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ATF encourages Kentucky residents to safely celebrate Fourth of July holiday

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Louisville Division reminds the public to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks during the July 4th holiday weekend. Each year, injuries and even deaths are caused by the misuse of fireworks or by handling...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020
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Kentucky offers in-person unemployment assistance in Hopkinsville, Somerset

If you have unsuccessfully been trying to get help with your unemployment claim or know someone, who has, then keep reading. People can make appointments for in-person unemployment insurance (UI) services that will be offered next week in Hopkinsville and Somerset to assist...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020
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US25W resurfacing project expected to conclude July 31 in Whitley County

If you plan to drive down US25W near Exit 25 during the month of July, then you might to allow some extra time for construction delays. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advising motorists to expect intermittent lane closures on US25W in Whitley County between mile...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020
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2020 Lion’s Chase 5K Obstacle Run officially canceled

Organizers of the 2020 Lion’s Chase 5K Obstacle Race, which had been scheduled for Sept. 12 near Corbin, announced Wednesday morning that this year’s race has been canceled. “The Lion’s Chase leadership made this difficult decision as they continued to monitor...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020
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Barbourville councilman, pharmacist arrested on drug charges

(Story by Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) A Barbourville City Councilman was abruptly arrested on federal drug charges last week in relation to a private business he owns and operates. Calvin Manis, owner of Parkway Pharmacy and a sitting city councilman, was arrested by...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020
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Knox County COVID-19 cases spike due to outbreak at Christian Health Center

(Story by Charles Myrick and Mark White) After a slow trickle of positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Knox County over the past few months, the number of cases more than tripled after it was reported Thursday that a local nursing home had nearly 50 patients to test positive...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020
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Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID-19 Screening Center relocated

Baptist Health Corbin’s COVID-19 Screening Center will be relocated to the hospital campus effective July 1.  There will be signage directing you to the new location. Area healthcare providers can now refer patients for preoperative and symptomatic COVID-19 testing to the Baptist...
Posted On 30 Jun 2020
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This Fourth of July, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

 This Independence Day, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind drivers that “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.” Unfortunately, this summertime celebration creates dangerous road conditions when...
Posted On 29 Jun 2020
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Historically Speaking: Domestic Military Action

(OpEd By Dr. James Finck, who is a Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. For daily history posts Follow Historically Speaking at www.Historicallyspeaking.blog or on Facebook.) If you read this column,...
Posted On 29 Jun 2020
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Better Business Bureau warns about employment scams during COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19 business shutdowns, a Better Business Bureau study shows that employment scams continue to be the number one riskiest scam to job seekers. The most common “scam job” offer? 65% of respondents reported the “job” was related to reshipment of packages, (often...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020
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