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Unemployment rates decrease in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between October 2020 and November 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 16 Jan 2021

Whitley, Laurel counties both report an additional COVID-19 fatality Friday

For the second consecutive day Friday, Whitley County reported a COVID-19 fatality. No details were released about the deceased. This brings the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in Whitley County to 25. The Whitley County Health Department announced 20 additional COVID–19...
Posted On 15 Jan 2021

Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Bell counties report a total of 148 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 22 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,656. There are currently 293 active cases of which 10 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,340 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 13 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports four additional COVID-19 deaths Monday, a total of nine deaths in six days

Last week, the Laurel County Health Department reported five additional COVID-19 deaths, and this week isn’t starting off much better as the Laurel County Health Department reported four additional deaths Monday. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the...
Posted On 11 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports a COVID-19 death Friday for third consecutive day

For the third consecutive day Friday, the Laurel County Health Department reported an additional confirmed COVID-19 death. “We are saddened to report one additional death today. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the 68-year-old female,” the Laurel County Health...
Posted On 08 Jan 2021

For second consecutive day, Laurel County reports multiple COVID-19 deaths

For the second consecutive day Thursday, the Laurel County Health Department reported multiple new COVID-19 deaths. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the 76-year-old male and the 59-year-old male,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. The...
Posted On 07 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports two new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

The Laurel County Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends of the 92-year-old female and the 61-year-old female,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. “This brings our confirmed...
Posted On 06 Jan 2021

Whitley County announces three new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, Bell County one new COVID-19 death

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,247. There are currently 237 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. The health department also announced three new deaths Wednesday bringing the total...

Laurel, Whitley, Knox and Bell counties reported 128 total new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Laurel County Health Department announced 73 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including 12 cases that came from a congregate setting. This brings the county’s total cases to 3,535. There are currently 1,569 active cases, of which 39 are hospitalized. A total of 1,937 cases have...
Posted On 23 Dec 2020

Whitley, Bell counties report COVID–19 related deaths Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced the county’s 20th COVID–19 related death on Tuesday. Not details were released concerning the individual. Whitley County’s most recent death, prior to this, occurred on Dec. 7. Officials reported 45 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday,...