TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

December 30, 2013

Dairy Queen opens in W’burg

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Williamsburg residents and visitors now have a new place to eat in the city.

The Dairy Queen restaurant off of Exit 11 on I-75 opened its doors at 6 a.m. Friday — and ended the breakfast rush with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Several city and county officials as well as representatives with the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce arrived en masse to the new Williamsburg location Friday — and got to sample several of the restaurant’s specialties, including smoothies, chicken strips, shrimp, onion rings and of course, the infamous Blizzard.

“This is a great day for the city of Williamsburg and Dairy Queen,” said Bruce Carpenter, executive director of the Southern Kentucky Chamber. “On behalf of the city officials and county officials, welcome to the community.”

Franchise owner and CEO Matt Frauenshuh said the Williamsburg Dairy Queen is number 76 for the state of Kentucky. He added that they have 147 stores operating in nine different states.

“It is family owned and faith based,” Frauenshuh said. “We care about the employees and we care about the communities where we’re located.”

He added the store wishes to be a “community partner” and help the city to grow.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison also spoke to the group Friday. “(You are) welcome here,” he said. “We’re (glad) you’re taking a chance on us.”

Whitley County Judge/Executive Pat White Jr. also welcomed Dairy Queen to the county.

Dairy Queen is located on the same road as the county’s new health department building and Tractor Supply.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0801 Honor pic 6 FOR WEB.jpg A Well-Deserved Honor

    It was a spring night in May 1981 about eight or so miles south of Corbin.
    A crowd of folks were there — mothers, fathers, children and more.
    Musicians had prepared for a night of music at a concert open to the public.
    The venue was the Frontier Village Park, and many people were in attendance.
    Deputy Joseph Russell Jones was one of many law enforcement personnel assigned to security detail that day.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woman who caused fatal crash enters plea agreement

    A Mount Vernon woman who caused a two-car crash the night before Thanksgiving in November 2013 that killed 58-year-old Darlene Woods entered into a plea agreement Friday that amended a murder charge against her to second-degree manslaughter.

    August 1, 2014

  • 0801 Outside of Bolton home at 330 Ott Road FOR WEB.jpg House heavily damaged in Moore Hill fire

    Roger Bolton said the structure fire that heavily damaged his home in Moore Hill early Thursday morning was bad. But it could have been much worse.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Flex Program’ to earn high school diploma offered by Corbin schools

    For some students, the dream of earning a high school diploma can be out of reach because of various reasons beyond their control.
    But a new program to help students obtain that coveted diploma is being offered by the Corbin Independent Schools.

    August 1, 2014

  • Mobile mammography center to visit Corbin next week

    What’s 39 feet long, rides down the road, stops in stores across the Southeastern United States, and can help save lives in the fight against breast cancer?

    August 1, 2014

  • Most of Ky. 1259 to be reduced to one lane

    If you drive Scuffletown Road (Ky. 1259) in Corbin for the next two weeks, be prepared for some delays.

    August 1, 2014

  • Trial for Tristan Hall postponed

    The trial for a man facing charges in two separate cases in Whitley County has been postponed.

    August 1, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — Aug. 1, 2014

    Jones presented with Purple Heart, Medal of Honor

    Woman who caused fatal crash enters plea agreement

    House heavily damaged in Moore Hill fire

    ‘Flex Program’ to earn high school diploma offered by Corbin schools

    August 1, 2014

  • 0731 Brad Connell & Amanda Matthews at Sanders Park FOR WEB.jpg Made to honor

    While lunch hour traffic on Main Street headed north Wednesday, Amanda Matthews and Brad Connell were putting the final touches on their latest work of art.
    Inside Sanders Park — a place where visitors and local residents alike can stop to rest, as well as to honor the Corbin man who brought Kentucky Fried Chicken to the world — five large plaques had just been installed.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Man wanted for stealing vehicle

    A Williamsburg man considered “possibly armed and dangerous” continues to be sought by officers with the Williamsburg Police Department.

    July 31, 2014