Daily Archives: September 20, 2013

Are you ready for the trail ride?

September 20, 2013

Knott County’s Fall Horse Trail Ride is only two weeks away! The trail ride officially begins on Thursday, Oct. 3, but many campers arrive days earlier. Gates to the campground will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. County employees and the Knott County Tourism Commission are working diligently to prepare for this...

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More East Ky. coal jobs lost

September 20, 2013

Eastern Kentucky faces another major layoff in the coal industry this week. James River Coal Company announced Monday it has furloughed approximately 525 full time coal workers and is idling production at three operations in eastern Kentucky. This is the second major layoff by the company in six months. According to a new release...

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Water board asked to take over Ball Creek sewer plant

September 20, 2013

By SHARON K. HALL Knott County Water and Sewer District (KCWSD) is now on a fast track to expand the Carr Creek Water Treatment Plant (WTP) capacity from 2 million gallons of water per day to 4 million gallons per day. The project consists of installing intake pumps, high service pumps, new storage tank,...

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School enrollment declines

September 20, 2013

By SHARON K. HALL Declining enrollment in the school district does not mean declining state funds for Knott County based on attendance. A report on enrollment through the fifth week of the new school year revealed a drop of approximately 40 students. In an attempt to retain students in Knott County, the school administration...

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