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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

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

‘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...

Corbin leaders encourage public to get outside, but maintain proper social distancing

Now, more than ever, it is important for people to maintain social distancing and to wash their hands multiple times per day as precautions against the COVID-19 virus. This was the message that Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus and Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams delivered to a Facebook...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020

Corbin closing some parks due to coronavirus concerns

Those looking to get a little fresh air and exercise at some Corbin parks are now temporarily out of luck due to COVID-19 concerns. The City of Corbin announced on its Facebook page that effective Friday, March 27, the Larry Stevens Playground, Rotary Skate Park, and the Wilson...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020

Corbin mayor declares state of emergency in wake of COVID–19

Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus has declared a state of emergency in the city. According to the document Razmus signed Wednesday, it authorizes her to sign executive orders authorizing city personnel to coordinate and cooperate with the Whitley and Knox County Health Departments, the...

Saturday morning crash near Tye’s Ferry kills Rockholds man

A Rockholds man died Saturday morning in an automobile accident about one mile from his home. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Edward Drake, 70, of Tye’s Ferry Road, dead shortly after 11 a.m. from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Read this story and...
Posted On 25 Mar 2020

Baptist Health Corbin hosting Ky. Blood Center’s ‘Bloodmobile’ March 31

Baptist Health Corbin will be hosting the Kentucky Blood Center’s Bloodmobile March 31 in an effort to help the center replenish its dwindling blood supply. The Bloodmobile will be set up in the Trillium Center Circle behind the main parking lot of the hospital between 9 a.m. and...

Update: Sale of old Corbin Elementary, Corbin Intermediate schools raises $525,700 total

Update: The sale of the old Corbin Elementary and Corbin Intermediate schools through an online auction Saturday afternoon ended with a biding flurry resulting in $525,700 total raised for the school district. The old Corbin Intermediate School sold for $325,300. The old Corbin...