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Breaking News: Whitley County High School football player tests positive for COVID-19

One day after the Kentucky High School Athletic Association recommended that fall sports proceed as planned, a Whitley County High School football player has tested positive for COVID-19. “In an effort to keep our school family and community informed, we want to share that the...
Posted On 21 Aug 2020
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Whitley County reports second COVID–19 related fatality Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported two new COVID–19 cases Thursday and the county’s second COVID–19 related death. Officials did not provided details on the fatality except to say it was an adult. The brings the county up to 172 cases since early April. Officials said...

The Corbin City Commission votes to hire lawyer to fight London annexation of Exit 29 area

The Corbin City Commission voted unanimously to retain an attorney in response to the City of London’s approval of the first reading of an ordinance to annex into southern Laurel County. The commission met for more than 30 minutes in executive session during its regular...

Absentee voting, early in-person voting, Election Day in-person voting will be allowed in November

Kentuckians wanting to vote this fall will be able to request a paper ballot that can be mailed can, will be able to vote in-person prior to Election Day, or can vote in-person on Election Day under an agreement announced Friday afternoon between Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary...
Posted On 14 Aug 2020
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UPDATE: Wreck blocking northbound I-75 expected to be cleared by 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Corbin firefighters say the wreck that has northbound Interstate 75 shut down at the 28-mile marker should be cleared within the next hour. Captain James Smith said at 4 p.m. that the four passenger vehicles involved in the wreck have been removed from the scene. The...

Whitley County Health Department reports zero new CVOID–19 cases Thursday

“We are thrilled to report no knew COVID–19 cases today.” That was the full text of the daily update released by the Whitley County Health Department. It also marks the continuation of a downward trend in daily COVID–19 numbers over the last four days. Whitley County had two new...

Gov. Beshear recommends schools not reopen to in-person classes until September 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he is recommending students not return to in-person classes until Septe.28. “Yes, our kids are falling behind,” Beshear said emphasizing that the health and safety of them and faculty and staff is the paramount concern. Beshear noted that...

Golden Alert issued for missing Rockholds man

Whitley County E-911 has issued a Golden Alert for a missing Rockholds man with dementia, and are asking for the public’s assistance to locate him. Matthew Nichols 63, is believed to have walked off from his 90 Underwood Road residence about 8 p.m. Sunday, and is known to wander...
Posted On 10 Aug 2020

Whitley County Health Department announces seven new COVID–19 cases on Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced seven new COVID–19 Friday, bringing Whitley County’s total to 160. With those seven new cases, Whitley County ends the week with 34 additional cases. Eight cases were reported Thursday, four cases on Wednesday, six cases on Tuesday,...

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