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The ARH Advanced Care Board of Directors has announced that Russ Barker has been named president and chief executive officer of the new ARH Advanced Care long-term acute care hospitals slated to open this summer in Hazard and South Williamson.

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On Jan. 13, the Food and Faith Coalition, along with the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, met for a virtual Food and Faith Summit to reflect on the work done in 2021 and look ahead to their plans for the coming year.

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On Monday, Jan. 17, community members celebrated two virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. The Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) held one event and the Southeastern Kentucky African-American Museum and Cultural Center (SEKY-AAMCC) held the other event.

Recently, Nancy Allen, a local author, released her newest children’s book, “Bugs on the Job.” In the book, main character Ian Sect, a roving reporter for WBUG in Bug Land, interviews three different types of bugs as they carry out their tasks on the job. The three types of bugs discussed in…

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Officials with the Kentucky River District Health Department have reported seeing a large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Perry County. The increase, said KRDHD officials, is expected to continue, however, people are encouraged to get vaccinated and practice recommended guidelines.

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On Jan. 12, Viper Elementary School staff and students celebrated the opening of the school’s new Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine, the first in Perry County. The book machine, said school officials, will be used to reward students in the MTTS/ABRI program, and is hoped to promote positive…

LKLP announced on Jan. 11 that the organization has named Terrah Combs as director of the VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Program. Combs is a licensed professional clinical counselor — supervisor (LPCC-S) and has been licensed in Kentucky since 2009. She obtained her masters of education in coun…

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The 2022 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is underway in Frankfort, with many topics on the agenda, including legislative redistricting and a two-year budget for the state. Rep. Chris Fugate, R-Chavies, left, speaks with Rep. Ryan Dotson, R-Winchester, in the House before the day’s s…