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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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Hazard topples Wolfe

The second round of the 14th region All “A” baseball tournament saw the Hazard Bulldogs take on the Wolfe County Wolves. The Bulldogs had little trouble disposing of the Wolves as they toppled them by the final count of 14-4.Hazard picked up four runs in the bottom of the first inning, but gave three back to Wolfe County in the top half of the second inning. In the bottom of the second inning, the Bulldogs all but put the game on ice (11-3).The Bulldogs picke...

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Commodores upend Patriots

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores took on the Knott Central Lady Patriots as part of the Swing Break tournament. The Lady Commodores put together a strong fifth inning to upend the Lady Patriots 7-1.Perry Central opened the game with a single run in the first inning. The Lady Commodores sat on that lead until the fourth inning when they were able to tack another run on to their tally (2-0).The big blow came in the fifth inning when Perry Central erase...

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Commodores fall to Blackcats

Early in the week, the Perry County Central Commodores hosted the Prestonsburg Blackcats. The Commodores lost to the Blackcats in the opening week of the baseball season, and were looking for some revenge.The Commodores took the early lead with a run in the first inning. However, they would see that lead disappear in the third inning as the Blackcats scored four runs to take the 1-4 lead.Perry Central would inch their way back into the game, scoring a run in each the fou...

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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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