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Free Copperhead Trail Ride Saturday, July 24

If you are a motorcycle rider, who enjoys group rides with lots of turns, then you may want to head down to Williamsburg Saturday (July 24) morning for the free Fourth-Annual Copperhead Trail Ride. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and the 60-mile ride will start...
Posted On 22 Jul 2021

Unemployment rates increase in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between April 2021 and May 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 17 Jul 2021

Yamacraw Trail 20k run drew 147 runners in McCreary County

The Yamacraw Trail 20K race traverses the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area in McCreary County, Kentucky. This year’s race took place on May 22nd when 147 total runners were treated to some of the most beautiful trails in...
Posted On 19 Jun 2021

April unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Knox counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between March  2021 and April 2021, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County Whitley County’s...
Posted On 05 Jun 2021

Unemployment rates for March rise in Knox, Laurel, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between February  2021 and March 2021, and stayed the same in Whitley County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 01 May 2021

Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties included in presidential disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in regards to the severe winter storm system that impacted Kentucky from Feb. 8 – Feb. 19, 2021, and for public assistance for 44 counties, including: Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties. Gov. Andy Beshear...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, and Bell counties between January  2021 and February 2021, increased in McCreary County during that same time period, and stayed the same in Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2021

Over 15 percent of Whitley County residents vaccinated against COVID-19

In terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates, Whitley County is beating the national percentages in regards to the percent of the population at least 18 years of age that are vaccinated and the percent of the population at least 65 years of age that are vaccinated, and is nearly at the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2021

Whitley County reports 11 highway fatalities in 2020, Laurel County reports 13 deaths

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 778 fatalities in 2020, compared to 732 in 2019 – a 5 percent increase. “2020...
Posted On 08 Mar 2021

Unemployment rates increase locally in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Bell and McCreary counties between November 2020 and December 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley County’s...
Posted On 06 Feb 2021