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On Jan. 13, the Food and Faith Coalition, along with the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, met for a virtual Food and Faith Summit to reflect on the work done in 2021 and look ahead to their plans for the coming year.

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On Monday, Jan. 17, community members celebrated two virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. The Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) held one event and the Southeastern Kentucky African-American Museum and Cultural Center (SEKY-AAMCC) held the other event.

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Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have reported seeing a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Perry County. The increase, said KRDHD officials, is expected to continue, however, people are encouraged to get vaccinated and practice recommended guidelines.

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On Jan. 12, Viper Elementary School staff and students celebrated the opening of the school’s new Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine, the first in Perry County. The book machine, said school officials, will be used to reward students in the MTTS/ABRI program, and is hoped to promote positive…

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Continuing to show improvement, Perry Central edged visiting Lawrence County 70-68 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 15.

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Hazard was limited offensively as Whitley County pulled away to win 61-35 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 15.

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The All Mountain Volleyball Team is comprised of teams in the coverage area in Kentucky. Mingo County West Virginia teams are not included in this list.

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