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Amelia Holliday

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

Latest Stories by Amelia Holliday

Plane crash kills one in Perry

LOST CREEK–The pilot of a plane that crashed in Perry County Thursday night is the sole confirmed victim in the incident, according to Kentucky State Police (KSP). At around 7 p.m., troopers with KSP received a call of a possible plane crash near Silas Bottom Road in the Lower Lost Creek Community of Perry County. KSP, along with Perry Count

CUMBERLAND—A group of students and two teachers have been lost in Kingdom Come State Park for more than four hours as crews continued to search for them Friday afternoon. Police have said rescue crews are still unsure where the group is in the park, and suspect the phones the group was using to communicate with officials are dead now.
Kentuc

Leatherwood students lost in Harlan County

CUMBERLAND—A group of students and two teachers have been lost in Kingdom Come State Park for more than four hours as crews continued to search for them Friday afternoon. Police have said rescue crews are still unsure where the group is in the park, and suspect the phones the group was using to communicate with officials are dead now. Kentuc

Hazard's Jordan Fugate gets the bunt down against South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs won the game 10-0.
Lady Bulldog pitcher Chandler Maggard takes her turn at bat during a game with South Floyd.
Hazard's Jennifer Bowling takes the throw from home as South Floyd tries to steal third.
Hazard catcher Laiken Kilburn puts the tag on the runner as they t

Hazard blanks South Floyd

Hazard's Jordan Fugate gets the bunt down against South Floyd. The Lady Bulldogs won the game 10-0. Lady Bulldog pitcher Chandler Maggard takes her turn at bat during a game with South Floyd. Hazard's Jennifer Bowling takes the throw from home as South Floyd tries to steal third. Hazard catcher Laiken Kilburn puts the tag on the runner as they t

Perry Central's Brody Dixon took the mound for the Commodores' final game of the regular season.
Perry Central's Braxton Cottongame makes the play at first just ahead of the runner.
Perry Central senior Austin Neace makes the play in the hole on senior night.
Perry Central's Anthony Hughes moves the runners over with a bunt.
Perry Central's Kam

Perry finishes season

Perry Central's Brody Dixon took the mound for the Commodores' final game of the regular season. Perry Central's Braxton Cottongame makes the play at first just ahead of the runner. Perry Central senior Austin Neace makes the play in the hole on senior night. Perry Central's Anthony Hughes moves the runners over with a bunt. Perry Central's Kam

City approves 'Thursdays on the Triangle'

HAZARD—Citizens in Perry County will have yet another summer attraction to add to the “to do” list this year. Hazard city commissioners voted on Monday evening, during their regular monthly meeting, to approve the use of Triangle Park for “Thursdays on the Triangle”—a new art-based attraction for the community.

The “Taste of Home” Cooking Show, touted as America's number one cooking program, came to Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) last week. More than $6,000 in proceeds from the event, which included local vendors, a live cooking show, and a multitude of door prizes, went to Community Ministries and the Corner Haven Homeless Shel

'Taste of Home' hits Hazard

The “Taste of Home” Cooking Show, touted as America's number one cooking program, came to Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) last week. More than $6,000 in proceeds from the event, which included local vendors, a live cooking show, and a multitude of door prizes, went to Community Ministries and the Corner Haven Homeless Shel

Perry County Central's Courtney Noyes advanced to the state tournament in tennis earlier this month. The tourney was held at the University of Kentucky on May 14.

Noyes advances to state

Perry County Central's Courtney Noyes advanced to the state tournament in tennis earlier this month. The tourney was held at the University of Kentucky on May 14.

Boil water advisory issued

HAZARD—The City of Hazard issued a boil water advisory for a community in Perry County on Thursday, May 14. Residents on Big Creek Road are advised to boil their water before consuming it until further notice. According to the advisory, the potential exists for bacterial contamination of the water system in that area due to a main line water

Mr. Ralph “Butch” Asher and Dr. Laura Asher, of Hazard, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachel Katherine Asher, to Tyler Hayden Terry, son of Mr. Benton Paul Terry and Mrs. Debbie Terry, of Jackson.
The bride-to-be is the paternal granddaughter of Charlene Asher and the late Anderson “Ralph” A

Terry-Asher wedding

Mr. Ralph “Butch” Asher and Dr. Laura Asher, of Hazard, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachel Katherine Asher, to Tyler Hayden Terry, son of Mr. Benton Paul Terry and Mrs. Debbie Terry, of Jackson. The bride-to-be is the paternal granddaughter of Charlene Asher and the late Anderson “Ralph” A

AG looks into county clerk video controversy

HAZARD—Weeks after a video that rocked the county and brought into question the authorities of county officials was uploaded to Facebook, state officials have decided to take the first steps into looking into the case. Last month, a video that allegedly showed the Perry County Clerk Haven King harassing a 19-year-old girl went viral. In the

HAZARD—An arrest in a local armed robbery case last week may have also led police to solving a two-year-old investigation into the apparent murder of a mother and daughter.
During an investigation into the robbery of the Apple Market store on Morton Boulevard in Hazard, in which Kentucky State Police (KSP) troopers assisted the Hazard Police

Robbery suspect admits to murders

HAZARD—An arrest in a local armed robbery case last week may have also led police to solving a two-year-old investigation into the apparent murder of a mother and daughter. During an investigation into the robbery of the Apple Market store on Morton Boulevard in Hazard, in which Kentucky State Police (KSP) troopers assisted the Hazard Police

