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State police arrest two for trafficking, importing heroin in Knox County

What began as a routine traffic stop for a vehicle that was weaving in the roadway in Gray Monday night, ended with the arrest of two people on numerous drug-related charges, including importing heroin and trafficking heroin that was allegedly being transported from Atlanta.   ...

Whitley County Health Department issues three COVID–19 public notices within last week

The Whitley County Health Department has issued three public notices within the last week advising of potential exposure to COVID–19. The notices involve the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office and Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Anyone who visited the sheriff’s office located...

Corbin attorney Shane Romines responds to sexual harassment lawsuit

Corbin attorney Shane Romines filed his response Tuesday afternoon to the sexual harassment lawsuit filed last week in Whitley Circuit Court, stating that any sexual escapades involving plaintiffs Cassandra Hibbard and Dana Vanover were consensual. Read this story and more for...

Knox County sees double-digit increase in new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Whitley, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties all reported new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, but in fewer numbers than each health department has generally reported daily in the past week. However, the same can’t be said for Knox County, which had a double-digit increase in additional...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

Unemployment rates for Whitley, surrounding counties drop to near pre-COVID levels

June unemployment rates for Whitley and its surrounding counties in Kentucky have largely dropped back to near pre-COVID-19 levels, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 04 Aug 2020

Barbourville restaurant employee tests positive for COVID-19 Monday

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) reported eight new COVID-19 cases Monday, including one child, and an employee at a Barbourville restaurant. “One of these positive cases is employed at Two Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Barbourville. KCHD is working closely with management...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020

Corbin Board of Education changes first day of school to September 9

The spike in COVID–19 cases and the efforts to finalize details on what will be a new experience for faculty, staff and students alike, led the Corbin Board of Education to move the beginning of the upcoming school year to Wednesday, Sept. 9. At a special called board meeting...

Whitley County Health Department issues COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church youth trip

The Whitley County Health Department has released a second COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. According to the notice released Monday afternoon, anyone who attended a youth camp along with a group from the church at Booker T....

Whitley County Health Department announces nine new COVID–19 cases since Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced nine new cases of COVID–19 Monday. The new cases include two from the weekend and seven on Monday. This is the health department’s first update since Friday afternoon. The newest cases bring the total number in Whitley County...

Whitley County Health Department sends out COVID–19 public notice concerning sheriff’s office

The Whitley County Health Department is advising that anyone, who visited the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, July 27, may have been exposed to COVID–19. Officials emphasized that exposure would have been limited to the sheriff’s office located in the Whitley County...