Knott school board passes draft budget

January 19, 2012

By Sharon Kay Hall The Knott County Board of Education board members approved a draft budget January 10. “With $260,000 cut out of SEEK funding right now, it isn’t good,” said Finance Director Greg Conn. But the financial expert forecasted a cut and budgeted for a 5% cut in SEEK and the state cut 3%. “We came...

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Hall/Everage inducted into Hall of Fame

January 19, 2012

Knott County natives Tommy Hall and Archie Wayne Everage were inducted into the Mountain Classic Hall of Fame Saturday night. They joined Ralph Gabbard, Jay Crawford, and the 1987-88 Clay County basketball team as the 2012 inductees. Tommy Hall was inducted for his leadership as the tournament manager for several… See this week’s newspaper...

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Officer involved shooting in Hazard

January 19, 2012

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at approximately 8:47 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was contacted by the Hazard Police Department requesting assistance with an incident involving an officer discharging his firearm. Kentucky State Police officers and detectives responded to the scene, and discovered that HPD Patrolman Adam Baker was investigating a...

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Ky. House passes redistricting plan

January 19, 2012

By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Despite a string of passionate appeals, the Democratic majority in the Kentucky House refused Thursday to change a proposed legislative redistricting plan that hits GOP lawmakers especially hard. The House voted 63-34, largely along party lines, to approve the divisive proposal after rejecting a GOP- generated...

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Legislators, Patton push UPike to be state school

January 19, 2012
Legislators, Patton push UPike to be state school

By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) A private Appalachian university’s proposal to use coal tax money to give more mountain kids an opportunity to attend college would be only the latest of several initiatives to build “intellectual capital” in the impoverished region where residents often are stereotyped as uneducated and unsophisticated. University...

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