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Baptist Health to pay employees to work the polls in November

To help fill a critical need for precinct election officers in Kentucky and Indiana, Baptist Health is paying its employees to work at the polls in the Nov. 3 General Election. The move came after requests from Baptist Health employees, and from civic leaders in the communities...
Posted On 17 Oct 2020
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Whitley County Sheriff releases September activity report

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department had a busy month of September. During the month of September, sheriff’s deputies answered 1,101 criminal complaints and responded to 44 motor vehicle collisions. The sheriff’s department also investigated 35 new criminal cases, and made 97...
Posted On 17 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports sixth COVID-19 death Friday within a five-day period

For the third time this week, the Whitley County Health Department announced a new COVID-19 death Friday, which marks the sixth death in the last five days. On Monday, the Whitley County Health Department announced four COVID-19 deaths, and on Thursday one additional death was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Old Williamsburg buildings being renovated

There is a new owner for the old Whitley County Health Department building, and a new business plans to open late this month in a former lawyer’s office and restaurant in downtown Williamsburg. The old Whitley County Health Department building in Williamsburg recently sold, and...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

WCHS students improve ACT scores shows preliminary data

If preliminary data remains unchanged, then Whitley County High School juniors, as a whole, have improved their ACT scores significantly between 2019 and 2020. While the numbers aren’t official and could still change, preliminary data indicates that composite scores improved...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Lynn Camp Family and Consumer Science students make cloth masks for returning students

This school year started a little later than the typical year, and it will look a little different from previous school years. This school year all students will be wearing personal protective equipment throughout the day. In order to make it more convenient and less of a...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020
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Whitley, Bell counties report new COVID-19 fatalities Thursday

Both Whitley and Bell counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday. “We have 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents today. We are also very sad to report one new death. We have adjusted our cases from yesterday down two after determining they are not...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020

Williamsburg’s annual Jeep Jamboree cranking up Thursday, but with changes

The 27th Annual Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree, which will bring hundreds of Jeep enthusiasts to the Williamsburg area for some off-road fun, is still happening this week, but it won’t quite look like the Jeep Jamboree events of the past have, due to COVID-19. “It is...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020

Octoberfest deemed a success organizer says…

Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Kriebel said that given the rainy conditions she was pleasantly surprised by the overall turnout for the Octoberfest celebration Saturday in downtown Corbin. “You always have a few vendors that don’t show up, and there were some that decided not to...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020
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Knox County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

The Knox County Health Department reported 31 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including one child, and three new COVID-19 deaths. “We have been notified that 13 of these cases are from a congregated setting. We are also deeply saddened to report three deaths. Our thoughts are with...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020