2021-06-03 E-Edition

Friends gather at Carr Creek

It was an unusual Memorial Day weekend, with record low temperatures and drizzling rain, but the weather didn’t stop nearly 100 guests from coming together at the old Carr Creek High School on Saturday. A bright and cheerful contrast to the gloomy conditions outdoors was found inside the old gym, where more than 40 colorful quilts were displayed and tables […]

Brent Hoover named Interim Superintendent

The Knott County Board of Education has appointed Brent Hoover as Interim Superintendent following the passing of Kimberly King. Hoover, a Knott County native from Beaver, formed a special bond and very close working relationship with Mrs. King over the past several years, accompanying her on most school visits and activities. After attending Beaver Creek Elementary, he was a 1987 […]

Drug Court holds candlelight vigil to remember those who died of overdose

Knott County Drug Court held a candlelight vigil Wednesday, May 26, in front of the Justice Center. May was National Drug Court Month. The event commemorated the lives of those who have died due to drug addiction. It was also hoped to call attention to the potential deadly results of substance use disorder. Knott County Drug Court Supervisor Carl Koger […]

Knott Water District has clean audit

Nick Fallin of RFH CPAs/Consultants presented a very positive audit report to the Knott County Water and Sewer District board last week. Fallin summarized his detailed report, telling the board and water district staff that in general there are no negative findings to report and no compliance issues. The audit produced a clean opinion on the district’s financial situation — […]

FEMA approves additional assistance for Knott, 21 other counties affected by historic flooding in early 2021

Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for individual assistance for 22 more Kentucky counties following severe flooding Feb. 27 to March 14, 2021. “There will now be more resources available for Kentuckians and Kentucky communities to rebuild after the historic flooding,” Gov. Beshear said of FEMA’s Thursday evening approval. “We […]

Double Kwik scene of unusual crash

A three-vehicle collision occurred around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, June 1 in the parking lot of the Hindman Double Kwik off Hwy. 80. A silver Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Keisha Wilson, 19, of Mallie, was circling around the gas pumps when she made contact into the side of a red Honda Civic driven by Ann Brown, 87, of Hindman traveling […]

Knott woman charged in Clay Co. DUI fatality

The Kentucky State Police, London Post was notified by Clay County 911 approximately 8:35 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2021, of a multiple vehicle injury accident on the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County. The collision resulted in one fatality. The initial investigation indicates that a 2017 Jeep Renegade operated by Tracie L. Jent, 49 years old of Sassafras, Ky., […]

KSP investigates Letcher death

On May 26, 2021, at approximately 5:10 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13, Hazard, received a call on Wild Fox Drive, in the Mayking community of Letcher County. The caller stated that a male subject had been involved in a lawn mower accident. Trooper Tyler Smith along with Neon ambulance responded to the scene. Upon their arrival they located Charles […]

Chelsea Owsley awarded KyCPA Scholarship

The Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of CPAs (“KyCPA”) has awarded Chelsea Owsley, a junior accounting major from Knott County, the Kelley Galloway Smith Goolsby PSC Scholarship and an Educational Foundation Scholarship. The Kentucky CPA Journal announced that the Foundation awarded $66,000 in scholarships to 43 students of accounting who met the academic criteria set forth by its Board […]