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Perry takes first step toward river trail designation

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HAZARD—Officials in Perry County have been working for the last year to make Hazard and the surrounding area part of the Kentucky River Trail, and the first real step in that process started over the weekend.Taylor Sabo, a student at Berea College who works with the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good institute there, was one of a group of six from the institute that travelled to Perry County early Saturday morning to start mapping the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

 

County young people attend SOAR group meeting

BUCKHORN —- Last week, more than a dozen young people convened at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park to discuss important topics related to the future of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region.The meeting was designed as a listening session of the Leadership Development and Youth Engagement working group, which is part of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative.

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Hazard Herald is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.hazard-herald.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to st...

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Unlikely friendship lands deal on national television

VIPER —- A national television network crew will soon be making its way to a hollow in Viper, but not for the reasons most might expect. No, this story won’t be the usual fare that seems to interest the world beyond the mountains — coal, drugs, abject poverty. No, the interest this time is more of the … well, furry kind.The crew will be filming for a show that, according to its website, offers a fun-filled look at the stunning bonds animals form with other s...

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Police make arrest in Walmart bank robbery

HAZARD — Hazard City Police were able to put a quick end to a bank robbery late last week after the alleged robber walked right into police hands.Officials say Floyd Fletcher, from Martin County, allegedly robbed the People’s Bank & Trust, which is inside of the Walmart Supercenter off of Highway 80 in Hazard, just before 4 p.m. on Friday.“He just went in there and demanded cash and threatened physical harm to them,” said Hazard Police Captain Min...

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Ky. licenses may cause issues unless changed

HAZARD —- According to a report in The Courier Journal, people with driver’s licenses from Kentucky may have to show a passport or some other form of federal identification by 2016 to comply with a law tightening security across the state.Most states, in fact, have complied with the new federal regulations, but Kentucky, along with nine other states, has yet to do so. Unless Kentucky fully complies with the changes required under the REAL ID Act, Kentucky resid...

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Wrestling headliner makes stop in Hazard

HAZARD—Wrestling fans from across the region came in droves over the weekend to hear a retired wrestler—who has been called a legend in the professional wrestling world—speak at the Perry County Public Library.Mick Foley greeted a crowd of over 500 people at the library in Hazard Saturday afternoon. What was originally planned to be one inspirational speech followed by a short autograph session turned into three talking sessions due to the massive crowds that line...

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Perry conservation named top district in east

HAZARD—Over the last year, the Perry County Soil and Conservation District has worked diligently to improve the environmental conditions of Perry County, and now that hard work had paid off. The district was named the top conservation district in Eastern Kentucky this year for the first time in the district’s history.District Chairman Bobby Brown said he was extremely proud and honored for receiving the award and for all of the work his district has put in in the last y...

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,There has been so much talk lately about what will save Hazard and Appalachia. It needs new leadership, better schools, more businesses, better infrastructure, more jobs, more industry, etc. The list is endless. Unfortunately, one of the things that is most often said in these conversations is something along the lines of, “I have watched this area decline for years, I hope and pray it gets better, but if it doesn’t I will have to leave to make a better life...

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Letter to the Editor

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Perry County area announcements

Art Adventure CampAppalachian Artisan Center is having “Art Adventure Camp for Kids,” ages 6-12. Kids will be learning painting, basket weaving, woodworking, and more! Camp starts July 14-18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the KSoC. The deadline to register in June 30. For more information contact the Appalachian Artisan Center at 606-785-9855.P. W. Hall Reunion

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Third Clarion employee indicted in illegal drug distribution case

HAZARD—A third Perry County man has been federally indicted in an ongoing investigation into illegal distribution of controlled substances from their offices.According to documents from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, Benny Ray Bailey, Jr., former Kentucky State Representative candidate for District 84, was indicted on June 5, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule II controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to di...

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The struggle is here, not on Mars

For the last week and a half, news from Southeastern Kentucky has spread like wildfire, it seems, across the nation. No, it hasn’t been about the work being done on the SOAR initiative to help improve the region, nor has it been about the promise zone grants that are being applied for and received almost daily in each county in the region. It’s been a little other-worldly, actually.During a National Resources and Environment Committee meeting on Thursday, July 3, State ...

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An entrepreneurial eco-system is emerging in East Kentucky

In May 2004, I left the full-time practice of law and began working for the Kentucky Innovation Network and Morehead State University in what seemed to be an obscure form of economic development. It was so obscure (and seemingly irrelevant) that its chief label was a French word: entrepreneurship. Hard to say, harder to spell — and French to boot! (This latter was no small albatross in an era when even French fries were coming under fire. You know Americans are angry when they start att...

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Hazard Middle principal accepts new position

HAZARD—The Hazard Middle School is on the hunt for some new leadership after Principal Vivian Carter resigned in order to take another position.Carter, who served as principal for the last six years, said she is now the innovations coordinator for the Hazard Independent School System. The job is part of a groundbreaking venture on the part of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Appalachian Renaissance Initiative.“This is an opportunity for her ...

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Two indicted on meth making charges

HAZARD—Two Perry County men were indicted this month on charges related to manufacturing methamphetamine after a meth lab was found at their residence earlier this year.Joseph Newton, 30, and 31-year-old Billie Womack were arrested by Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies in May after deputies responded to their residence on a tip that a fugitive was hiding there.The Herald reported that upon arrival at the residence, deputies were permitted to search the ...

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Grand jury indicts few in Perry County

HAZARD—The grand jury in Perry County returned less than a dozen indictments for the second month in a row.Bobby Turner, 31 of Combs, was indicted this month on one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500. Turner is alleged to have stolen a 2077 Yamaha bike in February of this year. Bail was set at $20,000 cash in the case.Also indicted this month was 35-year-old Kenny Cole, of Hazard. Cole was indicted on one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influe...

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Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern,I am a proud native southerner who was raised in a working class household in rural east Tennessee. Over the years, I have continually been amazed and embarrassed by the statements and actions of politicians from the South, and your Senator Brandon Smith is continuing that trend.It is stunning, to the point of being beyond understanding, how Sen. Smith could make such an outright wrong assertion that “we all know” that the Earth and Mar...

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