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Two Hazard men were publicly named this week as being charged as part of a federal drug trafficking conspiracy case that has already resulted in six other Perry County residents and a Shelby County man being indicted.

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In an effort to raise awareness of these issues and promote Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center, known as Care Cottage, is holding different activities throughout the month of April. These efforts, said officials with the Care Cottage, are critical especial…

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This week, students and children throughout Hazard and Perry County have been participating in several events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Week of the Young Child.” Several events have taken place throughout the week, including Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday and Work Together Wednesday…

Over the weekend, representatives from the Baby Pantry, in partnership with Master’s Lamb Ministries, held an Easter fundraiser, decorating the yards of several community members and providing Easter cheer to several families. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the Baby Pantry, …

This week, Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini signed a proclamation declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Throughout April, two local organizations, the Rising Center and the Kentucky River Children’s Advocacy Center (Care Cottage), will be holding sever…

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EASTERN — Perry Central overcame an early deficit to pull away to defeat homestanding Floyd Central 9-3 in a high school baseball game on Friday, April 9.

Jarrett Napier drove in the game-winning run on a single in the bottom half of the seventh inning to lift Hazard over Estill County 5-4 at Perry Central on Saturday, April 3.

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Perry Central shut out homestanding Harlan County 7-0 in a high school baseball game on Tuesday, April 6.

HAZARD — Letcher Central held on to edge Perry Central 48-47 in the opening round of the 14th Region Girls’ Basketball Tournament Semifinals at John C. Combs Arena on Friday, March 26.

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JACKSON — Hazard’s latest postseason run ended in the 14th Region title game. Determined Knott Central knocked off Hazard 65-56 in the 14th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament Championship Game at Breathitt County High School on Wednesday, March 24.

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