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Drive-in church provides safer alternative than in-person services

Every winter, Poplar Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bobby Joe Eaton tells the same story about a time many years ago when he was on the staff at Central Baptist Church in Corbin when it was a snowy, slick Sunday evening. Despite the weather, the church decided to still hold services...
Posted On 08 Aug 2020

Bell County reports second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday; cluster of Knox County cases associated with Baptist Primary Care in Barboruville

The Bell County Health Department reported its second COVID-19 fatality in three days Friday afternoon. Friday’s victim was a 68-year-old male, and was the fifth COVID-19 fatality reported in Bell County. On Wednesday, the Bell County Health Department reported the death of an...
Posted On 07 Aug 2020

Whitley County Health Department announces seven new COVID–19 cases on Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced seven new COVID–19 Friday, bringing Whitley County’s total to 160. With those seven new cases, Whitley County ends the week with 34 additional cases. Eight cases were reported Thursday, four cases on Wednesday, six cases on Tuesday,...

Laurel County reports fifth COVID-19 fatality Thursday; Barbourville Walmart employee tests positive for virus

Whitley, McCreary, Bell, Knox and Laurel counties all reported additional COVID-19 cases Thursday with Laurel County reporting its fifth COVID-19 fatality. In addition, one of the new Knox County cases worked at the Barbourville Walmart. “Our condolences go out to the family of...
Posted On 06 Aug 2020

Gov. Beshear extends COVID–19 mask mandate for 30 days

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that he was extending the COVID–19 mask mandate for an additional 30 days. “It’s working!” Beshear said of the mask mandate. “Since we made it mandatory, more people are wearing them.” Beshear added that more people wearing masks has resulted...

Bell County reports fourth COVID-19 death Wednesday

Knox, Whitley, Laurel, McCreary and Bell County all reported new COVID-19 cases Wednesday with Bell County reporting its fourth COVID-19 death, which was an 81-year-old male. The Bell County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including five individual...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

Whitley County Health Department issues three COVID–19 public notices within last week

The Whitley County Health Department has issued three public notices within the last week advising of potential exposure to COVID–19. The notices involve the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office and Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Anyone who visited the sheriff’s office located...

Knox County sees double-digit increase in new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Whitley, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties all reported new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, but in fewer numbers than each health department has generally reported daily in the past week. However, the same can’t be said for Knox County, which had a double-digit increase in additional...
Posted On 05 Aug 2020

Barbourville restaurant employee tests positive for COVID-19 Monday

The Knox County Health Department (KCHD) reported eight new COVID-19 cases Monday, including one child, and an employee at a Barbourville restaurant. “One of these positive cases is employed at Two Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Barbourville. KCHD is working closely with management...
Posted On 03 Aug 2020

Corbin Board of Education changes first day of school to September 9

The spike in COVID–19 cases and the efforts to finalize details on what will be a new experience for faculty, staff and students alike, led the Corbin Board of Education to move the beginning of the upcoming school year to Wednesday, Sept. 9. At a special called board meeting...