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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. Read this story and more for...

Lisa Oliver Gray, Blind Ricky slated to play NIBROC 2016

In-demand, veteran Nashville vocalist Lisa Oliver Gray has signed on to play this year’s NIBROC Festival along with Country/Bluegrass six-piece Blind Ricky, who will be taking the main stage for the third time. Gray, who has harmonized with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Lee Roy...
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