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Unemployment rates for March rise in Knox, Laurel, McCreary counties

Unemployment rates increased in Laurel, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties between February  2021 and March 2021, and stayed the same in Whitley County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet....
Posted On 01 May 2021

800,000 Kentuckians needed for Beshear to lift restrictions

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,732,791 Kentuckians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. With Tuesday’s update, approximately 800,000 more Kentuckians need to receive the vaccine for Beshear to lift capacity restrictions and social distancing...

Series of closures set for this week on KY 26 in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways District 11, plans a series of closures that started Monday, April 19, on KY 26 near Blackhawk Road in Whitley County. The closures are necessary for replacement of a cross drain. Closures will take place daily from 8...
Posted On 19 Apr 2021

Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties included in presidential disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in regards to the severe winter storm system that impacted Kentucky from Feb. 8 – Feb. 19, 2021, and for public assistance for 44 counties, including: Whitley, Laurel and McCreary counties. Gov. Andy Beshear...
Posted On 12 Apr 2021

Unemployment rates drop in Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties

Unemployment rates decreased in Whitley, Laurel, and Bell counties between January  2021 and February 2021, increased in McCreary County during that same time period, and stayed the same in Knox County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the...
Posted On 10 Apr 2021

Portion of I-75 in Whitley County to be reduced to one lane Wednesday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 75 near the Tennessee state line will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, April 7. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stated that the right lane on the bridge at mile point 2.5 will be closed in order for crews to complete...

Today is one-year anniversary of first COVID-19 case in Whitley County

Change. Sure, many words can, have and will be used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic, such as awful, terrible, horrible, deadly, etc., but in terms of its impact on society, change may be the one word that sums it up best. In-person meetings changed to Zoom meetings, and many...
Posted On 06 Apr 2021

Over 15 percent of Whitley County residents vaccinated against COVID-19

In terms of COVID-19 vaccination rates, Whitley County is beating the national percentages in regards to the percent of the population at least 18 years of age that are vaccinated and the percent of the population at least 65 years of age that are vaccinated, and is nearly at the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2021

Whitley County flooding forces at least 10 water rescues

First responders had a busy couple of days, particularly in southern Whitley County Sunday afternoon and Monday, rescuing individuals trapped either inside residences by high water or in vehicles that had become stuck in high water. Photos by Whitley County Emergency Management...
Posted On 31 Mar 2021

Tickets remain available to see Redhounds, Lady Colonels play in 13th Region Tournament

Fans interested in watching the Corbin Redhounds play in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament Monday night still have the opportunity. Arena Director Kristi Balla said as of Monday morning, approximately 1,000 tickets remained. Monday night’s opening round games include...