'On, Friday, Nov. 8, Hazard Community and Technical College staff members hosted the organization’s annual Rotary Day for high school juniors of the region to learn about potential careers. HCTC’s Public Relations Director Evelyn Wood said that approximately 400 students from Buckhorn High S…

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A recycling bin was delivered to each school in Perry County this past week as Perry County Judge-Executive Scott Alexander, state Rep. Chris Fugate and others closely involved with the recycling center and the fiscal court spoke to students at each school in the Hazard Independent and Perry…

Two Perry County men were recently indicted on robbery related charges related to an incident which allegedly occurred in Oct. 2017.

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Veterans Day was a busy one in Perry County, with two events focusing on local veterans. The Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center brought the community to their veterans with the annual tradition of students from Roy G. Eversole Elementary singing various songs for the veterans at the center and…

Earlier this year, Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center (Care Cottage) staff, in partnership with the Rising Center, LKLP Community Action and KY-SAP, held their first-ever trauma conference covering a variety of topics designed for individuals who work with children and/or families who have…

On Nov. 12, a teacher workshop was held at the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative office. The workshop was funded by a $40,400 American Electric Power Foundation grant that Kentucky Power presented to the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) project last month.

A Hazard Community and Technical College staff member, Diane Gibson, the associate professor of Biology at HCTC, was recently named to the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE)’s Faculty Advisory Network.

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On Oct. 30, the Perry County Fiscal Court held a special meeting to announce and celebrate the allocation of a $2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Hazard and the Perry County Fiscal Court to complete the build-out of an industrial building that will accommodate…

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A groundbreaking ceremony for Dajcor’s incoming manufacturing plant at the Coalfields Industrial Park in Chavies was held Nov. 2, drawing in many community members, business representatives and local and state leaders.

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On Nov. 2, the Perry County Fiscal Court received a $300,000 economic development grant from Kentucky Power to support bringing Dajcor Aluminum and hundreds of jobs to the region. The grant is being funded through the Kentucky Power Economic Development Growth Grants (K-PEGG) program.

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While Gov. Matt Bevin had not conceded the governor’s race to Attorney General Andy Beshear as of presstime Wednesday, the unofficial vote total showed that Beshear was maintaining a 5,189-vote lead following Tuesday’s general election.

Each year during the holiday season, Cash Express on Daniel Boone Parkway holds their annual coat and toy drive for the children of Perry County. This year, the business celebrates their 15th year of the tradition. During the drive, drop boxes are set up at different businesses in Hazard and…

Astronomy and physics Professor Dr. Jeremy Wood has authored the textbook The Dynamics of Small Solar Systems Bodies, published by Springer. The Hazard Community and Technical College astrophysicist based most of his book on his doctoral thesis. The textbook contains example problems and end…

Hazard Community and Technical College recently brought home gold, silver and bronze medallion awards for publications created by HCTC representatives. The National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) presented the awards to HCTC officials Wendy Feltner and Evelyn Wood during t…

The Hazard-Perry County Women’s Club held ‘Pumpkins in the Park’ on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Bobby Davis Park. Those involved in the club said that Davida Patrick was instrumental in planning and putting together the event. Pumpkins in the Park featured carved and painted pumpkins from vari…

On Monday, the second inmate involved in the assault of a guard and escape from the Kentucky River Regional Jail in September was apprehended and returned to KRRJ custody before being transported to another facility.

The City of Hazard dedicated Veterans Way in honor of Brig. Gen. Russell A. Muncy on Friday in coordination with the Hazard High School Homecoming parade.

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The Battle of Leatherwood Reenactment Corp. returned Oct. 25 through Oct. 27 for its 17th annual re-enactment at the original battlefield in Cornettsville, featuring some new additions as well as returning favorites.

The Challenger Learning Center partnered with the Harmony House and Roy G. Eversole Elementary to launch the center’s first-ever halloween event to Perry County last Thursday. The Challenger Mystery Tour consisted of three sections held at the Challenger Center, Roy G. Eversole and the Harmo…

Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Kentucky State Police Post 13 set up at KSP Post 13 in Hazard Oct. 26  for the DEA’s national “Drug Take Back” event, where they collected various prescription and non-prescription drugs for proper disposal.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Hazard and Perry County added what many local officials hope to make an annual attraction when they held the area’s first Northfork Oktoberfest in downtown Hazard, providing community members with live music, a beer garden and local food.

