Day: September 20, 2013

Are you ready for the trail ride?

Knott County‚Äôs 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…

More East Ky. coal jobs lost

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…

Water board asked to take over Ball Creek sewer plant

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…

School enrollment declines

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…