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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.

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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.

Perry County Republicans narrowly chose to go with Gov. Matt Bevin and the county’s Democrats were solidly in the camp of Rocky Adkins in Tuesday’s primary election.

Officials with a local stroke and caregiver support group said they hope to see May declared Stroke Awareness Month every year after both Perry Judge-Executive Scott Alexander and Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini signed proclamations.

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Gov. Matt Bevin announced May 10 that Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of extruded and fabricated aluminum products, plans to create up to 265 full-time jobs as it invests nearly $19.6 million to locate its first U.S. operation near Hazard.


On May 9, members of the Just One Foundation visited the Kentucky River Regional Jail and performed music for the inmates. The message of the songs and conversations was an effort to show inmates that they are not alone or forgotten, and that they can overcome the addictions they face.

On May 10, many community members came together to celebrate the highway dedication of a beloved local figure and Korean War veteran, First Lt. Margaret Lucille Manchinni, better known as “Miss Peggy.”

On May 10, SPARK Ministries held its first “Light the Way” Drug Rally in front of the Justice Center on Main Street in Hazard. The event featured various activities throughout the evening dedicated to helping individuals fighting addiction, as well as honoring those who lost their battles wi…

Members of the Buckhorn High School student senate have been working on many projects within the school and Buckhorn community. The students, school officials said, are practicing roles as servant leaders, making “bold and innovative changes” in their school, with the intention of beautifyin…

Each year on Derby Day, the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation for Healthier Communities hosts the Annual ARH Foundation Derby Party as a fundraising event for different causes. On May 4, the company hosted their sixth annual derby party at the ARH Medical Mall.

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On Monday, May 6, news conferences were held at Central Kentucky Regional Airport in Richmond, London-Corbin Airport, Wendell H. Ford Regional Airport in Chavies and Big Sandy Regional Airport in Debord to announce the launch of the Kentucky Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) T…

A Laurel County man was recently indicted and was scheduled appear in Perry County Circuit Court May 9 for drug and weapon-related charges in connection with a shooting incident.

“An Evening with Poets” held April 25 at Hazard Community and Technical College also served as a tribute to Jim Webb, who died last year. Webb was a figure known throughout Southeastern Kentucky for many things, including his radio alter ego, “Wiley Quixote.”

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On April 26 and 27, Hazard High School’s theater team performed “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Hal Rogers Forum. The play followed two elderly sisters, Martha and Abby, their nephew Teddy and a young couple through various mysteries, twists and turns.

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The Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its 67th annual Civic Night on Tuesday, April 30, in the First Federal Center at Hazard Community and Technical College. During the celebration several within the county were honored for their work with and for the community.

Sunday alcohol sales will soon begin in Perry County, just a short time after a similar measure approved in the city limits of Hazard.

The City of Hazard voted unanimously at its April meeting to raise the rates its customers pay for water.

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Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini honored three local teens during the April meeting of the Hazard City Commission for their calm reaction to a potentially life-threatening incident that took place at the Hazard Pavilion pool recently. 

Anyone who has visited the Hazard ARH Medical Mall and Perry County Public Library in the past few months have likely seen crews working to establish the “Medical Mile,” a walking trail system intended to promote community wellness.

On Friday, April 12, officials with Kentucky State Police Post 13 announced that the body of an unidentified woman had been found in Perry County. This week, KSP said the woman has been identified. However, the case remains under investigation.

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Eggstravaganza has become a tradition for many families in Perry County thanks to the annual efforts of Summit Church and that tradition continued this year, with the event being held April 12.

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For the past 24 years Save-A-Lot has put on its Race Day. 

A lawsuit has been filed against the Hampton Inn & Suites of Hazard after a man said that, while he was employed at the hotel, the manager attempted to force him into an exorcism and punished him when he refused. 

Last week, the Kentucky League of Cities has been working closely with Hazard city officials and organizations to form a plan to better the future. On March 19, a Community Listening and Design Session was held at the Hazard High School, providing community members an opportunity to get invo…

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The Perry County Central High School drama students will debut their rendition of the classic play “Alice in Wonderland” Thursday, March 27. The students will also perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, as well as at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. 

Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini and the Hazard City Commission voted during the commission’s regular meeting Monday to begin the process of potentially raising water rates for all who use the city’s system.

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This week, members of the community banded together for support while mourning the loss of a local man and dispatcher. 

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Perry County man who pleaded guilty to a 2013 triple murder on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College.

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A Perry County man is facing a murder charge after another man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

On March 1, Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse announced the sentencing of a former caregiver on abuse charges of a vulnerable Kentuckian at a Hazard mental and physical disability facility in 2016.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program will receive a $1.75 million grant to retrain former coal miners for different jobs.

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Last week, substantial amounts of rainfall impacted communities all across the region and has continued to cause problems into this week. 

Since July 2018, a local man has been extending efforts to clean up Perry County. He recently announced his concern for the community’s cleanliness and enforcement of codes to keep areas clean. 

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