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Governor makes several new mask recommendations for schools

While local school districts are hesitant to release information about COVID-19 restrictions that may be enforced at schools since incident rates could change, Gov. Andy Beshear announced some of the state recommendations on Monday during his media briefing. “Our priority is our...

Public memorial scheduled for Corbin doctor

A public memorial has been planned for a doctor who died last year after battling COVID-19. A memorial to celebrate, “the legacy and 60th birthday of Dr. Mohammad Jawed,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Corbin Arena on Aug. 2. Jawed was recognized last year by Gov. Andy Beshear,...

Whitley County back in COVID-19 red zone

Whitley County is once again in the red on Kentucky’s COVID–19 scale. According to the information released by Kentucky Public Health, the county’s incidence rate stood at 26.4 on Monday, making it one of eight counties in Kentucky to be in the red zone. According to the Kentucky...

Whitley and Bell remain in orange

Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 3,817. There are currently 26 active cases, of which none are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands...

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...

Walk-ins welcome for COVID vaccine

Individuals interested in receiving the COVID–19 vaccination, may now do so on a walk-in basis at the Baptist Health Corbin COVID–19 vaccine clinic. “You can still make an appointment if you want to,” said Debbie Hardin, Strategic Services Manager at the hospital. The Corbin...

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...

12-months since first COVID case hit Whitley

  April 6 marks the one-year anniversary since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Whitley County. Members of the community have all been impacted differently with some feeling the effects of the virus more than others. Despite the differences, every person has been...

Knox County Health Department Director addresses Covid numbers

(Story by Jeff Ledington, Mountain Advocate) Knox County has seen a spike in Covid-19 related deaths in the state’s daily report. The jump from 11 deaths to 30 surprised many who look at the Knox County Health Department’s daily update; no deaths had been reported there since...
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Bell Co. Health Department announces two COVID related deaths Tuesday

The Bell County Health Department sadly announced two new COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday. These account for the second and third deaths this week. The total number of COVID related deaths in Bell County is 41. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 10...