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Baptist Health spearheads breakthrough COVID-19 plasma treatment

Clinicians treating severely suffering COVID-19 patients at Baptist Health Corbin now have access to the FDA-sponsored, Mayo Clinic-led expanded access treatment program through a clinical trial using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as a potential treatment option. The...
Posted On 06 May 2020
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March unemployment rate increases locally, but not as much as expected

As pretty much everyone expected, unemployment rates between February 2020 and March 2020 rose in every county in Kentucky, but probably not as much as many feared with local rates going up anywhere from 1.7 – 2.0 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics...
Posted On 02 May 2020

Moonlight Meat Processing accepted into Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Certified Farm Market Program

Moonlight Meat Processing Inc. of Whitley County is one of the 103 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Farm Market Program. In joining the KFB Certified Farm Market Program, Moonlight Meat Processing Inc., has committed to...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020

The Holler thinking outside the box when it comes to COVID-19 relief efforts

The Holler Creative is a digital marketing agency based in Corbin that helps businesses utilize online platforms in order to grow their brand and reach more potential customers. Since its inception, the agency has made a name for itself thanks in large part to their unique,...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020
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Small businesses in Southeastern Kentucky receive funding from the CARES Act

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has placed a heavy financial burden on families and businesses alike, but some much-needed relief has already arrived. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers helped secured funding through the CARES Act and other federal legislation to help sustain jobs...
Posted On 19 Apr 2020
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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

Op-Ed: During this global pandemic, buy local

Last week, Kentucky farm families celebrated “National Agriculture Week,” but as you can imagine, our annual celebration was quieter than usual, given our on-going fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. As I talked to members of the media and neighbors to promote the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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Op-Ed on ways to shop local during COVID-19 crisis

(Op-Ed by Tom Underwood, who is the Kentucky Director of the National Federation of Independent Business.) Congress on Friday passed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package to help small business owners and employees and others affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but this federal...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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SBA offers disaster assistance to Kentucky small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Kentucky small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted...
Posted On 31 Mar 2020
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W.D. Bryant & Son excited for the future of e-commerce

With the current coronavirus pandemic forcing people to think about ways they can conduct business from home, e-commerce has never been more important to the survival of the economy. Having a strong digital presence is important for any business in the 21st century, however,...
Posted On 27 Mar 2020
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