Hazard-Herald- RSS news Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/news http://hazard-herald.com/section/news Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:06:19 EST 1800 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 Lawyer shaves head to support friend http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50330592/Lawyer-shaves-head-to-support-friend HAZARD —One Hazard attorney created quite a “buzz” last week after he did his part to help out a local police officer who is fighting for his life. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:56:06 EST Food City kicks off 2014-15 School Bucks program http://hazard-herald.com/news/news_education/50320005/Food-City-kicks-off-2014-15-School-Bucks-program ABINGDON, Va. – As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of their 2014-2015 School Bucks Program. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:08 EST Boil water advisory lifted http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50349934/Boil-water-advisory-lifted HAZARD — The City of Hazard lifted a boil water advisory issued on Thursday, August 15, for the communities of Krypton and Campbell Creek Mountain. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:12:04 EST Foundation begins Run for the Hills campaign http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50316980/Foundation-begins-Run-for-the-Hills-campaign HAZARD — The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky held a “Dine to Donate” Run for the Hills kickoff celebration at Applebee's on Friday. The event served as the beginning of a three-month, donation-matching campaign to raise... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:10 EST High schools offer dual-credit classes http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50318549/High-schools-offer-dual-credit-classes HAZARD—Juniors and seniors in the Perry County School System now have the opportunity to shave off at least a year of college credits before they have even donned their caps and gowns. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:01:07 EST Home Lumber Co. celebrates 100 years http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50316953/Home-Lumber-Co.-celebrates-100-years HAZARD — The Home Lumber Company of Hazard celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. Members of the Morton family, who own the company, and a large crowd of community leaders, employees, friends, and faithful customers gathered in the... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:09 EST Fashion show raises money for local officer http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50316936/Fashion-show-raises-money-for-local-officer HAZARD — A fashion show fundraiser, held at The Forum at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard, generated $1,900, all of which will be donated in aid of Hazard Police Department Lt. Paul Campbell. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:50:04 EST Court hears ongoing family feud case http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50318525/Court-hears-ongoing-family-feud-case Editor's Note: In the original published version of this story, published online on August 19 and in print on August 20, the article read that an argument erupted in Perry County Fiscal Court rather than Perry County Circuit... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:59:06 EST Hamilton to be recognized at EIEA Awards Luncheon http://hazard-herald.com/news/business/50320814/Hamilton-to-be-recognized-at-EIEA-Awards-Luncheon Twelve entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky will share their business success stories as finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program at a regional awards recognition luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8, at The Center... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:37:07 EST Cancer conference is Sept. 12 at King’s Daughters http://hazard-herald.com/news/health/50318162/Cancer-conference-is-Sept.-12-at-Kings-Daughters ASHLAND– The 2014 Regional Cancer Conference, sponsored by King's Daughters Medical Center, brings local and national speakers to Ashland, presenting on the latest topics in the care and treatment of patients with cancer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:21:07 EST Flash flooding hits hard in county http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50317891/Flash-flooding-hits-hard-in-county HAZARD — Flash flooding hit hard in areas of Perry County Monday morning. Torrential downpours caused high waters to threaten homes in hollows and along creek banks. There were reports of damages to some homes in the locations of the flooding,... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:06:05 EST Perry 4-H wins big at state fair http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50323271/Perry-4-H-wins-big-at-state-fair Youth on the Perry County 4-H Avian teams have been meeting throughout the entire summer months working on judging chickens, grading eggs and the quick recall in poultry science. It paid off big time this week at the State 4-H Competition held... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:04 EST Kentucky’s unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50318371/Kentuckys-unemployment-rate-stays-at-7.4-percent FRANKFORT— Kentucky's seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2014 was unchanged from the revised 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:42:03 EST Shaffer named HCTC student services VP http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50318309/Shaffer-named-HCTC-student-services-VP Germaine Shaffer has been named the new Vice President for Student Services at Hazard Community and Technical College, effective July 1. She will be responsible for the delivery of Student Services and serve as the chief student advocate. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:31:05 EST Relocated McDonald’s opens doors http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50300136/Relocated-McDonalds-opens-doors HAZARD—The newly relocated Hazard McDonald's restaurant, which moved from downtown Hazard to the Johnny Cox All-American Drive this month, has officially been opened and christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:10:03 EST City issues boil water advisory http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50297765/City-issues-boil-water-advisory HAZARD—A boil water advisory was issued this week for two communities in Perry County. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:25:02 EST