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Perry conservation named top district in east

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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 year that made it the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ “Outstanding Conservation District” in the region.

 

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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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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