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Whitley County Health Department issues three COVID–19 public notices within last week

The Whitley County Health Department has issued three public notices within the last week advising of potential exposure to COVID–19. The notices involve the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office and Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Anyone who visited the sheriff’s office located...

Whitley County Health Department issues COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church youth trip

The Whitley County Health Department has released a second COVID–19 public notice in connection with Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. According to the notice released Monday afternoon, anyone who attended a youth camp along with a group from the church at Booker T....

Whitley County Health Department sends out COVID–19 public notice concerning sheriff’s office

The Whitley County Health Department is advising that anyone, who visited the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, July 27, may have been exposed to COVID–19. Officials emphasized that exposure would have been limited to the sheriff’s office located in the Whitley County...

Whitley County Health Department issues public notice concerning potential COVID–19 exposure at Saxton Baptist Church

The Whitley County Health Department has issued a public notice concerning the potential exposure to COVID–19 of those who attended Sunday services at Saxton Baptist Church in Williamsburg. Health Department Director Marcy Rein said she elected to issue the notice after learning...

Three new COVID–19 cases reported in Whitley County Friday

Three new cases of COVID–19 were reported in Whitley County Friday. Officials with the Whitley County Health Department said while one case is confirmed, two are being labeled as probable because of the type of testing used on the patients. That brings Whitley County’s case total...

Spike in drug overdoses in Whitley County may be tied to counterfeit pills

The Whitley County Health Department is cautioning residents, who may have illegally acquired Xanax or Percocet, following a spike in overdoses that may be linked to counterfeit pills. Officials noted that within the last two days, the county has seen six drug overdoses,...

Health Department’s Facebook viewership up immensely as COVID-19 hits the area

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitley County Health Department’s Facebook page, where it has been publishing much of its information for the public about the virus, has gotten a lot more popular to the tune of over 3,000 followers. “That may be double a year ago,” Public...
Posted On 24 Apr 2020

Ninth COVID-19 case diagnosed in Whitley County Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported its ninth COVID-19 case late Wednesday afternoon. A total of four cases have been released from isolation, and five patients are still in isolation. Six diagnosed patients have been males, and three females. Two patients are/were...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

Company closes Circle K on Gordon Hill for cleaning after employee diagnosed with COVID–19

The Circle K on Gordon Hill in Corbin has been closed for cleaning after one of the employees was confirmed to have contracted COVID–19. Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said company officials contacted the health department to report the diagnosis and the...

Whitley County gets seventh confirmed COVID-19 case; Knox County up to four confirmed cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Whitley County jumped to seven total cases Thursday morning, and the number of COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped Wednesday to a total of four. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that the seventh person is a...
Posted On 16 Apr 2020