2020-06-18 E-Edition


Knott County is home to so many beautiful birds and species of wildlife. Whatever is happening in the world around us, we can still enjoy the outdoors this summer!

Knott Fiscal Court approves lowest operating budget in years

The Knott County Fiscal Court returned to their meeting room for their June session on Monday after a couple months of meetings conducted online through Zoom. They opened the meeting with a prayer and reciting of the pledge of allegiance. No members of the public attended. The court held the second reading of their operating budget for 2020-2021. County Treasurer […]

Knott Water & Sewer District adds notification service for customers

The board of the Knott County Water and Sewer District met in person at the district office last Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. After the meeting was called to order by board chairman Don Gibson, members heard a presentation via Internet from a represenative of Code Red, a company that provides on-demand notification services. John Abbruzzese […]

Carol Barr, wife of Rep. Andy Barr, dies unexpectedly

Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, passed away suddenly Tuesday at the family home in Lexington. Doctors reported on Wednesday that Mrs. Barr died of natural causes. “During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven,” a statement released from Barr’s […]

KSP investigates fatal shooting in Perry County

A Lexington man with local ties died following an argument at a residence in Perry County early in the morning of June 11. At around 1 a.m., Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, along with Deputies with Perry County Sheriff’s Office, were called to a residence on Ky. Highway 7 in the Jeff community in response to […]

Mt. Parkway to get $55 million improvement

Reprinted from Kentucky Today, with permission A federal infrastructure grant of $55 million will be used to improve the Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky, it was announced on Tuesday. Gov. Andy Beshear said his administration successfully secured for a $55,150,000 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant, or INFRA, from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the Mountain Parkway Expansion through […]


A fire originating from a microwave led to a kitchen fire around 8:00 Monday night. The fire was inside a 4-unit apartment building owned by Gary Short, located about a mile past Mousie off Hwy. 550 E. Jones Fork Volunteer Fire Department responded to knock out the fire and hot spots in the kitchen area. Exhaust fans were used to […]

Kentucky State Fair will be scaled back by coronavirus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced earlier this week that due to the coronavirus, a scaled-back Kentucky State Fair will be allowed to take place this year at the fairgrounds in Louisville, and one major sponsor announced Friday their plans to deal with the restrictions. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Beshear announced his administration approved a proposal […]

Hindman firefighters respond

A fire broke out around 2:30 Saturday morning at a rental home on Old Garner Road in Hindman owned by Roger Combs. Hindman Volunteer Fire Department responded to find fire coming from the exterior of the house. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and any remaining hot spots.