Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal http://weku.fm en Corbin Votes Yes to Expanded Alcohol http://weku.fm/post/corbin-votes-yes-expanded-alcohol <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5924/Corbin-voters-say-%27yes%27-to-expanded-alcohol-sales">Corbin has gone from moist to wet.</a> In Tuesday&rsquo;s special election, voters narrowly approved a measure to allow package alcohol sales within the city limits by a combined total of 887-789 &mdash; just 98 votes separating the two sides. The contentious referendum was no surprise to organizers who proposed the ballot initiative in December. Barbourville voted down a similar proposal last week. Anti-alcohol forces, emboldened by the victory, had hoped to parlay that success in Corbin. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:17:21 +0000 Dean Manning, Corbin/Whitley News Journal & Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 21484 at http://weku.fm Corbin Selects New City Manager http://weku.fm/post/corbin-selects-new-city-manager <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5787/Greenville,-SC-native-selected-as-Corbin%27s-new-City-Manager">Months of searching and speculation</a> ended Wednesday as Corbin city leaders officially hired a new city manager - a Greenville, SC native with experience as an administrator for cities and counties in both Georgia and South Carolina. Sixty-three-year-old Michael Phillips was named as the next City Manager by Corbin&#39;s Board of Commissioners by unanimous vote during a special meeting. He succeeds former City Manger Bill Ed Cannon who resigned in August after serving in the position for 12 years. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:22:22 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 18886 at http://weku.fm Petition for Alcohol Vote Approved http://weku.fm/post/petition-alcohol-vote-approved <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5780/Petition-for-alcohol-vote-in-Corbin-approved;-vote-likely-Feb.-21">A vote that would allow packaged alcohol</a> sales in Corbin will likely take place Feb. 21. Citizens for Economic Progress filed the petition on Dec. 12 at the Whitley County Clerk Kay Schwartz&#39;s Office. Schwartz said Tuesday morning that 544 signatures were certified from the Whitley County side of Corbin, and that Knox County certified 148 signatures. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:15:50 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal & Mark White, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 18760 at http://weku.fm Neighbor Discovers Illegal Trash Dump http://weku.fm/post/neighbor-discovers-illegal-trash-dump <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5759/Large-illegal-dump-discovered-in-the-middle-of-Corbin">Corbin resident Dennie Comer</a> said he was shocked last week when doing a good deed for a neighbor revealed a massive illegal dump in a gully only about 20 yards from his home. &quot;I thought, whoa! That&#39;s a pretty big dump to be right in the middle of Corbin,&quot; Comer said. &quot;I was kind of surprised I was living so close to it and never really knew anything about it.&quot; Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:36:13 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 18412 at http://weku.fm Neighbor Discovers Illegal Trash Dump Corbin Alcohol Ballot Issue Halfway Home http://weku.fm/post/corbin-alcohol-ballot-issue-halfway-home <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5694/Organizers-say-they-are-halfway-toward-getting-enough-signatures-to-put-Corbin-alcohol-issue-on-the-ballot">A month and a half after announcing</a> an effort to legalize the sale of packaged liquor in Corbin, the principal organizer behind it said he has about half the number of signatures required to put the issue before city voters. Kurt Kraus, Chairman of a group called Corbin Citizens for Economic Progress, said some early setbacks slowed the push to get about the roughly 800 to 1,000 signatures from registered voters in the city saying they want to see the issue on the ballot for a special election. Because Corbin lies in two counties and has voting precincts split between city residents and those that live in unincorporated areas, getting petition cards mailed to the proper people has been complicated.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:32:01 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 17168 at http://weku.fm Corbin Man's Script to be Used for Film http://weku.fm/post/corbin-mans-script-be-used-film <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5617/Sci-fi-film-based-on-Corbin-man%27s-script-set-to-be-released-in-2012">Every day, no matter how many hours</a> he puts in at work or devotes to his family, Mark Daniels sets aside enough to write at least one single, solitary page for whatever movie script he has rolling around in his mind at the time. It&#39;s a hobby he&#39;s had since high school. At 49, it&#39;s a hobby that&#39;s starting to pay off. Daniels, who works as director of support services for the Corbin Independent School District, is about to see one of his scripts turned into a marketable, feature film for the first time. The movie has a budget of about $1 million and is an independent project, but Daniels said it has some very recognizable actors in it including the legendary Malcom McDowell, Dean Cain and Natalie Distler. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:14:29 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 15580 at http://weku.fm Corbin Man's Script to be Used for Film Casino Seizes Business Owner's Assets http://weku.fm/post/casino-seizes-business-owners-assets <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5599/Casino-to-take-Corbin-businessman%27s-land-holdings-to-pay-gambling-debts">A prominent Corbin businessman </a>owes an Indiana casino over $155,000 in gambling debts, and a court has ordered that he surrender his stake in a local property development company in order to satisfy that debt. For the second time since 2010, Jimmy Vance is on the losing end of a court battle over loans he was given by casinos in the Hoosier state. In 2010, he lost an appeal against Ceasars Indiana, a riverboat casino docked on the Ohio River in Harrison County, Ind., near Louisville, and was ordered to pay $75,000 in blackjack losses to the casino.</p><p> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:31:11 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 15136 at http://weku.fm Corbin Home Focus of Repeated Searches http://weku.fm/post/corbin-home-focus-repeated-searches <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5393/Federal,-state-authorities-search-Beatty-Street-home-again-Tuesday">For the second time in a week</a>, federal agents searched the home of a Corbin man arrested on methamphetamine, gun and explosives charges but police have been quiet about exactly what they are looking for. Officers with KSP, Two Rivers Drug Task Force, ATF, U.S. Forest Service and others spent hours Tuesday night at the Corbin residence. Neighbors said authorities took saws and other equipment into the home and were tearing up flooring looking for something. Officers at the scene would not reveal what they were searching for, but said a search warrant had been issued for the home.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:42:38 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 11231 at http://weku.fm Corbin's Bike Program Shelved http://weku.fm/post/corbins-bike-program-shelved <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5329/Bike-Share-program-shelved-due-to-lack-of-interest">A Corbin Main Street Program,</a> funded by the local Wal-Mart store and designed to help encourage bike use in the area, has been shelved almost since it began for lack of interest, city officials say. Marlon Sams, director of Parks and Recreation for the city, says the program hasn&#39;t really drawn much interest - an idea that that may work in larger towns, but can&#39;t really be shoehorned into smaller, more rural towns, like Corbin. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:57:40 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 9913 at http://weku.fm Corbin's Bike Program Shelved CSX Accused of not Maintaining Corbin Lot http://weku.fm/post/csx-accused-not-maintaining-corbin-lot <p><a href="http://www.thenewsjournal.net/details/5181/City-leaders-say-CSX-not-doing-enough-to-maintain-its-downtown-property">Corbin city officials are turning</a> up the heat on one of the towns largest businesses to clean up a portion of its property in a highly visible area of downtown. In a tersely worded letter to CSX Transportation&#39;s Jacksonville, Fla. corporate headquarters in April, Frank Burke, who serves as the city&#39;s Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer, blasted the company for its lack of maintenance to property that lies along Depot Street</p><p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:25:21 +0000 Trent Knuckles, Corbin/Whitley News-Journal 6499 at http://weku.fm