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Residential eviction moratorium extended through Dec. 31 due to CDC, governor’s executive order

On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear updated the state’s executive order on evictions to reflect the Center for Disease Control’s moratorium on residential evictions through Dec. 31. Under the CDC order, a tenant who signs and submits a declaration to his or her landlord about the...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020
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Update: Laurel County reports its sixth COVID-19 fatality Friday; McCreary County reports two new cases

The Laurel County Health Department reported its sixth COVID-19 fatality Friday afternoon. “Our condolences go out to the family of the 72-year-old male, who was one of our previously reported cases,” the health department wrote in a release. On Friday, the Laurel County Health...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020

Northbound I-75 to be reduced to one lane Wednesday near state line

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the right lane of Interstate 75 will be closed in southern Whitley County on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Officials said the closure is necessary as crews will be conducting surveying operations on a portion of the entrance ramp to...

Laurel deputies find intoxicated Corbin woman standing in middle of Beatty Ave.

A complaint about a woman walking in the middle of Beatty Ave. in Corbin early Friday morning led to the arrest of a Corbin woman on drug possession charges. Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies charged Rachel L. Smith, 32, with first-degree possession of a controlled substance –...

Travis Tritt to play The Arena in Corbin on Sept. 26

The Arena in Corbin will welcome country music star Travis Tritt on Sept. 26. The singer known for his hits  including: “Country Club,” “T.R.O.U.B.L.E,” “It’s a Great Day to be Alive,” “Anymore,” “Here’s a Quarter,” “I’m Gonna be Somebody,” and “Modern Day Bonnie and...

Orpha Bryant Carter Miller

Mrs. Orpha Bryant Carter Miller, age 99, of Woodbine, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Corbin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corbin, Kentucky. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Laurel Funeral Home...

W’burg school board approves fall sports; fans will have to get temperature taken, wear masks

As it stands now, Williamsburg Independent School students will be allowed to participate in sports this fall, and fans will be allowed to be in attendance although potentially not as many fans as might have attended in year’s past. Also, everyone from players on each side to...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020

Knox County receives nearly half-million in CARES funding

In its August meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Knox County Fiscal Court addressed several attention-grabbing items on its agenda. Among the items discussed and approved were approving bond refinancing for an old bond secured in the mid-2000s. Initially, county officials...

KSP launches campaign targeting aggressive drivers

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Division has started a three-week statewide enforcement blitz targeting aggressive driving behaviors. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Campaign targets drivers (both passenger car and commercial...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020
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Against all odds, it’s time to play ball in KY

We have been on quite the journey since the coronavirus came along and changed all of our lives this past March. For student-athletes, the up-and-down roller coaster of emotions has been nearly unbearable to watch, but we are now finally about to get back to sports in the...