Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hindman native detained after running President Obama security

September 26, 2012

The Troublesome Creek Times has learned that Kerry Prater, a Hindman native, has been detained by federal authorities after running through security for a President Obama motorcade with several weapons and approximately 500 rounds of ammunition. Details will appear in tomorrow’s newspaper.

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Gates for fall trail ride open Sunday

September 25, 2012
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  The annual fall horse trail ride, Knott County’s signature tourism event, officially begins on Thursday, Oct. 4. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, for those arriving early. Horse owners are reminded to bring current health certificates and proof of Coggins testing. State officials attend these events unannounced to check...

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Family loses home, pet in fire

September 25, 2012
Fire destroyed the home of Frank Jacobs of Pippa Passes Saturday, leaving three residents displaced. Nothing remains of the interior of the home.

  By SHARON K. HALL Frank Jacobs and his family are still feeling the pain of a fire Saturday that claimed their home and property. Also lost was the beloved family pet, a terrier dog named “Puppy.” No one was seriously injured in the fire but attempts to save the little terrier failed. Firefighters...

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Fiscal court approves tax rate

September 25, 2012

By KAREN JONES CODY Water projects and financial concerns were the primary topics in the Knott Fiscal Court’s regular meeting on Monday, Sept.17. The court voted to authorize Judge Thompson to sign all documents related to the $1 million in coal severance tax set aside for the Carr Creek Water Treatment Plant expansion. Judge Thompson...

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Hindman Settlement has new director

September 25, 2012
Hindman Settlement has new director

  The board of directors of Hindman Settlement School has announced the selection of Brent D. Hutchinson as the school’s new executive director. He succeeds the late Mike Mullins, who served in that  capacity for 34 years. Hutchinson will formally begin his duties in mid-October. “We are honored that Brent was drawn to serve...

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Woman flown from Hwy. 80 crash

September 11, 2012
A Magoffin County resident was airlifted for treatment of injuries she recieved when her vehicle crashed into the rear of a moving coal truck on Hwy. 80 this week. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

    By JORDAN THOMAS HALL A serious accident occurred shortly before 9:00 Tuesday morning, Sept. 4 near Jamestown Village on Hwy. 80 in Knott County. According to Kentucky State Police Detective Joel Abner, a dark green Chevy Cavalier operated by Vanessa Amyx of Magoffin County was traveling eastbound toward Hazard when she struck...

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Ky. Education Commissioner visits Knott County schools

September 11, 2012
Ky. Education Commissioner visits Knott County schools

  By SHARON K. HALL Knott County Board of Education Superintendent Kim King and staff were pleased to welcome Kentucky Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday to the Knott County school district. After breakfast at the Central Office the troupe toured Hindman Elementary School and sat in on a fourth grade class to witness the advanced...

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Residents pull together to recover from tornado

September 11, 2012

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Eddie and Sherri Granger’s new life running an antique store collapsed in a heap of debris when a tornado demolished their nearly century-old building while tearing through this eastern Kentucky town nestled in the Appalachian foothills. Six months later, the Florida transplants are not...

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*2012 Gingerbread Festival Schedule*

September 7, 2012
2012 Gingerbread Festival Schedule

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‘Operation Big Sandy’ yields arrests of 22 sex offenders

September 6, 2012

Law enforcement officers from seven counties joined Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service last week to conduct a sex offender compliance check throughout the area. The effort was called “Operation Big Sandy.” Sheriff Dale Richardson advised that of the 276 residence checks, 25 were in Knott County. Sheriff Richardson explained the operation...

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