HAZARD—After more than two weeks on the lam, police have caught the man they believe is responsible for robbing a local Hazard business, not once but two times.
Officials with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) have reported that 30-year-old Ronnie Mitchell Everage, of Hazard, was arrested on Monday in relation to two separate robbery incide

Police apprehend suspect

HAZARD—After more than two weeks on the lam, police have caught the man they believe is responsible for robbing a local Hazard business, not once but two times. Officials with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) have reported that 30-year-old Ronnie Mitchell Everage, of Hazard, was arrested on Monday in relation to two separate robbery incide

HAZARD—A history making award was celebrated in Hazard last week. Governor Steve Beshear came to the “Queen City of the Mountains” on Tuesday to talk about economic development and Site Selection magazine's recent naming of Kentucky as the top state for economic development per capita for 2014—awarding the state the distingu

Governor's Cup tour hits Hazard

HAZARD—A history making award was celebrated in Hazard last week. Governor Steve Beshear came to the “Queen City of the Mountains” on Tuesday to talk about economic development and Site Selection magazine's recent naming of Kentucky as the top state for economic development per capita for 2014—awarding the state the distingu

Hazard's Cole Ratliff checks the signs from the bench during a game with Letcher Central.
Hazard's Griffin Wells picks up a hit and a RBI during the Bulldogs' 12-2 win over Letcher Central.
Hazard's Rudy Akemon drives in a run with a hit against Letcher Central.
Bulldog second baseman Devin Morris makes the scoop, and records the out against the

Bulldogs roll over Cougars

Hazard's Cole Ratliff checks the signs from the bench during a game with Letcher Central. Hazard's Griffin Wells picks up a hit and a RBI during the Bulldogs' 12-2 win over Letcher Central. Hazard's Rudy Akemon drives in a run with a hit against Letcher Central. Bulldog second baseman Devin Morris makes the scoop, and records the out against the

Perry Central's Nathan Pray comes out of the box, and hustles down to first for one of his three hits against Cordia.
Commodore Seth Napier drives in a run against the Lions.
Perry Central's Anthony Hughes gets a lead off third while getting some sage advise from Coach Dixon.
Perry Central's Dylan Fields makes the play at second and then fires t

Commodores leave Lions in wake

Perry Central's Nathan Pray comes out of the box, and hustles down to first for one of his three hits against Cordia. Commodore Seth Napier drives in a run against the Lions. Perry Central's Anthony Hughes gets a lead off third while getting some sage advise from Coach Dixon. Perry Central's Dylan Fields makes the play at second and then fires t

FUSONIA—Governor Steve Beshear along with the rest of the Commonwealth celebrated the 41st anniversary of the signing of the Safe Drinking Water Act with the declaration of Drinking Water Week earlier this month. At the same time, Tony Lewis, a resident of a small community in southern Perry County, struggled to have his now rust-colored wate

Community still awaits clean water

FUSONIA—Governor Steve Beshear along with the rest of the Commonwealth celebrated the 41st anniversary of the signing of the Safe Drinking Water Act with the declaration of Drinking Water Week earlier this month. At the same time, Tony Lewis, a resident of a small community in southern Perry County, struggled to have his now rust-colored wate

GRAPEVINE—A portion of Highway 28 in Perry County was closed Wednesday morning after a coal truck lost a full load of coal while travelling through the area.
Officials with the Perry County Sheriff's Office said the truck was travelling down Hwy 28, just in front of the former Ben's Quick Stop, just before 12 p.m., when the door to its trail

Truck drops coal load on road

GRAPEVINE—A portion of Highway 28 in Perry County was closed Wednesday morning after a coal truck lost a full load of coal while travelling through the area. Officials with the Perry County Sheriff's Office said the truck was travelling down Hwy 28, just in front of the former Ben's Quick Stop, just before 12 p.m., when the door to its trail

ARY—A manhunt is underway this week for a man who is alleged to have shot and killed another man in the Ary community of Perry County Tuesday night.
Troopers with the Kentucky State Police (KSP) in Hazard responded to a call at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday that a man had been shot at a residence on Coates Branch Road in Ary, according to Troope

UPDATE: Shooting victim dies

ARY—A manhunt is underway this week for a man who is alleged to have shot and killed another man in the Ary community of Perry County Tuesday night. Troopers with the Kentucky State Police (KSP) in Hazard responded to a call at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday that a man had been shot at a residence on Coates Branch Road in Ary, according to Troope

HAZARD—In the midst of the celebration surrounding Governor Steve Beshear's visit to Hazard on Tuesday, another, less cheerful, story was bubbling in the downtown community. This time, though, it did not have anything to do with the usual negative news suspects—drugs or poverty—but concerned the well-being and seemingly unnecessar

City removes troublesome trees

HAZARD—In the midst of the celebration surrounding Governor Steve Beshear's visit to Hazard on Tuesday, another, less cheerful, story was bubbling in the downtown community. This time, though, it did not have anything to do with the usual negative news suspects—drugs or poverty—but concerned the well-being and seemingly unnecessar

Grand jury indicts 13 in April

HAZARD—Leading the indictments was a Hazard man accused of possessing and operating an active meth lab. Christopher Andrew Minks, 40, of Hazard was indicted on one count of manufacturing meth, six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and one count of second-degree persistent felony offender. Allegedly, on or around Feb. 5, 2015, Minks





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