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Update: Bell County reports two additional COVID-19 fatalities; McCreary, Laurel, Bell, Whitley, and Knox counties all report new COVID-19 cases Friday

The Bell County Health Department reported three new COVID-19 cases Friday, and five new cases Thursday, including two COVID-19 related deaths Thursday. The deaths mark Bell County’s 15th and 16 COVID-19 related fatalities. The Bell County Health Department reported its 14th...
Posted On 18 Sep 2020

Update: Whitley, Knox, and Bell counties each see single digit numbers of new COVID–19 cases Thursday; Laurel County reports 15 new cases

Whitley, Knox and Bell Counties have each reported additional COVID–19 cases Thursday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department announced four new cases, bringing the county’s total to 278. There are 67 active cases with six currently hospitalized and 61 isolating at...

Update: Whitley County reports double digit increase in new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day Wednesday

For the third consecutive day Wednesday and for the fourth time in six days, the Whitley County Health Department reported double digit increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The Whitley County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 11 new cases...
Posted On 16 Sep 2020

Laurel County reports eighth COVID-19 fatality Tuesday

Laurel County announced its eighth COVID–19 related death Tuesday, while it, Whitley, Knox, and Bell counties each reported additional COVID–19 cases. According to officials with the Laurel County Health Department, the victim is a 73-year-old female. Laurel County suffered its...

Update: Whitley, McCreary, Laurel, Knox and Bell counties all report new COVID-19 cases Monday

Whitley, McCreary, Laurel, Knox, and Bell counties all reported new COVID-19 cases Monday. The Whitley County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases Monday, 10 new COVID-19 cases Friday, six new cases Thursday, four new cases Wednesday and four new cases Tuesday....
Posted On 14 Sep 2020

Update: For the second consecutive day, Bell County reports a COVID-19 death

For the second consecutive day, Bell County has reported a COVID-19 fatality. Friday afternoon, the Bell County Health Department reported its 14th COVID-19 fatality, but didn’t release any details about the latest death. On Thursday, the Bell County Health Department reported...
Posted On 11 Sep 2020

Laurel, Bell counties report new COVID-19 fatalities Thursday

Both Laurel County and Bell County reported new COVID-19 fatalities Thursday. The Laurel County Health Department reported one new death Thursday, which involved a 93-year-old male. The Laurel County Health Department also reported Thursday that a previously attributed COVID-19...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

Update: Kentucky’s COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 Wednesday; 32 total COVID-19 deaths reported locally since pandemic began

As the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s coronavirus death toll topped 1,000 people Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff for one week as a tribute to all those Kentuckians who have passed away due to the COVID-19. “I am...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020

Laurel County reports seventh COVID-19 fatality Tuesday

Laurel County reports two new COVID-19 deaths over a five-day period. The Laurel County Health Department reported its seventh COVID-19 fatality Tuesday, and its sixth COVID-19 fatality Friday. Tuesday’s death involved a 36-year-old female, and Friday’s death involved a...
Posted On 09 Sep 2020

Unemployment rates rise locally, across state between June and July

Unemployment rates rose in every Kentucky county between June 2020 and July 2020, and unemployment rates rose in 109 Kentucky counties between July 2019 and July 2020, including Whitley, Laurel, Knox, Bell and McCreary counties, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for...
Posted On 05 Sep 2020