The Dixie first opened in 1929 back when Corbin was a rough and tumble railroad town where the KKK was not an unknown entity, and buying bonded whiskey meant a trip out into the country where bootleggers held keeps filled with Old Forester and other popular brands of the day.
There was plenty white lightning available too with quality ranging from superb to ‘let’s get this guy to a hospital, he’s dying on us’
Corbin city attorney Bob Hammons recently filed a civil complaint against the restaurant stating that the owners have not made payments on sales taxes for the last seven quarters resulting in a bill of roughly $5k.
The lawsuit is asking for total payment as well as a 10% penalty.
The owner, Ed Garr, recently tried to make a payment on the bill and was rebuffed with a firm ‘all or nothing.’
Could this mean an end to the iconic restaurant? We’ll keep you updated.