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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

Michigan man sentenced to 35 years for 2019 murder at Gray convenience store

Murderer Phillip Lewis was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for the January 2019 murder of Gary Medlin. Lewis entered the A&B Quick Stop in Gray in the early hours of Jan. 16, 2019, where he used a firearm in an attempted robbery. 25-year-old Gary Medlin attempted to...

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

Knox County COVID-19 cases spike due to outbreak at Christian Health Center

(Story by Charles Myrick and Mark White) After a slow trickle of positive COVID-19 cases were reported in Knox County over the past few months, the number of cases more than tripled after it was reported Thursday that a local nursing home had nearly 50 patients to test positive...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020
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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

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Laurel, Whitley and Bell counties

Local COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Laurel, Whitley and Bell counties Monday. The Laurel County Health Department, which didn’t release any new COVID-19 figures Saturday or Sunday, announced 18 new cases Monday afternoon bringing Laurel County’s total number of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2020

Knox, McCreary counties announce new COVID-19 cases

Just two days after announcing 50 new COVID-19 cases in one day, Knox County now has two additional COVID-19 cases. The Knox County Health Department announced its 71st and 72nd positive COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon. “As we are beginning to see an increase of COVID-19...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020

Update: Laurel County up to 100 COVID-19 cases, Knox County up to 70 cases

The Laurel County Health Department is now reporting 100 positive COVID-19 cases in Laurel County. The Laurel County Health Department announced Friday that six new cases had been reported, and that one of the previously reported cases is now hospitalized. Laurel County now has a...
Posted On 26 Jun 2020

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