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Operation Winter Frost results in 22 arrests

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office made 21 arrests as part of Operation Winter Frost on Friday. The arrests were the result of undercover drug investigations conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The individuals arrested were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center....

State positivity rate declines for eighth straight day

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,790. There are currently 376 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 102. The...

Eric Ross Helton

Eric Ross Helton, age 65, of Jacksfork Road, Rockholds, Kentucky departed this life on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 20, 1955 in Tokyo, Japan to the late Daymond and Joyce (Bowlin) Helton.     Eric was a veteran on the United States Air Force. He...

Dora Lee Sweet

Dora Lee Sweet, age 91, of Corbin passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020, at her home. After over 70 years together and a little more than five years apart, a beautiful young couple is united in eternity. Ms. Sweet received her heavenly reward Saturday. The family is grieving,...

No pattern to COVID-19 surge in Whitley County

Whitley County has seen a huge spike in the number of new COVID–19 cases over the last week, but Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said it can’t be tied to a few places or activities. “It is super widespread,” Rein said. Between last Wednesday and...

Ky. Attorney General Cameron issues guidance to businesses on COVID-19 surcharges

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron recently issued guidance to businesses on COVID-19 surcharges. Surcharges are fees added to the base price of a product or service in order to offset additional costs incurred by a business. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Kentucky...
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OpEd: COVID Impacts Mother and Child: Millions of mothers drop out of workforce to provide at home learning, lowest female workforce in 32 years

(OpEd By Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball, who is the 38th State Treasurer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and is currently serving her second term.) As of October, more than two million women in the U.S. left the workforce, the majority having left to tend to their children’s...
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Whitley Sheriff receives relatively clean audit

The Whitley County Sheriff received a relatively clean audit from Mike Harmon, the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts. “I am extremely pleased with the audit. All the money is accounted for,” said Whitley County Sheriff Todd Shelley. The audit consisted of two findings. The...