, Corbin, KY


March 31, 2014

Grills Gone Wild

CORBIN —  While rain deterred the crowds, it did not put a damper on the spirits of 49 teams of professional and amateur grillers who spent the weekend making signature dishes of chicken, ribs, beef brisket, and pork.

“The turnout was exceptional for its first year,” Grills Gone Wild Organizer Travis Moody said. “Fifty teams is rare. We would usually expect half  that.”

Moody said that Grills Gone Wild was going to be an annual event, and had the potential to become a Laurel County tradition.

Pictured: Dean Wertz with the team Slow Smokin’ Great Tastin’ BBQ prepares a beef brisket to be judged. The brisket was slow-smoked, which Wertz said was unique at the competition. Wertz and his teammate John Bartee have been grilling professionally for three years.

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Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell (left) is shown with Joseph Russell Jones who was presented with a Purple Heart and a Medal of Honor Thursday.

  • 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.

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