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Laurel County reports fifth COVID-19 fatality Thursday; Barbourville Walmart employee tests positive for virus

Whitley, McCreary, Bell, Knox and Laurel counties all reported additional COVID-19 cases Thursday with Laurel County reporting its fifth COVID-19 fatality. In addition, one of the new Knox County cases worked at the Barbourville Walmart. “Our condolences go out to the family of...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

South Corbin Kroger Pharmacy customers may have been exposed to COVID-19 on July 31

If you were served at the Kroger Pharmacy in South Corbin last Friday, then you may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to an alert issued by the Whitley County Health Department about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone, who was served at the pharmacy, which is located at 1019...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Gov. Beshear extends COVID–19 mask mandate for 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he was extending the COVID–19 mask mandate for an additional 30 days. “It’s working!” Beshear said of the mask mandate. “Since we made it mandatory, more people are wearing them.” Beshear added that more people wearing masks has resulted...

OpEd: The planned return of Interscholastic Athletics challenges us all

As the start of the school year approaches, there has been a lot of focus on whether students should go back to school and if interscholastic athletics should return. Some think we should just stay inside our homes for months at a time. Others seemingly refuse to acknowledge that...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020
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After serving 40 years as Williamsburg Tourism Director, Alvin Sharpe retires

The thing Alvin Sharpe is most proud of during his 40-year tenure as Williamsburg Tourism Director are all the projects that tourism has been able to accomplish, such as the creation of Briar Creek Park, construction of the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center and the...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020