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Whitley County announces 28 new COVID–19 cases Thursday; incidence rate up to 42.2

The Whitley County Health Department reported 28 new COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 448. Officials said there are 171 active cases, of which five people are hospitalized and 166 are isolating at home. As of Thursday, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence...

Fall fire season begins today and continues through Dec. 15

Oct. 1 marks the beginning of fall fire season in Kentucky. During the fire hazard season, it is illegal under Kentucky law to have a outdoor fire within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. “This statute is intended to prevent forest fires by allowing...

Franklin Benjamin Solly Jr.

Franklin Benjamin Solly, Jr., age 77, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the Beech Tree Manor Nursing Home in Jellico, TN. A private graveside service was held on Wednesday, September 30, in the Jellico Cemetery with Rev. Ray...

Laurel County election officials announce voting plans for general election

Laurel County Election officials announced their plans for voting in the 2020 general election. According to officials, the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Friday, Oct. 9. Mail-in ballots must be post marked by Nov. 3. They may also be hand delivered and placed in the...

Audience, signer Travis Tritt, Arena staff happy with return of concerts to Corbin

The packed house of approximately 2,000 people that attended Travis Tritt’s concert Saturday at The Arena in Corbin went well for the people, the artist and the facility, according to Arena Director Kristi Balla. “Travis loved it!” Balla said. “He even gave Corbin a shoutout on...

Additional voting options for Kentuckians should be made permanent

In light of the response in the June primary election to the addition of early, in person voting and excuse–free absentee ballots, Democratic legislators have announced that they plan to introduce a number of bills to make those additions a permanent option when Kentucky voters....

Annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale is Friday and Saturday

Miles of bargains will be up for grabs Friday and Saturday from Corbin to Florence on Friday and Saturday during the ninth annual U.S. 25 Yard Sale. The event covers 145 miles of the highway from Boone County in northern Kentucky to south of Corbin. Other participating cities and...