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World's Smallest Shakespeare Festival to be held in Hazard

This week, the Appalachian Arts Alliance, in partnership with Hazard High School and Perry County Central, will present the World's Smallest Shakespeare Festival on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11. The event will be held at the ArtStation Courtyard beginning at 5:30 p.m. each evening, and the performances will...
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KRRJ escaped inmate arrested

Last week, officials with the Kentucky River Regional Jail said Jody Eversole, 35, of Combs, an inmate of the KRRJ who escaped custody last month, was located and apprehended. Eversole, officials said, escaped from KRRJ custody on May 13 and was apprehended on June 3. According to officials with the...
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Showers remain possible overnight as drier conditions work in

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Our Flash Flood Watch has been canceled thanks to all over our showers and storms pushing south of the Kentucky/Tennessee border and out of our area overnight. Tonight through Tomorrow Night. It has been another day of scattered showers and storms dumping very heavy rain across...
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Less than 300 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gov. Beshear’s Thursday report

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Fewer than 300 new COVID-19 cases were announced in Gov. Andy Beshear’s COVID-19 Thursday COVID-19 report. The governor announced 289 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total case number to 461,717. 33 of Thursday’s new cases were children 18 and younger. 275 Kentuckians remain hospitalized...
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Community celebrates 2021 Perry County Relay For Life

Over the weekend, on June 5, the Perry County Relay For Life held its concluding events at the Perry County Park. Each year, several Relay For Life events take place across the world, being staffed and coordinated by volunteers and held in local communities. This year, in an effort to minimize in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Perry County Relay For Life board held several online activities. The group ended the Relay event on Saturday with an empty table ceremony and memory walk to remember those who lost their battle to cancer and support those still fighting their battle.
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Board of Education in a Southeast Kentucky County is Attempting to Remove a Historical Cemetery from It's Property where Indians, Civil War & U.S. Veterans are Buried

MANCHESTER, KY (June 10, 2021) - Even though ClayCoNews is not currently doing any reporting other than official press releases, but due to being contacted several times by members of multiple families in Clay and surrounding southeast Kentucky counties regarding the Hoskins Cemetery in Manchester an exception was made earlier this week in order to look into the matter.

Severe Weather Alert Day: Flash Flood Watch in effect through tonight

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Friday is a WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day. Most of the region has dealt with heavy rain for several days now and it could cause additional issues today. Thanks to the upper-level low still nearby, we will see more waves of showers and storms today, with some of those again dumping a lot of moisture on parts of the region. Continue to keep an eye on your creeks and streams today. So far, we have not had any significant reports of flooding, but a lot of areas have a very saturated ground. There is a Flash Flood Watch out for most of the area until 2 a.m. Saturday. Some areas could see an additional 1-2″ of rain or more very quickly today.
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Man Arrested in Southeast Kentucky for Theft of a Water Meter

HYDEN, KY - The Leslie County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that: Sherman Griffith was arrested by Deputy Shane Wilson for theft of a water meter. According to the report, the meter was taken from from the Pine Patch Park. During an interview with Griffith, he admitted to Deputy Wilson that...
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Lady Commodores advance to 14th Region championship

STANTON — Punching its ticket for the title game, Perry Central doubled up Letcher Central 10-5 in the semifinals of the 14th Region Softball Tournament on Monday, June 7. Kim Hughes picked up the win in the circle for Perry Central. Hughes allowed five runs on nine hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking zero.
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Appalachia’s Christmas in June continues in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Christmas in June continues in parts of Eastern Kentucky. Today in Clay County, toys, books, games and snacks were given to children at Clay County Middle School. This effort has been going on all month long thanks to the Christian Appalachian Project, Marine Toys for...
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“You don’t need to be scared of it” : VOA hosts Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio to encourage vaccination in Southeastern Kentucky

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - With restrictions easing and the country working towards returning to a sense of normalcy, there is still hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine. “Is it skepticism about the effectiveness? Concerns about the safety and whether or not there will be significant side effects and then we’ve been able to bring medical professionals to our staff and clients to be able to engage and really important conversations around the science behind all of this,” said President and CEO of VOA Mid-States, Jennifer Hancock.
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RAM Free Clinic held in Hazard, hundreds served

On June 5-6, hundreds of people were able to receive free vision, dental and medical care during the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Clinic held in Hazard. Some were local, while others drove hours from other states to receive the care they needed. Remote Area Medical is a major non-profit...
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Scattered showers continue through Friday, drier air by this weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Scattered showers and storms continue to move through the mountains. Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel with drier air settling into our area by this weekend. Tonight through Friday night. Another warm, muggy evening is in store for our area. Scattered showers...
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Part of KY 2058 in Leslie County closed starting June 10

LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that a portion of KY 2058 (mile point 3.26) in Leslie County will be closed beginning Thursday, June 10. The closure is necessary due to slide repair operations, and the roadway is expected to re-open on Thursday, June...
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Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Agency celebrates 20 years on Morton Blvd.

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Janet Smith Agency celebrated a huge milestone on Wednesday. The agency celebrated 20 years at its Morton Boulevard location in Hazard. Janet Smith told WYMT at least 100 people joined in on a customer appreciation day that included food and door prizes.
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Echoing in the mountains

It’s somehow fitting that one of the last hurrahs for live music in Eastern Kentucky, pre-COVID-19 was a massive three-show run by native son Tyler Childers at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. From all accounts, the New Year’s Eve-themed concerts met and exceeded expectations, with Childers absolutely tearing the house down.