2023-04-27 E-Edition

‘Hope is a thing with feathers . . .’

Thanks to Salina Thomas Gibson, we can catch a glimpse of a bird not often seen locally, a rose breasted grosbeak (Pheuticus ludovicianus). To see more photos, click and like her page, Salina T Gibson Photography. Read encouraging words inspired by the photo on page 3.

Good progress made in county cleanup

Many Knott County residents are proving that they still care about their home by participating in cleanup activities this spring. Members of different communities across the county have been taking the initiative to pick up trash and flood debris. Last summer’s flood left behind a depressing landscape, not only on creek banks, but also depositing trash where water has never […]

KCWSD outlines upcoming projects

The Knott County Water and Sewer District continues to plan projects that bring improved service to more customers throughout the county. The KCWSD board held their regular monthly meeting on April 20. Board Chairman Don Gibson was unable to attend, and the session was led by Vice-Chair Dion Slone. District Manager Jared Salmons shared an update with the board on […]

Mourning the loss of a positive voice

Family, friends and sports fans are shocked and saddened this week by the unexpected loss of Harold Mullins. Harold passed away Sunday in Florida. He was 72. Mullins was a sports broadcaster in Knott County for more than 20 years, starting out on radio before becoming a staple on television with Hometown 24 in Hindman. Harold was praised by friends […]

Don’t forget the trail ride!

Gates open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, for the Knott County Spring Horse Trail Ride. Admission is $25 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free.

Slone writes about ‘A Memory in Time’

“A Memory in Time” is a boldly honest story from Bordes Slone, longtime postal carrier in Knott County who tells of an abusive childhood and growing up poor in Appalachia. Through youthful eyes he tells the hardships and struggles his parents endured in an economically depressed region. Turmoil brewed at home at the hands of his abusive, hard-drinking father. The […]

Fish and Wildlife officials caution, ‘Leave young wildlife alone!’

From forests and farms, to neighborhoods and even downtown in our cities, spring brings with it a surge in newborn wildlife across Kentucky. It also brings the potential for well-meaning people to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable animals. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources cautions the public to leave young animals undisturbed, even when they […]


Neighbors spotted flames coming from a trailer near the head of Huff Town Rd in Mousie shortly after 12:30 Tuesday morning, April 25. Jones Fork and Ball Creek volunteer fire departments responded to the fully engulfed structure and extinguished the fire. A car parked against the trailer was also destroyed. The home belonged to Ricky Hall who passed away at […]

Congressman Hal Rogers votes to protect women and girls in sports

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (H.R. 734). The legislation, supported by former UK Swimmer Riley Gaines, provides women and girls a fair playing field in competitive sports by ensuring that school athletics comply with Title IX recognition of a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth. Congress passed […]