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A Leslie County teenager was killed Monday when, according to Kentucky State Police, the vehicle she was driving collided with a commercial ve…

Company cites poor economic conditions in statement released Monday

Ammar’s, Inc., the parent company of Magic Mart, announced recently that, after 97 years of operation, it would be closing all of its Magic Mart stores, including the store located in Hazard.

Magic Mart, which has stores located in southern West Virginia, southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, said, in a statement Monday, that they are ceasing operations and will begin the process of liquidation.

A Hazard man is facing charges connected to the recent robbery of banks in Manchester and Hyden.

According to a statement from the Manchester Police Department, on June 22, Clay County 911 received a hold-up alarm call from the First National Bank of Manchester, Manchester Square Branch.

While officers were responding, a 911 call was made from the bank confirming an armed robbery had just taken place, the statement said.

A Hyden man was arrested Tuesday after, police said, he attempted to kidnap a minor at a busy Hazard shopping center.

According to a statement from the Hazard Police Department, several officers responded to the Daniel Boone Plaza after the department received a call at approximately 11:30 a.m. from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office. 

According to a statement released by the Kentucky State Police, a three-car collision claimed the life of a Berea man last Friday. 

KSP said in a statement that Brent Collins, 44 was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla March 23 when he attempted to pass an S-10 truck. Collins then hit a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on and was redirected into the S-10 he was passing, KSP said.