Armed robbery in Knott County

February 21, 2012

On February 11, 2012 at approximately 4:57 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call advising of a possible armed robbery at the Electric Beach in the Mallie community of Knott County. Trooper Randall Riley, Detective Kevin Hurt and officers from the Knott County Sheriff’s Office responded, and it was...

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County to have wet/dry election

February 8, 2012

The Troublesome Creek Times has just learned that Knott County will in fact hold a wet/dry vote in the upcoming months. A special election will be called following a local petition to have citizens vote on whether the county shall permit the sales of alcohol, which had enough names to mandate the election. The...

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Progress unraveling in Knott Co.

February 3, 2012

By KAREN JONES CODY The outrage expressed when dozens of employees faced layoff by county government seems to have grown quiet now, but the silence does not mean the county’s financial problems are solved. Instead, it appears that the progress made in several areas is now at a standstill — and some fear the...

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Softshell man crashes car into his own apartment

February 3, 2012

By JORDAN THOMAS HALL A Knott County man was arrested for DUI following a crash Monday night, January 30. The crash occurred at Clydean Apartments beside Service Mart on Hwy. 80 in Soft Shell. Danny L. Adams, 33, of Soft Shell was operating a gray older model Buick Century at approximately 6:45 p.m. when...

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Singleton remembered as respected educator

February 3, 2012

Knott Countians gathered to pay their respects this week to a respected educator well-known for his dedication and concern for students. Mr. Vesper Singleton passed away January 28, 2012, in the Hospice Care Unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was 83. Mr. Singleton was the iconic principal in Knott County schools, having...

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