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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

HAZARD—Folks with InVision Hazard sacrificed some of their beauty sleep Friday morning to help serve some of those workers who diligently served the City of Hazard and Perry County during what some say was one of the worst winter storms in a decade.
With the help of Applebee's Bar and grill in Hazard, InVision Hazard members donated their ti

Hazard, Perry Co. thank winter workers

HAZARD—Folks with InVision Hazard sacrificed some of their beauty sleep Friday morning to help serve some of those workers who diligently served the City of Hazard and Perry County during what some say was one of the worst winter storms in a decade. With the help of Applebee's Bar and grill in Hazard, InVision Hazard members donated their ti

Police arrest three at Hazard hotel

HAZARD—Police arrested three people Thursday afternoon after discovering illicit drugs and three small children—one of whom was allegedly also intoxicated—in a hotel room in Hazard. Major James East and Officer Doug Ashley, along with other officers with the Hazard Police Department (HPD) responded to America's Best Value Inn, on

Caudill receives final sentencing

HAZARD—Emotions flared and tears were shed as Billie Caudill faced the family and friends of a couple she has been accused of killing in a wreck that resulted in the death of three people. During a final sentencing hearing on Thursday in Perry County Circuit Court, those family members were finally able to address Caudill in person. “Y

HAZARD—Young ladies and gentlemen, get ready to start your—motorless cars rolling downhill.
The 16th annual Bud Combs Memorial Soap Box Derby Race, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hazard, and is a part of the international All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD), is ready for Saturday, April 18, on Memorial Drive in Hazard.
The race puts

Soap box derby offers more this year

HAZARD—Young ladies and gentlemen, get ready to start your—motorless cars rolling downhill. The 16th annual Bud Combs Memorial Soap Box Derby Race, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hazard, and is a part of the international All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD), is ready for Saturday, April 18, on Memorial Drive in Hazard. The race puts

Hazard's Ryan Smith lays down the perfect bunt during the championship game of the All “A” baseball tournament.
Hazard's Griffin Wells took the mound and picked up the 10-2 win in the title game of the All “A” tournament.
Hazard's Bailey Blair stays on an a shot to second, and then fires to first for the out.
Hazard's Rud

Hazard advances to state All 'A'

Hazard's Ryan Smith lays down the perfect bunt during the championship game of the All “A” baseball tournament. Hazard's Griffin Wells took the mound and picked up the 10-2 win in the title game of the All “A” tournament. Hazard's Bailey Blair stays on an a shot to second, and then fires to first for the out. Hazard's Rud

Hazard's Destiny Walker steps in front of a team mate for the catch during the All “A” tournament.
Hazard shortstop Jordan Fugate makes the play in the field.
Lady Bulldog catcher Morgan Robinson applies the tag to stop the run from crossing the plate.
Hazard's Jennifer Bowling collects a double on a drive to the fence during the All

Bulldogs fall to Cavaliers in finals

Hazard's Destiny Walker steps in front of a team mate for the catch during the All “A” tournament. Hazard shortstop Jordan Fugate makes the play in the field. Lady Bulldog catcher Morgan Robinson applies the tag to stop the run from crossing the plate. Hazard's Jennifer Bowling collects a double on a drive to the fence during the All

Perry Central's Braxton Cottongame took the mound for the Commodores in a game against Pike Central.
Commodore catcher Ronnie Long takes the hit, and holds on to record the out at the plate.
Commodore first baseman Dylan Fields holds the runner close at first.
Perry Central's Ryan Couch picks up a hit against Pike Central.

Commodores edged by Hawks

Perry Central's Braxton Cottongame took the mound for the Commodores in a game against Pike Central. Commodore catcher Ronnie Long takes the hit, and holds on to record the out at the plate. Commodore first baseman Dylan Fields holds the runner close at first. Perry Central's Ryan Couch picks up a hit against Pike Central.

HAZARD—A group of students from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) visited Hazard at the end of March to map the downtown of the City of Hazard and the North Fork of the Kentucky River that flows along beside it as part of their class's service learning project.
Dr. Alice Jones, who works with in the Center of Apalachian Regional Engagement a

EKU students map downtown Hazard, river

HAZARD—A group of students from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) visited Hazard at the end of March to map the downtown of the City of Hazard and the North Fork of the Kentucky River that flows along beside it as part of their class's service learning project. Dr. Alice Jones, who works with in the Center of Apalachian Regional Engagement a

HAZARD—A typical day in the life of most teenage boys may include going to school, practicing a sport or extracurricular activity after school, playing video games, and going to bed. A typical day for 15-year-old Perry County Central student Chris Hall includes all of those things—as well as keeping an eye on the local radar to catch an

Teenage weatherman lives dream in hometown

HAZARD—A typical day in the life of most teenage boys may include going to school, practicing a sport or extracurricular activity after school, playing video games, and going to bed. A typical day for 15-year-old Perry County Central student Chris Hall includes all of those things—as well as keeping an eye on the local radar to catch an

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently installed beams on the new bridge currently under construction on KY 451 at Glomawr, south of Hazard. Delivery and placement of these beams required road closures that involved the cooperation of several agencies. We would like to thank the Perry County Sheriff's Departmen

