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Search continues for Clear Creek resident missing for six weeks

June 18, 2015
A photo taken as a school fundraiser during the school year with Hunter Jones, Natasha Fugate Jones, and Conner Jones.

    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 safety. Natasha Fugate Jones resides at 153 Singleton Branch with her grandmother Ola Chaffins,...

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Water district adds attorney to team

June 18, 2015

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 caused the expenses to be in the red for the month of May. Water...

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Diamond Divas win first Babe Ruth Softball crown

June 18, 2015
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 for girls. Three years ago, a group of volunteers decided to change that by...

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Troublesome Creek DAR joined by DAV on Flag Day

June 18, 2015

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 DAV 171 under the direction of Arthur Mullins, who serves as Commander of this...

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Board approves tentative budget, discusses sanctions

May 18, 2015

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 included a contingency of four percent. Last year the tentative budget was initially short...

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‘Moonshiner’ in Knott court

May 18, 2015

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 and selling memorabilia from his 1995 SUV when he was charged with operating a...

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KSP retirees gather in Knott

May 18, 2015

Carrie Community Center welcomed a group of retired Kentucky State Police officers for a special lunch on Wednesday, May 13. The meal was punctuated by laughing and good-natured teasing among the former officers. Some family members also attended. For the past couple of years, the retirees try to get together somewhere once a month....

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Two arrested for 2013 murder

May 18, 2015

(Hazard, Ky.) – An armed robbery investigation in Hazard Monday morning resulted in the arrest of two Perry County men for the 2013 murders of a mother and daughter. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard were assisting officers with Hazard Police Department in attempting to locate Ronnie M. Everage, who was...

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KSP unveils statue to honor agency service, sacrifice

May 18, 2015
KSP unveils statue to honor agency service, sacrifice

  (Frankfort, Ky.)—The Kentucky State Police has strived to achieve a legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.  With today’s unveiling of a powerful new symbol, this history will be permanently honored. At nearly 10-feet tall, a masterfully crafted bronze statue, entitled ‘The Trooper,’ rises as the crown of the recently dedicated state police training...

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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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