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Ky. reached largest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Bell County reports four new cases

Gov. Andy Beshear reported Sunday afternoon that 979 newly reported cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed statewide, including three new deaths. This was the largest single-day total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. “We typically have limited reporting on Sunday which...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020

Central Christian Academy opening in Gray in the fall

(Story by Jeff Ledington) Central Christian Academy gets its name for its central location to Knox, Whitley, and Laurel counties. Founded with the idea of offering Christian education “that feels like a normal school,” the school is non-denominational and not affiliated with any...
Posted On 19 Jul 2020
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Governor Beshear announces 583 new COVID–19 cases on Saturday

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 583 new COVID–19 cases in Kentucky Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 22,184. Beshear noted that 583 is the second highest one-day total for the state since the first case was reported on March 6. Beshear added that among the new...

Barbourville’s Daniel Boone Festival cancelled

For the first time in history, the Daniel Boone Festival has been cancelled due to a global pandemic. The number of positive COVID-19 cases increasing in Knox and surrounding counties weighed heavy on committee members and community leaders. During a regular meeting of the DBF...
Posted On 17 Jul 2020
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Knox County reports two additional COVID-19 deaths from Christian Health Center; one COVID-19 death reported in Bell County

In regards to COVID-19, Thursday was a particularly bad day with new COVID-19 cases being reported in Knox, Bell, Laurel and Whitley counties, and with COVID-19 related deaths being reported in both Knox and Bell counties. “We have been notified of seven residents testing...
Posted On 16 Jul 2020

Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Bell counties report additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday

COVID-19 cases continued to increase in Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Bell counties Wednesday afternoon as all four counties reported at least one additional COVID-19 case. The Laurel County Health Department reported Wednesday that eight new cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020

Laurel, Knox, Whitley, Bell, McCreary counties all add new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in all area counties as Laurel County recently reported its fourth death due to the virus, Knox County recently reported that two additional Christian Health Center patients had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in addition to one staff member...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020

Update: Fourth COVID-19 patient dies in Laurel County; Two additional Christian Health Center patients, one additional staff member test positive for COVID-19

Laurel County reported its fourth death due to COVID-19, and Knox County reported that two additional patients and one additional employee at Christian Health Center in Corbin had tested positive for COVID-19 Monday. In addition, Whitley and Bell counties also reported additional...
Posted On 13 Jul 2020

Bell County reports four new COVID-19 cases Sunday

The Bell County Health Department reported four additional COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon raising the total number of cases in Bell County to 108. On Saturday afternoon, the Bell County Health Department announced that there were seven new cases, on Friday it reported 20 new...
Posted On 12 Jul 2020

Knox, Bell counties report additional COVID-19 cases

Knox and Bell counties have recently reported additional COVID-19 cases, according to health departments in both counties. The Bell County Health Department reported early Saturday evening that seven new cases of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in Bell County raising the total number...
Posted On 11 Jul 2020