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Wearing a face mask at Baptist Health facility is a practical way to reduce COVID-19 spread

In order to further limit the spread of COVID-19, all patients, family members, visitors, staff and vendors must wear a face mask at all times when in a Baptist Health facility. The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from one person to another, usually through droplets...
Posted On 04 Jun 2020
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Williamsburg City Hall reopening June 15 to the public

Williamsburg City Hall will be reopening to the public on June 15, Mayor Roddy Harrison said Tuesday afternoon. City Hall has been closed to the public since March 23 due to COVID-19. Harrison said that next week’s monthly city council meeting will be held online via Zoom once...
Posted On 03 Jun 2020

Number of new COVID-19 cases varying locally between counties

The number of COVID-19 cases locally has been up and down in recent days with some counties reporting new cases, and other counties reporting that all of their patients have either recovered or are no longer in isolation. Knox County reported its ninth and tenth COVID-19 cases on...
Posted On 03 Jun 2020

Knox County reports its 10th COVID-19 case, Bell County its fourth case

The number of COVID-19 cases locally has been up and down in recent days with some counties reporting new cases, and other counties reporting that all of their patients have either recovered or are no longer in isolation. Knox County reported its ninth and 10th COVID-19 cases on...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020

Election Day details revealed for Knox County

Knox County will officially have two voting precincts for the June 23 primary election. According to Knox County Clerk Mike Corey, voting precincts will be set up in the gymnasiums of both Lynn Camp and Knox Central High School. Voting will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.,...

OpEd: Don’t stall, answer the call

(OpEd by Mark Carter, an executive policy advisor with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, has most recently served as chief executive officer at Passport Health Plan. For more information about contact tracing and the coronavirus, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.) Don’t...
Posted On 29 May 2020
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Beware of scams promising easy money

With COVID–19 putting a financial pinch on so many people, there is a temptation to search the internet for extra ways to earn money. One Whitley County resident said Tuesday that he thought he had found one way involving advertising for Dr. Pepper soft drinks. However, it could...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association reopens to public

The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is once again open to the public for those seeking to adopt a shelter pet. Officials announced last week that that shelter, which serves Knox, Whitley and Clay counties, would return to its normal operating hours. Hours for tours and adoptions...

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Whitley, Knox or Laurel counties since May 17

The number of COVID-19 cases locally has not grown in recent days, but there are still positive patients, who remain in isolation. Whitley County reported its 11th COVID-19 case on May 17. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said Tuesday that this...
Posted On 27 May 2020

COVID-19 has proven that ‘church’ isn’t just a building

My fellow Whitley County residents, I am quite proud of the way you have handled things so far during COVID-19 on so many levels. For starters, let’s talk about our local churches. I have to applaud our local churches and religious leaders. Even though early on most didn’t like...
Posted On 24 May 2020