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Knott County mine to reopen

There is a bright spot in Knott County’s economic future this week — Judge-Executive Zach Weinberg confirmed that the old Enterprise Mine on Defeated Creek at Red Fox will be open again within the next two weeks. “I spoke with…

Study finds Knott’s tax burden among lowest in Kentucky

Residents concerned about the recently implemented insurance tax in Knott County can take comfort in the results of a study just shared with the Times. SmartAsset has released its third annual study on the places with the lowest tax burdens.…

Spring cleanup begins in Knott Co.

By KAREN JONES CODY It looks like spring is arriving early in Eastern Kentucky, and spring cleaning will soon begin across Knott County. Ecology Director Teresa Cornett and Governmental Services Director Greg Mullins shared in- formation with the Times this…

Garner man injured in crash

By Jordan Thomas Hall A Garner man was injured in a crash that occurred around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday evening on Hwy. 550 between Possum Trot and Upper Mill Creek. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Dials, a maroon Chevy…

Cordia sees academic improvement

By SHARON K. HALL Dedicated Knott County teachers received mini-grants for classroom projects to improve instruction through innovative hands-on activities. Some of the educators presented their programs to the school board last Tuesday. Cordia was the presenting school at the board meeting…

Free service gives reading back to visually impaired

By JORDAN THOMAS HALL For individuals who have lost their eyesight, reading may seem impossible. Thanks to a free service by the Kentucky Talking Book Library the ability to enjoy a book can be restored. Those eligible are mailed at…

County Fair planned in Knott this summer

By KAREN JONES CODY Do you remember the old-fashioned county fair? I do. I remember that kids would work on projects for weeks in preparation for entering them in the fair competition — dreaming of winning a ribbon. Adults had…

Ky. Governor quick to sign abortion bill

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an abortion-related bill into law Tuesday after a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him in his Capitol office. The…

Lions roar through All-A State Tournament

Roderick Rhodes arrived on Lotts Creek five years ago talking state championships and on Sunday he delivered, as his Cordia Lions won the 2016 All “A” State Championship. It has been quite a journey for Rhodes and Cordia as the…

Bipartisan RECLAIM Act to help coal communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new bipartisan bill aims to accelerate $1 billion in available funding in the Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AML) Fund to revitalize coal communities hardest hit by the downturn of the coal industry. The RECLAIM Act: Revitalizing the…