2023-01-26 E-Edition

Knott County water/sewer district continues recovery from July flood

Six months after historic flooding devastated the county and destroyed infrastructure, Knott’s water and sewer district is working hard to repair damages to their system. Two representatives of ER Assist, the company hired by the water district to help with FEMA projects and flood recovery, attended the district’s January board meeting last Thursday. Justin Staley advised the district needs a […]

Hindman High School Gym honored with “Glory Road” by Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame

Last week, dressed in the original green and white Bearcat uniform colors, the Paul Laurence Dunbar’s boy’s basketball team returned to the court of the old Dunbar High School. Now, the gym is the Dunbar Community Center. Dunbar High School, along with other gymnasiums across the state, are being recognized for their trailblazing gymnasiums that helped athletes, coaches and teams […]

Hindman Settlement hosts January event

On Saturday, January 21, the Hindman Settlement School hosted its third “Gather & Grow” community gathering. This free event had a New Years theme with a door prize drawing, food catered by Two Big Pigs BBQ, desserts by This is How We Roll Baking and music during dinner provide by Randy Wilson. After dinner music was provided by Carla Gover […]

Cities in nearby counties set to dissolve

Reprinted with permission Sometime this year, Kentucky will lose several incorporated cities. Vicco, in Perry County, is the largest of several cities likely to be administratively dissolved in the coming months. The city was once a busy place, but with a sharp decline in coal jobs beginning a decade ago, there are few businesses left in the city limits, residents […]

One step closer . . .

The Isom IGA is beginning to look like a grocery store again, and store owner Gwen Christon says they are on track to reopen in April. The first major pieces of equipment arrived this week, and refrigeration units are being installed around the walls. Anthony with CCSE was happy to show Gwen the first corner put in place on Wednesday […]

Knott school board approved for over $1.6 million in FEMA reimbursement funds

FEMA has approved more than $1.6 million in federal funding to reimburse the Knott County Board of Education for its response to the July 26, 2022, Eastern Kentucky floods. FEMA approved $1,620,104 for emergency cleaning and mold and flood remediation conducted throughout the Knott County School District between Aug. 2 and Aug. 23, 2022. During this time, the board utilized […]

Gov. announces second rebuilding project in E. Ky.

On Tuesday, January 24, as part of his ongoing commitment to help Eastern Kentucky rebuild after devastating flooding six months ago, Gov. Andy Beshear announced a second location for new, high-ground homes. Located just five miles from downtown Hazard, the 50-acre building site is close to schools, shopping centers and the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center. Plans for the first […]

ALC donor announces pledge in honor of 100th anniversary

Alice Lloyd College has reached an important, historic milestone. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Caney Junior College, now known as Alice Lloyd College. Longtime supporters of the College, Dr. Steve and Kathleen Davis, have kicked off the exciting year with a special donation. The Davis’s have pledged to donate $100 a day for the entire […]


A 17-year-old from Upper Mill Creek in Leburn was injured in a crash that occurred at the junction of Hwy. 550 and Hwy. 1087 in Mousie around 5:15 pm Tuesday, Jan 17. According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Jody Sims, a four-wheeler operated by the juvenile was coming out of the parking lot of Mousie Quick Stop gas station and […]