Hazard-Herald- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://hazard-herald.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:37:32 EST 1800 KHIP shows similar results across state http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50102858/KHIP-shows-similar-results-across-state HAZARD — The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, reflects the views Kentuckians hold on various health-related issues. The results show that respondents from Eastern Kentucky had similar views... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nursing program granted conditional approval status http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50086373/Nursing-program-granted-conditional-approval-status HAZARD—The School of Nursing at the Hazard Community and Technical College's Hazard campus has been given additional time to improve pass rates among its students so that it will not face more severe action from the Kentucky Board of... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local farm featured in Food Traveler magazine http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50102470/Local-farm-featured-in-Food-Traveler-magazine ROWDY — Bon Appétit Appalachia, described by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as a culinary map-guide designed to increase tourism to Appalachia by showcasing its local food and agritourism offerings, was unveiled earlier this... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police arrest two for alleged burglary http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50105113/Police-arrest-two-for-alleged-burglary HAZARD—Two people are in jail this week after allegedly burglarizing an unoccupied house in downtown Hazard on Friday. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fiscal court votes to close road http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/50091175/Fiscal-court-votes-to-close-road HAZARD — Approximately 30 people packed the courtroom of the Perry County Fiscal Court on Wednesday, July 23, for a special meeting concerning the temporary closure of Clear Fork Branch Road in Grapevine. Despite the concerns raised by many of... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Fiscal court approves transfer of graves, grant filing http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50090729/Fiscal-court-approves-transfer-of-graves-grant-filing HAZARD — Thirty to 35 graves in a section of an abandoned Perry County cemetery will be removed and relocated after the Perry County Fiscal Court approved a resolution to do so at its monthly meeting last week. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cordia High School receives sanctions from KHSAA http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50100185/Cordia-High-School-receives-sanctions-from-KHSAA LEXINGTON - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man shoots trespasser in Slemp http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50101948/Man-shoots-trespasser-in-Slemp SLEMP — The Perry County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of a shooting around 6 p.m. Monday in Slemp. Chief Deputy Tony Eversole said an individual shot a trespasser in Owens Branch, near Leatherwood. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry 9/10 wins state crown http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-sports/50101460/Hazard-Perry-9/10-wins-state-crown Last week, the Hazard-Perry 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars made the trip to Bowling Green to participate in the state tournament. When the red brick dust had cleared, the local all-stars had captured the state crown with a 9-7 win over Bowling Green... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry nabs junior league title http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-sports/50101269/Hazard-Perry-nabs-junior-league-title After losing their first game with Paintsville, Hazard-Perry was able to pull over an exciting win to force a third game for the title. This game would follow the same pattern as the second, and would go to the very last at bat to be... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry stays alive with marathon run http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50101195/Hazard-Perry-stays-alive-with-marathon-run Hazard-Perry advanced to the championship round, but would have to defeat Paintsville twice to capture the title. The first game would be a roller coaster ride that would end with an 11 inning marathon. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry eliminates Richmond http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50101134/Hazard-Perry-eliminates-Richmond In their third game of the tournament, the Hazard-Perry junior league took on the team from Richmond. This time, the loser would go home, while the winning team would have to beat Paintsville twice for the title. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry falls 3-8 to Paintsville http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50101085/Hazard-Perry-falls-3-8-to-Paintsville The Hazard-Perry junior league took on Paintsville in round two to their tournament. This game would not go so well as Paintsville staged a late rally to take the 3-8 win. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry opens with win over Richmond http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50101007/Hazard-Perry-opens-with-win-over-Richmond The Hazard-Perry junior league started their tournament with the home standing team, Richmond. They were able to get a complete game shutout from Ryan Couch, and move into the second round with the 4-0 win. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Hazard-Perry 13/14 year old win state title http://hazard-herald.com/news/sports/50100961/Hazard-Perry-13/14-year-old-win-state-title The Hazard-Perry 13/14 year old baseball team participated in the state junior league tournament this past week. The team played five games in the tournament, and came home with the title. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jobless rates fall in 117 counties http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/50056754/Jobless-rates-fall-in-117-counties HAZARD—New unemployment numbers for June have been released that show Perry County as one of the 117 counties in the state that has seen a drop in unemployment rates in the last year. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Perry takes first step toward river trail designation http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/311719/Perry-takes-first-step-toward-river-trail-designation HAZARD—Officials in Perry County have been working for the last year to make Hazard and the surrounding area part of the Kentucky River Trail, and the first real step in that process started over the weekend. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County young people attend SOAR group meeting http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/324024/County-young-people-attend-SOAR-group-meeting BUCKHORN —- Last week, more than a dozen young people convened at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park to discuss important topics related to the future of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Faster, easier website unveiled today http://hazard-herald.com/news/news-notice_box/329690/Faster-easier-website-unveiled-today The Hazard Herald is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.hazard-herald.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Unlikely friendship lands deal on national television http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/309250/Unlikely-friendship-lands-deal-on-national-television VIPER —- A national television network crew will soon be making its way to a hollow in Viper, but not for the reasons most might expect. No, this story won't be the usual fare that seems to interest the world beyond the mountains —... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST