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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Four arrested as complaint leads officers to meth lab

January 26, 2012
The residence where officers found a meth lab this week is very near the Big Branch Baptist Church and a child care center, which are visible in the background in this photo.

  Another meth lab was discovered in Knott County this week, the third in a month’s time, according to Sheriff Dale Richardson. “We’ve heard of this problem all around us, and I wanted to believe we wouldn’t be faced with it in our county…but I could see it coming, and now here it is,”...

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