The Hazard Herald 25 Years Ago
by Cris Ritchie
Hazard's Vice Mayor Charlie Hammonds was the town's official greeter at the Hazard Airport upon the arrival of the Dukes of Hazzard's star Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), who was here on a mission of mercy to deliver $25,000.00 to the families of the eight coal miners killed a month earlier at Topmost.
The recently elected officials for the Vicco City Government passed an ordinance establishing a City Police Department for the community.
Pearl Couch disclosed his intentions to be Chief Deputy of his squad three days after having been sworn in as Perry County's High Sheriff. Couch said he had campaigned for the office by saying he was going to be a working Sheriff, a promise he planned to fulfill.
Twenty-five years ago on January 14, this publication stated the temperatures then were recorded as the coldest of the century. The local hospital reported treatment of two cases of frostbite on Sunday before the paper was printed.
Cecil Brown of Perry County received the highest civilian award given by the Kentucky State Police for his heroic rescue of two people from a burning station wagon following a head-on collision which occurred one mile North of Jeff on KY 15.
The Howard Johnson Motel, located on Nicholasville Road in Lexington, advertised a three-day, three night vacation in their facility for $49.95 plus tax. Along with the room, a guest would be given a special packet of discount coupons for many of the stores and restaurants in Fayette Mall and Zandale Shopping Center.
M.C. Napier's Navajos won over the Hazard Bulldogs 75-76. Nike and Larry Napier spearheaded the Navajo attach with each scoring 20 points.
Deborah Lynn Noble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Noble of Hazard; Leila Sandlin, daughter of Eileen Sandlin of Buckhorn and Steve Shore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ray Shore of Buckhorn were all named to the Dean's List at Lees College.
Lisa Townes, a Hazard High School student was the unanimous choice of the faculty and senior class members to be named for the DAR Good Citizen Award.
Billy Joe Campbell, son of Astor Campbell, Jr. of Bonnyman and Steve Shore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ray Shore of Buckhorn, both young men students at Lees College, have been selected for inclusion of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.
Pvt. Doyle D. Fugate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alamander Fugate of Bonnyman, has completed a tracked-vehicle repair course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Navy Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Randall G. McIntosh, son of Walter and Esther McIntosh of Gays Creek departed on a deployment to the Indian Ocean on the USS Montgomery. The ship, a member of the 7th fleet, was 438' long and carried a crew of 245.
Jack Fitz of Bulan has been named to the Advisory Committee of Morehead State University's Mining and Technology program.
Winners of the Perry County Conservation District's poster and essay division in the elementary grades were James Toby Arnold, Walkertown-Lothair Elementary; Anthony Colwell, Willard Elementary; John Anthony Huff, Dennis Wooton Elementary; Kimberly Jo Begley, A.B. Combs Elementary; Lee Etta Cummings, R.W. Combs Elementary and Adrain McGlaughlin of Willard Elementary. Winners in the high school division were Elizabeth Anne Kershaw, Hazard; Teresa Kay Anderson and Rhea Lynn Holbrook, both students at Dilce Combs High School. Overall county-wide winners were Elizabeth Anne Kershaw, age 14 and 7 year old Toby Arnold.
Jeannie and Lucian Trumbo hosted the December-January meeting of the Delta Beta with a New Year's breakfast.
It was announced that Kentucky's Attorney General Steve Beshear had been named the State's Heart Fund Chairman. The Kentucky affiliate of the American Heart Association also said that Cora Bates would held up the fund drive in Perry County.
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