2021-06-10 E-Edition

School ‘do over’ available; Cordia to open preschool

At Tuesday night’s school board meeting Knott County Interim Superintendent Brent Hoover reported that they have been working the last two weeks on a preschool at Cordia. Hoover relayed, “Mr. Conn has found about $120,000 to fund that (preschool) which will be sufficient for this year. I contacted KDE. I’ve have gotten the guidelines for their approval. I’ve worked with […]

Hindman public pool to open soon

By SHARON K. HALL Hindman’s public pool will be open this summer, announced Mayor Tracy Neice. The pool is located at Perkins Madden Road off of Highway 160 near Knott County Central High School. The City of Hindman is still looking for lifeguards to work at the pool this summer. In the Hindman City Council meeting Monday night Mayor Tracy […]

Alice Lloyd’s Dalton Cornett named NCCAA Baseball First-Team All American

The NCCAA has just announced its national baseball awards for the 2020-21 season. Alice Lloyd College Eagle catcher Dalton Cornett was selected as an elite NCCAA Men’s First Team All-American. Each squad contained 12 players. Cornett helped lead his club to a Mideast Regional championship and a berth in the NCCAA National Baseball World Series. On the season, the senior […]

KSP investigate shooting in Knott

On Friday, June 4, 2021, at approximately 3:02 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call that a male subject had been shot at a residence on Ky. 899, in the Pippa Passes community of Knott County. Troopers responded to the scene and located Michael Adams, 29, of Beaver, with a gunshot wound to his arm. Initial […]

Driver licensing services moving June 28

Knott County’s Office of the Circuit Court Clerk will no longer issue licenses, permits, or IDs. After June 28, residents who need license renewal or duplicate license must visit any Driver Licensing Regional Office operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. To schedule an appointment and find the nearest location, visit drive.ky.gov. Those who need to take the road test to […]

2021 Relay for Life Knott County update

We are excited to announce that we can start planning the 2021 Relay For Life of Knott County Event, and as of now, we will hold it in the Fall. Planning Meeting Who is ready to Relay? The first in-person planning meeting for the event is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, at Sportsplex, starting at 6 p.m. in the conference […]

Two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance; more registration support centers open

Don’t delay. If you are a Kentucky homeowner, renter or business owner who had property damage or loss caused by the severe storms from Feb. 27 to March 14, you have two weeks left to apply for federal disaster assistance. Knott County residents may be eligible for these funds. The deadline to apply for assistance from FEMA is Wednesday, June […]

Attorney General Cameron sues CVS for company’s role in opioid epidemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a lawsuit June 2 against CVS Health (CVS) for the company’s role in Kentucky’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit, filed in Franklin Circuit Court, alleges the company engaged in unlawful business practices and failed to guard against the diversion of opioids. It is the latest action by Attorney General Cameron to hold companies accountable for their […]

HCTC welcomes new voice to mountains

Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) has a new “voice” as of June 1. Perry County native Amelia Holliday has been hired as the successor to the HCTC Coordinator of Communications position left vacant earlier this year by Evelyn Wood after her three decades with the title. For as long as she can remember, writing has been a passion for […]