2021-08-05 E-Edition

Knott shines at Civic Night

The Knott County Civic Night celebration held on Saturday was even more special this year because coronavirus restrictions forced cancellation of the event last year. A good crowd made up for lost time as they gathered at Camp Nathanael to honor award recipients from both 2020 and 2021. The night featured a delicious meal for almost 200 people catered by […]


The Housecats will perform in a free concert at the Farmer’s Market on Aug. 10. See more information on page 2.

Water board hears positive update

The Knott County Water and Sewer District board members heard updates on operations and current projects in their regular meeting on Thursday, July 15. Ron Johnson of R.M. Johnson Engineering explained progress on construction of a water tank. He related that the roof and side walls are in, but a center piece is missing and they will have to fabricate […]

County, state see rise in overdose deaths in 2020

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) announced that the 2020 Overdose Fatality Report indicates more than 1,964 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2020, a 49% increase in drug overdose deaths compared with the year prior. The national number of overdose deaths for 2020—more than 93,000—is the […]

The story behind Hindman’s Mail Horse sculpture

A garden for Hindman to commemorate the last Mail Horse Carrier in the United States

A degree of mystery and unfortunate confusion has accompanied the Mail Horse sculpture in Hindman since its placement in 2017. The modern art sculpture featuring a blue horse with the body of a mailbox has recently been given a facelift, and a plaque will soon be installed to rightly honor the inspirational source of the sculpture. It honors Irvin Pratt, […]

Happening at Hindman Settlement School

Square Dance Thursday, August 5, at 7 p.m. Come swing your partner to the sounds of bluegrass music! This is a free, fun, and beginner friendly activity for the whole family.Held outside in the amphitheater by the creek in downtown Hindman, next to the Human Services Center. You can park at the Hindman Settlement School and walk in over. ‘The […]

HCTC offers fall 2021 students up to $1,500 in relief funds

Though the pandemic may be coming closer to an end, COVID relief dollars at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) are not. The college administration announced today that any students enrolling in the 2021 Fall semester may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 in stimulus funds. HCTC President Dr. Jennifer Lindon explained that the college has around $2.8 million […]

Orientation underway for Ky. College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2025

The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) welcomed the Class of 2025 on July 19 for day one of a week-long orientation, signifying the beginning of a medical school journey for more than 150 KYCOM students. The Class of 2025 brings together diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to the UPIKE community and is composed of students […]

Local district judge participates in DUI sessions at judicial college

District Court Judge Dennis B. Prater, who serves Knott and Magoffin counties, joined colleagues from across the commonwealth at their annual college June 6-9 in Lexington. It was the first time the district judges gathered in person since 2019 as the college for 2020 was canceled due to COVID 19. “It was refreshing to be able to meet in person […]