Guest Book Archive
March 1998 to December 1998

Hi classmates of M. C. Napier class of 1963! I still live in Hazard
and enjoy hearing from any former classmates.
Opal Godsey Watson <babycake@mis.net>
Bulan,Ky,  - Tuesday, December 22, 1998

Hey! how's it going? Really enjoy your site! I was raised in Letcher
County, but Hazard will always be my home town!
Ealy C. Watson <drvlkcow@mis.net>
Bulan , Ky.,  - Tuesday, December 22, 1998

Graduated from Leatherwood High School 1958.
Elbert Cox <gt7174b@gatech.edu>
Jacksonville FL,  - Monday, December 21, 1998 

I listed my maternal grandfather's name incorrectly, it should have
been spelled Hayes Young He was married to Gertie Perkins and had 3
children, 2 sons possibly named Robert and Bill and my mother named
Lomia. They divorced and he remarried and had 2 children Maxine and
Kenny Young. Also, I have found that my uncle Clyde had a son named
Michael Arthur Stidham who lives at Masons Creek. I would love to get
a phone number or address for him. Appreciate any information.
Joan Stidham Hunter <JCH1946@Yhaoo.com>at 07:24:57

Looking for "dmarshal@impop.bellatlantic.net". Received your
message, but cannot make a connection with your address. Please e-mail
me again!
Linda Fox Gabbard <onefox@moonshinehollow.com)
Austin, IN,  - Sunday, December 20, 1998

Since i found this net on hazard i have really enjoyed looking at
pictures and places and people from days gone by. my mother della
napier was raised there and someday I'm coming there for a visit
however until then this has been great . i feel like all you people
are kin to me keep the net going .
Betty Sapp (betty1943@aol.com)
Ft. Smith, AR.,  - Sunday, December 20, 1998 

I have been enjoying this site for about six months now and have
rekindled some old friendships. Keep this site going and growing
because in these days of strife and turmoil it seems that Hazard was
and still a great place to enjoy the good times.
Hugh Parke (HPARKE2685@AOL.COM)
Revere, MA.,  - Sunday, December 20, 1998

It's so great to see all these comments on Hazard.... I have lived
here all my life and I have visited many different places and there's
no place like the beautiful mountains on Eastern Kentucky....I
graduated from M. C. Napier in 1982 (Go Navajos)... and I remember I
was so excited to bring the M. C. Napier Navajo Band down Main Street
for the 1st Black Gold Parade... I was one of the Field
Commanders..... I still live here in Hazard.. married now and have 2
wonderful little boys... One 5 years old and one 4 months old.... I
have worked for the TV Station for the past 12 years... WYMT-TV,
Channel 57....We serve all of Eastern Kentucky, so I see stories on
many towns throughout Eastern Kentucky and I can still say there's
no place like home.... Hazard... Queen City of the Mountains ! I
would love to here from my friends and other graduates of M. C. Napier
H.S. ...
Leona Napier Campbell (leo@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 22:51:39

I was born in Hazard at the old ARH, and delivered by Dr. Boggs all
of my family and friends live there. I am currently serving my
country in the ARMY. I will return to live in Hazard someday because
in my heart that is home I love it in the mountains of eastern KY.
HAROLD ESTEP
FT. HOOD TX.,  - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 22:18:30

Hello! This is a great site to visit from time to time. I really
enjoyed seeing and reading all the history of Hazard and the
surrounding areas. I visited Hazard and a town called Ary in 1982
with my mom and siblings while we were on vacation. I believe it was
an old coal camp just North of Hazard way back along time ago. The
reason for my visit was to find any records of my Dad's sibling's and
parents. My father was the youngest of eight children. His name at
birth (February 2, 1942) was John D. Kendrick and he was adopted in
1942 or 1943. If there is anyone that lived there between 1925 to the
mid to late 1940's, with information about the Kendrick family please
email me. Their fathers name was John D. Kendrick and mothers name
was Armenda Kendrick. I would greatly appreciate any responses
pertaining to this matter. Again this is a very good site with a lot
of great history and I hope it will lead me to my past history. Thank
you very much, Danny Burke
Danny Burke (deburke@cei.net)
Malvern, Arkansas,  - Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 16:51:05

I'm glad to see the page and glad to hear from the people of Perry
County Kentucky. I was born at Hilton Coalcamp on 4/8/44 to the
parents of Charlie and Dicie Hicks. I have two living brothers,
Walter Hicks of Newcarlie Ohio, Samuel Cecil Hicks of Scottsberg
Indiana. Four sisters, Rachel Meyer of Brookville Ohio, Ethel Bellamy
Jackson of Mentone Indiana, Lena Gall of Rochester Indiana, Emilly
Shepard of Prestonburg Kentucky. And my late brother Johnny Red
Hicks. Great website, thanks for letting me sign your guestbook.
Wallace B. Foot Hicks
Hamilton, OH,  - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 14:40:02

This page is the story of my life. Many, many happy memories. So
many of our old friends have found this page and I always tell my
friends about it. It is a connection to home, present and past. The
"porch" is a great room to talk to your friends.
Glynna (Miniard) Richie (grichie@hotmail.com)
Hardburly,Ky.,  - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 04:34:14

I just found the guest book and am delighted. I was born in Hazard,
Ky. Sept 1946. I have a sister and a brother or half brother named
John. We moved away in 1953 or 54 when our parents seperated. My
sister and I went to Buckhorn School for a couple of years. I am
looking for my half aunt and uncle named Maxine and Kenny Young,
whose father was Hase or Haze Young. They would be about 49 or so.
Also I am looking for children born to my uncles whose names were
John Floyd and Clyde Stidham and would probably be in their 40's and
50's. I never had a chance to know many of my side of the family. My
Grandfather Haze and his "second" family lived under the bridge if
that helps. Merry Christmas to all! Joan
Joan Stidham Hunter (JCH1946@Yahoo.Com)
Columbia, S.C. - Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 09:12:28

I was born, and raised in Bulan, Kentucky. I enjoy the website my
sister gave it to me, i can keep up with the issues of my hometown. I
recorded a record about Hazard,Kentucky in 1982 i love my hometown .
Carolyn A. Bishop (Kentuck67@Aol.Com)
Madison , Alabama,  - Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 15:16:45

Just found page and really enjoyed catching up on news about Hazard,
my home town. Was born in Big Bottom section of Hazard in 1932,
graduated from HHS in Jan. 1951, joined F in Feb 1951. Discharged
from F in Jan 1955 and not being much work in Hazard in 1955, I
went north to get a job. Would love to hear from old friends who go
back that far. Married to Reba M. Bolling who graduated from HHS in
1953. Again, I really enjoyed reading and looking at photos of
Hazard. Keep up the good work.
Carl K. Johnson (rebacarl@gateway.net)
Moscow, Ohio  - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 16:35:50

I love this website! Great to see pictures of main street when it
was a dirt road. Please add more pictures from the 70's and 80's.
Hello to all graduates of MCN class of '91 especially.
Loretta Lovins Caldwell
Dwarf, Ky,  - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 09:46:47

Graduated from M. C. Napier in 68. Would like to get up with anyone
from my class to have another reunion. Had a great turnout this year
and would love to have even more the next time. So if you wasn't
there this year please contact me and find out information on the
next reunion so you can attend.
Darlene Davis Watts (jwatts@mis.net)
Dwarf, KY,  - Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 07:40:10

I found your web site, I lived in Krypton Kentucky and attended
Buckhorn High School. Would love to hear from anyone that attended
Buckhorn High('75) or anyone else in that area. I was surprised to
find this web site. Thanks.
Helen Lewis Campbell (helenlcampbell@prodigy.net)
Valdosta,Georgia,  - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 22:09:06

Hey
Jessica Hurley (music5@hotmail.com)
Ky,  - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 18:27:05

I was pleased to find a website for Hazard and Perry County.
Although I have always lived in Indiana, Kentucky has been a second
home for me. I have had some of my best times in Hazard and Buckhorn.
I'll always have fond memories when I think of Perry County.
Linda Fox Gabbard (onefox@moonshinehollow.com)
Austin, IN,  - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 22:57:54

This is the first time that I have looked at Hazard's guest book. I
didn't think that I would know anyone in here but I do. I'll now
check out Hazard's site everyday (for the gossip). To agree with the
rest of the people I know, GO DAWGS!!!
Stacey Baker (sdbaker_99@yahoo.com)
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 11:25:17

