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During the Sept. 16 Hazard City Commission meeting Carley Watts, a sixth grade student at Hazard Middle School, made a proposal for green kayaking and a curbside recycling program. As a result, a green kayaking initiative has been implemented  and the commissioners are looking for ways to ex…

A Seat At The Table and Northfork Local Foods held a fundraiser that offered a variety of greek inspired foods. the spread included dishes such as skewered chicken, greek inspired green beans, lemon roasted potatoes, tzatziki sauce, Greek salad, flatbread and baklava.

Earlier this year, Hazard Community and Technical College received a grant and partnered with KTECH to create apprenticeships for various careers in the medical field. Within the next few weeks, high school students in the area will begin working on those apprenticeships.

On Sept. 14, the Care Cottage held a two-part yoga fundraiser at the Fairway Grille. The event was sponsored by Nmotion Studio, Fairway Grille and the Hazard Country Club. On Saturday morning, community members participated in “Yoga on the Green,” followed by a brunch. Later that evening, an…

On Sept. 7, Gov. Matt Bevin joined Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) Secretary Charles Snavely and other state and local officials in Eastern Kentucky to celebrate more than $5 million in funding for three economic development projects in Perry, K…

The trial for a Knott County man accused of multiple rape and sexual abuse charges allegedly committed against two family members under 12 years of age from 2013-2016 ended after a week-long trial.

PRESTONSBURG — A Perry County resident was arrested on Friday during an investigation that led to what officials with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department say is the largest meth bust reported since Sheriff John Hunt took office.


The Appalachian Arts Alliance has been working through the demolition phase of the Art Station project for months and is beginning the build-back phase.

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Each year since Sept. 11, 2001, Cash Express has shown their appreciation for local first responders by delivering patriotically-decorated cakes and signed boards on Sept. 11. “To see the reaction of people, they really appreciate everything. It is heartwarming,” said Glenda Hollins, a manag…

On Sept. 3, a cabin from the Pioneer Village was moved to the battlefield of the Battle of Leatherwood. The Knott County Fiscal Court donated the cabin and other Pioneer Village buildings to the BOL last year, but the transportation of the buildings have just recently begun. Additional plann…

On Sept. 7, representatives of the Care Cottage held the organization's third annual Steven Tackett Memorial Co-Ed Softball Tournament, earning money to support the organization's mission of providing support to sexually-abused children.


Over the weekend, police said, an inmate escaped custody of the Kentucky River Regional Jail by overpowering a guard and taking his clothes. The inmate, officials said, was located and arrested approximately six hours later.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 4, state and local officials gathered at the Perry County Public Library to celebrate the announcement of a partnership between Intuit and SYKES, which is expected to bring a minimum of 300 full-time customer service jobs to Perry County’s Coal Fields Regional Industrial Park.

On August 29, representatives of the Care Cottage held a “Paint and Sip” fundraiser at the Hazard Country Club. During the event, two demonstrators guided participants in the process of painting mason jars hanging from trees.

During the Aug. 20 Perry County School Board Meeting, board members voted unanimously on keeping the property tax at the same rate, 54.8 centers per $100 of assessed value. Board member Lloyd Engle said that he believes there was no need to raise the tax rate.


A famous attraction in Perry County, The Mother Goose House, is being revitalized by the county and is in the process of transitioning to an inn.

On Monday, the trial began for a Knott County man who was accused and arrested for multiple charges relating to rape and sexual abuse of two family members under 12 years of age that allegedly occurred from 2013-2016.

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On Saturday, August 24, community members gathered to participate in the 10th Annual Cameron Hoskins 5K/10K Walk/Run, also known as the Cam-Run. The event, hosted by the Cameron Hoskins Foundation, is the community’s way to honor the memory of Cameron Hoskins, who died in a tragic accident a…

Over the weekend Hazard Community and Technical College hosted a fire school that offered a number of different courses to firefighters both in Perry County and from across Kentucky. Hundreds of firefighters attended the event to learn new skills and keep up-to-date on their training. While …

Last month, when, officials said, a deputy in the Kentucky River Regional Jail accidentally dropped a set of keys, four inmates escaped. Three of those four escaped inmates have now been located and brought back into custody, with the latest inmate caught being James Reed, 27, of Hazard.

The City of Hazard and the Housing Development Alliance have partnered to revitalize the former Allais shopping center and plan to turn the building into 15 new energy efficient homes. Hazard City Manager Derrick Hall said that the partnership was made possible by a grant.


In July, four inmates escaped from the Kentucky River Regional Jail when, officials said, a deputy accidentally dropped a set of keys. Those four individuals were recently indicted and each were charged with second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender.

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On Aug. 17, the Perry County Public Library held its annual Comic-Calooza event. This year’s theme was “The Year of the Bat,” and was centered on the popular D.C. comic book character Batman.

Approximately, 18 weeks ago Operation Change team members welcomed women to their town hall meeting and informational session to learn about the first rural run of the Operation Change program for women 45 or older. On Thursday, Aug. 15, the participants of Operation Change celebrated their …

On Saturday, August 10, community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a new recovery center, the Rebound Center, in Perry County. The event provided guests with food, games, speakers, music and a chance to win prizes.


From Friday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 11, The Way held “Ignite 2.0,” a three-day revival event, on top of the parking structure in downtown Hazard featuring food, live music and worship led by four churches of different denominations.

Pathfinders of Perry County have been at work for more than a year developing recreational trails in the Perry County Park. That work paid off this week when Hazard and Perry County were designated as the 20th Kentucky Trail Town by the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism.

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With the recent return to school, many organizations and businesses have been pitching in to make sure all Hazard and Perry County students have everything they need to be successful. To do their part, the staff at Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky held their 15th annual Fun Fest on Aug. 9.

On Aug. 6, city and county officials gathered at Hazard City Hall to celebrate the graduation of Hazard Civic Fellows Stacie Fugate, Hannah Collett and Samantha Turner from their summer intern program. During the ceremony, the three were also named Duchesses of Hazard.

On July 30, McDonald's on Citizen's Lane held a fundraiser for a local family, giving them a percentage of all sales made between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. that day. In addition to the fundraiser, friends and family were outside the restaurant taking up donations at the drive-through.

A Bourbon County man has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Perry County, while his co-defendant, a Leslie County resident, is set to potentially enter a guilty plea in September.

After the brutal murder of a Hazard woman on July 14 in which the victim and the alleged murderer where both residents of the Hope House, Hazard Mayor Donald “Happy” Mobelini began holding weekly meetings in City Hall to address the situation, the homeless population and start the process of…

The Leslie County man who was arrested in connection with the June murder of Marlena Holland Howard Hurt at the Bobby Davis Park appeared in Perry District Court for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 6.

Both Perry County and Hazard Independent School districts held back-to-school events last week as parents and students prepared for the students’ return to the classroom. Each of the bashes featured free meals in the school cafeterias, an opportunity to meet the teachers and giveaways of nee…

On Monday, Gov. Matt Bevin and his office announced in a statement that 49 counties and 122 municipalities that qualify will benefit from the allocation of more than $15 million in excess coal severance tax revenue, including more than $732,000 coming to Perry County

Thursdays on the Triangle continues to be a popular weekday event. During the Aug. 1 edition of the event, attractions included live music by Luke Davis, demonstration art by Fran’s Wings of Hope, hot dogs sold by the Hazard soccer team, Dreaming Creek Brewery and the Perry County Farmer’s M…

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