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Bell County reports second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday; cluster of Knox County cases associated with Baptist Primary Care in Barboruville

The Bell County Health Department reported its second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday afternoon. Friday’s victim was a 68-year-old male, and was the fifth COVID-19 fatality reported in Bell County. On Wednesday, the Bell County Health Department reported the death of an...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Whitley County Health Department announces seven new COVID–19 cases on Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced seven new COVID–19 Friday, bringing Whitley County’s total to 160. With those seven new cases, Whitley County ends the week with 34 additional cases. Eight cases were reported Thursday, four cases on Wednesday, six cases on Tuesday,...

Leaking 30-gallon container blamed for Thursday tractor trailer chemical leak in Williamsburg

A leaking 30-gallon container of Ridorust Preventor was the cause of a chemical leak in a Old Dominion tractor trailer Thursday evening in Williamsburg according to the Williamsburg Fire Department. The chemical is a corrosive, acidic, organic propanetricarboxylic acid, said...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Ky. Attorney General announces new online form for Kentuckians to report medicaid fraud, patient abuse

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Friday a new tool for reporting suspected Medicaid fraud and patient abuse to his office. Kentuckians can now electronically report abuse, neglect, and exploitation by completing an online complaint form located at...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020
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Betty Jo Sears

Betty Jo Sears, age 81, of Highway 779, Rockholds, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, August 5, at her home. She was born on January 22, 1939, in Rockholds, Kentucky, to the late Earl D. and Kate (Miller) Smith. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death...

Eliza Sabra Spurlock

Eliza Sabra Spurlock, age 88, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Corbin, KY, a daughter to the late Chester Roark and Nancy Ponder Roark. She was a homemaker in addition to serving as a minister’s wife. In addition...

Rockholds woman charged with trafficking heroin, methamphetamine in Laurel County

A Rockholds woman was one of five people arrested Thursday afternoon after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in northern Laurel County and recovered a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin. Kimberly Ann Croucher was charged with...

Cross drain operations start Tuesday, Aug. 11, on a portion of KY 1259 in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that cross drain operations will start Tuesday, Aug. 11, on a portion of KY 1259 (mile point 2.6 at the junction of Browning Acres Road) in Whitley County. The roadway will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 7...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020
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Joann Messer

Joann Messer, age 82, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Corbin. She was born in Gray, Kentucky, a daughter to the late Ermol Foley and Beatrice Hubbs Foley. Joann was a long time cook with West Knox Schools, a member of New Vision Pentecostal Church and most...

Anna Jean Holland

Anna Jean Holland, age 73, of Keavy, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home. Funeral service will be held at 7pm on Friday, August 7, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7pm at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, where messages may...
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