Author: jhall

Ky. refugee case highlights worries over Syrians in U.S.

By BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From a Kentucky college town, two Iraqi refugees plotted to send sniper rifles, Stinger missiles and money to al-Qaida operatives waging an insurgency back home against U.S. troops.…

Judge allows hearings on status of disability checks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has turned down a request to block hearings on whether hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents will keep federal disability benefits. U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar ruled that the people pursuing an injunction against…

Search continues for Clear Creek resident missing for six weeks

    Reward for information increased to $2,000 By SHARON K. HALL Police and volunteers continue to search for a Knott County woman who went missing May 7. Her family still hopes she will return. However, they fear for her…

Water district adds attorney to team

By SHARON K. HALL The Knott County Water and Sewer District met in special session Thursday with an agenda that would replace the regular meeting in June. Overall, the manager’s report was positive although a larger than usual claims list…

Diamond Divas win first Babe Ruth Softball crown

  By KAREN JONES CODY In Knott County, for the most part, it has been traditional that young boys have the option to play different sports throughout the year — basketball, baseball, football — but there have been less opportunities…

Troublesome Creek DAR joined by DAV on Flag Day

The Troublesome Creek Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Hindman Settlement School for their monthly meeting. The members enjoyed a very impressive program presented by the Knott Chapter…

Mary Poppins

-From City Sidewalks to Country Roads- By Jordan Thomas Hall I traveled to Abingdon, Virginia last Thursday with my girlfriend, Morgan. Our first stop was to see my good friend Karen McClanahan at Foxglove Antiques. We assisted her in rearranging…

Board approves tentative budget, discusses sanctions

By SHARON K. HALL The Knott County Board of Education has approved the 2015-2016 tentative budget. Board members were pleased with the budget presented to them by finance officer Greg Conn. It included funds for eight new buses and still…

‘Moonshiner’ in Knott court

By SHARON K. HALL TV personality Chico, a regular cast member on the popular Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners show, appeared in Knott County District Court Tuesday. Matthew “Chico” Tungate of Gravel Switch, Ky. (near Lebanon), was visiting Knott County last October…