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HCTC welcomes Sharae Collins to nursing faculty

New nursing teacher Sharae Collins believes in communication and she wants her students to ask questions and explore. “I’m a very communicative teacher,” noted the Hazard Community and Technical College faculty member, who began Sept. 1 at the college where she graduated from in 2017.  In addition to good communication, Collins stresses to her students […]

Community News KY Transportation Dist 10 NEWS

Transportation Cabinet makes plans to repair, reopen Mountain Parkway

Westbound lanes near Powell-Wolfe line closed since late July due to sinkhole beneath the pavement JACKSON, Ky.  – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with efforts to repair and reopen a section of the Mountain Parkway in Powell County near the Wolfe County line. The westbound lanes of this vital transportation artery for eastern Kentucky have […]

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US 460 in Morgan County to be closed for bridge repairs beginning Sept. 21

Replacement of deck, beams planned for Robin Holbrook Memorial Bridge at White Oak JACKSON, Ky.  – Drivers who use US 460 at White Oak in Morgan County will have to find an alternate route beginning Monday, Sept. 21. The bridge crossing White Oak Creek at milepoint 25.45 will be closed for up to 60 days for repairs. […]

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Meca Chiong Arocha joins HCTC nursing faculty

Hazard Community and Technical College welcomes Meca Chiong Arocha to the nursing faculty. She brings with her emergency room, medical surgical, telemetry, obstetric, labor and delivery and critical care nursing experience. Arocha is fulfilling her lifelong dream of teaching, after working 14 years in a hospital. “I am so excited to share the clinical knowledge I have gained. […]

Auto Accident Death Investigation KSP Press Release NEWS

KSP Conducting Fatal Collision Investigation in Letcher County

Making, KY. (August 31, 2020) – On Monday, August 31, 2020, at approximately 10:00 AM, Troopers from Post 13 responded to a two vehicle collision in the Mayking community of Letcher County. Preliminary investigation indicates David Day, 30, of Whitesburg, was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer south on US 119 when his vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes. […]

Eastern District of Kentucky NEWS U.S. Department of Justice

Whitesburg Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

LONDON, Ky. – A Whitesburg, Ky., woman, Sherry Thomas, 50, pleaded guilty on Thursday, before U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, admitting to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to her plea agreement, Thomas was employed as the office manager and bookkeeper for the Carbon River Coal Corporation, from the 1980s until January 2019.  While […]