Awesome sight!!! Can't wait to see more! Bob
Bobby Smith (bsmith@juno.com)
Lexington, Ky,  - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 15:03:39

Can't tell you how much we enjoy reading comments and looking at the
old pictures of Hazard. No place like home! Thank you for this
wonderful site!
Jim and Charlotte Dixon
Hazard,  - Monday, December 07, 1998 at 21:45:57

Have just found your Website through information in the Kentucky
Explorer. Although I was born in SC, I lived in Hazard for several
months after marrying my husband Leonard Napier who is a native of
Hazard. I'd love to be there now. Would like to hear from anyone in
Hazard who would care to correspond.
Stephanie Napier (SCBELLE43AOL.COM)
W Columbia, SC,  - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 17:04:30

I have Enjoyed the Hazard Website, I was born and raised here and
love my town.
Trena Combs (ginger1@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Sunday, December 06, 1998 at 10:54:36

Hello there I just stumbled across this info on hazard and thought
it was very informative. My mothers family are from Perry Co.I loved
all the pictures I will be coming to Letcher Co. to spend Christmas I
can't wait to see the mountains!!!!!!!!
sandra davis (cdavis@netnitco.net)
hobart, indiana,  - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 10:05:39

I have been in combs about all of my life I stay in service
frank barker (frankb1@mis.net)
combs ky,  - Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 04:41:52

I could not resist. It just found this web site and have been on
here for two hours. This so wonderful. Just one thought.... There is
no place like home... The mountains of Eastern Kentucky...
Lynn Jones Grigsby
Hazard, KY ,  - Friday, December 04, 1998 at 17:45:11

I think that this is a great Web Page.I have lived in Hazard all my
life and I think that it is a good place.
Josh Baker (Barney@haz.uky)
Hazard,Ky,  - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 18:54:25

I have enjoyed this web page so much and it has given to me much
insight on the history of Hazard and Perry county. My grandparents, Tom
and Judy Vanover were born near Big Creek and moved to Indiana
shortly after WW2.I have spent some time in Perry county and although
its been a while, my memories will always be fond ones. I also had a
cousin I was close to who was killed in perry county in 1990 by the
name of Bronson Campbell.I am doing a family tree and anyone out
there who has lineage of the Vanover or young family please email me
at bdlutes@webworks2000.net
BRUCE LUTES (bdlutes@webworks2000.net)
CONNERSVILLE,IN,  - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 16:30:59

Enjoyed reading the guest book about our home town. we've lived here
all our life. Graduated from MCN in 1978. There has been alot of
changes in our little town, most all for the better. We have two
girls who cheerlead for Chavies Elem.CO CARDINAL'S!!!!! We where sad
when MCN closed, But we have Perry Central which we are very proud
of. If anyone has any info on Monroe or Samaria Smith. Please email
me. They are my grandparents, (sandy). Also I saw that someone had
mentioned the "Black Gold Festival" of Hazard. Well, let me tell
you, you never had such good eating, They have food booths from all
over, I even tried alligator meat this past year, it was great. We
have two huge tents of A great variety of beautiful and unusual
crafts. We have a variety of Live entertainment throughout the whole
Festival, and on Sunday they Have Gospel Music. The Festival is held
the latter part of the third week of Sept., so if you haven't ever
joined us, you don't know what you're missing. Would LOVE to hear
from someone, especially some of our class mates from MCN. SANDY
SHREM AND PAUL BREWER,, OUR GIRLS TOO, LACIE AND MEGAN WHO WE ARE
VERY PROUD OFF.. P.S. IF ANYONE SHOULD HAVE ANY INFO ON A 'CHARLES OR
CHARLIE SHREM' ORGINALLY FROM NEW YORK, ALSO LIVED IN LEXINGTON, KY.,
AND LOUISVILLE KY.,He would be around 70, he's my father. PLEASE E-
MAIL, at slm@tgtel.com or you may drop me a line a 10211 North KY, HW
15, Chavies, KY. 41727. Thanks.. GO PCC!!!!!!
Sandy Shrem Brewer & Paul Brewer (slm@tgtel.com)
Chavies, KY.,  - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 09:42:59

I grew up on leatherwood ky.I am trying to find some information
about my dad, robert couch, he had twelve children, he was killed in
1964,in hazard ky. i am trying to find some information on his death,if
anyone knows about it please tell me. thank you carolyn. the person i
was told that killed my dad was esther holbrook from leatherwood or
he moved to daisy ky.
carolyn couch (LSewell@aol.com)
muncie in.,  - Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 06:22:28

Looking at all the old pictures, I feel like I've traveled back to my
parents, and grandparents time. How wonderful to see the places were
my family grew up! My father is Robert Brock Fouts, Jr. from Hazard.
I've been researching our family history and would like to thank my
cousins "Jitter" and Gene Porter for all their help. I hope to get
over to Hazard this summer and meet all the folks.
Laurie Fouts Rieman (ellosphinx@earthlink.net)
Charlottesville, VA,  - Wednesday, December 02, 1998 at 19:56:48

recently received second printing of my book "Mining Memories" see
entire message on the bulletin board this web site
Paul Ellington (P4449@aol.com)
louisville ky.,  - Monday, November 30, 1998 at 17:39:18

Great website for seeing how your parents lived in their time. Iam
looking for information on the L&N Railroad
Marc Davis (msdtaz@juno.com)
lexington,ky,  - Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 06:05:56

What a wonderful web site. Thanks for sharing your counties. My
background goes way back in ky. Both my parents were born and raised
there. They were from Menifee Co. and Wolf Co. - I was born in Scott
Co. I kept seeing the names of comb's quite often in the notes and
letters from different ones. My grandmother was Polly J. Combs -dau
of James and Elizabeth Combs. She married John Miles Pelfrey #1 and
Boyd Spencer #2 if any one would know any thing about this family
line - I would appreciate it. I long to come back home soon. God Bless.
Shirl Pelfrey-Luning (spkal)
Trappe, Pa.,  - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 21:05:07

This site is the greatest! I was born in Hazard and grew up there.
My parents, Victor and Olive Tedesco, operated Papania Jewelry on
Main Street. Looking at this site, I am transported back to Don's
over a plate of the best French fries ever (served by Zita with a big
smile). I have lasting memories of Mr. McIntyre, our
principal...teachers Miss Cecil, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Willoughby.. The
special treat on Sundays was going to Bailey's and if I went to town
on Saturdays, I got beef stew or chicken and dumplings that will
never be equaled. I am transported back to "town" looking at these
pictures----walking with Mother or Daddy and stopping to chat with
Mr. Hollon, Mrs. Leighton Abshear, Mrs. Lasslo, or Duffy Duff. I am a
serious "Andy Griffith Show" fan, but nothing can compare to growing
up in Hazard! Please keep adding to the site and tell where pictures
can be sent.
suzy vittitow (vittitow@ne.infi.com)
Elizabethtown KY,  - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 18:30:05

I am Thomas Pfoff from Allais. I was born in Allais, Kentucky. I
attended Walkertown elementary school from 1937 to 1943. Went to HBI in
Hazard 1943-44. When I returned from the Army in 1947 I went to
Witherspoon College (Buckhorn, Ky.) I left Allais in 1953 and went to
Dayton Ohio and from there to Phoenix, Arizona and from there to my
present home, Glen Burnie, Marylnd. I am going to post a list of
school teachers I had at Walkertown elementary school and would
appreciate it if anyone rembers them. I am not 100% sure of the grade
they taught. Also I do not remember a lot of the first names. I will
designate whether they were male after their last name if I do not
remember the first name. They are as follows : 1st grade -Adie Mae
Dickerson - Jarrel (Female) 2nd grade - Beam( Female) 3rd grade
(don't remember)4th grade -Dwire (Female) 5th grade Dice Jane Calahan
-Caudill (Female) 6th Grade - Homer Kidd 7th grade J. O. Cannon. Also I
had a teachers who's last names were Talube (Female), Minne Day
Nichels,Morgan who married a Grffin but I cannot remeber what grades
they taught. If anyone remembers them (or me) please let me know.
Also please ingore all mistakes as I am sure you can see I am not a
typist. Thanks, and hope to hear from someone.
Thomas Pfoff (allais@erols.com)
Glen Burnie, MD,  - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 13:39:22

