New Interstate leads Colonel Sanders to close fried chicken restaurant

Colonel Harland Sanders sold his 32 room motel and popular 142 seat restaurant here, yesterday, after 26 years of serving up his delicious fried chicken to locals and travelers alike because the planned Interstate 75 will by-pass Corbin and by-pass The Colonel’s livelihood.

Colonel Sanders says, “It does not make sense for me to stay in business, anymore. The traffic, as I knew it, will be gone when the new road comes in.”

His Sander’s Court & Cafe, out on US Highway 25, or the Dixie Highway, has developed a widespread reputation for good food and lots of it and great fried chicken from his own secret recipe.