State & Local

‘We’re still here’ — Jenny Wiley Theatre still open in Prestonsburg location

June 18, 2015
The cast of JWT's production of "Shrek- The Musical" enjoys one final rehearsal before opening the show on Thursday June 11to a sold out house. (Photo by Katrina Short)

By LYDA KENDRICK Mayor of Prestonsburg Les Stapleton, Jenny Wiley Theatre Executive Director Martin Childers, and Park Manager of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Julian Slone all have one thing in common—they want the public to know Jenny Wiley Theatre is still open and active in Prestonsburg.  The theatre has been entertaining and enriching...

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Two arrested for 2013 murder

May 18, 2015

(Hazard, Ky.) – An armed robbery investigation in Hazard Monday morning resulted in the arrest of two Perry County men for the 2013 murders of a mother and daughter. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard were assisting officers with Hazard Police Department in attempting to locate Ronnie M. Everage, who was...

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KSP unveils statue to honor agency service, sacrifice

May 18, 2015
KSP unveils statue to honor agency service, sacrifice

  (Frankfort, Ky.)—The Kentucky State Police has strived to achieve a legacy of service, bravery and sacrifice.  With today’s unveiling of a powerful new symbol, this history will be permanently honored. At nearly 10-feet tall, a masterfully crafted bronze statue, entitled ‘The Trooper,’ rises as the crown of the recently dedicated state police training...

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Perry Co. clinic pharmacy robbed

January 12, 2015

(Cornettsville, Ky.) – A security guard was held at gunpoint and a pharmacy robbed at a Perry County clinic early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a security alarm activation call at the Leatherwood Blackey Clinic in the Cornettsville community at 1:39 a.m.  As a trooper was en route to...

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Ky. Transportation Cabinet among first Waze partners

January 12, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Waze, the real-time, “crowd-sourced” navigation app powered by the world’s largest communities of drivers, have entered into a partnership through the new Waze Connected Citizens program, the company’s largest municipal effort to date. Waze is a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones...

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Local lawmaker charged with DUI

January 12, 2015

FRANKFORT (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky lawmaker has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a state police officer in Frankfort.  Kentucky State Police Sgt. Michael Webb says Republican Sen. Brandon Smith, of Hazard, was stopped by the state trooper for speeding at about 9 p.m. EST Tuesday. Webb...

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Appalachian food and heritage celebrated at Hindman Settlement School

June 4, 2014
Delicious homemade pies were offered to the public free during the Food Summit event. (Photo by Jordan Thomas Hall)

By JORDAN THOMAS HALL The first Appalachian Food Summit: A Celebration of Our Appalachian Food Heritage was held Sunday at the Hindman Settlement School. The multi-state gathering, the first of its kind, brought together authors, chefs, farmers, advocates, scholars and consumers dedicated to preserving traditional Appalachian foodways and supporting a future where farming, local...

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Attorney General Conway’s Election Fraud Hotline gets 205 calls on Primary Election Day

June 4, 2014

Post-election audit to be held within 20 days FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2014) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Election Fraud Hotline received 205 calls from more than 60 counties between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST) during yesterday’s primary election.  Forty-nine calls involved allegations of vote buying/selling. “The Election Fraud...

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Hemp planted in Kentucky following dispute with feds

June 4, 2014

By BRUCE SCHREINER LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) –  Hemp has turned legitimate in Kentucky, where researchers are starting to plant test plots that will help gauge the economic potency of the non-intoxicating plant banned for decades due to its family ties to marijuana. As part of the comeback, University of Kentucky agronomy researchers planted a...

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HCTC grads include Knott students

June 4, 2014

Hazard Community and Technical College honored a total of 646 students for receiving 1,409 credentials during Commencement exercises held Saturday, May 10, in the John Combs Arena of Perry County Central High School. Those students honored from Knott County are: Susan Nichole Adams of Sassafras, Lakeisha Mashae Jacobs Alich of Pippa Passes, Jordan Arlie...

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