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Website maintenance alert for Monday and Tuesday

Dear News Journal readers, Please know that the News Journal’s website will be undergoing some technical improvements Monday, July 27, and Tuesday, July 28. Don’t worry. I have checked with the experts and you, our readers, shouldn’t experience any difficulty in...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Three new COVID–19 cases reported in Whitley County Friday

Three new cases of COVID–19 were reported in Whitley County Friday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department said while one case is confirmed, two are being labeled as probable because of the type of testing used on the patients. That brings Whitley County’s case total...

Vehicle accident near North Commonwealth Avenue

Breaking News Alert: Late Monday afternoon, the Corbin Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident with injury near North Commonwealth Avenue. The Corbin Police Department, Knox County EMS and Air Evac Life Team emergency medical helicopter assisted at the scene. See...
Posted On 13 Jul 2020

Moonbow Eggfest canceled for 2020

The Seventh Annual Moonbow Eggfest, which had been tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12, has now officially been canceled for 2020. The Moonbow Eggfest Planning Committee announced on its Facebook page early Saturday afternoon that with great disappointment, it was canceling the...
Posted On 11 Jul 2020

In-person learning, or remote instruction, parents will decide in Whitley County this fall

Students in the Whitley County School District are now slated to begin learning again on Wednesday, Aug. 26, but whether they will be doing that in-person in a classroom at school or through remote instruction from home will be a decision left up to parents. If parents opt for...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020

Gov. Andy Beshear signs executive order mandating masks be worn in public

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he has signed an executive order mandating that masks be worn in public. During a press conference held Thursday afternoon, Beshear said the order will go into effect at 5 p.m. Friday. All customers at retail establishments, grocery...

Knox County reporting five deaths linked to Christian Health Center’s COVID-19 outbreak

About one week after a Corbin nursing home reported that 46 residents and eight staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, this same nursing home is now reporting the deaths of five patients in connection with COVID-19. “In conjunction with Christian Health Center, Corbin,...
Posted On 07 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

Kentucky Splash opening postponed until July 4

The Kentucky Splash waterpark, which was scheduled to open Wednesday, July 1, announced today that its opening had been postponed until Saturday, July 4. “Unfortunately, we have had an unexpected delay and will have to postpone our opening for a few days. We hope to have it...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020

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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