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UPDATE: Whitley County COVID–19 cases remain within threshold to allow in-person classes to resume

UPDATE: Despite additional COVID–19 cases being reported on Thursday, the incidence rate has remained below the number that would have prevented schools across Whitley County from resuming in-person classes on Monday. With the 10 new cases reported on Thursday, the incidence rate...

Eventual COVID-19 vaccine will probably require two rounds of vaccination, health department director says

After a COVID-19 vaccine gets approved, you will probably need two rounds of vaccination. This was part of the message that Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein delivered to the Whitley County Board of Health during its quarterly meeting Monday. Rein...
Posted On 24 Sep 2020

Whitley County Health Department issues COVID-19 exposure warning for recent patrons of Brooklyn Brothers Pizza in Corbin

The Whitley County Health Department has issued a public notice of potential COVID-19 exposure for patrons, who recently dined at Brooklyn Brothers Pizza, which is located at 1890 Cumberland Falls Highway in Corbin. The notification is for customers, who dined in at the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2020

Corbin woman remembers her two children, who died from fatal overdoses during overdose awareness walk

Dorthy Baker came to NIBROC Park in Corbin Monday night and placed purple ribbons bearing the names of her two children, Aaron Keasler and Pauline Kramer. Baker said Keasler was 20 when he died of a morphine overdose, while Kramer was a week away from her 23rd birthday when she...

Whitley County Health Department giving flu shots this year, just not yet

Contrary to what rumors circulating on social media are saying, the Whitley County Health Department will be giving flu shots this year. “I’m not sure where that rumor started. We will be giving flu shots this season like we usually do,” said Whitley County Public Health Director...
Posted On 30 Aug 2020

Bars, churches and COVID-19: In terms of the coronavirus, bars and churches have similarities

Recently, several Corbin restaurants and bars were warned by a local Alcohol Beverage Control official after multiple reports were made to state ABC officials about violations of the mandate prohibiting serving customers at the bar. Some of these establishments took to social...
Posted On 29 Aug 2020

Overdose awareness walk set for Monday in downtown Corbin

Free naloxone (Narcan) training and kits will be given away during a planned overdose awareness walk, which will take place from 4 – 6 p.m. Monday at NIBROC Park along First Street in Corbin. Since May, there have been 17 suspected overdoses in Whitley County, two of which were...
Posted On 27 Aug 2020

Breaking News: Whitley County High School football player tests positive for COVID-19

One day after the Kentucky High School Athletic Association recommended that fall sports proceed as planned, a Whitley County High School football player has tested positive for COVID-19. “In an effort to keep our school family and community informed, we want to share that the...
Posted On 21 Aug 2020
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Whitley County reports second COVID–19 related fatality Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported two new COVID–19 cases Thursday and the county’s second COVID–19 related death. Officials did not provided details on the fatality except to say it was an adult. The brings the county up to 172 cases since early April. Officials said...

One new COVID–19 case reported Friday in Whitley County

The Whitley County Health Department reported one new COVID–19 case on Friday. This marks one of the best weeks for Whitley County in terms of new cases since the first cases were reported in early April with a total of six cases since Monday. Two cases were reported Monday. Two...