Category: News

County Fair planned in Knott this summer

By KAREN JONES CODY Do you remember the old-fashioned county fair? I do. I remember that kids would work on projects for weeks in preparation for entering them in the fair competition — dreaming of winning a ribbon. Adults had…

Ky. Governor quick to sign abortion bill

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed an abortion-related bill into law Tuesday after a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him in his Capitol office. The…

Lions roar through All-A State Tournament

Roderick Rhodes arrived on Lotts Creek five years ago talking state championships and on Sunday he delivered, as his Cordia Lions won the 2016 All “A” State Championship. It has been quite a journey for Rhodes and Cordia as the…

Bipartisan RECLAIM Act to help coal communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new bipartisan bill aims to accelerate $1 billion in available funding in the Abandoned Mine Reclamation (AML) Fund to revitalize coal communities hardest hit by the downturn of the coal industry. The RECLAIM Act: Revitalizing the…

Ky. coal — lowest production since 1950s

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Coal production in Kentucky has slumped to its lowest level since the 1950s after declining nearly 21 percent in 2015. A report released Monday by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says production fell to 61…

KSP Post 13 personnel to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

(HAZARD, KY) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints and Moving Patrols throughout the Post 13 area during the month of February 2016. These enforcement efforts will utilize Troopers, Detectives, and…

Hindman seeks funding to upgrade city’s struggling sewer plant

By SHARON K. HALL Representatives from two different funding sources attended the Hindman City Council meeting Monday night creating a forum-type discussion with the council. Finding money to rehab the Hindman Sewer Plant is the mayor’s 2016 goal. Last year…

Knott Co. man killed while working on vehicle

(Pippa Passes, Ky.) – A Knott County man died December 27 after the vehicle he was working on rolled over him. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13, along with Trans Star Ambulance, were dispatched to Trace Caney Road in…

Pigman elected leader of Shriners’ El Hasa Temple

By SHARON K. HALL Bob Pigman of Hindman has been named as the new 2016 potentate, or leader of the 1,800 members of the El Hasa Shriners in Ashland. Pigman is the first man from the local Knott County Shrine…

PSC approves transfer of Troublesome Creek sewer system

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved, with conditions, the acquisition of the Troublesome Creek Environmental Authority’s sewer system by the Knott County Water and Sewer District. The PSC order issued Dec. 23 also provides for completion of a…