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Flash flooding hits hard in county

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HAZARD — Flash flooding hit hard in areas of Perry County Monday morning. Torrential downpours caused high waters to threaten homes in hollows and along creek banks. There were reports of damages to some homes in the locations of the flooding, and after the waters receded, large amounts of mud and debris were left behind.


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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Court hears ongoing family feud case

HAZARD—Argument erupted in Perry County Fiscal 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 morning, including having the bond for his client, 52-year-old Stephen Mullins, of Bonnyman, reduced and having the Perry County Commonwealth’s Attorney John Hansen removed from the case.“I’m going to move that he recuse his off...

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Hamilton to be recognized at EIEA Awards Luncheon

Twelve entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky will share their business success stories as finalists in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program at a regional awards recognition luncheon on Monday, Sept. 8, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.The EIEA program recognizes and promotes entrepreneurs in the region who exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship by creating and managing a successful business enterprise.The luncheon is sch...

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Cancer conference is Sept. 12 at King’s Daughters

ASHLAND– The 2014 Regional Cancer Conference, sponsored by King’s Daughters Medical Center, brings local and national speakers to Ashland, presenting on the latest topics in the care and treatment of patients with cancer.The all-day professional conference begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Health Education Center on King’s Daughters main campus, 2201 Lexington Ave., Ashland.Registration is $20 and i...

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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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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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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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Perry 4-H wins big at state fair

Youth on the Perry County 4-H Avian teams have been meeting throughout the entire summer months working on judging chickens, grading eggs and the quick recall in poultry science. It paid off big time this week at the State 4-H Competition held annually at the KENTUCKY STATE FAIR!The team members compete in two divisions depending upon their age: juniors are 9 -13 and seniors are 14-19. Each youth scores an individual score and a composite team score. State team members are determin...

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It’s official—UK football season is here

Finally, after Cal’s Cats’ Big Blue Bahamas tour stole the thunder away from Stoops’ troops and UK football for the last week and a half, we can get down to some serious UK and SEC football talk.

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Kentucky’s unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent

FRANKFORT— Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2014 was unchanged from the revised 7.4 percent in June 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.The preliminary July 2014 jobless rate was 1.0 percentage point below the 8.4 percent rate recorded for the state in July 2013.The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 6.2 percent in ...

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Shaffer named HCTC student services VP

Germaine Shaffer has been named the new Vice President for Student Services at Hazard Community and Technical College, effective July 1. She will be responsible for the delivery of Student Services and serve as the chief student advocate.Ms. Shaffer began at HCTC in August 1993 and has served in several leadership positions, including Dean of Student Services, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research, Dean of Learner Success, Dean of Enrollment Services, Director...

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Relocated McDonald’s opens doors

HAZARD—The newly relocated Hazard McDonald’s restaurant, which moved from downtown Hazard to the Johnny Cox All-American Drive this month, has officially been opened and christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.City of Hazard Mayor Nan Gorman and numerous government and community leaders attended the short event Friday at noon, during the restaurant’s second official lunch rush.

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City issues boil water advisory

HAZARD—A boil water advisory was issued this week for two communities in Perry County.Those living in the Krypton and Campbell Creek Mountain communities should be sure to boil any water they will be using for cooking or drinking, according to an advisory issued on Thursday, Aug. 14, by the City of Hazard.According to the advisory, the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources and Environment Protection Cabinet, Division of Water, determined that the potential exist...

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FleetPride acquires Republic Diesel Truck Parts and Service

IRVING, Texas — FleetPride Inc., the nation’s largest independent distributor of aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, announced Monday that it has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel truck parts and service business.The acquisition includes Republic Diesel’s heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville (Jennings Lane), Lexington, and Prestonsburg. Republic Diesel will continue to oper...

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Board sets tax rates, approves bid contract

HAZARD — During a special called meeting on Thursday, August 7, the Hazard Independent Board of Education voted to approve a slight increase in the tax rates for this year for property owners in the city school district.The board adopted the compensating rate of 55 cents per $100 of assessed property value in the district, and added an extra 1.2 cents based upon exonerations, noted Superintendent Sandra Johnson, which brought the total rate to 56.2 cents. Last year’s ra...

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Local basket maker turns passion into profits

HAZARD — It’s become an all-too-familiar, Appalachian story. An educated, talented young person from the mountains returns to the region, only to find that creating a lasting home here is next to impossible. The once-booming coal towns pock the landscape like lost souls, and living and surviving here requires a special kind of creativity that most people seem to lack.That’s where Whitesburg’s Crystal Martin finds herself lucky.On her own and out o...

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Hazard boys’ soccer ready for the season

The Hazard Bulldog boys’ soccer team is preparing for the upcoming season. The Bulldogs went 2-11 last season, and are looking to improve their standings.The Bulldogs have 17 players out at this time, with eight of the returning players having varsity experience. Add in a couple of new players, and six freshmen, Hazard is set for play to begin later this month.Coach Frasure has set a short term goal for his team, “We need to improve in time of possession, and...

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