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Amelia Holliday

Position: Staff Reporter
E-Mail Address: aholliday@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 606-436-5771

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Anna Jones

Anna L. Jones, 98, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Hazard, and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on March 25. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Damon Jones; four sisters; three brothers; and two grandsons, John and Steve Ceglar, and Bobby and Randy Young. She is survived by two daughters, Suellen and Arthur Smith,

Chaney files suit against pharmacies

HAZARD—A complaint filed in Perry County Circuit Court on Thursday has accused three local pharmacies and a number of named and unknown employees/owners as being “negligent” and “erroneous” in the filing of information in the the state's prescription monitoring program. According to documents from the Perry County Cou

Former Clarion employee takes plea deal

LONDON—The third man federally indicted last year in a Perry County “pill mill” case accepted a plea agreement this week, laying much of the blame at the feet of his former co-workers who were also indicted in the case. Benny Ray Bailey, Jr., former employee at the Clarion Health and Wellness pain management clinic in Hazard, was

COMBS—Perry County first responders were quick to arrive on the scene of a construction site in the Combs community Monday afternoon after a worker at the site fell more than 20 feet into the construction work.
Jason Taylor, director of the Perry County Ambulance Service, said EMTs arrived at the job site for the construction of the replacem

Worker survives fall

COMBS—Perry County first responders were quick to arrive on the scene of a construction site in the Combs community Monday afternoon after a worker at the site fell more than 20 feet into the construction work. Jason Taylor, director of the Perry County Ambulance Service, said EMTs arrived at the job site for the construction of the replacem

HAZARD—Citizens in Hazard and Perry County now have two new, technology-driven ways to report crime and be alerted of crime and news in the area thanks two new services being offered by the Hazard Police Department (HPD) this month.
Lt. Paul Campbell, with the HPD, said that thanks to revenue garnered from parking tickets throughout the City

Hazard police offer new text-to-tip, alerting services

HAZARD—Citizens in Hazard and Perry County now have two new, technology-driven ways to report crime and be alerted of crime and news in the area thanks two new services being offered by the Hazard Police Department (HPD) this month. Lt. Paul Campbell, with the HPD, said that thanks to revenue garnered from parking tickets throughout the City

GLOMAWR—The long-awaited time has come for the near century-old Glomawr Bridge to bid Perry County adieu and make way for the new bridge in town.
Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 10, in Jackson, have reported that crews will be closing the bridge from 9 a.m. to around 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in order t

Glomawr Bridge to be closed on Thursday

GLOMAWR—The long-awaited time has come for the near century-old Glomawr Bridge to bid Perry County adieu and make way for the new bridge in town. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 10, in Jackson, have reported that crews will be closing the bridge from 9 a.m. to around 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in order t

HAZARD—For only the second time since the company's inception, the Commodore Players, Perry County Central High School's theatre troupe, will be treating audiences to not one, but two spring productions this year. The two one-act plays give drama enthusiasts a taste of each side of the art—one tragedy and one comedy—and are both d

Players plan double feature for spring production

HAZARD—For only the second time since the company's inception, the Commodore Players, Perry County Central High School's theatre troupe, will be treating audiences to not one, but two spring productions this year. The two one-act plays give drama enthusiasts a taste of each side of the art—one tragedy and one comedy—and are both d

Jordyn Blair of Studios Unlimited grabbed 1st place on the trampoline this weekend.
Studios Unlimited's Michael Jones completes his backflip on the floor. He received 1st place in the event.
Studios Unlimited's Grace Eppersone took first place on the double-mini this weekend in Somerset.
Jaden Noble locates her landing during the tumbling event.

Tumbling team excels in Somerset

Jordyn Blair of Studios Unlimited grabbed 1st place on the trampoline this weekend. Studios Unlimited's Michael Jones completes his backflip on the floor. He received 1st place in the event. Studios Unlimited's Grace Eppersone took first place on the double-mini this weekend in Somerset. Jaden Noble locates her landing during the tumbling event.

Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore looks to start the offense during the championship game of the 14th region tournament.
Perry Central's James Blair gets loose in the lane during the title game of the 14th region tournament.
Perry Central's Matthew Turner pulls up for a jumper during the 14th region tournament. Turner had 12 points in the title ga

Commodores fall in finals

Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore looks to start the offense during the championship game of the 14th region tournament. Perry Central's James Blair gets loose in the lane during the title game of the 14th region tournament. Perry Central's Matthew Turner pulls up for a jumper during the 14th region tournament. Turner had 12 points in the title ga

HAZARD—A 73-year-old Perry County man accused last month of shooting and killing his son during a verbal confrontation has been indicted.
Bernard R. Rice, of Viper, was indicted last month on one count of second-degree manslaughter.
Troopers with the Kentucky State Police (KSP) responded to a call of a possible shooting at Plumbford Branch

Man faces manslaughter charge

HAZARD—A 73-year-old Perry County man accused last month of shooting and killing his son during a verbal confrontation has been indicted. Bernard R. Rice, of Viper, was indicted last month on one count of second-degree manslaughter. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police (KSP) responded to a call of a possible shooting at Plumbford Branch

HAZARD—Police have reported that a phone scam has been making the rounds locally, and is targeting mainly the elderly in the community.
According to a press release from the Hazard Police Department (HPD), the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) recently reported that that a phone scam has hit their service area. The scam begins

