By Jeff Noble, Staff Writer
The hours for trick-or-treating in the city of Corbin have been set for Halloween.
During Monday afternoon’s regular meeting, the Corbin City Commission approved Wednesday, Oct. 31 as the day, with the hours being from 3-5 p.m. along Main Street, and from 6-8 p.m. for the rest of the city.
Mayor Willard McBurney said this year’s hours would be the same as last year and in previous years.
During the session, the commission also gave approval for City Attorney Bob Hammons to draw up a new business license ordinance. Hammons said he’d be looking at lowering the rate amounts and would get with City Manager Marlon Sams and City Collector/Treasurer Dorotha Weber on the ordinance before it’s presented to the commission at the next meeting in November.
The commission also approved granting a refund to the owners of the Holiday Motel on South Main Street for dumpster service in July. The amount would be $99 plus tax. According to Sams, the motel recently closed and is being torn down.
Sams also updated projects in the city, noting the remodeling work done on the Corbin Fire Department headquarters is completed. He added work on sidewalks along South Main Streets would resume as early as Tuesday (today), after the recent rains and cold spell stopped progress on the project by city Public Works Department crews. In addition, city crews continue to help with the state Department of Highways on the repaving project affecting Main Street and Kentucky Avenue. Depending on the weather, the blacktopping of the two major streets going in and out of downtown Corbin is scheduled to be completed later this month or early November.
Later, after being asked by Commissioner Joe “Butch” White, Sams said the city had received a check for savings on workers’ compensation from KEMI (Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance), a mutual insurance company which provides workers’ compensation insurance to more than 20,000 businesses in the state.
McBurney commented on last month’s “Love Loud Weekend,” saying the events during the weekend of Sept. 22-23 were a great success. Sams mentioned the projects and service events offered during the events, including clothing being given to several hundred persons, 2,500 lunches being served, 85 persons receiving dental work during the health fair at The Arena, 150 free haircuts, 85 oil changes and 75 cars washed by volunteers to persons and families less fortunate. The Love Loud Weekend culminated with a concert by Christian music group Rush of Fools, also at The Arena. The City of Corbin co-sponsored the weekend events for Love Loud — an organization of more than 30 churches in the Corbin-Tri County region.
After the regular session, McBurney and the commissioners went into executive session to discuss personnel, pending litigation and/or the sale or purchase of real property. No formal action was taken.