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Bell, Laurel, Knox and Whitley counties all report additional cases Monday

Bell, Laurel, Knox and Whitley County are all reported additional COVID-19 cases Monday. The Bell County Health Department reported 21 additional cases Monday, including four individual independent cases and 17 long term care cases. These new cases bring the total number of...
Posted On 27 Jul 2020

Whitley County Health Department reports nine new COVID–19 cases since Saturday

The Whitley County Health Department announced nine new COVID–19 cases Monday afternoon. Officials noted that five of those are from Sunday and four are from Monday. With those new cases, 89 cases have been reported in Whitley County since early April. Twenty-seven of those cases...

Breaking News: Gov. Andy Beshear announces closure of all bars, reduces restaurant capacity to 25 percent

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon that he would be closing all bars in Kentucky bars for two weeks and that he is reducing the capacity of restaurants for in-person dining to 25 percent in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky. “We are in an...
Posted On 27 Jul 2020

Jerry Wayne Downs Sr.

Mr. Jerry Wayne Downs Sr., age 72, of Kentucky Hill (Williamsburg), Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born November 22, 1947 in Jellico, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Icey Owens Downs;...

Dorothy Susan Petrey

Dorothy Susan Petrey, age 87, wife of the late Rev. Roy Petrey of Corbin, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, July 25 2020, at her residence. Due to the current health risks associated with large gatherings, the family has chosen graveside services to be held on Wednesday, July 29...

Better Business Bureau warns of COVID–19 contact tracing scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning of an increasing number of scams involving individuals claiming to be local authorities involved in contract tracing of COVID–19. According to BBB officials in St. Louis, scammers are using two primary methods in an effort to trick...

Janet E. Adkins

Janet E. Adkins, age 75, of London, KY, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Monday, July 27, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where her funeral service will be held at 7pm. Donations may be made to help...

Darlene Gaddis

Darlene Gaddis, age 76, of Corbin, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at her home. Private services will be held by the family. Arrangements by the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home in Corbin, where messages may be written to the family at vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com

Madge Irene Howard

Madge Irene Howard, age 81, of East Oak Ridge Street, Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, July 24, 2020 at her home. She was born on September 18, 1938, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late James and Pearl Mae (Muse) Harris. In addition to her parents, she was...

Tennessee man arrested for trespassing in parked vehicle

Williamsburg Police arrested a Tennessee man Sunday morning after he was found trespassing in a vehicle parked along U.S. 25W. Officer Greg Rhoades and Trevor Teague arrested Timothy Lloyd, 45, of Crossville after responding to the complaint near Exit 15. Officers were called to...
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