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Beshear to lift restrictions May 28

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that more than 80 percent of Kentuckians 65 or older have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and he announced that on May 28, the state will lift the curfew on restaurants and bars and allow bar seating. As of Monday, May...

Laurel Co. announces three new COVID deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear said that Kentucky is getting closer to its goal of 2.5 million-vaccines sought as part of the Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge. As of Tuesday, Beshear reported that 1,835,176 have received at least their first dose of the vaccine in Kentucky. “We’re getting...

800,000 Kentuckians needed for Beshear to lift restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,732,791 Kentuckians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. With Tuesday’s update, approximately 800,000 more Kentuckians need to receive the vaccine for Beshear to lift capacity restrictions and social distancing...

Laurel County Health Dept. reports 10 new COVID related deaths since April 12

Laurel County Health Department reported 10 new deaths since April 12 according to its Facebook update on April 19. The total number of COVID-related deaths in Laurel County was reported at 70. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19...

Beshear pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a temporary pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine Tuesday after the recommendation was made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recommendation was the result of...

Whitley remains in red zone

Whitley County remains in the red as Laurel, Knox and Bell counties move into the orange zone. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced eight additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 3,648. There are currently 54 active cases, of...

Six new cases of COVID announced in Whitley County

The Whitley County Health Department announced six new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,589. Officials said there are currently 67 active cases, of which three are hospitalized. Since last Wednesday, Whitley County has had 56 n...

Bell County Health Department announces 2 additional COVID-19 related deaths

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all remain in the top 20 counties in Kentucky with COVID-19 incidence rates at 20 or higher. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced nine additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 3,533....

Whitley and Laurel counties are out of the red

Whitley and Laurel counties are out of the red as COVID-19 incidence rates remain below 25. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 25 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 3,425. There are currently 57 active cases, of which...
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