2023-05-04 E-Edition

Community honored at Civic Night

“Community” became the recurring mantra of the Sixth Annual Knott County Civic Night. The Derby-themed event honored those who exemplify humble servitude to the Knott County community. In the first civic night since the devastating July 2022 flood, many honorees noted how the community came together as one and must continue to do so going forward. The Knott County Gingerbread […]

Council discusses property buyout, proposed Hindman flood memorial

Hindman Mayor Trish Hall presented a status update of the proposed flood memorial project at the top of Monday night’s city council meeting. Other discussions during the meeting were the FEMA buyout property program, items FEMA rejected to reimburse, and city roads in need of repair. A resolution for the road aid program was passed for the fiscal year beginning […]

Spring Horse Trail Ride underway

Knott Tourism officials report that almost 300 paid guests came in Sunday, April 30, opening day for the Knott County Spring Horse Trail Ride. Many return guests enjoy the early days of the event best, when there are smaller crowds and a peaceful atmosphere. Weather for the first part of the week has been great for horseback riding — cool […]

Missing man may be returning home to Knott

Raymond Owsley, age 63, originally from Knott County, was last seen on March 27, 2023, at Cumberland Manor Rest Home in Parkers Lake, Ky., where he was a resident. He is described as 5’8” weighing 197 pounds with ash brown hair. The family advises he is diagnosed with schizophrenia and believes he may have been attempting to get back to […]

Knott native’s historic gift helps students, UK College of Engineering

Stanley Pigman understands the immense impact of higher education and financial support. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, he is also passionate about engineering being an accessible career path for students from the region. At 17, Pigman received a scholarship to study mining engineering at the University of Kentucky. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering […]


The old Billy Jack Holliday grocery store (most recently Arnold’s Drive-in) at the junction of Ogden and Hwy. 550 below Hindman was torn down and burned this week. Pippa Passes and Hindman volunteer fire departments were dispatched there around 11:15 Tuesday morning when winds carried fire across the road and sparked a forest fire. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

Chevy Corvette is ‘Coolest Thing Made in Kentucky’

Last Friday, April 28, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and Lt. Jacqueline Governor Coleman announced the Chevrolet Corvette as the winner of the first annual 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Kentucky Tournament presented by Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance. “We all know what makes Team Kentucky special is our people. Kentuckians are behind some of the most iconic brands and products […]

Plenty room left for the weekend

Campers lined the main campground road on Tuesday, May 4, the second full day of the Spring Trail Ride.

Mullins to compete in Special Olympics World Summer Games

We are very excited to announce that after two USA Games and three NIT’s, Wake Mullins and his stepdad, Dennis Gaines, have been selected as members of 2023 Special Olympics TeamUSA for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be held June 17-25, 2023, in Berlin, Germany. The Mullins/Gaines Unified Golf Team has worked incredibly hard the last 10 […]