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Update: Laurel County up to 100 COVID-19 cases, Knox County up to 70 cases

The Laurel County Health Department is now reporting 100 positive COVID-19 cases in Laurel County. The Laurel County Health Department announced Friday that six new cases had been reported, and that one of the previously reported cases is now hospitalized. Laurel County now has a...
Posted On 26 Jun 2020

Thunder Sam’s celebrating 21 years at current location

In 2020, Thunder Sam’s Fireworks is celebrating their 21st year in business at their current location in Jellico, Tenn. Owner John Davenport and his crew are very excited about that fact. They are also excited to once again have the opportunity to provide area customers with the...

Department of Public Health issues air quality warning

On Friday, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack warned Kentuckians that air quality in the state may be poor this weekend and into next week. An enormous cloud of dry and dusty air that originated over the Sahara Desert will move across...
Posted On 26 Jun 2020
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Residents, staff at Corbin area nursing home test positive for COVID–19

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is coordinating with the Knox and Laurel County Health Departments to support an outbreak of COVID-19 infection at the Christian Health Center in Corbin. Results of the June 2nd campus-wide testing for staff and residents were negative for...

Whitley Co. deputies, Corbin Police, W’burg Police chase stolen car Friday morning

No charges have yet been filed, but Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating following a vehicle pursuit in Corbin early Friday morning that ended when the stolen vehicle crashed. According to Sheriff Todd Shelley, the pursuit began on Barton Mill Cutoff where Lt....

Whitley County hoping to secure CARES Act funding

The Whitley County Fiscal Court is seeking to reward county employees who have remained on the job through the COVID–19 pandemic. At last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, the magistrates approved a resolution to file an application for Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES Act)...

Corbin Tourism considering shade to improve Sanders Park

The Corbin Tourism Commission approved the second reading of its 2020-21 budget during a special called meeting on June 15. While the total budgeted amount is $701,000, Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel noted that the actual budget is significantly lower. “$485,000 of that goes to...

Lessons learned from 2020 primaries

So, what lessons can we take away from Tuesday’s election? By far, the biggest is that giving voters additional means to cast their ballot other than on election day is an effective way to increase turnout. I’m still not a fan of mail in ballots, or at least returning ballots by...

Steaks, sharpies, tools taken in separate shoplifting incidents Thursday night

Two people were arrested Thursday night in separate unrelated shoplifting incidents in north Corbin. Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, the department’s public affairs officer, stated the first arrest occurred at Walmart where Robert David McCamon, 28, of...