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TECO Energy sells TECO Coal for $170 mil.

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HAZARD—Perry County Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of TECO Coal, will have a new owner by year’s end according to a press release from TECO Energy on Monday.According to the release, TECO Energy Inc. will finalize the sale of its subsidiary, TECO Coal, to Cambrian Coal Corporation, a member of the Booth Energy Group, by the end of the year—a sale that will bring the company $170 million and will take it out of the coal business.


City commission solves filter crisis

HAZARD—The Hazard City Commission met Monday evening for its regular scheduled meeting to discuss an emergency renovation to the filter system at the Hazard Water Plant.Hazard City Engineer Hank Spaulding explained to the commissioners that the filter bottom of one of the six filters at the plant had exploded due to build up from older parts at the plant allowing too much debris in the intake.“That filter bottom just suffered a catastrophic failure,” Sp...

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Health issues highlight contrast between Senate candidates

The U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has seen the candidates focus on several key issues, including the coal industry, the minimum wage and health care.The health-care issue has been almost unique among Senate races in that Kentucky is generally seen as a success story for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In August, Gov. Steve Beshear said 521,000 of Kentucky’s 4.3 million citizens had signed up for h...

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Paul weighs future as GOP poised for gains

Kentucky’s junior senator is not on the ballot this year and has a pivotal decision about his own political future looming on the horizon, but that does not prevent him from having an opinion about how this fall’s races will go.Sen. Rand Paul has been on a whirlwind tour around the country of late, most notably in 2016 bellwethers Iowa and New Hampshire, as well as attending numerous events across Kentucky, as he mulls whether to seek re-election or instead run for pres...

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Bulldogs slay Dragons

On Friday, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the Harlan Green Dragons in what turned out to be not much of a game. However, running back Brandon Jones set a new Hazard all-time rushing record.Jones opened the game with a 12-yard touchdown run just 10 seconds into the game (after Jack Davis recovered a fumble on the first play). Harlan would reciprocate on their next possession, giving the Bulldogs the 7-6 lead.On the Bulldogs’ next possession, Jones would cover 17-yards f...

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Hazard rolls over Buckhorn

Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs hosted the Buckhorn Lady Wildcats. The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of the Lady Wildcats as they swept the match 3-0.In the first game, Hazard cruised to the easy 25-11 win. Buckhorn made a strong stand in the second game, pushing the Lady Bulldogs to the end, but giving up the 25-19 win. Game three would be over quickly as Hazard took the win, and the match, with the 25-2 win.Hazard stats: Madison Gadbury 2 kills, 1 assist and 15 ace...

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Hazard goes 3-0 in East/West Throwdown

On Saturday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs traveled to Letcher Central to participate in the East/West Throwdown volleyball tournament. The Lady Bulldogs took on Knott Central, Perry Central and Jenkins and came away with a 3-0 record.In the first match, Hazard took on the Knott Central Lady Patriots. The Lady Bulldogs were able to come away with the 2-1 victory after giving up the first game 23-25. They took the next two games 25-23 and 15-5.Hazard stats: Madison Gadbury 2 k...

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Hazard avenges loss to Perry

Last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs and the Perry County Central Lady Commodores hooked up on the volleyball court. The Lady Bulldogs held a 2-1 season lead, but lost the last game to the Lady Commodores.The first game was tight with Hazard coming from behind to take the 25-22 win. In game two, Hazard started well and ran to the 25-16 win. Perry Central made a hard run at Hazard in game three but could not force another game as the Lady Bulldogs went on to sweep the match with the ...

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Perry ends season with 10-0 win over Breathitt

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores hosted the Breathitt County Lady Bobcats in their final soccer match of the season. The Lady Commodores made quick work of the Lady Bobcats pulling off the “mercy rule” with the 10-0 win, setting a new school record for wins in a season (15).Perry Central got a pair of “hat-tricks” in the game as Dallas Coots scored three goals, and Kelsey Lowe scored five. Lowe is among the state leaders in scoring....

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Perry goes 2-1 in throwdown

On Saturday, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores traveled to Letcher Central to participate in the East/West Throwdown. The Lady Commodores took on the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers, the Knott Central Lady Patriots and the Hazard Lady Bulldogs, and when the smoke cleared, Perry Central posted a 2-1 record.The Lady Commodores defeated the Lady Cavaliers 2-1. Perry Central took the first game 25-21, but fell in game two 16-25. The Lady Commodores pulled out the win 15-12 in the decidin...

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Will the 5-1 Cats hit a wall in the 2nd half of the season?

Don’t let the headline fool or confuse you, but I feel it is a valid question that must be ask at this point and it will be very interesting to follow over the next one and a half months.

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Perry downs Buckhorn

Last week, the Perry County Central Lady Commodores took on the Buckhorn Lady Wildcats in a volleyball match. The Lady Commodores swept the match in straight games 3-0.The Lady Commodores took the first game by the score of 25-17, and picked up the pace from there. Perry Central took the second game by the final score of 25-16, and swept the match with the 25-14 win.Perry Central stats: Kassy Smith 1 kill, 10 assists and 9 aces, Katie Stone 2 kills and 1 ace, Morgan Ever...

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AG announces training on domestic, sex assault crimes

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Victims Advocacy announced on Monday the start of a week-long conference being held to train police and prosecutors on the current trends and issues involving crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault. The conference continues through Oct. 17 at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Louisville field office, located on the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus.

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Zombies invade Hazard

Fans of the AMC show “The Walking Dead” were invited to a zombie watch party hosted over the weekend at the Hazard Community and Technical College by the Student Government Association (SGA) to celebrate the start of the show’s newest season.Attendees were asked to dress up as their favorite characters from the show or as a zombie.One of the show’s main characters, Carl, wrestles with a zombie during the party on Sunday.

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‘Master Class’ on hiring Ky. performing artists to be held

FRANKFORT— Presenters of the performing arts have the opportunity to work one-on-one with some of Kentucky’s top performing artists through a unique event created by the Kentucky Arts Council and offered free to groups and organizations that work, or want to start working, with Kentucky’s performing artists.“Master Class: A Learning Lab on Presenting Kentucky Performers” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort. The...

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Perry County Central honors AP scholars

The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program® provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while they are still in high school. By doing so, students can earn college credit, advanced placement or both with successful performances on the AP Exams. Only about 22% of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. Research consistently s...

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Grand jury hands down 22 indictments

HAZARD — One person charged with sexual abuse topped the list of indictments the Perry County grand jury returned in September.Steven M. Jude, 31, of Hazard, was indicted on three counts of first degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony. The indictment alleges that in Jan. 2013, May 2013, and May 2014 Jude had inappropriate sexual contact with three separate girls under the age of 12. A $75,000 bond with home incarceration was set in the case.

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HCTC hires Jennifer Lutes as math faculty

Jennifer Lutes of Beattyville is a new math instructor at Hazard Community and Technical College with an attitude of service instilled in her. “I want to be the best teacher and advisor that I can be. I plan on learning as much as possible each semester to become better at both teaching and advising. I want my students to know that they can come to me for help or just to talk if they need to.”

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