2021-02-25 E-Edition


Looking for spring: last week’s weather was no fun for birds, but enjoyable for those who could feed and watch them from indoors. (Photo by Salina Thomas Gibson)


Ice from a week’s worth of storms remained in higher elevations Sunday, when the sun finally emerged to first make it sparkle, then melt. (Photo by Karen Jones Cody)

County to refinance Sportsplex debt

The Knott County Fiscal Court held an in-person meeting in the old courthouse last week. The court shifted the session from their regular third Monday meeting slot because of the President’s Day holiday on February 15. Two items on the agenda had first been discussed in a special Zoom meeting on February 8. One of these was the first reading […]

Good reports from Knott Water District

Knott County Water & Sewer District board members and staff met at their regular time last Thursday in the district office. Financial Officer Kyle Smith attended via Zoom. Board Chairman Don Gibson welcomed those in attendance. He mentioned the recent groundbreaking event for the 476/80 water line project, and thanked all those who were able to attend and show support. […]

ALC’s campus ministry brings smiles to senior citizens

Alice Lloyd College’s Campus Ministry is serving Knott County senior residents through an ongoing weekly greeting cards project. Every week during their meetings, students take time to write a thoughtful card to a resident letting them know they are thought about and cared for as well as sending pictures of the beautiful scenery of Knott County. The cards are sent […]

Hwy. Dist. 12 garage in Knott closed until March 7

The state highway department maintenance garage in Knott County shut down Tuesday, February 23, because of a COVID-19 positive case and exposure by all except one of the employees at the facility. The timing of the exposure means that some crew members can report back to work on March 8, the rest on March 9, assuming they test negative, have […]

Farewell to beloved Knott educator

Friends and family from Knott and surrounding counties gathered together this past weekend to pay tribute and give one final farewell to Carole Dean Combs, a distinguished Knott county teacher & administrator who had dedicated much of her life to the children and teachers of Knott, Floyd, Perry, and Bell counties. Combs, the mother of two other Knott County educators, […]


Editor’s note: You may or may not have noticed, but last week’s front page was dated February 26. I can’t tell you why! That is what’s called human error. We are so sorry if this confused anyone! It confused us, too.

Eastern Kentucky continues feeling impact of wicked winter storm

Approximately 4,500 Kentucky Power customers in Eastern Kentucky were still without electricity Wednesday morning, according to a press release from the power company. and it could be the weekend before some of them have their power restored. At the peak, 59,204 customers were out of power after the second ice storm in a week. Two people have died in Boyd […]