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COVID–19 cases confirmed in Laurel, McCreary Counties

With cases confirmed in Laurel and McCreary County it is not a matter of if a confirmed case of COVID–19 will be diagnosed in Whitley County, but when, and Whitley County Health Department officials have a plan in place to respond. Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake...

Better Business Bureau warns of online scams in wake of COVID–19 pandemic

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to be on alert for potential online scams concerning the purchase of surgical masks in the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker has received more than two dozen reports from consumers about...

Kentucky unemployment insurance implements new procedures to manage influx of claims from workers affected by COVID-19 state of emergency

In an effort to serve the large influx of Kentuckians who are filing for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits as efficiently as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC) is implementing new UI filing procedures and starting new...
Posted On 22 Mar 2020
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Local officials give nearly hour long coronavirus update during City of Corbin Facebook Live video

Several government organizations in Whitley County, Corbin and Williamsburg are closing their doors to the public, and one of the few not closing its doors is encouraging people not to go to their offices in person unless they absolutely have to. Friday morning, several Whitley...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

Baptist Health Corbin implements temporary visitor restrictions

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Baptist Health Corbin has announced that out of an abundance of caution, it has activated appropriate infection control protocols at the hospital, and implemented new visitor restrictions as Gov. Andy Beshear has advised. Patients in...
Posted On 20 Mar 2020

Corbin Utilities Commission suspends late fees, disconnection of service for non-payment

The Corbin Utilities Commission approved proposed steps to aid customers and employees during the COVID–19 situation, waiving credit card and late fees, suspending the disconnection of services for non–payment, giving employees additional sick leave, and authorizing the general...

May Day, Battle of the Badges postponed

The Corbin Ossoli Club’s annual May Day event and the Battle of the Badges charity basketball game between Corbin Police and Corbin firefighters have joined the growing list of events to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The May Day Festival had been scheduled for May 1 at The Arena...

Local schools still working to educate, feed children during crisis

Schools across Corbin, Williamsburg and Whitley County, as well as the rest of the state, have all canceled in-seat classes through at least March 27, leaving educators with a whole host of issues ranging from preparing non-traditional instruction packets for students during the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2020

Corbin Utilities Commission considering suspending disconnections, waiving late fees

The Corbin Utilities Commission is considering several steps to help area residents in light of the coronavirus. At a special called commission meeting to be held at 4:30 p.m. today, the commissioners are scheduled to consider waiving the credit card fees and late fees,...

Baptist Health Corbin institutes new rules for those entering hospital

Baptist Health Corbin has implemented coronavirus screening measures for all patients and visitors entering the hospital. Officials said all entrances to the hospital, with the exception of the main entrance, outpatient specialty clinic, and emergency department, will be closed....