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Six new cases of COVID announced in Whitley County

The Whitley County Health Department announced six new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 3,589. Officials said there are currently 67 active cases, of which three are hospitalized. Since last Wednesday, Whitley County has had 56 n...

Whitley County Health Department expanding garden, creating small food pantry

The Whitley County Health Department is looking to expand a small garden, which is planted in some raised beds behind the main office in Williamsburg and will go to help feed health department clients. Public Health Director Marcy Rein told the Whitley County Board of Health...
Posted On 21 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations will soon expand to jail inmates, homeless

The Whitley County Health Department is planning to switch the primary COVID-19 vaccine that it uses in a few weeks to one that requires only a single dose rather than two, and it is hoping to expand the vaccination program to lesser served groups after it does so. So far, the...
Posted On 18 Mar 2021

March 6 Black Balloon Day raising overdose awareness

If you don’t know someone impacted by drug addiction, then you can quit reading this story now. Unfortunately, just about every one of you that read that first sentence is still reading. Even if you are fortunate enough not to have had someone from your own family impacted by...
Posted On 04 Mar 2021

Whitley County Health Department offices will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

The Whitley County Health Department announced late Monday afternoon that due to the ongoing ice storm warning, all offices of the Whitley County Health Department will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. All Tuesday vaccination appointments are canceled and we will reach out...
Posted On 15 Feb 2021

Corbin Police getting some unarmed help

Corbin Police Department may soon have a new face in the office who won’t be carrying a gun. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein presented the plan for a pilot program, which would place a behavioral health clinician inside the Corbin Police...

Over 1,800 people on waiting list to get COVID-19 vaccine in Whitley Co.

The Whitley County Health Department has delivered nearly all of the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine it received with the final doses to be distributed on Tuesday. The department is anticipating a shipment of booster doses soon for those who have already received their initial...

Whitley County announces one new COVID related death Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department announced one additional death related to COVID-19 Thursday. Gov. Andy Beshear also announced that 270 members of the National Guard will be sent to Washington D.C. for the presidential inauguration. Whitley County The Whitley County Health...

Bell County Health Department announces two new COVID related deaths

The Bell County Health Department announced two new COVID-19 related deaths Monday. The county’s death total is now 33 individuals ranging in age from 56 to 97. Whitley County The Whitley County Health Department announced 54 additional COVID–19 cases on Monday, bringing the...

Corbin area COVID-19 public health notices issued

The Whitley County and Knox County health departments have issued a pair of public health COVID-19 notices concerning employees being diagnosed at two different stores. A positive case has been reported involving an employee at Big Lots in Corbin. The employee last worked at Big...
Posted On 21 Dec 2020