UK trophy in East Ky.

April 23, 2012
Coach Cal was surrounded by fans in Hazard last week.(Photo by Jordan T. Hall)

  By JORDAN THOMAS HALL The University of Kentucky’s Men’s Basketball 8th NCAA national championship trophy came to eastern Kentucky last week. Amid a statewide tour the trophy, accompanied by UK coach John Calipari and members of his coaching staff, traveled from Pikeville to Hazard Thursday. Hundreds were gathered at the Perry County Park to...

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Fire destroys residence

April 23, 2012
Fire

A trailer fire occurred Friday on Mallie Road in the Pinetop community of Knott County. The trailer was rental property, with the current renters having been away for several days. Carr Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded. A nearby gas line was also threatened. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

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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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Voters reject alcohol sales

April 18, 2012

By KAREN JONES CODY An effort to change the designation of Knott County from “dry” to “wet” failed by 789 votes in a special election on Tuesday. Out of 11,745 registered voters, 3,969 cast their votes to answer the question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Knott County, Kentucky?” Support for...

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Jesse James arrested after Knott Co. robbery

April 18, 2012

One man was arrested in Knott County this week after an armed robbery at a convenient store near Hindman. On April 11, 2012, at approximately 1:10 a.m., Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call from Hindman Double Kwik #1 on Ky. 80. The caller stated a robbery had just occurred at the store....

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