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Clark named player of the week by Max-Preps

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Hope Clark, an eighth grader on the Hazard volleyball team, was named player of the week for the state of Kentucky by Max-Preps. Max-Preps is a sports information organization that collects and distributes stats and game summaries throughout the country.Clark, a middle-hitter on the volleyball team posted some impressive stats for last week. She played 13 games and posted 67 kills (5.154 kills per game), 19 aces and 17 blocks. At that time, Hazard had a 19-6 record.Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.


Bank robbery suspects in custody

Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union.Steven Grant Simpson, 27, of Ingram Drive, and Zeb Maggard, 30, of Ogburn Avenue in Winston-Salem, have been charged with arrmed robbery after a prolonged manhunt Tuesday evening.King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff’s deputies as well as NC Wildli...

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Hazard police ready for move to East Main St.

HAZARD—After nearly 20 years on High Street in downtown Hazard, the Hazard Police Department (HPD) will soon be moving on up—to East Main Street, that is.HPD Chief of Police Minor Allen said the department will be moving into the former East Main Street McDonald’s building, something which has been rumored to be happening for months.Allen said the City of Hazard and the department have been in talks since June or July about being able to move to that lo...

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LSU puts Cats in early hole, Cats can’t dig out

Many people across college football—and I mean well respected members of the media and several of the retired coaching fraternity who specialize in analyzing today’s college football landscape—thought the UK–LSU matchup would be a competitive if not down to the wire type battle on the gridiron and a select few even predicted a UK upset.Not me, but I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t envision the train wreck that happened.

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Perry eliminates Buckhorn

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores drew a bye into the championship of the 53rd district soccer tournament. They would take on the Letcher Central Lady Cougars who defeated the Hazard Lady Bulldogs in the first round 3-1.Letcher Central would come out strong in this contest, and put Perry Central down a goal early. The Lady Cougars would score another goal just before the intermission to take the 2-0 lead.

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Perry Central brings home 53rd district trophy

On Thursday, the Perry County Central Commodores took on the Letcher Central Cougars for the 53rd district soccer championship. Perry Central got on the board first, and settle back in their defense to limit the Cougars look at goal.Perry Central got on the board first, going up 1-0. Late in the first half, the Commodores struck again to take the 2-0 lead into the half.Early in the second half, the Commodores went up 3-0, and showed no signs of letting up. With about ten...

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Hazard closed regular season with a win

The Hazard Lady Bulldog volleyball team closed out their regular season on Thursday, hosting the Owsley County Lady Owls. On this night, the two teams went best two out of three, and Hazard needed only two games to claim the match.Hazard never allowed Owsley County to get into the first game, and went on to the impressive 25-9 win. The Lady Bulldogs were determined not to allow the Lady Owls to get into the second game as well. Hazard went on to win the game, and the match, with th...

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Hazard takes down Wolfe

Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs played their final road game of the regular season. The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Wolfe County to take on the Lady Wolves. Hazard was able to secure the win in straight games (3-0).Things were tight in the first game as Hazard narrowly took the win 25-22. The Lady Bulldogs began to pick up the pace in the second game, and went on to the 25-18 win. The momentum stayed with Hazard in the third game as they blitzed Wolfe County 25-8 to take the game...

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Photos from the Perry-Letcher game

Perry Central’s Seth Napier keeps his concentration as he pulls down a pass.Perry Central’s Austin Caudill opens a hole along the offensive line for the running back.Perry Central’s Brandon Campbell goes over the Letcher Central line to tip a pass.Perry Central’s Nathan Pray keeps his eyes on the receiver as he gets hit by two Letchr Central linemen.

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Commodores come up short in OT

On Friday, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Letcher Central Cougars in a big district match up. The two teams would fight tooth and nail throughout the contest, with an overtime period being needed to settle the issue.Perry Central got on the board first, and enjoyed a 7-0 lead as the first period came to an end. The Commodores would then squander a couple of good scoring opportunities before allowing Letcher Central score.The Commodores seemed to control t...

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Lady Dores lose in championship

The Perry County Central Commodores opened the 53rd district soccer tournament with the Buckhorn Wildcats. The game was close early on, but the Commodores manage to break things loose in the second half for the 7-0 win.The Wildcats changed up their strategy in this game, and moved nearly everyone into the box to make it difficult for the Commodores to get a shot. The strategy worked, and the game went to the intermission tied a zero.Perry Central was able to break the wa...

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Governor gives city $1.5 million

HAZARD — Governor Steve Beshear has announced a $1.5 million project designed to improve the water treatment and distribution system in Hazard and Perry County. The governor made the announcement last Thursday at Hazard City Hall.The project will increase Hazard’s water storage capacity and strengthen the system’s dependability, both of which have been problems in the past, Gov. Beshear said.“One of the very basic needs of a successful community i...

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Perry Central rounds out season with loss to Knott Central

On Tuesday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores rounded out their volleyball regular season. They would host the Knott Central Lady Patriots.Perry Central was able to make quick work of the Lady Patriots, winning by a final score of 25-15. Game two would be tight, and competitive, but ended with Knott Central tying the match with the 25-23 win.The Lady Commodores would go back on top with a win in game three (25-21), but would lose the momentum early in game four. T...

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Haunted Harvest scares up community spirit

HAZARD — Last week’s Haunted Harvest, a community event organized by dozens of private citizens, raised approximately $1,900 for the Run for the Hills Charity Challenge.Perhaps more importantly, however, the event managed to inspire more community involvement from the people of Hazard and raise awareness of various groups and projects seeking to revitalize downtown.“People want to do stuff, they want things to happen, they want events, they want to be i...

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Bulldogs roll over Cavaliers

On Friday, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Jenkins to take on the Cavaliers. The Bulldogs would not waste any time disposing of their opponents as the rolled up a 43-6 win over their district foe.The Bulldogs used a slow and methodical offensive scheme as they jumped out to the 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Hazard defense remained stalwart in the second period as well, allowing the offense to post two more touchdowns. They were went into the intermission with the 28-0 advanta...

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Haunted Harvest 2014

Scary young fellows from the HCTC Dramatists Society. (Photo by Mindy Miller | Hazard Herald)Friends Drift Inn Produce at the Fall Farmer’s Market. Several vendors sold items on Thursday. (Photo by Mindy Miller | Hazard Herald)The Perry County Dulcimer Club (Photo by Mindy Miller | Hazard Herald)Pumpkins and other fall produce were available for purchase at the Fall Farmer’s Market. (Photo by Mindy Miller | Hazard Herald)Actors from the ...

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Food and farming economy needs entrepreneurship, too

Kentucky has a fascinating heritage when it comes to public unity. Everyone knows the Commonwealth was home to both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. Today, different debates occupy the minds of average Kentuckians, such as UK vs. Louisville, wet vs. dry counties and urban triangle vs. rural heartland.Ask folks what’s needed to grow our economy, and you’ll get a variety of answers. Some say we need to bring industry into this state and grow our industrial base. Other...

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Assumed racism in Eastern Ky.

Last week, I was lucky enough to be one of the numerous organizers and participants in Hazard’s first ever Haunted Harvest, which boasted a fall farmers’ market, a ghost tour of Main Street, and the first—to my knowledge—haunted parking structure.The event was a huge success, which readers can learn more about in this week’s edition of the Herald, and ended up raising nearly $2,000 for the local charity event Run for the Hills.But e...

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