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Four Whitley County COVID-19 patients now released from isolation

In regards to COVID-19 cases in Whitley County, health department officials released some good news Monday afternoon as four of the seven diagnosed patients have now been released from isolation. Whitley County’s most recent case was a non-hospitalized adult whose diagnosis was...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020

Schools to be closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. Officials said during a conference call with superintendents Monday that Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school...

Kentucky Attorney General Cameron joins U.S. attorneys to launch PSA warning Kentuckians of fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Rob Duncan and U.S. Attorney for the Western District Russell Coleman to release a joint public service announcement (PSA) regarding fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites. The 60-second PSA...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020
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Whitley County BOE conducts monthly meeting online due to COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitley County Board of Education used technology in order to conduct its monthly meeting on April 10, and voted to approve additional paid leave for sick or potentially sick employees during the pandemic, if it is necessary. The five-person...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020

Whitley County Water District meeting held in parking lot

During the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous government entities are going high tech in order to continue meeting while maintaining recommended social distancing measures. Some are meeting via Facebook Live, such as the Whitley County Fiscal Court, others are meeting via Zoom, such as...
Posted On 20 Apr 2020

Local airports slated to receive federal CARES Act funding

The municipal airports in Williamsburg and London are among 55 across Kentucky that will be receiving a total of $77.2 million in federal funds made available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R–KY,...

Williamsburg Firestone employees return to work with increase COVID-19 safety measures added

A little over half of the employees at Williamsburg Firestone Industrial Products Plant returned to work on April 12 after a temporary two-week shutdown, and they saw increased safety measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The entire Williamsburg facility shut down...
Posted On 19 Apr 2020

Company closes Circle K on Gordon Hill for cleaning after employee diagnosed with COVID–19

The Circle K on Gordon Hill in Corbin has been closed for cleaning after one of the employees was confirmed to have contracted COVID–19. Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said company officials contacted the health department to report the diagnosis and the...

Whitley County School District still making student meals, but no longer delivering to students

Many students in the Whitley County School District will likely have a little harder time getting school meals as they continue Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) from home. On Monday, the school district ended its delivery of student meals by school buses to every bus stop in the...
Posted On 17 Apr 2020

Local businesses, organizations provide meals to Baptist Health Corbin staff

With Baptist Health Corbin staff on the front line in the fight against COVID–19 multiple businesses, organizations and individuals have pitched in to show their appreciation by providing food for the workers. Corbin attorney Shane Romines announced last Thursday that he had...