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During the 2019 Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation breakfast several local establishments were honored. The breakfast took place at Ponderosa, in Hazard, on the morning of Oct. 22. Representatives from several local stores, restaurants, non-profits and more gathere…

Officials said that, in an incident last month, two inmates assaulted a guard, stole his keys and escaped the Kentucky River Regional Jail. This month, the two men charged with committing the assault and escape were recently indicted on charges related to the incident.

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This week, construction began on the Housing Development Alliance’s (HDA) annual Community House-Raising event. During that week, hundreds of volunteers are expected to join HDA’s carpenter crews as they build a new house for a local family.

Employees at the LKLP Safe House for Domestic Violence are hoping to raise awareness about domestic violence during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Officials at Safe House say that domestic violence is very prevalent in this community and they hope raising awareness will help end…

The Perry County Public Library and several community partners such as Save the Children and Quantum Healthcare held their third annual “Spooktacular Trunk or Treat” event. Crowds of costumed families gathered at the library for the event and got to vote on their favorite themed “trunks” as …

A few community members got to take part in hospitality training recently that included knife skills, hosting guests, cooking techniques and more last week.

From now until Dec. 3, local shop Lost Gypsy Tattoo will be taking up donations for the shop’s first toy drive giveaway. All gifts must be $9.99 or more for each individual item, and a receipt must be presented with the donation. Items should be acceptable for children ages 5-17, male or fem…

On Monday, Oct. 14, the jury selection for a Perry County murder case began, and ended with the judge declaring a mistrial.

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On Oct. 10, a portion of the old Faulkner building in downtown Hazard on Maple Street collapsed, leaving some families displaced and the building in need of repair. Officials say that plans are in place to repair the building so residents can move back in. No one was injured in the collapse.

With its web of trails, the Perry County Trail System is the perfect scene for a pre-Halloween race through the woods. Dubbed “a trail run for charity,” the second Boulder Rock Run is set for Sat., Oct. 26. The event promises to test, but also thrill runners on its 5K and 10K courses. The ra…

To let the community know that the Hazard location of Whayne Supply Co. is open and ready to service customers the company held an open house that offered games, giveaways and free food.

A Martin resident who reportedly escaped from jail in Perry County in July was captured by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday night after he allegedly tried to “make a drug drop” at the Floyd County Detention Center.

Thanks to the teamwork of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and the Buckhorn Lake State Park and Resort, locals got to enjoy the first “Float on the Horn” event. It offered kayaking, dinner and live music to those in attendance and brought attention to the resort.

On Sept. 25, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced 40 Fellows who will be participating in the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. Of those select individuals, Hazard High School teacher Luke Glaser will be representing Perry County.

On Oct. 4, Appalachian Regional Healthcare, in partnership with Kentucky Skills U, held a career fair for residents within the ARH service area who do not have a high school diploma or GED. During the career fair, ARH hiring managers conducted on-site interviews, while KY Skills U staff help…

Due to the dry conditions, several counties have issued local burn bans. Perry County was recently added to the list of counties with burn bans.

More than 50 people attended the Care Cottage’s fundraiser “A Fairy Tea Party” on Sept. 28. The event, held at the Harmony House Bed and Breakfast, was one of the Care Cottage’s many fundraisers held during “Supporting Success in Perry County.” During the event, Bailey Richards demonstrated …

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Both Perry County Schools and Hazard Independent Schools received high marks on The Kentucky Department of Education’s new accountability system. All of the schools part of the Hazard Independent Schools system received three stars or above while only 1 of the 16 schools in the Perry County …

Last week, the Perry County Central High School Commodore Players performed the school’s opening play for the fall season,“The Jungle Book” on Sept. 26-29, drawing in nearly 300 audience members just on the opening night.  

The Fourth Annual Wigs for Kids Car Show and silent auction took place in the Village Lane Shopping Center parking lot in Hazard on Saturday, Sept. 28. The car show had a large number of entries who competed for awards in nine categories. The silent auction included donations from local busi…

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13, including Capt. Jennifer Sandlin and Public Affairs Officer Master Trooper Jody Sims, set up in front of Lowe’s with Vagabond Cafe in Hazard Wednesday for the national “Coffee with a Cop” event. Sims said that the program began in California but h…

National GEAR UP Week, Sept. 23-27, is being celebrated all week at Hazard Middle School. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a discretionary federal grant program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in p…

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