Hi, I found this site by accident and is the only good accident I
have ever had.I was born on a hillside road in bonnyman called shucky
bean holler, most people don't know where it is.Me, my Mom and Dad and
12 brothers and sisters had to move from there when I was 10(1968)we
moved to cinti because my Dad could not find work, when I was about 14
we moved back to bonnyman to the house I was born in .My Dad worked
in cinti and would drive home on the weekend, after about a year we
moved back to cinti because we missed my Dad so much. My Dad passed
away 3 years ago and seeing this site has made me think about him
even more. My Dad was a great man and I love him with all my heart. I
long for times we had back then when family meant something. The city
makes you forget,and turns your heart cold.I have been happily
married for almost 20 years and have six wonderful children of my
own.I didn't get on here to write a book or to bore you with my
life,I just want to say I love the site and hope to visit soon.Mel Hurt
Mel Hurt (badboys36@yahoo.com)
Buchanan,Mich,  - Thursday, November 26, 1998 at 13:41:07

loved to relive my memories of ky....i was raised at the Hunter
Children's Home at lost creek.....i will return here often to catch up
on local news. miss my ky home very much...
clonie gwin (jojo@siscom.net)
dayton, ohio,  - Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at 16:37:13

Love the site! I grew up in Airport Gardens and graduated from MCN
in 1990. This site is really great, keep up the good work.
Rosemary Cottongame Rowe (cottongame@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
hazard,Ky,  - Monday, November 23, 1998 at 16:27:26

Its good to see so many people are interested in the history of our
hometown. It is truly a unique place, and a wonderful place to grow up
and live.
Lonnie and Patricia Jones Fields (kati@tgtel.com)
Combs,KY,  - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 15:33:26

This was truly a find. I look on and off for things from home. I am
a 1981 graduate of Cordia HS. GO LIONS. If any of you remember me it
would be under the name PENNY COMBS. I am still in the Army and I
miss home. Email me one and all.
pam wallen (pacnco@pacbell.net)
sacramento, cs,  - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 13:22:11

I was born and raised in Hazard, Ky. And lived there untill 1991,but
now Florida is my home. Although I do not get back there often,I
still have family and friends I keep in touch with.Come to Fla. and
see me.
Teresa Alexander Fowler (terryf@citrus.infi.net)
Homosassa, Fla.,  - Sunday, November 22, 1998 at 06:18:01

I certainly enjoyed reliving many of my fondest memories through the
photographs of the 1950's and 1960's. I was born in 1946 in Hazard,
Kentucky, son of the late Judge Don A. Ward and Hazel Fox Ward. My
brother Sam suggested your site and I am so pleased to see
photographs of places and people I knew during my childhood and teen
years. Thanks and keep up this excellent site.
Donald Fox Ward (travdec@travdec.com)
Evansville, IN,  - Friday, November 20, 1998 at 06:40:46

This site is great I really enjoyed it. I have lived in Hazard all
my life, and I think it's great, as well as the people in it. I go to
the Hazard independent schools and am very proud to be a bulldog! see
yah!
BRANDI STACY (brandi.stacy@zdnetmail.com)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 15:08:10

I really enjoy this sight, I think it's great. I have lived in Hazard
my whole life, and I go to the Hazard independent schools. This city
is great as well as most of the people that live in it. see yah!
Brandi Stacy (brandi.stacy@hotmail.com)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 14:43:26

How strange it seems that the older one gets the more thoughts of
the past seems to linger. I especially think of First Creek, Bonnyman,&
Blue Diamond. Keep thinking of friends of so long ago, I'm sure some
have passed on but it would be so nice to see the ones that haven't.
One place it seems i have to just stop, reminisce, at Dayton Dunns
store, then go. The store sure brings back lots of memories. If anyone
remembers me I've made such few trips home since early 50s,please
write you will surely get return email. will surely get answer
william feltner (rentlef@ fuse.net)
Cincinnati, OH,  - Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 13:25:06

Wonderful pages about Hazard and Perry county. For 2 days I have
been sitting here reading the letters from all the people that have
been born here and left and gone all over the world. It has been a
great experience to read these letters, and I have been writing to
several persons that I have known for the past 50 or so years. I sure
have enjoyed these letters, and encourage anyone that has any
connection with Hazard to write and let us know where all of you
went. Write anytime, and I will answer. Thanks again. David Dixon
P.S. I took piano lessons from Mrs. Dobyns for many years and became a
musician for several years. Thanks again
David Dixon (prodicalson@kih.net)
Viper, Ky.,  - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 15:12:10

I enjoyed reading everyone's comments, and I found that it was a
rather interesting and perceptual website. As a citizen of hazard, I
was very excited to find that even "WE" had our own website on the
internet. It now appears as if we are moving up in the world.
Sn M. Feltner
Harazd KY,  - Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 06:51:57

I thought the site was very interesting. I, myself, am a Couch. My
grandfather is Tom Couch, and I heard him tell of some stories of
Hazard and how it was. I now live in Eaton, Ohio, which is where Tom
lives, and I am a student at Morehead State University. I was
wondering if anyone out there knows anything about the Couches down
in that area? I was looking for information about my grandfather,
great-grandfather, or just any information anyone has. If you know
anything about this please send this to my Email. Again, the address
is sacouc02@morehead-st.edu. If anyone can help I would be very
thankful.
Scott Couch (sacouc02@morehead-st.edu)
Morehead,ky,  - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 14:01:57

Great Web page. I am the granddaughter of Lizzie Couch and Elmo
Noble. My mother was their daughter, Edith. I am looking for any
information about the Couch family. My address is P.O. box 138 Lynch,
Ky. 40855.
Ruth Ann (Smith) Cross
Cumberland,Ky,  - Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at 10:39:44

WAS BORN AND RAISED IN KNOTT COUNTY, BUT VISITED HAZARD OFTEN.
YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB ON THIS PAGE. I'M REALLY HOMESICK!!! NOTHING
COMPARES TO THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAINS IN EASTERN KENTUCKY!!!
Heather Miles
DAYTONA BEACH ,FLORIDA,  - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 22:07:27

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this site and will be back often. I
grew up in Hazard and graduated from HHS in 1967. Thanks for the
memories. Sam Ward
Sam Ward (Spcc@aol.com)
Memphis, TN,  - Monday, November 16, 1998 at 05:55:10

Just want to say hello to my friends in Hazard. I sure miss you
guys. E-mail me. Class of 90' M. C. Napier.
Taunya Renee Miller (Pelfrey) (Rmille5386@aol.com)
Louisville, KY,  - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 12:39:34

Hi, my name is Lisa Hall. I went to school at A. B. Combs from first
thru fourth grade. I graduated in 1986 in Michigan. If anyone out
there remembers me please send me a line to my sisters e-mail
address. My best friend was Angie Couch from combs. I would love to
hear from her to see how she is doing. This is a wonderful page. Just
in case anyone is wondering I work at a hospital as a Nurse, and have
two children one girl and one boy.
Lisa C. Hall (burker@cbpu.com)
Battle Creek, Mi.,  - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 11:44:28

WOW! This is incredible! I haven't been to Hazard in years but I
have many memories from there. My parents are Harold and Nancy
Harvey. I am the only one in my family to be born here in Cincinnati
but I spent many, many vacations in Hazard growing up. Some of the
little things still stick in my mind, like going to Jerry's for a J-
Burger, shopping at the Dollar Store, green apple fights, camping at
Buckhorn Lake and so much more. This is a great web site. Brings back
many a days gone by.
Sheila Harvey O'Connell (SheShe38@aol.com)
Cincinnati, OH,  - Sunday, November 15, 1998 at 06:29:09

Just seein Hazard Ky. gives me a warm feeling inside...its sure been
a long time...i was born there in 1953 moved to Cincinnati shortly
after...you can take the boy outta the country but you can't take the
country outta the boy. I'll always look at Hazard as home and its a
shame how life and times, such as they are keep you from goin
home....Well at least there is this....so many familiar names, names
i heard over the years goin up..sure takes ya back....thanks for this
Rick
Rick Harvey (RobnHood43@aol.com)
Cinti., Oh,  - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 04:58:38

