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Governor sets reopening dates for businesses

During his daily press briefing Thursday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear announced opening dates for various types of businesses, including restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, campgrounds and childcare. Restaurants will be allowed to reopen on May 22 at 30 percent capacity along with...
Posted On 07 May 2020

Update: Kroger bringing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Corbin May 12-14

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his daily 5 p.m. news briefing Wednesday that Kroger Drive-Thru testing will be coming to Corbin on Tuesday, May 12, through Thursday, May 14. Beshear said the state’s partnership with Kroger will bring more testing next week in...
Posted On 06 May 2020

Corbin Police investigating early morning burglary at WD Bryant

Corbin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the individuals involved in the burglary at WD Bryant early Thursday morning. Video surveillance captured the male subject in a blue hooded sweatshirt taking a backpack blower and string trimmer. He fled the scene in an...

Fatal crash victims identified

Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies have released the identity of two people, who died following a two-vehicle crash early Wednesday afternoon. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Georgia Butler, 78, of Trosper, dead at Baptist Health Corbin. Laurel County Coroner Doug...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020

Two-vehicle crash kills two Wednesday afternoon

A two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in southern Laurel County claimed the lives of two people. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Department reports that the crash happened about 2:02 p.m. on US25E (West Cumberland Gap Parkway) when one vehicle pulled out of a business parking...
Posted On 29 Apr 2020

Whitley, Knox, McCreary and Bell counties included in President Trump’s federal disaster declaration

President Donald J. Trump’s major federal disaster declaration Friday for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and 27 Kentucky counties including Whitley, Bell, Knox and McCreary counties, will mean federal funding to repair some of the more than $1 million in flood damage in Whitley...
Posted On 24 Apr 2020

Ninth COVID-19 case diagnosed in Whitley County Wednesday

The Whitley County Health Department reported its ninth COVID-19 case late Wednesday afternoon. A total of four cases have been released from isolation, and five patients are still in isolation. Six diagnosed patients have been males, and three females. Two patients are/were...
Posted On 22 Apr 2020

Schools to be closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year

K-12 students across Kentucky will not be returning to school this school year. Officials said during a conference call with superintendents Monday that Gov. Andy Beshear said students would remain on the non-traditional instructional days for the remainder of the 2019-20 school...

Company closes Circle K on Gordon Hill for cleaning after employee diagnosed with COVID–19

The Circle K on Gordon Hill in Corbin has been closed for cleaning after one of the employees was confirmed to have contracted COVID–19. Whitley County Health Department Director Marcy Rein said company officials contacted the health department to report the diagnosis and the...

Whitley County gets seventh confirmed COVID-19 case; Knox County up to four confirmed cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Whitley County jumped to seven total cases Thursday morning, and the number of COVID-19 cases in Knox County jumped Wednesday to a total of four. Whitley County Health Department Public Health Director Marcy Rein said that the seventh person is a...
Posted On 16 Apr 2020