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Unemployment rates increase locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between November 2020 and December 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 06 Feb 2021

Whitley County reports 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 14 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 3,137. There are currently 211 active cases, of which 14 are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 58.3. Knox...

Whitley County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 20 additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 3,123. There are currently 228 active cases of which 14 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,869 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 04 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports one new COVID-19 fatality Wednesday, 33rd fatality overall

The Laurel County Health Department announced one new COVID-19 death Wednesday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities to 33. “We are saddened to report our 33rd death. We send our condolences to the family and friends of the 79-year-old female,”...
Posted On 03 Feb 2021

Laurel County reports two additional COVID-19 deaths Friday

The Laurel County Health Department announced two new COVID-19 deaths Friday, which brings the county’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities to 32. “Please send your condolences to the families and friends of the 82-year-old male and 76-year-old male,” the Laurel County...
Posted On 29 Jan 2021

Whitley County reports 37 additional COVID-19 cases Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 37 additional COVID–19 cases on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 2,983. There are currently 269 active cases of which 13 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,688 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 28 Jan 2021

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

Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties report 115 total new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 20 additional COVID–19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 2,946. There are currently 232 active cases of which 13 people are hospitalized. A total of 2,688 people have been released from isolation in Whitley County....
Posted On 27 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports two additional COVID-19 deaths Monday, a total of five deaths in last seven days

The Laurel County Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 fatalities Monday, which raises the total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths to 30. “Please remember the families and friends of the 68-year-old male and 42-year-old male,” the health department wrote in a...
Posted On 25 Jan 2021

Laurel County reports third COVID-19 fatality this week Friday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Friday the passing of the third person this week in Laurel County to die from COVID-19. “We send out condolences to the family and friends of the 52-year-old male,” the Laurel County Health Department wrote in a release. This brings...
Posted On 22 Jan 2021