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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Knott County Central Patriots among State Leaders

January 26, 2012

By Jordan Thomas Hall The 2011-12 Knott County Central High School boys’ basketball team has been recognized among the state leaders in numerous scoring categories. According to statistics complied by the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletic Association), they rank in the top 15 in nine of the 12 major offensive and defensive categories. All...

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Knott native captures patriotic spirit in motorcycle masterpiece

January 26, 2012
Knott native captures patriotic spirit in motorcycle masterpiece

By SHARON K. HALL Following a long-time dream, Keith Gayheart of Vicco (a Hindman native) built a custom motorcycle suited to his plans. The nearly three-year project in its final form is patriotically themed with detailed American Revolution artwork. He designed his bike with a set up to give it a low stretched look...

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Patriots capture Mountain Classic

January 19, 2012
Patriots capture Mountain Classic

Knott County Central finally broke through and won the 2012 WYMT-TV Mountain Classic. It was the 8th trip to the finals in 25 years for Knott County, but the 2012 squad delivered the championship trophy with clutch and stellar play. “These boys played hard and battled. I am so proud of their effort. We’...

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Police respond to domestic dispute, discover meth lab

January 19, 2012
Police respond to domestic dispute, discover meth lab

By JORDAN THOMAS HALL A 911 hang-up call led to an unsettling discovery Friday, January 13, in Knott County. After the initial hang-up call at approximately 2:34 p.m., a call came in to Kentucky State Police Post 13 from the residence of Tammie Bates at 39 Owens Branch Rd. in Hindman from a female...

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