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Knott County, Kentucky

Knott County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,346, its county seat is Hindman. The county is named for James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky, it is dry county. Its county seat is home to the Hindman Settlement School, founded as America's first settlement school; the Knott County town of Pippa Passes is home to Alice Lloyd College. Knott County was established in 1884 from land given by Breathitt, Floyd and Perry counties; the 1890s-era courthouse, the second to serve the county, burned in 1929. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 353 square miles, of which 352 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. Magoffin County Floyd County Pike County Letcher County Perry County Breathitt County Big Lovely Mountain, 1,401 feet As of the census of 2000, there were 17,649 people, 6,717 households, 4,990 families residing in the county; the population density was 50 per square mile. There were 7,579 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 98.27% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 6,717 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.70% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $20,373, the median income for a family was $24,930.

Males had a median income of $29,471 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,297. About 26.20% of families and 31.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over. Knott County Central High School Knott County Area Technology Center Beaver Creek Elementary Carr Creek Elementary Cordia School Emmalena Elementary Hindman Elementary Jones Fork Elementary Bethel Christian Academy Hindman Settlement School June Buchanan School Knott County Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College Alice Lloyd College Knott County has voted strongly for the Democratic Party. In 1992, 75% of Knott County residents voted for Democrat Bill Clinton for US President, the highest percentage for Clinton of any county in the state. However, in recent years, Knott County has voted more favorably for the Republican Party. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain became the first Republican to win Knott County in a presidential election by winning 52.6% of the vote to Barack Obama's 45%.

Aside from Elliott County and the historically blue Floyd County, Knott County was the last county in Kentucky outside of Fayette and Jefferson counties to switch to the GOP. When Governor Ernie Fletcher appointed Republican Randy Thompson as County Judge Executive in 2005, it was the first time the county had a Republican Judge Executive. Thompson won re-election in 2006 and again in 2010, making him the first Republican to win election in a Knott County office. Congressman Hal Rogers has won Knott County's vote in recent years. Thompson was removed from office in 2013 after being convicted of misusing public funds. Alpha Natural Resources James River Coal Company Tourism is increasing in the county the popularity of elk viewing. Knott County and its surrounding counties are home to 5,700 free ranging elk, the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River. There is an ATV Training Center dedicated to the safety of ATV usage amongst riders and the Knott County Sportsplex, a sports complex which has indoor basketball courts, outside baseball fields, a soccer field, a fitness center.

Hometown24 WKCB-FM WKCB-AM WWJD-FM Troublesome Creek Times Hindman Pippa Passes Vicco Public transportation is provided by LKLP Community Action Partnership with demand-response service and scheduled service from Hindman to Hazard. Rebecca Gayheart and model Carl Dewey Perkins and member of the United States House of Representatives, he was a Democrat. Perkins was born in Kentucky, he attended the Knott County grade schools, Hindman High School, Caney Junior College. James Still, author Zack Hall, Reality TV Producer/Camera Operator David Tolliver, musician. "Coal jobs gone for good". Lexington Herald-Leader. Cheeves, John. "Bombs and bullets in Clear Creek: Knott County's evolution from mining resistance to pro-coal epicenter". Lexington Herald-Leader. Estep, Bill.

Terraces (Baháʼí)

The Terraces of the Baháʼí Faith known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. The gardens rest in the neighborhoods of Hadar HaCarmel, they are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Israel. The architect was Fariborz Sahba of Iran and the structural engineers were Karban and Co. of Haifa. Along with the Baháʼí Holy Places in Western Galilee, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the terraces represent the first eighteen disciples of the Báb, who were designated "Letters of the Living", although no individual terraces are connected with individual Letters. Nine concentric circles provide the main geometry of the eighteen terraces. Just as the identification of a circle presupposes a centre, so the terraces have been conceived as generated from the Shrine of the Báb; the eighteen terraces plus the one terrace of the Shrine of the Báb make. Nineteen is a significant number within both the Bábí religions. Fariborz Sahba oversaw construction.

