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Governor encourages Corbin-area residents to utilize free COVID-19 testing in Corbin May 12-14

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging southeastern Kentucky residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing that Kroger will be doing with drive-thru testing on Tuesday, May 12, through Thursday, May 14, in Corbin. “Corbin, we need a lot more sign-ups. This is an...
Posted On 08 May 2020

Knox County reports seventh COVID-19 case; first case involving a child

Knox County reported its seventh COVID-19 case late Friday afternoon and it involves the county’s first child victim. “Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is collaborating with the Department for Public Health (DPH) to track individuals who had close contact with...
Posted On 08 May 2020

KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett takes questions from media in Friday Zoom meeting

Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett met with members of the media online via Zoom Friday afternoon in order to take questions and help clear up any misconceptions that may be present in the current conversation about high school sports, or the...

Tennessee duo facing charges in connection with local sexual assault have been returned to Whitley County

Two Tennessee men, who were arrested last week on warrants out of Whitley County charging them in connection with a sexual assault at an area motel, are now in the Whitley County Detention Center. Hunter Z. Cole, 18, and Zachary T. Munsey, 20, both of Knoxville, were lodged into...

Tennessee woman facing robbery charge after shoving store clerk at Pleasant View Dollar General

A Tennessee woman is facing a robbery charge in connection with a shoplifting incident at a Whitley County Dollar General that turned physical. Corbin Police arrested Latoya D. Dople, 34, on a warrant stemming from the Jan. 15 incident charging her with second-degree robbery....

Op-Ed: Historically Speaking – Pandemics

(Op-Ed by Dr. James Finck, professor of history at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog or on Facebook.) It is interesting that, with all the advancements today...
Posted On 08 May 2020
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Univeristy of the Cumberlands students getting emergency aid

Some University of the Cumberlands students will soon be receiving emergency assistance funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The university will be disbursing more almost $1.4 million in federal aid to eligible undergraduate students....
Posted On 08 May 2020
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Elective surgeries resume at Baptist Health Corbin

Baptist Health Corbin is developing plans to resume elective surgeries and procedures, and the first outpatient surgeries began Wednesday, along with invasive procedures such as colonoscopies, hernia repair, hysterectomy, cardiac heart catheterization, and bronchoscopy (scope of...

Williamsburg woman pronounced dead following Thursday crash near London

A Williamsburg woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Laurel County involving her Chevrolet and two tractor-trailer trucks. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, identified the victim...