Police warn of phone scam targeting elderly

HAZARD—Police have reported that a phone scam has been making the rounds locally, and is targeting mainly the elderly in the community. According to a press release from the Hazard Police Department (HPD), the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) recently reported that that a phone scam has hit their service area. The scam begins

Grand jury returns indictments for February

HAZARD—Perry County grand jury indictments from last month included more than 20 individual indictments, including two men who have been accused of attempted burglary. Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Riley, of Bulan, and 31-year-old Felix W. Herald, of Combs, were indicted on one each count of second-degree attempted burglary, possession of burgl

HAZARD—Two Southeastern Kentucky men are working to re-frame the region's view on an alternative energy source that they think could help put laid-off miners back to work—and they're starting this work by appealing to those they have called “tomorrow's leaders.”
Richard Payne and Chad Clemons, co-owners of Old Kentucky Home

Business works to educate youth about alternative energy

HAZARD—Two Southeastern Kentucky men are working to re-frame the region's view on an alternative energy source that they think could help put laid-off miners back to work—and they're starting this work by appealing to those they have called “tomorrow's leaders.” Richard Payne and Chad Clemons, co-owners of Old Kentucky Home

Caudill takes plea deal

HAZARD—Nearly two years after the incident occurred that brought up the initial charges, Billie Caudill has taken a plea deal in the triple-murder case of her husband and two others. Caudill, 31, of Whick, was set for trial later this month, however, after appearing in Perry County Circuit Court on Friday, that trial has been cancelled. In

Perry Central's Whitney Evans connects on a pull up jumper in the lane.
Perry Central's Allie Sizemore gets the defender in the air and heads for the goal.
Perry Central's Kelly Ashworth grabs an offensive rebound and takes it to the rim during the semifinals of the 14th region tournament.
Lady Commodore senior Tori Watts looks for a cutter head

Lady Dores season ends after being attacked by Cougars

Perry Central's Whitney Evans connects on a pull up jumper in the lane. Perry Central's Allie Sizemore gets the defender in the air and heads for the goal. Perry Central's Kelly Ashworth grabs an offensive rebound and takes it to the rim during the semifinals of the 14th region tournament. Lady Commodore senior Tori Watts looks for a cutter head

Perry Central's Braxton Beverly gets loose in the paint for two of his 22 points against Letcher Central during the opening round of the 14th region tournament.
Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore picks up a steal and goes in for two of his 11 points in the Commodores opening round win.
Commodore freshman Richard Cornett runs the point during the op

Commodores move on with win over Letcher

Perry Central's Braxton Beverly gets loose in the paint for two of his 22 points against Letcher Central during the opening round of the 14th region tournament. Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore picks up a steal and goes in for two of his 11 points in the Commodores opening round win. Commodore freshman Richard Cornett runs the point during the op

Buckhorn's Peyton Cooper runs the offense for the Wildcats during the opening round of the 14th region tournament.
Buckhorn's Caleb Estep keeps the offense moving against the Knott Central defense during the opening round of the 14th region tournament.
Wildcat senior Dylan Cole looks for an open man in the paint.
Buckhorn's Josh Crank battles ou

Wildcats fall to Patriots as season ends

Buckhorn's Peyton Cooper runs the offense for the Wildcats during the opening round of the 14th region tournament. Buckhorn's Caleb Estep keeps the offense moving against the Knott Central defense during the opening round of the 14th region tournament. Wildcat senior Dylan Cole looks for an open man in the paint. Buckhorn's Josh Crank battles ou

HAZARD—Devastating flooding was followed up by historical snowfall across the Commonwealth this week. Residents in Perry County and Hazard were dealt the first blow on Wednesday when rain caused rivers and creeks to swell over yards and roads throughout the night and into Thursday when snow began to fall at a reported rate of around two inche

Flooding, winter weather hits Hazard

HAZARD—Devastating flooding was followed up by historical snowfall across the Commonwealth this week. Residents in Perry County and Hazard were dealt the first blow on Wednesday when rain caused rivers and creeks to swell over yards and roads throughout the night and into Thursday when snow began to fall at a reported rate of around two inche

HAZARD—After a long week, city officials have finally been able to restore water service to every community in Perry County—just in time for yet another possibly severe winter storm.
Hazard City Manager Grady Varney said that water service was restored to the last remaining communities without water, which included Buckhorn, Krypton, a

UPDATE: Water service restored in county

HAZARD—After a long week, city officials have finally been able to restore water service to every community in Perry County—just in time for yet another possibly severe winter storm. Hazard City Manager Grady Varney said that water service was restored to the last remaining communities without water, which included Buckhorn, Krypton, a

HAZARD—Christmas has been customarily known as the season of giving, however, one woman in Perry County is in the process of trying to help a spring holiday claim that title by taking up donations for and preparing Easter care packages for residents at the local nursing home.
Perry County native Felicia Smith said she has been working as a c

Local woman plans to give back for Easter

HAZARD—Christmas has been customarily known as the season of giving, however, one woman in Perry County is in the process of trying to help a spring holiday claim that title by taking up donations for and preparing Easter care packages for residents at the local nursing home. Perry County native Felicia Smith said she has been working as a c





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