIBROC 2016 to speak at Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday

Miss NIBROC 2016 and Miss Kentucky 2017 contestant MaKenna Thibodeaux will be the featured speaker Tuesday at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon. Thibodeaux will be the first winner ever from the Miss NIBROC Festival pageant to move on to be a...

NIBROC festival moving back to Main Street

After a three-year absence, Corbin’s annual NIBROC Festival will be returning to Main Street in 2017. NIBROC organizers are hoping returning the vendors to Main Street will help bring back the crowds like this that attended the Starship concert in 2012. More vendors and a larger...

Nashville singer/songwriter Lisa Oliver-Gray to play final night of NIBROC festival

When Nashville singer/songwriter Lisa Oliver-Gray takes the main stage on the final night of the NIBROC Festival in Corbin Saturday, she won’t be a stranger to the town. Oliver-Gray, a native of Elizabethtown, has played here before at one of the past Moonbow Nights events on...

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...

You are the key to making NIBROC better

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. Since the Corbin City Commission banned the NIBROC Festival from Main Street several years ago, you may have noticed it’s a little smaller than it used to be. Fewer vendors. Less room for the carnival. You need to login to view the...
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