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Residents, staff at Corbin area nursing home test positive for COVID–19

The Kentucky Department of Public Health is coordinating with the Knox and Laurel County Health Departments to support an outbreak of COVID-19 infection at the Christian Health Center in Corbin. Results of the June 2nd campus-wide testing for staff and residents were negative for...

Employees at London, Barbourville restaurants test positive for COVID-19

Positive COVID-19 cases have been recently confirmed in employees at restaurants in London and Barbourville. The Laurel County Health Department reported late Thursday morning that there is a positive COVID-19 case associated with Starbucks of London. “As a result, the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2020

Kentucky health officials issue health advisory for recent visitors to Myrtle Beach

The Kentucky Department for Health has issued a COVID–19 health advisory for residents, who have recently traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The advisory is for Kentuckians who have been to the popular vacation destination within the last two weeks. “The guidance follows a...

Laurel, McCreary counties report new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Both Laurel and McCreary counties reported new COVID-19 cases late Wednesday afternoon. Laurel County, which has seen a surge in cases since June 9, reported four new cases Wednesday, and that one of the 12 cases reported Tuesday, which was listed as probable, has now been...
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

COVID-19 cases are increasing at a high rate in Laurel County, which recently recorded its third death from the virus, and it continued to spread at a much slower rate in Whitley, McCreary, Knox and Bell Counties over the past week. The Laurel County Health Department announced...
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

68th Annual NIBROC Festival officially canceled

The 68th Annual NIBROC Festival has officially been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Wednesday morning officially announcing the cancelation. “As you are all acutely aware, we are living in extraordinary times....
Posted On 24 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports nine additional COVID-19 cases, third death Monday

The Laurel County Health Department reported Monday that there had been nine additional COVID-19 cases since Saturday in addition to another death from the virus. In addition, Whitley, Bell and McCreary counties also reported additional COVID-19 cases Monday. The Laurel County...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

Whitley, Knox counties add new COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Knox counties have reported new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours. Whitley County reported its 20th COVID-19 case Sunday afternoon. This brings Whitley County up to eight active cases, out of which two people are isolating in the hospital and six are...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports five new COVID-19 cases Friday

Laurel County reported it 60th COVID-19 case late Friday afternoon. The Laurel County Health Department announced five new COVID-19 cases Friday, all of who are quarantining at home. Laurel County has a total of 36 active cases out of which three are undergoing hospital isolation...
Posted On 19 Jun 2020

Update: Knox, Laurel counties report new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Both Knox and Laurel County reported new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Knox County Health Department reported its 13th COVID-19 case. “Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is collaborating with the Department for Public Health (DPH) to track individuals who had close contact...
Posted On 18 Jun 2020