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Knox County, Barbourville, Pineville all get CARES Act reimbursements

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that 18 Eastern Kentucky governments were approved for $2,789,546 in reimbursements from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for local governments with expenses related to COVID-19, including Knox County, and the...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020

Update: Whitley County reports double digit increase in new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day Wednesday

For the third consecutive day Wednesday and for the fourth time in six days, the Whitley County Health Department reported double digit increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Whitley County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 11 new cases...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020

KHSAA approves dates for winter sports to begin practice

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Board of Control held its second regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year Wednesday morning, approving practice and competition dates for the winter sports and sport-activities of basketball, bowling,...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020
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Baptist Health Corbin secures $1 million grant to fund three-year opioid, substance abuse program

Baptist Health Corbin has secured a $1 million grant to combat opioid and substance abuse in Knox and Whitley counties over the next three years. The collaborative effort – which will include long-time behavioral health partner Cumberland River Behavioral Health – launched Sept....
Posted On 16 Sep 2020
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Need a mail-in election ballot, call Whitley County Clerk’s Office at 549-6002

Whitley County Clerk Carolyn Willis said plans are still being finalized for the upcoming general election, but, like the June primary election, voters will have a number of options on how to cast a ballot. Voters who would like to have a ballot mailed out to them, may request a...

Corbin, Whitley County, Williamsburg schools all plan to resume in-person classes Sept. 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that local school districts will now making decisions on how students attend classes without additional recommendations from his office. However, under an emergency regulation filed Monday that requires parents and guardians, to inform schools...

Doctor Bruce Barton dies Tuesday

Bruce Barton, who was known to many in the community as, “Dr. Bruce,” died at his home Tuesday morning at age 78 from pancreatic cancer. The Williamsburg native practiced family medicine with his brother, Don, in Corbin for more than 30 years. “Because they were both, ‘Dr....

Update: First thieves steal black king, now the Dark Knight is missing

The black king isn’t dead, but he is gone, leaving the giant Chess set on the Corbin Tourism lot on North Main Street short one piece. Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel she received multiple Facebook messages last week that people who had gone to the lot to play a game found the...

Update: Funeral service set for this afternoon (Sept. 16) for Corbin man killed in Sept. 8 fatal wreck

A Corbin man, who was killed during a Sept. 8 vehicle crash, will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held for Speed M. Tye, 53, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Williamsburg with Rev. Don Farmer officiating. Tye will...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020

Laurel County reports eighth COVID-19 fatality Tuesday

Laurel County announced its eighth COVID–19 related death Tuesday, while it, Whitley, Knox, and Bell counties each reported additional COVID–19 cases. According to officials with the Laurel County Health Department, the victim is a 73-year-old female. Laurel County suffered its...
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