2021-12-09 E-Edition

Ava Slone is new Miss Centralian

Ava Slone, a sophomore at Knott County Central High School, was crowned the 47th Miss Centralian on Sunday evening. Ava is the daughter of Dion and Andi Slone. Ava and Andi are the first mother/ daughter pair to share the crown — Andi won the pageant in 1996. Ava brought an impressive list of accomplishments to the pageant. She maintains […]

Christmas cheer comes to Hindman

The Christmas parade wasn’t the biggest one ever, but after all the restrictions that threw a shadow over Christmas last year, it was so very welcome. Friday night’s parade was colorful and exciting, and a good number came out to enjoy the experience. Adding to the festive atmosphere, several organizations set up with goodies and hot chocolate, including the Gingerbread […]

Celebrating the heart of Christmas

The Christmas season opened in Knott County last Thursday with the most appropriate and heartfelt display — a live Nativity at Holly Hills Shopping Center. The parking lot was filled with people and the scene evoked lots of feelings all at once — it was reverent, it was sweet — and it was fun. Children and adults alike were delighted […]

Updates given on Hindman water, sewer

KRADD Representative Melissa Brewer offered encouraging news in the Hindman City Council meeting Monday night. She announced new Appalachian Regional Commission monies were coming available for applications. Mayor Tracy Neice informed Brewer that he was interested in any grants for future waterline extensions. Neice gave an update on the second phase of the sewer rehab project. The project had begun […]

Motorists warned of delays on Ky. 15 on Dec. 15-16

Drivers who use Ky. 15 in Perry County should plan on delays on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 15-16. Crews working for AEP/Kentucky Power will be installing overhead transmission lines near the Morton Boulevard interchange on those dates. Multiple intermittent traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes are likely on those dates. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers, and signage will […]

Weather service offers tips to prepare for winter weather

Reprinted from Kentucky Today, with permission Emergency management officials and the National Weather Service are observing Winter Weather Awareness Week with an eye on the future that can mean blankets of snow, ice and freezing rain in the months ahead. “The long-range outlook for snow is slightly above normal,” said Mike Kochasic with the NWS office in Louisville. “The outlook […]

Pikeville Medical Center opens first children’s hospital in region

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Pikeville Medical Center cut the ribbon to open its new children’s hospital, which has been in the making for four years and is the first children’s hospital in eastern Kentucky. The Drs. R.V. and Jyothi Mettu Children’s Hospital can be found on the second floor of the PMC hospital, which is located at 911 Bypass Road, and […]

Couple injured in two-car crash

A husband and wife were injured in a rollover collision that occurred shortly before 8:30, Sunday morning near the Talcum exit on Hwy. 80 in Knott County. Richard and Bonnie Short of Somerset were traveling toward Perry County when they and other motorists advised their grey Toyota 4-Runner was struck from behind by a white Nissan Altima driving erratically. The […]


A home was spared from total loss after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon, Dec 1 a half-mile up Combs Branch in Hindman. Hindman and Pippa Passes volunteer fire departments quickly responded to contain the fire to a bedroom/ bathroom.