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City, county plans Independence Day celebration

The City of Hazard and Perry County are preparing to host the Kentucky River District’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. This year, the celebration will be held on two days, Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, in downtown Hazard. On Friday, July 1, the Queen City Sparkler 5K...
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Ky. community looking for answers after flag stolen from veteran’s memorial

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Questions are being raised after an important part of a roadside makeshift veteran’s memorial in southern Kentucky was taken. Sgt. Glenn Stanfill was killed in 2004 when he was in a crash. The memorial was put up alongside the Hal Rogers Parkway in Manchester in his honor and memory, and now just recently they have had to replace the flag, not once, but twice.
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Harlan Independent Middle School welcomes new principal

Harlan Independent Middle School will have a new principal in place for the upcoming school year, with current Harlan Independent High School teacher Mike Bolton selected to fill the position. Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton gave some background on the new assistant principal. “Mike Bolton is a 20-year veteran...
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City of Hazard opens splashpad downtown

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kids in Hazard now have another area to cool off this summer. The City of Hazard recently opened a splash pad next to the farmers market pavilion downtown, hoping to provide another space for kids to come and enjoy themselves during the warmer months. Hazard City...
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Chances for showers and storms around to start the holiday weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The heat will continue into the long weekend for a lot of folks. The chances for showers and storms also increase, especially on the front end of it. After starting off mild and muggy, we should see a mix of sun and clouds around for the first parts of Friday, some scattered chances for showers and storms will be around this afternoon. Some of those could be on the stronger side, but as of right now, we are not under a severe risk for today. Highs will top out in the upper 80s for most locations before the rain hits.
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FDA advisors recommend updated COVID booster shots for Fall

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisors voted Tuesday it is time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants. ”There hasn’t been a huge uptake on that yet and I think it’s because the numbers...
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Scattered storm chances ramp up into the Fourth of July Weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - While it was nice to not have to deal with scattered showers and storms earlier this week, we do need some rain around the region. And luckily for us, it looks like we’ve got plenty of opportunities in the extended forecast. Tonight through Tomorrow Night.
HAZARD, KY

SOAR Focus Summit held, promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in Hazard

In preparation for the upcoming SOAR Summit to be held later this year, Hazard hosted a SOAR Focus Summit, presented by Kentucky Power and Kentucky Innovation, on June 23-24. During the SOAR Focus Summit, the City of Hazard hosted more than 300 professionals from across the region to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference largely took place at Hazard Community and Technical College, but an opening reception was held in downtown Hazard on June 23, allowing participants to see the growth of businesses located downtown.
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Name released in deadly Bell County crash

BALKAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County woman is dead after a single car crash Tuesday evening. According to officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, one car was traveling along KY-2012 near the intersection with Balkan Road when the car crashed. 42-year-old Elizabeth Noe of Balkan was...
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WYMT partners with Kentucky Blood Center for Summer blood drive

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - You can help save a life on Friday, July 1!. WYMT is partnering with the Kentucky Blood Center to host a Summer blood drive. Donors can give blood in the Bloodmobile outside our station at 199 Black Gold Blvd. in Hazard from 3-7 p.m. Everyone who...
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Personal Tragedy Inspires Holly Howell’s Commitment to Serve

Even as a child, FNU alumni Holly Howell, MSN, CNM, knew she wanted to be a nurse. It was a not-so-subtle nudge that pushed her in the right direction. “At a very young age, I have a very vivid memory of my aunt, heavily pregnant, asking me to feel her belly, and the baby made a really large movement,” Howell said. “In my head, it’s still the largest movement I’ve ever felt from a baby. I was fascinated and intrigued by it. From then on, I knew that I wanted to work in the maternal-child field. I wanted to deliver babies. It was my end goal. I’m really proud of myself that I made it, and I’m doing it.”
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Queen City Sparkler 5K Color Run kicks off Friday

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Appalachian Arts Alliance will host its second annual Queen City Sparkler 5K Color Run and Walk on Friday in downtown Hazard. Registration begins at 7:00 p.m. with the race starting at 8:00 p.m. There is a $35.00 registration fee that includes a t-shirt but there is a limited number of shirts.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell visits Hazard, speaks on various topics

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Hazard Community and Technical College was host to U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell touched on a variety of topics impacting the nation. He talked about the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade which allowed abortions in the country. Once the Supreme Court...
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