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Napier Family Drug closes doors

January 12, 2015
Napier window

  By KAREN JONES CODY For those who remember the days when downtown Hindman was thriving with retail businesses, Tuesday, January 6, was a very sad day.  Napier Family Drug, the last of those family businesses, closed their doors for the last time. Napier’s has been a favorite spot for Knott Countians for many...

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New mayor gets aggressive start

January 12, 2015

By Sharon K Hall Mayor Tracy Neice took command of his post with a determination of cutting expenses and finding ways to save the city money. He explained in the first city council meeting of the new year Monday night that within four hours of going over bills he found ways to cut $10,000...

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Perry Co. clinic pharmacy robbed

January 12, 2015

(Cornettsville, Ky.) – A security guard was held at gunpoint and a pharmacy robbed at a Perry County clinic early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a security alarm activation call at the Leatherwood Blackey Clinic in the Cornettsville community at 1:39 a.m.  As a trooper was en route to...

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Ky. Transportation Cabinet among first Waze partners

January 12, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Waze, the real-time, “crowd-sourced” navigation app powered by the world’s largest communities of drivers, have entered into a partnership through the new Waze Connected Citizens program, the company’s largest municipal effort to date. Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones...

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Local lawmaker charged with DUI

January 12, 2015

FRANKFORT (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky lawmaker has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a state police officer in Frankfort.  Kentucky State Police Sgt. Michael Webb says Republican Sen. Brandon Smith, of Hazard, was stopped by the state trooper for speeding at about 9 p.m. EST Tuesday. Webb...

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Trick-or-Treat is Friday!

October 28, 2014
Trick-or-Treat is Friday!

    Trick-or-treat will be held in Knott County on Friday (Halloween), October 31, from 6-8 p.m.

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2014 Fall Knott County Trail Ride Schedule of Events

October 1, 2014

**Schedule of Events for the 2014 Fall Knott County Trail Ride** Thursday, October 2: Courtney Patrick- 7:00 pm Kris Logsdon- 7:40 pm Whitley Tate- 8:25 pm Sons of FM- 9:05 pm Double Shot- 10:00 pm Friday, October 3: Dawson Creek- 6:30 pm Mountain Melody- 7:05 pm Black Powder Express- 7:40 pm Tommy Webb Band-...

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Gingerbread Festival Schedule of Events 2014

September 3, 2014
Gingerbread Festival Schedule of Events 2014

The Knott County Gingerbread Festival 2014 Schedule of Events. The official program guide will be in tomorrow’s newspaper. We look forward to a great turnout this year! 

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Shiloh sizzling with summer concert series

July 9, 2014
Shiloh

By Jordan Thomas Hall Knott County contemporary Christian band Shiloh is broadening their audience to spread the word of Christ. The band is currently trying to raise funds through a Kickstarter page titled “Shiloh Album Kickstarter” that would allow them to produce their own CD. They are preparing to perform in Nashville next month...

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Appalachian food and heritage celebrated at Hindman Settlement School

June 4, 2014
Delicious homemade pies were offered to the public free during the Food Summit event. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

By JORDAN THOMAS HALL The first Appalachian Food Summit: A Celebration of Our Appalachian Food Heritage was held Sunday at the Hindman Settlement School. The multi-state gathering, the first of its kind, brought together authors, chefs, farmers, advocates, scholars and consumers dedicated to preserving traditional Appalachian foodways and supporting a future where farming, local...

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