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Last week, several areas of the city and county experienced water leaks, shortages and outages. Since then, city and county officials have held special called meetings to discuss the water issues.

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Three colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will jointly honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. with a virtual presentation. The presentation will be performed by Dr. Kathy Bullock, an educator, scholar, speaker, singer, choral arranger …

Several agencies and government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Grossman announced Jan. 13 plans to retire on June 30 as the head of Eastern Kentucky’s largest healthcare system, ARH announced in a statement.

Recently, three individuals were named to Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing body for Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and has oversight responsibility for all corporate activity. The board is intended to ensure that Goodwill is an effective stewar…

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Several local healthcare providers, including Hazard ARH, the Kentucky River District Health Department and Primary Care Center of Eastern Kentucky, have been distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals in phase 1A and/or phase 1B. As cases continue to rise, local healthcare officials …

This week, officials with JCPenney released an online statement and confirmed that the JCPenney located at the Black Gold Shopping Center in Hazard will be closing this year.

After several areas of the city and county experienced water leaks, shortages and outages, officials with the City of Hazard began working on repairing multiple waterline breaks, and the city declared a certificate of emergency. This week, several businesses and residents throughout the City…

During the Jan. 5 special session of the Perry County Board of Education meeting, a swearing in ceremony was held for elected board members, and board members voted to select a board chairperson, vice chairperson and legislative liaison. Judge Alison Wells conducted the swearing-in ceremony …

Throughout December, group members of the Parents of Angels took turns lighting candles at the monument in the Perry County Park every night throughout the entire month. At the end of the month, on Dec. 31, the group had a small socially distanced candle-lighting ceremony at the monument. Th…

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On Dec. 29, officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department began phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccination process, and have since expanded into phase 1B.

This week, officials with the City of Hazard have been working on repairing several waterline breaks that resulted in the loss of water to multiple areas of Hazard and Perry County. On Dec. 30, a certificate of emergency was declared by the city.

On Dec. 21, officials with CVS Health announced that the company has formally launched its COVID- 19 vaccination program for long-term care facilities, whose residents have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vacci…

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This month, 10 year-old Shade Combs, a fourth grade student at East Perry Elementary School, held a winter clothing drive to benefit the homeless population in Hazard and Perry County. From Dec. 14-22, Combs, with the help of his family, friends, local businesses and the community, collected…

Hazard Community and Technical College Professor and Cosmetology Program Coordinator Susan Johnson is retiring after 29 years of teaching future cosmetologists.

On Dec. 18, Gov. Andy Beshear and representatives of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board announced that they recently approved $1,713,425 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

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On Dec. 22, the Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospital, along with all other ARH hospitals in the state, began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to employees and other healthcare workers in the area. This week, beginning on Dec. 28, the Hazard Primary Care Centers of …

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As the project moves along, members of the Housing Development Alliance (HDA) are preparing to begin the second phase of the major redevelopment project in the Allais community. Recently, the City of Hazard completed its portion of the project alongside H.A. Spalding Engineers, and the land …

During the Dec. 15 meeting of the Kentucky River District Health Department, local healthcare officials discussed the latest COVID-19 case numbers, updates for the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and more.

On Dec. 16, Coal Country Candles opened its new location in Hazard. The business is located across the City Hall parking area and will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday this week. The store offers a variety of handmade scented products including candles, tarts and air fre…

Last Thursday, a single vehicle crash involving an ATV left one individual dead in the Buckhorn community of Perry County.

Last week, on Dec. 18, a Polar Express Story Drive was held at the Perry County Park as part of this year's “Christmas in a Small Town.” During the event, families could bring their children to the park for some socially distanced fun, and drive through the different stations to pick up take…

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On Dec. 17, the third annual Christmas Parade of Lights was held in downtown Hazard. This year, said event organizers, the parade was a little different than in previous years due to the pandemic, however, was still very successful.

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In the days following the Dec. 9 fire at the Hazard Huddle House, several employees have been left without a job and are contemplating what their next steps are. With the holidays coming, employees said the fire has left many of them feeling lost.

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On Dec. 15, the USA Drone Port, in partnership with the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence for Rural Health and FAA, completed the first package delivery in Appalachia with drones to patients that are at risk of COVID-19. The deliveries, said local officials, was successful.

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Last week, Anthony Ray Lewis, 49, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a 2019 murder that occurred at the Bobby Davis Park.

As Christmas nears, many businesses, organizations, churches, schools and community groups have decorated trees on Main Street to help spread some holiday cheer. One group, the “Parents of Angels,” has joined the festivities and added a tree to try to help parents who have lost their childre…

This week, individuals across the state celebrated the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations to hospitals across the commonwealth. As the vaccine is made available, local healthcare providers such as Dr. John Jones, of the Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, are encouraging the community t…

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has been providing free boxes of food containing fresh produce, meat and dairy products for the children and families in Hazard and Perry County. The boxes were origin…

On Dec. 10, Hazard city officials announced the winners of the 2020 Christmas decorating contest. The judges were kept anonymous, but the group was made up of high school students, teachers, bankers and church directors, said representatives of the city. “They all love their community and al…

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On Dec. 9, the Hazard Fire Department responded to a fire at the Huddle House located in the Village Lane shopping center in Hazard.

Last week, the suspect from a fatal shooting appeared in Perry County District Court for his arraignment. During the hearing, his attorney waived the arraignment automatically entering him into a plea of not guilty.

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On Dec. 7, Gov. Andy Beshear honored the more than 2,000 Kentuckians lost to COVID-19 during a ceremony in front of the State Capitol Building on Monday. The Governor, First Lady Britainy Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and the Kentucky State Police Honor Guard recognized the loss of th…

This week, healthcare officials with the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center have welcomed a new faculty member to their medical staff. David A. Weber, MD, the newest medical staff member at ARH, specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pain due to illness or injury.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise following Thanksgiving, Kentucky River District Health Department Public Health Director Scott Lockard and other KRDHD officials are hoping to remind people to follow recommendations and safety guidelines to decrease the spread of the pandemic.

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Recently, a shooting in the Krypton community of Perry County left one individual dead.

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This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and potential risk of spread while in public, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday looked very different compared to previous years. Many businesses, large and small, had limits on how many shoppers were permitted to be in the store at once…

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Recently, Jamie Amburgey, the lead facility and housekeeping float for Bluegrass Care Navigators, was given the first-ever President’s Award at the Bluegrass Care Navigator's facility. The President’s Award, said officials, is an award given to the person nominated the most frequently by cow…