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Governor Beshear announces 583 new COVID–19 cases on Saturday

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 583 new COVID–19 cases in Kentucky Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 22,184. Beshear noted that 583 is the second highest one-day total for the state since the first case was reported on March 6. Beshear added that among the new...

Three new COVID–19 cases reported in Whitley County Friday

Three new cases of COVID–19 were reported in Whitley County Friday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department said while one case is confirmed, two are being labeled as probable because of the type of testing used on the patients. That brings Whitley County’s case total...

Kentucky health officials issue health advisory for recent visitors to Myrtle Beach

The Kentucky Department for Health has issued a COVID–19 health advisory for residents, who have recently traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The advisory is for Kentuckians who have been to the popular vacation destination within the last two weeks. “The guidance follows a...

New COVID–19 cases confirmed Saturday in Whitley, Knox counties

Officials at the Whitley County Health Department and Knox County Health Department each confirmed one new COVID–19 case Saturday. This newest case brings the total number of Whitley County residents confirmed to have contracted the virus to 15. Of those 15 cases, four remain...

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