Great Home Page. I loved reading the Guest Book. I was able to e-
mail an old friend from the address available. The old pictures and
newspaper articles were great. Keep up the good work. Hope to see
more old friends & high school classmates in the Guest Book. Kim
Kimberly Napier Caines (KimCaines@.net)
Hazard, Kentucky,  - Friday, November 13, 1998 at 10:53:59

Hi!!! Well, this is a GREAT PAGE!!! All that stuff... I just want to
say one thing, WHERE MY DAWGS AT??? WOOF WOOF WOOF
Joey Lindon
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 18:25:15

What a Great site! I wasn't raised in Hazard, my parents
were. Well, Mom was, Dad is from Wooten in Leslie co. I was lucky enough
to spend my summers in Perry co. My grandparents owned a couple of
liquor stores outside of town. One was in Big Creek on ol'80. The
other was on 15 just north of town. Their last name was Francis. We
would spend the week in the store as always lived next to the store.
On the weekend we would head to Buckhorn lake where they had a
houseboat. This was a great world for this Florida boy. This site
brought back many happy memories. I'll be back to visit this site again
Billy H. McGhee (billyhmcghee@sprintmail.com)
Tampa FL,  - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 14:42:13

I have lived in Hazard all my life. This is a beautiful, and special
place to me. I have gone to walkertown Primary, Roy G. Eversole and
now I am attending Hazard High School (the school of tradition) for my
education. Hazard High School is one of the best high schools in the
world because of the friendship, leadership, and great standards each
teacher sets for each individual student. I frequently attend
football games, basketball games and other school sponsored events.I
was a participant in the Hazard Cheerleading squad from 1997-1998. We
have accomplished many outstanding goals such as: 2-14th region
championships, 15-ribbons from UCA Cheerleading camp-5 of which were
superior ratings, 1-all "A" state championship runner-up, and we
placed 11th in the state. Among our fantastic cheerleading squads
known state wide with only 248 students attending Hazard high school
Has the #1 band in Kentucky the Hazard 'Band Of Gold' I think that is
saying a lot about our school. Our football teams and basketball
teams... we we don't have enough space to tell about there
accomplishments! Last years football statistics are 11-1. 1998 WYMT
Championship Winners is the Hazard Bulldogs. Defeating PCC ( our
rivalry). Thank you for taking the time to see why Hazard Is such an
important place to me. we have the friendliest people and the most
caring environment. Hazard is a excellent place to live..........
Kathy Gay (cassie.stacy@zdnetmail.com.)
Hazard, KY,  - Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at 15:28:26

I'm looking for any information pertaining to the Maggard family.
This sight has given me a visual of how my grandfather, Bradley
Maggard and great-grandfather, Henry must have lived. My people are
from Perry County, Leslie County and Letcher County traced back to
the early 1880's. I am a descendent of Samuel Maggard b1774/d1853.
Larry Maggard (nmnmaggard@prodigy.net)
Tennessee,  - Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 17:47:36

Thanks for a great page!! Graduated from MC Napier High school in
1957. Born and raised on Lotts Creek to Luther & Emma Jones. Left
Hazard in 1959 but hold many special memories. Would love to hear
from old friends. Thanks again for the fine effort to put together
this site. Raymond Jones
Raymond Jones (mlpna@valcom.net)
Gt. Falls, MT,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:07:32

Hello. I was born in Allais in 1929. My mother was maggie Pfaff and
my father was Thomas E. Pfaff Sr. (known as T. E. and old man to the
people in the coal camp at Allais). I went to the Walkertown
Elementary school. The principal at that time was Mr. Cannon. I went
into the army with two friends, Eugene Combs and Walter Feltner from
2nd creek. After the army I went to Buckhorn high school. Will be
happy to hear from any one who remembers me.
Thomas E. Pfoff (or Pfaff) Jr. (allais@erols.com)
Glen Burnie, MD,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 12:36:06

This is really a great website. I have lived in Hazard all of my life
and I like to look at the pictures before I was born. It is really
exciting.
Cassie Stacy (cassie.stacy@zdnetmail.com)
Hazard,Ky,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 09:26:00

Do you have a picture of the Citadelle? I've always heard about it
but never had the pleasure of visiting there.
Elizabeth Gilmore Browder (egbrowder@alturaenergy.com)
Houston, TX,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 08:46:52

Hello all!! This is a wonderful page!! I have lived in Hazard all my
life!! I was born at the old A.R.H building!! My father is originally
from Chavies, KY and my mother is originally from Bonnyman,KY where
me and mother still live!! I first attended Chavies elementary, then
switched schools my 6th grade year to A. B.Combs elementary, after
grade school and junior high I attended M. C. Napier High for three
years then my senior year was moved to Perry County Cdntral High to
be the first graduating class!! The Class of 96'!!! This page is
awesome!! Hey if you graduated with me or recognize my name e-mail
me!! Hugs and Kisses to all that love this town!!
Angela E. Estep (MyLove_911)
Bonnyman, Ky,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 07:54:02

Guess in this modern age, you really can go home and through the
photos walk the streets of yesterday! I enjoyed the webb page, and
especially comments from folks I never knew what became of them.
Thanks for the memories!
BOB COMBS (bcombs@kih.net)
London, Ky.,  - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 06:27:54

I love this site. I was born here in Hazard 1959, My parents are Jim
and Zillah Reece (Stacy). My uncle Ishmael Stacy owns Walkertown
service station. Although we moved from here when I was a baby Hazard
has and always will be home to me. Please keep the site alive and
well. I wish that I could help with this project, it is such a rich
area in history. Great job, Pam
Pam Carpenter(Reece) (spkcarp@aol.com)
Holly Mi,  - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 14:15:02

I love this town.1998 has been a great year in everything. ESPECIALLY
GORMAN DEFEATING SMITH!!Go Bulldogs,and ROCK ON!!
JOEY LINDON
Hazard. KY,  - Saturday, November 07, 1998 at 13:50:17

Many thanks to you all for helping me meet my new best friend!!
We're two briar's in the berry patch!
Carla Brashear-Whitehead (bellacarla@yahoo.com)
Louisiana,  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 21:52:12

I think this is a great web site and a good way to keep in touch
with people around the country from perry county. Keep up the good
work and it would be great to see the 70s, 80s, and early 90s era.
james leveridge (jleveridge@mindspring.com)
marietta, ga,  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 14:54:18

Hello to all my friends in Lothair and Hazard. Thought I would
comment on how the site has grown since the last time I visited.
However, not many pics of the 70's,80'S and 90's. I would enjoy very
much to see some pics the times that I was attending at HHS in the
70's. also present day pics of the achievements of the people of
Hazard and Perry County.
M.CAMPBELL (meca257@kih.net)
London, KY,  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 13:06:21

My family used to live in Hazard. If anyone reading can give me any
info on H. C. Peddicord or his wife's family, she was a Kelly. please e-
mail me. I would love to hear any stories you might have.
Kathy M. Peddicord (peddico_0876@A1rscc.cc.tn.us)
Lenoir City, TN  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 10:48:28

My family used to live in Hazard. If anyone reading can give me any
info on H.C. Peddicord or his family, please e-mail me. I would love
to hear any stories you might have.
Kathy M. Peddicord (peddico_0876@A1rscc.cc.tn.us)
Lenoir City, Tn  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 10:44:35

I love this site! I am currently doing research on my family tree
and came upon this wonderful place. I am researching the napiers out
of perry, harlin area. I have been stuck on finding anything out
about Woolery and Malveria (Malvery) Napiers. They are my
grandparents and there is little to go on. Please if anyone has any
info please E-mail me. I'm stuck. I never lived in hazard but it sure
gives me a warm feeling going through this web site. I will be back!
Penny O. Newbrough (Pnewbr@aol.com)
Columbus, Ohio,  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 08:00:28

My brother Bob turned me on to this site and I must say I'm very
pleased. I lived in Airport Gardens on the bottom street. Becky Collins
lived next to me. I'm a Grad. from M. C. Napier class of '79. I still
have a lot of family in Hazard, My aunt Laura still runs the Circle
T. If there is anyone out there in cyber space that knows or remembers
me please E-Mail. It 's been great visiting this site. I look forward
to hearing from any of ya'll.
JOHN CAUSEY (causeyj@hanscom.af.com)
Marlboro, Ma.,  - Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 07:14:15

