Hazard-Herald- RSS NEWS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS Sun, 24 May 2015 18:52:33 EST 1800 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 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 Plane crash kills one in Perry http://hazard-herald.com/news/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). Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:31 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 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 Teleworks USA, Digital Works to host open house in Hazard http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153568962/Teleworks-USA-Digital-Works-to-host-open-house-in-Hazard Eight jobs and up to $160,000 in resulting, new income is expected to provide a boost to the local economy in Perry and surrounding Eastern Kentucky counties — all stemming from a partnership between Teleworks USA and Digital Works that is... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:20:39 EST AG looks into county clerk video controversy http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153572016/AG-looks-into-county-clerk-video-controversy HAZARD—Weeks after a video that rocked the county and brought into question the authorities of county officials was uploaded to Facebook, state officials have decided to take the first steps into looking into the case. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:20:37 EST City approves ‘Thursdays on the Triangle’ http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153588184/City-approves-Thursdays-on-the-Triangle HAZARD—Citizens in Perry County will have yet another summer attraction to add to the “to do” list this year. Hazard city commissioners voted on Monday evening, during their regular monthly meeting, to approve the use of Triangle... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:20:36 EST Community still awaits clean water http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/153383376/Community-still-awaits-clean-water FUSONIA—Governor Steve Beshear along with the rest of the Commonwealth celebrated the 41st anniversary of the signing of the Safe Drinking Water Act with the declaration of Drinking Water Week earlier this month. At the same time, Tony Lewis, a... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:20:32 EST Boil water advisory issued http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153565718/Boil-water-advisory-issued HAZARD—The City of Hazard issued a boil water advisory for a community in Perry County on Thursday, May 14. Mon, 18 May 2015 15:05:31 EST Gov. Beshear proclaims May 10-16 nursing home week http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/153423414/Gov.-Beshear-proclaims-May-10-16-nursing-home-week LOUISVLLE – Governor Steve Beshear has joined other states in proclaiming May 10-16, 2015, National Nursing Home Week. Kentucky's long term care providers will celebrate and sponsor events with residents, families and other relatives and... Wed, 13 May 2015 14:45:32 EST