Hazard-Herald- RSS NEWS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:38:15 EST 1800 Center for rural health joins UCM http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50421938/Center-for-rural-health-joins-UCM The University Center of the Mountains (UCM) is pleased to welcome a new partner, the University of Kentucky's Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH). The addition of this new partner brings two new bachelor's degrees, a new... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:05:04 EST Brian W. Stewart retires from HCTC http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50421300/Brian-W.-Stewart-retires-from-HCTC Brian Stewart is retiring as Instructional Specialist with the Math & Sciences Division at Hazard Community and Technical College, effective Aug. 31. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:06 EST Roy G. Elem. launches new childhood ed. program http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50420622/Roy-G.-Elem.-launches-new-childhood-ed.-program HAZARD – Roy G. Eversole Elementary School in Hazard is one of 14 statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies,... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:13:04 EST Courts reverse ruling in Napier assault case http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50419336/Courts-reverse-ruling-in-Napier-assault-case HAZARD—A Perry County man who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for felony assault after allegedly shooting another man has had his case overturned due to issues with evidence from the Commonwealth's Attorney in the case. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:26:04 EST Police search for Knott Co. Subway robber http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50419325/Police-search-for-Knott-Co.-Subway-robber MALLIE – The robbery of a Knott County business late Sunday evening has officers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 searching for an armed suspect. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:04 EST Domestic dispute results in shots fired http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50419308/Domestic-dispute-results-in-shots-fired MAYKING – An argument between family members at a residence on Cram Creek, in the Mayking community of Letcher County, resulted in one man being hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds over the weekend. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:02 EST Mayor gives address on state of Hazard http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50416523/Mayor-gives-address-on-state-of-Hazard HAZARD—Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce members and other local community members gathered in the council chamber of Hazard City Hall Tuesday morning for the chamber's monthly meeting, and to hear Mayor Nan Gorman's state of... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:32:03 EST County board sets tax rates, keeps things positive http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50399250/County-board-sets-tax-rates-keeps-things-positive HAZARD — The Perry County Board of Education held its first meeting of the new school year last Thursday. Superintendent Jonathan Jett said he felt like things had gotten off to a great start. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:42:02 EST Court debates electrical permits, inmate healthcare http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50399230/Court-debates-electrical-permits-inmate-healthcare HAZARD — Slight controversy over the issuance of electrical work permits and the provision of inmate healthcare at the Kentucky River Regional Jail enlivened the Perry County Fiscal Court's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:03 EST Fire causes minimal damage in Wabaco http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50417566/Fire-causes-minimal-damage-in-Wabaco HAZARD — A small structure fire broke out at 121 Rowl Street in the Wabaco community of Hazard on Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Sam Stacy with the Hazard Fire Deparment said a call was received at 1:18 p.m. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:38:08 EST Commodore Players announce fall play cast http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50414163/Commodore-Players-announce-fall-play-cast The award winning Commodore Players Drama Company of Perry County Central High School are excited to announce the student-cast for their upcoming fall production, playwright Craig Sodaro's “Hercules.” Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:37:06 EST Hundreds support Cam-Run event http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50399290/Hundreds-support-Cam-Run-event CHAVIES — Heavy fog and the threat of rain couldn't prevent a large crowd of runners and supporters from participating in the Cameron Hoskins 5k/10k Run/Walk in Chavies Saturday morning. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:36:06 EST Buckhorn Lodge celebrates 50 years http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50399323/Buckhorn-Lodge-celebrates-50-years BUCKHORN — State and city officials, along with the staff of the Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, gathered at the park over the weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buckhorn Lodge. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:29:03 EST Storms continue to wreak havoc http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50383112/Storms-continue-to-wreak-havoc HAZARD—After a week full of torrential thunderstorms and flash floods, community members around Perry County have been dealing with some rather soggy situations. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:11:06 EST Are elementary school start times too early for young children? http://hazard-herald.com/news/news_education/50413434/Are-elementary-school-start-times-too-early-for-young-children LEXINGTON — It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) groan for “just a little... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:53:07 EST WYMT-News launches new channel http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50414741/WYMT-News-launches-new-channel HAZARD—WYMT is proud to announce the launch of Eastern Kentucky's newest local television channel. WYMT.2 is now home to THIS TV's award winning films, box office hits and retro TV series, plus lots of local programming. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:04:11 EST City commission votes to raise property taxes http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50335606/City-commission-votes-to-raise-property-taxes HAZARD—For what many officials said may be the first time ever, the Hazard City Commission voted to raise property taxes in the city limits during its regular monthly meeting Monday night. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:03:08 EST County pensions may cause liabilities http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50317861/County-pensions-may-cause-liabilities HAZARD—Small and local government entities in the Commonwealth might be in for a rude awakening in 2015 when the federal government's new accounting standard forces new pension liabilities to be reported by the state as well as those... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:06 EST ‘Warrior’ mentality under fire http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50333291/Warrior-mentality-under-fire Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:51:04 EST City issues boil water advisory http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50367242/City-issues-boil-water-advisory HAZARD — A boil water advisory was issued today for the Fourseam community of Perry County. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:37:04 EST