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Whitley, Laurel, Knox County remain in COVID–19 red zone

The Whitley County Health Department announced 25 new COVID–19 cases Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 856. There are 169 active cases, of which five are hospitalized. Whitley County has reported 80 new cases since last Thursday. Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate was...

Knox County announces 15th COVID-19 death Monday

The Knox County Health Department reported 24 new COVID-19 cases Monday, including two cases that involve children, and it reported one new COVID-19 death. “We are deeply sadden(ed) to report one death, our thoughts are with this family during this difficult time. We encourage...
Posted On 26 Oct 2020

Corbin Police investigating broken storefront windows at Trademart

Corbin Police are asking for the public’s help to locate the individual(s) who broke multiple storefront windows at the Trademart Shopping Center overnight Sunday. Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs officer, said the vandal(s) struck the windows at Books-a-Million,...

Laurel County reports death of two patients with COVID-19 Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported 22 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and that two COVID-19 positive patients had passed away. “At this time it is unclear if the deaths were COVID-19 related. We will await confirmation from the Kentucky Department for Public Health before...
Posted On 23 Oct 2020

Laurel, Knox Co. deputies seize pound of meth Thursday

A joint effort between Laurel and Knox County Sheriff’s deputies resulted in the arrest of three Louisville residents and the seizure of approximately one pound of methamphetamine Thursday night. Deandre M. Johnson, 30, Robert Bright, 26, and Bennasha K. Harris, 23, were arrested...

For second day in a row, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases

For the second straight day, Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 19 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 26 new cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all report double-digit increases in new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Laurel, Whitley, Bell and Knox counties all reported double-digit increases in their number of new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The Laurel County Health Department reported 26 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 11 new cases Tuesday, 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, 21 new cases...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports 11th COVID-19 fatality Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported one new COVID–19 related death on Tuesday, bringing the county’s death toll to 11. Officials said the individual was an adult, but declined to release further details. This marks the third such death over the last week. One was...

Knox, Whitley, Laurel, Bell counties report new COVID-19 cases Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that 77 new COVID-19 cases had been diagnosed between Monday and Saturday, including: 41 new cases Monday, 15 new cases Sunday, and 21 new cases Saturday. Monday’s new cases include: a 25-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, a...
Posted On 19 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports sixth COVID-19 death Friday within a five-day period

For the third time this week, the Whitley County Health Department announced a new COVID-19 death Friday, which marks the sixth death in the last five days. On Monday, the Whitley County Health Department announced four COVID-19 deaths, and on Thursday one additional death was...
Posted On 16 Oct 2020