We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

featured top story
  • Updated
  • Comments

Hazard Community and Technical College held its annual Tree Week from Oct. 9-16, as they celebrated the trees and green spaces around the area with friends, neighbors and communities.

  • Comments

Kentucky Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates are kicking off the month of October with their annual Donate Life Pumpkin Decorating Contest. The annual competition is part of a seasonal effort to spread awareness around the importance of organ and tissue donation.

  • Updated
  • Comments

This week, drivers who use KY 2022, also called Squabble Creek Road, in extreme southern Owsley County areas and extreme western Perry County areas should be prepared for road closures and lengthy detours.

featured
  • Comments

Hazard native and local author Joey Webb is celebrating October and the spooky season by encouraging the community’s support of his recently released horror stories that came out in March of this year. Webb said he began writing at an early age, with science fiction and horror being his favo…

  • Comments

During the Sept. 28 Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce meeting, superintendents of the Hazard Independent and Perry County School Districts discussed measures their facilities have taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provided a community update.

featured top story
  • Comments

On Sept. 30, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) held the annual Sworn Awards Ceremony in Lexington to honor 55 troopers and officers who put on a uniform each day to patrol Kentucky’s neighborhoods with a mission of serving and protecting their fellow citizens. The achievement awards presented …

On Saturday, Sept. 25, Tim Deaton, executive director of the Appalachian Arts Alliance, visited the Perry County Central Drama's Commodore Players and made a donation to the PCCHS drama program. Senior class drama students Macie Moore and Ethan Hopper gratefully accepted the $250 contributio…

Last week, Sept. 25, the Perry County Central Drama's Commodore Players welcomed performers from the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) to their stage this week. The MCT came to Hazard to perform “The Snow Queen” with the community's youth thanks to Timothy Deaton and the Appalachian Arts All…

  • Comments

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, officials with the Kentucky River Regional Jail (KRRJ) have continued to monitor cases within the inmate population, and have taken several measures to mitigate risks of spreading COVID-19 within the jail.

On Sept. 24, Sinister Shades held their opening day at their new location. Thus business is now located across from NU2U by the old MC Napier school. “We hope this gives all of our loyal customers a more convenient location to bring their vehicles,” said the business in an online statement. …

  • Comments

PAINTSVILLE — This weekend marks the inaugural Alleyfest at the Alley on Main, which will be taking place parallel to the City of Paintsville's new Autumn Fest, a new festival aimed at allowing local non-profits to fundraise in lieu of a cancelled Kentucky Apple Festival. Alley on Main owner…

featured
  • Comments

Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) nursing students have been able to lend a helping hand to the staff at Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) who have struggled to serve their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. HCTC staff said they are proud of their students who have…

  • Comments

With wildfires raging in the western United States, Kentuckians are reminded that as the state enters its Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season on Oct. 1, their actions can make a big difference in the number and severity of fires in the commonwealth.

  • Comments

In an effort to support strained Kentucky hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear announced last week that a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) team he requested arrived at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Hazard on Sept. 22 and will stay for two weeks.