HAZARD—Over the last year, the Perry County Soil and Conservation District has worked diligently to improve the environmental conditions of Perry County, and now that hard work had paid off. The district was named the top conservation district in Eastern Kentucky this year for the first time in the district’s history.District Chairman Bobby Brown said he was extremely proud and honored for receiving the award and for all of the work his district has put in in the last year that made it the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ “Outstanding Conservation District” in the region.
Art Adventure CampAppalachian Artisan Center is having “Art Adventure Camp for Kids,” ages 6-12. Kids will be learning painting, basket weaving, woodworking, and more! Camp starts July 14-18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the KSoC. The deadline to register in June 30. For more information contact the Appalachian Artisan Center at 606-785-9855.P. W. Hall Reunion
HAZARD—A third Perry County man has been federally indicted in an ongoing investigation into illegal distribution of controlled substances from their offices.According to documents from the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, Benny Ray Bailey, Jr., former Kentucky State Representative candidate for District 84, was indicted on June 5, on one count of conspiracy to distribute and unlawfully dispense schedule II controlled substances, one count of conspiracy to di...
HAZARD—The Hazard Middle School is on the hunt for some new leadership after Principal Vivian Carter resigned in order to take another position.Carter, who served as principal for the last six years, said she is now the innovations coordinator for the Hazard Independent School System. The job is part of a groundbreaking venture on the part of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Appalachian Renaissance Initiative.“This is an opportunity for her ...
HAZARD—Two Perry County men were indicted this month on charges related to manufacturing methamphetamine after a meth lab was found at their residence earlier this year.Joseph Newton, 30, and 31-year-old Billie Womack were arrested by Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies in May after deputies responded to their residence on a tip that a fugitive was hiding there.The Herald reported that upon arrival at the residence, deputies were permitted to search the ...
HAZARD—The grand jury in Perry County returned less than a dozen indictments for the second month in a row.Bobby Turner, 31 of Combs, was indicted this month on one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500. Turner is alleged to have stolen a 2077 Yamaha bike in February of this year. Bail was set at $20,000 cash in the case.Also indicted this month was 35-year-old Kenny Cole, of Hazard. Cole was indicted on one count of operating a motor vehicle under the influe...
HAZARD—Though Southeastern Kentucky may have never been considered a front runner in the technology arena, one local community college is preparing to make tech waves in the coming year.Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) has partnered with the Appalachian regional Commission (ARC) and the XanEdu Corporation to start an innitiative at the college which would provide electronic textbook software and 100 tablets to a select few classes as part of a pilot program as a ...
HAZARD — An early morning fire on Wednesday of last week destroyed a home in Glomawr.The Hazard Fire Department received a call at 8:47 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, that the residence at 647 Raccoon Creek Road was on fire, Fire Chief Sam Stacy said.“When the guys got there, the structure was totally involved. The fire was already through the roof into the second floor,” Stacy explained.Stacy said no one was injured in the fire as no one was home...
Ashley and Nicholas Banks of Owsley County are grateful...
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