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Laurel, Whitley, Knox and Bell counties report double-digit increases Friday in new COVID-19 cases

Laurel, Whitley, Knox and Bell counties all reported double-digit increases Friday in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Laurel County Health Department reported 46 new COVID-19 cases Friday, two of which are hospitalized, and one of which comes from a congregate setting. In...
Posted On 30 Oct 2020

Authorities asking for public’s help to locate missing Jellico woman

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing Jellico woman. According to the Jellico Police Department, Fanny Kellogg, 70, was last seen at noon on Friday when she left her home en route to Williamsburg. Kellogg is described as a black woman, 5’2”, 195 pounds...

Betty Lorena Richardson

Betty Lorena Richardson, age 79, of Corbin, KY, formerly of Pleasant View, passed away peacefully at her home on October 30th, 2020. Betty was born on February 27th, 1941 to the late Arthur and Rosa Lee Estes.  Betty was the widow of Paul Richardson. On October 27th, Paul and...

Dora M. Lambdin

Dora M. Lambdin, age 85, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Walnut Creek Nursing Center. She was born November 8, 1934 in Carpenter, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William and Florence Faulkner.  Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by...

Evelyn Hutson

Evelyn Hutson, age 99, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Beech Tree Manor. She was born September 04, 1921 in Jellico. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Hutson; parents, Charlie and Mattie Lay Douglas; brothers, Luke Douglas...

Vickie Jean Napier

Vickie Jean Napier, 48, of London, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in London. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 31, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Those attending either...

Herschel Britton

Herschel Britton, 75, of Corbin, passed away in his home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. He is survived by his wifes, Linda (Prickett) Britton. Visitation will be held at Hart Funeral Home on Sunday, November 1 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. A burial service will be held at Camp Nelson...

Clayton Everett Howard

Clayton Everett Howard, age 84, of London, Kentucky, husband of the late Joyce Bernice Howard, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Laurel Heights Home for the Elderly in London. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in the Laurel...

Whitley County Health Department issues public health notice

The Whitley County Health Department issued a public health notice Friday regarding COVID-19 exposure at a Williamsburg barber shop. “Those who were at Mike’s Barber Shop at 705 Main Street in Williamsburg, Kentucky, between 6 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020,...
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Meet the Candidates: Whitley County Board of Education

A note to our readers: These are the responses from General Election candidates for the two Whitley County Board of Education races that are contested to surveys they were provided recently by the News Journal. This is a chance for the candidates to communicate with you in their...
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