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For his dedication and excellence in patient care, the exclusive medical society of Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named local surgeon Dr. Chad Brashear, DO, FACOS, FACS a “2020 Patient Preferred Surgeon of the Year” for the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police Post 13 has had several events this December focusing on helping those in need in the community. These include events such as Cram the Cruiser and Shop with a Cop, that offer help to individuals and families during the holiday season. Public Affairs Officer Master Troop…

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On Friday, Dec. 6, a new program was announced that will offer free community health worker tuition and training for area students when United Healthcare and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH), in partnership with Hazard Community and Technical College,…

On Saturday, Dec. 7, families from all across southeast Kentucky gathered at A.B. Combs Elementary School for the Love Project. The Love Project is a yearly effort by Dr. Jeremy Mays, his wife, Niki Mays and Healing Waters Ministry in Erin, Tennessee, of which Jeremy Mays is the president. T…

The Perry County Public Schools have launched Kentucky’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Academy to prepare students for opportunities in the digital economy and to utilize the emerging technology in selected areas of classroom instruction. Beyond developing fluency in the technology, students wi…



HAZARD — Host Perry County Central fared well on its home floor as part of a 2019/2020 season debut, defeating rival Leslie County 90-73 in a 54th District boys’ basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

HAZARD — Host Hazard pulled away to defeat 15th Region member Martin County 80-63 in a boys’ high school basketball season opener on Tuesday night.

The 54th District will have a bit of a new look this season as legendary Perry Central head coach Randy Napier is no longer on the Lady Commodores’ sideline.

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.

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