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Laurel County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

COVID-19 cases are increasing at a high rate in Laurel County, which recently recorded its third death from the virus, and it continued to spread at a much slower rate in Whitley, McCreary, Knox and Bell Counties over the past week. The Laurel County Health Department announced...
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

68th Annual NIBROC Festival officially canceled

The 68th Annual NIBROC Festival has officially been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Wednesday morning officially announcing the cancelation. “As you are all acutely aware, we are living in extraordinary times....
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

Update: I-75 open again after being shutdown Tuesday evening due to overturned tractor trailer

A Connecticut tractor trailer driver had to be flown out by air medical helicopter following a crash on I-75 early Tuesday evening that had the interstate partially shutdown for several hours. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. near the 21-mile marker on the northbound side of...
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

Overturned truck closes one lane of north I-75 in Whitley County

An overturned tractor-trailer truck has reduced Interstate 75 in Whitley County to one lane. The wreck occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on northbound I-75 near the 21-mile marker. Emergency personnel said the tanker truck was empty. The driver was reportedly not injured, but...

The Center for Rural Development to provide online no-cost skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 counties

The Center for Rural Development is taking technology to the next level by using Zoom, a cloud-based video communications app, to provide no-cost essential workforce skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted areas. The online...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020

Baptist Health Corbin encourages action to fight early onset colorectal cancer

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colon Cancer Awareness month and the activities used to educate the community about colon cancer symptoms, risks and treatments were canceled.  However, the topic deserves to be revisited now that Baptist Health Corbin is providing elective services...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020
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Corbin schools sets Sept. 8 as alternate start date

Following Kentucky Department of Education guidelines, the Corbin Board of Education has set a later tentative starting date for the 2020-21 school year that would have classes beginning on Sept. 8. Under the current, official schedule classes are set to begin on Aug. 19....

Whitley County man gets 40 months in federal prison for cyberstalking a witness

A Whitley County man, who pleaded guilty in February to federal charges of cyberstalking a witness in an ATF investigation, and making false statements to a federal agent, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison. Kenneth Andrew Dodd, 28, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Laurel County reports nine additional COVID-19 cases, third death Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that there had been nine additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday in addition to another death from the virus. In addition, Whitley, Bell and McCreary counties also reported additional COVID-19 cases Monday. The Laurel County...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

Remember to vote Election Day, bring your driver’s license with you

Whitley County voters are being encouraged to go out and vote on Election Day. Because of the coronavirus, polls will only be open in two locations on Election Day. Voting will take place in the gymnasium at Whitley County High School, which is near Exit 15 just outside of...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020