, Corbin, KY

December 12, 2013

Corbin Tourism updated on Sanders Park, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — By LeeAnn Cain / Staff Writer

Corbin Tourism Commission members were updated Tuesday on the progress of Sanders Park.

Commission member Alan Onkst said the fence design had been revised for no additional cost. The fence went from a straight line to an arch.

Sanders Park is being built through a collaboration between the tourism commission and the Friends of Colonel Sanders. It located in downtown Corbin. Plans and a budget are in place to complete the small square of land in downtown Corbin, which will include a statue of the famous Kentucky entrepreneur.

The board members heard estimates from a representative with Celebration Lighting for new brackets for banners. These brackets are meant to be more durable and resist wind better than the city’s conventional brackets, which have been known to break under pressure.

The representative presented cost estimates to outfit the city with these new brackets on a quarterly basis. Commission members questioned the need for so many banners in the city. The representative said that he would draw up some new estimates with fewer brackets for the next meeting.

No action was taken on the brackets.

Kyle Perkins of FK Perkins announced that the materials for an audit of the tourism commission were prepared and ready to be picked up by his company.

A question was raised about tourism’s funding of the Woodbine Rebels Softball Shootout Tournament following a request to increase the amount from $750 to $1,000. The tournament draws many people from outside the area and is a for-profit event, according to Onkst. However, the increase request prompted Onkst to question why tourism should fund a for-profit event. However, no motions were made on this issue and it was tabled for discussion until the next meeting.

The tourism commission adjourned with no further action, and planned to hold a special meeting to discuss personnel at 7 p.m. Tuesday.