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Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell Counties report additional COVID–19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 10 new COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases 338. According to health department officials, there are 97 active cases, with five of those being hospitalized and 92 people isolating at home.   Knox County...

UPDATE: Whitley County COVID–19 cases remain within threshold to allow in-person classes to resume

UPDATE: Despite additional COVID–19 cases being reported on Thursday, the incidence rate has remained below the number that would have prevented schools across Whitley County from resuming in-person classes on Monday. With the 10 new cases reported on Thursday, the incidence rate...

‘Corbin icon’ Maxine VonGruenigen passes away; Former owner of Maggie J’s Dress Shop was 90-years-old

A local business icon was lost late last week as Maxine VonGruenigen, the former longtime owner of Maggie J’s Dress Shop in downtown Corbin, passed away at her home at the age of 90. Born and raised in Corbin, VonGruenigen was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, and was...

Williamsburg dog park moving closer to opening again

The Williamsburg dog park off George Hays Road, which closed due to flooding in early spring, should be opening again in the near future. Flooding took out the whole fence around the park in addition to other damage. Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council during a meeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2020

Eventual COVID-19 vaccine will probably require two rounds of vaccination, health department director says

After a COVID-19 vaccine gets approved, you will probably need two rounds of vaccination. This was part of the message that Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein delivered to the Whitley County Board of Health during its quarterly meeting Monday. Rein...
Posted On 24 Sep 2020

Daniel Boone National Forest waives fees for National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 26

In honor of National Public Lands Day, the USDA Forest Service will waive fees at all Daniel Boone National Forest recreation areas other than concession-operated sites on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Established in 1994, National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest,...