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Public health notices issued for possible COVID-19 exposure at Corbin, Barbourville restaurants

Late Thursday afternoon, the Knox County Health Department issued public health notices regarding possible recent COVID-19 exposure at Long John Silver’s and McDonalds restaurants in Barbourville and Corbin. “Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is working closely with management...
Posted On 28 Jan 2021

Corbin area COVID-19 public health notices issued

The Whitley County and Knox County health departments have issued a pair of public health COVID-19 notices concerning employees being diagnosed at two different stores. A positive case has been reported involving an employee at Big Lots in Corbin. The employee last worked at Big...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020

Rapid antigen drive-thru COVID-19 testing available Friday, July 31, in Barbourville

The Knox County Health Department is helping host COVID-19 drive-thru testing on Friday, July 31, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Knox County Ambulance Service, which is located at 223 Gregory Lane, Barbourville. Rapid antigen and PCR testing is available based on screening...
Posted On 30 Jul 2020
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Whitley County gets seventh confirmed COVID-19 case; Knox County up to four confirmed cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Whitley County jumped to seven total cases Thursday morning, and the number of COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped Wednesday to a total of four. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that the seventh person is a...
Posted On 16 Apr 2020

Knox County has first confirmed case of COVID-19

Knox County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Knox County Health Department announced about noon Monday that a Knox County resident had tested positive for COVID-19. No information in regards to the patient’s age or gender were released. “Knox County Health...
Posted On 06 Apr 2020

Hep A vaccine might become mandatory for Knox County food workers

The Knox County Health Department and Fiscal Court are teaming up to stop the spread of Hepatitis A. At the Fiscal Court’s January 23 meeting, Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell introduced Resolution #20190123-01 which mandates all food service employees receive the hepatitis A...
Posted On 31 Jan 2019
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Corbin Little Caesar’s Pizza worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

A worker at a Corbin restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, according to a Knox County Health Department release Monday. The case of Hepatitis A was diagnosed on Friday, Dec. 7, in a food service worker at Little Caesar’s Pizza, which is located at 510 Master Street. “An...