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A coal company that owns two Perry County-based coal companies is planning to file for a financial reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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One of the three remaining inmates who escaped from the Kentucky River Regional Jail last Monday, July 8, has been found and brought back into custody.

In the days since a brutal murder was discovered at the Bobby Davis Park, community members have expressed concern about the incident, the homeless population, the Hope House Homeless Shelter and how the alleged perpetrator Anthony Ray Lewis was out on parole and no one in the area seemed to know.

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For months, the Hazard Independent Board of Education has been going through the process of interviewing candidates to hire as the new superintendent for district. On July 1, Sondra Combs assumed the role of superintendent for the Hazard Independent school district, and had her first officia…

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Officials said this week a small mistake led to huge consequences after a deputy at the Kentucky River Regional Jail dropped a set of keys inside the facility, ultimately allowing four inmates to escape.

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Independence Day saw a number of events within Hazard and Perry County as part of the celebration. Events available to the public included a community fish fry, parade, freedom float, live music and a fireworks display. Downtown Coordinator Bailey Richards said the festivities ended up being…

Wanda Brown, Co-Chair of The Perry County Community Foundation presented the Hazard Civic Fellowship with a sponsorship check worth $5000 to support their dog park project. Fellows Stacie Fugate, Hannah Collett and Samantha Turner hope to raise $25,000 for the project and are expected to be …

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On June 27, the annual “Tiny House Cookout” was held at Roy Campbell Drive in Hazard, adjacent to the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) office at the Job Site Center. During the event, community members were able to tour seven tiny houses up for auction.

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Sykes has notified the state that the company will be laying off a total of 179 employees.

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A Hazard woman still facing more than 100 charges of abuse in state court related to the alleged abuse of her children pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in London to a charge of forced labor, a charge which carries a potential of 20 years in federal prison.

PIKEVILLE — Gov. Matt Bevin, who lost Pike County in the Kentucky Republican primary gubernatorial election in May, made a new campaign promise to the people of Eastern Kentucky and coal-impacted counties on Friday.

During the June 18 fiscal court meeting, Hazard Civic Fellows Stacie Fugate, Hannah Collett and Samantha Turner discussed their plans to open the Hazard-Perry County Dog Park and provided updates on their progress.

The Hazard Police Department is now fully functioning at its new location at 200 Main Street, the former location of McDonald’s restaurant.

On June 20, investigators released the names of those involved in the fatal shooting in the Bonnyman community of Perry County on June 10. The shooting left one man dead and a Kentucky State Police Trooper injured.

One man was injured and another man arrested after an alleged stabbing incident June 20 in Hazard.

PIKEVILLE — According to court documents, Cambrian Holding Company, Inc., which operates in Perry County, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection June 16. According to a statement issued by the company, the company “will explore a sale process under court supervision.

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On June 21, community members gathered at the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center to celebrate the signing of a proclamation declaring June Alzheimer’s and brain awareness month in Perry County.

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The Big Blue Caravan, led by UK Athletics director Mitch Barnhart, is the University of Kentucky’s Athletics program’s annual outreach effort throughout the state the athletics department represents.

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The Perry County Fair started Thursday, June 13 at the Perry County Park and ran through Saturday, June 16, bringing a number of free events to entertain the whole family. This was the county’s fifth annual fair, and according to members of the Perry County Fair Board of Directors, it reache…

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Perry County’s first yoga studio was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 14 after nearly two months of having classes and workshops. Owner Phillip Adams said that, while he has been a certified yoga instructor for two years, he didn’t have any intention of openin…

Last week, people visiting the Perry County Park noticed something new — a set of interactive, life-sized wings painted on one of the park’s buildings. The set of wings, painted by a local artist, is the first of many to come to Perry County, and serves multiple purposes, according to the artist.

One man is dead and a Kentucky State Police trooper injured following a confrontation Monday evening in the Bonnyman community of Perry County, according to state police

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On Friday, June 7, after a week-long trial, a jury found a Perry County man guilty for a 2018 fatal shooting in Combs.

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The Remote Area Medical Free Clinic made its second annual visit to Hazard last weekend to help hundreds of patients around the area, providing them with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of free dental, vision and medical services.

On June 6, community members gathered in downtown Hazard to celebrate the kickoff of the fifth annual “Thursdays on the Triangle” season. These events typically feature live music, art demonstrations and food/drinks. The Perry County Farmer’s Market also has a booth set up during these event…

People from Hazard and the surrounding area will get the chance to receive free medical care, as the Remote Area Medical Free Clinic is set to return to the area on June 8-9.

As the trial for a man accused of murder in the August fatal shooting of a man at Combs got underway this week, Judge Alison Wells said she expected the trial to last all of this week.

Further progress was made to the Appalachian Arts Alliance’s ArtStation building when the group had part of the building demolished June 4. The demolition work was necessary to move forward, said Downtown Coordinator Bailey Richards, an Appalachian Arts Alliance board member. “All we’re doin…

The Appalachian Arts Alliance and Hazard Community and Technical College hosted their 2019 Spring Piano Recital on May 16. Recital students were directed by Kay Allen Crowe, a retired music instructor who began teaching piano at HCTC in 2012. Opening music was provided by adult piano student…

On Friday, May 24, Perry County Central High School students held their 11th annual “An Evening With the Arts” event. During the evening, students showed off a variety of art forms including music, drama, sculpture, painting, culinary art and more.

On Memorial Day the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center conducted a ceremony honoring and paying respect to fallen service members across the Nation. Later in the day the ceremony was followed by a car show. a group called “Snowman’s Run” brought a number of Trans Ams from across…

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On May 28, during their monthly meeting, members of the Perry County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of an ordinance relating to the protection of the public health and welfare by regulating smoking of tobacco, alternative nicotine products and vapor products.

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The second “Parents of Angels Memory Walk” was held at the Perry County Park on May 25, celebrating the memory of children lost too soon. The event featured poetry, music, prayer and more, with families participating in a Memory Walk around the park, stopping to look at photos of deceased lo…

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On May 18, staff members of the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center hosted their fifth annual car show, free to the public. This year, in addition to the usual car show, the event featured many new activities.

On Monday, May 20, the suspect in a fatal shooting appeared in Perry County circuit court under Perry County Circuit Court Judge Alison Wells for a special hearing, with his defense attorney making multiple motions, including motions to reduce the bond amount and to hold his trial sooner.

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