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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

Local health departments report 1,931 active COVID–19 cases in Whitley, Knox, Laurel counties Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 59 additional COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 1,929. There are currently 362 active cases, of which nine are hospitalized. With the new cases, Whitley County’s COVID–19 incidence rate stands at 108.3. Laurel...

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...

Williamsburg Walmart to close for cleaning and stocking beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday

Officials at the Walmart in Williamsburg announced Monday that the store will be closing at 2 p.m. for additional cleaning and restocking. “Everything we’re doing is for the well-being of our associates and customers, and in consideration of guidance by the Centers for Disease...

Whitley County Health Department issues public health notices concerning one restaurant, two churches

The Whitley County Health Department issued three COVID–19 public health notices on Monday concerning one Williamsburg restaurant and two Williamsburg area churches. According to officials, anyone that ordered food at Wendy’s at the Pilot Travel Center on East Ky. 92 between 4...

Local World AIDS Day event planned Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department is organizing a COVID-friendly event on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as part of World AIDS Day in order to make the community more aware that HIV and AIDS are still around and still real. “World AIDS Day takes place on Dec. 1 each year. It’s an...
Posted On 27 Nov 2020

Whitley County Board of Health discusses COVID-19, other issues during quarterly board meeting Monday evening

As one might expect, much of the Whitley County Health Department’s focus in recent months has remained COVID-19, which continues to remain high in Whitley County. Whitley County’s seven day rolling average for its incidence rate as of Sunday was 45.7 cases per 100,000 people,...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020

Healthcare workers, first responders will be among the first to get COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available

In recent days, two different pharmaceutical companies have announced promising preliminary results regarding COVID-19 vaccines with one drug touting a 90 percent effective rate and another touting a 94.5 percent effective rate. After one or both of these vaccines get approved...
Posted On 20 Nov 2020