The terraces were opened to the public in June 2001. Beginning at its base, the gardens extend one kilometre up the side of Mount Carmel, covering some 200,000 square metres of land; the gardens are linked by a set of stairs flanked by twin streams of running water cascading down the mountainside through the steps and terrace bridges. The gardens have elements of the Persian paradise gardens, isolating the site from the noise of the surroundings and connecting the different Baháʼí buildings on Mount Carmel together; the irrigation system includes a computer which, based on meteorologic data it receives, controls hundreds of valves to distribute water throughout the gardens by sprinkling and dripping. This is done in the early morning, to avoid wasting water by evaporation; the water that flows alongside the stairs is circulating in a closed system within each terrace, so that little water is wasted. Baháʼí gardens Shrine of Baháʼu'lláh Tourism in Israel "The Baháʼí Gardens - Official Website".

Baháʼí World Centre. 2009-03-20. " - A Comprehensive Collection of Photographs of the Baháʼí Terraces and Gardens". 2009-12-27. "Haifa's Majestic Bahai Gardens - A UNESCO World Heritage Site". Israel News. 2009-03-31. Archived from the original on 2008-12-02. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, the founder of the gonzo journalism movement. He first rose to prominence with the publication of Hell's Angels, a book for which he spent a year living and riding with the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in order to write a first-hand account of the lives and experiences of its members. In 1970, he wrote an unconventional magazine feature titled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" for Scanlan's Monthly which both raised his profile and established him as a writer with counterculture credibility, it set him on a path to establishing his own sub-genre of New Journalism which he called "Gonzo,", an ongoing experiment in which the writer becomes a central figure and a participant in the events of the narrative. Thompson remains best known for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a book first serialized in Rolling Stone in which he grapples with the implications of what he considered the failure of the 1960s counterculture movement.

It was adapted on film twice: loosely in Where the Buffalo Roam starring Bill Murray as Thompson in 1980, directly in 1998 by director Terry Gilliam in a film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The Doonesbury cartoon character Duke –, modeled after Thompson – pens an essay about "my shoplifting conviction" titled "Fear and Loathing at Macy's Menswear", a reference to Thompson's book. Politically minded, Thompson ran unsuccessfully for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado in 1970 on the Freak Power ticket, he became well known for his dislike of Richard Nixon, who he claimed represented "that dark and incurably violent side of the American character". He covered Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign for Rolling Stone and collected the stories in book form as Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail'72. Thompson's output notably declined from the mid-1970s, as he struggled with the consequences of fame, he complained that he could no longer report on events as he was too recognized, he was known for his lifelong use of alcohol and illegal narcotics, his love of firearms, his iconoclastic contempt for authoritarianism.

He remarked: "I hate to advocate drugs, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." Thompson committed suicide following a series of health problems. In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were fired out of a cannon in a ceremony funded by his friend Johnny Depp and attended by friends including then-Senator John Kerry and Jack Nicholson. Hari Kunzru wrote that "the true voice of Thompson is revealed to be that of American moralist... one who makes himself ugly to expose the ugliness he sees around him." Thompson was born into a middle-class family in Louisville, the first of three sons of Virginia Ray Davison, who worked as head librarian at the Louisville Free Public Library and Jack Robert Thompson, a public insurance adjuster and World War I veteran. His parents were introduced to each other by a friend from Jack's fraternity at the University of Kentucky in September 1934, married on November 2, 1935; the Guardian journalist Nicholas Lezard, stated that Thompson's first name, came from an ancestor on his mother's side, the Scottish surgeon John Hunter.

A more explanation is that Thompson’s first and middle name, Hunter Stockton, came from his maternal grandparents, Prestly Stockton Ray and Lucille Hunter. On December 2, 1943, when Thompson was six years old, the family settled at 2437 Ransdell Avenue in the affluent Cherokee Triangle neighborhood of The Highlands. On July 3, 1952, when Thompson was 14 years old, his father, aged 58, died of myasthenia gravis. Hunter and his brothers were raised by their mother. Virginia worked as a librarian to support her children, is described as having become a "heavy drinker" following her husband's death. Interested in sports and athletically inclined from a young age, Thompson co-founded the Hawks Athletic Club while attending I. N. Bloom Elementary School, which led to an invitation to join Louisville's Castlewood Athletic Club, a club for adolescents that prepared them for high-school sports, he never joined any sports teams in high school. Thompson attended I. N. Bloom Elementary School, Highland Middle School, Atherton High School, before transferring to Louisville Male High School in September 1952.

