The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) released a new guidance document on Sept. 20 to support schools and districts as they implement Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which was passed on Sept. 9 during the General Assembly’s recent special session.
During the Sept. 1 Hazard Rotary Club meeting, Emily Hudson, founder and executive director of the Southeast Kentucky African American Museum and Cultural Center (SEKY AAMCC), presented information and updates for the SEKY AAMCC.
This week, the Perry County School District announced that the district is going to continue to require masks inside its buildings following last week’s legislative session. Hazard Independent Schools had not yet announced a plan for responding to the legislature’s action as of presstime Sept. 15.
Recently, it was announced that Perry County is ranked among the highest in COVID-19 outbreaks in the entire United States.
Last week, plans for the 40th annual Black Gold Festival kicked off with the Miss Black Gold and Miss Perry County Festival pageants at The Forum on Saturday, Sept. 11. This week, from Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 16-18, the Black Gold Festival will be held in downtown Hazard.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced entries are being accepted for the 2021-2022 edition of its popular Adopt-a-Highway art contest for Kentucky school students. The theme is Adopt-a-Highway: Keep Kentucky Clean.
WHITESBURG — Quarterback Carson Adams excelled through the air and on the ground to lead Letcher Central over visiting Hazard 36-0 in a non-district high school football game on Friday, Sept. 10.
JACKSON — Winning on the road, Perry Central held on to defeat Breathitt County 43-36 in a non-district high school football game on Friday, Sept. 10.
HAZARD — Claiming its second straight win in the 2021 high school football season, Perry Central shut out visiting Floyd Central 35-0 on Friday, Aug. 27.