New Exposition Center Continues To Go Up In Southern Kentucky

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

By next spring, it could bring major acts to southern Kentucky and save you from having to drive for entertainment.

It's called the Southeast Kentucky Agriculture and Exposition Center in Corbin.

It's still under construction , but WYMT's Jeff Allen recently got to tour the facility.

If you've recently been on Cumberland Falls Road between the Corbin bypass and I-75 you may have noticed a large building going up way up on the hill.

That building is the new expo center and officials say it's in the perfect spot.

“One thing we have is location location location! We're right off I-75 and it’s very convenient for shows traveling from city to city,” Cliff Clinger said.

When finished, it will have the capacity to seat nearly seven thousand people and host shows like Disney on Ice, concerts, and even sports tournaments.

It's a project that local leaders have been working on since 1999.

“Finally seeing what we see going on the hill today makes me very proud,” Bill Ed Cannon said.

They say when the expo center opens it's doors it will automatically inject about thirty million dollars into the area and that economic ripple effect will spread.

With gas prices so high that could be some welcomed savings for everyone who likes to see a good show.

The expo center's General Manager says he's still lining up possible acts, and says Nashville artists could end up using the facility as a rehearsal hall.

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