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Lady Patriots capture District Title

Knott County Central played probably their best game of the year as they rolled past Letcher County 62-45 to win the 2023 girls 53rd District championship. “I was really proud of the girls. Played hard and played well”, added Coach Justin Amburgey. Kylie Gayheart led the way for Knott County as she scored 21 points. Faith Pollard dominated the game […]

The joy of approaching spring

When you wake up in the morning, do you hear the birds singing? They are everywhere, beautiful to hear and see, and they seem energized by the anticipation of spring arriving.

Shooting incident near Hindman ends with standoff, one arrest

A verbal argument escalated into a shooting that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. last Wednesday evening, February 8, in Hindman. According to a uniform citation entered into the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky State Police Lieutenant James Sandlin was traveling on Hwy. 550 W near Ogden Branch when he discovered a female covered in blood in the roadway. Shannon Gentry, 46, […]

Save A Lot gives back to community

On Friday, February 10, Pastor Mike Caudill and several parishioners were presented a check for $500 from Hindman Save A Lot for the service they provided in food distribution during the winter months of 2022. Hindman Save a Lot together with Hindman First Baptist Church were able to provide over 500 meals to those requesting assistance during the winter with […]

Spring wildfire season begins this week

The official start of Spring Wildfire Hazard Season was Wednesday, February 15, but according to a press release from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the division has already responded to more than 100 wildfires since January 1. Twenty-one of those were on Tuesday. Hot and Windy conditions have made make controlling wildfires difficult and dangerous for firefighters. The spring wildfire […]

Foundation awards Knott Long Term Disaster Recovery Group $100,000

In Tuesday’s meeting Knott County Long Term Disaster Recovery Group was awarded $100,000 as a result of four members of the group attending training on long-term recovery. The LTRG members from Knott County that attended qualifying them to receive the grant were Randy Slone, Heather Smith, Tawny Acker and Heather Hicks. LKLP, SBM, and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky hosted […]

Eastern Kentucky’s free-roaming horses have long grazed reclaimed mine sites

Editor’s note: The Times has previously published articles on the Appalachian Horse Project and we continue to follow their important work. We thought our readers would enjoy reading this article which appeared in statewide press this week. AHP board member Bernice Amburgey is a Knott County resident. Reprinted from the Lexington Herald-Leader, with permission Lunch time on this scenic stretch […]


The Carr Creek Indians A-team captured the top spot in Knott County’s grade school tourney last weekend.

No shadows today!

We’re not sure what the prediction was from Phil, the official groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but Trampas Cody took one look at weather conditions around Carr Creek Lake and bolted back in the house. No shadow, and no photo opportunities on the cold ground, thank you. Happy Groundhog Day!

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 […]

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