In 1952, he was accepted as a member of the Athenaeum Literary Association, a school-sponsored literary and social club that dated to 1862. Its members at the time drawn from Louisville's wealthy upper-class families, included Porter Bibb, who became the first publisher of Rolling Stone at Thompson's behest. During this time, Thompson admired J. P. Donleavy's The Ginger Man; as an Athenaeum member, Thompson contributed articles to and helped produce the club's yearbook The Spectator. The group ejected Thompson in 1955. Charged as an accessory to robbery after being in a car with the perpetrator, Thompson was sentenced to 60 days in Kentucky's Jefferson County Jail, he served 31 days and, enlisted in the United States Air Force. While he was in jail, the school superintendent refused him permission to take his high-school final examinations, as a result he did not graduate. Thompson completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and transferred to Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois, to study electronics.

He applied to become an aviator, but the Air Force's aviation-cadet program rejected his application. In 1956, he transferred to Eglin Air Force Base


The Ohrekreis was a district in the north-east of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Neighboring districts are Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Jerichower Land, the district-free city Magdeburg, Bördekreis, the districts Helmstedt and Gifhorn in Lower Saxony, its territory is now incorporated into Börde. In 1680 the area of the district became part of Brandenburg, the Holzkreis covering the area of the Ohrekreis was created. In 1816 the districts were rearranged, thus the two new districts Neuhaldensleben and Wolmirstedt were created. Except two changes in 1908 when the municipality Rothensee became part of Magdeburg, in 1944 when Calvörde became part of Haldensleben the districts did not change until a bigger reform in 1952; the district Haldensleben lost its southern part and instead part of the district Gardelegen was added. In 1994 the two district were merged to the new district Ohrekreis, including a few municipalities from the districts Stendal and Klötze. In 2007 the next reform starts in Saxony-Anhalt; the two districts Ohrekreis and Boerdekreis will unite to the new district Boerde.

The district is located on the plain called Magdeburg Börde, the Drömling and the Colbitz-Letzlingen Heath, named after the river Ohre which flows parallel to the canal Mittelland Canal. In the west the Aller flows through the district; the topleft part of the coat of arms show a beech branch, symbolizing the beech forests in the district. The wavy line in the bottomright symbolizes the river Ohre. Official website of the new district Börde

Francisco Verdín y Molina

Francisco Verdín y Molina was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Michoacán and Bishop of Guadalajara. On May 30, 1665, Francisco Verdín y Molina was appointed by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Alexander VII as Bishop of Guadalajara. On June 27, 1666, he was consecrated bishop by Marcos Ramírez de Prado y Ovando, Bishop of Michoacán. On November 27, 1673, he was appointed by the King of Spain and confirmed by Pope Clement X as Bishop of Michoacán, he served as Bishop of Michoacán until his death on April 29, 1675. While bishop of Guadalajara, he was the principal Consecrator of Francisco Antonio Sarmiento de Luna y Enríquez, Bishop of Michoacán. Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Guadalajara". Retrieved March 25, 2018. Self-published Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara". Retrieved March 25, 2018. Self-published Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Morelia". Retrieved March 25, 2018. Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia". Retrieved March 25, 2018

Battle of Biberach (1796)

The Battle of Biberach was fought on 2 October 1796 between a First French Republic army led by Jean Victor Marie Moreau and a Habsburg Austrian army led by Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour. The French army paused in its retreat toward the Rhine River to savage the pursuing Austrians; the action occurred during the War of the First Coalition, part of the French Revolutionary Wars. Biberach an der Riss is located 35 kilometres southwest of Ulm. During the summer of 1796, the two armies of Jean-Baptiste Jourdan in the north and Moreau in the south advanced into southern Germany, they were opposed by Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen who oversaw two Austrian armies under Latour and Wilhelm von Wartensleben. At the Battle of Amberg on 24 August 1796, Charles and Wartensleben combined to throw superior strength against Jourdan while Moreau was separated from his colleague. After Jourdan was beaten again at the Battle of Würzburg on 3 September, Moreau was forced to abandon southern Bavaria to avoid being cut off from France.

As the outnumbered Latour doggedly followed the French retreat, Moreau lashed out at him at Biberach. For a loss of 500 soldiers killed and wounded, Moreau's troops inflicted 300 killed and wounded on their enemies and captured 4,000 prisoners, 18 artillery pieces, two colors. After the engagement, Latour followed the French at a more respectful distance; the next action was the Battle of Emmendingen on 19 October. Smith, Digby; the Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill, 1998. ISBN 1-85367-276-9