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Officials with a local stroke and caregiver support group said they hope to see May declared Stroke Awareness Month every year after both Perry Judge-Executive Scott Alexander and Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini signed proclamations.

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Gov. Matt Bevin announced May 10 that Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first U.S. operation near Hazard.

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On May 9, members of the Just One Foundation visited the Kentucky River Regional Jail and performed music for the inmates. The message of the songs and conversations was an effort to show inmates that they are not alone or forgotten, and that they can overcome the addictions they face.

On May 10, many community members came together to celebrate the highway dedication of a beloved local figure and Korean War veteran, First Lt. Margaret Lucille Manchinni, better known as “Miss Peggy.”

On May 10, SPARK Ministries held its first “Light the Way” Drug Rally in front of the Justice Center on Main Street in Hazard. The event featured various activities throughout the evening dedicated to helping individuals fighting addiction, as well as honoring those who lost their battles wi…

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On Friday, the Perry Central Lady Commodore softball team picked up a decisive 7-2 victory over Harlan County after holding the Lady Black Bears to only three hits.

EASTERN — Floyd Central halted a three-game losing skid on Monday, outlasting visiting Perry Central, a former 14th Region frontrunner, 2-1 in a high school baseball game.

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BAXTER — Hazard fell victim to a walk-off as host Harlan County, a rival from the bordering 13th Region, battled back to win 6-5 in eight innings in a high school baseball game on Monday.

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On Tuesday, Perry Central made the trip to Pike County for their second matchup against Pike Central. The Hawks picked up a dramatic 10-9 victory, despite Perry’s late surge.

EASTERN — Winning on the road, Perry Central managed to shake a slow start to pull away to defeat host Floyd Central 11-4 in a non-district high school softball game on Monday.

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