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Knox, Whitley, Laurel, Bell counties report new COVID-19 cases Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that 77 new COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed between Monday and Saturday, including: 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, and 21 new cases Saturday. Monday’s new cases include: a 25-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Mary Stephens

Mary Stephens, age 78, formerly of Tackett Creek in Williamsburg, Kentucky, departed this life on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN.  She was born on August 13, 1942 in Whitley County, Kentucky to Jim Brummett and Fannie (Sizemore) Brummett. She...

Transportation cabinet postpones planned bridge inspections

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Monday afternoon that the planned bridge inspections on Interstate 75 in Whitley County have been postponed. The inspections had been scheduled for Thursday. Officials said the inspections would result in temporary lane closures. No...

Public’s assistance sought to locate murder suspect last seen in W’burg

The Williamsburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for murder, who was last seen in Williamsburg early Monday morning, according to a Williamsburg Police Department release. Authorities are looking for Edwin Lee Bland Jr.,...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020
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Marvin Newman

Marvin Newman, age 95, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020, at St. Joseph in London, KY. He was born September 13, 1925, in Corbin, KY, to the late Henry Jefferson and Ida Mae Cox Newman. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,...

Vera Lois Disney Gibbs

Vera Lois Disney Gibbs, 86, of Corbin, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Baptist Health Louisville. She was born to parents Fannie (Sutton) and Ted (T.R.) Disney on August 6, 1934. Vera graduated from Corbin High School in 1953 and married the late Bill Gibbs, of...

Barbara A. Petrey

Barbara A. Petrey, age 90, of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Beech Tree Manor Nursing Home in Jellico, TN. She was born September 30, 1930, in Morley, TN, to the late Chester and Margaret Schooler Giles. Along with her parents, she was preceded in...

Bridge inspections will affect traffic flow on I-75 in Whitley County on Thursday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking motorists traveling along Interstate 75 in Whitley County on Thursday to be aware as crews will be conducting bridge inspections. Officials stated that lanes will be closed as the crews inspect the bridges over the Cumberland River at...

Wilma June Byrd Garrett

Wilma June Byrd Garrett, age 76, of Duff, Tennessee, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Jellico Medical Center.  She was born December 11, 1943 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. June was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Hatfield; son, Jeffery Allen Garrett;...

Derick Cecil Morgan

Derick Cecil Morgan, age 36, of Newcomb, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Newcomb. He was born October 8, 1984 in Lafollette, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Emily Jean Morgan; father, Marvin Ray Morgan; and grandfathers, J.P. Morgan and John...
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