2021-06-24 E-Edition

Knott County pays tribute to the unforgettable Wilma Preece

The county is mourning the unexpected loss of a great lady this month. Mrs. Wilma Preece, owner of Holly Hills Shopping Center and widow of coal operator and businessman John Preece, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 10. Mrs. Preece was born in Letcher County but was a long-time resident of Knott. Wilma loved making things beautiful and making others […]

Hindman gym named for late Superintendent Kimberly King

The Knott County Board of Education met in a special called board meeting Monday evening in the new addition housing the Hindman Elementary School’s gymnasium. One item on the agenda was to name the new gym, which board members voted in favor unanimously. The gymnasium was named after long time Knott County Superintendent Kim King who died earlier this month […]

Hundreds of Narcan units distributed in Knott Co.

The Knott County Drug Court and Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky hosted a Narcan training event in the Knott County Justice Center last Wednesday. Narcan (Naloxone) is an overdose reversal drug. Specialists from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation trained participants on how to administer Narcan nasal spray. They handed out Narcan and informational brochures to members of six organizations who […]

ALC celebrates service of two important staff members

Alice Lloyd College recently celebrated the service of two staff members and alumni who will be entering into retirement this year. Priscilla “Pat” Fraley and Margaret “Margo” Sparkman have a combined 102 years of service to the College. Their presence on campus will be dearly missed, but the difference they have made will continue to live on and impact many […]

Challenger Center honored with Kentucky Colonels grant

Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky (CLCKY) is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $7,513. The Center is one of over 40 facilities located worldwide that were started to carry on the educational mission of the seven Challenger Astronauts lost in the shuttle disaster over 35 years ago. […]

HCTC English Professor Ron Reed plays ‘farewell tour’ for June 30 retirement

Follow the music. That has been the best direction given to students for the last three decades at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) to find the office of English professor Ron Reed, a man whose personality and intellect are only outsized by his presence. By the end of June 2021, Reed will be playing himself out as he retires […]

Mt. Comp receives grant to assist local veterans

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (RKY) announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded a $210,960 competitive federal grant to the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Eastern Kentucky to help local low-income and homeless veterans obtain employment. Senator McConnell contacted DOL in support of the Center’s grant application. Since 2014, the Senator has helped secure over $580,000 for […]

Mousie News

Society news: Sadie Jacobs Compton shared news of the celebration to honor Brenda and Woodrow Horne on their 50th wedding anniversary. The Hornes live in Ashland but the party was held at their son’s home in Russell, about twenty miles away. Guests gathered around the beautiful in-ground pool, listened to music, enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and soaked in the magic […]

Caney News

As my stay at the Knott County Health and Rehab facility in Hindman draws to a close, I wish to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful care I received while here and for the progress I was able to make with Physical Therapy. While it was a challenge to be away from home for almost four weeks, I am […]