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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 ...

Corbin Tourism considering shade to improve Sanders Park

The Corbin Tourism Commission approved the second reading of its 2020-21 budget during a special called meeting on June 15. While the total budgeted amount is $701,000, Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel noted that the actual budget is significantly lower. “$485,000 of that goes to...

Corbin woman adds color to Colonel Sanders statue with hat and scarf

The bronze statue of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders can appear dull at times, so one Corbin woman decided to use her talent to give him some color. Mary Messeck, who crochets all types of hats, scarves, mittens and other winter items, recently added a multi-colored hat and...

Third annual #keepcorbinclean event set for Saturday

The third annual #keepcorbinclean community cleanup will be held Saturday. Volunteers will meet at Sanders Park on Main Street to pick up supplies and then spread out across the city in an effort to make Corbin a little more presentable. “I think people can appreciate a pleasing...

Pedestal replacement project begins at Sanders Park

The Colonel will soon be on stable ground once again. Tuesday morning, workers began to replace the crumbling pedestal on which the bronze statue of KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders stands in the center of Sanders Park in Corbin. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said the...

Tourism discusses need to replace Sanders Park pedestal

The concrete pedestal on which the bronze statue of KFC founder Col. Harland Sanders stands is crumbling and will need to be replaced. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

Japanese Maples in Sander’s Park infested with bagworms, may die

Sanders Park may be an even sunnier place as the Japanese maple trees that adorn the four planters are infested and may be in danger of dying. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel told the tourism commission Tuesday night that the after consulting with Whitley County Extension...

Tourism approves interpretive plaques for Sanders Park

KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders is known around the world and while the Corbin Tourism Commission had a large hand in completing work on the park that bears his name, the planned interpretive panels detailing his story remain missing. The tourism commission took the first...