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Mayor declares March for Babies Week

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HAZARD—Members of the Perry County March of Dimes committee met at the Hazard City Hall Monday morning to celebrate the proclamation of the week of April 7 as March of Dimes March for Babies Week.Mayor Nan Gorman signed the proclamation in her office alongside members of the March of Dimes committee.The March of Dimes has been a leader in research, services, education and advocacy to help prevent birth defects. According to the proclamation, 7,662 babies in the nation are born premature each year, and 1,690 are born with a birth defect.

 

Residents petition for traffic light at Crawford Mtn.

HAZARD—Nearly two years after turning left to go down Crawford Mountain Road was made illegal, business owners and residents in the Airport Gardens area of Perry County have petitioned for a traffic light to be installed at the top of the road to help make the community more accessible to the rest of the county.Residents lost the ability to turn left off of Kentucky Highway 15 onto Crawford Mountain Road approximately two years ago when Hazard City Police Chief Minor Allen in...

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One dead in Breathitt County collision

NOCTOR – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at approximately 6:30p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a collision on KY 30 East, in the Noctor community of Breathitt County. A KSP Trooper was dispatched to the scene to investigate.

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Mayor and judge-executive forum set for April 24

HAZARD – It is time once again for members of the community and aspiring leaders to prepare for a public forum to discuss visions and ideas for the future of Hazard and Perry County. InVision Hazard, Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Applebee’s, Wendy’s and the Hampton Inn are sponsoring a town hall forum for the candidates for Mayor of Hazard and Perry County Judge Executive on April 24, at the Perry County Public Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. This forum will be bro...

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County officials address voter fraud concerns

HAZARD—Perry County, like the rest of the Eastern Kentucky region, has been notoriously linked with election tampering allegations for years. In 2012, officials with the state Attorney General’s office reportedly received dozens of calls to its voter fraud hotline from the Southeastern Kentucky area concerning election tampering fears. Now, local officials are working to resolve some of this problem by ensuring that all registered voters in Perry County actually live in the county...

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Women’s club seeks professional woman and mother of the year to honor

Women’s club seeks Professional Woman to honorThe Hazard-Perry County Women’s Club is accepting applications for 2014 Business Professional Woman of the Year. Please send your nominations by letter to the women’s club at P.O. Box 1225, Hazard, KY 41701. The deadline is Friday, May 2.The letter should include the woman’s community service, special contributions to the community, information about her professional work.Th...

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Dean settles in missing tax money case

HAZARD—The case of the missing more than half a million dollars from the tax rolls of the Perry County Sheriff’s Office has been settled—but for much less than the originally alleged stolen amount.The case was first brought before the grand jury in October 2012, resulting in the indictment of 66-year-old Lana Dean, a former employee of the sheriff’s office who was accused of having stolen around $580,000 from the county’s franchise tax fund from 2002 t...

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KRADD hosts child abuse awareness conference

HAZARD—Parents and children filled the First Federal Center at Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) last week to help raise awareness for child abuse at the annual Kentucky River Community Collaboration for Children Conference.During lunch on Wednesday at the conference, which hosted booths from many organizations and nonprofits in the area, poster contest winners were announced from the Child Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Special guest and Ms. Kentucky Jenna Day s...

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