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Whitley, Laurel counties report double-digit increases Thursday in new COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Laurel counties reported double-digit increases Thursday in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Whitley County Health Department announced Thursday that 19 new COVID-19 cases, which all tested positive with either a PCR/molecular or antigen test. The Whitley...
Posted On 30 Jul 2020

Bessie Lou Perkins

Bessie Lou Perkins, age 78, of Williamsburg, Kentucky,departed this life on July 28, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born on June 22, 1942, in Harlan, Kentucky, to the late Cecil Banks and Charlena Creech Fields. She was also preceded in...

Rapid antigen drive-thru COVID-19 testing available Friday, July 31, in Barbourville

The Knox County Health Department is helping host COVID-19 drive-thru testing on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Knox County Ambulance Service, which is located at 223 Gregory Lane, Barbourville. Rapid antigen and PCR testing is available based on screening...
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Photo Gallery: May Day Parade 2020

Due to COVID-19, this year’s May Day Festival was canceled and the May Day competition to benefit the Corbin Ossoli Club was held virtually. Instead of the festival, organizers instead held a May Day Parade on Sunday, July 26, that featured the 2020 May Day Royalty.
Posted On 30 Jul 2020

State police K-9 sniffs out large amount of methamphetamine during traffic stop in Whitley County

The Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations East Unit (DESI East) arrested a Rockcastle County man early Thursday morning near Corbin after locating approximately four ounces of methamphetamine in a lock box located in the trunk of his car. Michael K....

Robert Fitzgerald Duke

Robert Fitzgerald Duke, age 57, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on July 28, 2020 at University of Louisville Health Jewish Hospital. He was born on April 8, 1963 in Glendale, Ohio to the late Dr. John Duke Jr. and Henrietta Stengel Duke. He was preceded in death by...

UPDATE: Police identify Corbin pedestrian who died after being struck by pickup truck Wednesday

UPDATE: Corbin Police have released the identity of the Corbin pedestrian who was struck and killed on U.S. 25E Wednesday night. Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said the man was Michael Browning, 26. The man’s identity had been withheld...

Gray man arrested for allegedly stealing from family member’s garage

A Gray man who allegedly stole items from a family member’s garage and then pawned them was arrested following a Kentucky State Police investigation Friday. Jonathan Goforth, 28, is facing charges of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking of the value of $500 or more...

Woodbine man indicted for attempted murder of officer

(Story by Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) A Woodbine man has been indicted after authorities say he fired a gun at a deputy. Jordan Ramey, 25, was indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury on Friday, July 24 on one count of attempted murder and a second-degree persistent felony...
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