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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
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  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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