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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

Update: Laurel County reports its sixth COVID-19 fatality Friday; McCreary County reports two new cases

The Laurel County Health Department reported its sixth COVID-19 fatality Friday afternoon. “Our condolences go out to the family of the 72-year-old male, who was one of our previously reported cases,” the health department wrote in a release. On Friday, the Laurel County Health...
Posted On 04 Sep 2020

Update: Bell County reports third COVID-19 fatality in seven days Thursday

For the third time in seven days, the Bell County Health Department has reported a COVID-19 fatality. The Bell County Health Department reported its 12th COVID-19 fatality Thursday afternoon, which involved a 62-year-old male. On Aug. 31, it reported the death of a 77-year-old...
Posted On 03 Sep 2020

Bell, Laurel, McCreary, Whitley and Knox counties all report new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

New COVID-19 cases in Bell, Laurel, McCreary, Whitley and Knox counties continued to increase Wednesday. The Bell County Health Department reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, which all involved long term care cases. The Bell County Health Department reported nine new cases...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020

Knox, Bell, Laurel, Whitley and McCreary counties all report additional COVID-19 cases Tuesday

During the last seven days, the Knox County Health Department reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality Friday in addition to a cluster of 27 cases connected to Union College on Thursday, and the Bell County Health Department has reported its 10th and 11th COVID-19 fatalities. The...
Posted On 02 Sep 2020

Bell County reports second COVID-19 fatality over a four-day period Monday

Three days after announcing the county’s 10th COVID-19 death Friday, the Bell County Health Department announced the county’s 11th death Monday afternoon, which was a 77-year-old male. All of Bell County’s COVID-19 fatalities have ranged in age from 68-91. The Bell County Health...
Posted On 31 Aug 2020

Conservation officers charge four men in Laurel County for illegally possessing, trading native wildlife

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently charged four family members from Laurel County with numerous wildlife violations. Officer Chris Meadows and Sgt. Travis Neal obtained information during an ongoing investigation that led to...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020
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