Hazard pitcher Chandler Maggard brings the heat. Maggard picked up the win against Wolfe County 10-2 earlier this week.
Hazard catcher Morgan Robinson frames the pitch for the umpire.
Hazard's Lyndsey Jones lays down the bunt.
Lady Bulldog second baseman Alyssa Muha tries to turn the double-play after a catch.
Hazard's Jordan Fugate applies the

Lady Bulldogs blast Lady Wolves

Hazard pitcher Chandler Maggard brings the heat. Maggard picked up the win against Wolfe County 10-2 earlier this week. Hazard catcher Morgan Robinson frames the pitch for the umpire. Hazard's Lyndsey Jones lays down the bunt. Lady Bulldog second baseman Alyssa Muha tries to turn the double-play after a catch. Hazard's Jordan Fugate applies the

Perry Central's Brody Dixon sends the ball to the opposite field during a game with Knott County.
Perry Central's Nathan Pray hustles down the line to beat the throw.
Commodore first baseman Braxton Cottongame stretches to meet the throw, and record the out.
Perry Central's Ronnie Long tries to check his swing. Long made contact and was able to

Perry picks up win over Knott

Perry Central's Brody Dixon sends the ball to the opposite field during a game with Knott County. Perry Central's Nathan Pray hustles down the line to beat the throw. Commodore first baseman Braxton Cottongame stretches to meet the throw, and record the out. Perry Central's Ronnie Long tries to check his swing. Long made contact and was able to

Perry Central's Lexi Haddix looks to the official for the out call after applying the tag.
The catch is made by the Buckhorn shortstop for the out.
Buckhorn pitcher Kansas Rice delivers the pitch during a game with Perry Central.
The Buckhorn batter moves out of the way of an inside pitch.
Perry Central's Jamie Pollard picks up a hit and an RBI

Perry ends game with Buckhorn early

Perry Central's Lexi Haddix looks to the official for the out call after applying the tag. The catch is made by the Buckhorn shortstop for the out. Buckhorn pitcher Kansas Rice delivers the pitch during a game with Perry Central. The Buckhorn batter moves out of the way of an inside pitch. Perry Central's Jamie Pollard picks up a hit and an RBI

HAZARD—Hazard and Perry County's third ever Take Back the Night event was held last Wednesday at the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) to help promote awareness of sexual assault and violence, and stop the shaming that has come to be associated with these traumatic events.
Jill Robertson, associate director of The Rising Center a

Hazard takes back night

HAZARD—Hazard and Perry County's third ever Take Back the Night event was held last Wednesday at the Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) to help promote awareness of sexual assault and violence, and stop the shaming that has come to be associated with these traumatic events. Jill Robertson, associate director of The Rising Center a

HAZARD—The 2015 Great Easter Egg Hunt has come to a close this week after the egg was discovered in the Leatherwood/Blackey community of Perry County.
Andy McIntosh, of Buckhorn, said he and his wife, Breanna, had taken part in the countywide search for the Herald's Easter egg for a number of years, but had not been able to find it until thi

Egg found

HAZARD—The 2015 Great Easter Egg Hunt has come to a close this week after the egg was discovered in the Leatherwood/Blackey community of Perry County. Andy McIntosh, of Buckhorn, said he and his wife, Breanna, had taken part in the countywide search for the Herald's Easter egg for a number of years, but had not been able to find it until thi

LEATHERWOOD—For many people in and around Perry County, the record setting snow storms and subsequent floods of last month have become like a bad dream that, with time, has slowly become more distant and foggy in memories. However, for actors and volunteers with the Battle of Leatherwood reenactment, that storm cannot be easily forgotten as t

Leatherwood site suffers damages

LEATHERWOOD—For many people in and around Perry County, the record setting snow storms and subsequent floods of last month have become like a bad dream that, with time, has slowly become more distant and foggy in memories. However, for actors and volunteers with the Battle of Leatherwood reenactment, that storm cannot be easily forgotten as t

HAZARD—It's a tale as old as time—well, at least as old as the beginning of the 20th Century, and a new theatre group at a local high school is preparing to tell it during their first official performance later this month.
Hazard High School (HHS) Theatre, officially formed this year, has brought together drama and art lovers at a scho

'Our Town' to hit Hazard

HAZARD—It's a tale as old as time—well, at least as old as the beginning of the 20th Century, and a new theatre group at a local high school is preparing to tell it during their first official performance later this month. Hazard High School (HHS) Theatre, officially formed this year, has brought together drama and art lovers at a scho

Anna Jones

Anna L. Jones, 98, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Hazard, and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on March 25. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Damon Jones; four sisters; three brothers; and two grandsons, John and Steve Ceglar, and Bobby and Randy Young. She is survived by two daughters, Suellen and Arthur Smith,

Chaney files suit against pharmacies

HAZARD—A complaint filed in Perry County Circuit Court on Thursday has accused three local pharmacies and a number of named and unknown employees/owners as being “negligent” and “erroneous” in the filing of information in the the state's prescription monitoring program. According to documents from the Perry County Cou

Grand jury indicts multiple individuals on SNAP fraud

HAZARD—A grant to help the Hazard Police Department (HPD) eliminate fraudulent use of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), also known as food stamps, led to multiple indictments at the end of March. Amanda Mullins, 36, of Hazard, was indicted on one count of fraudulently using an ID card or electronic code for benefits, a Class





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