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Cumberland River Behavioral Health gets $250k grant

A local community mental health agency is receiving nearly a quarter million dollars in funding to establish a crisis stabilization unit for those with substance use disorder in Corbin. On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear along with the Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) and the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2021

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...

Whitley County now seeing incidence rates of COVID-19 slowly decreasing

The Whitley County Health Department announced 11 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,745. The health department reported 15 new cases on Jan. 16, 20 new cases on Jan. 17, and 10 new cases on Jan. 18. There are currently 198 active cases, of...

Whitley County announces one new COVID related death Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced one additional death related to COVID-19 Thursday. Gov. Andy Beshear also announced that 270 members of the National Guard will be sent to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration. Whitley County The Whitley County Health...

Beshear announces more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19

Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 3,000 new cases Tuesday in the Commonwealth making it the fourth-highest Tuesday on record. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 27 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,634. There are...

Whitley, Bell counties report COVID–19 related deaths Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced the county’s 20th COVID–19 related death on Tuesday. Not details were released concerning the individual. Whitley County’s most recent death, prior to this, occurred on Dec. 7. Officials reported 45 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday,...

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Baptist Health Corbin

Officials at Baptist Health Corbin announced Tuesday that the Pfizer COVID–19 vaccine  has arrived on site. The hospital was one of 11 across Kentucky that Gov. Andy Beshear announced would be recipients of the initial shipment as part of the effort to immunize frontline...

Gov. Beshear to allow executive order closing bars and restaurants to indoor service to expire Sunday night

Gov Andy Beshear offered nothing Thursday to indicate that his executive order closing bars and restaurants to indoor service would be extended. Beshear said while Thursday saw the highest number of new COVID–19 cases across the state in a single day with 4,325, long-term...

Baptist Health Corbin one of 11 Ky. hospitals to receive initial COVID–19 vaccines slated for healthcare workers

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Baptist Health Corbin will be one of 11 medical facilities across the state that will receive a portion of the initial Pfizer vaccine, slated to arrive in Kentucky as early as Dec. 15. Beshear said previously that Kentucky is slated to...

Previous COVID-19 shutdown proved effective locally

Gov. Andy Beshear has issued an executive order shutting down all bars and restaurants until Dec. 14 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, which on Friday reached a record level of 3,825 new cases being reported. The new order also limits attendance at event venues,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2020