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Root Beer Stand institutes new rules, limited menu

The Root Beer Stand in Corbin has limited its menu and instituted other changes in an effort to limit the number of customers remaining on site to eat their food. “We ask that you please take your order with you once you receive it. You cannot dine on site,” officials with the...

Judicial center, circuit clerk’s office closed to the public through May 1

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered all judicial centers and circuit court clerk’s offices across the commonwealth to be closed to the public through May 1. Clerk’s office’s will still be open and may be reached by phone to answer questions. Proceedings such as arraignments...

SEKRI begins production on 275,000 life-saving masks

Everyone is trying to find ways to contribute to the escalating coronavirus problem in our country right now. For many, that may be simply making a decision to stay home instead of visiting friends and family in order to keep from potentially spreading the disease. For others, it...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020
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Williamsburg closes all playgrounds, ball courts, recreation facilties

All playgrounds, picnic shelters, basketball courts and ball fields in Williamsburg were officially shut down effective Saturday morning by order of Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison due to coronavirus concerns, and Williamsburg police are assisting in enforcing those closures....
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, WE ARE THERE WITH YOU.

The News Journal, in both digital and print, is here to keep you informed on everything affecting our local communities about COVID-19. First of all we want you to know that the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the receipt of newspapers carries no real risk of...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

A list of area restaurants and how to get a hold of them

It’s no secret that in the era of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, many of our local restaurants are struggling. In an effort to help out our local restaurants and our readers, who are trying to decide where to eat, below is a list of area restaurants, which was assembled by the News...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Due to COVID-19, many stores offering ‘senior shopping’ hour for seniors, vulnerable adults

Several grocery and general merchandise stores, which sell food, throughout Whitley County and the surrounding area have changed hours due to the coronavirus or COVID-19. Many of these stores are also setting aside a time for only seniors and those with other medical...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Remember, during this difficult time, ‘We’re all in it together’

As you might have guessed, how to cover a worldwide pandemic is not a topic they cover in journalism school, although I suspect it might be added to the curriculum this fall…LOL. Truth be told, I don’t think this is a topic that gets covered by trainers for almost any profession...
Posted On 01 Apr 2020

Second COVID–19 case confirmed in Laurel County

A second case of COVID–19 was confirmed Monday in Laurel County. Officials with the Laurel County Health Department announced the new case Monday night, noting the department is working to track individuals who have had close contact with this new case. “The Health Department is...

SBA offers disaster assistance to Kentucky small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Kentucky small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020
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