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State positivity rate declines for eighth straight day

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,790. There are currently 376 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 102. The...

Whitley and Bell County both report new COVID-19 related deaths

Both Whitley and Bell County have reported additional deaths over the last three days. The Whitley County Health Department announced 45 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 1,622. Over the weekend the health department reported 37 new cases...

WoodmenLife donates to COVID efforts

WoodmenLife Chapter 884 recently donated $300 to Restoration Ministries to assist with their COVID-19 relief efforts. The donation is part of a nationwide campaign to support community organizations as they work to provide assistance to those affected by the pandemic. WoodmenLife...
Posted On 06 Dec 2020
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Whitley, Laurel and Bell all reporting new COVID related deaths

The Whitley County Health Department announced 49 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,530. There are currently 260 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. The health department reported one new death on Nov. 30 and two new deaths on Dec. 4...

COVID-19 vaccine is close

Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that Kentucky is expected to receive approximately 38,000 doses of the new COVID–19 vaccine that has been developed by Pfizer by mid-December. Beshear said the Pfizer vaccine, and the one developed by Maderna, have each proven more than 90 percent...

New health clinic at WCMS offers COVID, and other testing

A new health clinic has opened at Whitley County Middle School. Family Health Care will operate a clinic there with nurse practitioner Brittany Slone available from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to see patients. The health clinic is set up for the students and staff...
Posted On 04 Dec 2020
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Whitley County gingerbread house contest

Do you think you make the best looking gingerbread house in Whitley County? This is your chance to find out or to view some really nice-looking gingerbread houses and help judge which one is the best. The Whitley County Extension Community Arts Center is sponsoring a gingerbread...

23 COVID-19 patients at Baptist Health Corbin but room for more

While hospitals in other parts of the state are struggling to accommodate the increase in COVID–19 patients, officials at Baptist Health Corbin say they are able to continue to provide all normal services. Debbie Hardin, Marketing Manager at the hospital, said there are currently...

Answering the Call: Contact tracers help track, contain the spread of COVID-19 in Whitley Co.

With new COVID-19 cases still being announced every day, the process of contact tracing is playing a crucial role in tracking, and hopefully reducing, the spread of this deadly disease.
Posted On 16 Aug 2020
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