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Last week, SYKES and Intuit employees donated microscopes to a local school as part of the “SYKES Gives Back” initiative. SYKES employees said they live by their purpose of helping people one caring interaction at a time. Not only do employees do this in their work each day, said SYKES repre…

Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard reported this week that detectives with the post are actively investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains near a residential area Sunday afternoon.  

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Last week, on Nov. 13, a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the Mary E. Martin (MEM) Diabetes Center of Excellence at the Primary Care Center of Eastern Kentucky, the first affiliate of the University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBCD). A celebration for …

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The Hazard Police Department responded to an anonymous tip that officers said led to the department’s biggest drug bust in its history.

Last Friday, Nov. 15, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce held the first of four free Regional Employer Technical Assistance Workshops designed to help Kentucky employers understand the basics of substance use disorder and addiction, the impact of substance use on their workforce and to provide…

A recycling bin was delivered to each school in Perry County this past week as Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander, state Rep. Chris Fugate and others closely involved with the recycling center and the fiscal court spoke to students at each school in the Hazard Independent and Perry…

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University of Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2019 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. The award is presented annually to the best college quarterback, and is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award.

Hazard shook off a regular-season finale loss to Whitley County during the opening round of the postseason, defeating visiting Phelps 36-8 in the Class A Football Playoffs last Friday.

Perry Central remained in the loss column on the road as host Harlan County pulled away to win 49-19 in a Class 4A District 8 football game on Friday, Oct. 25.

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