Hazard-Herald- RSS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/ http://hazard-herald.com/ Sat, 23 May 2015 07:07:18 EST 1800 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 Noyes advances to state http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582604/Noyes-advances-to-state Perry County Central's Courtney Noyes advanced to the state tournament in tennis earlier this month. The tourney was held at the University of Kentucky on May 14. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:32 EST Terry-Asher wedding http://hazard-herald.com/news/weddings/153569591/Terry-Asher-wedding Mr. Ralph “Butch” Asher and Dr. Laura Asher, of Hazard, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachel Katherine Asher, to Tyler Hayden Terry, son of Mr. Benton Paul Terry and Mrs. Debbie Terry, of... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:35 EST Perry finishes season 2-2 http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153580802/Perry-finishes-season-2-2 The Perry County Central Commodore baseball team finished their final week of the regular season with a 2-2 record. The Commodores played a pair at home and a pair on the road, splitting both. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:33 EST Hazard blanks South Floyd http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582057/Hazard-blanks-South-Floyd On Thursday, the Hazard Lady Bulldog softball team hosted the Lady Raiders from South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs had little trouble with the Lady Raiders as it took them but four innings to grab the 10-0 win. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:31 EST Hazard survives marathon with Perry http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581341/Hazard-survives-marathon-with-Perry Last week, the Hazard Bulldog baseball team hosted the Perry County Central Commodores in a district match up. The Bulldogs narrowly escaped with a one-run win last month, and were looking for the season sweep of the Commodores. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:35 EST Hazard wins battle of Bulldogs on the road http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582309/Hazard-wins-battle-of-Bulldogs-on-the-road Late last week, the Hazard Bulldogs hit the road for their final regular season baseball game. The Bulldogs would take on the Lawrence County Bulldogs in this season ender. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:34 EST Lady Dawgs fall to Lady Bears http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581401/Lady-Dawgs-fall-to-Lady-Bears The Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Harlan County Lady Black Bears last week on the softball diamond. The Lady Bulldogs kept things close in the early going, but could not avoid a late barrage by the Lady Black Bears, and eventually had the game... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:33 EST Bears scratch Dawgs http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153582216/Bears-scratch-Dawgs On Thursday, the Harlan County Black Bears visited the Hazard Bulldogs at Lindon Field. The Bulldogs took the early lead, but could not hold off the Black Bears in the end. Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:33 EST Studios Unlimited headed to Nationals http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/153581211/Studios-Unlimited-headed-to-Nationals On Saturday, the Studios Unlimited tumblers traveled to Somerset for the Kentucky AAU District Championship Tumbling and Trampoline Meet. The group had 24 of their usually 40 member team make the trip. The event had 17 total teams compete for a trip... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:05:31 EST Hazard blanks South Floyd http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/153582129/Hazard-blanks-South-Floyd Hazard's Jordan Fugate gets the bunt down against South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs won the game 10-0.Lady Bulldog pitcher Chandler Maggard takes her turn at bat during a game with South Floyd. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:35:36 EST