DWARF – After five weeks, The Hazard Herald’s annual Great Easter Egg Hunt came to a close last week when Bonnyman residents Derrick Adams and Ashley Bishop turned in the egg and certificate to the Herald’s office.
Adams said he only began looking for the egg on the morning of Wednesday, March 13, after reviewing the first five clues. After checking a couple spots along Ky. 476, he said pulled over near Augustus Court in Dwarf and found the egg wedged behind a guardrail near the bridge connecting Highway 476 and Ky. 80.
As for this year’s clues, here’s a recap of each one, and what they meant:
Clue No. 1: No need to look inside; I’ll be more clever than that as I hide. This clue simply meant that the egg would be hidden outside. While the rules of the of the hunt noted the egg would be hidden on public property, this year it would not be hidden inside or under a public structure.
Clue No. 2: The land of Oliver I do not leave, though restless another six I may be. The egg, according to this clue, would be hidden somewhere in Perry County, while the second half meant the hunt could have included a total of six more clues, one for each of the next six weeks the Herald publishes.
Clue No. 3: Here comes the math, so read closely: Here’s the 2nd square, plus six and tens of seven. These pesky math clues, according to some of the response we received this year and during past hunts, always seem to be a bit tricky. Though certainly some were quick to figure this one out, as we found out this past week, this clue refers to the road number where the egg was hidden. Numerically, the second squared number is the number 4. Six and tens of sevens is 76. Put those two answers together and you get 476, of Highway 476.
Clue No. 4: From Walkertown to Stacy I could be seen, but more likely there lies a spot in between. Since the third clue alluded to Highway 476, and the egg was hidden in Perry County, it would be safe to assume that it could be found somewhere between Walktertown and the community of Stacy, located near the Breathitt County line. On a map of Perry County, a spot approximately in between those two points is the community of Dwarf.
Clue No. 5: Between two walls I stand; their faces scarred, but not by nature’s hand. The egg was hidden along a portion of Highway 476 that had been cut through a small hillside. On each side of the road are “walls” of rock, each one “scarred” from the excavation work.
The staff at the Herald wishes to congratulate Derrick and Ashley, and extend our thanks to everyone who followed this year’s clues and searched for the egg. We hope you’ll join us again next year!