Hazard-Herald- RSS NEWS Feed http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS http://hazard-herald.com/section/NEWS Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:57:52 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 City lifts boil water advisory http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151497215/City-lifts-boil-water-advisory HAZARD —The City of Hazard lifted a boil water advisory originally issued on Tuesday, Jan. 20, for residents of Jordan Street, Sunset Street, Oakhurst Avenue, Oakhurst Avenue to La Citadelle, Sun Valley Terrace, Gorman Ridge, and Butternut... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:35:31 EST Boulder slip causes temporary road closure http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/151466939/Boulder-slip-causes-temporary-road-closure COMBS—Traffic was blocked in the Combs community of Perry County on Friday after a boulder slipping off the hillside above a section of Highway 550 caused officials to close that portion of the road until the boulder could be safely... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:50:33 EST Senator fights DUI charge http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/151447234/Senator-fights-DUI-charge Editor's note: Since press time on Tuesday, Senator Smith has announced he plans to withdraw the motion to use Section 43 of the Kentucky State Constitution as his defense for a DUI charge he received earlier this... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:36 EST Two men arrested for burglary http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151429840/Two-men-arrested-for-burglary Editor's Note: In this week's edition of the Herald, the original version of this story, published in print and online on Jan. 21, contained an error regarding the current status of inmates Felix Herald and Joseph Dale Riley. In the... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:55:32 EST UPDATE: Car crash leaves man dead http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151422817/UPDATE:-Car-crash-leaves-man-dead CORNETTSVILLE — An accident on Highway 699 in the Cornettsville community of Perry County has left one Harlan County man dead. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:40:35 EST Hazard celebrates MLK http://hazard-herald.com/news/home_top-news/151375753/Hazard-celebrates-MLK HAZARD—Martin Luther King, Jr., was celebrated across the country on Monday, and festivities for the National Day of Service lasted throughout the day in Hazard. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:35:31 EST Alleged robber, shooter takes plea deal http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151393797/Alleged-robber-shooter-takes-plea-deal HAZARD—A Perry County man who allegedly shot a witness to a robbery in which he is also a suspect last year has entered into a plea deal this month. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:35 EST Accused coroner’s house burglars face indictments http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151393716/Accused-coroners-house-burglars-face-indictments HAZARD—Two men accused in the burglary of the Perry County Coroner Jimmy Maggard's house in Hazard last October have been indicted on those charges as well as drug related ones. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:33 EST County BOE discusses budget concerns http://hazard-herald.com/news/news/151366304/County-BOE-discusses-budget-concerns HAZARD — Officials with the Perry County Board of Education say several factors could have a major impact on the district's 2014-15 budget. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:32 EST