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On Oct. 30, the Perry County Fiscal Court held a special meeting to announce and celebrate the allocation of a $2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Hazard and the Perry County Fiscal Court to complete the build-out of an industrial building that will accommodate…

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A groundbreaking ceremony for Dajcor’s incoming manufacturing plant at the Coalfields Industrial Park in Chavies was held Nov. 2, drawing in many community members, business representatives and local and state leaders.

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On Nov. 2, the Perry County Fiscal Court received a $300,000 economic development grant from Kentucky Power to support bringing Dajcor Aluminum and hundreds of jobs to the region. The grant is being funded through the Kentucky Power Economic Development Growth Grants (K-PEGG) program.

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While Gov. Matt Bevin had not conceded the governor’s race to Attorney General Andy Beshear as of presstime Wednesday, the unofficial vote total showed that Beshear was maintaining a 5,189-vote lead following Tuesday’s general election.

Astronomy and physics Professor Dr. Jeremy Wood has authored the textbook The Dynamics of Small Solar Systems Bodies, published by Springer. The Hazard Community and Technical College astrophysicist based most of his book on his doctoral thesis. The textbook contains example problems and end…

Hazard Community and Technical College recently brought home gold, silver and bronze medallion awards for publications created by HCTC representatives. The National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) presented the awards to HCTC officials Wendy Feltner and Evelyn Wood during t…

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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.

Shaking off a shutout loss to Pikeville from one week early, Hazard rolled past visiting Phelps 43-7 in a Class A District 7 football game on Friday, Oct. 25.

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Perry Central showed improvement but couldn’t keep up offensively as visiting Clay County pulled away to win 48-20 in a Class 4A District 8 football game on Friday, Oct. 18.

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Hazard just couldn’t get anything going as Pikeville picked up a 42-0 win over the Bulldogs last Friday night in Class A District 8 action.

Prevailing on its home field, determined Perry Central edged crosstown rival Hazard 1-0 in the 53rd District Boys’ Soccer Tournament title game on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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