2021-01-14 E-Edition


Patricia Honeycutt (L) of Pinetop was the recipient Wednesday afternoon of the first drone delivery in Knott County. Find out in a full article next week how the groundbreaking moment may also make world record books. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

Knott officials, Tourism Commission hope to host Spring Trail Ride in 2021

Knott County does have hopes of seeing the return of the Spring Horse Trail Ride this May, after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellation of both spring and fall events in 2020. The date for the event has tentatively been set for the first full week in the month — May 2 – 8, 2021. The Knott County Tourism Commission met […]

In-person schools reopen in Knott

The Knott County Board of Education met in regular session January 12, the second day of in-person classes in the Knott County school system. Administration officials report a smooth transition for students opting for in-person instruction. Approximately 54% of Knott County students were back in their schools on reopening day. The board meeting began with oath of office administered to […]

Ky. 1087 at Buckhorn junction closed for the rest of this week

Ky. 1087 in Knott County at mile point 7.2, the junction of Buckhorn and Ky. 1087, will close starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 13, through Friday evening, January 15, for a cross drain replacement. People will be able to access Buckhorn Road from the Vest side, but not from the Perry County side. Motorists will be able to travel […]

Help us share birthdays & anniversaries

One unexpected victim of the COVID-19 crisis was the Hindman Lions Club annual birthday calendar. The Times uses this calendar each year to share birthdays and anniversaries of Knott residents and their families in our paper. We were dismayed to hear that creation of the calendar was just one more thing we lost to the virus in 2020. Thankfully, we […]


Congratulations to the Knott County Central Patriots on winning their third All-A Regional Championship! Read more on page 10.

Senator Johnnie L. Turner takes oath of office, announces committee membership for 2021

The Senate Majority Caucus has announced the committee assignments for the 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Senator Johnnie L. Turner (R-Harlan), will serve as vice-chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. Senator Turner will also serve as a member of the Senate Standing Committees on both Judiciary, and Transportation. “I am happy to […]


Board members (l-r) Randy Combs, David Messer, and Dale Hamilton take their oath of office for another term. Also pictured is Knott Circuit Judge Kim King administering the oath. (Photo by Sharon K. Hall)

Sen. Johnnie L. Turner’s legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly has officially gaveled in for the 2021 Regular Session. Our first official few days in Frankfort have been a great learning experience and have been equally as productive. My colleagues’ diligent work throughout the 2020 Interim and taking care of initial procedural responsibilities bring me confidence in what this 30-day session has in store. The swearing-in […]