School News

School enrollment declines

September 20, 2013

By SHARON K. HALL Declining enrollment in the school district does not mean declining state funds for Knott County based on attendance. A report on enrollment through the fifth week of the new school year revealed a drop of approximately 40 students. In an attempt to retain students in Knott County, the school administration...

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State bound!

March 14, 2013
State bound!

Carr Creek speech students did an amazing job by placing second overall in the region (only four points from first place). All of the students qualified for state competition. Special thanks to the team’s coaches, Chasity Childers and Tiffany Amburgey. Good luck to all!

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Dr. Seuss comes to life at Perkins Head Start

March 14, 2013
Dr. Seuss comes to life at Perkins Head Start

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, the joys of celebrating Dr. Seuss. Perkins Head Start in Hindman has been celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and doing many activities while enjoying our guest readers come to share Dr. Seuss books with us. We have had the KCC Patriots, KCC Lady Patriots, Kevin Davis, PA,...

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Board approves non-traditional classes

October 26, 2012

By SHARON K. HALL Knott county youth who are unable to attend classes due to extreme hardship may now be able to complete required courses in a nontraditional way. This is due to the Drop Out Prevention Program that the Knott County Board of Education members approved in Monday’s meeting. Director of Pupil Personnel...

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Ky. Education Commissioner visits Knott County schools

September 11, 2012
Ky. Education Commissioner visits Knott County schools

  By SHARON K. HALL Knott County Board of Education Superintendent Kim King and staff were pleased to welcome Kentucky Education Commissioner Dr. Terry Holliday to the Knott County school district. After breakfast at the Central Office the troupe toured Hindman Elementary School and sat in on a fourth grade class to witness the advanced...

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Supt. King receives high marks from Knott Board of Education

June 25, 2012

By SHARON K. HALL Knott County school district Superintendent Kim King received outstanding grades from the Board of Education members during her annual evaluation. Board members revealed the results of the evaluation during the regular scheduled meeting on June 12. The ten performance standards were discussed in open session. Board chair Randy Combs announced that King received outstanding...

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BETA club hosts nursing home dance

June 7, 2012
BETA club hosts nursing home dance

  Kennedy King and the Knott County Central High School BETA club hosted a dance recently for residents of the Knott County Health and Rehabilitation Center. King, a 2011-2012 Rogers Scholar organized this wonderful event for the nursing home residents.

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Hindman Elementary student wins Grandparent Essay Contest

June 7, 2012
Hindman Elementary student wins Grandparent Essay Contest

A Hindman Elementary student was selected as the Knott County winner in the “2011-2012 Grandparent of the Year” contest sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association (KRTA). Kathryn Hunter, Hindman, Ky., is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders who participated in the 11th annual essay competition for 2011-2012. Students submitted essays...

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KCC art teacher given special award

May 25, 2012
KCC art teacher given special award

  Recently, the University of Kentucky’s College of Education honored Carolyn Slone Gibson with an award, “A Teacher Who Made a Difference.” A reception was held April 28 in the UK Student Center Great Hall and Theater where UK Women’s Basketball Head Coach Matthew Mitchell was the spokesperson. According to Ms. Gibson, “I was...

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Knott BOE approves school trips

April 23, 2012

By SHARON K. HALL With the school year just over a month from closing for summer break, Knott County board members approved numerous class trips for schools. Other business was conduced and Hindman Elementary School presented the “Big Apple” school theme during Tuesday night’s meeting. Kelly Hall, curriculum director, distributed the District Improvement Plan...

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