HAZARD—At a time when employment opportunities seem bleak and the job market in Eastern Kentucky uncertain at best, opportunities to work in the field one has been trained for come few and far between. Miners in Hazard and the surrounding area were given that opportunity last week, though, during a job fair hosted by Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) and the Kentucky Coal Association.Patriot Coal, one of many companies to that have had to lay off workers in the last few y...
HAZARD— This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first warning on the health hazards of smoking. Since that time, Kentucky has made great strides in the restriction of tobacco sales, advertisement, and tobacco use; however, according to the 2014 report on the State of Tobacco Control from the American Lung Association, released last month, the state had failing scores across the board.
Confidence is growing, a few new stripes have been earned with the national pollsters, and all of a sudden it’s starting to get very interesting again.But first thing’s first, Auburn must and should be taken care of Wednesday night, 8 p.m. EST on the SECTV Network WKYT–Lexington or WYMT–Hazard.If not, the remainder of this column is null and void, as well as the high tide Kentucky basketball has been riding in recent games. A win this Wednesday wo...
Hazard principal Happy Mobelini presented Bulldog coach Al Holland with a plaque commemorating his 500th win during the Hazard and Perry Central game Friday. (photo by Ton McGuire | Hazard Herald)
The Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame Committee presents Johnny Cox his induction plaque which was then presented to Hazard High School principal Happy Mobelini. (photo by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
On Saturday, Feb. 15, Perry Central High School will host a big doubleheader of basketball action and the 20 year anniversary celebration for the M.C. Napier Lady Navajo State Championship basketball team.The games and celebration will be held in the John C. Combs Arena.
The Hazard Bulldogs and the Letcher Central Cougars did battle this week on the hardwood. The Bulldogs took control of the game early, and never looked back as they notched a 67-53 win.
Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs and the Jackson City Lady Tigers took to the hardwood. The momentum of the game went back-and-forth throughout, with the Lady Bulldogs edging the Lady Tigers at the end.
Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Estill County Lady Engineers. The Lady Bulldogs fell behind early and spent the rest of the game trying to make up the difference.
Over the past several years, the Hazard Bulldog football team has enjoyed a great deal of success, and has drawn considerable attention from coaches on the next level. This week, all that dedication and hard work paid off for a trio of players as they signed their letter of intent to play college football.
Anyone acquainted with basketball should be familiar with the McDonald’s All-American status. McDonald’s status has been bestowed upon three Perry Central standouts, two players and a coach.
On Thursday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs hosted the Letcher Central Lady Cougars. The Lady Bulldogs, despite missing two starters, were able to push the Lady Cougars to the limit, before giving up the game 54-41.
On Saturday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs played host to the Perry County Central Lady Commodores. The Lady Commodores won the previous meeting between the two by the final count of 97-65.
On Friday, the Hazard Bulldogs played host to the Perry County Central Commodores. The two teams have split their previous meetings, and both teams were wanting the win to give them some momentum going into the district tournament.
On Saturday, the Perry County Central Commodore wrestling team hosted their annual Commodore Invitational Tournament. Despite the weather, eight teams showed up for this year’s event, and when the smoke cleared Perry Central came away with a second place team finish.The Commodores’ numbers this season have left a few holes in their lineup. Each missing weight group costs the team when figuring team scores. However, Perry Central’s fin...
On Sunday, the elementary wrestling regional was held at the Sherman Neace Athletic Center in Hazard. Elementary wrestling programs from around the area participated with the top spots advancing to the state tournament on Feb. 23. Ten county wrestlers will be among those participating in Lexington.Johnson County won the overall team competition, while Martin County and Perry County would round out the top three respectfully. The third place finish earn...
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Information SessionAdvance your education close to home with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, now offered in Hazard by the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work and the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health. A free information session will be held Feb. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, 750 Morton Blvd. in Hazard. Refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact M...
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