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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…

The Perry County Farmers Market is usually held at the Perry County Park but has popped up in downtown Hazard on occasion to make fresh local …

As of July 19 the Perry County Park has been offering a new service to the locals in the form of kayaks and canoes. Park-goers can rent either a single-person kayak or a canoe for a group for only five dollars per vessel. Life jackets, paddles and transportation to the launch of site are included in the rental. Participants will be taken and given assistance to the launch site located at the basketball courts and park next to City Hall where they will travel the 4.5 miles of the newly-named Northfork Trail. Floating the trail will take approximately two to three hours and ends back at the boat ramp in the Perry County Public Park. Kayak rentals are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

It’s an often-heard statement: “There’s nothing to do around here.”

But realistically that’s not true, and especially this weekend.

The annual Perry County Fair will begin Thursday at the Perry County Park with a number of new and returning events that will offer nearly every member of the family something in the realm of entertainment.

From Civil War skirmish reenactments to performances by the Omega Force Strength Team and Torres Family Circus, there’s plenty of interesting entertainment. 

The Perry County Fair starts tonight, June 14, at the Perry County Park and will run through Saturday, bringing a number of free events to entertain the whole family. 

According to Wanda Brown, secretary of the Perry County Fair Board of Directors, in addition to returning and favorite attractions, there are many new additions to this year’s fair, including the Torres Family Circus and the NASCAR Experience, just to name a few.