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Police search for missing Scuddy teenager

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HAZARD—Police are searching for a missing Perry County teenager, and are asking for the public’s help in locating her.Kayla Elliot, 17, of Scuddy, was last seen Sunday, July 6, at around 3:30 p.m. at her residence on Heather Lane. According to the Kentucky State Police, Elliot left her residence of her own will, and is not considered to be in any immediate danger.Elliot is described as being 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, and having brown eyes, and long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a green shit and green shorts.KSP officials said there are no leads to her present location at this time, and her intended destination is unknown.


Banks sentenced to 18 years in murder case

HAZARD—A Perry County man indicted nearly two years ago on murder charges was sentenced to 18 years in jail in Perry County Circuit Court on Thursday as part of a plea deal.Adrain Banks, 45, of Allais, was indicted on one count first-degree murder in 2012 in connection with the stabbing death of Jerry Combs at Combs’s residence on Walker Branch Road in the Allais community.Just one week after Banks was indicted, he shot himself and had to be transported for m...

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Courts indict Chaney on illegal drug distribution charges

HAZARD—Two Perry County physicians received federal indictments last month on charges related to illegally distributing controlled substances from their offices.According to documents from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, James Dustin Chaney was indicted on June 5, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule II controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule III controlled substan...

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City of Vicco dedicates ‘Rose and Evan Playground’

VICCO—Patrons to the new park in the City of Vicco can now thank the donors of the funds used to build it after a dedication ceremony was hosted over the weekend to officially open the park.Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings presented keys to the city to Max Mutchnick and his husband Erik Hyman on Saturday during the dedication ceremony in the park.Mutchnick and Hyman, both of Los Angeles, Calif., said they were thrilled to be able to help a community like Vicco after the...

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Hundreds turn out to help officer over July Fourth weekend

HAZARD—This year’s Fourth of July weekend in Hazard was full of more than just fireworks and family get-togethers as hundreds participated in a number of charity events to help a local police officer fighting for his life.The Hazard Police Department (HPD) hosted the first annual 5-K Foot Pursuit on Thursday, July 3, as one of many ways to help raise funds for Lt Paul Campbell.The Herald reported earlier this year that the 31-year-old Campbell was di...

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Pathfinders receives $50,000 for river walk

HAZARD—Pathfinders of Perry County and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, working closely with InVision Hazard, the City of Hazard, and the Perry County Fiscal Court, as well as other groups and agencies, have received funding from ArtPlace America to create a River Arts Greenway. This project is among 55 chosen nationwide from among 1,270 applications.The $50,000 River Arts Greenway project will establish an outdoor civic space in downtown Hazard that is an arts-focuse...

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Police arrest woman in alleged stabbing incident

VICCO—A Perry County woman is in jail facing first-degree assault charges after allegedly stabbing a woman in the neck over the weekend.Betty Jo Fields, 25, of Viper, was arrested after Kentucky State Police learned of an alleged stabbing incident in the George’s Branch community of Perry County.KSP Post 13 was notified just before 3 a.m. on Saturday that Sonya Caudill, 25, of Viper, had arrived at the Hazard ARH emergency room with a puncture wound to her ne...

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Missing Perry man found dead in vehicle

VICCO—The search for a missing Perry County man ended this weekend after he was found dead in his car in the Vicco community of Perry County.Kentucky State Police responded to Georges Branch Road after dispatchers received a call that deputies with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office had found a body in a car that was found over an embankment.Coy David Banks, 62, of Vicco, was found in the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, which had been travelling eastbound on a mining...

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Breathitt Co. collision leaves one dead, one seriously injured

JACKSON—Officers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard are currently investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred last week. Post 13 dispatchers received a call at approximately 8:54 p.m., on Wednesday, July 2, advising that a truck had crashed on KY 1098, in the South Fork community of Breathitt County.

