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Unemployment rates drop locally in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, Bell counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between December 2020 and January 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley...
Posted On 27 Mar 2021

179 new cases of COVID-19 in Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties

Between Whitley, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties combined, 179 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 41 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, which brings the county’s total to 2,238 cases There are currently 225...
Posted On 30 Dec 2020

State positivity rate declines for eighth straight day

The Whitley County Health Department announced 36 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,790. There are currently 376 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 102. The...

Whitley, Laurel and Bell all reporting new COVID related deaths

The Whitley County Health Department announced 49 additional COVID–19 cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 1,530. There are currently 260 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. The health department reported one new death on Nov. 30 and two new deaths on Dec. 4...

Grand Jury hands down indictments in Knox County

A Corbin man was indicted Friday in Knox County for allegedly holding a woman against her will and, repeatedly, abusing her. Roy L. Garland, 38, was indicted on charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and...

Knox-Whitley Humane Association seeking donations of pet items to stuff stockings

When Christmas comes Wednesday, staff and volunteers at the Knox-Whitley Humane Association will be handing out treats and toys to all of the good little dogs and cats that are still waiting for a forever home. The shelter, located at 66 Busy Lane off of Fifth Street Road, is...

Third person named in federal conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, Oxymorphone identified as Williamsburg man

The third man named in a federal indictment charging a conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in Whitley, Knox, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties, has been identified as a Williamsburg resident. Fifty-four-year-old Gary L. Cupp’s name was initially redacted from the...

Knox deputies investigating burglary complaint find man with shotgun and ‘Ninja Death Star”

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies called to investigate a report of a burglary in Gray Saturday discovered a man hiding in the garage with a shotgun and a “Ninja Death Star.” Sheriff Mike Smith said Deputy Keith Liford was called to the residence on Doctor Parker Lane about 2 p.m....

Knox Co. Judge-Executive responds to audit findings

Two full years after an audit of the Knox County Fiscal Court, the 2014 results have finally been released from the state auditors office. While there were no real issues concerning the misuse or misplacement of money, the audit found several instances of improper procedures. The...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Knox deputy cleared of wrong-doing in fatal shoooting

A Knox County Deputy has been officially cleared by the Grand Jury after fatally shooting a Flat Lick man during an altercation on June 29. “The State Police investigated the incident,” said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs. “We presented all of our...
Posted On 02 Sep 2016
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