Hazard-Herald- RSS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/ http://hazard-herald.com/ Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:40:40 EST 1800 Kentucky’s jobless rate plunges to nearly seven-year low http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151517150/Kentuckys-jobless-rate-plunges-to-nearly-seven-year-low FRANKFORT — Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate nearly matched the U.S. rate as it plunged to a preliminary 5.7 percent rate in December 2014 from a revised 6 percent in November 2014, according to the Office of... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:31 EST Promise Zone marks one-year anniversary http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151517431/Promise-Zone-marks-one-year-anniversary LONDON – In its first year, Kentucky's Promise Zone has hired a coordinator, created a strategic plan, established six working committees and conducted meetings in each of the eight Southeastern Kentucky counties in the zone. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:31 EST Kentucky Power barred from billing $54 million in fuel costs http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151517181/Kentucky-Power-barred-from-billing-$54-million-in-fuel-costs FRANKFORT —The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) took action last week, ordering Kentucky Power to refund $13 million in fuel costs already assessed, and prohibiting them from collecting an additional $41 million, calling those costs... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:45:31 EST Trial for Ace Chaney set for April http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151446798/Trial-for-Ace-Chaney-set-for-April LONDON—The trial of one Perry County physician has been delayed until later this year, according to court documents, due to the complexity of the case and the number of defendants involved. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:50:34 EST Court takes control in first meeting http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151447292/Court-takes-control-in-first-meeting HAZARD — The Perry County Fiscal Court sped through the majority of items on its agenda last Thursday. However, County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander took a little extra time to address a couple of issues of special concern to the... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:40:32 EST City issues boil water advisory http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151548906/City-issues-boil-water-advisory HAZARD — A boil water advisory has been issued for water customers in the City of Hazard. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:55:32 EST Group plans to return Park to prominence http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151447322/Group-plans-to-return-Park-to-prominence BUCKHORN — A new group plans to put Buckhorn Lake back on the map. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:45:33 EST Hazard man shot and killed http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151506151/Hazard-man-shot-and-killed HAZARD — A Hazard man has died as the result of a shooting incident that occurred in Knott County over the weekend. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:45:32 EST Local agencies plan homeless count http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151446734/Local-agencies-plan-homeless-count HAZARD—As day and night temperatures continue to tip closer and closer to the single digits, having a warm place to stay becomes ever more imperative as the days go by. This week, Corner Haven Crisis Center, Hazard and Perry County's... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:30:31 EST Rogers Scholars deadline is Jan. 31 http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151517078/Rogers-Scholars-deadline-is-Jan.-31 The deadline for local high school sophomore students to submit applications for The Center for Rural Development's 2015 Rogers Scholars program is Jan. 31. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:25:31 EST Boy injured in car crash dies http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/151524334/Boy-injured-in-car-crash-dies COMBS — One boy has died following a weekend car crash on Combs Road in Perry County. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:05:31 EST Wildcats’ special season still on track http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151516553/Wildcats-special-season-still-on-track As we enter the last week of January, the Kentucky Wildcats' special season is still on track at 19–0 with games coming up this week at Missouri—Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN—and Saturday in Rupp Arena at 7 p.m. on the SEC... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:31 EST Bulldogs stage comeback on JBS http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151516451/Bulldogs-stage-comeback-on-JBS Early last week, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the June Buchanan Crusaders. The Bulldogs went down big in the first half, but staged a second half comeback that would net them the win. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:15:32 EST Perry girls face Johnson county http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/151507875/Perry-girls-face-Johnson-county Perry Central's Kaylee Fleming goes to the floor after a loose ball.Perry Central's Tori Watts his a three out of the corner.Perry Central's Whitney Evans drives the lane for two. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:05:32 EST Commodores out run Wildcats http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151506319/Commodores-out-run-Wildcats Late last week, the Perry County Central Commodores traveled to Shelby Valley to take on the Wildcats. The Commodores took the early lead, and never looked back as they out ran the Wildcats for the 95-70 win. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:35:31 EST Perry holds off Clay late http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151505245/Perry-holds-off-Clay-late On Thursday, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Clay County Tigers. The two teams managed to avoid each other in the WYMT, and were now looking to see who should be atop the latest polls. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:30:33 EST Hazard avenges loss to Breathitt http://hazard-herald.com/news/photo_gallery-sports/151505364/Hazard-avenges-loss-to-Breathitt Hazard's Jalen Olinger takes on the Breathitt County defender in the paint.Hazard's Hunter Hardy makes a move along the baseline. Hardy had 24 points in the Bulldogs' win over Breathitt County. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:15:32 EST Hazard avenges loss to Breathitt http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151504826/Hazard-avenges-loss-to-Breathitt On Thursday, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the Breathitt County Bobcats. The Bulldogs were looking to avenge a 76-65 loss to the Bobcats just a couple of weeks before. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:05:33 EST Buckhorn squeaks past Leslie http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151504737/Buckhorn-squeaks-past-Leslie Last week, the Buckhorn Wildcats traveled to Leslie County to take on the Eagles. The previous meeting between these two teams would be decided by one point, and took an overtime period. This contest would be just as exciting as it too was decided by... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:55:31 EST Lady Dores roll past Lady Jackets http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/151504636/Lady-Dores-roll-past-Lady-Jackets On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores made the trip to Middlesboro to take on the Lady Yellow Jackets. The Lady Commodores took the early lead, and never looked back as they rolled over their opponent 68-41. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:50:35 EST