Hazard Schools Reopen Later

Hazard Schools Reopen Later Hazard Independent Schools released a statement saying they will be delaying the start day for school this fall.The board met and decided to push the start date for students until Monday, August 24 due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. There will be a Facebook Live meeting…

Daniel Boone Festival Cancelled

Daniel Boone Festival Cancelled The Daniel Boone Festival Committee decided to cancel the 2020 festival that was supposed to take place October 4-10 in Barbourville.In a statement, the committee said, “Putting on a festival of this size is a huge responsibility but pales in comparison to the responsibility we have of ensuring the festival…

Education Commissioner Awarded Contract

Education Commissioner Awarded Contract Kentucky’s new education commissioner, Jason Glass, was given a four-year contract with an annual salary of $260,000 by the Board of Education.Glass’s contract begins Sept. 14. The Brandenburg, Kentucky, native has been superintendent of Colorado’s second largest school district, Jeffco Public Schools in the metro Denver area, since 2017.He will…

Statue Stays

Statue Stays County officials in western Kentucky have decided to keep a century-old Confederate statue at the community’s courthouse.The Calloway County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Wednesday morning to leave the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee where it stands, The Paducah Sun reported.The decision came despite calls over the last six weeks for…

Mountain Heritage Festival Cancelled

Mountain Heritage Festival Cancelled 2020 would have marked the 38th year of the Mountain Heritage Festival in Whitesburg.The board of the festival met for months thinking of ways they could still hold the festival while not contributing to the spread of COVID 19.“But, there was no feasible way to do it. We talked about…