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Whitley County has second confirmed case of COVID-19; first victim has now fully recovered

Four days after the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Whitley County, health department officials have confirmed a second case. Friday morning, Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein issued a release announcing that the health department had received...
Posted On 10 Apr 2020

COVID–19 quarantine the perfect time to adopt a shelter pet

(Dean Manning is a reporter at the News Journal.) While COVID–19 has numerous people, including school children, stuck at home, it has provided the perfect opportunity for those considering adopting a pet. Yes, the Knox-Whitley Humane Association has closed to walk-in adoption....

Gov. Beshear announces closure of Cumberland Falls State Park and Natural Bridge State Park

During his daily briefing Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he was ordering the closure of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Natural Bridge State Resort Park due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve had to make the tough decision to close Natural...
Posted On 09 Apr 2020

Disability rights advocates ask governor to make sure those with disabilities have equal access to healthcare

Disability rights advocates are asking Governor Andy Beshear to help make sure Kentuckians with disabilities have equal access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, a client-directed disability rights agency, along with individuals with...
Posted On 09 Apr 2020
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Historically Speaking the Spanish Flu actually started in Kansas

(Op-Ed: By Dr. James Finck is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Chair of the Oklahoma Civil War Symposium. Follow Historically Speaking at http://www.Historicallyspeaking.blog or on Facebook.) There has been a lot of criticism...
Posted On 09 Apr 2020

Local hospital talk COVID-19 preparedness

Hospitals in our area are preparing for what could be a potential spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the coming days. The hospitals have also received some good news recently with Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell successfully securing much...
Posted On 08 Apr 2020
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Whitley, Knox counties report first COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Knox counties announced Monday each county’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Whitley County Health Department’s Epidemiology Rapid Response Team is collaborating with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify people who have had close contact...

Knox County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

Knox County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Knox County Health Department announced about noon Monday that a Knox County resident had tested positive for COVID-19. No information in regards to the patient’s age or gender were released. “Knox County Health...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

Whitley County gets first confirmed case of COVID-19

Whitley County has its first confirmed case of someone with the coronavirus. The Whitley County Health Department announced Monday that it has received notice of a resident testing positive with COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). The Whitley County Health Department’s...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

Op-Ed: During COVID-19, Kentuckians must be ‘Watchmen at the Wall’ for the vulnerable

(Op-Ed by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron) In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has changed the way that we live our lives in the Commonwealth and throughout our country. Days spent at school and work have been replaced with online classroom sessions...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020
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