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Ky. coal — lowest production since 1950s

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Coal production in Kentucky has slumped to its lowest level since the 1950s after declining nearly 21 percent in 2015. A report released Monday by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says production fell to 61…

KSP Post 13 personnel to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

(HAZARD, KY) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints and Moving Patrols throughout the Post 13 area during the month of February 2016. These enforcement efforts will utilize Troopers, Detectives, and…

Hindman seeks funding to upgrade city’s struggling sewer plant

By SHARON K. HALL Representatives from two different funding sources attended the Hindman City Council meeting Monday night creating a forum-type discussion with the council. Finding money to rehab the Hindman Sewer Plant is the mayor’s 2016 goal. Last year…

Knott Co. man killed while working on vehicle

(Pippa Passes, Ky.) – A Knott County man died December 27 after the vehicle he was working on rolled over him. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13, along with Trans Star Ambulance, were dispatched to Trace Caney Road in…

Pigman elected leader of Shriners’ El Hasa Temple

By SHARON K. HALL Bob Pigman of Hindman has been named as the new 2016 potentate, or leader of the 1,800 members of the El Hasa Shriners in Ashland. Pigman is the first man from the local Knott County Shrine…

PSC approves transfer of Troublesome Creek sewer system

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved, with conditions, the acquisition of the Troublesome Creek Environmental Authority’s sewer system by the Knott County Water and Sewer District. The PSC order issued Dec. 23 also provides for completion of a…

Kentucky’s new leaders, among youngest in U.S., take office

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five of Kentucky’s six statewide elected officers took office on Monday, giving the state some of the youngest elected leaders in the country. Four of the five officers are under 40.…

KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ Food Drive underway

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky State Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec.…

Bids awarded for $4 million Red Fox water line project

By SHARON K. HALL Knott County Water and Sewer District engineer Ron Johnson brought news of successful bids on Red Fox water contracts. The Red Fox water project is designed to put lines in the ground and a 250,000-gallon tank…

Ten compete in KCC pageant

  The 42nd annual Miss Centralian pagaeant will be held at Knott County Central High School on Friday, Dec. 4, in th KCCHS auditorium. Ten contestants representing all four grade levels will compete this year. The pageant theme is “Uptown…