Hello. I enjoyed your website. The photos are wonderful. It would be
great to see all counties add photos. Thanks for sharing your town
with so many people. I bet this site brings back many memories for
people who lived here.
Rhonda Dalton Parker (morning@iglou.com)
Cinti, Ohio,  - Wednesday, November 04, 1998 at 06:07:34

My parents are both from the area. I love the web site. Please keep
adding photos when possible. My mom is from Anco and my dad from the
Ball area (near Buckhorn). Thanks again Dwayne
Dwayne Dobson (ddobson@netnitco.net)
Hebron, IN,  - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 14:08:52

I can't tell and you how great it is to have found this site!!! I
lived in Hazard (airport gardens) for many years. The greatest
memories of my life are from Hazard and the time lived there. It is
great to see Maurice signing the page. I went to M. C. Napier and was
part of the GREATEST FOOTBALL TEAM ever coached my the one and only
Bill Dixon (maurice's dad). 10-1,.... I often say that I would go
back to my HS days in a minute if I could. Any way HELLO HAZARD. If
anyone remembers who I am please drop me a note. Take care and God
bless.
Bob Causey (rwcausey@intermedia.com)
Tampa, FL,  - Tuesday, November 03, 1998 at 13:28:48

My favorite picture was the one of the girls state champs in 1930
then the picture of the 1997 girls state champs, it was great! I love
basketball and hope to soon be a state champ! Oh, and one more thing,
Go Bulldogs!!!!
Sarah Cox
Hazard, KY,  - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 17:50:17

I really enjoyed this site it was great to see all of the old
pictures of my home town. I just wanted to get on here and say hi to
all my friends at Perry County Central and Go Commodores!
traci (traci17@webtv.net)
hazard,  - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 17:45:18

This web site is the greatest!!! I found it today and have been
sitting here for two hours. Both of my parents are from the area and
I have numerous relatives that still live there. Hazard has always
been my home in my heart. Keep the great info flowing and I will
visit often.
Monetta Ewen Rogenski (unicorn@ka.net)
Jeffersontown, KY,  - Sunday, November 01, 1998 at 17:04:04

Great site. I love the old pictures. I was especially happy to see
the one from Messer Branch. I am a Messer on my mother's side. It's
great to see a place that I have visited in my childhood, and to be
reminded of my heritage. Anyone out there who can tell me anything
about the Messer or Fugate families please write me. It's
fascinating to see the past alive come my computer screen. Thanks for
a really great web site.
Paul Fugate (fugatepaulg@voyager.net)
Albion, MI,  - Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 10:53:10

This is a marvelous site! I have never been to Hazard, but my 4th
great grandfather was Thomas Francis, Jr., who was the first justice
of the peace in Perry Co. I am always interested in the
history/genealogy of the Francis family, the Combs family too (I am
descended from William Combs from Russell Co VA) and all their
connections. Hope to see more really old photographs. The Francis
cabin, built in 1792 is in that part of Perry Co., which is now Knott
Co at a fabulous site called Pioneer Village. It is worth a trip to
see.
Ann H. Stewart (ahstewart@juno.com)
Louisville, KY,  - Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 20:10:35

Thanks for your wonderful, innovative site on Hazard and Perry
County. I visited Hazard this summer for the first time and found the
area to be more beautiful and interesting than I had imagined.
Bob Huskey (rjh9u@blue.unix.virginia.edu)
Charlottesville VA ,  - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 13:11:51

Beautiful job! My daughter, Ronda Combs, called me from Washington,
DC today to tell me about the Hazard, KY web page. I really enjoyed
all the pictures! We lived there from 1972-1982, and I still have
lots of friends living there that I miss very much. Please keep up
the good work and we would love to see pictures from the 70 and 80's
era. Thank you!
Alla Case Welch (awelch@mail.state.ky.us)
Frankfort, KY,  - Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 13:16:01

I just found your site and am anxious to browse. I grew up in Hazard
and attended M. C. Napier High School 1959-1963. Still have relatives
living there. My mother still lives on Upper Second Creek. This site
will make me feel very much at home although I am 900+ miles away.
Norma L. Combs Tyree (wheels4070@aol.com)
Titusville, FL,  - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 14:26:19

This wonderful site brings back many childhood memories. I lived in
Hazard until I was six years old. My father, Ron Combs, and many
other members of my family still reside in the area. The photos on
this site have brought a little bit of the mountains to me here in
Washington, DC.
Ronda Combs (rcombs@nbwa.org)
Alexandria, VA,  - Monday, October 26, 1998 at 13:14:38

Thanks for a wonderful site. My father [Bert Wentworth Boggs], and
mother [Gladys Melton], were both born in Perry County. I lived with
my maternal grandparents [Bartle Melton & Maude Standafer] for 2 or 3
years in Hazard,1946-1949. Would like it very much if I was to hear
from anyone who might know of these families. I am trying to trace my
ancestors but I seem to keep on coming to a dead end in Perry
County. My paternal grandmother was a Nora May/Mae Combs from Perry
County and my paternal grandfather was a Samuel Marcus Boggs. I
believe they had 8 children all born in Perry County. Thanks Paul S
Boggs 12426 SW 147 Terrace Miami, Fl. 33186 pboggs@bellsouth.net
Perry County. My paternal grandfather years when I was a young child
Paul S Boggs (pboggs@bellsouth.net)
Miami, Fl,  - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 14:34:13

Hello. My mother was born in Hazard in 1950.Her name is Patricia
Lykins Albritton. We are looking for any information On her father
and his family. His name was Raymond Maurice Lykins. He was clerk of
court in Hazard between 1941-1945. Any information would be
appreciated. Thank you. P.S Great site!
Penny Albritton (Nokomis16@aol.com)
Sarasota, Fl,  - Sunday, October 25, 1998 at 13:46:36

Very impressive site. Sure would like to see 70s & 80s. Really
enjoyed looking at the pictures of La Citadelle and the view, sure
brought back memories. I might be out here in the desert, but Hazard
will always be home. HHS 1979
Joe Dan Gorman (lsg@azstarnet.com)
Tucson, AZ,  - Saturday, October 24, 1998 at 23:36:54

I was visiting with "Jitter" Fouts last night in St. Pete and he
told me about the Hazard page. What a pleasant opportunity to re-visit
Hazard . I graduated from HHS in 1957 and had only returned to bury
my parents at Combs and to attend a class reunion (40TH !) Hazard was
and still is a great place to grow up !! Tell Moe and Aubry and Anna
Lou and Pete and Robert and all the old gang hello for me! God Bless,
Jim Hacker, EW's and Lydia's son
JIM HACKER (pianosteel@aol.com)
Palm Harbor Fl,  - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 15:01:52

Both of my parents were from Easter Kentucky. My Mother Alma
(Bowles) Bailey was from the Lothair section of Hazard and my Father
John Bailey was from Wooton in Leslie County. One of my uncles, Fred
Bowles continues to live in Hazard. If anyone knew my parents, or
any of my family. I'd like to hear from you. My Mother's parents were
Frank and Viola Bowles. My grandfather was employed at the Power
Company.
Kent Bailey (KBailey385@aol.com)
Lenoir City, TN,  - Thursday, October 22, 1998 at 03:09:38

I really liked your pictures and your website. I attend Ascension
Collegiate High School in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, Canada. Thanks
for the great information for my assignment!
K. Moriarity
Newfoundland, Canada - Wednesday, October 21, 1998 at 05:52:58

This website was great. I would like to hear from anyone who
remembers me. I graduated from Napier in 1990.
Paul Godsey (sabo) (pgodsey@iupui.edu)
Indianapolis,  - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 18:46:37

I was disappointed to find that Engle, Ky., no longer exists. Can
anyone provide any info relative to Engle, the family and any history.
Thomas C. Engle (tkengl@bellsouth.net)
Gainesville, FL,  - Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at 15:15:15

Hi my name is Vicki Burke (Goldsmith) I graduated from M. C. Napier in
1982.I would love to here from some old friends. I come to Hazard as
often as I can to see my grandmother and the rest of my family, but I
am very content in Michigan where I am married and have 3
children, one girl and two boys. This is a great page and I am very
happy that I found it please if any one out there from the good old
days would like to chat feel free to e-mail me at home or at work at
vburke@fortdearborn.com. Look forward to hearing from you.
Vicki Burke (Goldsmith) (burker@cbpu.com)
Coldwater,MI.,  - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 13:54:15

