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Laurel County has 20th COVID-19 case confirmed Thursday

Laurel County now has 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Laurel County Health Department announced its most recent case Thursday. Out of the 20 cases, two are deceased, 11 have recovered, and seven cases are active. Among the active cases, one is undergoing hospital isolation, and...
Posted On 07 May 2020

Update: Kroger bringing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Corbin May 12-14

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his daily 5 p.m. news briefing Wednesday that Kroger Drive-Thru testing will be coming to Corbin on Tuesday, May 12, through Thursday, May 14. Beshear said the state’s partnership with Kroger will bring more testing next week in...
Posted On 06 May 2020

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Laurel County; All Whitley and Knox cases released from isolation

When it comes to COVID-19, there is some good news locally and some bad news. It has been nearly two weeks since a new COVID-19 case was confirmed in either Whitley or Knox County, but two new cases were reported Tuesday in Laurel County, according to local health departments....
Posted On 06 May 2020

March unemployment rate increases locally, but not as much as expected

As pretty much everyone expected, unemployment rates between February 2020 and March 2020 rose in every county in Kentucky, but probably not as much as many feared with local rates going up anywhere from 1.7 – 2.0 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics...
Posted On 02 May 2020

Laurel County reports 17th COVID-19 case; fourth Knox County patient has recovered

Laurel County reported its 17th COVID-19 case late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Laurel County Health Department. Out of the 17 cases, two are deceased, nine have recovered, and six cases are active. Among the active cases, two are undergoing hospital isolation, and four...
Posted On 30 Apr 2020

Majority of Whitley County COVID-19 cases have recovered already

A majority of Whitley County’s nine COVID-19 cases have been released from isolation, including one of the county’s two hospitalized patients, who has been discharged to go home, the Whitley County Health Department reported Monday afternoon. Five patients have now been released...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020

Whitley, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties included in President Trump’s federal disaster declaration

President Donald J. Trump’s major federal disaster declaration Friday for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and 27 Kentucky counties including Whitley, Bell, Knox and McCreary counties, will mean federal funding to repair some of the more than $1 million in flood damage in Whitley...
Posted On 24 Apr 2020

Rate of new coronavirus cases slows locally

The rate that people are testing positive for COVID-19 locally has slowed down in recent days, but it is still increasing. Tuesday afternoon, Whitley County reported its eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a non-hospitalized adult. Whitley County Public Health Director...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

Two Whitley County COVID-19 patients share a household, two share an employer

The number of COVID-19 cases in southeastern Kentucky has grown significantly in recent days. Over the course of less than 36 hours from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon, Whitley County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped from one confirmed case to six confirmed...
Posted On 15 Apr 2020

Knox County small businesses may be eligible for assistance

Knox county small businesses may be eligible for aid through a new fund created by the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK). Eligible businesses could receive up to $3000 in grant money. Knox County was selected as one of a handful of Eastern Kentucky...
Posted On 15 Apr 2020
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