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Kentucky Attorney General warns Kentuckians of COVID-19 scams targeting Medicaid beneficiaries

Attorney General Daniel Cameron today warned Kentuckians of new healthcare scams targeting Medicaid beneficiaries related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and encouraged consumers to report these scams to the Office of the Attorney General. “During the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Posted On 14 Apr 2020

Second COVID–19 death reported in Laurel County Tuesday

Laurel County Health Department officials announced the county’s second COVID–19 related death in two days. Health department officials said victim is a 61-year-old male. Officials with Governor Andy Beshear’s office stated that the individual who died Monday in Laurel County was...

Emergency Christian Ministries continuing to serve residents amid COVID-19

Emergency Christian Ministries in Williamsburg is in a unique position as it continues to serve clients in need of a place to stay on a short-term basis while attempting to prevent the possible spread of COVID–19. “We ask them all the recommended questions, but we have to take...

First local COVID–19 related death reported in Laurel County

Laurel County has the tri-county area’s first confirmed COVID–19 related death. Officials at the Laurel County Health Department announced the death Monday morning. “Underlying health conditions may have been a factor in this death,” official stated. Details on the victim,...

Challenge for News Journal readers: Try and do something to lift the spirits of those around you

In case the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t real enough for everyone, it really hit home for residents of Whitley and Knox counties Monday, as each county had its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Sadly, we all know that these probably won’t be the last cases of the coronavirus that we...
Posted On 12 Apr 2020

Whitley County’s number of COVID-19 cases grows from 1 to 6 in less than 36 hours

Over the course of less than 36 hours, Whitley County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has jumped from one confirmed case to six confirmed cases. The Whitley County Health Department announced about 4 p.m. Saturday that it had received notice of two additional residents, who...
Posted On 11 Apr 2020

Baptist Health Corbin treating its first COVID-19 patients

Baptist Health Corbin is now treating its first COVID-19 positive patients. “Baptist Health Corbin currently has two COVID-19 positive inpatient in our hospital. Recommended precautions are being taken to protect patients and staff,” hospital spokesperson Debbie...
Posted On 11 Apr 2020

As of Friday afternoon, Whitley County has four total confirmed cases of COVID-19

Whitley County now has four confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Whitley County was announced by the Whitley County Health Department on April 6. On Friday morning, the Whitley County Health Department reported that a second case...
Posted On 10 Apr 2020

Quarles notifies Kentucky producers Of American Farmland Trust COVID-19 Grants

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles wants Kentucky farmers to be aware of cash grants up to $1,000 available from the American Farmland Trust (AFT) to help weather potential market disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. “American Farmland Trust says it best: ‘No...
Posted On 10 Apr 2020
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As COVID-19 affects job situations, Kentucky residents are eligible to apply for Medicaid coverage

More than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits this week – breaking a record for the U.S. that was set just last week. For many of these Americans, however, losing a job doesn’t just create worry about providing for their families. It also raises concerns about...
Posted On 10 Apr 2020
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