Hazard-Herald- RSS NEWS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:52:37 EST 1800 KYTC awards contracts for nine highway projects http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50576952/KYTC-awards-contracts-for-nine-highway-projects JACKSON — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded contracts totaling nearly $5 million for nine transportation projects within the Department of Highways District 10. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:40:11 EST Krypton native records debut country album http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50536364/Krypton-native-records-debut-country-album CHAVIES — Timothy Baker, a young musician from Krypton, has just recorded his debut country music album in Nashville. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:22:08 EST Students celebrate start of new semester http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50536405/Students-celebrate-start-of-new-semester HAZARD — The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, located on Morton Boulevard, held a welcome back celebration for students and faculty of its academic programs last Thursday. Event organizers anticipated the attendance of hundreds of... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:37:12 EST Woman charged in injury collision http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50536384/Woman-charged-in-injury-collision HAZARD — Police say a woman was driving on a suspended license when she ran a red light and her Jeep slammed into another vehicle, sending that driver to the hospital. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:37:07 EST Crockettsville breaks $1 million raised http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50554739/Crockettsville-breaks-$1-million-raised BOONEVILLE—The seventh annual Crockettsville Charity Concert and Trail Ride was held over the weekend on the Abner Farm in Breathitt County, drawing in thousands of people. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:23:05 EST Housing alliance celebrates 20 years, 200 houses http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50570750/Housing-alliance-celebrates-20-years-200-houses HAZARD—One local nonprofit is preparing to celebrate a feat that has helped provide literally hundreds of Southeastern Kentuckians with a warm and safe place to live. The Housing Development Alliance (HDA) will be celebrating its 20th birthday... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:19:09 EST Alleged bank robber indicted http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50536351/Alleged-bank-robber-indicted HAZARD — Floyd Fletcher, the man accused of robbing a bank inside of the Hazard Wal-Mart Supercenter located just off Highway 80, was formally indicted last week. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:20:09 EST Alleged burglars face indictments http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50538946/Alleged-burglars-face-indictments HAZARD—Two alleged burglars were indicted last week after being accused of burglarizing an abandoned house in downtown Hazard. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 15:48:07 EST HMS students take part in election http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50461334/HMS-students-take-part-in-election HAZARD—Voting machines were brought out much earlier in Perry County this election year than the usual November date after this year's student government elections were held last week at Hazard Middle School. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:54:04 EST Fire ravages home in Dwarf http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50491701/Fire-ravages-home-in-Dwarf DWARF—A weekend house fire resulted in the total loss of one home in the Dwarf community of Perry County. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:49:09 EST Clinic unveils improved design http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50460276/Clinic-unveils-improved-design HAZARD — The staff and members of the board of the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center proudly unveiled a newly remodeled facility to the public last Tuesday. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:46:04 EST Mondopads make their debut in Hazard classrooms http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50487667/Mondopads-make-their-debut-in-Hazard-classrooms HAZARD — InFocus Mondopads, which are giant touch tablets, were delivered to Hazard High School and Hazard Middle School last Wednesday. Vivian Carter, innovations coordinator for the Hazard Independent School System, said Roy G. Eversole... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:45:09 EST KRADD names new chairman at annual celebration http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50460656/KRADD-names-new-chairman-at-annual-celebration BUCKHORN — The Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) held its 46th annual celebration last Wednesday. Board members filled the dining room of the lodge at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park to honor the achievements of the last year and... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:45:07 EST County seeks federal aid for flood damages http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50487115/County-seeks-federal-aid-for-flood-damages HAZARD — Last month's flash floods have taken their toll throughout the county. While never formally declared a disaster area, officials at the Perry County Maintenance Garage report the county suffered enough damages to warrant an... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:44:06 EST Loss of brakes causes collision on HWY 15 http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50492273/Loss-of-brakes-causes-collision-on-HWY-15 HAZARD — A two-vehicle injury collision occurred on Highway 15 last Friday. The accident happened near the ExxonMobil gas station and the turn off to Johnny Cox All-American Drive. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:46:06 EST Jobless rates fall in Perry, 108 other counties http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50451106/Jobless-rates-fall-in-Perry-108-other-counties HAZARD—County jobless rates for the month of July are out, showing that rates in 108 out of the 120 counties in the Commonwealth have dropped since last year. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:10 EST Center for rural health joins UCM http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50421938/Center-for-rural-health-joins-UCM The University Center of the Mountains (UCM) is pleased to welcome a new partner, the University of Kentucky's Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH). The addition of this new partner brings two new bachelor's degrees, a new... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:05:04 EST Brian W. Stewart retires from HCTC http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50421300/Brian-W.-Stewart-retires-from-HCTC Brian Stewart is retiring as Instructional Specialist with the Math & Sciences Division at Hazard Community and Technical College, effective Aug. 31. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:06 EST Roy G. Elem. launches new childhood ed. program http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50420622/Roy-G.-Elem.-launches-new-childhood-ed.-program HAZARD – Roy G. Eversole Elementary School in Hazard is one of 14 statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies,... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:13:04 EST Courts reverse ruling in Napier assault case http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50419336/Courts-reverse-ruling-in-Napier-assault-case HAZARD—A Perry County man who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for felony assault after allegedly shooting another man has had his case overturned due to issues with evidence from the Commonwealth's Attorney in the case. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:26:04 EST