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New COVID-19 cases reported in Whitley, Laurel counties Wednesday afternoon

Both Whitley and Laurel counties each had three new COVID-19 cases diagnosed Wednesday. Between April 6 and May 17, Whitley County had 11 COVID-19 cases diagnosed, all of whom have been released from isolation. Since June 8, Whitley County has had seven additional cases...
Posted On 17 Jun 2020

Laurel County reports eight new COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases locally is increasing, and is doing so significantly in one county, which has seen its total number of cases double in recent days. Between March 24 and June 4, there were 22 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Laurel County. Since June 9, there have been an...
Posted On 17 Jun 2020

Between June 13-15, Laurel County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases locally is increasing, and is doing so significantly in one county, which has seen its total number of cases double in recent days. Between March 24 and June 4, there were 22 COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Laurel County. Since June 9, there have been an...
Posted On 15 Jun 2020

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

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