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Baptist Health Corbin to receive support from Kentucky National Guard

Baptist Health Corbin is one of 21 hospitals in Kentucky that will receive support from the Kentucky National Guard. On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 310 additional Kentucky National Guard members will assist with nonclinical functions within hospitals to allow...

Local school decisions moot after Beshear’s mask mandate

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a statewide mask mandate for schools. “This is how we make sure we protect our children, but this is also how we make sure that they stay in school,” said Beshear during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Local school boards have...

Ground broken for $51 million Firestone expansion

  Local, state and national dignitaries were in attendance at the groundbreaking for Firestone Industrial Products’ 68,000 square-feet expansion on Monday. “Firestone Industrial Products has been a part of the Whitley County Community and a key team Kentucky player since it...

Whitley County COVID–19 vaccination rate stands at 32.9 percent

The Whitley County Health Department announced the latest COVID–19 death Monday. Officials said the adult, who had not been vaccinated, died last week. According to officials, 32.9 percent of the county’s residents that are eligible have been vaccinated. Officials announced 43...

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...

Corbin, Williamsburg among small Kentucky cities receiving American Rescue Plan funds

Corbin and Williamsburg are among 360 smaller cities across Kentucky which have begun receiving a portion of the $157 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the funding for the cities with populations under 50,000 Thursday afternoon....

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 the Kentucky Department of 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 zone. Clay County...

SOAR Summit could bring 3k visitors to Corbin

“Gov. Beshear and I are proud to announce that the 2021 SOAR Summit will be hosted by the City of Corbin at the Corbin Arena on Oct. 13 and 14 of this year,” announced Congressman Hal Rogers on June 2 at Second and Main in Downtown Corbin. SOAR, which stands for Shaping Our...

Gov. Beshear announces funding for Fifth Street roundabout, Master Street sidewalk projects

During a trip to Whitley and Pulaski counties on Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced two local transportation safety improvement projects in the Corbin area. $750,000 has been allocated for the design and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Fifth Street Road,...

$290,000 awarded for Master Street sidewalk

The City of Corbin was awarded $290,000 for the Master Street Sidewalk project as part of the state’s $5 million transportation investment. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member?...