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Since July 2018, a local man has been extending efforts to clean up Perry County. He recently announced his concern for the community’s cleanliness and enforcement of codes to keep areas clean. 

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Three shelters in Kentucky, including the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter in Perry County, have been selected to receive funding as part of the Kentucky Humane Society’s Love 120 project. 

During the Jan. 17 Hazard Independent Board of Education meeting, board members discussed various possibilities on how to best utilize two large donations given to the Hazard Independent Schools District by the Brashear family. 

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Hazard Middle School students showed their love of the community by giving back for an important cause, donating more than 100 items to the ARH Cancer Center. 

During the Jan. 23 fiscal court meeting, Perry County Sheriff Joe Engle gave updates on the recent changes in the financial status of the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. 

The Hazard City Commission took the first steps recently toward the city allowing the sale of alcohol on Sundays within the city limits.

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BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne was unable to carry momentum from a win over Jenkins earlier in the week into its next matchup as Buckhorn held on to win 63-60 in a non-district boys' high school basketball at Junior Newsome Arena on Wednesday night.

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The Perry Central Commodores claimed their second victory of the season against Hazard defeating the Bulldogs 49-47 Tuesday night.

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Hazard rebounded with a 56-50 win over Betsy Layne Monday night on the road after suffering a 50-37 loss to Pike Central on the road last Friday night.

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Host Floyd Central fell behind early and couldn't recover from its slow start as Perry Central, a rival from the neighboring 14th Region, pulled away to win 63-31 in a boys' high school basketball game on Thursday night. 

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The 14th Region All “A” Classic kicked off this week in both boys’ and girls’ action. The Hazard Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs began play on the road against June Buchanan.

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