Hazard-Herald- RSS NEWS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS Thu, 28 May 2015 14:42:05 EST 1800 “Conniving” Conn at heart of benefits crisis http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153770114/Conniving-Conn-at-heart-of-benefits-crisis PRESTONSBURG — Attorney Ned Pillersdorf does not mince words about Eric C. Conn. He has called Conn's actions “scheming,” “conniving,” and more, after hundreds of Eastern Kentuckians are seeing their Social Security... Thu, 28 May 2015 13:25:31 EST H.O.M.E. helps ex-coal-worker transition into new career http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153717167/H.O.M.E.-helps-ex-coal-worker-transition-into-new-career The coal business was the only business Tony Gray had ever known, having worked in the industry since he was 17. Then, at the age of 50, the bottom fell out of the industry in Gray's native Clay County. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:32 EST Community college goes ‘green’ http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153743719/Community-college-goes-green To promote energy conservation and awareness about the need to better manage energy resources, HCTC will implement a modified summer work schedule at all campus locations, except the Hazard Campus. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:35:32 EST Sen. Smith found not guilty of DUI http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153722667/Sen.-Smith-found-not-guilty-of-DUI FRANKFORT—After a long fight, both for his reputation as a politician and as a law-abiding citizen, Senator Brandon Smith has been found not guilty of a DUI he was charged with in January. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:30:32 EST Police search for vehicle involved in theft http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153665497/Police-search-for-vehicle-involved-in-theft HAZARD—Police in Hazard have asked citizens to be on the lookout this week for a vehicle they suspect was used in a recent multi-thousand dollar theft. Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:37 EST Secretary Grimes readies county clerks for statewide recanvass http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153716559/Secretary-Grimes-readies-county-clerks-for-statewide-recanvass FRANKFORT - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has notified Kentucky's 120 county clerks that James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Richard Heath, Republican candidate for... Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:35 EST County clerk faces seven-count indictment http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153718109/County-clerk-faces-seven-count-indictment HAZARD—In what many people in the area have said would be a step toward justice, Perry County Clerk Haven King has been charged and indicted this month in relation to an alleged incident of harassment and abuse of power caught on video by a... Tue, 26 May 2015 14:50:33 EST KSP participates in multi-state enforcement initiative http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153591545/KSP-participates-in-multi-state-enforcement-initiative FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police is participating in a combined enforcement effort with other state police agencies to target seatbelt use and proper child safety seat use. This combined initiative, known as the 6-State Trooper Project,... Sun, 24 May 2015 15:00:31 EST Mother, daughter graduate together http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153569852/Mother-daughter-graduate-together A long personal challenge ended at the Morehead State University Commencement on Saturday, May 9. Saundra Campbell, Lead Ready to Work Coordinator at Hazard Community and Technical College, graduated with her master's degree in Adult and Higher... Sat, 23 May 2015 16:50:32 EST Plane crash kills one in Perry http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153657758/Plane-crash-kills-one-in-Perry LOST CREEK–The pilot of a plane that crashed in Perry County Thursday night is the sole confirmed victim in the incident, according to Kentucky State Police (KSP). Wed, 27 May 2015 14:45:32 EST Leatherwood students lost in Harlan County http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153668239/Leatherwood-students-lost-in-Harlan-County CUMBERLAND—A group of students and two teachers have been lost in Kingdom Come State Park for more than four hours as crews continued to search for them Friday afternoon. Police have said rescue crews are still unsure where the group is in the... Fri, 22 May 2015 17:10:32 EST Troopers raffle truck for charity http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153568449/Troopers-raffle-truck-for-charity In observance of the 50th anniversary of Trooper Island, the Kentucky State Police is featuring a tough, yet stylish 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab SLE pickup in their fundraising raffle this year. Designed for work or play, the truck includes a Sonoma... Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:31 EST Rogers votes to block EPA water rule http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153571689/Rogers-votes-to-block-EPA-water-rule WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Harold 'Hal' Rogers (KY-05) cosponsored and voted for the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732) as the bill passed the full House on Tuesday. The bill reverses a rule proposed by the... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:40:31 EST Ky. grad rates above national average http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153571721/Ky.-grad-rates-above-national-average FRANKFORT — A recent report on graduation rates calls Kentucky “a beacon to all other states” and lauds the state's ability to all but eliminate the opportunity gap between low-income students and all other students to graduate... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:32 EST 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 ‘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