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Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, and Bell counties between January  2021 and February 2021, increased in McCreary County during that same time period, and stayed the same in Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2021

Over 15 percent of Whitley County residents vaccinated against COVID-19

In terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates, Whitley County is beating the national percentages in regards to the percent of the population at least 18 years of age that are vaccinated and the percent of the population at least 65 years of age that are vaccinated, and is nearly at the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2021

Knox, Laurel and Bell counties report COVID-19 incidence rates in the top 12 statewide Friday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Friday that were among the top 19 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Friday that 19 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes three cases...
Posted On 19 Mar 2021

COVID-19 death toll jumps significantly for Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties due to state audit

The COVID-19 death toll is jumping significantly in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties. During his daily press briefing Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 417 additional deaths are now being reported that occurred during the most recent COVID-19 surge which took place...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley counties all have COVID-19 incidence rates among highest in state Wednesday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Wednesday that were among the top 16 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Wednesday that 12 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes two...
Posted On 17 Mar 2021

Laurel, Bell counties report additional COVID-19 fatalities Monday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Monday that were among the top 14 highest incidence rates in the state. In addition, two of the health departments reported additional COVID-19 fatalities Monday. The Knox County Kentucky Health...
Posted On 15 Mar 2021

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County COVID-19 incidence rates all among top 12 highest in state Friday

Knox, Laurel, Bell and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Friday that were among the top 12 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Friday that eight new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes four...
Posted On 12 Mar 2021

Knox, Bell, Laurel, and Whitley County’s COVID-19 incidence rates in top 11 statewide Thursday

Knox, Bell, Laurel, and Whitley County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Thursday that were among the top 11 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Thursday that 24 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes eight...
Posted On 11 Mar 2021

COVID-19 incidence rates for Knox, Bell, and Laurel counties among top 10 highest in state Wednesday

Knox, Bell and Laurel County all reported COVID-19 incidence rates Wednesday that were among the top 10 highest incidence rates in the state. The Knox County Kentucky Health Department announced Wednesday that 12 new COVID-19 cases had been reported, which includes three cases...
Posted On 10 Mar 2021

Whitley County reports 11 highway fatalities in 2020, Laurel County reports 13 deaths

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities in 2020, compared to 732 in 2019 – a 5 percent increase. “2020...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021