Monthly Archives: December 2012

Double Shooting Occurs In Knott County

December 26, 2012

     On December 25, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call that a person was possibly shot at the Jamestown Village Trailer Park in the Talcum community of Knott County. Preliminary investigation indicates that two male subjects went to the residence of Ricky Sweet and asked to...

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Slone indicted for 2 murders

December 21, 2012

By SHARON K. HALL A federal grand jury indicted Eugene Slone with the murder of two Knott County residents and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Slone was charged with the murders of David E. “Davey” Sparkman, 26, and Keisha Sexton, 18. The couple were found dead July 20, 2012, at an abandoned mine site on Mullins...

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Occupational tax rejected again

December 21, 2012

Fiscal Court Begins Cutbacks By KAREN JONES CODY The Knott Fiscal Court’s first regular meeting without Judge-Executive Randy Thompson was unusually lengthy, involved a number of detailed discussions, and ended with several motions designed to tighten up the county’s budget. After the meeting was called to order, District One Magistrate Jamie Mosley was confirmed as presiding...

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Armed robbery in Knott County

December 21, 2012

On December 18, 2012, at approximately 9:10 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a report of an armed robbery at Ameri-Cash in the Hindman com- munity of Knott County. Preliminary investigation indicates that a white male entered the business and brandished a handgun. The perpetrator demanded money and gave instructions to the clerk...

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Knott County native son makes the music of home

December 21, 2012
Knott County native son makes the music of home

By DARREN THORNSBERRY Special to the Troublesome Creek Times There is music that reminds one of a specific time and place – a song that connects a person to the past. Most of us will hear a special tune or album and remember a significant time in our lives. It’s the soundtrack of a...

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