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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...

Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19

(Editor’s note: The Whitley County Health Department was closed Monday due to inclement weather, and as of 5 p.m. Laurel County had not posted its daily COVID-19 update.) Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19 on Wednesday, but said it is...

Baptist Health Corbin honors employees during recent appreciation ceremony

“This was going to be over in three months, six months, nine months and now it is a year later, so we are still here. We are still fighting this virus. We are thankful to have vaccine and doing a lot of vaccinations,” said Anthony Powers, President of Baptist Health Corbin,...

Whitley Co. changes in-person learning

Starting Monday, Whitley County School District’s hybrid in-person instruction schedule will transition to an A/B schedule. Students who attend in-person will either attend Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. No students will attend in-person on Wednesdays as that day will...

Kroger vaccination sites to reschedule appointments

Because of inclement weather, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that vaccination appointments for Wednesday and Thursday at Kroger regional vaccine sites will be rescheduled to ensure the safety of all staff, volunteers and vaccine recipients. “The commonwealth is facing a...

Steel Panther and monster trucks among events coming to The Arena

The Arena in Corbin will host some heavy metal in the coming days and months. Arena Director Kristi Balla announced Tuesday that heavy metal band Steel Panther will be playing The Arena on April 22. “They are very entertaining,” Balla said of the band, which will be playing as...

Beshear announces 5 percent increase in vaccine supply

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that Kentucky’s vaccine supply will increase by an additional 5 percent resulting in the state’s supply having increased by 22 percent by the week of Feb. 8 as compared to the week of Jan. 25. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department...

Beshear announces third straight week of decline in COVID cases in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s third straight week of declining number of cases and its fourth day in a row with a positivity rate below 9 percent. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 49 additional COVID–19 cases since Friday, bringing the...

Beshear announces two cases of COVID variant in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear said two cases of the COVID-19 variant from the United Kingdom (UK) have been confirmed in the commonwealth. “Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack is going to talk about this more tomorrow. The UK variant does spread more aggressively, but he’ll take us...

Whitley Co. Schools return to virtual learning starting Friday

Whitley County Schools will have no in-person instruction from Friday, Jan. 22, to Friday, Jan. 29. In a Facebook post, the district said, “Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled in-person instruction for January 22nd-January 29th.  We have some positive COVID cases in...