, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

October 10, 2013

Vandals strike Engineer Street Bridge

Halloween decorations damaged, city says they’ll prosecute if caught

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

The Halloween decorations in Downtown Corbin — as well as the Engineer Street Bridge and the gazebo off Laurel Avenue — have brought a festive feel to the city.

They’ve also brought out vandals who’ve damaged and stolen the decorations, and the City of Corbin says they’ve had enough of it.

One incident happened this past weekend when the Halloween decorations were vandalized at the historic Engineer Street Bridge.

The problem is those doing the crime were caught on camera.

“It occurred on Saturday night or Sunday on the bridge. They said they have some of the vandals doing the crime on camera, while they were on the Engineer Street Bridge. They were two men driving a gray pickup truck. We’re trying to find out who they are. We’re tired of this. They will be prosecuted,” Mayor Willard McBurney said.

Doug Price, head dispatcher for the Corbin Police Department, got a closer look at the surveillance video.

“The video I got today looked like two males driving a gray or white Ford Explorer, or a similar SUV. One subject in a light white shirt stole a pumpkin on the front display. A second subject with a red shirt and dark pants with a stripe on the side walked up on the gazebo, and took a smaller pumpkin while smoking a cigarette. The subjects then left in the SUV. We’re checking more videos out to get a closer look at them,” he said.

McBurney added city crews worked hard on the fall project, which have gotten positive comments from many residents and visitors.

The city’s Facebook page acknowledged that surveillance cameras have been placed on both the bridge and gazebo area.

The page also said anyone caught damaging the Halloween decorations on Main Street or around the gazebo or bridge area would be prosecuted.

If you’ve seen or know of vandalism of the decorations, call Corbin Police at 528-1122.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0718 NORTH TEAM FOR WEB.jpg Passing Grade

    For many years, Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football program has been known for its running attack, but with the way things went during the Union College 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, the Jaguars may be shedding the “ground game” label.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIKE IT OR NOT: MLB's All Star effort was a bust

    With the 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in the books, I have to say I feel like the whole thing was a complete bust.

    July 18, 2014

  • 0707 KNOX WINS.jpg Eyes On The Prize

    The Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars have a tall task ahead of them, but head coach Jason Hembree said he feels like the team will be ready to go when the state tournament starts Saturday in Bowling Green.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune