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Gov. Andy Beshear announces record number of deaths for second day in a row

The Whitley County Health Department announced 26 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,440. There are currently 208 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. The Laurel County Health Department announced 50 additional cases of COVID–19 on...

Local school districts making plans in light of decision not to resume traditional classes

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. During a conference call with superintendents Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional (NTI) days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Schools...

Schools to be closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. Officials said during a conference call with superintendents Monday that Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school...

Second COVID–19 death reported in Laurel County Tuesday

Laurel County Health Department officials announced the county’s second COVID–19 related death in two days. Health department officials said victim is a 61-year-old male. Officials with Governor Andy Beshear’s office stated that the individual who died Monday in Laurel County was...

Governor orders restaurants, bars to close in latest step to stop spread of coronavirus

Governor Andy Beshear ordered all restaurants across the state to close beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday. Restaurants may continue to serve carryout and delivery orders, and those with drive-throughs may also operate. Bars are also subject to the closure order “It’s not lost...

Corbin closing McBurney Center because of coronavirus

The City of Corbin is closing McBurney Center for a month City officials announced the decision Friday as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. This will include activities at the Corbin Senior Citizens Center Officials are making arrangements to provide meals to...

Knox County Schools closing for a month

Knox County Public Schools officials announced Thursday that schools will be closed for a month beginning Monday in response to the threat of the coronavirus Officials stated that students would receive printed material when leaving school Friday to provide instruction during...

Corbin Schools to close for a month to help prevent possible spread of coronavirus

The Corbin Board of Education voted Thursday night to close school for the next three weeks. Earlier Thursday, Governor Andy Beshear had asked school systems across the commonwealth to close down beginning Monday for two weeks to help prevent the further spread of the...

Governor Beshear: No confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said Thursday that there are currently no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the commonwealth. In a press conference held at the Capitol in Frankfort and broadcast live on Facebook, Beshear said state health officials are currently monitoring...