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During the Sept. 15 Kentucky River District Health Department Board of Health meeting, several healthcare officials discussed the updates recently made within their departments and the impacts of their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, the Perry County School District's Board of Education voted to keep tax rates the same rate as previous years. Tax reports were generated on Aug. 6, and the BOE had to set a rate within 45 days of Aug. 6.

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On Sept. 11, members of the Vicco-Sassafrass Volunteer Fire Department participated in a stair challenge as a tribute in memory of the 9/11 victims.

On Sept. 12, the Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center, Inc., also known as the Care Cottage, held the organization's fourth annual Steve Tackett Memorial Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at the Perry County Park. The funds raised, said representatives of the organization, will go toward the ce…

Despite the ongoing pandemic, a local funeral home has continued to expand the services offered at the facility. Earlier this year, the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home in Hazard had a crematorium installed on their property, adding cremation to their list of services offered.

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HAZARD — Determined Floyd Central outscored Hazard 18-0 in the second half to win 24-21 in the Bill Dixon Bowl at East Perry Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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On Friday, Perry Central took on Pike Central and pulled out the 37-23 win, making this the first win for head coach Mark Dixon in his Commodore debut.

After nearly four hours of discussion, the Kentucky Department of Education voted unanimously, 10-0, to develop written communication with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to consider alternate options for high contact fall sports.

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