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

Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all reported double-digit increases Friday in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Laurel County Health Department reported 32 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 41 new cases Thursday, 43 new cases Wednesday, 49 new cases Tuesday, 28 new cases Monday, 20...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Corbin’s annual Christmas Open House is Sunday

The annual Christmas Open House in downtown Corbin will take place Sunday afternoon. Downtown Director Maggy Kriebel said eight local businesses will have special hours and deals from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Participating businesses include: Gibson Music, Southern Glitz, Barrel...

Mason Tyke Hubbard

Mason Tyke Hubbard, age 7, of Nannie Hubbard Road, Williamsburg, Kentucky departed this life on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born on March 31, 2013 in Corbin, Kentucky. Mason was a 2nd grade student at...

Local commercial vehicle enforcement duo provides life-saving assistance to motorist

Two Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement staff members at the Laurel County weigh station stepped up Friday to serve and protect the life of a private vehicle motorist who was in the midst of a medical emergency. CVE Officer Steve Douglas, public...

Whitley County Board of Health discusses COVID-19, other issues during quarterly board meeting Monday evening

As one might expect, much of the Whitley County Health Department’s focus in recent months has remained COVID-19, which continues to remain high in Whitley County. Whitley County’s seven day rolling average for its incidence rate as of Sunday was 45.7 cases per 100,000 people,...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Healthcare workers, first responders will be among the first to get COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available

In recent days, two different pharmaceutical companies have announced promising preliminary results regarding COVID-19 vaccines with one drug touting a 90 percent effective rate and another touting a 94.5 percent effective rate. After one or both of these vaccines get approved...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Capitalizing on the Colonel’s popularity

Years ago before age caught up with me I was active in the tourism commission activities in Corbin. One of the things I favored was to capitalize more on the celebrity status of Col. Harland Sanders. Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus led the way in developing Sanders Park in the downtown...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020