Over the weekend, the numbers of confirmed positive and probable COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Perry County, leaving Perry County at more than 100 active cases.

Today, Aug. 21, officials with the Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in one employee and three veteran residents at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.

Today, Aug. 14, the Kentucky River District Health Department announced two new COVID-19 related deaths and five newly confirmed positive cases in Perry County.

Over the weekend, the numbers of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Perry County and throughout the entire Kentucky River District Health Department service area. Today, several new confirmed and probable cases were announced by the KRDHD.

Gov. Andy Beshear recommended on Aug. 10 that school districts delay their return to in-person classes until Sept. 28, saying it is a “difficult but necessary step.”

The Kentucky Education Association, which represents 42,000 educators in the state, issued a statement Aug. 7 asking for school districts to decide to begin the school year virtually, as opposed to in-person.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and U.S. Attorney Rob Duncan issued a warning Aug. 5 of a potential scam related to Kentuckians receiving unsolicited packages of personal protective equipment (PPE) from foreign countries.

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Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman have started an initiative that calls for Kentuckians to donate face masks to local school districts in order to help school staff, teachers and students against COVID-19 in the upcoming school year.

Today, July 30, officials with ARH announced that due to a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, and in an abundance of caution to prevent the continued spread of the virus and support the safest hospital environments for all patients, ARH staff will be limiting visitors, and the following revi…

The numbers of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have continued to spike in Perry County and throughout the entire Kentucky River District Health Department service area. Since last week, there have been several new confirmed and probable cases announced by the KRDHD.

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Like many facilities and organizations, the Kentucky River Regional Jail has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has been implementing changes to ensure safety.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced new steps being taken in an attempt to curb what he referred to as an escalation of COVID-19 cases and a rising positivity rate of the virus.

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Last July, community members celebrated Hazard and Perry County's first North Fork Music Festival on Main Street in downtown Hazard. The event, sponsored by the City of Hazard and the Perry County Fiscal Court, drew hundreds of people from the town and surrounding counties, and featured a va…

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The Hazard Bulldogs’ football team has been sidelined due to their own battle with COVID-19.

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As numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state and area, officials from both local school systems, Hazard Independent School District and Perry County School District, have decided to delay the start date for students. Both school systems were previously scheduled to begin on Aug…

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Over the weekend, on July 17, officials with the Black Gold Festival Committee confirmed that the plans for the 2020 Black Gold Festival have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthcare officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced that several new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area last week and this week, bringing Perry County's total cases to nearly 150.

Today, July 20, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department announced that several new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the KRDHD service area since last week, bringing the KRDHD's total cases to 225. More than 20 cases were confirmed in Perry County over the weekend.

Today, July 17, the Black Gold Festival Committee confirmed that the plans for the 2020 40th anniversary festival has been cancelled this year.

After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillside Theater re-opened early this month on July 3. Now, after a slow return, officials with the business said they have decided to change the hours of operation.

Kentucky River District Health Department health officials announced that there are 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their service area today. Of those cases, 12 are from Perry County.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – People can make appointments for in-person unemployment insurance (UI) services that will be offered next week in Covington and Prestonsburg to assist Kentuckians while ensuring the safety of those needing assistance and limiting the spread of COVID-19. 

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Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order mandating that all Kentuckians must wear facial coverings in certain public situations starting 5 p.m. July 10, following days of continuous COVID-19 case spikes throughout the state.

As the usual opening practice dates for fall sports approach, Kentucky school districts are concerned about how to operate athletic programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Julian Tackett of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) answered some imminent questions Tue…

On Monday, June 6, all schools in the Perry County Schools District announced plans for the upcoming school year. As of presstime, Perry County Schools are scheduled to reopen on Aug. 6.

Today, July 8, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department confirmed three new positive COVID-19 cases in Perry County, as well as the second COVID-19 related death in the area.

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