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UPDATE: Guidance for grocery pickup now available following Corbin Walmart’s closure

Corbin Walmart will be closing at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 for additional sanitization and to restock shelves according to a Facebook post made by the store around noon on Wednesday. The store will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday. Associates will continue to work their normal schedules, the...

National Guard coming to Baptist Health Corbin to aid COVID–19 efforts

Baptist Health Corbin is getting reinforcements from the Kentucky National Guard as it continues to deal with the COVID–19 surge. Hospital officials said 15 of the 310 guard members that have been activated to support hospitals across the state will be assigned to Baptist Health...

82nd Rep. Regina Huff discusses special session

State Representative Regina Petrey Huff, R-Williamsburg, is unable to attend the special legislative session because of a family emergency. Gov. Andy Beshear called the special session beginning Tuesday for the purpose of extending the state of emergency that Beshear had declared...

Baptist Health feeling effects of COVID surge

Baptist Health Corbin is overwhelmed right now due to the latest COVID-19 surge, and it has temporarily closed its surgery department and stopped patient visitation. Sherrie Mays, vice president and chief nursing officer for Baptist Health Corbin, was one of the speakers during...
Posted On 02 Sep 2021

Despite concerns about the vaccine, I still got vaccinated

A couple of friends of mine got COVID-19 recently. One of whom had to go to the hospital not once, but twice on two consecutive days. This was largely because there were no available beds when she went the first day in order for her to be admitted. She had to return the second...
Posted On 31 Aug 2021

Baptist Health Corbin now not allowing visitation for most patients

Baptist Health Corbin is now restricting visitation and not allowing any visitors at this time for most patients at the hospital. There will be limited exceptions. The change went into effect on today, Aug. 29. “We have seen a significant increase in the COVID positivity rate in...
Posted On 29 Aug 2021

Letter to the Editor: Nearly 30 local physicians plead for help in COVID-19 fight

To the Editor from the physicians of Saint Joseph London and Baptist Health Corbin: As physicians, we are called to care for the sick no matter the time of the day, or day of the week. We are asked to put others before ourselves. During the pandemic, our call is no different. We...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021
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Local districts have no options on masks in schools

If you don’t like the fact that students, teachers and staff have to wear masks while inside schools, then you shouldn’t take it out on local officials, who are still being mandated by the state to require mask wearing. While the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a ruling Saturday...
Posted On 26 Aug 2021

In southeastern Ky.’s Covid-19 hotspot, health-care providers try to fight misinformation without confrontation

By Jamie Lucke Kentucky Health News Martin Huff of WYGE Christian Radio in London says he never shied from vaccines before. He gets an annual flu shot and has been vaccinated against shingles. Covid-19 was different. “There was so much propaganda and talk, you didn’t know what to...
Posted On 25 Aug 2021
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Chamber luncheon featuring McConnell postponed due to COVID-19

An upcoming joint Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Knox County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon featuring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been postponed due to COVID-19. The luncheon had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the...
Posted On 23 Aug 2021