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For second consecutive day, Laurel County reports multiple COVID-19 deaths

For the second consecutive day Thursday, the Laurel County Health Department reported multiple new COVID-19 deaths. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the 76-year-old male and the 59-year-old male,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. The...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021

OpEd: Liberty and lawlessness cannot co-exist

(OpEd By Jim Waters, who is president and CEO of the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s free-market think tank. Read previous columns at www.bipps.org. He can be reached at jwaters@freedomkentucky.com and @bipps on Twitter.) This week’s column was...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021

Knox County holding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Friday (Jan. 8) in Barbourville

Some local residents in Knox, Whitley and Laurel counties should soon have the chance to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. If you reside in Knox County, then you may have the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, Jan. 8. Meanwhile, Whitley and Laurel county health...

Keavy man charged with leaving scene of accident, DUI in Corbin

A Keavy man is facing DUI and alcohol intoxication charges after police say he left the scene of a wreck on East Wyrick Street in Corbin early Wednesday morning Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Jones, Jr. arrested Brandon Lee Morgan, 26, after he was located at a residence on...

Royal Leon Greer

Royal Leon Greer, 82, of Corbin, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. His wife, Janice Elaine Young Greer, survives. Funeral services will be private at Hart Funeral Home, as well as private burial at McHargue Cemetery, with Johnny Jervis officiating. Hart Funeral Home in...

Wilma Irene Lee

Wilma Irene Lee, age 87, of Harps Creek Road, Siler, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. Wilma was born on October 14, 1933 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late Earl and Rella (Hoffman) Eicher. In addition to her parents, she...

Gereda Moses Childress Entsminger

Gereda Moses Childress Entsminger, age 89, of Mentor, Ohio, entered in to eternal rest on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Lake West Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio. Rita was born on February 18, 1931 in Williamsburg, Kentucky to the late Rev. Kim and Lucy Moses. In addition to her...

Whitley, Laurel health departments post links to COVID vaccine interest form

Whitley and Laurel county health departments have both published links on their respective Facebook pages where individuals, at least 70 years old, can go to join interest lists to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department is allowing...

School superintendents follow state recommendations, postpone in-person classes

While most everyone hoped that COVID-19 would be left behind in 2020, superintendents, teachers and staff are preparing for its continued appearance while trying to best facilitate learning for students and a return to in-person classes in some form with COVID rates decrease....
Posted On 07 Jan 2021

Traffic stops lead to 11 arrests in three days for the W’burg Police Department

Recent traffic stops by the Williamsburg Police Department have resulted in 11 drug-related arrests. About 7:19 p.m. Monday, Williamsburg Police Officer Steven Hill arrested four people for trafficking in methamphetamine following the traffic stop of a silver 2005 Chevy Cobalt,...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021
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