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Amelia Holliday

Position: Staff Reporter
E-Mail Address: aholliday@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 606-436-5771

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The Hazard Community and Technical College's annual Christmas piano recital was held Monday, Dec. 8, in the HCTC First Federal Center. A total 16 students performed under the direction of Kay Crowe, a retired music teacher from the Perry County School System. First row, from left, are: Alice Caudill of Hazard, Ashley Miller of Dwarf, Jillian Combs

HCTC hosts annual Christmas piano recital

The Hazard Community and Technical College's annual Christmas piano recital was held Monday, Dec. 8, in the HCTC First Federal Center. A total 16 students performed under the direction of Kay Crowe, a retired music teacher from the Perry County School System. First row, from left, are: Alice Caudill of Hazard, Ashley Miller of Dwarf, Jillian Combs

Electricity could rise again

HAZARD—With winter weather moving in and days and nights becoming colder by the week, it's not unusual for a homeowner or renter to experience an uptick in their electricity bill. Customers with Kentucky Power, however, may be seeing more than just an uptick in the coming months as the company prepares to request a 12.48 percent rate increase

Hazard's Colbi Johnson tries to get around the defensive pressure of Perry Central's Tori Watts.
Hazard's Kelsie Caudill is fouled on her way to the rim by Perry Central's Morgan Eddington.
Perry Central's Dakota Shepherd leads the fast break against Hazard.
Hazard's Hannah Webb boxes out on the free throw. Webb led Hazard with 12 points on the

Perry takes down Hazard, 58-41

Hazard's Colbi Johnson tries to get around the defensive pressure of Perry Central's Tori Watts. Hazard's Kelsie Caudill is fouled on her way to the rim by Perry Central's Morgan Eddington. Perry Central's Dakota Shepherd leads the fast break against Hazard. Hazard's Hannah Webb boxes out on the free throw. Webb led Hazard with 12 points on the

Perry Central's Ariel Williams signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Alice Lloyd College last week.
Perry Central's Kassy Smith (left) and Meghan Brock (right) each signed a letter of intent to play college volleyball at Alice Lloyd College last week.
Perry Central soccer player Brooke Campbell signed her letter of intent to further

Williams, Smith, Brock, Campbell sign letters of intent

Perry Central's Ariel Williams signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Alice Lloyd College last week. Perry Central's Kassy Smith (left) and Meghan Brock (right) each signed a letter of intent to play college volleyball at Alice Lloyd College last week. Perry Central soccer player Brooke Campbell signed her letter of intent to further

Caudill murder trial set for 2015

HAZARD—After two weeks of interviews, the 12 citizens who will decide the fate of a Perry County woman facing three counts of murder were chosen on Friday, though they may have to wait a few more weeks before they hear opening arguments in that case. Commonwealth's Attorney John Hansen said the trial for 31-year-old Billie Caudill was postpo

Hazard's Hunter Hardy tracks down a loose ball against Buckhorn.
Hazard's Hunter Roberts tracks down a rebound against Buckhorn.
Hazard's Dustin Hughes gets a reverse lay up against the Wildcat defense.
Buckhorn's Dylan Cole makes a power move along the baseline against Hazard.
Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins sets up his man for a move down the lane.

Cats whip Dawgs, 61-47

Hazard's Hunter Hardy tracks down a loose ball against Buckhorn. Hazard's Hunter Roberts tracks down a rebound against Buckhorn. Hazard's Dustin Hughes gets a reverse lay up against the Wildcat defense. Buckhorn's Dylan Cole makes a power move along the baseline against Hazard. Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins sets up his man for a move down the lane.

Choir students at Hazard High and Hazard Middle schools performed at the district's annual Christmas concert last Wednesday evening at The Forum in Hazard. Choir Director John Kelly took to the stage with the students, even singing a solo and duet with some of the students.
The choirs also used the event as a fundraiser to help purchase new sheet

Hazard choirs host Christmas concert

Choir students at Hazard High and Hazard Middle schools performed at the district's annual Christmas concert last Wednesday evening at The Forum in Hazard. Choir Director John Kelly took to the stage with the students, even singing a solo and duet with some of the students. The choirs also used the event as a fundraiser to help purchase new sheet

HAZARD—In an effort to help kids connect the food served in their trays at school with the farm that it is grown on, the Community Farm Alliance's Farm to School initiative with the Perry County School District hosted its very first Farm Fresh Friday last week.
Rachel Ackerman, who is with the Farm to School initiative in Perry County, said

Schools host Farm Fresh Friday

HAZARD—In an effort to help kids connect the food served in their trays at school with the farm that it is grown on, the Community Farm Alliance's Farm to School initiative with the Perry County School District hosted its very first Farm Fresh Friday last week. Rachel Ackerman, who is with the Farm to School initiative in Perry County, said

HAZARD—The end of an election year means new beginnings for many candidates, including those who were elected to the Hazard Independent School Board.
The board met for its final meeting of the year on Thursday, where three members were sworn in after winning their bid for their seats. Dennis Smith, Max Mitchell, and Collin “Cokie”

City board swears in new members

HAZARD—The end of an election year means new beginnings for many candidates, including those who were elected to the Hazard Independent School Board. The board met for its final meeting of the year on Thursday, where three members were sworn in after winning their bid for their seats. Dennis Smith, Max Mitchell, and Collin “Cokie”

