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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

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

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

HAZARD—A boil water advisory, which the City of Hazard had issued a week ago for a community in Perry County, has been lifted.
Hazard City Manager Grady Varney issued the advisory on Monday, Dec. 1, for customers living on Ten Mile Hollow. The advisory noted that a main waterline break resulted in the potential for bacterial contamination in

City lifts boil advisory

HAZARD—A boil water advisory, which the City of Hazard had issued a week ago for a community in Perry County, has been lifted. Hazard City Manager Grady Varney issued the advisory on Monday, Dec. 1, for customers living on Ten Mile Hollow. The advisory noted that a main waterline break resulted in the potential for bacterial contamination in

Buckhorn's Autumn Neace runs the point for the Lady Wildcats.
Perry Central's Whitney Evans picks up a steal and a bucket.
Perry Central's Morgan Eddington gets a jumper in the lane.
Perry Central's Rachel Curry had a game high 22 points in the Lady Commodores win over Buckhorn.
Buckhorn's Hanna Gabbard gets position for a rebound.

Commodores escape Wildcats

Buckhorn's Autumn Neace runs the point for the Lady Wildcats. Perry Central's Whitney Evans picks up a steal and a bucket. Perry Central's Morgan Eddington gets a jumper in the lane. Perry Central's Rachel Curry had a game high 22 points in the Lady Commodores win over Buckhorn. Buckhorn's Hanna Gabbard gets position for a rebound.

Appreciate givers in the community

To whom it may concern: I would like to recognize Willow Fern Baptist Church for all the civic projects that they organize to help the well-being of our communities. Every month the church gives out anywhere from 150-200 food boxes. The youth, directed by Sherri Muha, takes up blanket and coat donations for the homeless and needy. Just last week,

HAZARD—Farmers and food lovers united in Southeastern Kentucky over the weekend at the Community Farm Alliance's (CFA) annual meeting—the reception for which was held at the Treehouse Cafe and Bakery in Hazard.
“CFA is a statewide, grassroots, nonprofit organization,” said CFA Board President Ben Abell at the reception Frid

Farm alliance meets in Hazard

HAZARD—Farmers and food lovers united in Southeastern Kentucky over the weekend at the Community Farm Alliance's (CFA) annual meeting—the reception for which was held at the Treehouse Cafe and Bakery in Hazard. “CFA is a statewide, grassroots, nonprofit organization,” said CFA Board President Ben Abell at the reception Frid

Judge pushes murder trial back one day

HAZARD—The trial for a Perry County woman charged in a triple-murder case has been pushed back one more day after her attorney filed some last minute motions in Perry County Circuit Court this week. Bille Caudill, 31, of Whick, was set for trial for Monday, Dec. 8, for the murders of William Belcher, his wife Lillie, and Caudill's husband Da

HAZARD—Shorter days, colder nights, and that unmistakable smell of snow constantly in the air—winter is coming. And for many in Perry County, that may bring flashbacks of burst pipes and one of the worst water crises the area has faced in a number of years. City of Hazard officials are hoping, though, that some improvements to the city'

Water project in progress

HAZARD—Shorter days, colder nights, and that unmistakable smell of snow constantly in the air—winter is coming. And for many in Perry County, that may bring flashbacks of burst pipes and one of the worst water crises the area has faced in a number of years. City of Hazard officials are hoping, though, that some improvements to the city'

HAZARD—Following in the footsteps of numerous other cities, organizations, and businesses, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) will become a completely tobacco and e-cigarette free campus in July 2015.
“The governor signed an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all properties owned or lease

Community college goes tobacco, e-cigarette free

HAZARD—Following in the footsteps of numerous other cities, organizations, and businesses, Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) will become a completely tobacco and e-cigarette free campus in July 2015. “The governor signed an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all properties owned or lease

Jobless rates fall across state

HAZARD—Perry County recorded the lowest unemployment rates seen in the last few years this October, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training (OET). Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between October 2013 and October 2014, amking this the third consecutive month that Kentucky has seen a year-over-year drop

Jury indicts gang on burglary charges

HAZARD—Leading the indictments this month is five-person gang of thieves who almost got away with stealing from an abandoned business in Perry County. Nathan Miller, 37, of Hazard, Frank Campbell, 56, of Chavies, and 27-year-old Steven Hurt, also of Chavies, were all indicted last month on one count each of first-degree criminal syndicate, a

VIPER—A single-vehicle wreck brought two individuals to the Hazard ARH for injuries sustained in the accident on Monday morning.
Four individuals were in a blue Pontiac Sunfire travelling southeast on Hall Mountain Road, from Left Fork Maces Creek Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and left the road, hitting a tree on the opposite

Hall Mt. wreck leaves two injured

VIPER—A single-vehicle wreck brought two individuals to the Hazard ARH for injuries sustained in the accident on Monday morning. Four individuals were in a blue Pontiac Sunfire travelling southeast on Hall Mountain Road, from Left Fork Maces Creek Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and left the road, hitting a tree on the opposite

HAZARD—One high-speed, multi-county chase and a stolen license has led a Perry County man to be indicted by the grand jury.
Larry W. Ratliff, 61, of Vicco, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police, one count of theft of identity of another without consent, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment, a

Perry man indicted after two-county chase

HAZARD—One high-speed, multi-county chase and a stolen license has led a Perry County man to be indicted by the grand jury. Larry W. Ratliff, 61, of Vicco, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree fleeing or evading police, one count of theft of identity of another without consent, one count of first-degree wanton endangerment, a

Local option taxes may help fund projects

HAZARD—Citizens in Hazard and Perry County may see a new local option tax initiative help bring in funds in the future for needed projects across the area. The Kentucky Local Investment for Transformation (LIFT) organization has been pushing a new initiative across the state to amend Kentucky's Constitution to give local governments the abil





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