This is ridiculous, Corbin City Officials have finally followed through with their threat to lay off multiple officers from the Corbin City Police Department. With increased tax revenue from alcohol sales Corbin City officials still cannot find the extra cash to keep these officers on the job. I am calling this for what it is, bullshit.
There is some history here that folks need to know about. I can speak for this particular history 6 years ago when multiple discussions were being held with regard to the dismal pay for Corbin Police Officers. I will not name names but many officers were highly upset. I personally couldn't fathom trying to raise a family on the destitute wages provided to the City Police. So there has been tension between City Hall and the Police Department.
It is my understanding that many officers received well deserved pay raises a few years ago. A source from within City Hall confirms that this is part of the tension. I guess the old hacks at city hall like to keep the police in their place.
The Corbin Police Department always had a huge turnover problem because of the low wages. However, this situation has stabilized over the last 3 to 4 years but now it seems history is repeating itself. Sure, Cops come and go but folks living within the city limits want to retain long-term officers but citizens do not have a voice in Corbin City Hall, never have and never will.
We were planning on a small protest for these Officers whose jobs were terminated but according to the comments published by Corbin Police Department all of these officers have obtained employment, so protesting this decision is a moot point. But we will be issuing an open records request, if we need to, and examine ALL salaries paid to ALL city employees. I am sure we will find tons of fat and tons of old Corbin families getting fat on the tax payers dime.