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Spike in new COVID-19 cases prompts school officials to delay return to in-person learning

Students across Whitley County who had planned to return to in-person classes at area schools for the first time since early March will have to wait a little longer.

Whitley County School District officials announce plans for COPS grant funds

Officials with the Whitley County School District announced their plans for the more than $350,000 the school system is slated to receive through the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant. Officials announced Friday that the funds, totaling $356,651, would be used to...

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...

Local school districts making plans in light of decision not to resume traditional classes

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. During a conference call with superintendents Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional (NTI) days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Schools...

UPDATE: Williamsburg joins Corbin Independent, Knox and Whitley County Schools in closing because of illness

Corbin Independent Schools, and Williamsburg Independent School have joined a growing list of local school districts in cancelling classes because of sickness among students, faculty and staff. Officials at Corbin and Williamsburg announced Thursday afternoon that school would be...

Whitley County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to illness

Whitley County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to illness. School officials announced the decision Wednesday afternoon, noting all of the schools and buses would be disinfected during that time. “We ask that you help us by disinfecting your child’s book bag and...

Whitley County Intermediate, Middle and High Schools get cleaned and disinfected during MLK holiday

Whitley Intermediate, Middle and High Schools have undergone a disinfecting treatment before students return to class on Tuesday. Whitley County Detention Center inmates were working at the middle and high schools, while a group of college students from the University of the...

Whitley County bus monitor continuing to recover after assault

The daughter of a Whitley County school bus monitor who was allegedly assault by a student said her mother is continuing to recover. Caitlyn Bellew said her mother, 45-year-old Betty Lee Sutton, was taken to the hospital following the incident last Wednesday afternoon. Bellew...

Whitley County Schools closed Tuesday

Whitley County Schools will be closed Tuesday. Superintendent Scott Paul sent out a message via Twitter just after 2 p.m. announcing the decision. “Due to hazardous road conditions, there will be no school in Whitley County on Tuesday, January 16,” Paul stated in the Tweet. While...

Local schools and community partner, receive $40,000 Early Childhood Healthy Living grant

Corbin Independent Schools, in partnership with Whitley County Schools, Whitley County Health Department and Williamsburg Independent Schools, is excited to announce that they have received the Early Childhood Healthy Living Program grant from Kentucky Public Health in the amount...