Monthly Archives: November 2012

Judge orders spending freeze

November 30, 2012

By KAREN JONES CODY In response to the serious financial state of the county outlined in this month’s fiscal court meeting, Knott Judge-Executive Randy Thompson informed magistrates on Tuesday that he is, by executive order, putting in place a spending freeze. The order e-mailed to magistrates states that “no purchases are to be made on the...

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One airlifted from Brinkley crash

November 30, 2012
(Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

  By JORDAN THOMAS HALL A serious car accident occurred yesterday morning, Wednesday, November 28, in front of TransStar Ambulance Service on Hwy. 160. At approximately 8:23 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a two-vehicle accident at that location. The accident left Hwy. 160 blocked for over two...

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Ky. Ag Commissioner brings economic plan to Knott Co.

November 30, 2012
Ky. Ag Commissioner brings economic plan to Knott Co.

By SHARON K. HALL Knott County residents had an opportunity to visit with Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer Tuesday as he made a stop at the Knott County Extension Office. Farmers and cattlemen had ques- tions for the Commissioner. Knott County Central High School FFA members joined the group to hear Comer present...

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Patton dies in car crash

November 30, 2012

A Knott County man was killed this week in a two- vehicle crash near the Knott/Floyd county line. According to a report from KSP Post 13 in Hazard, on November 26, 2012, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Kentucky State Police received a call of a collision on Hwy 550 in the Lackey community of Knott...

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American Chestnut trees planted at Carr Creek Lake

November 30, 2012
American Chestnut trees planted at Carr Creek Lake

By KEVIN C. WRIGHT Park Ranger, Carr Creek Lake   Through the efforts of Keith Chasteen, USACE, CELRL-OP-TO, work- ing with Dr. Anne Bobig- ian, President of the Ky. Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation and Lynn Garrison, President of the National American Chestnut Foundation, an opportunity arose for the donation of genetically modified...

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Earthquake occurs in eastern Kentucky

November 10, 2012

Developing story… According to the United States Geological Survey, at 12:08 p.m. a magnitude 4.3- 5.3 earthquake occured in eastern Kentucky, centered near Jeremiah in Letcher County.

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