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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...

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...

Whitley County remains in the orange zone

Whitley County remains in the orange zone with a COVID-19 incidence rate of 16.9, but Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all stay firmly in the red zone. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s...

Laurel County remains in the orange zone while Whitley, Knox and Bell counties remain red

Laurel County remains in the orange zone while Whitley, Knox and Bell counties each remain in the red zone based on their COVID-19 incidence rates. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced six additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total...

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell all remain in the red

While 101 counties have escaped the red zone, Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all have COVID incidence rates greater than 25. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced seven additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 3,374....

Gov. encourages schools to reopen in March

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new executive order which will expand in-person instruction for schools across the commonwealth Tuesday during his daily press conference. The order recommends all public-school districts offer or expand in-person instructional opportunities...