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Public coronavirus testing starts Monday, May 4, in Knox County

Public testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus has made its way to Knox County. Starting Monday, May 4, anyone wishing to be tested for the coronavirus will have that option. The Knox County Health Department has partnered with Gravity Diagnostics to provide COVID-19 testing through...

Second COVID–19 death reported in Laurel County Tuesday

Laurel County Health Department officials announced the county’s second COVID–19 related death in two days. Health department officials said victim is a 61-year-old male. Officials with Governor Andy Beshear’s office stated that the individual who died Monday in Laurel County was...

First local COVID–19 related death reported in Laurel County

Laurel County has the tri-county area’s first confirmed COVID–19 related death. Officials at the Laurel County Health Department announced the death Monday morning. “Underlying health conditions may have been a factor in this death,” official stated. Details on the victim,...

Senate delivers bold action to combat coronavirus

(OP-ED by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell) Every Kentuckian is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. It’s a national health and economic emergency that demands action. The Republican-led Senate answered with the biggest rescue package in history, and Kentucky will see at least...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020
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Tips on how to deal with anxiety during the coronavirus

(By The University of Tennessee Medical Center) As coronavirus news floods our news and social media feeds, it is easy to become overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. The anxiety felt because of coronavirus uncertainty, or many other stresses, can affect your physical and mental...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020
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WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.

The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

A list of area restaurants and how to get a hold of them

It’s no secret that in the era of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, many of our local restaurants are struggling. In an effort to help out our local restaurants and our readers, who are trying to decide where to eat, below is a list of area restaurants, which was assembled by the News...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Second COVID–19 case confirmed in Laurel County

A second case of COVID–19 was confirmed Monday in Laurel County. Officials with the Laurel County Health Department announced the new case Monday night, noting the department is working to track individuals who have had close contact with this new case. “The Health Department is...

Better Business Bureau warns of coronavirus-relate scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to be on alert for potential online scams concerning the purchase of surgical masks in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has received more than two dozen reports from consumers about...

Laurel County man confirmed with COVID–19 released from hospital

Officials at the Laurel County Health Department say the local man who was confirmed to have contracted COVID–19 has been released from the hospital. The 53-year-old male tested positive Tuesday, making him the first confirmed case in the tri-county area. Hensley said Thursday...