Category: News

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…

Kentucky’s new leaders, among youngest in U.S., take office

By ADAM BEAM Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Five of Kentucky’s six statewide elected officers took office on Monday, giving the state some of the youngest elected leaders in the country. Four of the five officers are under 40.…

KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ Food Drive underway

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Kentucky State Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec.…

Bids awarded for $4 million Red Fox water line project

By SHARON K. HALL Knott County Water and Sewer District engineer Ron Johnson brought news of successful bids on Red Fox water contracts. The Red Fox water project is designed to put lines in the ground and a 250,000-gallon tank…

Ten compete in KCC pageant

  The 42nd annual Miss Centralian pagaeant will be held at Knott County Central High School on Friday, Dec. 4, in th KCCHS auditorium. Ten contestants representing all four grade levels will compete this year. The pageant theme is “Uptown…

Judge allows hearings on status of disability checks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has turned down a request to block hearings on whether hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents will keep federal disability benefits. U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar ruled that the people pursuing an injunction against…

Search continues for Clear Creek resident missing for six weeks

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…