It would be great if you posted a section of more up to date events
that have taken place. You should show the progress Hazard has made
over the years. It would be more interesting if things were posted
about the younger people of Hazard. I also noticed no mentioning of
the Black Gold Festival. I want to see information about the old M. C.
Napier High School which I attended for three years. Please post
Perry Central on this page as well!
Jaime L. Miller (jaimelynn@hotmail.com)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 13:02:15

Hey this site is great!! Thank so much for the memory lane stroll. I
am a graduate of M. C. Napier in 1990 and it's great to find a couple
others have signed here too. I moved away from Hazard (grew up in and
right around Hazard) in 1992 and now still have friends and family
there and love to see this site.
Stephanie (Fields) Tomlinson (StephT@bellsouth.net)
Nashville, TN,  - Monday, October 19, 1998 at 06:28:42

I grew up in Hazard, KY and loved finding this page. IT IS GREAT! I
live in Ohio now, I am very happy but would love to visit Hazard alot
more than I get to. I would love to hear from anyone from Lotts Creek
or grapevine.
Helen Bapst (Neace (nunya_gal@yahoo.com)
Beaver, Ohio,  - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 17:07:35

Your website is AWESOME!! I found lots of information to help me
with my research of the John Combs genealogy. I love Hazard, born and
raised there and go back as much as I can.
mary howard (golfer4202@aol.com)
Indianapolis indiana,  - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 12:17:08

MY MOTHER WAS BORN IN HAZARD ,KY AND I HAVE A LOT OF RELATIVES I
HAVE NEVER MET . MY GRANDFATHER WAS MCCAGER NAPIER MY GRANDMOTHER WAS
NANCY JANE RITCHIE. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO GET ON THIS NET HOWEVER
IT WON'T BE MY LAST ,I REALLY LIKE IT BETTY
BETTY SAPP (BETTY1943@AOL.COM)
FT, SMITH, AR,  - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 21:37:04

We are graduates of M. C. Napier Class of 1990 and are looking for
any classmates. We are wanting to organize a 10 year reunion for the
year 2000. Anyone interested, please E-mail Tara. Looking forward to
hearing from any old friends and classmates.
Tara Caskey Feltner and Miletta Carroll Dunn (tarafeltner@hotmail.com)
Hazard, KY,  - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 18:02:43

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this web site. It was
really great to look at some of the old pictures. I've in and around
Hazard all of my life and I'm currently a senior at Perry Co. Central
High School. If at all possible I would really enjoy seeing some
pictures of Perry Central and seeing some of our accomplishments
being recognized. Thanks. GO COMMODORES.
Traci Trent (traci17@webtv.net)
hazard,  - Saturday, October 17, 1998 at 13:21:22

I really enjoyed this web site. My family is from Hazard and i find
it very interesting to see the history of were i am from. I think that
this is a world that was the real heart of our country. It is great
that this information is available for the whole world to see. I would
hope that this site will continue to grow.
Carl Edwards Jr. (CDO7@aol.com)
Indianapolis, IN,  - Friday, October 16, 1998 at 21:34:20

I enjoyed your pictures very much. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Everett Hall
Indpls. IN,  - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 17:45:35

The photos and the sentiment really brought me home without having
to travel 3000+ miles. Does anyone have any really old photos to
share, as in the early 1800's,. etc? If you have any questions about
California or are coming west, feel free to contact me at my e mail.
It takes about a week for me to reply.
Dr. Robert Stacey (rbobbyleestacy@yahoo.com)
Los Angeles, Ca. ,  - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 17:08:21

Was turned onto this site by my Dad and have been hooked ever since.
On these web pages rests the history of Hazard and Perry Co. and a
rich history it is. A great place to browse and catch up, also catch
a breather. The authors are to be commended for their efforts. This
is a great site for the people of the community to come together, not
squabble, and discuss the past as well as the future. Great job
everyone!!!
Bobby Danner Jr. (bgdanner@kih.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 07:06:51

This is a great site. There has been a lot of effort and time put
into this site. There is a lot of history here on this site. This sites
history well come in handy when our kids needs info. of where they
came from and what the town is about. Keep up the great work on this
site.
Kenneth S. (ashleys@mis.net)
Hazard,  - Thursday, October 15, 1998 at 04:01:24

Page is really coming along, I found it so informing about the past
of Hazard. Well all I got left to say is "GO DAWGS!"
Levi Grubbs (grantg25@yahoo.com)
Hazard
, KY,  - Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 20:10:11

When you visit Hazard come the to Bobby Davis Museum and Park. It is
located on Walnut Street. Find Baker Street and turn left if you are
going up the hill and right if you are coming down the hill. Perry
Countians are most welcome, of course. We would like to invite you to
stop by and visit. There might even be a cup of coffee or hot
chocolate to warm you now that we are coming into fall. We have a
museum store. At this time we are the sole distributors of Ritchie
Corn Shuck Dolls. We sell Jean Ritchie tapes and cd's, books by local
authors. We have Nan Gorman's prints of well-known log buildings. For
the rest I'll just surprise you. We have had visitors from all over
the world. Most people seem to leave happy and better educated on the
history of Hazard and Perry County. Looking forward to seeing you
soon at the Bobby Davis Museum.
Martha Quigley
Hazard KY,  - Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 06:56:26

We really enjoyed looking at the pictures and reading the newspaper
articles. Much time has been spent in creating such a great web site
for the great City Of Hazard and Perry County. We get back to Hazard
(Lothair), quite often and I do so enjoy seeing the mountains and my
family. However, Homosassa is now home. Albert grew up at Green Ridge
and moved to Lothair in 1960. I was born at Kenmont and my parents
moved to Walkertown in 1957. I have not been to the Kenmont Reunion
for a couple of years. However, I still keep up with the goings on.
Thanks for placing Hazard and Perry County on the Web.
Albert (Junior) & Donna Alexander (acdc@citrus.infi.net)
Homosassa, FL,  - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 20:55:17

I am an employee of Engle Funeral Home and have lived in Perry
County for almost two years now......I have seen a lot of pictures
and heard a lot of stories about how Hazard and the County used to
look and "how it was back then". Old timers like our neighbor Bill
Smith (who now is 90) can tell you a lot about the events and
characters of the early years. I just wanted to say that this is a
good collection of articles and pictures and I am glad that there is
someone willing to take the effort to save or preserve East Kentucky
History........I love Perry County. Don Johnson
Don Johnson
 - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 13:04:40

We really enjoyed this website, however it really got us angry. We
would like to say that Buckhorn High has as much tradition as any
other place in Perry Co. Just because we are a small school doesn't
mean anything. We are looking forward to playing both Hazard and
P.C.C this year in basketball and we feel you're going home with a
loss.
Combs' Tech. Class
Buckhorn,  - Monday, October 12, 1998 at 06:46:14

An excellent web page. I've bookmarked it so I can come back many
times. Although I only got to live in Hazard for 3 years, it will
always be my hometown. Thanks for all the work.
John Hall (jahall@kih.net)
Cynthiana, KY,  - Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 11:25:51

I was not born in Hazard like so many of your guests but my parents
were, Doshie Hurt & Paul Everidge. Its a good webpage & even though
my Mom doesn't understand computers, I will sit her down & show her
all these pictures. I'm sure she'll really like it. This site is now
a FAVORITE.
Paula (Everidge) Hesselsweet (nhessels@rexnet.net)
Avilla, In.,  - Sunday, October 11, 1998 at 06:28:02

I was raised in Ary, Arthur and Faye Owens are my parents. I
graduated for M. C. Napier in 1968. I have been trying to find
something on Hazard since I got on the net. Someone has done a very
nice job. Would like to hear from any of you old graduates that
remember me. (Harvey Michael Owens)
MIke Owens (oldman@multipro.com)
crossville,tn,  - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 15:41:41

Although I wasn't born or raised in Hazard I have lived here for
nine years and am proud to say that both my daughters attend the city
schools. Laura my oldest is a sophomore at H.H.S. and is a boys
varsity cheerleader my youngest Sarah is a cheerleader at R.G.E. and
is in the seventh grade. Over the years I have been impressed with
how the city supports the athletic department in our schools everyone
gets involved. I AM PROUD TO BE A BULLDOG PARENT!!!
Brenda Johnson (bsjohn2@pop.uky.edu)
Hazard,  - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 10:14:52

i found the hazard web site today and enjoyed reading the letters. i
was born in glomawr and graduated from dilce combs high in 1961. i
would like to tell lamarr ritchie how much i always enjoyed hearing
his dad jodie ritchie play the piano in church. my family and i always
look forward to going home to visit.
sharon scott campbell (glowmar666@aol.com)
hebron,ky,  - Friday, October 09, 1998 at 02:50:00

