2022-11-24 E-Edition

Knott Countians welcomed as Troopers

Among the 38 cadets who graduated the Kentucky State Police training academy this month, two are young men from Knott County. Colby Braxton Amburgey of Garner, Ky., is the son of Byron and Allison Amburgey and brother to Cooper Amburgey. Colby will be stationed at Post 10 in Harlan. Isaiah Reece Bryant of Kite will be stationed at Post 8 […]

Tourism group receives $1 million grant

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (Ky.-05) applauds Backroads of Appalachia for earning a $1 million competitive grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to promote tourism through advanced motorsports in Eastern Kentucky. The grant will be used to create several new jobs to enhance management and marketing operations. “The Wildlands of Eastern Kentucky provide incredible opportunities for […]

Rebuilding plans take shape at Isom IGA

Recovery from July’s horrible flood seems all too slow throughout Eastern Kentucky. There are still far too many owners of homes and businesses who are struggling to clean up, build back, and return to a normal life — but at one local business, determination and optimism have not failed. There are smiles and hope for the future at Isom IGA. […]

County continues flood recovery efforts

The Knott County Fiscal Court held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 21. In new business for the court, Judge-Executive Jeff Dobson told the court that the Knott Extension Board needed to fill two seats. The judge recommended reappointment of Dean Craft and Jason Slone; magistrates voted to follow this recommendation. The judge shared that insurance has approved replacement […]

Work underway on Ky. 899

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of intermittent delays this week for a temporary diversion installation near Ky. 899 at Cumberland Lane in Knott County near mile point 8.8 (3.5 miles Northeast of Ky 1697). Crews were scheduled to work 7 a.m to 5 p.m. daily beginning Monday, November 21, for approx. one week. Some weekend work is possible due […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you never considered the turkey a beautiful bird, then it’s only because you haven’t seen one photographed by Salina Thomas Gibson.

A day of thanks

As the 2022 Interim draws to a close, the Kentucky General Assembly is preparing for the upcoming 2023 Regular Session, a short, 30-day session scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 3. Fortunately, election season is in the rearview mirror and your attention is likely now fully on what makes the holiday season so special — family, friends and the people who […]

Highest Thanksgiving gas prices ever

As Americans prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, average gasoline prices will be at their highest seasonal level ever for the weekend according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on gas. The national average is projected to stand at $3.68 on Thanksgiving Day – nearly 30¢ higher than last year, and […]

Gov. provides E. Ky. flood update, announces funding awards

Last Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on Eastern Kentucky’s stabilization and rebuilding efforts following July’s historic floods. More than $88.1 million in grants have been approved under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individuals and Households Program for 8,460 households. Over $55.8 million has been approved under the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster Recovery Centers and Multi-Agency Resource […]