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NIBROC Festival kicks off today in downtown Corbin; Forcht Group and Forcht Bank named premier entertainment sponsors

NIBROC 2019 is here, and the four-day extravaganza of food, fun, entertainment and local goodwill kicks off tonight with a special deal for anyone that enjoys carnival rides. Unlimited ride wristbands can be purchased starting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday for just $10. Thursday through...

Katelyn Johnson crowned, ‘Miss NIBROC 2019’

Katelyn Hope Johnson was crowned Miss NIBROC 2019 Saturday night. Johnson is the daughter of Roy and Tonya Johnson. She beat out six other contestants for the honor during the 67th annual pageant held at Corbin High School. Johnson was also named as the winner of the Alexandria...

New thrill ride ‘Speed’ to make debut at NIBROC carnival

When the carnival for the 2019 NIBROC Festival rolls into town next week, it’s going to be bringing with it an exciting new addition. Paradise Amusements, which has partnered with the NIBROC Festival for roughly 50 years, will be debuting a new ride to its lineup and it’s called...

APS sponsoring Fourth Annual NIBROC Photo Contest

Are you a seasoned shutterbug, or do you just like to take photos now and again as a hobby? For the fourth straight year, local amateur photographers will have the chance to display their work, a perhaps even be awarded for it, in the NIBROC Photo Contest, sponsored by the...

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. You need to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2019

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...
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