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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

Area counties remain in COVID–19 red zone

The Whitley County Health Department announced 19 new COVID–19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 1,194. There are now 169 active cases, of which, five are currently hospitalized. Whitley County officials issued a COVID–19 public health notice concerning Overhead Door...

Gov Beshear says additional measures will be necessary if COVID–19 trend doesn’t reverse by Wednesday

Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday during his daily news conference that if the state’s COVID–19 numbers did not improve by Wednesday, then additional measure would be taken to stop the spread. While Beshear did not go into specifics, he emphasized that the measures would not be on...

Laurel County Health Department announces 11th COVID–19 related death on Friday

The Laurel County Health Department announced the county’s 11th COVID–19 related death on Friday. Officials identified the individual as a 77-year-old female. Laurel County reported its last COVID–19 deaths on Oct. 23, Officials announced 48 new COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing...

Whitley County suffers 15th COVID–19 related death Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced the county’s 15th COVID–19 related death on Thursday. Details on the individual were not available. This is the first such death in Whitley County since Nov. 5 when two deaths were reported. Officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases...