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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

The 2015 54th district champions, the Perry County Central Commodores.
Buckhorn's Dylan Cole tries to get around Perry Central's Matthew Turner during the championship game of the 54th district.
Buckhorn's Ryan Boggs drives the lane for two of his 10 points in the 54th district title game.
Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore gets out on the fast br

Commodores come away with 54th District title

The 2015 54th district champions, the Perry County Central Commodores. Buckhorn's Dylan Cole tries to get around Perry Central's Matthew Turner during the championship game of the 54th district. Buckhorn's Ryan Boggs drives the lane for two of his 10 points in the 54th district title game. Perry Central's Braxton Whitmore gets out on the fast br

Buckhorn's Shannon Blank passes out the trap during the opening round of the 54th district tournament.
Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins drains a “3” out of the corner during the opening round of the 54th district tournament.
Buckhorn's Josh Crank looks to start the offense after picking up a steal on the other side of the floor.
Buckhorn's

Buckhorn holds off Leslie to advance to title game

Buckhorn's Shannon Blank passes out the trap during the opening round of the 54th district tournament. Buckhorn's Connor Hoskins drains a “3” out of the corner during the opening round of the 54th district tournament. Buckhorn's Josh Crank looks to start the offense after picking up a steal on the other side of the floor. Buckhorn's

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am a volunteer at KET, Kentucky's statewide public television system. I volunteer my time there because, for years, my family and I have enjoyed the diverse, wonderful programming and services KET provides, and I want to take part in passing those things on to others in my community. KET produces programming that focuses on Kentuck

Studios Unlimited gymnast Ian Montgomery looks to hit his spot on the trampoline during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Montgomery finished with a pair of first place medals and a second place.
Studios Unlimited's Michael Jones finishes off a routine on the trampoline during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Jones finished the day with three 1st place med

Area gymnastics score big

Studios Unlimited gymnast Ian Montgomery looks to hit his spot on the trampoline during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Montgomery finished with a pair of first place medals and a second place. Studios Unlimited's Michael Jones finishes off a routine on the trampoline during the Mardi Gras Invitational. Jones finished the day with three 1st place med

HAZARD—The original plan to restore water to Perry County which was discussed at the Hazard City Commission meeting on Wednesday has hit a snag, according to city officials.
Hazard Water Plant Supervisor Bobby Holland explained at the commission meeting that the water system workers hoped to be able to return water service to Big Creek, and

Crews continue to work to restore water

HAZARD—The original plan to restore water to Perry County which was discussed at the Hazard City Commission meeting on Wednesday has hit a snag, according to city officials. Hazard Water Plant Supervisor Bobby Holland explained at the commission meeting that the water system workers hoped to be able to return water service to Big Creek, and

HAZARD—“This city is lucky to have the dedicated people that we have that's done work during this crisis—and we have had a crisis,” Hazard City Manager Grady Varney said of the ongoing water issues in Perry County during a Hazard City Commission meeting Wednesday afternoon.
City commissioners started their regular monthly m

Officials give commissioners water update

HAZARD—“This city is lucky to have the dedicated people that we have that's done work during this crisis—and we have had a crisis,” Hazard City Manager Grady Varney said of the ongoing water issues in Perry County during a Hazard City Commission meeting Wednesday afternoon. City commissioners started their regular monthly m

Three students at Willard Elementary will be participating in the Kentucky statewide Student Archery Competition, to be held in Louisville in March. As a part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), the Region 12 competition was held in Lee County on January 31st. There were 449 students participating, coming from 22 different school

Willard archery champs

Three students at Willard Elementary will be participating in the Kentucky statewide Student Archery Competition, to be held in Louisville in March. As a part of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), the Region 12 competition was held in Lee County on January 31st. There were 449 students participating, coming from 22 different school

HAZARD—Winter weather conditions may have played a role in a home being destroyed after in caught fire Friday morning.
The call about a fire at the residence on the 4000 block of Upper Second Creek Road in Hazard came in just before 8 a.m., Kristi Adams, a volunteer with the Hazard Fire Department (HFD), said. She added that Jakes Branch Fir

Icy roads, extreme temps hurt firefighters' efforts

HAZARD—Winter weather conditions may have played a role in a home being destroyed after in caught fire Friday morning. The call about a fire at the residence on the 4000 block of Upper Second Creek Road in Hazard came in just before 8 a.m., Kristi Adams, a volunteer with the Hazard Fire Department (HFD), said. She added that Jakes Branch Fir

Mr. Goodloe Miller born January 23, 1950 departed this life on Friday February 20, 2015 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard, KY being 65-years, 0-months, 27-days old. Goodloe was born at Lost Creek, Kentucky the son of the late Zack Miller and the late Leanner Miller. Goodloe was also preceded in death by Five Brothers, Johnny G

