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12-months since first COVID case hit Whitley

  April 6 marks the one-year anniversary since the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Whitley County. Members of the community have all been impacted differently with some feeling the effects of the virus more than others. Despite the differences, every person has been...

Answering some questions about COVID-19 vaccine

When can you get the COVID-19 vaccine? How will you know when you can get it? Where will you be able to get it? These are all questions that people are asking when it comes to getting vaccinated against COVID-19. In recent days, Gov. Andy Beshear and Dr. Steven Stack,...

Whitley County Health Department receives $35,000 grant

COVID-19 is creating additional expenses for almost all types of businesses, and the Whitley County Health Department is no exception. Now, this public health agency is receiving a little help to cover the extra costs. The Whitley County Health Department has been awarded...

Community leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine to encourage others to take it

Whitley County community leaders were among the 41 individuals who received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 Tuesday at the Whitley County Health Department. The health department received its first shipment of the Moderna vaccine on Monday. Whitley County...

No pattern to COVID-19 surge in Whitley County

Whitley County has seen a huge spike in the number of new COVID–19 cases over the last week, but Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said it can’t be tied to a few places or activities. “It is super widespread,” Rein said. Between last Wednesday and...