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The Easter Bunny arrived early in Hazard

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Photos by Gwendolyn Holliday | Hazard HeraldChildren rush to grab eggs in the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Drop” in Perry County Park on Saturday April 12.The event was sponsored by Summit Church in Hazard and hundreds tunred out to participate.Colored eggs ready to be gathered at Bobby Davis Park for “Easter in the Park” on Saturday April 12.The event was sponsored by C.H.I.C.K.S., Ponderosa and Wal-Mart.The Easter Bunny was on hand to help give baskets and greet children.Janet Prater-Smith and Haven King handed out easter baskets and two bicycles in a ticket drawing at the event.

 

Sheriff’s office has new tip line

HAZARD- Residents of communities in Perry County now have a new way to contact local law enforcement if they have any tips about possible criminal activity.The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has implemented an email tip line for Perry County residents, Deputy Jerry Burns said.Burns said the tip line can be used for residents to report suspicious activity, request additional patrols, and to report the location of individuals who have an active warrant.R...

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New hospital expansion prepares to open doors

HAZARD—A more than $47 million expansion project to the Hazard ARH Hospital will begin opening its doors this week.Construction began on the 100,000 square foot Joe Craft Tower, named after Perry County native Joe Craft, in 2012. The three-story building will house 34 private rooms on its third floor, 16 cardiac critical care bed on the second floor, and a new 24-bed ER on the first floor.Judy Craft, chief nursing officer at the Hazard ARH, said the new ER, which o...

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Residents petition for traffic light at Crawford Mtn.

HAZARD—Nearly two years after turning left to go down Crawford Mountain Road was made illegal, business owners and residents in the Airport Gardens area of Perry County have petitioned for a traffic light to be installed at the top of the road to help make the community more accessible to the rest of the county.Residents lost the ability to turn left off of Kentucky Highway 15 onto Crawford Mountain Road approximately two years ago when Hazard City Police Chief Minor Allen in...

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One dead in Breathitt County collision

NOCTOR – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at approximately 6:30p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a collision on KY 30 East, in the Noctor community of Breathitt County. A KSP Trooper was dispatched to the scene to investigate.

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Mayor and judge-executive forum set for April 24

HAZARD – It is time once again for members of the community and aspiring leaders to prepare for a public forum to discuss visions and ideas for the future of Hazard and Perry County. InVision Hazard, Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Applebee’s, Wendy’s and the Hampton Inn are sponsoring a town hall forum for the candidates for Mayor of Hazard and Perry County Judge Executive on April 24, at the Perry County Public Library, starting at 6:30 p.m. This forum will be bro...

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County officials address voter fraud concerns

HAZARD—Perry County, like the rest of the Eastern Kentucky region, has been notoriously linked with election tampering allegations for years. In 2012, officials with the state Attorney General’s office reportedly received dozens of calls to its voter fraud hotline from the Southeastern Kentucky area concerning election tampering fears. Now, local officials are working to resolve some of this problem by ensuring that all registered voters in Perry County actually live in the county...

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Women’s club seeks professional woman and mother of the year to honor

Women’s club seeks Professional Woman to honorThe Hazard-Perry County Women’s Club is accepting applications for 2014 Business Professional Woman of the Year. Please send your nominations by letter to the women’s club at P.O. Box 1225, Hazard, KY 41701. The deadline is Friday, May 2.The letter should include the woman’s community service, special contributions to the community, information about her professional work.Th...

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