Goodloe Miller

Mr. Goodloe Miller born January 23, 1950 departed this life on Friday February 20, 2015 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard, KY being 65-years, 0-months, 27-days old. Goodloe was born at Lost Creek, Kentucky the son of the late Zack Miller and the late Leanner Miller. Goodloe was also preceded in death by Five Brothers, Johnny G

HAZARD—More than 3,000 Hazard water customers in Perry County have gone without water service since Saturday evening—and, even with 1,100 of those customers regaining water service on Tuesday, county and city officials have said it could be another two weeks before some customers see their water restored.
City of Hazard water system wo

Citizens without water

HAZARD—More than 3,000 Hazard water customers in Perry County have gone without water service since Saturday evening—and, even with 1,100 of those customers regaining water service on Tuesday, county and city officials have said it could be another two weeks before some customers see their water restored. City of Hazard water system wo

Water issues plague county

HAZARD—City of Hazard water system workers battled cold temperatures Saturday night and into Sunday morning to resolve issues that the week full of extreme winter weather left the water plant with. “We ran into a lot of problems last night,” Hazard City Manager Grady Varney said Sunday morning. Varney said that on Sunday night,

CHAVIES—After extreme temperatures hit the region last week—dropping well below zero for record lows—warmer temps should have been a welcome sight over the weekend. This, however, was not the case for the nearly 1,000 customers in one Perry County community who lost water service for most of the day on Saturday.
Hazard City Manag

Water cut off to more than 900 customers

CHAVIES—After extreme temperatures hit the region last week—dropping well below zero for record lows—warmer temps should have been a welcome sight over the weekend. This, however, was not the case for the nearly 1,000 customers in one Perry County community who lost water service for most of the day on Saturday. Hazard City Manag

Roads in and around Hazard and Perry County were still treacherous on Wednesday after winter storm Octavia dumped more than a foot of snow across the region on Monday and Tuesday.
In less than six hours on Monday morning, many communities in Perry County had already received 5 to 7 inches of snow.
Snow continued to fall at around 1 to 2 inches pe

Snow days in Eastern Kentucky

Roads in and around Hazard and Perry County were still treacherous on Wednesday after winter storm Octavia dumped more than a foot of snow across the region on Monday and Tuesday. In less than six hours on Monday morning, many communities in Perry County had already received 5 to 7 inches of snow. Snow continued to fall at around 1 to 2 inches pe

Jail death trial pushed to June

HAZARD—Two former deputy jailers accused of beating an inmate to death will continue to await trial after a judge pushed their trial date back again. Damon Hickman, 37, and William C. Howell, 55, were indicted on charges of first-degree manslaughter in 2013 in connection with the July 9, death of Larry Trent. Trent, at the time, was an inmat

Gov. issues executive orders

FRANKFORT—In the wake of one of the state's largest snowfalls and coldest recorded temperatures, and with more of the same on the way, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear issued two executive orders on Thursday to prevent price gouging on products that are desperately needed at this time and to ensure families have access to necessary prescriptio

Gov. declares emergency

FRANKFORT—After one of the largest winter storms to hit the Commonwealth in the last 20 years literally blanketed the entire state with anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of snow in different regions in less than 24 hours, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency to help local officials more easily assist those in their communi

FRANKFORT—The tale of the state senator and the DUI continued this week after Senator Brandon Smith appeared in court Wednesday morning, and entered into a not guilty plea in his case.
Smith was arrested by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) last month, on the first day of the legislative session in Frankfort. He was allegedly speeding when he

Senator loses driver's license in DUI battle

FRANKFORT—The tale of the state senator and the DUI continued this week after Senator Brandon Smith appeared in court Wednesday morning, and entered into a not guilty plea in his case. Smith was arrested by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) last month, on the first day of the legislative session in Frankfort. He was allegedly speeding when he

Domestic dispute ends in fatal shooting

CHAVIES—Kentucky State Police (KSP) have begun an investigation into a domestic dispute that ended Monday night in the death of a Perry County man. Officials with the KSP said a call was received just before 9:30 p.m. about a gunshot victim on Docs Branch Lane in the Chavies community in Perry County. The caller, Novalene Miller, of Chavies

Judge denies motion for Skype deposition

HAZARD—Less than two weeks stand between a Perry County woman charged in a triple-murder case and the beginning of the jury trial that will decide whether or not she will spend the next chapter of her life as a free woman. Attorneys in the case of Billie Caudill, 32, of Whick, the woman accused of murdering three individuals after allegedly

VICCO—More than 1,000 City of Vicco water customers could be facing imminent water cutoff after a long battle between the city and the Knott County Water and Sewer District, Inc., (KCWSD), over nearly $250,000 in past-due water bills, has ended in a lawsuit, an appeal, and still no significant payment, according to the district.
Vicco has be

Vicco in water crisis

VICCO—More than 1,000 City of Vicco water customers could be facing imminent water cutoff after a long battle between the city and the Knott County Water and Sewer District, Inc., (KCWSD), over nearly $250,000 in past-due water bills, has ended in a lawsuit, an appeal, and still no significant payment, according to the district. Vicco has be





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