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Local hospital talk COVID-19 preparedness

Hospitals in our area are preparing for what could be a potential spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days. The hospitals have also received some good news recently with Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully securing much...

KSP bolsters security at Baptist Health Corbin

Kentucky State Police have been stationed outside the entrance at Baptist Health Corbin during the COVID–19 pandemic. Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Director at the hospital, said the troopers are stationed in their vehicles in the traffic circle outside the main and emergency...

Baptist Health Corbin suspending visitations

Baptist Health has suspended visitation at its nine hospitals and all satellite offices, including Corbin, in an effort to safeguard patients and staff against the COVID–19 virus. The new rules went into effect Tuesday, allowing only essential caregivers to accompany patents for...

Baptist Health Corbin hosting Ky. Blood Center’s ‘Bloodmobile’ March 31

Baptist Health Corbin will be hosting the Kentucky Blood Center’s Bloodmobile March 31 in an effort to help the center replenish its dwindling blood supply. The Bloodmobile will be set up in the Trillium Center Circle behind the main parking lot of the hospital between 9 a.m. and...

Baptist Health Corbin implements temporary visitor restrictions

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Baptist Health Corbin has announced that out of an abundance of caution, it has activated appropriate infection control protocols at the hospital, and implemented new visitor restrictions as Gov. Andy Beshear has advised. Patients in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

W’burg woman dies while en route to hospital following crash

A Williamsburg woman died Saturday from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 25W north of Williamsburg. Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Leah M Byrns, 41. Kentucky State Police stated that the wreck occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. near the...

Baptist Health Corbin institutes new rules for those entering hospital

Baptist Health Corbin has implemented coronavirus screening measures for all patients and visitors entering the hospital. Officials said all entrances to the hospital, with the exception of the main entrance, outpatient specialty clinic, and emergency department, will be closed....

Baptist Health Corbin institutes coronavirus screening measures for all patients and visitors

Baptist Health Corbin has implemented coronavirus screening measures for all patients and visitors entering the hospital. Officials said all entrances to the hospital, with the exception of the main entrance, outpatient specialty clinic, and emergency department, will be closed....

Baptist Health Corbin limiting patient visitation over coronavirus fears

Baptist Health Corbin announced Wednesday morning that the hospital is limiting patient visitation as a preventative measure in dealing with the coronavirus. “Baptist Health Corbin is closely monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates. In an abundance of...
Posted On 11 Mar 2020

Kentucky ranks among worst in daily exercise

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Kentuckians, in general, are not getting enough daily exercise, and one local doctor is offering some ways to change that without hitting the gym. Dr. Mirza Ahmed, an Interventional Cardiologist...