JOHN AND I ATTENDED DILCE COMBS MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL IN PERRY
COUNTY. WE GRADUATED IN 1965, MARRIED, HAVE A SON JOHN DAVID AND A
DAUGHTER CHRISTEL NOEL. WE HAVE LIVED AT CHRISTOPHER FOR TWENTY SIX
YEARS AND ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE WEB PAGE. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE
MORE ABOUT PERRY COUNTY AND WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE. HAZARD IS THE
COUNTY SEAT OF PERRY COUNTY AND THERE SHOULD BE INFORMATION
CONCERNING BOTH.
SUE SPENCER ADKINS (SADKINS@PERRY.K12.KY.US)
HAZARD, KENTUCKY,  - Thursday, October 08, 1998 at 06:36:57

First, I really enjoyed the pictures! I am a 1995 graduate of M. C.
Napier High School. I went to Lees College in Jackson, Ky. From there
I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where I served as a
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Specialist. I have to say as
a life long resident of Perry County, there is no place like the
mountains. I have been to a lot of places and nothing is better than
coming home to the people who make living here so joyful. One thing
is for certain, no matter where you go you will never find a
community that welcomes you more than those here in Perry Co. I have
enjoyed the years that I have lived here and hope to have many more!
Congrats, to the students of our county schools. A big thanks to the
PCCHS band for their dedication and representation of our county. I
enjoy hearing y'all play!! Keep up the good work.
Donnie Oliver (donnie@haz.campus.mci.net)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 19:39:53

I really enjoy your web page. It brings back a lot of memories. I
will send you pictures as I find them and I encourage anyone with old
pictures and information regarding the county to submit them to this
web site. Keep up the good work!!!
Karen Tackett (ktackett@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Ary, Kentucky,  - Wednesday, October 07, 1998 at 17:44:28

My message that I placed on Sept. 10th has been lost (or most of it)
so I am putting a new one in. I was born at Jeff Ky. and grew up in
Kenmont Holler. Lived at Jeff until I was 18 years old. Graduated
from D. C. Memorial. Moved from the area but have always kept in touch
with friends and family members in Perry co. In August 97 I released
a book I wrote about Kenmont and the families that lived and worked
in the coal camp. The book has 384 pages and over 400 pictures of the
families and etc. Anyone interested can contact me at P.O. Box 91061
Louisville Ky 40291. I am interested in contacting any one who knows
me and would love to know where the people I went to school with are
living now. I check the net very often and enjoy reading what
everyone has to say about "old" hazard and where they have been for
the last 50 years. See U on the NET!!!!!!
Paul Ellington (P4449@AOL.COM)
Louisville KY,  - Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 17:54:08

I am Black and Philippino. My mother and her parents are from
Hazard, Kentucky. My grandparents names are Allen B. Combs and Mary
Elizabeth Combs. My grandfather was born April 14, 1913 ALL OF THE
IMMEDIATE FAMILY ARE BI-RACIAL (BLACK&WHITE) AND LIVED IN SOME AREA
CALLED "BROWN FORK". Since my grandparents are dead, I feel a sort of
curiosity regarding my family tree. Jack, Oscar, and Billy Combs are
names I remember as a child. Also, my grandfather Allen Combs and
Great Aunt Minnie Combs were left a great deal of coal-mining acres
in Hazard by their white father. I really do hope someone recognizes
this story and responds to my e-mail address. I wish everyone in
Hazard well.
K. Mayonn Spavey-Combs (mayonn.combs@ogilvy.com)
New York, New York,  - Tuesday, October 06, 1998 at 12:02:55

I often hear my dad Kenneth Cobb relive his childhood days in Hazard
and now I can put the pictures on this site with his stories. He also
attended HHS , as did my mom, grandmother, mother-in-law,my husband
and all four of my siblings. At this time my daughter is in 10th
grade at HHS and is a member of the Boys Varsity Cheerleaders. Thanks
a bunch for putting this site together!
Cathy Hammonds
hazard, ky,  - Monday, October 05, 1998 at 19:52:30

I really enjoyed this site, it's nice to read all of the comments
from people who have ties to Hazard/Perry County. I graduated from
Perry County Central in 97 and am currently going to EKU. It would be
nice to hear from anyone that I went to school with.
Tim Neace (stuneace@acs.eku.edu)
Richmond, KY,  - Monday, October 05, 1998 at 13:47:26

I just want to add my praise to those people responsible for this
fantastic web page! Browsing through the pictures and information it
contains does bring back memories. My wife and I are both graduates
of M. C. Napier (me-'78 her-'80)and we now have two children in the
Hazard school system. Anything on the history of our city, county or
region makes us proud. Please continue to add and update this
wonderful page. Thanks for all the hard work! One suggestion... you
may be able to contact the Perry and Hazard Boards of Education for
old yearbooks from Buckhorn, M. C. Napier, Dilce Combs and Hazard High
Schools, they are full of pictures and information. Just a thought...
Craig and Belinda Hall (altrav@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Hazard KY,  - Sunday, October 04, 1998 at 08:29:07

I think it's good for the history of Hazard and Perrry County. I
like it very much. I WISH I could help
Gary[Creekbird]Arnold (garnold@mis.net)
Hazard,Kentucky,  - Sunday, October 04, 1998 at 06:17:20

I enjoyed the web page very much, I am very proud to have grown up
in the Hazard area. My parents are Blaine and Mattie Ison from Little
Leatherwood. My dad passed away in 1958 but my mom still lives in
Little Leatherwood. I would enjoy hearing from my friends and
relatives from Little Leatherwood. My address is 9628 KY 1547,
Liberty KY 42539
Dana Ison Atwood (aatwood@kih.net)
Liberty Ky,  - Saturday, October 03, 1998 at 20:25:51

My goodness: How sweet it is to read of the people herein named. My
history: Born Sept.26th, 1930, on groundhog holler, Hardburley, Perry
Co. Ky. My father was George Elias, the butcher at the Hardburly
Commissary. Mother, Ruth B. Kilgore of Hindman, Ky. Shortly after
birth, Dad moved us to Hazard, where he worked for Johnny Vermillion
as a meat cutter. In the mid-thirties, We moved to Mother's home town
of Hindman. Dad & Mom had a total of 10 children, now we are spread
in many parts of the . My father was born in Kinsey, Ky. in
Whitley County, Ky. Due to the downfall of the coal industry, I,
alike many of the mountain folks that was employed in the coal
industry was forced to leave our beloved mountains to seek our
fortune. I enlisted in the United States Air Force in June, 1949,
spent nearly thirteen years, in many parts of this world. I was very
much involved in the organizing the first Jet bomber group in
history, and then later was one of the first ever to be assigned to
Spain, to assist in the establishing the Air Bases that were built
there in Spain during the cold war of the 50's and sixties. I chose
to leave the Air Force in October of 1962. Left my duty station in
Tampa, Fl. moved to Lousiville, Ky. to be around many of my siblings.
Gained work at the Life Insurance Company of Kentucky at 3rd & Main
Streets, in Louisville. Remaining there for ten years, then being
transferred to Michigan, where I retired from General Motors, In
March, 1993. Upon retirement, I moved my wife of 40 years to where we
now live, in paradise. Dear Fellow Kentuckians or whom-so-ever that
might choose to read this. My heart is and and always be in the
beloved State of Kentucky. I plead with all of you to remember these
words in song so pretty, I wanna cry. {Kentucky}, And when I die, I
want to rest upon some mountain so high, for that is where God will
look for me. All the pleasure of writing this I refuse to share. I
wish everyone well, that reads this. I truly enjoyed notes of
everyone. My E-mail is Reneyo. I welcome anyone that might care to
contact me. My God Bless all. I will answer anyone that cares to
write me. John Elias
John Elias (Reneyo)
Port St. Lucie, Fla.,  - Saturday, October 03, 1998 at 10:45:21

