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

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all reported double-digit increases Friday in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported. The Whitley County Health Department reported 20 new COVID-19 cases Friday, seven new cases Thursday, 13 new cases Wednesday, 19 new cases Tuesday, 29...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville, has been selected as a testing site for possible COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville, has been selected as a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Phase 3 clinical research study, called the ENSEMBLE trial, to...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020
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Charles John Pires Jr.

Charles John Pires, Jr., age 87, of Jellico, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the Jellico Medical Center.  He was born September 01, 1933 in Taunton, Massachusetts. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Virginia Martin Pires, and sister,...

Herman Douglas “Doug” Hatfield

Herman Douglas “Doug” Hatfield, age 57, of Duff, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 in Duff. He was born July 08, 1963 in Jellico, Tennessee. Doug was preceded in death by his father, General Sherman Hatfield; mother, Lomey Painter Hatfield; brothers, Sherman...

Helen Marie Helton Elliott

Helen Marie Helton Elliott, 88, born January 5, 1932, formerly of Woodbine, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Helen was the daughter of the late Frank and Tilda Cross Helton. Helen was preceded in death by her sisters, Glorlyn, Iva, and Juanita; her brothers, Merrill,...

Crystal Lynn Pillow-Jeffers

Crystal Lynn Pillow-Jeffers, age 43, of Jellico, Tennessee, formerly of Corona, California, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her home in Jellico surrounded by her family. She was born on March 5, 1977 in Westminster, CA. She graduated from Corona High School in Corona,...

Edna M. (Ball) Brooks

Edna M. (Ball) Brooks, age 68, of Burlington, KY, formerly of Williamsburg, KY, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at her home. She was born March 5, 1952 in Whitley County, KY to the late Arville and Dellie Prewitt Ball. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by...

Kentucky’s modern gun deer season opens Nov. 14

The arrival of autumn brings beautiful fall colors, holiday excitement and for hunters, deer hunting in Kentucky. About 300,000 Kentuckians hunt deer each year. The state’s deer herd also draws thousands of hunters from other states throughout the different seasons, contributing...
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Local physician asks public to wear mask, social distance to help fight COVID–19

A local physician on the front lines of the fight in the COVID–19 pandemic is asking the public to follow the Center for Disease Control recommendations in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Dr. Christopher Troxell is a Hospitalist at Baptist Health Corbin where he has...

Rose elected to Ky. School Board Association group

A Whitley County Board of Education member was elected Monday night by her school board peers as the Upper Cumberland Region Chairperson of the Kentucky School Board Association. Brenda Sears Rose will represent the Upper Cumberland Region of school boards. The board is composed...
Posted On 06 Nov 2020