Hazard-Herald- RSS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/ http://hazard-herald.com/ Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:12:30 EST 1800 Ky. Power prepares for Winter Storm Thor http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152182998/Ky.-Power-prepares-for-Winter-Storm-Thor With potential flooding and a winter storm expected to blanket Eastern Kentucky with a wintry mix of rain, sleet, ice and snow through Thursday, Kentucky Power has activated its storm preparation plan. Accumulations of ice up to ¼ inch and snow... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:30:31 EST Local woman plans to give back for Easter http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/152069970/Local-woman-plans-to-give-back-for-Easter HAZARD—Christmas has been customarily known as the season of giving, however, one woman in Perry County is in the process of trying to help a spring holiday claim that title by taking up donations for and preparing Easter care packages for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:40:31 EST Vicco crisis resolved http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/152070330/Vicco-crisis-resolved VICCO—The citizens of the City of Vicco will no longer be under the threat of losing their water service after an agreement between the city and the Perry County Fiscal Court to have the county take over the city's debt—more than... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:10:34 EST Great Easter Egg Hunt begins http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/152172300/Great-Easter-Egg-Hunt-begins HAZARD—Even with snow on the ground, and more wintry weather in the forecast, it has been evident to staff at The Hazard Herald that spring is on its way thanks to the kickoff of the 8th Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt this... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:30:31 EST Single-gender bathrooms now controversial http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/152146389/Single-gender-bathrooms-now-controversial Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman called passage of SB 76 which maintains single-gender restrooms in Kentucky public schools “prioritizing discrimination.” He's right. Requiring girls to use the girls room and boys to use the... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:45:31 EST County BOE looks forward to 2015-16 http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152117403/County-BOE-looks-forward-to-2015-16 HAZARD — In a lengthy special called board meeting on Feb. 20, the Perry County Board of Education laid the groundwork for much of the next school year. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:30:32 EST Fiscal court under fire for allegedly acting in error http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/152117414/Fiscal-court-under-fire-for-allegedly-acting-in-error HAZARD — The Perry County Fiscal Court and County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander are under fire this week following a lawyer's allegations that they acted “erroneously.” Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:25:32 EST UPDATE: Water service restored in county http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/152146204/UPDATE:-Water-service-restored-in-county HAZARD—After a long week, city officials have finally been able to restore water service to every community in Perry County—just in time for yet another possibly severe winter storm. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:25:31 EST Legislative Update http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152098465/Legislative-Update Returning to legislative duties in earnest this week, we addressed many key concerns in the state Capitol, including shoring up teachers' retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:20:33 EST Police catch evasive suspect http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152117425/Police-catch-evasive-suspect HAZARD — After allegedly eluding police for two months, a Perry County man has been arrested on wanton endangerment and other charges. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:20:32 EST Court talks Vicco water crisis, winter storm http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152117395/Court-talks-Vicco-water-crisis-winter-storm HAZARD — Despite water outages and winter weather conditions, the Perry County Fiscal Court was finally able to conduct its regular monthly meeting last week. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:15:33 EST New businesses focus on health, fitness http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151749552/New-businesses-focus-on-health-fitness HAZARD — With Kentucky often finding itself near the bottom of state rankings in overall health, striking out on a local career in fitness doesn't necessarily seem like a wise business choice. However, three young men in Perry County are... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:15:31 EST Boil water advisory lifted http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/152159312/Boil-water-advisory-lifted HAZARD —The City of Hazard lifted a boil water advisory originally issued on March 1 for customers living in Coal Harbor, Grapevine, Krypton, Big Willard, and Chavies. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:05:31 EST Letter to the Editor http://hazard-herald.com/news/opinion/152135772/Letter-to-the-Editor Dear Editor, Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:15:33 EST Area gymnastics score big http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/152132413/Area-gymnastics-score-big Studios Unlimited gymnast Ian Montgomery looks to hit his spot on the trampoline during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Montgomery finished with a pair of first place medals and a second place. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:55:31 EST Area gymnastics score big http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/152131567/Area-gymnastics-score-big On Saturday, Studios Unlimited Tumbling based out of Mount Sterling, and with a branch in Perry County, participated in the Mardi Gras Invitational Tumbling and Trampoline Meet in Morehead. More than 300 competitors from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:45:31 EST Dores end Dawgs’ season with district win http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/152130188/Dores-end-Dawgs-season-with-district-win The Perry County Central Commodores and the Hazard Bulldogs hooked up in the opening round of the 54th District last week. The two teams met twice during the regular season, with each team going home with a win on the other's floor. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:10:31 EST Dogs and Gators stand between UK and 31-0 season http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/152129039/Dogs-and-Gators-stand-between-UK-and-31-0-season Brace yourselves folks—the end of the 2014-15 regular season of college basketball is clearly in sight, and the drama and suspense is gaining momentum every day the sun comes up across the Commonwealth. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:45:34 EST Lady Dores fall http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/152128472/Lady-Dores-fall On Thursday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores hit the floor for the championship game of the girls' 54th District. Their opponent on this night would be the Leslie County Lady Eagles. The two teams did not play during the regular... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:10:32 EST Buckhorn holds off Leslie to advance to title game http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/152128191/Buckhorn-holds-off-Leslie-to-advance-to-title-game Buckhorn's Shannon Blank passes out the trap during the opening round of the 54th district tournament. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:55:31 EST