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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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Attorney General Conway’s Election Fraud Hotline gets 205 calls on Primary Election Day

June 4, 2014

Post-election audit to be held within 20 days FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2014) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 205 calls from more than 60 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday’s primary election.  Forty-nine calls involved allegations of vote buying/selling. “The Election Fraud...

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Knott’s first Village Post Office opens

May 5, 2014
Pictured (not in order) at the VPO Grand Opening -- Nick Walker VPO Coordinator, with Josh Slone, David Thomas, Donnie and Maybelle Newsome, Ronnie Ratliff (Postmaster of the Hindman Post Office), Charlie Keens, Stacy Turner, Melanie Little, Josh Meade and Austin Breeding.  (Photo by Mary Ross)

The Big S Market, located at 53 Old House Branch Road in Topmost, is the new home of the first Village Post Office in Knott County. The Topmost VPO is another opportunity to make postal services and products more readily available to customers with convenient hours. VPOs are operated by local businesses and provide...

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City Council investigates grant money for Hindman

May 5, 2014

By SHARON K. HALL A three-hour meeting of the Hindman City Council resulted in a few affirmative actions. Several guests addressed the council Monday with information and concerns. Mike Miller, executive director of Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD), encouraged Hindman to pursue possible new federal monies. Miller said a non-matching 100 percent pot...

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DUI stop leads to arrest of two on drug charges

May 5, 2014
DUI stop leads to arrest of two on drug charges

Officers with the Knott County Sheriff’s Department seized drugs and arrested two men following a DUI traffic stop  near Hindman this week. The stop was initiated by Deputy Leo Slone on Hwy. 550 East near Possum Trot in the Leburn community after Deputy Slone observed vehicle cross the center line numerous times.  Deputy Micheal...

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Coburn, founder of local fire departments, dies at age 71

March 4, 2014
Bill Coburn

      By SHARON K. HALL Knott County says goodbye to a man who dedicated his life to serving others. Bill Coburn, 71, passed away Tuesday, February 18, of heart complications. Coburn is remembered as being a key figure in setting up most of the local fire departments and training many firefighters. He...

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