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Lightning knocks out telephones at county school board

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HAZARD – Anyone calling the central office for the Perry County Board of Education since a severe thunderstorm rolled across the region on Thursday may have noticed that no one answered. That’s because a bolt of lightning apparently disabled the office’s entire telephone system.


The lightning blew three switches in the office, which led to the outage, according to Mike Smith, the district’s technology director.


Superintendent John Paul Amis said the telephone outage has been a major headache for the office for the better part of a week, and he understands that some people trying to reach central office and may be frustrated, but he hopes the system will be back and up and running later on Wednesday.

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