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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?...

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...

Those ages 16 and older can now get their COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID–19 vaccinations are now available to Kentucky residents at least 16 years of age. Gov. Andy Beshear announced the change that went into effect last Friday. “We are seeing a number of states with an increase in cases and hospitalizations, and it is happening among younger...

COVID–19 vaccinations to be made available to 16, 17-year-olds

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that the minimum age to receive the COVID–19 vaccination will be lowered to 16 effective Friday. However, of the three approved vaccines from Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 16 and...

Governor asks Biden to issue disaster declaration for Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear is asking President Joe Biden to issue a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in regards to the severe winter storm system that impacted Kentucky from Feb. 8 – Feb. 19, 2021, and for public assistance for 44 counties, including: Whitley, Laurel and McCreary...
Posted On 24 Mar 2021

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...