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Madeline Abramson records children’s book for Ky. Talking Book Library

Madeline Abramson, wife of Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson, recently volunteered her time and voice to record a children’s book for the Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA). Mrs. Abramson recorded A Pocketful of Cricket by Kentucky author Rebecca Caudill, so that this classic children’s book can be enjoyed by people who can’t read print because of a visual, physical or reading disability.“Readin...

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HCTC Workforce Solutions helps businesses

Workforce Solutions is helping small businesses thrive. The office, based at the Technical Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College, offers multiple services to businesses and those who have utilized their services sing their praises.Joey Stidham runs his own private business, Stidham Reconstruction and Investigation. “Workforce Solutions has helped my business in many areas. They have helped me with skills and that has made my job easier. They provided assistance wit...

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Small group takes big trip

Last month, a group of Perry Central students traveled to Italy for a tour of the peninsula. Although the group was small, the adventures were big.The adventure started at the airport in Cincinnati as they took a small plane to Detroit for the journey to Paris, France. From France, the group traveled to Milan, and from there to Venice.While in Venice, they toured the Murano glass factory and took a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. They also took a tour of the Doge̵...

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Hazard-Perry Orange routs Harlan

Last week, the Hazard-Perry Orange (9- and 10-year-olds) took on the all-stars from Harlan. The Orange needed but four inning to rout their opponents 22-2.Hazard-Perry started slowly, scoring two runs in the first inning and four in the second frame (6-0). They then exploded for eight runs in the third inning, which was countered by a pair by Harlan (14-2). Hazard-Perry then closed out the game with another eight run spot in the fourth inning (22-2). They win put the Orange into di...

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Hazard-Perry Blue rolls over Tri-Cities

This week, the Hazard-Perry Blue (9- and 10-year-olds) took on the Tri-Cities all-stars. The Blues got off to a good start, and rolled to the 16-5 win.After Tri-Cities took the 1-0 lead in the first inning, Hazard-Perry jumped out to the 4-1 lead in the second inning. Tri-Cities pulled to within a single run in the third (4-3).Hazard-Perry broke the game open in the fourth inning as they scored eight times for the 12-3 advantage. The Blues outscored Tri-Cities 4-2 down t...

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Hazard-Perry Blue outlasts Harlan

This weekend, the Hazard-Perry Blue team (9- and 10-year-olds) played for a spot in the district tournament. They already had a loss on their record, and another would mean a trip home.Hazard-Perry fell behind 2-4 in the first inning, and by the end of the third inning, they were trailing 9-4. They were able to tie the game with a five-run rally in the fourth inning (9-all).In the fifth inning, Harlan went back on top 12-9. Hazard-Perry put together a six-run rally in th...

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Hazard-Perry earns spot in district play

This weekend, the undefeated Hazard-Perry 12-year-old all-stars took on the team from Harlan. Hazard-Perry trailed early, but pulled out the 6-4 win to move on in tournament play undefeated.By the time Hazard-Perry came to bat in the third inning, they were already trailing 3-0. At the end of the inning, they were in a new game as they tied the score at 3-all.In the following inning, Hazard-Perry struck for three more runs giving them the 6-3 advantage. Harlan could only...

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Hazard-Perry holds off North Laurel

Last week, the Hazard-Perry 13- and 14-year-olds took on the North Laurel all-stars. Hazard-Perry took the early lead, and held off a late rally by North Laurel to take the 13-10 win.Hazard-Perry went up 5-1 in the first inning. After a scoreless second inning, Hazard-Perry jumped out to the 10-1 advantage.North Laurel began to push for a comeback rally in the fourth inning. They scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning, and four more in the fifth inning (10-7)....

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Hazard-Perry tops Corbin 17-7

The Hazard-Perry 13- and 14-year-olds took on the team from Corbin last week. Hazard-Perry trailed early, but a break out third inning led them to the win.Hazard-Perry took the 2-0 lead in the first inning, but fell behind 5-3 by the end of the second frame. They then exploded for 11 runs in the third inning to go up 14-5.The two teams traded runs in the fourth inning, bringing the tally to 16-7. Hazard-Perry then stopped the game in the fifth inning with a run that put ...

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