TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Homepage

July 19, 2013

The fair has arrived

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

Whitley County — get ready for the fair.

Events for the Whitley County Fair kick off today.

The fair’s offerings will be held in two places — the Whitley County Extension office in downtown Williamsburg (across from city hall) and at the 3R Arena in Goldbug, owned by Wayne Perkins.

“There will be signs up telling people how to get there,” said Harry Alder, Whitley County Fair board chair.

Of course, the Farm and Home Exhibit will be open for viewing from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the downtown Extension office — that happens both today and Saturday.

Other events are scheduled at the arena.

The 3R Arena is located off U.S. 25E in Williamsburg. Take the road next to Williamsburg Plastics on what’s known as “Factory Lane,” but also called Keller Lane. At the stop sign is Watt Creek Road — take a right on that road and “you can’t miss it.” The arena is on the left.

Today’s lineup offers several venues of entertainment — and all of tonight’s events at 3R Arena are free.

From 5-9 p.m. there will be an antique tractor display. Registration is required to display an antique tractor. For more information on that, contact the county extension office.

Then at 6:30 p.m., the Cornhole Tournament kicks off.

Alder said this event requires a $10 entry fee for participants, then the Fair Board adds $100 to the total. The winner of the tournament gets to take home the prize money, Alder said.

At 7 p.m., equestrians and others will be able to enjoy Phillip Perkins’ trick pony show held inside the arena.

A half-hour later at 7:30 p.m., the Antique Tractor “Slow Race” and Barrel Roll Contest begin.

But for those unable to make it to Friday’s Whitley County Fair events — the agenda shows Saturday’s lineup to be as exciting as today’s.

For information about Saturday’s events at the Whitley County Fair, check out the Weekend Edition of The Times-Tribune.

1
Text Only
Homepage
0801 Honor pic 6 FOR WEB.jpg

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.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

Local News
Local Sports
  • LIKE IT OR NOT: A few tips for fantasy draft day

    As high school, college and pro football season approaches, so too does Fantasy Football draft day.

    August 1, 2014

  • Solid Finish

    The Tri-County Sports Authority’s Dirty Dawgs, a 16-under travel baseball team, placed second in the high school division of the Stars and Stripes July Bash, which was held in Knoxville, Tennessee last weekend.

    August 1, 2014

Editorials
Features
0708 Kelsey White Miss Ky.jpg

Kelsey White

  • Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown

    A Williamsburg woman is among the 32 contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state who will vye for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014. 

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

Letters
Entertainment
  • July’s jumpin’ in Downtown Corbin

    After Thursday’s fun, festivities and fireworks during the Independence Day Block Party, how do you top the month best known as the sizzling center of summer?

    July 7, 2014