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A dozen Whitley County Detention Center inmates quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure

A dozen inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center are currently being quarantined after a former employee, who worked for a vendor at the facility, tested positive for COVID-19. “While no other employees from this vendor, deputies or inmates are currently showing any signs...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020

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

Whitley, Bell and Laurel counties are all reported new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, July 2. On Thursday afternoon, the Whitley County Health Department reported four additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents. Since Monday a total of 12 people have...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Rice named WCHS interim principal

A veteran Whitley County High School educator has been pegged to serve as interim principal until a full-time replacement can be named. Effective July 1, Rachele Rice will be taking over the role of interim principal at the high school. Rice taught English at the high school for...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

‘Let Freedom Ring’ ceremony planned Saturday at Cumberlands’ Patriot Park

Federal Judge Eugene E. Siler II will be the keynote speaker at an Independence Day ceremony Saturday honoring the 13 original colonies. Siler is a senior judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States. The Captain Charles Gatliff Chapter of the Sons of the...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

West Knox Volunteer Fire Department hosting Fourth of July fireworks display Saturday

Even though several groups have canceled Fourth of July fireworks celebrations this year, including the cities of Corbin, Williamsburg and Jellico, Corbin-area residents still won’t have to go far to see fireworks on July 4. West Knox Volunteer Fire Department is once again...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Fourth of July fireworks still on for Saturday in Barbourville, London

While several local cities have canceled their Fourth of July festivities, including: Corbin, Williamsburg and Jellico, Independence Day celebrations will still take place in London and Barbourville Saturday, but in a scaled-down fashion. In other words, fireworks will still take...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Despite COVID–19, options still remain to celebrate the Fourth of July

With the possible exception of those, who own stock in Clorox or Lysol, I think that we can all pretty much agree on one thing. COVID-19 stinks. First there were the business shutdowns, then the layoffs. Now we have the cancelation of events, such as NIBROC, Old Fashioned Trading...
Posted On 02 Jul 2020

Kentucky Splash opening postponed until July 4

The Kentucky Splash waterpark, which was scheduled to open Wednesday, July 1, announced today that its opening had been postponed until Saturday, July 4. “Unfortunately, we have had an unexpected delay and will have to postpone our opening for a few days. We hope to have it...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020

Additional COVID-19 cases reported in Whitley, Bell, Knox and Laurel counties

Whitley, Laurel, Bell and Knox counties all reported additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon, the Whitley County Health Department reported two additional lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whitley County residents. Since Monday a total of eight people have...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020

Laurel, Whitley counties see new COVID-19 cases diagnosed Tuesday

Local COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Laurel County, which now has more than 100 cases, and in Whitley County, which has more than 25 cases. The Laurel County Health Department announced Tuesday that there had been eight new cases of the coronavirus reported raising Laurel...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020