'Baby Elena' remembered in Kentucky on her second birthday, after mother charged with killing her
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — Tuesday marks what would have been the second birthday of Elena Hembree. She was 17 months old when she died, and her mother was charged with killing her in Bell County, Kentucky. The Mayor of Middlesboro announced Feb. 20 would mark Elena Hembree Day to raise...
Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t.
They're all losing population because deaths outnumber births and net in-migration but beneath the surface, some Southwest localities have become population magnets. The post Some counties in Southwest Virginia are seeing a big influx of newcomers. Others aren’t. appeared first on Cardinal News.
Harlan Elementary wins academic title
The Harlan Elementary Academic team took home their division’s Kentucky Governor’s Cup Title close on the heels of Harlan High School’s recent win, cinching the Harlan Independent School District’s sweeping of the district competition for the fifth consecutive year. According to a press release, the Harlan Independent School District’s high school, middle school and elementary […] The post Harlan Elementary wins academic title appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
One man pronounced dead in Harlan Co.
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Harlan County Coroner’s Office was notified by Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 10 of a dead body in the Baxter community. Officials with KSP reported that the body was found in a commercial coal truck in the Dollar General parking lot on Sukey Ridge.
Bears knock off 16th Region’s top team on a record-breaking night
For more local sports coverage, check out our partners at Harlan County Sports. By John Henson Contributing Sports Writer With seven games against teams ranked in the Courier-Journal’s preseason top 25 list, not to mention several top out-of-state squads in tournaments in Bristol and Louisville, Harlan County coach Kyle Jones wanted to make sure he […] The post Bears knock off 16th Region’s top team on a record-breaking night appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Eastern Ky. towns fight to recover from opioid epidemic, with help from newcomers and recovering addicts, national author reports
In early 2020, Mandi Fugate Sheffel, 42, opened a tiny bookstore in her hometown of Hazard. Everyone thought she was crazy. Downtown Hazard was a forbidding place to start any business, much less a bookstore. Most coal mines that once supported the area had closed. Many brick buildings from Hazard’s heyday were gone, bequeathing a gap-toothed look to Main Street.
BCHS DECA students place at regional competition
Several Bell County High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students competed for the first time at the DECA regional competition, and finished within the top three of their subject matter. These students are headed to state competition in Louisville: Kaleigh Dozier- 3rd place in KY Sports Marketing, Michaelyn Dye- 1st place Personal Finance, […] The post BCHS DECA students place at regional competition appeared first on Middlesboro News.
Wynn’s birthday celebration includes seven 3s as Lady Dragons rout McCreary
For more local sports coverage, visit our partners at Harlan County Sports. By John Henson Contributing Sports Writer Harlan junior wing Aymanni Wynn celebrated her 18th birthday with a 3-point party Saturday afternoon, hitting seven of 14 in a 23-point night as the Lady Dragons coasted to a 65-37 win over visiting McCreary Central. […] The post Wynn’s birthday celebration includes seven 3s as Lady Dragons rout McCreary appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Hazard, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Pineville High School basketball team will have a game with Perry County Central High School on February 22, 2024, 18:30:00 CST.
ARH Mountain Student Achiever: Mark Gabriel Lingar
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Mark Gabriel Lingar is an ARH Mountain Student Achiever. Lingar is a senior at Bell County High School, where he has a 4.25 GPA. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA or better throughout high school, and he is on track to graduate with an Associate’s degree in science.
Staying mild as next system looms
HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We are tracking more dry weather in the short term, but our next rainmaker is looming later this week. High pressure will bring another dry and cool night to the mountains. Lows dip into the lower-30s under a mostly clear sky. Our warming trend will continue...
10-year-old girl grazed by bullet on Jones Avenue
A 10-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet on Sunday, Feb 18 at the intersection of St. Stephens Road and Jones Avenue, according to police.
Noah breaks county scoring record with 38-point night against Boyd
For more local sports coverage, check out our partners at Harlan County Sports. By John Henson Contributing Sports Writer Trent Noah wrote his name in the Harlan County sports history books with 6:07 left in Saturday’s game against visiting Boyd County when he caught a deflected pass in the lane and went in for a […] The post Noah breaks county scoring record with 38-point night against Boyd appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.
Person identified after deadly Perry Co. fire
PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - ***UPDATE***. The Perry County Coroner has identified Calvin Williams, 61 as the man who died in a house fire in the Bonnyman community on Saturday morning. ***ORIGINAL STORY***. The Hazard Fire Department (HFD) confirmed one man is dead following a mobile home fire Saturday morning.
Perry woman charged with child endangerment
A Perry County woman was arrested on various charges after, Kentucky State Police said, she fled from police and resisted arrest while holding her four-year-old child. According to an arrest citation written by Trooper Nathan Roark, on Feb. 7, KSP Post 13 received a call reporting that Jennifer Fugate, 33, of Krypton Lick Branch Road, Krypton, was intoxicated while in charge of her four-year-old child and had active warrants for her arrest.
No. 2 Harlan County rolls past Boyd County
HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The No. 2 Harlan County Black Bears hosted the top team in the 16th Region, the Boyd County Lions, on Saturday. The Black Bears led by nine early after Jaycee Carter sank a 3-pointer from the right wing. After one period, Harlan County led 18-11.
Perry County, KY High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 20
If you reside in Perry County, Kentucky and try to stay on top of all the local high school basketball action, you've come to the right place. Below, we offer all the details you need for how to watch the games today. Follow high school basketball this season on the...
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Hazard as of 2024-02-21. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Pineville’s Sawyer Thompson reaches 2,000 career points
PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Pineville junior guard Sawyer Thompson reached the 2,000-career points milestone in their Monday night game against Middlesboro. Thompson finished with 34 points against cross-town rival Middlesboro. Thompson has led the team in scoring and rebounding with 24.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game along with shooting...
Without McLendon, Dragons struggle in loss at South Laure
South Laurel welcomed Jordan Mabe, its best player, back from an injury in a win over Bell County on Thursday. Harlan played without its best player on Saturday as Kyler McLendon rested an ankle he injured Tuesday at Knox Central. The Cardinals are 2-0 since Mabe returned, including a 66-41 victory against the visiting Dragons. […] The post Without McLendon, Dragons struggle in loss at South Laure appeared first on Harlan Enterprise.