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

The Whitley County, Laurel County and Bell County health departments all reported new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The Whitley County Health Department reported its 14th case Thursday. It reported its 13th case Tuesday, and its 12th case Monday. All three active patients are...
Posted On 11 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports four new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Laurel County Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases late Wednesday afternoon raising its total number of positive cases to 28. The Laurel County Health Department reported its 22nd COVID-19 case late Thursday afternoon, and its 23rd and 24th cases Tuesday. The...
Posted On 10 Jun 2020

New COVID-19 case diagnosed in Whitley County, two in Laurel County Tuesday

New COVID-19 cases are starting to increase locally with Whitley County and Laurel County both reporting two new cases since Monday. The Whitley County Health Department reported its 12th COVID-19 case Monday, and its 13th COVID-19 case Tuesday. Both patients are isolating at...
Posted On 10 Jun 2020

Whitley, Bell counties report additional COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley County and Bell County reported additional COVID-19 cases Monday. The Whitley County Health Department reported its 12th COVID-19 case, and that person is in isolation at home. Whitley County’s prior 11 COVID-19 cases have all been released from isolation. The last...
Posted On 08 Jun 2020

Local unemployment rates rose significantly in April

There are perhaps three positive things that can be said about Whitley County’s April unemployment rate, which was released Thursday. The first is that Whitley County’s April unemployment rate is better than the state average, which isn’t usually the case. The second is that...
Posted On 07 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports 22nd COVID-19 case

The Laurel County Health Department reported its 22nd COVID-19 case late Thursday afternoon. This was the first case that has been reported in Laurel County since May 8. Out of the 22 cases, two are deceased, 19 have recovered and the newest patient is in home isolation. Out of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2020

Election Day details revealed for Knox County

Knox County will officially have two voting precincts for the June 23 primary election. According to Knox County Clerk Mike Corey, voting precincts will be set up in the gymnasiums of both Lynn Camp and Knox Central High School. Voting will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.,...

Appointment now required to take driver’s permit test

For those, who turned 16 years old in recent months and have been itching to go take their driver’s permit test but haven’t been able to do so because your local judicial center has been closed, you are now in luck. The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch announced...
Posted On 03 Jun 2020

Number of new COVID-19 cases varying locally between counties

The number of COVID-19 cases locally has been up and down in recent days with some counties reporting new cases, and other counties reporting that all of their patients have either recovered or are no longer in isolation. Knox County reported its ninth and tenth COVID-19 cases on...
Posted On 03 Jun 2020

Knox County reports its 10th COVID-19 case, Bell County its fourth case

The number of COVID-19 cases locally has been up and down in recent days with some counties reporting new cases, and other counties reporting that all of their patients have either recovered or are no longer in isolation. Knox County reported its ninth and 10th COVID-19 cases on...
Posted On 01 Jun 2020