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Clinic unveils improved design

HAZARD — The staff and members of the board of the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center proudly unveiled a newly remodeled facility to the public last Tuesday.The event, which included a ribbon cutting ceremony, functioned as an open house, said Rebecca Fletcher, who works in marketing for the Community Health Center. It was a way to invite people in, she said, so they could find out more about the clinic.“A lot of people don’t really know that ...

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Mondopads make their debut in Hazard classrooms

HAZARD — InFocus Mondopads, which are giant touch tablets, were delivered to Hazard High School and Hazard Middle School last Wednesday. Vivian Carter, innovations coordinator for the Hazard Independent School System, said Roy G. Eversole Elementary received their Mondopad the week prior.The new technology is provided through funding from the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI). The Herald previously reported that K...

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KRADD names new chairman at annual celebration

BUCKHORN — The Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) held its 46th annual celebration last Wednesday. Board members filled the dining room of the lodge at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park to honor the achievements of the last year and to elect a new chairman.Outgoing chairman, Letcher County Judge Executive Jim Ward praised the leadership of Michael Miller, KRADD’s executive director, and the staff.“They’re the backbone,” Judge War...

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County seeks federal aid for flood damages

HAZARD — Last month’s flash floods have taken their toll throughout the county. While never formally declared a disaster area, officials at the Perry County Maintenance Garage report the county suffered enough damages to warrant an inspection by the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program.The EWP, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), responds to emergencies created by natural disasters....

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Loss of brakes causes collision on HWY 15

HAZARD — A two-vehicle injury collision occurred on Highway 15 last Friday. The accident happened near the ExxonMobil gas station and the turn off to Johnny Cox All-American Drive.Officer James East with the Hazard City Police Department said it appeared one vehicle lost the use of its brakes.“The car wasn’t braking properly,” East said. “He tried to avoid other vehicles, actually even steered his vehicle into the bridge to try to stop. When...

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UK football takes step forward in rebuilding

Isn’t it great when a plan finally comes together in life, whether it be in the business world or the sports world, and especially when it’s for the forever-starving UK football fan? But please let’s not anoint this team just yet or any individual player on it. However, make no mistake, it is a turn in the right direction.

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Perry Central go 2-1 on the week pics

The Perry County Central Lady Commodore soccer team played a trio of games this week, and came away with a 2-1 record. The Lady Commodores defeated the Letcher Central Lady Cougars 3-2 in overtime, shutout the Paintsville Lady Tigers 2-0 at home, and fell to Bryan Station on Saturday 0-2.In the first game, the Lady Commodores took on district rival Letcher Central. The game would have to go to overtime before Perry Central pulled out the 3-2 win. Kelsey Lowe scored all three goals ...

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Lady Bulldogs split week

The Hazard Lady Bulldog soccer team played a pair of games this week, playing OBI on the road, and Letcher Central at home. The Lady Bulldogs finished the week with one win, and one loss.In their first game, Hazard traveled to Oneida Baptist to take on the Lady Mountaineers. The Lady Bulldogs took control of the game early, and cruised to the 6-2 win.Hazard stats: Goals: Amanda Asher 2, McKenzie Bowling 2, Lyndsey Jones 1 and Carmen Shepherd 1. Assists: Lyndsey Jones 1....

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Commodores roll over Tigers

On Thursday, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Paintsville Tigers. The undefeated Commodores had little trouble disposing of the Tigers as they jumped out to an early lead, and quickly went deep into their bench.The Commodores came out strong, scoring three goals in less than 20 minutes. Brandon Wooton picked up two of those goals within seven minutes. Jacob Farris and Travis Dunn rounded out the first half scoring. They went into the half with the 4-1 lead....

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Perry downs Letcher in district match up

Early in the week, the Perry County Central soccer team traveled to Letcher Central to take on the Cougars in a district match up. The Commodores were able to control the tempo of the game, and came away with the 3-1 win.Letcher Central scored the only goal of the first half. Perry Central tied the game at the 73 minute mark as Jacob Farris connected on a penalty kick.The Commodores went up 2-1 two minutes later as Zac Combs chipped one over the goalie’s head, and ...

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Hazard goes 0-1-1 on week

The Hazard Bulldogs played a pair of soccer matches this week. Although they didn’t come away with a win, they came away with a tie and a loss.In their first game of the week, Hazard hosted the Oneida Baptist Institute Mountaineers. The Bulldogs took control of the game on several occasions, but failed to finish off the Mountaineers.With just a few minutes remaining in the game, Hazard held the lead. The Bulldogs then gave up a goal late, but couldn’t find th...

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Lady Dores fall to Lady Hawks

The Perry County Central Lady Commodore volleyball team finished their week on the road at the Pike County Central Lady Hawks. The Lady Commodores came into the game riding a seven game winning streak.The Lady Commodores came out strong in the first game, but could not hold on as they game up the game 21-25. The swing in momentum carried over to game two, and Perry Central was unable to get into the flow, falling 16-25.Perry Central came out strong game three, but once a...

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Perry outlasts Knott

The Perry County Central Lady Commodore volleyball team made a midweek journey to Hindman to take on the Knott Central Lady Patriots. The Lady Commodores were able to take the Lady Patriots in three games.In the first game, Perry Central rallied late, and pulled off he 25-15 win. Things would not go so easy in game two as the Lady Commodores fell behind several times, but came away with the 28-26 win.The rally win carried over into game three, and Perry Central was able ...

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Lady Dores down Lady Bears

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores’ volleyball team started their week by hosting the Harlan County Lady Black Bears. The Lady Commodores came out strong, and finished the match with a sweep of the Lady Black Bears.In the first game, Perry Central jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they cruised to the 25-19 win. In the second game, the Lady Commodores fell behind early, but rallied to take the 25-14 win on a strong run.The third game would...

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Lady Bulldogs notch district win

The Hazard Lady Bulldogs ended their week with a district match up with the Buckhorn Lady Wildcats. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of their opponents, sweeping the match in straight games 25-9 and 25-10.In the first game, Hazard jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they gained the 25-9 win. In the second game, nothing changed as the Lady Bulldogs led from start to finish (25-10).Hazard stats: Madison Gadbury 3 kills and 8 aces, Kaeley Deaton 3 aces, ...

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Hazard takes down Owsley

The Hazard Lady Bulldogs traveled to Owsley County this week to take on the Lady Owls. The Lady Bulldogs made a short evening of things as they took the match 2-0.In the first game, Hazard jumped out to an early lead, and cruised to the impressive 25-13 win. In the second game, the Lady Bulldogs were able to repeat the feat, taking the match by the identical 25-13 score.Hazard stats: Madison Gadbury 1 kill and 4 aces, Hope Clark 12 kills and 4 aces, Hannah Keenan 13 assi...

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Buckhorn goes 0-3 on the week

The Buckhorn Lady Wildcats’ volleyball team played three games this week, and came away without a win. The Lady Wildcats fell in two games to the Lady Tigers of Jackson City, and then finished their week with a loss to the Hazard Lady Bulldogs.In the first match with Jackson City, Buckhorn fell 19-25 and 10-25. They then completed the double-header with a 12-25 and 18-25 loss.Later in the week, the Lady Wildcats hosted the Hazard Lady Bulldogs. This match would not...

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