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Residents from across Floyd County gathered in Prestonsburg Friday, July 1, to hold a prayer vigil for the victims of a deadly shooting June 30 which left multiple officers dead and a number of other responders injured.

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With the Independence Day weekend approaching, several events are being held throughout Appalachian Newspapers' coverage region to celebrate.

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Members of the Hazard Fire Department visited the Save the Children SummerBoost program at Roy G. Eversole Elementary School on June 24 to share fire prevention tips and let the kids play with the fire truck.

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The City of Hazard and Perry County are preparing to host the Kentucky River District’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. This year, the celebration will be held on two days, Friday, July 1, and Monday, July 4, in downtown Hazard.

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Representatives of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce discussed challenges the state is facing and state goals going forward during the June 21 Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) recently endorsed three students who were selected to receive Appalachian College Association (ACA) Ledford Research Scholarships. These scholarships offer financial assistance for summer research projects to underg…

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The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $6,655 to purchase round and rectangular tables and iPads.

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Several community organizations held a Juneteenth fellowship celebration and cookout in downtown Hazard on Saturday, June 18, to educate the community about the history of slavery ending in the United States.

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On June 13, the Commonwealth of Kentucky released the 2021 Drug Overdose Report, which indicates that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021, a 14.5 percent increase compared with the year prior. More than 107,000 overdose deaths were reported in the United States between Decembe…

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Due to recent school shootings across the United States, the Perry County Board of Education discussed school safety measures during their June 21 meeting, considering various options such as arming teachers and pursuing other types of training.

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During the May 27 special called fiscal court meeting, court members held and voted on the first reading of the Perry County Fiscal Court budget for the year 2023.

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Perry County gained another tattoo shop recently when Eclipse Tattoo Studio opened on June 8. The shop, owned by Britany Hall, is located on Main Street in Vicco.

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Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center, also known as the Care Cottage, has announced it recently received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $20,000 to purchase items needed for bathroom and kitchen renovation projects. On June 13, Jeffrey Combs, the…

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On June 3, the Pantry Shelf in Hazard celebrated National Donut Day by giving out a free donut to every customer from their opening to 11 a.m. that day. The store, said Susan Brotherton, owner of the Pantry Shelf, has been doing this for six years. “It’s our one day of the year we can make a…