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Laurel County reports death of two patients with COVID-19 Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and that two COVID-19 positive patients had passed away. “At this time it is unclear if the deaths were COVID-19 related. We will await confirmation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health before...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020

Corbin Utilities Commission resuming disconnects on Nov. 21

Corbin Utilities customers will soon face cutoffs over delinquent utility bills. Ron Herd, General Manager of the Corbin Utilities Commission, said the company, which has suspended disconnects since March because of COVID–19, will resume cutoffs in November. “Our arrears is...

For second day in a row, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases

For the second straight day, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 26 new cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 26 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, 21 new cases...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

W’burg schools hoping to return to in-person classes as soon as COVID-19 incidence rates drop sufficiently

Principal Marc Taylor told the Williamsburg Independent Board of Education Tuesday that he hopes to know sometime within the next three days about whether the district will be able to resume in-person classes possibly as early as next week. Taylor noted that he monitors COVID-19...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports 11th COVID-19 fatality Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported one new COVID–19 related death on Tuesday, bringing the county’s death toll to 11. Officials said the individual was an adult, but declined to release further details. This marks the third such death over the last week. One was...

Knox, Whitley, Laurel, Bell counties report new COVID-19 cases Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that 77 new COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed between Monday and Saturday, including: 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, and 21 new cases Saturday. Monday’s new cases include: a 25-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports sixth COVID-19 death Friday within a five-day period

For the third time this week, the Whitley County Health Department announced a new COVID-19 death Friday, which marks the sixth death in the last five days. On Monday, the Whitley County Health Department announced four COVID-19 deaths, and on Thursday one additional death was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020

Whitley, Bell counties report new COVID-19 fatalities Thursday

Both Whitley and Bell counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday. “We have 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents today. We are also very sad to report one new death. We have adjusted our cases from yesterday down two after determining they are not...
Posted On 15 Oct 2020

Knox County Health Department reports three new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

The Knox County Health Department reported 31 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including one child, and three new COVID-19 deaths. “We have been notified that 13 of these cases are from a congregated setting. We are also deeply saddened to report three deaths. Our thoughts are with...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020