2021-10-14 E-Edition

Contract awarded for sewer at Mine Made Adventure Park

In a special meeting last Thursday, the Knott County Fiscal Court voted to accept the low bid and award the contract for a sanitary sewer collection project at Mine Made Adventure Park to Flo-Line Contracting, LLC, of Monticello, Ky. Bids were advertised, and those received were opened in a public hearing on September 29. Two contracting firms submitted bids, Flo-Line […]

Fall colors begin!

The Golden Apple in Hindman has been serving two functions lately — selling beautiful fall decorations to residents, and creating a cheerful atmosphere for everyone driving by. (Photo by Karen Jones Cody)

City of Hindman to apply for water line extension funding

KRADD representatives attended the Hindman City Council meeting Monday night and announced new grants that Hindman could apply if they were interested in doing other water or sewer projects. Mayor Tracy Neice stated, “We got a couple more places interested in water (service). I will get that (information) together.” The new Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant opens October 22. If […]

Tim Moore Memorial ATV Ride raises funds for summer camp

Off-road enthusiasts from near and far gathered atop Knott County last weekend for a good cause. The seventh annual Tim Moore Memorial ATV Ride raised over $2,400 for Trooper Island. Mine Made Adventure Park hosted the 40 riders, guided by Corbett and CJ Mullins. Another group was led by Brandon Thomas and Wes Sandlin. Frozen Spoon Shaved Ice provided food […]

News in Brief

Bridge repairs to begin Monday, October 8 District 12’s bridge crew will begin a repair project Monday, Oct. 18, on the bridge near Carr Fork Marina along Ky. 15 in Knott County. Repair work will take approximately one week, during which time temporary traffic signals will be in place to provide one-lane traffic throughout the work zone. This will impact […]

Dr. Rand Paul honors local business as Senate Small Business of the Week

Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recognized Kentucky Mist Moonshine of Whitesburg, Kentucky, as the U.S. Senate Small Business of the Week. Dr. Paul entered the following into the Congressional Record: “Mr. President, as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, each week I […]

Lifeguard EMS East Ky. adds new lifesaving devices to fleet

When a life-threatening accident or injury happens, people want the best care possible. Providing that care just got a little easier for Lifeguard EMS of East Kentucky through the addition of 24 new LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillators, an upgrade from their previous AED devices. “The LIFEPAK 1000 is definitely an upgraded resource for our caregivers,” said Bill Baker, director of operations […]

COVID continues to lose steam in Kentucky

Reprinted from Kentucky Today, with permission The summer spike in COVID 19 cases due to the delta variant continues to lose steam in Kentucky as the number of new cases, positivity rate, red zone counties and hospitalizations all declined through the end of the last workweek. There were 2,145 new cases of COVID-19 reported to state public health officials on […]

K9 drug search leads to arrest of Knott couple

Floyd County Sheriff John P. Hunt released that two people were arrested on drug charges last Friday evening in what is the department’s largest heroin bust to date. Deputies located an individual in Prestonsburg wanted on outstanding warrants. While interviewing the individual, K9 “Drago” alerted deputies to the presence of illegal narcotics. Sheriff Hunt and deputies seized over 100 grams […]