Eastern Kentucky residents reach out to tornado victims

March 20, 2012
Eastern Kentucky residents reach out to tornado victims

By KAREN JONES CODY Almost two weeks have passed since that terrible stormy day, and the shock may be wearing off for Kentuckians whose lives were changed forever by tornadoes on March 2, 2012 . . . but recovery is just beginning, and it will take a long time. Twenty-three funerals have been held for victims...

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Special funding helps students

March 20, 2012

Donor website raised over $82,000 for Carr Creek Elementary By SHARON K. HALL Schools across America are participating in a program designed to help public schools with funding for specific projects. Through the program 65 projects have been awarded to Kentucky schools. By writing competitive proposals, Carr Creek Elementary received 61 of those funded projects. Principal...

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Knott Co. stunned by loss of community leader

March 1, 2012
Knott Co. stunned by loss of community leader

Mullins was co-founder of Troublesome Creek Times Mike Mullins, Director of Hindman Settlement School, community leader, and co-founder of the Troublesome Creek Times, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 19. He was 63. Shock and sadness spread throughout the community, then far beyond, as friends learned of Mullins’ death. The news was especially difficult...

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Police take down meth lab

March 1, 2012
Police take down meth lab

  By JORDAN THOMAS HALL The Knott County Sheriff’s Department received two anonymous calls Thursday, February 16, notifying them of a possible meth lab in the county. Sheriff Dale Richardson and Dean Craft of the Kentucky State Police DESI (Drug Enforcement Special Investigation) led deputies to 86 Moore Dr. in the Softshell/Mousie community. Upon...

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County continues to deal with extremely tight budget

March 1, 2012

By KAREN JONES CODY The Knott County Fiscal Court passed an ordinance dealing with underage drinking, considered an ordinance related to drug abuse, and discussed ongoing projects and financial concerns in their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 20. Judge-Executive Randy Thompson reminded members of the court that drinking by those under age 21 is against state...

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