TriCounty Community Guide 2019 - Page 28

businesses opening up, in- creased jobs and a number of infrastructure improvements. Harrison was also quick to point out that the city’s recent 2017-2018 fiscal year audit was “great,” showing that the city is prospering. Williamsburg has seen a great deal of businesses open over the past year, including a new mo- tel, restaurants and retail shops. The boon of business has also brought with it an increased workforce. Harrison said that between the new businesses and the growth of others, including Firestone, Senture, Williams- burg Plastics and the Kentucky Consular Center, approximately over 250 jobs were added in Williamsburg in 2018. One of the biggest expecta- tions for this year include new businesses in downtown Wil- liamsburg, according to Harri- son, with plans of a coffee shop, butcher shop, Irish pub and piz- za place to open in 2019. “I’m excited for 2019 because you’re going to continue to see big changes in Williamsburg. Downtown — everybody just hang on, because downtown is ready to change,” said Harrison. 2018 boasted new and old events, like the inaugural River Fog Festival and Williams- burg’s best and world’s largest Jeep Jamboree event with over 500 individuals and more than 300 Jeeps from 28 states. Throughout the summer a variety of events are hosted to bring the community together, like movies in the park and block parties. The city hosts a Fourth of July celebration as well. In September, be ready for the annual Old Fashioned Trading Days event. The event highlights the area's rich Kentucky heri- tage, and focuses on sharing that heritage with students. Bluegrass and gospel music is also played, and food vendors are also on hand to keep visitors full. Local artists may also share and sell their talents during the festival. In November is the annual "Turkey Trot," which is a 5K Run-Walk charity event. And you can’t miss Christ- mastime in Williamsburg with the city’s annual parade. Williamsburg is also home to Continued on 29 >>> COPPERHEAD TRAIL The Copperhead Trail winds through 60 miles of Whitley County and McCreary County's roads. The trail is marked with signage of a motorcyclist and the name of the trial. Miles and miles of curves and hills wandering through a nation- al forest and a state park give motorcycle riders plenty to see. Williamsburg and Whitley City are halfway points throughout the ride with several dining opportunities. The 60-mile ride usu- ally takes approximately two hours but if riders make stops along the way, one could easily make a day event out of the trail. Visit www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com for a map of the trail and to see when the annual ride of the trail is set. Page 28 — The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 SAV-RITE Home Care Locally Owned and Operated since 1995 • HOSPITAL BEDS • WHEELCHAIRS • CPAPS & SUPPLIES • BRACES • WALKING AIDS • COLOSTOMY & OSTOMY SUPPLIES • LIFT CHAIRS • OXYGEN • HOME HEALTH AIDS • DIABETIC FOOTWEAR • HOME SAFETY PRODUCTS • SCRUBS • AND MUCH MORE COME VISIT OUR PRIVATE MASTECTOMY SUITE 14141 N US 25E Corbin, KY 40701 Next to the Knox County Annex, up the hill from B & H Shoes 606-528-2515 1-800-214-7117