2020-06-04 E-Edition

Cornett was constable over 20 years; remembered as a friend to everyone

Eugene Cornett, a beloved retired Knott County Constable, funeral home employee and well-known citizen, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the Knott County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hindman. He was 84 years old. Eugene was born July 22, 1935, at Cordia, Ky., to Isom Cornett and Emaline Smith Cornett. He grew up in both the Sassafras and Clear […]

Pool to remain closed, skate park open

Now that the country is slowly opening from the Covid 19 shutdown the mayor and council discussed requirements needed to open Hindman City Hall. A decision was made to not open the swimming pool this summer. However, the skate park is open. These discussions and other agenda items of the June city council meeting was conducted Monday by phone conversation. […]

Safety training resumes at Knott center

After a two-month delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, safety training classes have now resumed at the Knott County ATV & Motorcycle Rider Training Center. The season’s first basic rider course for street bikes was held Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. “We lost most of March, all of April and everything but the last weekend in May,” Director Tim […]

KSP makes announcement on Drivers Permit Tests

The KSP Driver Testing Branch announced today that it will resume permit testing in select counties where the required CDC/Healthy at Work guidelines can be adhered to. In an effort to ensure the safety of permit applicants and staff, a registration process has been implemented where everyone will be required to schedule a specific date for their permit test. KSP […]

Voting in person available for Primary Election

Knott County Clerk Reci Cornett informed the Times that for voters who prefer to not vote by mail, early in-person voting began Monday, June 1, and will end June 22. The voting will be held in the court house between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call the clerk’s office (606-785-5651) for an appointment. On primary Election Day, […]

Knott native making waves in Nashville music scene

A musician who is orignally from Knott County is now one of Nashville’s emerging country/Americana acts, and is soon to release her debut single, “Waking Up Ain’t Easy.” Brit Taylor has been recognized in our region for her musical talent since her 10-year stint with the Kentucky Opry Jr. Pros in Prestonsburg (where she was known as Brittany Hamiton). Capturing […]

Kentucky River District Health Department reports first COVID-19 case in Lee County

The Kentucky River District Health Department continues to see a low number of COVID-19 cases in the seven-county service area. Within the seven-county (Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe counties) service area, to date, there have been 39 positive cases and one probable. Thirty six of those have recovered. Lee County received their first lab confirmed positive case […]

Two Kentucky children died in hot cars last year

During the first week of June, KSP is sending a plea to parents and caregivers with ‘Keeping Kids Cool’, a statewide initiative to provide awareness about leaving children in hot cars. It may seem like common sense, but statistics show that these deaths are continuing to happen across the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, 52 children died in […]

Many begin to call for an end to ‘no knock’ warrants

Mayor suspends practice that led to death of Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s the stuff of nightmares: Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend were in bed when a trio of armed men smashed through the front door. Gunfire erupted, killing the 26-year-old black woman. The three men turned out to be plainclothes police detectives, one of whom was wounded in the chaos and violence that March night. Taylor’s death […]