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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Knott Co. man killed in crash

January 26, 2012
Rescue workers and bystanders worked to pull Jerry Moore from his partially submerged car after a crash. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

  By JORDAN THOMAS HALL A valiant rescue effort extricated a trapped motorist following a crash on Wednesday, Jan. 25, but the Knott County resident ultimately lost his life as a result of his injuries. Jerry Moore, 51, of Lackey was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 550 in Lackey around 12 p.m. when he crashed...

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Counties divided on idea of coal severance for UPike

January 26, 2012

Opinions are mixed among coal producing counties concerning a proposal to use coal severance monies to fund placement of the private University of Pikeville into the state system. A bill outlining the proposal was filed in the Kentucky legislature last week. As a state school, the University of Pikeville, which has about 1,100 full-time students...

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