NIBROC festival gets additional funding

According to the Corbin News Journal Corbin Tourism officials pledged $15,000 to help support this year's NIBROC Festival, with a promise of more to come if it is needed in the future. The decision came during the regular monthly meeting of the Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission Tuesday evening. Josh Curry, President of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce said the Board of Directors voted last Wednesday to open up NIBROC to out-of-town vendors again following public feedback over the issue and on the heels of concerns that there simply would not be enough local vendors to fill the spots allotted. NIBROC will be contained this year to areas between Depot Street and Main Street. Curry told Tourism board officials that the chamber also now plans to have some musical entertainment with the festival. Corbin Main Street Manager Andy Salmons said he is going to help book local and regional musical acts.