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Kentucky Splash GM talks water park opening, hopes for remainder of season

When it became evident that COVID-19 would not be going anywhere as we entered the summer season one of the biggest questions that folks began asking was, “Will water parks still be allowed to open?”
Posted On 12 Jul 2020
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Dr. John Mountjoy, retiring dentist, reflects on past 40 years in Williamsburg

The Mountjoy name is synonymous with Williamsburg. Among the important titles held by members of this family include school superintendent, mayor, sheriff and state representative. The gymnasium inside Williamsburg High School is named J.B. Mountjoy Gym. All you have to do is...
Posted On 07 Jul 2020
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Local May unemployment rates improving, but still high

May unemployment numbers in Kentucky were a mix of bad news and good news regarding the state’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. First the bad news, unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between May 2019 and May 2020, according to the Kentucky Center...
Posted On 05 Jul 2020

Better Business Bureau warns about employment scams during COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19 business shutdowns, a Better Business Bureau study shows that employment scams continue to be the number one riskiest scam to job seekers. The most common “scam job” offer? 65% of respondents reported the “job” was related to reshipment of packages, (often...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020
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Thunder Sam’s celebrating 21 years at current location

In 2020, Thunder Sam’s Fireworks is celebrating their 21st year in business at their current location in Jellico, Tenn. Owner John Davenport and his crew are very excited about that fact. They are also excited to once again have the opportunity to provide area customers with the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2020
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The Center for Rural Development to provide online no-cost skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 counties

The Center for Rural Development is taking technology to the next level by using Zoom, a cloud-based video communications app, to provide no-cost essential workforce skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted areas. The online...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020

Baptist Health Corbin encourages action to fight early onset colorectal cancer

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colon Cancer Awareness month and the activities used to educate the community about colon cancer symptoms, risks and treatments were canceled.  However, the topic deserves to be revisited now that Baptist Health Corbin is providing elective services...
Posted On 23 Jun 2020
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Baptist Health receives CARES Act funding for telehealth upgrades at eight Kentucky hospitals

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Thursday that Baptist Health had received $873,982 to expand its telehealth services at eight Kentucky hospitals, including its facility in Corbin. The federal funding, distributed by the Federal Communications...
Posted On 18 Jun 2020
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SKED awarded funds to help businesses during COVID-19 recovery

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) has been awarded $120,000 in grant funds from Appalachian Community Capital (ACC). Executive Director Brett Traver says the funding will help the nonprofit organization continue to assist current and future loan clients...
Posted On 18 Jun 2020
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Austin City Saloon back open, celebrating one year in Corbin

When Austin City Saloon owner Josh Brock first opened his downtown Corbin location, chances are he probably didn’t envision the restaurant’s one-year anniversary looking the way it did this past weekend.
Posted On 16 Jun 2020
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