Featured Stories



For months, the Hazard Independent Board of Education has been going through the process of interviewing candidates to hire as the new superintendent for district. On July 1, Sondra Combs assumed the role of superintendent for the Hazard Independent school district, and had her first officia…


Officials said this week a small mistake led to huge consequences after a deputy at the Kentucky River Regional Jail dropped a set of keys inside the facility, ultimately allowing four inmates to escape.

featured top story

Independence Day saw a number of events within Hazard and Perry County as part of the celebration. Events available to the public included a community fish fry, parade, freedom float, live music and a fireworks display. Downtown Coordinator Bailey Richards said the festivities ended up being…


HAZARD — Misty McAlarnis is returning home. Perry Central High School has announced McAlarnis as its new girls’ basketball head coach.

LEXINGTON - One of the best shooters in University of Kentucky women’s basketball history, who displayed her strong playing ability last summer in the team’s foreign tour to Italy will be calling the country home this year as she has signed to play professional basketball for the USE Basket …


The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Softball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.

Arts & Entertainment

Upcoming Events




Latest e-Edition

Online Features