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Monday morning fire damages Yamato Steak House in Corbin

Yamato Steak House of Japan in Corbin was damaged by a fire early Monday morning. Corbin firefighters were called to the scene on U.S. 25E at 2:25 a.m. after a passing motorist saw smoking pouring from the building and dialed 911. “There was heavy smoke coming out of the...

Knox County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

Knox County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Knox County Health Department announced about noon Monday that a Knox County resident had tested positive for COVID-19. No information in regards to the patient’s age or gender were released. “Knox County Health...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

Whitley County gets first confirmed case of COVID-19

Whitley County has its first confirmed case of someone with the coronavirus. The Whitley County Health Department announced Monday that it has received notice of a resident testing positive with COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). The Whitley County Health Department’s...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

UC Office of Student Employment receives Community Partnership Award

The Office of Student Employment at University of the Cumberlands recently received a Community Partnership Award from the Whitley County Board of Education (WCBOE) for the staff’s dedication to students and community partnership during a year of unprecedented growth for the...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

Whitley County agencies utilizing technology to meet online, social distance

As the old saying goes, “the show must go on,” and when it comes to governing our local councils, commissions, boards and so forth still have pay the bills, apply for grants, make sure that employees get their checks and carry out numerous other functions despite the COVID-19...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020

Beshear projects number of deaths based on compliance rates; plasma from recovered patients helps two critical ones; story tells risks to health workers; what are best materials to make masks?

(Story by Kentucky Health News, which is an independent news service of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky, with support from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.) Gov. Andy Beshear...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020
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KSP bolsters security at Baptist Health Corbin

Kentucky State Police have been stationed outside the entrance at Baptist Health Corbin during the COVID–19 pandemic. Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Director at the hospital, said the troopers are stationed in their vehicles in the traffic circle outside the main and emergency...

Jackson Warewashing announces layoffs due to COVID–19

From The Mountain Advocate   Jackson Warewashing will be laying off 94 employees effective Monday, April 6, 2020, according to a WARN notice Friday. The plant closed for a period of time in March to thoroughly clean it’s facilities. The layoff announcement  is the latest...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020

HOLY ROLLING: Area church hosts ‘drive-in’ service to comply with social distancing standards

What’s a church to do when social distancing restrictions are in place? The answer that Poplar Grove Baptist Church and some other local churches have come up with is having drive-in church. In the case of Poplar Grove Sunday, Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton delivered his sermon to a...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...