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Perry Central wins season opener

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The Perry County Central Commodores opened their 2014 soccer season with the Prestonsburg Blackcats. The Commodores dominated play throughout the contest, and came away with the 7-0 win.The Commodores picked up their first goal at the 18 minute mark when Jacob Farris picked up the ball at the top of the box, and turned on the goalie for the shot in the upper corner (1-0). Ten minutes later, Zac Combs connected on a penalty kick (2-0).Before Prestonsburg could adjust, Josh Lewis went for back-to-back goals. The first came off the assist by Brandon Wooton, and the second was a solo shot on the goalie (4-0). The score sent the team to the locker room.


Jobless rates fall in Perry, 108 other counties

HAZARD—County jobless rates for the month of July are out, showing that rates in 108 out of the 120 counties in the Commonwealth have dropped since last year.According to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, between July 2013 and July 2014, unemployment rates fell in 108 counties, rose in 10 counties, and showed no change in two counties.For July 2014, Perry County’s jobless rate was recorded at 11.2 percent, an increase from the 10.2 per...

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Center for rural health joins UCM

The University Center of the Mountains (UCM) is pleased to welcome a new partner, the University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH). The addition of this new partner brings two new bachelor’s degrees, a new master’s degree and a new doctorate degree to the list of programs offered through the UCM partnership. Medical Laboratory Sciences and Social Work bachelor’s degrees are available in addition to the Master of Social Work and Doctor of Phys...

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Brian W. Stewart retires from HCTC

Brian Stewart is retiring as Instructional Specialist with the Math & Sciences Division at Hazard Community and Technical College, effective Aug. 31.Stewart arrived in Hazard from Canada in August 1997 with his wife, Sharon, and their daughter, Anna. Sharon began teaching Math, Anna entered her Junior year at Hazard High School and Brian took on various roles including adjunct Biology teacher and Academic Resource Center tutor. His current position began in August 1999 with the tit...

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Roy G. Elem. launches new childhood ed. program

HAZARD – Roy G. Eversole Elementary School in Hazard is one of 14 statewide launching new early childhood learning programs this fall with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning® Academies, driven by Toyota, the program takes aim at the fact that half of Kentucky’s children are not prepared for kindergarten, according to research by the Kentucky Board of Education.Along with the 14 new schools, Toyota will continue...

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Courts reverse ruling in Napier assault case

HAZARD—A Perry County man who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for felony assault after allegedly shooting another man has had his case overturned due to issues with evidence from the Commonwealth’s Attorney in the case.Tracy Napier, 39, was arrested and charged with attempted murder in September 2010 after he allegedly shot Carl Holbrook several times during a confrontation near Napier’s home in Bonnyman.The case went before a jury in 2011, but was de...

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Police search for Knott Co. Subway robber

MALLIE – The robbery of a Knott County business late Sunday evening has officers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 searching for an armed suspect.KSP Post 13 in Hazard received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m., from Hometown Subway, located in the Holly Hills Shopping Center in Mallie, advising that the store had been robbed by a subject armed with a gun.

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Domestic dispute results in shots fired

MAYKING – An argument between family members at a residence on Cram Creek, in the Mayking community of Letcher County, resulted in one man being hospitalized for treatment of gunshot wounds over the weekend.

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Mayor gives address on state of Hazard

HAZARD—Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce members and other local community members gathered in the council chamber of Hazard City Hall Tuesday morning for the chamber’s monthly meeting, and to hear Mayor Nan Gorman’s state of the city address.“I wanted to give you a view of what the city has been doing in the last few months, and being you up to date because it’s important that you know we aren’t just sitting down here doing nothing,”...

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County board sets tax rates, keeps things positive

HAZARD — The Perry County Board of Education held its first meeting of the new school year last Thursday. Superintendent Jonathan Jett said he felt like things had gotten off to a great start.“I’ve never seen a more positive attitude throughout our district than we have right now,” he said.The board was provided an update on Farm to School, an initiative that seeks to buy food from local farmers and distribute it to cafeterias in all of the distri...

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Court debates electrical permits, inmate healthcare

HAZARD — Slight controversy over the issuance of electrical work permits and the provision of inmate healthcare at the Kentucky River Regional Jail enlivened the Perry County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 19.Beginning on September 1st, a permit must be obtained from the County Judge Executive’s office in Hazard for any electrical work requiring inspection. The permit is a state-mandated permit under Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) Chapt...

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Bulldogs go 1-2 on the week

The Hazard Bulldogs started their 2014 soccer season this week. The Bulldogs played three games, and came away with one win.The Bulldogs started their season on the road at Prestonsburg. The Blackcats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, with Hazard erasing one goal just before the half (2-1).Hazard’s defense came out determined in the second half, shutting down Prestonsburg. Justin Combs got his second goal of the game in the half, while Isaac Turner picked up a goal....

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Lady Commodores open with 2-1 week

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores opened their 2014 week with three consecutive home games. The Lady Commodores took on Middlesboro, Prestonsburg and Estill County, and came away with a 2-1 record.Perry Central opened the week with Middlesboro. The Lady Commodores dominated the game from start to finish, and shut out the Lady Yellow Jackets 6-0.Later in the week, the Lady Commodores hosted the Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats. This would be a close game throughout, wit...

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Commodores avenge last year’s season against Engineers

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Estill County Engineers. It would be a rematch of last year’s region championship game. The two teams also tied in both of their regular season contests.The Commodore defense dominated play in the first half, keeping the Engineers from getting a look at the goal in the first 20 minutes. At the half, Estill still lacked a shot on goal, while Perry Central got five shots. However, the game went to the half with no scor...

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Commodores fall in season opener

The Perry County Central Commodores opened their 2014 football season on the road at the Clay County Tigers. The Commodores struggled with their offense throughout the game, and managed but one defensive touchdown.The Commodores struggled with the rain and the Tigers throughout the first half. Clay County was able to put a couple of touchdowns on the board, and went into the break with a 14-0 lead.After an extended intermission, it was back to the field. Perry Central sc...

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Lady Dores take Lady Pirate Invitational

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores traveled to Berea to participate in the Lady Pirate Invitational volleyball tournament. The Lady Commodores played four matches in the tournament, and came away with the title without dropping a game.In the first game, the Lady Commodores took on Sayre, and came away with the 2-0 win. Perry Central took the first game 25-14 and the second 25-17.Game two saw Perry Central take on a familiar foe in the Middlesboro Lady ...

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Fire causes minimal damage in Wabaco

HAZARD — A small structure fire broke out at 121 Rowl Street in the Wabaco community of Hazard on Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Sam Stacy with the Hazard Fire Deparment said a call was received at 1:18 p.m.Firefighters were on the scene by 1:22 p.m., Stacy said.Stacy said there was a fire underneath a trailer that caused minimal damage. The cause of the fire was an electrical issue, he said, and no injuries were sustained.“We turned it back over to ...

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Stoops says 2014 UK football team improved

Mark Stoops and his Kentucky Wildcats will open up their 2014 football season Saturday at 12 p.m. on the SEC TV Network in Commonwealth Stadium against UT–Martin from the Ohio Valley Conference, which went 7–5 last year. Tickets are still available and can be obtained online at www.ukathletics.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800 – 928 – 2287 and asking for the ticket office.

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