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Three new COVID related death announced in Whitley County

The Whitley County Health Department announced three new COVID–19 related deaths on Tuesday. Officials noted that the individuals were all adults between the age of 55 and 70, and had not been vaccinated. According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Whitley County has...

Baptist Health Corbin and Saint Joseph London host joint press conference

They are overrun, and they want people to get vaccinated and wear masks. That was the overwhelming sentiment of a joint press conference with officials from Baptist Health Corbin and Saint Joseph London last week. “Our staff are working tirelessly to care for our patients. I am...

New York Times data not helpful in determining COVID impact

(Editor’s note: All numbers and rankings from The New York Times COVID data were taken from the charts at noon on Sept. 14.) Several Kentucky media outlets are reporting stories of The News York Times COVID data stating eight Eastern Kentucky counties are in the top 20 counties...

Corbin mayor addresses the community regarding COVID

Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus said her video to the community,  which was posted to Facebook on Wednesday, was born from a state of helplessness after speaking to healthcare workers. Razmus’s video depicts her addressing the community regarding the effects of the Delta variant...

#ENDOVERDOSE awareness walk moved to virtual format

The Whitley County Health Department moved its End Overdose Awareness Walk from in-person to a virtual event due to both weather and COVID rates. The walk was scheduled for Aug. 31, on International Overdose Awareness Day. Harm Reduction Case Manager Kelsee Dewees said several...

COVID cases continue to increase

The Whitley County Health Department announced 109 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of active cases to 608. Among the new cases, officials noted that 46 involved children and five were breakthrough cases meaning the individual had been fully vaccinated....

Adventures with Lola, the GPS

Anyone who knows me, knows I am directionally challenged. My family jokes that my sister got all of the navigational genes in the family. So much so, that we joke that she is Sacagawea and I am Lewis and Clark.  My lack of navigational skills is the reason I hate driving.  I am...

Baptist Health Corbin to offer third vaccine doses to those with weakened immune systems

Baptist Health Corbin is one of several locations now offering a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 28 days after individuals receive their second dose as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 third dose vaccines are now being scheduled and...

Area doctors plead for help from the community

Twenty-eight members of the physician leadership at Baptist Health Corbin and St. Joseph London signed a letter Friday urging members of the community to aid in the fight against COVID–19 by getting vaccinated and wearing masks correctly when indoors in public spaces. Dr. David...

Whitley Co.’s COVID-19 incidence rate one of 13 highest rates in the state

The Whitley County Health Department announced 56 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday. Officials said 15 of these cases involve children, while two are breakthrough cases, meaning the individuals have been fully vaccinated against COVID–19. There are currently 331 active COVID–19 cases...