Strange But True

* A green cat was born in Denmark in 1995. Some people believe that high levels of copper in the water pipes nearby may have given his fur a verdigris effect. * Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the iconic jungle man Tarzan, worked as a pencil sharpener salesman before trying his hand at fiction. He only started writing at the […]

Observer’s Log


Although we here in Knott County cannot see Crux, I thought I would still write about because it would be a wonderous site to see. Astronomers who live at midnorthern latitudes sometimes feel shortchanged. The far southern sky holds the best sights the heavens have to offer: the glow from the center of our galaxy, great star clouds, a disproportionate […]

Why do I have so many toes?

Out to Pastor

I must confess that I’m not always obvious to everything that is before me. I admit I miss a lot of things set before me. I don’t do this intentionally. For example, sometimes, when I come home from the church office, I pass the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, and she is waving at me, but I don’t see her. […]

From the Mountains

Searching for the Flemings ends

Wise County, Va. announced a reward for the capture of Cal and Henan Fleming. They were as slippery as eels, out of the picture for several months. Some thought they were dead somewhere in the woods. Even their mother thought so. Big Ed Hall, “Gooseneck” John Branham and Doc Swindall continued their search. In the earlier gun battle many shots […]

Happy Birthday

Jnne 24Heather SmithMaKenzie R. PeerDalis AmburgeyMadison Larissa HaysKandi Smith WaddlesWeston Kent DamronWendy M. HallMadison Adara Cornett June 25Brody Myles HallIan Trey CornettPatricia SmithJoyce ChildersJimmy ChildersJanice AdamsLogan D. RobinsonTeresa ReynoldsVaudie Terry = June 26Isaiah GibsonGinger Decoursey CombsShanna Jewel CombsLaken NobleRoddy AdamsDavie Gene Triplett = June 27Teresa CornettKirstin Paige HandshoeNadine ShortEarl Marson Moore IIIAdam Craft June 28Gregory ChampionMyra HandshoeJohnny SloneJames K. StamperMeghan […]

Happy Anniversary

June 24Charles & Kmberley Childers June 25Coy & Kathy S. FieldsBill & Vicky Hudson June 28Jeffery K. & Beth CombsWeston & Stacy Smith June 29Nicholas & Jamie CombsJames & Helen Dyer June 30Rheba & Shawn HallLynn & Peggy CookRoger & Kim Jones July 1Robert C. & Gail B. Young


2021 Gibson Family Reunion The annual Gibson Family Reunion will be held this year on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Knott County Human Services Center, beginning at 12 noon. Dinner will be potluck. Please bring your family and a dish and fellowship with us! If you have any questions, please contact Kathy or Jimmy Gibson — Kathy.gibson46@gmail.com. Board of […]

Our Weekly Reminder

He says be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. -Psalm 46:10 The Sabbath reminds us that while we must work in life, life must never become about work. It serves as a weekly reminder that life is about connecting with God, our families, friends, communities, […]


KNOTT COUNTY Danny Combs Danny Combs, age 72 of Pikeville, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was born at Lackey on February 15, 1949, to Earl Combs and Gladys Lee Pittman Combs. He is survived by his brother: Larry Combs; sister: Charlotte (Jimmy) Louise Hughes. Funeral services were held at the Hindman Funeral Services […]

Estate Notices

Commonwealth of KyKnott District CourtCase #21-P-091In Re: Estate ofKimberly W. KingPursuant to KRS 424.340,notice is hereby given thatLarry E. King was, on the 1stday of June, 2021, appointedAdministrator of the estateof the deceased, late of KnottCounty, and all persons having claims against said estateshall present same verified, according to law, to said Administrator at the address of 1556Highway 550 East, […]