McConnell unveils legislation, vows to bring back coal jobs

May 6, 2013
McConnell unveils legislation, vows to bring back coal jobs

    By SHARON K. HALL Supporters of coal mining gathered in Hazard to hear U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to introduce legislation that would target the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal mining permit approval process. The Republican senator from Kentucky was joined with U.S. Representative Shelly Capito (R) from West Virginia who...

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Knott County coal jobs down 63%

April 22, 2013

The decline of the Eastern Kentucky coal industry has been a topic often discussed in Knott County during the past year. A report issued this month by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence outlines specifics of how our state, region and county have been affected from 2011 to 2012. Coal production across the...

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Judge-Executive Randy Thompson removed from office

March 14, 2013

Mosley to serve as judge, Mullins returns to EMS By Karen Jones Cody One step at a time, change is coming to Knott County government. On Monday, the Knott County Fiscal Court voted to give magistrate Jamie Mosley the county’s top position. He follows Deputy Judge Greg Mullins, who has served as acting judge...

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Senior citizens hit hard by cutbacks in county government

March 14, 2013
The final day of the Senior Games, a competitive event which brings residents from surrounding counties to the Sportsplex each spring, will be held this year in May. Pictured are members of Knott County’s 2008 Senior Games team.

    By Karen Jones Cody When Eva Huff talks about the senior citizens who are suffering the effects of the county’s reduction in funding, her eyes fill with tears. Huff has been the director of Knott County’s Human Services Center and Senior Citizens Program for 14 years. Knott’s program for seniors was recognized as one...

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KCCHS: success at state tourney

March 14, 2013
KCCHS: success at state tourney

Knott County Central finished the 2013 season strong as they advanced into the quarter-finals of the state tournament. The Patriots finished the season with a sparkling 30-6 record. “It was another great year. I am so proud of the kids and want to thank everyone for their support,” added Coach BB King. Patriot Cameron...

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