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Pandemic forces Froyoz to close doors

After more than eight years allowing customers to serve up their own choice of flavor(s), size and toppings for their frozen yogurt desserts, Froyoz in Corbin closed its doors at the end of business on Dec. 31. “The pandemic killed us!” said Terry Joe Martin, one of the...

Corbin Band to host Christmas concert

The Corbin High School Band will be giving the Christmas season a final sendoff on Tuesday when it performs the Christmas concert. “We have not had a concert since spring 2019,” said Band Director James Cornn. “We cancelled the Christmas concert for snow that didn’t hit us,”...

Whitley County announces one new COVID related death Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced one additional death related to COVID-19 Thursday. Gov. Andy Beshear also announced that 270 members of the National Guard will be sent to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration. Whitley County The Whitley County Health...

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

Looking back at the year that was 2020

Let’s face it. 2020 was quite the year from a worldwide pandemic to the third highest flood in Whitley County and Williamsburg history. Just in Whitley County alone, we were pretty much a war and a famine short of having our own Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse…LOL. Maybe 2020...
Posted On 12 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

Being old gets me at the head of the COVID vaccination list

By being over 70 years of age I am classified 1b according the Gov. Beshear’s recommendations for a vaccination shot for COVID-19. The planned vaccination phases are: Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel Phase 1b: First...
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

Answering some questions about COVID-19 vaccine

When can you get the COVID-19 vaccine? How will you know when you can get it? Where will you be able to get it? These are all questions that people are asking when it comes to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. In recent days, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack,...

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