KHAZ Country Music News: George Jones Sets Sales Records Since His Death

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In the three days following his death, George Jones’ album sales surged more than 1000 percent, according to Billboard. The country legend sold 35,000 copies this week, compared to only 3000 the previous week.  Four collections make the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, with 16 Greatest Hits becoming Jones’ highest-charting CD ever, at number 42. Jones […]

State Legislators on a Fishing Trip Today

Milford Lake

A contingent of approximately 30 Kansas legislators will be fishing at Milford Lake, near Manhattan today. The event sponsored by the Independent Association of Kansas Insurance Agents and supported by the Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is called the Larry McGill Sportsman’s Challenge. The Assistant Director for the Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau […]

Madrid’s Sunday Air Show Crash (New Video)

Madrid air show crash

A dozen people were injured following an airshow crash Sunday near Madrid, Spain. Amateur video of the crash shows the pilot, 35-year-old Ladislao Tejedor, coming low to the ground in front of about 3,000 people when the aircraft disappears behind a hangar.

Rep. Couture-Lovelady on Legislative Wrap Up Session

Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-Palco

  The Legislature is set to go to work again this week to reconcile differences between remaining House and Senate bills – mainly budget and taxation issues. Dozens of bills have been worked and put to a vote. While nearly every bill is of importance, the following is a brief overview of bills that are […]

Groundbreaking at the Airport Today

Hays Regional Airport

Members of the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce and the public are invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremonies at the Hays Regional Airport, 3950 East 8th Street this afternoon at 5:15 p.m.   The event will mark the start of work on rehabilitation of the airport’s major runway. The work will not change the daily […]

Hollywood Comes to Ellis County

The red carpet was rolled out for Ellis and Rush county residents for the annual Relay for Life cancer survivor’s dinner at Victoria Elementary School. The special evening was organized to give survivors a chance to visit, have a night out and celebrate their victories over cancer. “It’s important for all of us to be […]

Thousands Of Kansas Youths Involved In Crashes


(AP) – While seat belt usage drops off dramatically after toddlerhood, new research shows older children are involved in thousands of traffic crashes each year in Kansas. Kansas State University civil engineers worked with the Kansas Department of Transportation and a research program to analyze crash data. They found that children from 4 to 13 […]

Kiwanis Celebration Tuesday


The Kiwanis Club of Hays will be celebrating 60 years on Tuesday, May 7th. The Kansas District of Kiwanis was established on May 7th 1953. Kiwanis members and guests will be gathering together to celebrate the occasion starting at 6:30pm at the Robbins Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University .  District Governor Mary […]