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Whitley County reports third highest COVID-19 incidence rate in Kentucky Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, nine new cases Saturday, and 21 new cases Friday. Whitley County has had a total of 588 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Friday is deadline to request absentee ballot for 2020 general election

11:59 pm. Friday is the deadline to request and absentee ballot for the 2020 general election. Absentee ballots may be requested online at www.govvoteky.com, or by contacting the county clerk’s office in the county in which the voter resides. The number to Whitley County Clerk...

Update: Suspects in Thursday morning bank robbery, police pursuit identified

Williamsburg police have identified the two suspects in the robbery of a Williamsburg bank Thursday morning, who are also believed to have led police on a pursuit, which ended only after the suspect’s vehicle wrecked and overturned on its top in southern Laurel County....
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Two in custody after W’burg bank robbery, subsequent police chase

Two people are in custody following a bank robbery in Williamsburg Thursday morning, and a subsequent police pursuit that ended when the suspect’s vehicle wrecked and overturned on its top in southern Laurel County. Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said that the robbery...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Nannie Early

Nannie Early, age 58, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at her home. She was born February 21, 1962, in Williamsburg, KY, to the late Tom and Beddie Shears Brown. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Geebie Wayne Early; three...

Melvin Jay Kerr

Melvin Jay Kerr, age 63, of Corbin, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He is survived by his mother, Bernice Mayfield Kerr. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 10, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, with Rev....

Delmas “Red” Lewis

Delmas “Red” Lewis passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 20, 1939 in Laurel County, Kentucky to the late Caddy and Lillie Lewis. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his...

Better Business Bureau warns of breast cancer charity scams

Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings with it a wave of appeals to donate to breast cancer charities. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to research charities and cause-related products carefully before making a donation or buying a pink-ribbon product. According to...

Whitley County High School FFA students win multiple awards at Kentucky state competition

The Whitley County High School (WCHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) program, recently took home several awards during state competition finishing in first place, second place and third place in various competitions. The WCHS FFA Agriculture Mechanics Team won first place for...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

OpEd: Leaders fight absentee voting confusion

(OpEd By Jay Nolan, CEO, Nolan Group Media) Voters in Kentucky are now preparing to participate in a major election. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, drastic changes in how we vote were made to protect public safety. Rules and procedures this time are very different from...
Posted On 08 Oct 2020
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