Hazard-Herald- RSS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/ http://hazard-herald.com/ Fri, 22 May 2015 06:32:29 EST 1800 Governor announces presidential disaster declaration for March winter storm http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153571615/Governor-announces-presidential-disaster-declaration-for-March-winter-storm FRANKFORT - Governor Steve Beshear was notified late Wednesday that President Barack Obama has authorized federal assistance for Kentucky in designated counties that suffered significant damage during the March 3 severe winter storm, which included... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:30:31 EST Prestonsburg attorney will be on November ballot, governor’s race too close to call http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153618053/Prestonsburg-attorney-will-be-on-November-ballot-governors-race-too-close-to-call FRANKFORT — While the Republican race for governor is getting most of the attention Wednesday morning, as fewer than 100 votes separated former Agricultural Commissioner James Comer and former U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin, a Floyd County... Wed, 20 May 2015 15:55:32 EST Elm tress target of Knott Co. strippers http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153617333/Elm-tress-target-of-Knott-Co.-strippers KNOTT COUNTY– State highway workers driving KY 550 East in Knott County on Monday, May 18, discovered 18 elm trees on state right of way stripped of their bark. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:50:31 EST Lawsuit filed against Marathon Petroleum http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153571666/Lawsuit-filed-against-Marathon-Petroleum FRANKFORT - Attorney General Jack Conway filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against Marathon Petroleum. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Kentucky, alleges that Marathon engages in anti-competitive practices that... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:30:32 EST 2015 SOAR Summit yields grants, opportunities http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153571571/2015-SOAR-Summit-yields-grants-opportunities PIKEVILLE — Roughly 17 months since the enterprise's first summit started the conversation and began asking the tough questions, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) returned to Pikeville for another summit, this time to provide insight... Wed, 20 May 2015 12:30:31 EST Noyes advances to state http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582604/Noyes-advances-to-state Perry County Central's Courtney Noyes advanced to the state tournament in tennis earlier this month. The tourney was held at the University of Kentucky on May 14. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:32 EST Terry-Asher wedding http://hazard-herald.com/news/weddings/153569591/Terry-Asher-wedding Mr. Ralph “Butch” Asher and Dr. Laura Asher, of Hazard, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachel Katherine Asher, to Tyler Hayden Terry, son of Mr. Benton Paul Terry and Mrs. Debbie Terry, of... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:35 EST Perry finishes season 2-2 http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153580802/Perry-finishes-season-2-2 The Perry County Central Commodore baseball team finished their final week of the regular season with a 2-2 record. The Commodores played a pair at home and a pair on the road, splitting both. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:33 EST Hazard blanks South Floyd http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582057/Hazard-blanks-South-Floyd On Thursday, the Hazard Lady Bulldog softball team hosted the Lady Raiders from South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs had little trouble with the Lady Raiders as it took them but four innings to grab the 10-0 win. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:31 EST Hazard survives marathon with Perry http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581341/Hazard-survives-marathon-with-Perry Last week, the Hazard Bulldog baseball team hosted the Perry County Central Commodores in a district match up. The Bulldogs narrowly escaped with a one-run win last month, and were looking for the season sweep of the Commodores. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:35 EST Hazard wins battle of Bulldogs on the road http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582309/Hazard-wins-battle-of-Bulldogs-on-the-road Late last week, the Hazard Bulldogs hit the road for their final regular season baseball game. The Bulldogs would take on the Lawrence County Bulldogs in this season ender. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:34 EST Lady Dawgs fall to Lady Bears http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581401/Lady-Dawgs-fall-to-Lady-Bears The Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Harlan County Lady Black Bears last week on the softball diamond. The Lady Bulldogs kept things close in the early going, but could not avoid a late barrage by the Lady Black Bears, and eventually had the game... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:33 EST Bears scratch Dawgs http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582216/Bears-scratch-Dawgs On Thursday, the Harlan County Black Bears visited the Hazard Bulldogs at Lindon Field. The Bulldogs took the early lead, but could not hold off the Black Bears in the end. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:33 EST Studios Unlimited headed to Nationals http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581211/Studios-Unlimited-headed-to-Nationals On Saturday, the Studios Unlimited tumblers traveled to Somerset for the Kentucky AAU District Championship Tumbling and Trampoline Meet. The group had 24 of their usually 40 member team make the trip. The event had 17 total teams compete for a trip... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:31 EST Hazard blanks South Floyd http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/153582129/Hazard-blanks-South-Floyd Hazard's Jordan Fugate gets the bunt down against South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs won the game 10-0.Lady Bulldog pitcher Chandler Maggard takes her turn at bat during a game with South Floyd. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:35:36 EST Perry finishes season http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/153581124/Perry-finishes-season Perry Central's Brody Dixon took the mound for the Commodores' final game of the regular season.Perry Central's Braxton Cottongame makes the play at first just ahead of the runner. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:35:31 EST Stripping bare the arguments against marriage equality http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/153571816/Stripping-bare-the-arguments-against-marriage-equality What's the marriage equality debate really about?Proponents see it as a question of equality. There's no reason, they say, not to let loving, same-sex couples wed. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:30:31 EST Don’t bet on Supreme Court overturning marriage laws http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/153571771/Dont-bet-on-Supreme-Court-overturning-marriage-laws Earlier last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard lively oral arguments over the constitutionality of state laws that keep marriage between a man and a woman. Opposing attorneys jockeyed for position on the social issue of the decade—an issue... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:30:31 EST ‘Taste of Home’ hits Hazard http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153587420/Taste-of-Home-hits-Hazard The “Taste of Home” Cooking Show, touted as America's number one cooking program, came to Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) last week. More than $6,000 in proceeds from the event, which included local vendors, a live... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:25:34 EST Robbery suspect admits to murders http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153468247/Robbery-suspect-admits-to-murders HAZARD—An arrest in a local armed robbery case last week may have also led police to solving a two-year-old investigation into the apparent murder of a mother and daughter. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:25:31 EST