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Perry hosts Pikeville in scrimmage

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The Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Pikeville Panthers in its only football scrimmage of the season. The Commodores would be putting new players in several positions, and well as learning a new playbook as they have a new coaching staff.The Commodores spent the majority of the time working on new plays with new personnel, while the Panthers were looking to take advantage and practice their plays for their upcoming game with Prestonsburg.During the ten play sequence, Perry Central moved the ball well, and on a couple of occasion came up just shy of the end zone. On defense, the Commodores did well, but fell victim to the big play on play ten a couple of times.

 

Local fighters score in West Virginia

Last week, several local jujitsu fighters participated in the West Virginia State Games. Each member of the team placed in their division.They are members of the Top Fight Academy in the Valhalla Association under Carlos Gracie. Jon Helton gold in purple belt division, Ryan Bryant silver in blue belt division, Caleb Helton silver in kids white belt, Bryan Martin bronze in GI division and gold in no GI against a black belt and Mikey Baker bronze in white belt division....

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Hazard takes on N. Laurel in scrimmage

Last Thursday, the Hazard Bulldog football team traveled to London to take on the North Laurel Jaguars in the season’s last scrimmage. Both teams were looking to get in a solid workout before the season begins.The Bulldogs began with a 10-play sequence in which they were able to score a couple of touchdowns. The Jaguars also scored a couple of times as well.After a short break, the scrimmage went to a live-action format where they had to complete a first down to ke...

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Gordon takes Pure Michigan 400

NASCAR made its way to Michigan this weekend for the Pure Michigan 400. Coming into the event, Dale Earnhardt Jr. held a slight edge over Jeff Gordon in the point standings.Joey Logano led the majority of the laps on the day, while Jeff Gordon seemed to have the strongest car. A restart with 17 laps remaining put Logano and Gordon in direct competition for the lead.Gordon was able to shut down Logano on several occasions, forcing him back. In the end, Gordon would take t...

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City commission votes to raise property taxes

HAZARD—For what many officials said may be the first time ever, the Hazard City Commission voted to raise property taxes in the city limits during its regular monthly meeting Monday night.City Manager Grady Varney addressed the commissioners, of whom only Ricky Steele and Jimmy Lindon were in attendance, about what would be the first reading of the new property tax rate ordinance for the 2014-15 fiscal year.Grady said the current property tax rate is at around 29 c...

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County pensions may cause liabilities

HAZARD—Small and local government entities in the Commonwealth might be in for a rude awakening in 2015 when the federal government’s new accounting standard forces new pension liabilities to be reported by the state as well as those entities—including those in Perry County.The Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) recently implemented a new government pension reporting standard, which will require local and state government entities with pension plans to st...

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‘Warrior’ mentality under fire

Photos of officers bearing assault rifles and wearing head-to-toe battle armor this week in Ferguson, Mo., are raising questions over the blurred lines between police and soldiers.Many look like they were snapped in an Afghanistan war zone, with local police in camouflage and combat helmets as they respond to unrest over the death of an unarmed black teen at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.One picture features law enforcers staging behind a mine-resistant vehic...

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City issues boil water advisory

HAZARD — A boil water advisory was issued today for the Fourseam community of Perry County.Those living in the Fourseam community from Watts Lane up should be sure to boil any water they will be using for cooking or drinking, according to an advisory issued on Thursday, August 21, by the City of Hazard.According to the advisory, the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Division of Water, determined that the potential exists...

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Lawyer shaves head to support friend

HAZARD —One Hazard attorney created quite a “buzz” last week after he did his part to help out a local police officer who is fighting for his life.Sam Collins, Jr., a lawyer for the law office of Deborah Lewis in Hazard, shaved his head at the intermission of a fashion show last Thursday. Collins wanted to help support his friend, Lt. Paul Campbell, who is battling stage four colon cancer.“When I found out (about his diagnosis), I called him and a...

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Food City kicks off 2014-15 School Bucks program

ABINGDON, Va. – As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of their 2014-2015 School Bucks Program.“We’re committed to giving back to the communities we operate in and we take the education of our youth very seriously,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Our Food City School Bucks Program is an easy, cost effective way for a...

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Boil water advisory lifted

HAZARD — The City of Hazard lifted a boil water advisory issued on Thursday, August 15, for the communities of Krypton and Campbell Creek Mountain.The Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, Division of Water, has determined through analyses of water samples taken on the Hazard Water System that the water is safe for human consumption as of Wednesday, August 20.The condition that prompted the boil water advisory has been resolved. Therefore...

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Foundation begins Run for the Hills campaign

HAZARD — The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky held a “Dine to Donate” Run for the Hills kickoff celebration at Applebee’s on Friday. The event served as the beginning of a three-month, donation-matching campaign to raise money for 17 local non-profit groups.Robin Gabbard, the Foundation’s associate executive director, said the event, which is in its fourth year, drew a crowd of hundreds. The event originally included 13 non-profits in Perry County, ...

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UK men’s basketball team’s conference schedule released

LEXINGTON – The Southeastern Conference announced its 18-game men’s basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season Friday evening.All 18 of Kentucky’s conference games will appear on national television (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, CBS or SEC Network). Television information and start times for the remainder of the non-conference schedule will be released at a later date.UK’s conference schedule opens at home in the friendly confines of Rupp Arena where UK is...

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,Certain things can only happen in certain places. For example, this could only happen in Hazard, Ky.Stephen W. Mullins is the true measure of a man. Thirty-four years ago, at the age of 18, he started working in the coal industry. He has moved up over the years, through hard work and dedication, to become one of the most trusted men in the industry.Stephen W. Mullins is a focused family man. A man who has been married for over 30 years and raised a...

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High schools offer dual-credit classes

HAZARD—Juniors and seniors in the Perry County School System now have the opportunity to shave off at least a year of college credits before they have even donned their caps and gowns.“Beginning this year, juniors and seniors at both of our schools will be able to receive up to 12 college hours through UPike,” Superintendent Jonathan Jett said.The dual credit program, implemented this year at both Perry Central and Buckhorn high schools, allows students...

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Home Lumber Co. celebrates 100 years

HAZARD — The Home Lumber Company of Hazard celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. Members of the Morton family, who own the company, and a large crowd of community leaders, employees, friends, and faithful customers gathered in the lumberyard for a free and open-to-the-public barbecue.Janet Cornett, a local artist from Maces Creek, painted a mural on the wall of one of the buildings, recording the history of the Home Lumber Company from its beginnings as a sawmill to the...

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Fashion show raises money for local officer

HAZARD — A fashion show fundraiser, held at The Forum at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard, generated $1,900, all of which will be donated in aid of Hazard Police Department Lt. Paul Campbell.The Herald reported earlier this year that 31-year-old Campbell was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. Since that time, the community has devised many ways to raise funds to support him. This latest effort, organized by Tammy Asher and Jackie Asher, of Studio A Photography, b...

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Court hears ongoing family feud case

Editor’s Note: In the original published version of this story, published online on August 19 and in print on August 20, the article read that an argument erupted in Perry County Fiscal Court rather than Perry County Circuit Court.HAZARD—Argument erupted in Perry County Circuit Court last week when a case centered around an ongoing family feud was heard.Attorney David Johnson entered his client into a not guilty plea and made several motions Thursday...

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