Combs sentenced to 18 years

November 22, 2013
Jerry Combs was sentenced to 28  years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Eric Tysen Fugate of Hindman. Fugate’s mother, Jennifer Fugate Lawson (pictured left), gave a statement at the sentencing. (Photo by Sharon K. Hall)

By SHARON K. HALL A mother’s words reached out Thursday to seek justice for her son, who died in a January 2013 stabbing in Triplett Branch in Mousie. “I want to express my feelings to the court,” voiced Jennifer Fugate Lawson, whose 30-year-old son, Eric Tysen Fugate, of Hindman, was found slain near a...

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Ward pleads not guilty in murder arraignment

November 22, 2013
Ward pleads not guilty in murder arraignment

By SHARON K. HALL Holding framed photos of deceased Christina Barnett, family members sat in the Knott County circuit courtroom watching intently as murder suspect Gary Ward of Wayland was escorted into the room. Several members of Barnett’s family burst out with angry statements toward Ward. At one point Knott County Circuit Judge Kim...

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Five from Knott among new KSP officers

November 22, 2013
Graduating class KSP

  (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 the Commonwealth. Five of the six new troopers assigned to Post 13 in Hazard...

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Court approves funds for water treatment plant upgrade

November 22, 2013

By KAREN JONES CODY The Knott County Fiscal Court held their regular meeting for November on Monday, Nov. 18. Members of the court ran through a small agenda in a little over half an hour. The most significant item in the routine meeting came in the new business section. Judge-Executive Zach Weinberg presented a...

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Potato Branch residents appeal for help from Knott Water Board

November 22, 2013
Potato Branch residents appeal for help from Knott Water Board

      By SHARON K. HALL Residents from Potato Branch off Right Beaver Creek in Topmost filled the boardroom of the Knott County Water and Sewer District last Wednesday. The residents were concerned their private wells were producing low volumes of  water or no water. Failing water wells were said to be a result...

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