Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coburn, founder of local fire departments, dies at age 71

March 4, 2014
Bill Coburn

      By SHARON K. HALL Knott County says goodbye to a man who dedicated his life to serving others. Bill Coburn, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 18, of heart complications. Coburn is remembered as being a key figure in setting up most of the local fire departments and training many firefighters. He...

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Fiscal court adds one worker, expands duties of another

March 4, 2014

By KAREN JONES CODY The Knott County Fiscal Court voted to hire one employee and increase the duties and salary of another in a special meeting last week. (The court’s regular meeting was postponed from Monday until Tuesday for the observance of Presidents Day.) Following a closed session to discuss personnel, Judge-Executive Zach Weinberg...

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Knott County girl thrives in Nashville group

March 4, 2014
TRIPLE RUN’S SHOW IS FULL OF ENERGY AND PERSONALITY THAT REFLECTS THE TRIO WHO COMPRISE THE GROUP (Photo by Paul Gregersen)

  (Brittany Taylor Hamilton is the daughter of Knott Countians Shane and Bug Hamilton. The following is reprinted with permission from the Nashville Comet) By PAUL GREGERSEN When playing cards, a Triple Run is a string of multiple points in your favor. In music, it’s a rhythmic pattern with more ups than downs. Nashville’s...

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Senate Week in Review

March 4, 2014

By SEN. JOHNNY RAY TURNER FRANKFORT — After a pause in legislative work on Monday in observance of President’s Day, the General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday ready to begin the second, busiest half of the legislative session.  In the coming weeks, we will consider some of our most complex and significant bills, including the...

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Celebrating Glen Combs’ career

March 4, 2014
Celebrating Glen Combs’ career

  By RON O’BRIEN It was a modest ceremony last Thursday night, Feb. 20, that Knott County Central and the Board of Education put together to honor the basketball career of native son Glen Combs. Nothing especially flashy or elaborate. But it was just right. Some said the recognition was long overdue for a...

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