Corbin got $65,000.00 in Liquor tax i...

Corbin got $65,000.00 in Liquor tax in November

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Interested

East Bernstadt, KY

#1 Jan 16, 2013
Corbin just announced it collected over $65,000.00 in alcohol taxes for the month of November, 2012 and expects more when December, 2012 is collected. Moreover, one of the three approved liquor stores is not even opened. At this rate corbin should collect over $700,000 annually. The police chief also said there had been no dui increase. He said it appears people are buying it and going home to drink. Corbin also just announced the Marshall Department store chain is locating in Corbin and will build a new 30,000 square foot store in the Trade Mart shopping center. Corbin is getting ready to boom.
Interested

East Bernstadt, KY

#2 Jan 16, 2013
To read about the November tax collection, go to the News Journal, click on news and scroll down to an article by Knuckles January 16 reporting these facts. The Marshall announcement is in todays Corbin Times Tribune.
hey

Cynthiana, KY

#3 Jan 16, 2013
I thought Willy P said this couldn't happen!!!
better news

Barnesville, GA

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Marshall will bring how many jobs? 30-40
corbin losing taco tico to london so losing 30-40 jobs
london getting a chaddar atleast 150 jobs.
corbin net jobs 0
london gain 180 jobs
what a joke

Lewiston, ID

#5 Jan 16, 2013
better news wrote:
Marshall will bring how many jobs? 30-40
corbin losing taco tico to london so losing 30-40 jobs
london getting a chaddar atleast 150 jobs.
corbin net jobs 0
london gain 180 jobs
Yeah right. Darned teetotalers cannot see the forest for the trees. London lost income and jobs. The only thing "we" are making money off of is maybe the fines and BS that goes with DUI and what ever happens to that money anway? We ain't gettin' none of, that is for sure. There are people that read this that have brains. Don't try and put lipstick on your "dry county" pig.
whatever

Brownsville, TN

#6 Jan 16, 2013
London is a JOKE still living in the 1800s except for the welfare and food stamps
FWIW

London, KY

#7 Jan 16, 2013
Laurel County is smarter. They wait for the occasional show at the Arena. Corbin police handle the Arena exits so that gets crowded as does the South Corbin exit but everybody hits the interstate and then off and the North Corbin exit where the police lay in wait with checks right on the ramp. Guess where that is. Laurel County and Laurel County gets the money.

London is considering annexation of the area down the Interstate from exit 38 to the North Corbin exit then down that strip that lies in Laurel County. No room to build in Corbin. Now Corbin would be smart to annex that but they can't. Kentucky law restricts a city to no more than two counties.
Interested

East Bernstadt, KY

#8 Jan 16, 2013
Corbin sure getting a lot of money London isn't and if some of the news I have been told materializes, it will dry London up. Marshall Department store will draw a lot more people than Cheddars, which will not employee 150 people. You add that to all the traffic alcohol is bringing to Corbin, they will boom. Dui money sure don't help like $700,000 in general tax revenue. Corbin is already cutting its business taxes and license fees. Give it two years; Marshall's just the beginning. Maybe the WillyP will donate to London's coffers.
FWIW

London, KY

#9 Jan 16, 2013
Well, good thing you get the Marshall's. J.C. Penney will be closing all of its stores so what is the net job gain. I mean I'm really glad for you. Something has to support that $1,000,000/year loss for that boondoggle on the hill. Otherwise it won't be long and you'll be supporting it.
WillyP

Bowling Green, KY

#10 Jan 16, 2013
hey wrote:
I thought Willy P said this couldn't happen!!!
WillyP said it couldn't happen without someone cooking the books and it still can't. But, I'm happy Corbin is screwing liquor customers on taxes. It is kind of funny that you're happy to pay inflated taxes on liquor but would likely be PO'ed if any other tax was raised. I'm sure they'll spend the money wisely and you probably have too much anyway.
Who Cares

East Bernstadt, KY

#11 Jan 16, 2013
WillyP wrote:
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WillyP said it couldn't happen without someone cooking the books and it still can't. But, I'm happy Corbin is screwing liquor customers on taxes. It is kind of funny that you're happy to pay inflated taxes on liquor but would likely be PO'ed if any other tax was raised. I'm sure they'll spend the money wisely and you probably have too much anyway.
They charge the same tax rate Richmond store have charged for years.
WillyP

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Jan 16, 2013
Who Cares wrote:
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They charge the same tax rate Richmond store have charged for years.
What rate is that?
Old Man

Woodstock, IL

#13 Jan 16, 2013
I'm glad for the corbinites. They asked for it, and they got it. Problems and all. Good Luck. You'll probably need another jail for all the drunks. Also, hospital visits for alcohol related illnesses will be on the rise without a doubt.
hey

Cynthiana, KY

#14 Jan 16, 2013
People were mislead to defeat package sales in London. What are you so called leaders going to do after people see that they've been lied to and their votes exploited. You've lost your credibility!
Patriot

London, KY

#15 Jan 17, 2013
infants and children of Corbin not only had to deal with alcohol laced parents but have 65K dollars less for food and shelter.

Makes you proud, I bet.
Nah

Loves Park, IL

#16 Jan 17, 2013
Patriot wrote:
infants and children of Corbin not only had to deal with alcohol laced parents but have 65K dollars less for food and shelter.
Makes you proud, I bet.
Nobody changed their habits because a liquor store is available. Can you imagine someone saying "Hey, there's a liquor store, I'll be an alcoholic." Didn't happen. So, much more than 65K stayed in Corbin if that's just the tax. Kids probably had more because of less travel expense.
Right

East Bernstadt, KY

#17 Jan 17, 2013
Old Man wrote:
I'm glad for the corbinites. They asked for it, and they got it. Problems and all. Good Luck. You'll probably need another jail for all the drunks. Also, hospital visits for alcohol related illnesses will be on the rise without a doubt.
In the news paper article the Corbin police chief said there had been no increase in dui's or crime. Unlike London where people have to go to a bar to drink, they drink at home in Corbin, according to the police.
hey

Cynthiana, KY

#18 Jan 17, 2013
The great thinker's in London feel like drinking in a bar is better than having a package store, but then again, they're the same people happy that Laurel County citizens give their tax money to the city of Corbin.
Funny

East Bernstadt, KY

#19 Jan 17, 2013
hey wrote:
The great thinker's in London feel like drinking in a bar is better than having a package store, but then again, they're the same people happy that Laurel County citizens give their tax money to the city of Corbin.
They would rather have bars where people go, drink and drive home; than liquor stores where you buy, go home to have a drink. Makes real sense, particularly when you consider we also lost millions of dollars in tax revenue by staying with bars, not package stores. This town deserves to lose and we will. Corbin getting Marshalls, a chain with 750 stores, is just the first indicator of how much we will lose.
Patriot

London, KY

#20 Jan 17, 2013
How many highway fatalities has Whitley County had that were alcohol related. Was it worth it?

One is not too many how about 6 is that too many? 15?

I see. Making guns more accessible cuts down on crime. Making alcohol more available..........

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