Hazard is now officially home to the frozen yogurt restaurant Sweet Frog after the shop held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Owners of the Hazard Sweet Frog said this was only the eighth store to be open in Kentucky, though there are over 300 open nationally. The shop offers patrons a wide variety of frozen yogurt fl

Sweet Frog brings uplifting message, cool treats to Hazard

Hazard is now officially home to the frozen yogurt restaurant Sweet Frog after the shop held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Owners of the Hazard Sweet Frog said this was only the eighth store to be open in Kentucky, though there are over 300 open nationally. The shop offers patrons a wide variety of frozen yogurt fl

Ky. Power to request 12 percent rate increase

HAZARD—With winter weather moving in and days and nights becoming colder by the week, it's not unusual for a homeowner or renter to experience an uptick in their electricity bill. Customers with Kentucky Power, however, may be seeing more than just an uptick in the coming months as the company prepares to request a 12.48 percent rate increase

Perry Central's Ariel Williams signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Alice Lloyd College next season.

Williams signs with Alice Lloyd

Perry Central's Ariel Williams signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for Alice Lloyd College next season.

HAZARD—A tradition of helping local children and families that may need a little extra help during the holiday season continued last week as the seventh annual Shop with a Coal Miner event was held at the Hazard Magic Mart.
Sponsored by the organization Coal Mining Our Future, the event on Thursday gave more than 100 local kids from Perry, B

Kids 'Shop with a Coal Miner' for Christmas

HAZARD—A tradition of helping local children and families that may need a little extra help during the holiday season continued last week as the seventh annual Shop with a Coal Miner event was held at the Hazard Magic Mart. Sponsored by the organization Coal Mining Our Future, the event on Thursday gave more than 100 local kids from Perry, B

HAZARD—Not many people can say that their dreams have come true, but a local mother-daughter duo have made their own dreams come true—literally—this year after opening a community center in Hazard geared toward helping people suffering with substance addictions.
Ruth Grigsby and her daughter Hope Grigsby opened The Hubb, a commun

'The Hubb' for inspiration

HAZARD—Not many people can say that their dreams have come true, but a local mother-daughter duo have made their own dreams come true—literally—this year after opening a community center in Hazard geared toward helping people suffering with substance addictions. Ruth Grigsby and her daughter Hope Grigsby opened The Hubb, a commun

Buckhorn's Caleb Estep makes his move in the lane against Perry Central.
Buckhorn's Ryan Boggs hits a jumper in the lane.
Perry Central's James Blair runs the fast break after picking up a steal against Buckhorn.
Perry Central's Matthew Turner picks up a steal and easy basket against Buckhorn.
Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore gets the reverse l

Commodores survive Wildcat attack

Buckhorn's Caleb Estep makes his move in the lane against Perry Central. Buckhorn's Ryan Boggs hits a jumper in the lane. Perry Central's James Blair runs the fast break after picking up a steal against Buckhorn. Perry Central's Matthew Turner picks up a steal and easy basket against Buckhorn. Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore gets the reverse l

Perry Central's James Blair hits a floater in the lane during a game with Hazard.
Perry Central's Austin Neace leads the fast break during a game with Hazard.
Hazard's Hunter Hardy gets away from the defense for an easy basket.
Hazard's Jason Johnson gets tangled up with the Perry Central defense.
Hazard's Griffin Wells takes a shot over the Pe

Perry outpaces Hazard

Perry Central's James Blair hits a floater in the lane during a game with Hazard. Perry Central's Austin Neace leads the fast break during a game with Hazard. Hazard's Hunter Hardy gets away from the defense for an easy basket. Hazard's Jason Johnson gets tangled up with the Perry Central defense. Hazard's Griffin Wells takes a shot over the Pe

HAZARD—The end of an era—that is how many have described the results of the 2014 general election, in which the people of Hazard voted for a new mayor and a nearly entirely new city commission. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the name Gorman will not be actively involved in city hall, something that outgoing Mayor Nan Gorman call

Judge swears-in new city officials

HAZARD—The end of an era—that is how many have described the results of the 2014 general election, in which the people of Hazard voted for a new mayor and a nearly entirely new city commission. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the name Gorman will not be actively involved in city hall, something that outgoing Mayor Nan Gorman call

HAZARD—Bourbon soaked mom—three words that some mothers might like to personify at certain times in their days and three words that also have recently been identified as part of a growing movement to improve and appreciate the City of Hazard.
Mother of two and “The Bourbon Soaked Mom” blogger Courtney Hall said she has live

Bourbon soaked blogger passionate about hometown

HAZARD—Bourbon soaked mom—three words that some mothers might like to personify at certain times in their days and three words that also have recently been identified as part of a growing movement to improve and appreciate the City of Hazard. Mother of two and “The Bourbon Soaked Mom” blogger Courtney Hall said she has live

A few of the members of the Studios Unlimited gymnastics team that competed in the Morehead “Penguin Blast” tournament. The group pulled down 16 first place medals and 5 high-point trophies.

Studios Unlimited brings home gold

A few of the members of the Studios Unlimited gymnastics team that competed in the Morehead “Penguin Blast” tournament. The group pulled down 16 first place medals and 5 high-point trophies.

Caudill murder trial begins; jury chosen

HAZARD—Jury selection began in Perry County Tuesday morning for the trial of Billie Caudill, the woman accused of murdering three individuals after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while allegedly driving under the influence. Caudill, 31, of Whick, was set for trial for Monday, Dec. 8, for the murders of William Belcher, his wife Lillie, an





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