Category: State & Local

Local lawmaker charged with DUI

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…

Appalachian food and heritage celebrated at Hindman Settlement School

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…

Hemp planted in Kentucky following dispute with feds

By BRUCE SCHREINER LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —  Hemp has turned legitimate in Kentucky, where researchers are starting to plant test plots that will help gauge the economic potency of the non-intoxicating plant banned for decades due to its family ties…

HCTC grads include Knott students

Hazard Community and Technical College honored a total of 646 students for receiving 1,409 credentials during Commencement exercises held Saturday, May 10, in the John Combs Arena of Perry County Central High School. Those students honored from Knott County are:…

Roaming horses are growing problem

There are many people in Breathitt, Knott and throughout east Kentucky who love horses but have limited space on their own properties to keep them due to the mountainous terrain. At  the same time, there are many large landowners and…

Knott’s first Village Post Office opens

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…

Senate Week in Review

By SEN. JOHNNY RAY TURNER FRANKFORT — After a pause in legislative work on Monday in observance of President’s Day, the General Assembly reconvened on Tuesday ready to begin the second, busiest half of the legislative session.  In the coming…

Five from Knott among new KSP officers

  (FRANKFORT, KY. — The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 62 new troopers at ceremonies held Tuesday in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of…

Inmate death reported at Ky. River Regional Jail

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at approximately 11:03 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was contacted by the Kentucky River Regional Jail, advising that they had an inmate who had been found unresponsive. KSP units, along with Perry…