Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting Tuesday evening downtown Hazard held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.Judge-Executive Scott Alexander and others gathered in front of the Perry County Courthouse as the tree was lit at around 6 p.m., kicking off ‘Christmas in a small town’.The tree is synchronized to 50 different Christmas carols.There was also a community…

Saving Children In Rural Kentucky

Saving Children In Rural Kentucky A national partnership comprised of Save the Children, StriveTogether, Partners for Education at Berea College in Kentucky and the Annie E. Casey Foundation has announced plans to invest $1.2 million over the next three years into Whitley and Perry counties in Kentucky to help children in rural communities. …

KY Christmas Tree Farm Suffers

KY Christmas Tree Farm Suffers A soggy spring followed by a summer drought has hurt the Christmas tree crop on at least one Kentucky farm.Elizabeth Werkmeister Shafer told The Courier Journal she lost half of the 600 trees she planted this year at her Werkmeister Christmas Tree Farm in Bullitt County.After an unusually wet…

Pardon By Governor Matt Bevin

Pardon By Governor Matt Bevin A pardon by Governor Matt Bevin sets a man free following a conviction from a deadly crash. Justin Wibbles was serving a 20 year sentence, convicted of wanton murder in 2016. The crash happened in 2014.Investigators said Wibbles hit a van head-on, killing the driver.Wibbles was driving more than…

Visit To The Freedom House

Visit To The Freedom House U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and White House Drug Czar Jim Carroll were in Eastern Kentucky Monday afternoon.They visited a center in Manchester, called the Freedom House, which aims to help people fighting addiction and the impacts of the opioid crisis in Kentucky.”But today we are here celebrating.…

Help For Teens Quitting Smoking

Help For Teens Quitting Smoking Kentucky health officials are offering help for teenagers who want to quit using tobacco products, including smoking and vaping.The service is free and can be reached by calling or texting (855) 891-9989. The program, called “My Life, My Quit,” connects the teen to a “quit coach” who will provide…

KY High School Senior Chosen For Parade

KY High School Senior Chosen For Parade A Kentucky high school senior has been chosen to play tuba with the Great American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports Trent Woolard had to go through a strenuous audition process that began in March.The 18 year old lives in Owensboro and…

KY Counties Chosen For Election Audit

KY Counties Chosen For Election Audit The Kentucky attorney general’s office says six counties have been chosen for post-general election audits.Assistant Deputy Attorney General Michael Wright says the counties selected at random were Boyle, Gallatin, Henderson, Kenton, Oldham and Powell. Kentucky’s general election was Nov. 5.The attorney general’s office says the counties’ selection doesn’t…