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Bell, Knox County officials report new COVID-19 cases

Bell and Knox County officials are reporting new COVID-19 cases. About 3 p.m. Friday, the Bell County Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 raising the county’s total number of cases to 27. On Thursday. the health department reported the 13th and 14th COVID-19...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020

A dozen Whitley County Detention Center inmates quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure

A dozen inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center are currently being quarantined after a former employee, who worked for a vendor at the facility, tested positive for COVID-19. “While no other employees from this vendor, deputies or inmates are currently showing any signs...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020

Photo Gallery: Grace on the Hill car show

Grace on the Hill United Methodist Church in Corbin held its annual car show last Friday in the church parking lot. Classic and customs cars and trucks of all makes and models were on display.  

Corbin City Pool will remain closed this season

As the next phase of COVID–19 reopening goes into effect, Corbin officials announced that one facility that will not open this summer is the city pool. Corbin Parks and Recreation Director Hope Gibson said officials elected not to open the pool, which traditionally closes when...

Tom ‘O’Dell’ Smith wins 86th Legislative District seat

With all votes in, the election has been called for a former State Representative to retake the position he held nearly 30 years ago. With a margin of 632 votes, Knox County native Tom “O’Dell” Smith beat out competitors Scotty Reams 2,739 to 2,107 in combined Knox and Laurel...

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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Bell, Whitley and Laurel counties all report new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties are all reported new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, July 2. On Thursday afternoon, the Whitley County Health Department reported four additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents. Since Monday a total of 12 people have...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Michigan man sentenced to 35 years for 2019 murder at Gray convenience store

Murderer Phillip Lewis was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for the January 2019 murder of Gary Medlin. Lewis entered the A&B Quick Stop in Gray in the early hours of Jan. 16, 2019, where he used a firearm in an attempted robbery. 25-year-old Gary Medlin attempted to...

Corbin man one of two arrested after Laurel deputies find meth, pills, cash

A Corbin man was one of two people arrested early Wednesday morning after Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies recovered separate stashes of Xanax and methamphetamine inside a vehicle, and inside a London motel room that one of them had rented. Larry C. Helton, 42, of Corbin was...