2020-09-24 E-Edition

Sunrise at Carr Creek Lake

On Monday, Sept. 21, Ivy Scalf captured the beauty of the sun rising on a foggy morning as summer gives way to fall in Knott County. “My photo didn’t do God’s beauty justice,” Scalf said.

Knott clerk releases voting plan

Knott County Clerk Reci Cornett has now received state approval of Knott County’s plan for the 2020 general election. The pandemic brought extra challenges for county clerks in making plans during this general election. The plan includes polling places where voters can cast their ballots and information on how Knott Countians can vote. There are three ways for Kentucky voters […]

Fiscal court reviews finances

This month’s meeting of the Knott County Fiscal Court was largely routine; the major portion of it dealt with everyday financial issues which were presented to the judge and magistrates for their approval. County Clerk Reci Cornett brought a check for her office’s excess fees, $39,900.97, to the court. Judge Dobson told her the court appreciates the hard work done […]

Hindman ‘Culture of Recovery’ featured on CNN

Appalachian Artisan Center’s Culture of Recovery program received nationwide coverage on CNN last week. The four-minute mini documentary aired on CNN’s Champions for Change segment last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. An upcoming hour-long Champions for Change special will feature the Culture of Recovery program in Hindman and nine other stories of inspiration and hope throughout the world. In the documentary […]

Knott County sees spike in positive COVID-19 cases

Knott County has unfortunately seen a spike in reported COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. According to the Kentucky River District Health Department, at press time on Wednesday, September 23, Knott County’s total number of those testing positive for COVID 19 since the outbreak began stands at 178. Numbers were fairly stable as September began. There were 92 reported […]

Knott Water/Sewer board discusses projects, operations

The September meeting of the Knott County Water and Sewer District Board held last Thursday was called to order by board chairman Don Gibson. Ron Johnson of RM Johnson Engineering provided a brief update on current projects. He advised that approval had finally been given for the 476/80 project and they should be ready to advertise for bids in a […]


Hindman Mayor Tracy Neice signed a proclamation declaring the week of September 21-25 as National GEAR UP Week in the City of Hindman. GEAR-UP is a federally funded grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Pictured are Mayor Neice (left) and Lisa Neice with GEAR-UP. (Photo by […]

Grand jury charges one officer in death of Breonna Taylor

Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaited the state attorney general’s announcement about whether charges would be filed against officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. At press time on Wednesday afternoon, the announcement came; Attorney General Daniel Cameron shared the decision of the grand jury. Former Louisville police […]


Executive Director of KRADD Michelle Allen presented Hindman Mayor with the co-award of Community of the Year. The award was presented to Hindman for work done on infrastructure of the $2 million renovation of the Hindman Sewer Plant and sewer lines, and $1.2 million grant received for the water line extension project. The sewer plant project is nearly complete and […]