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Drive-in church provides safer alternative than in-person services

Every winter, Poplar Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton tells the same story about a time many years ago when he was on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Corbin when it was a snowy, slick Sunday evening. Despite the weather, the church decided to still hold services...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020

Bell County reports second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday; cluster of Knox County cases associated with Baptist Primary Care in Barboruville

The Bell County Health Department reported its second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday afternoon. Friday’s victim was a 68-year-old male, and was the fifth COVID-19 fatality reported in Bell County. On Wednesday, the Bell County Health Department reported the death of an...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Leaking 30-gallon container blamed for Thursday tractor trailer chemical leak in Williamsburg

A leaking 30-gallon container of Ridorust Preventor was the cause of a chemical leak in a Old Dominion tractor trailer Thursday evening in Williamsburg according to the Williamsburg Fire Department. The chemical is a corrosive, acidic, organic propanetricarboxylic acid, said...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Laurel County reports fifth COVID-19 fatality Thursday; Barbourville Walmart employee tests positive for virus

Whitley, McCreary, Bell, Knox and Laurel counties all reported additional COVID-19 cases Thursday with Laurel County reporting its fifth COVID-19 fatality. In addition, one of the new Knox County cases worked at the Barbourville Walmart. “Our condolences go out to the family of...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

South Corbin Kroger Pharmacy customers may have been exposed to COVID-19 on July 31

If you were served at the Kroger Pharmacy in South Corbin last Friday, then you may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to an alert issued by the Whitley County Health Department about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone, who was served at the pharmacy, which is located at 1019...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Update: W’burg chemical spill contained, Highway 92W re-opened, Pilot Travel Center still closed for clean-up

Update: Whitley County E-911 reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday that the chemical spill, which caused Highway 92W to shutdown about 6:30 p.m., has been contained, and the roadway is back open. However, Pilot Travel Center remains closed as crews perform clean-up work. Original story...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

After serving 40 years as Williamsburg Tourism Director, Alvin Sharpe retires

The thing Alvin Sharpe is most proud of during his 40-year tenure as Williamsburg Tourism Director are all the projects that tourism has been able to accomplish, such as the creation of Briar Creek Park, construction of the Williamsburg Tourism and Convention Center and the...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Bell County reports fourth COVID-19 death Wednesday

Knox, Whitley, Laurel, McCreary and Bell County all reported new COVID-19 cases Wednesday with Bell County reporting its fourth COVID-19 death, which was an 81-year-old male. The Bell County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including five individual...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

W’burg school board postpones school start date to Sept. 8

Williamsburg Independent School students are getting a little bit more summer vacation. During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Williamsburg Independent Board of Education voted to postpone the start of the new school year from Aug. 26 until Sept. 8. Board...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

Fourth Annual Kayaking for Kids race raises over $15k

On Christmas night in 1776, George Washington and his Continental Army famously crossed the Delaware River to attack a group of Hessian soldiers in Trenton, New Jersey. Saturday morning wasn’t quite so dramatic, but Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White Jr. dressed in his best...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020