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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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