2022-10-20 E-Edition

School board hears updates on flood repairs, football field

The Knott County school board meeting was held at Jones Fork Elementary this month. Various people were recognized, received awards, or plaques. Trace Creek Construction gave an update on the progress of the schools that were flooded. Two guests had concerns with the football field and track upgrade. Knott County educational technology leaders were honored at the October 11 meeting […]

State seeks property for housing

Long Term Recovery Group discusses needs

A new website has been launched by the Knott County Long Term Disaster Recovery Group. Knottcountyrising.org has flood relief resources with contact information and how to receive and offer help. Information on becoming a volunteer or case worker can also be found on the site. Executive Director Tim Short explained the governor’s office is optimistic about plans to purchase land […]

Lady Patriots are District Champs!

The Knott County Central Lady Patriot volleyball team swept through District play to win the championship, as they didn’t lose a set while defeating June Buchanan and then Letcher Central in the finals. It was a dominating performance by Coach Beth Justice’s Lady Patriots. Faith Pollard was chosen as the District tournament MVP. Knott County turned back June Buchanan 25-14, […]

Single-day closure planned for Dry Creek Road

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of a single-day closure for residences on Dry Creek Road in Knott County. KYTC and JigSaw Inc. will work together to remove the existing bridge structure that was damaged during the July flooding event, located approximately one-half mile up Dry Creek Road, which is located off Ky. 7 at mile point 9.7 (1.8 miles […]

State surplus sale begins Sunday online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – You could say the state is having a yard sale, as the Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Surplus Properties will auction surplus heavy equipment no longer in use by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on Sunday through, Tuesday, October 25. An annual event, this year’s public auction will again be conducted exclusively online. (Inspection of auction […]

Audit released for Knott Sheriff’s office

This week, State Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit of the 2021 financial statement of Knott County Sheriff Dale Richardson. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other […]

Kentucky Power offers heating tips, advice on ways to manage bills

Because the mild temperatures of fall will soon give way to cold weather, Kentucky Power wants to remind its customers that preparing now for winter can make a big difference in their electric bill. With prices on the rise for many essentials consumers rely on daily, the utility company says the cost of fuel needed to make electricity is no […]

Knott County court operations to resume October 31

The Knott County Office of Circuit Court Clerk will reopen for business Monday, October 31, after being closed since late July due to historic flooding. The circuit court clerk is located in the Knott County Judicial Center, 53 W. Main St., Hindman. Due to ongoing repairs to the Knott County Judicial Center, Circuit Court and District Court judges will initially […]


The Knott County Board of Education received 1,600 backpacks filled with school supplies, donated through hard work by Montgomery Baptist Church.