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Closure set for Welcome Center for maintenance operations in Whitley County

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Welcome Center on I-75 northbound (milepoint 1.0) on Thursday, Oct. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 17 in Whitley County. Work schedule is below: Starting Thursday, Oct. 15 the Welcome Center in Whitley County will be closed on Highway...
Posted On 14 Oct 2020
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Early voting begins in 2020 general election

Early voting in the 2020 general election began Tuesday and will continue through Nov. 2. In Whitley County, residents may vote at polling locations set up at the Whitley County Courthouse in Williamsburg or outside the old Whitley District Courtroom adjacent to Corbin City Hall....

Laurel, Bell County report COVID–19 deaths Tuesday

The Whitley County Health Department announced 19 new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 668. With the new cases, there are 199 active cases, of which six are hospitalized. According to the Kentucky COVID–19 website, Whitley County’s COVID–19...

Whitley County reports four new COVID–19 deaths on Monday

The Whitley County Health Department announced four new deaths and 40 new COVID–19 cases on Monday. Details on the fatalities were not released, except to say that all are adults. The latest deaths bring the total number of deaths in Whitley County to eight. According to...

Corbin’s annual downtown trick-or-treat cancelled; residential trick-or-treat will be held in Corbin, Wburg, Whitley County on Oct. 31

Corbin officials announced Monday that the annual downtown trick-or-treat event will not take place this year. According to officials, the decision is the result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s Halloween guidance for Kentucky, along with state mandates regarding COVID–19....

Unemployment rates increase in all 120 Kentucky counties

Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between July 2020 and August 2020 and between August 2019 and August 2020, according to figures from the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Whitley,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports second highest COVID-19 incidence rate in the state Friday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 21 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 28 new cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, and nine new cases Saturday. Whitley County has had a total of 609 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

Whitley County reports third highest COVID-19 incidence rate in Kentucky Thursday

The Whitley County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, nine new cases Wednesday, seven new cases Tuesday, 29 new cases Monday, 37 new cases Sunday, nine new cases Saturday, and 21 new cases Friday. Whitley County has had a total of 588 COVID-19 cases....
Posted On 08 Oct 2020

Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties all report new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Whitley, Laurel and Bell counties all reported new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday. The Whitley County Health Department reported its fourth COVID-19 fatality Wednesday. Whitley County’s first COVID-19 death happened on July 21, the second happened on Aug. 20, and the third happened on...
Posted On 07 Oct 2020

Number of new COVID-19 cases dip significantly in Whitley County Tuesday, but county still in the red

Following several days of double-digit reports, officials at the Whitley County Health Department reported seven new COVID–19 cases on Tuesday. That brings the total number of cases in Whitley County to 551. There are currently 181 active cases, with five people hospitalized, and...