This month, city officials began enforcing the city’s codes by condemning and demolishing properties that are not up to code.
The City of Hazard and the Housing Development Alliance have partnered to revitalize the former Allais shopping center and plan to turn the building into 15 new energy efficient homes. Hazard City Manager Derrick Hall said that the partnership was made possible by a grant.
In July, four inmates escaped from the Kentucky River Regional Jail when, officials said, a deputy accidentally dropped a set of keys. Those four individuals were recently indicted and each were charged with second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender.
On Aug. 17, the Perry County Public Library held its annual Comic-Calooza event. This year’s theme was “The Year of the Bat,” and was centered on the popular D.C. comic book character Batman.
This year, the Perry County Community Foundation decided to change things up a bit by trying something new. Instead of the annual Run for the Hills Charity Challenge and 5K race, they created a new program called “Supporting Success in Perry County.” This year, there were eight non-profit or…