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The Easter Bunny arrived early in Hazard

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Photos by Gwendolyn Holliday | Hazard HeraldChildren rush to grab eggs in the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Drop” in Perry County Park on Saturday April 12.The event was sponsored by Summit Church in Hazard and hundreds tunred out to participate.Colored eggs ready to be gathered at Bobby Davis Park for “Easter in the Park” on Saturday April 12.The event was sponsored by C.H.I.C.K.S., Ponderosa and Wal-Mart.The Easter Bunny was on hand to help give baskets and greet children.Janet Prater-Smith and Haven King handed out easter baskets and two bicycles in a ticket drawing at the event.

 

Sheriff’s office has new tip line

HAZARD- Residents of communities in Perry County now have a new way to contact local law enforcement if they have any tips about possible criminal activity.The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has implemented an email tip line for Perry County residents, Deputy Jerry Burns said.Burns said the tip line can be used for residents to report suspicious activity, request additional patrols, and to report the location of individuals who have an active warrant.R...

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New hospital expansion prepares to open doors

HAZARD—A more than $47 million expansion project to the Hazard ARH Hospital will begin opening its doors this week.Construction began on the 100,000 square foot Joe Craft Tower, named after Perry County native Joe Craft, in 2012. The three-story building will house 34 private rooms on its third floor, 16 cardiac critical care bed on the second floor, and a new 24-bed ER on the first floor.Judy Craft, chief nursing officer at the Hazard ARH, said the new ER, which o...

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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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Hazard topples Wolfe

The second round of the 14th region All “A” baseball tournament saw the Hazard Bulldogs take on the Wolfe County Wolves. The Bulldogs had little trouble disposing of the Wolves as they toppled them by the final count of 14-4.Hazard picked up four runs in the bottom of the first inning, but gave three back to Wolfe County in the top half of the second inning. In the bottom of the second inning, the Bulldogs all but put the game on ice (11-3).The Bulldogs picke...

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Commodores upend Patriots

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores took on the Knott Central Lady Patriots as part of the Swing Break tournament. The Lady Commodores put together a strong fifth inning to upend the Lady Patriots 7-1.Perry Central opened the game with a single run in the first inning. The Lady Commodores sat on that lead until the fourth inning when they were able to tack another run on to their tally (2-0).The big blow came in the fifth inning when Perry Central erase...

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Commodores fall to Blackcats

Early in the week, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Prestonsburg Blackcats. The Commodores lost to the Blackcats in the opening week of the baseball season, and were looking for some revenge.The Commodores took the early lead with a run in the first inning. However, they would see that lead disappear in the third inning as the Blackcats scored four runs to take the 1-4 lead.Perry Central would inch their way back into the game, scoring a run in each the fou...

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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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Perry inches past Lee

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores traveled to Beattyville to take on the Lee County Lady Bobcats. The Lady Commodores found themselves in quite a battle, and had to squash a late rally to inch past the Lady Bobcats 6-5.The two teams traded runs in the first inning (1-1), with the Lady Commodores taking the advantage with solo runs in the second and third innings (3-1). Lee County scored a run in the fifth inning (3-2), but gave it right back in the sixth inning (4...

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Commodores down Dragons

Last Tuesday, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Harlan Green Dragons. The game was tight throughout, with the Commodores pulling out the 6-4 win.Harlan opened the game with a run in the top of the first inning. However, Perry Central would not be outdone, and came up with two runs in the bottom of the frame (2-1).The two teams would trade runs in the third inning (3-2), with the Commodores adding a run to their lead in the fifth inning (4-2). Harlan would ti...

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Hazard starts All ‘A’ with win over Buckhorn

The Hazard Bulldogs began their quest for their eighth consecutive 14th region All “A” title with the Buckhorn Wildcats. The Bulldogs jumped out to the early lead, and cruised to the 7-0 win.The Bulldogs crossed the plate twice in the first inning, and three times in the third inning to go up 5-0 at the midway point of the game. Hazard would round out their scoring with a pair of runs in the sixth inning, giving them the 7-0 win.Buckhorn (0) Shannon Blank 1 h...

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Bulldogs roll over Bobcats

The Hazard Bulldogs took on the Lee County Bobcats in the semifinals of the 14th region All “A” baseball tournament. The Bulldogs had little trouble disposing of the Bobcats as they rolled to the 16-3 win.Hazard’s first three innings saw them touch the plate 11 times and take the 11-3 lead. The Bulldogs went on cruise control down the stretch, pushing their margin to a level that would end the game early.Hazard was able to advance to the championship ga...

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Dores avenge early loss to Dawgs

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodore and Hazard Lady Bulldog softball teams hooked up for the second time this season. The Lady Bulldogs came away with the win in the first meeting.Perry Central took control of the game from the first inning, scoring a single run in each of the first two innings (2-0). The Lady Commodores then struck for three runs in the third inning, giving them the 5-0 lead.The Lady Commodores continued to add to their advantage in the...

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Hazard captures eighth straight All ‘A’

Late last week, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Wolfe County for the finals of the All “A” baseball championship. The Bulldogs took on the Cordia Lions in the 14th region title game.The Bulldogs used a steady offense early, crossing the plate once in each of the first three innings (3-0). Hazard then exploded for four runs in the fourth inning, and followed that up with a two run inning (9-0).The seventh inning would be the put the Bulldogs over the top. The ...

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Commodores take down Pirates

The Perry County Central Lady Commodores took on the Powell County Lady Pirates on Saturday as part of the Swing Break tournament. The game came down to who had the biggest rally in the fourth inning, with the nod going to the Lady Commodores.The game went scoreless until the third inning when the Lady Commodores managed to eek out a single run (1-0). The game then came down to a fourth inning shootout. Perry Central was able to get the better of the exchange 5-3, giving the Lady C...

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Hazard shocks Powell

The Hazard Lady Bulldogs hooked up with the Powell County Lady Pirates as part of the Swing Break tournament on Saturday. The Lady Pirates looked to have the game all but wrapped up when the Lady Bulldogs shocked them with seven runs in the final inning to take the 10-9 win.By the time the top of the third inning was over, Powell County had built an 8-0 lead. In the bottom of the frame, Hazard cut three runs off the tally (3-8).The Lady Pirates went up 9-3 in the fourth ...

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Lady Dawgs top Lady Patriots

On Saturday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Knott Central Lady Patriots in the Swing Break tournament at Perry Central. The Lady Bulldogs would get all the runs they would need to win the game in the first inning, and then fell back on their defense for the win.Hazard got the better end of the first inning exchange, coming away with the 5-1 advantage. Knott Central would pick up another run in the fourth inning, but the Bulldogs would erase it in the fifth inning (6-2)....

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