2022-02-24

2022-02-24 E-Edition

Patriot speech team wins state

Sirens sounded and flashing lights lit-up highway 80 on Sunday night as the Knott County Central Speech Team arrived back in town for a homecoming celebration that has been years in the making. This past weekend the team reached yet another milestone as the Patriots won the prestigious KESDA Senior High State Speech Tournament, held at the University of Georgetown. […]

City of Hindman seeks funding


Hindman Mayor Tracy Neice is pursuing new funding to extend water service to underserved areas. People who have no water source or poor water quality have contacted Hindman about wanting city water service. During the monthly council meeting last Tuesday, Neice told the KRADD representative he wanted to apply for any grants they could qualify. Specifically, Neice asked the KRADD […]

Terry retires after full career

Knott native was Regional Radiography Program Coordinator

Former Hazard Community and Technical College Professor Homer Terry may not be a man of few words, but for the past three decades he has been a man of singular focus. “It has never been about me. It was always about the graduate and the student,” Terry says. “I wanted to make sure the student graduated and was able to […]

Sandlin to be an Eagle!

Knott County Central Senior Kennedi Sandlin signed last week to play collegiate softball at Alice Lloyd College. Kennedi has been playing varsity softball at Knott Central since she was in seventh grade. She is the daughter of James and Misty Sandlin of Emmalena.

Road closure scheduled for Ky. 721 in Knott Co.

Break repair work scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 8 a.m. on Ky. 721 in Knott County, will result in some daytime closures. The work will take place at milepoint 1.802, located 1.8 miles northeast of Ky. 1088, and 6.60 miles south of Ky. 550. The contractor will be working between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. […]

Kentucky State Police Post 13 welcomes new telecommunicators

On February 18, 2022, Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced that twelve telecommunicators, representing seven posts across the commonwealth, have graduated from the KSP Telecommunications Academy. The graduates of Class 19 received 160 hours of instruction over four weeks. Major training areas include legal liability, limits of telecommunicator authority, telecommunicator’s role in public safety, interpersonal communications, […]

Feds issue warnings to states about potential cyberattacks



Gov. Andy Beshear says the federal government has issued warnings to businesses about cybersecurity as the tensions continue to mount in Europe between Russia and Ukraine. “Companies across the U.S. have been encouraged to increase their cyber defenses,” especially those handling critical infrastructure like power and water,” he said Monday afternoon. “Concerns have been shared that a skirmish could cause […]

Progress report: a look back at the first half of the session

Legislative update

Since last week marked the halfway point of the 2022 Regular Session, I took time to reflect on what we have accomplished, as well as what we have left to do. While we still have issues to tackle, I think we have made progress. Budget: In a historic move, the House approved its version of the budget on January 20, […]

Caney News


Thursday was a red-letter day for me, one that I will remember for a long time. After being basically home-bound for around 3-5 years (I lose track of time) – except for going a few times to the church for Sunday morning worship. Last Thursday I went across the parking lot to a Ladies’ Valentine luncheon in the church fellowship […]