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Whitley, Knox counties report first COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Knox counties announced Monday each county’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. The Whitley County Health Department’s Epidemiology Rapid Response Team is collaborating with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify people who have had close contact...

January unemployment rate increases in Whitley, Knox and Laurel counties

Unemployment rates rose in 94 Kentucky counties – including Whitley, Knox and Laurel – between January 2019 and January 2020, fell in 21 and stayed the same in 5 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing Rockholds teen

Law enforcement and emergency personnel in Whitley County are searching the Rockholds community for a runaway teen girl. Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the 16-year-old was last seen at her home on Underwood Cemetery Road, off of Ky. 26, at...

Whitley County first responders get share of previously hoarded goods

First responders in Whitley and Laurel counties received some much-needed free medical supplies Friday in the form of items, such as hand sanitizer, medical masks, gloves, thermometers, goggles and disinfectant wipes. The items were indirectly courtesy of a pair of Tennessee...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

One Survivor dream quickly ends for Nick Wilson

And just like that, a dream situation on Survivor: Winners at War came to an end for Whitley County’s Nick Wilson. Nick was not one of the two people voted to the Edge of Extinction. But just days after the tribal shakeup put Nick together with his Survivor crush Parvati, their...

Judge-Executive declares state of emergency in Whitley County

Whitley County Judge-Executive Pat White, Jr. signed an order Friday declaring a state of emergency in the county. While the measure does grant White, as the local chief executive officer, a number of additional powers as such as the power to establish curfews, to prohibit or...

Impact Archery hits the mark at S3DA state indoor tournament

On Feb. 28-29 members of the Impact Archery team traveled to Owensboro to compete in the 2020 KY S3DA State Indoor Tournament. Impact Archery is made up of kids from Whitley County, Williamsburg, Jellico, North Laurel and Lynn Camp. The team came home with several podium finishes...
Posted On 05 Mar 2020
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Vehicle pursuit through two counties ends in Corbin

A Michigan man was allegedly driving under the influence, and without a license, when he led police on a high-speed chase through Laurel and Whitley Counties Friday morning. Kenaree Estes, 21, of Jackson, Michigan is facing charges of speeding – 25 mph over the limit, ...

Tire amnesty events planned locally in April

If you live in the Tri-County area and you have old tires that you need to get rid of, then you will soon be in luck. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 11 and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management will be hosting several waste tire clean ups from March through May....
Posted On 26 Feb 2020

Ky. Transportation Cabinet plans improvements to 17 miles of roadway in Whitley County

About $1.8 million has been allocated for work to state maintained roadways in Whitley County during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials presented the Whitley County Fiscal Court last week with a list of seven roads that will be partially worked...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020