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Appalachian Big Ideas Festival underway in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Community leaders are celebrating Appalachian heritage and planning for the future in the first Appalachian Big Ideas Festival. Advocates from all across the region gathered as a sign of strength in the mountains. “It is a celebration of who we are as a region, and I...
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Evarts council talks body armor, fire truck

The Evarts City Council held their regular meeting for September on Tuesday, Sept. 20, discussing several issues, including purchasing body armor for the Evarts City Police Department and a truck for the Evarts City Fire Department. Evarts City Clerk Kristi Lamb went over some details following the meeting. “During the...
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Main Street in Jackson to be closed for utility renovation project

Drivers who use a portion of Main Street in Jackson will need to find another route for the next several days, as daytime closures of the road are planned for underground utility repairs. The KY 3068 section of Main Street will be closed between milepoints 0.25 and 0.47 due to...
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Two months after floods hit Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian arts festival is a space to heal

Creative thinkers are a key part of rebuilding Appalachia after this summer's disastrous flooding, "because we know we can't build back the same way as we were living before." That comes from Lora Smith, the organizer of a new event happening this week in Eastern Kentucky called The Appalachian Big Ideas Festival. A key goal, she said, is to help the region reimagine what life could look like in the future while holding space for those affected by flooding to process and heal after two months of recovery efforts.
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Hazard water system under boil water advisory

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The entire Hazard water system is under a boil water advisory until further notice. The City of Hazard Utilities posted the advisory to Facebook at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials say the advisory is due to required maintenance.
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Clay County wins district opener over HC

Harlan County opened its district football schedule on Friday at home against Clay County. The Tigers wasted little time to put away the Black Bears, rolling to a 42-20 win. Tyson Wagers took the opening kickoff and raced 65 yards for a touchdown after 14 seconds of play. HC’s Thomas...
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Big Ideas Festival coming to Hazard, bringing music, food and conversation

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Big Ideas Festival is coming to Hazard, and promises to be a three-day experience of insightful storytelling, arts and culture and community building. The Festival starts on Thursday September 29, and runs through Saturday afternoon, Oct. 1. “We’re going to be focusing on all kinds...
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Kentucky Blood Center holds blood drive at Perry County Public Library

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Blood Center held a blood drive at the Perry County Public Library on Monday. Anyone from the community was invited to come and donate. Those who work with the KBC said they saw an increase of donations after the flood, but say there is still a shortage across the commonwealth.
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