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Over the weekend, InVision Hazard held their first annual Pantry Shelf Doughnut Eating Competition in conjunction with the Passport to Hazard event. The Pantry Shelf Doughnut Eating Competition was held at the North Fork Music Festival stage on Saturday, July 24. During the competition, 11 c…

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Last Thursday, July 22, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $157 million in funding for more than 360 non-entitlement cities in Kentucky from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).The funding, said officials, will arrive as soon as this week to offset expenses related to COVID-19, including …

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It is that time of year when parents are shopping for school supplies and kids clothing. While you are focusing on back-to-school needs, make sure to schedule wellness checkups for your kids.

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As the end of summer break nears, many students in Hazard and Perry County are beginning to prepare for the upcoming school year. Within the next few weeks, several Back to School Bash events are scheduled to be held for students and families of both the Hazard Independent and Perry County s…

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Recently, the family who owns the Mother Goose building said that the re-construction of the local landmark is nearly complete and they expect the head and neck of the goose to be returned to the building within the next few weeks.

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Over the weekend, on July 23-24, the Northfork Music Festival was held in downtown Hazard and featured several local artists, vendors and businesses. This was the city and county’s second music festival.

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This month, Appalachian Quilt and Craft in Hazard, along with several other local quilt shops across the region, organized and participated in the area’s first “Quiltin’ in the Mountains Shop Hop” to promote small businesses in each participating city. The theme of this year’s Quiltin’ in th…

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Buckhorn Children and Family Services officially opened a new solar array on their Perry County campus on June 30. The organization partnered with Everybody Solar, a national nonprofit, to install a solar system at Roger’s Cottage, a building that currently has electricity bills exceeding $1…

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Throughout the month of June, the Hazard Rotary Club, along with the support of community partners, collected items to donate to the Kentucky Infant Development Station (KIDS), also known as the Baby Pantry. The club, in partnership with Hazard Community and Technical College student ambassa…

Recently, officials with the  former East Kentucky Fitness Gym announced that the gym will be opening under a new name soon. “Under the new Pit Fit name and management, we are eager to see new energy and life within the same walls to serve the same community and create the same atmosphere th…

On Tuesday, July 13, the Perry County KY Farmer's Market held a pop-up market at ARH. Vendors sold fresh produce, watermelon by the slice, homemade pound cake, freshly baked bread, jars of peach butter and pepper jelly, goat milk soaps and much more. Representatives from Shenanigans were als…

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This week, on July 12, officials with the Kentucky River Children's Advocacy Center, also known as the Care Cottage, announced that Kentucky State Police Sergeant Joel Abner received the Legendary Partner Award 2021 for his outstanding dedication to the Care Cottage. Legendary Partners are c…

Next week, the Hindman Settlement School and the Appalachian Arts Alliance will hold their second evening of Appalachian Folk Nights, a monthly dinner and “old-timey” square dance intended to connect community members with their Appalachian heritage. Community members are encouraged and invi…

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During the July 7 meeting of the Hazard Rotary Club, club members welcomed guest speaker Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betsy Clemons to present updates about the Chamber’s recent activities during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During the July 13 Perry County Fiscal Court meeting, court members discussed several agenda items, including a discussion about the progress made in recycling throughout the county.

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On July 12, Rudy’s Bakery, a local favorite, reopened at its new location on Main Street. The restaurant is serving many of its old menu items, along with some new options. The business, said owners, is also still offering catering and private parties upon request. Management said they plan …

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