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Police search for missing Scuddy teenager

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HAZARD—Police are searching for a missing Perry County teenager, and are asking for the public’s help in locating her.Kayla Elliot, 17, of Scuddy, was last seen Sunday, July 6, at around 3:30 p.m. at her residence on Heather Lane. According to the Kentucky State Police, Elliot left her residence of her own will, and is not considered to be in any immediate danger.Elliot is described as being 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, and having brown eyes, and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a green shit and green shorts.KSP officials said there are no leads to her present location at this time, and her intended destination is unknown.


Banks sentenced to 18 years in murder case

HAZARD—A Perry County man indicted nearly two years ago on murder charges was sentenced to 18 years in jail in Perry County Circuit Court on Thursday as part of a plea deal.Adrain Banks, 45, of Allais, was indicted on one count first-degree murder in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of Jerry Combs at Combs’s residence on Walker Branch Road in the Allais community.Just one week after Banks was indicted, he shot himself and had to be transported for m...

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Courts indict Chaney on illegal drug distribution charges

HAZARD—Two Perry County physicians received federal indictments last month on charges related to illegally distributing controlled substances from their offices.According to documents from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, James Dustin Chaney was indicted on June 5, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule II controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule III controlled substan...

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City of Vicco dedicates ‘Rose and Evan Playground’

VICCO—Patrons to the new park in the City of Vicco can now thank the donors of the funds used to build it after a dedication ceremony was hosted over the weekend to officially open the park.Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings presented keys to the city to Max Mutchnick and his husband Erik Hyman on Saturday during the dedication ceremony in the park.Mutchnick and Hyman, both of Los Angeles, Calif., said they were thrilled to be able to help a community like Vicco after the...

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Hundreds turn out to help officer over July Fourth weekend

HAZARD—This year’s Fourth of July weekend in Hazard was full of more than just fireworks and family get-togethers as hundreds participated in a number of charity events to help a local police officer fighting for his life.The Hazard Police Department (HPD) hosted the first annual 5-K Foot Pursuit on Thursday, July 3, as one of many ways to help raise funds for Lt Paul Campbell.The Herald reported earlier this year that the 31-year-old Campbell was di...

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Pathfinders receives $50,000 for river walk

HAZARD—Pathfinders of Perry County and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, working closely with InVision Hazard, the City of Hazard, and the Perry County Fiscal Court, as well as other groups and agencies, have received funding from ArtPlace America to create a River Arts Greenway. This project is among 55 chosen nationwide from among 1,270 applications.The $50,000 River Arts Greenway project will establish an outdoor civic space in downtown Hazard that is an arts-focuse...

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Police arrest woman in alleged stabbing incident

VICCO—A Perry County woman is in jail facing first-degree assault charges after allegedly stabbing a woman in the neck over the weekend.Betty Jo Fields, 25, of Viper, was arrested after Kentucky State Police learned of an alleged stabbing incident in the George’s Branch community of Perry County.KSP Post 13 was notified just before 3 a.m. on Saturday that Sonya Caudill, 25, of Viper, had arrived at the Hazard ARH emergency room with a puncture wound to her ne...

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Missing Perry man found dead in vehicle

VICCO—The search for a missing Perry County man ended this weekend after he was found dead in his car in the Vicco community of Perry County.Kentucky State Police responded to Georges Branch Road after dispatchers received a call that deputies with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office had found a body in a car that was found over an embankment.Coy David Banks, 62, of Vicco, was found in the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, which had been travelling eastbound on a mining...

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