Letcher County voters who refuse to vote by mail may have a long wait on Election Day. There will be only one polling place open for the June 23 Primary Election. County Clerk Winston Meade said the state of Kentucky has replaced the old touch-screen voting machines, and there are far too few new machines to open polling places in […]
A 51-year-old woman from Letcher County has tested positive for Covid-19. She is the fourth person in the county to test positive for the viral disease, but Kentucky River District Health Director Scott Lockard said he does not expect that she will be the last. “We’re fully expecting to get more cases as Mountain Comp ramps up their testing,” Lockard […]
With still relatively few eastern Kentuckians getting tested for COVID-19, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporations will step up the pace with two free three-day drive-through test sites. The Whitesburg-based company will hold testing May 15, 16, and 18 at its new campus at the old Whitesburg High School, 38 College Drive, just off the Whitesburg Bypass. The testing will be offered […]
The woman who tested positive is now considered to be recovered because of the amount of time that passed from the time the test was performed until the results were returned.
With the Primary Election just over a month away on June 23, voters should verify that the state has their correct address now, in preparation for receiving postcards explaining how to vote in the coronavirus age. Board of Elections Chairman Ben Chandler said he and others at the state level are “strongly encouraging” everyone to vote by mail, not in […]
The Kentucky River District Health Department is reporting a third “probable” case of Covid-19 in Letcher County. The department says a 51-year-old female tested positive for the virus in an IgM Antibody test, but has not had an RNA test to confirm the results. The IgM test is a blood test that looks for antibodies produced by the body to […]
Health officials say anyone who visited the Cornettsville Post Office between April 8 and April 24 might have been exposed to Covid-19. The Kentucky River District Health Department today announced the 16th case of Covid-19 in Perry County was a 55-year-old woman employed at the post office. Epidemiologists are tracing contacts of the woman now to determine who might have […]
The second person to test positive for Covid-19 in Letcher County is a 57-year-old man who is self-isolating at home. District health Director Scott Lockard said the epidemiologist who interviewed the man said he is doing “very well” at home, and is not a known contact of any of the other positive cases in the district. The person was tested […]
A second Letcher Countian has tested positive for Covid-19, but apparently does not yet know.
Letcher Countians can begin making appointments for some face-to-face doctor’s visits and elective procedures after Gov. Andy Beshear signed an order releasing some Covid-19 restrictions beginning Monday. Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s Whitesburg Hospital is still working on its plan. Mountain Comprehensive Health is still working on whether and how to open its dental clinic because of the nature of dental treatment. […]