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January unemployment rate increases in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel – between January 2019 and January 2020, fell in 21 and stayed the same in 5 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020

Second COVID–19 case confirmed in Laurel County

A second case of COVID–19 was confirmed Monday in Laurel County. Officials with the Laurel County Health Department announced the new case Monday night, noting the department is working to track individuals who have had close contact with this new case. “The Health Department is...

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

Vehicle pursuit through two counties ends in Corbin

A Michigan man was allegedly driving under the influence, and without a license, when he led police on a high-speed chase through Laurel and Whitley Counties Friday morning. Kenaree Estes, 21, of Jackson, Michigan is facing charges of speeding – 25 mph over the limit, ...

Tire amnesty events planned locally in April

If you live in the Tri-County area and you have old tires that you need to get rid of, then you will soon be in luck. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 11 and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management will be hosting several waste tire clean ups from March through May....
Posted On 26 Feb 2020

Southbound I-75 to be reduced one lane between London and Corbin

A portion of southbound Interstate 75 between London and Corbin will be closed beginning early Wednesday morning. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the right lane between mile points 29 and 34 would be closed from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in order to...

Unemployment rate rises in 56 Kentucky counties, including Whitley

Unemployment rates rose in 56 Kentucky counties between December 2018 and December 2019, including Whitley County, fell in 46, including Laurel County, and stayed the same in 18 counties, including Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020

Police use spike strips to end chase through southern Laurel County

A Corbin man is facing multiple charges, including DUI, after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through southern Laurel County early Sunday morning that ended when he ran over a set of spike strips. Matthew Bryce Kolvek, 33, was arrested in connection with the...

Unemployment rate rises in Whitley, Knox counties

Unemployment rates rose in 95 Kentucky counties between November 2018 and November 2019, including Whitley and Knox, fell in 18, including Laurel, and stayed the same in 7 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020

Unemployment rates drops in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties

Unemployment rates fell in 85 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties – between October 2018 and October 2019, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 11 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and...
Posted On 27 Nov 2019