Russell County,

Russell County Hospital re-implementing COVID restrictions

As the number of COVID cases rise in the community and Russell County is now in the red in terms of community transmission of the virus, Russell County Hospital is re-implementing COVID restrictions to ensure the safety of RCH patients, visitors, and staff. It has been several weeks since the...
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Pinball museum opens in Corbin, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pinball museum opened on Sunday in Corbin, Kentucky. Owner Jim Bruso got the idea for an arcade-like museum after seeing similar businesses around the world. There are hundreds of pinball machines, some dating back to the 1940s. It also includes the brand-new Mandalorian pinball game.

Local changes due to uptick in COVID cases

A few notable changes have taken place around the community due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases locally. The Russell County Senior Citizen Center will be transitioning to drive-thru meals only until the county is reduced from red level to yellow. All persons attending Russell District Court will be required...
Pulaski County, KYRichmond Register

UPDATE: Pearl Harbor hero laid to rest at Sloans Valley

It was a hero’s welcome and a hero’s goodbye — both long overdue. All along the route taken from Pulaski Funeral Home to the Sloans Valley Cemetery, people stopped to observe, to hold up flags, to pay their respects. Floyd Dee Helton was going to his final resting place, at last, after nearly 80 years and more than 4,400 miles.
Russell County,

RCH cancelling health fair, community lab draws

Russell County Hospital is cancelling the upcoming health fair and community lab draws due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the community. “We were excited about bringing the health fair back this year,” Health Fair Committee member Mary Lynn Bailey said. “We had great community support, vendors who cleared their calendar to come in, but at this time, we’ve decided it would be best to cancel the health fair this year.
Russell County,

10 new cases of COVID reported in Russell County on Friday

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department reported 10 new COVID cases since the last report on Tuesday. Russell County now has 35 active cases of COVID-19 with one person being hospitalized. Pulaski County has 193 active cases and Adair County has 58. There are 514 active cases across the 10-county...
Corbin, KYCorbin News Journal

Col. Sanders Half Marathon to return in November

The second annual Colonel Sanders Half Marathon will be returning to Corbin in November. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Monhollen said the 2021 event is scheduled for Nov. 13. “The route will remain the same,” Monhollen said of the course that started and ended on Depot Street, winding throughout the city in between.
Somerset, KYWTVQ

Lost at Pearl Harbor, sailor finally laid to rest at home

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A missing Navy sailor is finally reunited with his family after 80 years. On December 7, 1941, Floyd Helton of Somerset was aboard the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked by a Japanese aircraft. Helton and 429 other crewmen were killed and for many, their...
Lincoln County,

District Court News, Aug. 03

Lincoln Brent Wells pleaded guilty to failure to wear seatbelts, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance first offense, and failure to produce insurance card. He was sentenced to $75 in fines plus other penalties including, but not limited to, a license suspension of up to six months, and ADE classes.
Casey County,

Covid on the rise again

A summer surge is well underway as a new variant of Covid-19 is spreading quickly through the area. Over the past two weeks, counties that had almost no cases, including Casey County, have quickly seen a rise in new patients testing positive for Covid-19. Lake Cumberland District Health Department says that the cases are primarily those who are unvaccinated.

Jamestown City Council to hold special-called meeting Tuesday

The Jamestown City Council will be holding a special-called meeting Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Jamestown City Hall. The council will hold a second reading of ordinance 2021-004 regarding the airport road sewer extension project and will enter executive session to discuss pending litigation.