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Clues egg-splained: Just what did those clues mean?

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt of 2014 has finally come to a close after six full weeks of egg-citing clues and hunting.This year for the first time the Herald was forced to replace the original egg after the first was found to be missing and was never turned in, making the winning egg a purple egg instead of a green egg.Eric and Lesley Shepherd came to claim their prize on April 21, and since then the Herald has received multiple requests for clue explanations. Here the answers to each of the clues given this year.


County BOE approves calendar, teacher raise

HAZARD-The Perry County School Board met on Thursday for its regularly called meeting to discuss next year’s school calendar, as well as school reports.Along with regular business, the board was set to receive an academic review of Perry County Central High School (PCC) following the visit from the state.PCC Principal Neal Feltner was on hand to present the report to the board.Feltner said he felt positive about the review, but the school was still waiti...

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UCM celebrates 10 years in mountains

HAZARD—Ten years ago, Southeastern Kentucky was gifted with a new way of approaching higher education. Instead of students having to choose between more options at a state university or the security of staying closer to home and attending a local community college, both of those options were made available with the establishment of the University Center of the Mountains (UCM) at the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC). On Wednesday of last week, staff and administrators at the...

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Fiscal court discusses possible voter fraud

HAZARD-The Perry County Fiscal Court met for its regularly scheduled meeting on earlier this month to discuss possible cases of voter fraud.The court took care of regularly scheduled business by approving minutes from the last meeting, review of the third quarter report, approving the treasurer’s report, and paying bills.

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WYMT makes jump to high definition

HAZARD—The age-old adage, “Practice makes perfect,” seems to be what the staff at WYMT News in Hazard have lived by since the beginning of the year to prepare for their switch from standard definition broadcasting to high definition (HD), which officially happened last week.WYMT General Manager Neil Middleton said this was one of the biggest things to happen to the station since it first went on the air nearly 30 years ago in 1985.“This is just th...

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Local author releases two new children’s books

HAZARD- Local author Nancy Kelly Allen has released two new books this year.Allen, a retired school librarian from the Hazard City School system, has written more than 30 picture books and two middle grade books and has been writing since 1989.The first book she wrote this year is titled, “First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale,” and is a picture book for young children. It tells the story of how man discovered fire according to Cherokee tradition.Allen s...

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Professional wrestling invades Buckhorn

Last week, Ultimate Championship Wrestling made its way to Buckhorn, Kentucky. The event was held at the Buckhorn High School gym, and featured a well-know figure in the Buckhorn area as Wildcat boys basketball coach John Noble took to the ring in the main event.

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Commodores edge Tigers

The Perry County Central Commodores took on the Jackson City Tigers early last week. The Commodores took the early lead, but could not hold off the Tigers. They would have to rely on a late run to seal the victory (4-3).Perry Central was able to score a run in the first inning, but gave the run back in the third. The Commodores inched back ahead with a run in the bottom of the frame (2-1).The Commodores would trail for the first time in the game when Jackson City scored ...

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Perry upends Cordia 5-4

Last week, the Perry County Central Commodores traveled to Cordia to take on the Lions. The game was close throughout, with the Commodores pulling out the 5-4 win.Perry Central took the early 3-0 lead, scoring twice in the first inning, and once in the second. Cordia fought back with a run in the second and third innings (3-2).The Commodores closed out the game with a pair of runs (5-2), but could not stop the Lions from rallying in the final frame. However, Perry Centra...

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Perry downs Buckhorn in district match up

The Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Buckhorn Wildcats this week in a district match up. The Commodores and Wildcats found their offense lacking, with Perry Central managing to come away with the 3-0 win.The Commodores picked up their first runs of the game in the third inning when they touched the plate twice, and then picked up their final run in the fifth inning (3-0). From that point on, all Perry Central had to do was keep the Wildcats off the board.Perry ...

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Bulldogs shoot down Cardinals

In their second game of the King of the Mountain baseball tournament, the Hazard Bulldogs took on the Sheldon Clark Cardinals. The Bulldogs made quick work of the Cardinals as they threw their second shutout of the tournament, shooting down the Cardinals 10-0.Hazard scored in every other inning, putting together four runs in the first inning, three runs in the third inning, and closing with 3 runs in the fifth inning. The Bulldogs notched their second shutout of the tournament as J...

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Bulldogs shutdown Miners

On Saturday, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Prestonsburg to participate in the King of the Mountain baseball tournament. The Bulldogs’ first opponent would be the Mingo County Miners out of West Virginia.Hazard’s defense owned the Miners throughout the game as they threw a shutout. On the offensive side of the plate, the Bulldogs were also dominate as they scored ten runs, and ended the game early.The Bulldogs used a steady offense, scoring in all but one in...

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Bulldogs top Lions in shootout

On Saturday, the Hazard Bulldogs took on the Cordia Lions in a late match up. It would be the Bulldogs’ third game of the day.The first inning ended with a 1-all tie. It would be the last time the Lions would threaten the Bulldogs’ lead.Hazard went up 4-1 in the third inning, and 9-1 in the third. Cordia would rally in the bottom of the inning to bring the score to 9-5.The Bulldogs went on a roll in the second half of the game, scoring ten more run...

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Bulldogs edged by Cougars

The Hazard Bulldogs hooked up with the Letcher Central Cougars last week in a real barnburner. The Bulldogs took the early lead, but could not hold on as the Cougars edged them in the final at bat.Hazard jumped on top early with two runs in the first inning. Letcher Central answered with a single run in the bottom of the inning (2-1).The Cougars nabbed the lead in the third inning with two runs (2-3), only to see the Bulldogs tie the game in the following frame (3-3). Th...

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Hazard falls to Letcher

Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs took on the Letcher Central Lady Cougars. The Lady Bulldogs took the early lead, but could not hold on as the Lady Cougars rallied to take the convincing 9-4 win.At the end of the first inning, Hazard was on top 3-2, but it would be the last lead the Lady Bulldogs would enjoy. Letcher Central scored two runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth to take the 7-3 lead.Hazard would score their final run in the fifth inning (4-7...

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Bulldogs scuttle Raiders

On Friday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs traveled to South Floyd to take on the Lady Raiders. The Lady Bulldogs had no trouble coming away with the win as they scuttled the Raiders 11-0.The Hazard defense was stifling as they blank South Floyd. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldog offense was on top of their game as they posted a double-digit score.The Lady Bulldogs got off to a great start, posting a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Hazard closed out the game with three runs in each th...

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Perry tops Valley

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores took to the road to face the Shelby Valley Lady Wildcats. The Lady Commodores had little trouble with the Lady Wildcats as they topped them 9-3.Perry Central put four runs on the board in their opening at bat, but gave two back in the bottom of the frame. The two teams then traded runs in the second inning, giving the Lady Commodores the 6-3 lead.The remainder of the scoring would belong to the Lady Commodores as they p...

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Commodores stop Pirates

On Wednesday of last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores traveled to Belfry to take on the Lady Pirates. The Lady Commodores needed but five innings to stop the Lady Pirates 13-2.Perry Central scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings to take the early 4-0 lead. They then went up double-digits in the third inning with a monster 7 run explosion (11-0).After going up 13-0 in the fourth inning, Belfry put together a two run rally to tighten the score ...

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