Copperhead Trail motorcycle route will include more than 300 turns over 60 miles

This map depicts the 60-mile Copperhead Trail route that features over 300 turns. It is geared towards motorcycle riders, who county officials hope will visit Whitley and McCreary counties.

There are a little over 300 turns along its 60-mile winding route that Whitley and McCreary County officials hope will prompt motorcycle enthusiasts to visit the area to ride the Copperhead Trail.

“It’s just a way to promote more tourism in Whitley County,” noted Whitley County Treasurer Jeff Gray, a motorcycle enthusiast and one of the organizers for the Copperhead Trail motorcycle ride. “The counties got together and got named a 60-mile motorcycle ride in Whitley and McCreary counties. The state legislators have named it officially the Copperhead Trail.”

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Tourism approves interpretive plaques for Sanders Park

Corbin Director of Tourism, Maggy Kriebel, holds up an informational poster showing what signs in Sanders Park will look like. 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 [...]

Corbin Tourism Commission approves request for proposal specs for L&N 2132 restoration

While the L&N 2132 steam engine along with her tender and caboose have received a new albeit temporary coat of paint, the Corbin Tourism Commission took the next step in the plans to restore the historic railroad pieces by approving the request for proposal Monday night. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel presented the commission with [...]

Corbin tourism, city finalizing 99-year lease on depot building

The Corbin Tourism members still have a few concerns but the members said Tuesday they are generally pleased with the 99-year lease the City of Corbin has offered on the old railroad depot building.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the tourism commission, Director Maggy Kriebel presented the commissioners with a revised lease.

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Tourism Commission deserves voice in what happens at The Arena

Don EstepYears ago, when I was Chairman of the Corbin Tourism Commission, I signed a letter that was sent to Mayor Amos Miller telling him that the Commission had voted to give 75 percent of its restaurant tax money to the city for the purpose of reducing the debt on the new Arena. Without that money the Arena could not have been built.

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Local hotel owner Sudhir Patel receives Key to the City

Corbin’s Sudhir Patel (center) was joined by city officials and members of the Corbin Tourism Commission last Wednesday as Mayor Willard McBurney presented him with the Key to the City and recognition of his selection as a Corbin Colonel. Patel, who has lived in Corbin since 1987, owns and operates Country Inn and Suites [...]

Corbin Tourism passes $1.362 million budget; increases Varsity Club funding

The Corbin Tourism Commission passed its 2016/17 $1.362 million budget Tuesday night with one small amendment.

The commissioners agreed to give an additional $1,000 to the Corbin Varsity Club to help sponsor the annual Pigskin Classic football event and the Cumberland Falls Invitational Basketball Tournament.

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Sanders Park picked as destination for online state tourism promotion

A life-sized bronze statue of Col. Harland Sanders was unveiled at Sanders Park last August. A downtown Corbin park dedicated to Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders is being highlighted by the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism as one of 99 places in Kentucky tourists should visit. The effort, called “99 [...]

New mural promotes Williamsburg

Visitors to the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center are now being greeted by a large mural, which runs the length of one side of the building facing 10th Street. "I have been on Facebook the last two days and everybody has been very complimentary of it," said Williamsburg Tourism Director Alvin Sharpe. "It has been [...]

Corbin Tourism approves $1.36 million budget

The Corbin Tourism Commission approved the first reading of its $1.362 million budget for 2016-17 fiscal year Tuesday night. The budget includes multiple event partial sponsorships including: $4,500 for the fine arts events $15,000 for Nibroc $5,000 for Corbin Industrial Development Commission’s marketing efforts $3,000 for Eggfest $5,000 for the beautification project off of exit [...]