Area Announcements


Upcoming Halloween Bash to benefit the Greg and Noreen Hospice

Hospice of the Bluegrass invites you to the Howlin’ Halloween Bash Presented by Laura Feltner State Farm Insurance on October 15 from 8 PM until Midnight. The Bash will be at the First Federal Center, Hazard Community and Technical College Campus. Join us for dinner, band, dancing, silent auction, costume contest and more. Tickets are $80 per person. To purchase tickets or with questions, please contact Kim Boggs at 439-2111.You must be 21 to enter.

Big Creek School Reunion

The Big Creek School Reunion will be held Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Avawam Fire Department. Please bring a covered dish. Schools included are Whitaker, Eversole, Avawam, Woodland and Big Creek Elementary.

Hazard High School Class of 1966 and friends

The 50th Anniversary celebration for the HHS Class of 1966 & Friends will be held on October 22, at 5 PM, Hazard High School Cafeteria, 157 Bulldog Lane. Casual jean attire. Cost is $30 per person with a reservation deadline of October 10. Let’s come together to share memories of our high school days! Call 606-233-8393 or 606-233-1926 for more information.

Battle of Leatherwood Civil War Reenactment

Join us in Cornettsville on Oct. 22nd and 23rd for the annual reenactment of the “Battle of Leatherwood.” There will be people in period clothing, camps, demonstrations, displays, lots of good period and modern foods, and period items, clothing, books, flags, etc. for sale, as well as crafts. The Cornettsville Fire Department will have a haunted house to tour.

There is no charge for admission or parking. Period dress is not required, but is preferred. We will have a School of the Soldier at 11 am Saturday, Oct. 22 to teach safety, and marching. The Ladies Tea is at noon. They will have speakers, music, and food. Battles are at 2pm Saturday and Sunday.

We will have a period ball at 7 pm Saturday at Stuart Robinson School. The band will be one of the finest in the business- the Unreconstructed String Band. They will play and call dances.

The church service starts at 10 am on Sunday, and another battle will be at 2 pm. People will go to church, then go out and shoot at each other, just like at a family reunion.

All this takes place on the original battlefield, where Confederates were guarding Brashear’s Salt Works, in order to get the salt to preserve their meat. Union forces from Harlan came over the hill, and after a battle, the Confederates retreated to Whitesburg. The Union forces raided the camp and took what they wanted, including a huge pone of cornbread. They went home, and were raided a few days later by the Confederates from Whitesburg. Turnabout is fair play, they say.

Hazard/Perry Community Choir

Come and join the Hazard/Perry Community Choir. The choir will start Monday, Sept. 6, and each Monday afterwards, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Rehearsals will be held at the Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church on High Street. Singers age 13- adult are welcomed. Music reading is helpful but not required. The choir’s main presentation will be during the “Christmas In a Small Town” event at the Forum on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chili Day

The Vicco-Sassafras Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be hosting a Chili Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. The chili will be ready to serve at Noon. It will be hosted at 397 Main Street Vicco. For more information, please call 606-476-9000.

Air Force recruitment

It’s often said, “The more you learn, the more you earn.” The US Air Force wants you to keep learning when you graduate from high school. In fact, the Air Force turns your military training into college credit, to help you earn a college degree. To find out more, call Sergeant Ownby at 859-223-0235. This message brought to you by American’s Air Force and The Hazard Herald.

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