I have been coming to Hazard for three years now, working for ARH. I
have seen a lot of the country in Eastern KY but I have never seen
old pictures and of accounts gone by. This is a great site to read up
on and see the history of Perry Co. Thanks, and continue the good job
of the web site. Thanks: John Von Behren
JOHN VON BEHREN (JVONBEHREN@ARH.ORG)
WINCHESTER,KY,  - Friday, October 02, 1998 at 15:16:44

I have really enjoyed this web page. My name is Jack (Don)Gross.I am
from Hazard, lived there in Walkertown from 1933 to 1951 when I left
to join the Air Force. I attended Walkertown School, Hazard High
School and Combs High School. I delivered the Hazard Herald in
Walkertown and the Louisville Courier Journal in Hazard and Big
Bottom from 1945 till 1951. My Hazard High School class was 1952. I
am very interested in attending a 1952 reunion. My Mother's parents
were Thee and Laura Combs. I was married while in the Air Force and
settled in Birmingham, AL in 1955. I attended the University Of
Alabama and I have been with NASA in Huntsville, AL for the past 35
years. I have been back to Hazard a few times. I would love to hear
from anyone who remembers that far back.
Jack ( Don ) Gross (jack.gross@msfc.nasa.gov)
Huntsville, AL,  - Friday, October 02, 1998 at 14:30:21

debbie whitaker, please contact me regarding bush genealogy. i
would like very much to share info with you. i really enjoyed looking
at these pages. it is a good site.
cissy colwell (cissyc@ne.infi.net)
elizabethtown,  - Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 18:26:26

I've started a web page on Blue Diamond:
http://members.aol.com/vturnersr/bluediamond.html
Venison Turner (VturnerSr@aol.com)
Massachusetts,  - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 18:24:30

Great Page!!! I wish you had more on Lothair, my grandfather was the
barber in Lothair for many years, Red Stidham. This site is really
good.
Necey (necey17@tgtel.com)
Hazard, KY,  - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 18:06:44

How I wish more communities would take the time to document their
histories in photos, newspapers, and other documents by placing them
on the web as you have done. What a great site! I'm particularly
impressed with the newspaper scans. I'll visit this site often. Thanks.
Ed Holtum (edholtum@aol.com)
Iowa City, IA,  - Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at 16:28:14

What a great site to visit!! My whole family is from Hazard, part of
the Combs Clan. My direct grandfather was Gen. Lige Combs. We moved
away in 1954 and visited Hazard last summer for the first time in 45
years! What a beautiful and friendly place! Thanks to everyone who
welcomed us back. Look forward to visiting again. My uncle was
Sheriff in 1930, his name was Justus Begley. Hello to Pat Horn and
Pat Cornett!
Marilyn Hansen (bhansen3@ix.netcom.com)
Camarillo, Calif.,  - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 19:39:50

I was raised at Delphia, KY in Perry Co. I graduated from
Leatherwood High School in 1969. My mother Annie Ruth (Hall) Halcomb
was Postmaster at Delphia, KY for 32 years, my dad Kester Sr. worked
for Blue Diamond & Scotia Coal Co. also for 32 yrs. I now live in
Letcher Co. with my wife of 29 yrs. Thelma J. (Maggard) Halcomb. I
worked for Scotia Coal Co. & Arch Mineral Coal for 22 yrs. I enjoy
your web page and all the old photo's.
Kester "Rusty" Halcomb, Jr (lionrusty@scc-uky.campus.mci.com)
Eolia,KY,  - Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 09:11:17

I really enjoyed looking at the photographs. I have lived here my
whole life. I am a graduate from Dilce Combs High and my husband
Shawn is a graduate from M. C. Napier High School. We are really proud
of the history of Hazard and We really think we've come a long way
and except to keep on growing. Keep the dream alive...
Tammy Childers (ShawnD@Haz-UKY.Campus.Mci.Net)
Bulan, Ky,  - Monday, September 28, 1998 at 20:07:26

My grandmother, Arminta (Brashears) Gentry, grew up and became a
teacher in a one room school in or around Hazard, KY. I grew up
hearing tales of her times in Hazard and the surrounding locale. I
have never visited Perry Co. but now am engrossed in genealogy
research. Her father was LaFayette Brashears who was the son of
Ezekiel Brashears. Ezekial was married to Nancy Cornett and his great-
grandfather was in the Revolutionary War. I thoroughly enjoyed
looking at places and people who may have been friends with my
ancestors. This is a lovely tour through the history of Hazard, KY.
Charlene Schwegman (charman@one.net)
Oxford, OH,  - Monday, September 28, 1998 at 15:21:53

I am currently a student at Alice Lloyd College in Knott Co.,Ky. and
I grew up on Leatherwood in Perry County. I would, like so many
others, love to see more Dilce Combs High pictures. I graduated from
PCCHS in 97' but I attended Dilce for 2 years before they closed it.
I will always see myself as a panther fan. I am glad to see a place
as small as Hazard that is thought of as just a speck on the map,
have a nice web page like this one. It's a great page, keep the
pictures coming.
Stacy Calhoun (vern12@hotmail.com)
Slemp, Ky,  - Monday, September 28, 1998 at 08:56:52

What a wonderful way to keep in touch with your roots! I was born in
Blue Diamond in 1941 and graduated from M. C. Napier in 1959. I've
lived in Ohio almost 40 years, but I still get homesick and try to
visit at least once a month. I perused the guest book looking for
names I might recognize. I'm looking forward to more of this--it just
goes to prove our roots go deep!
Carol (Elrod) Hoskins (hoskins@fuse.net)
Hamilton, Ohio,  - Sunday, September 27, 1998 at 13:14:59

My wife and I where glad to see some of the old pictures that our
family from those days have talked about so much. My family is from
Bulan Ky and my wife family is from Quicksand. My wifes maiden name
is Howard. When we go away for vacation we are always glad to come
back to our home in Hazard, Perry co. This site is great, keep adding
pictures.
Kevin and Cindy Baird (kbaird@haz-uky.campas.mci.net)
Hazard, Ky,  - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 21:32:07

Thanks for the Website. It is a great place to visit. My mom still
lives in Hazard and I go there often. I really enjoyed my childhood.
Keep up the great work.
Mary Lou (Hurt) Roberts (luro1241@aol.com)
Caryville, TN,  - Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 17:34:23

Just found the site tonight and spent a little time on it. really
enjoyed the old pictures and will have more time later to really get
into the site in more detail. Good luck to all my home folks in
Hazard. I can live here 40 years and still be a visitor. Oops,
forgot to mention that I'm looking forward to the 1954 &1955 class
reunion this coming year(1999). Try to work it in about the last week
of July or first week in August, whomever is the head guru.
C. L. "Jitter" Fouts (inmclabor@att.net)
355, Sunset Blvd, Greenwood, IN , 46142-3919 - Saturday, September
26, 1998 at 05:54:45

I graduated from MC Napier in 1970,,would love to hear from anyone
else who was a student during those years,,I live in Sturgis (western
ky),,,with my 12 hear old son,,, was recently divorced,,, my entire
family all still live in or around Hazard,,, and I visit at least once
a year..
Joyce Combs Craig (jacraig@dynasty.net)
Sturgis..KY,  - Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 20:14:19

This is a very nice page. I have enjoyed going through it and
looking at the pictures of the flood and ball teams. I would like to
see some more up to date things on this page also.
Diane (Ann2u@hotmail.com)
Hazad,KY,  - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 22:58:05

I really loved looking through this site. I really thought that they
would have been more pictures of the old Dilce Combs school - that
was the only bad thing. I graduated from Dilce Combs in 95.
Alisha (pooh_98_ah@yahoo.com)
viper,ky,  - Wednesday, September 23, 1998 at 07:53:55

Each time ( which is quite often) I visit this site it brings a very
warm and comfortable feeling to me. Reading about people living all
over the  with Hazard/Perry County roots. The pictures, the
comments are all tremendous. I tip my hat to the Webmasters who
created and are maintaining this site. It's great. Thanks
Richard "Big Dipper" Blount (bigdip@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 19:56:26

My husband Jonathan graduated from Hazard High in 86". He is now in
the military which takes us away from Perry County and family. My in-
laws are truly missed as well as the beautiful eastern Kentucky
mountains and landscape. We long to return to Hazard and see Ernest
and Virgina Katherine Pennington as well as Ernest Jr and Anthony
Pennington and the extended family. There truly isn't a place like it
we have yet traveled through or seen. We hope to be coming back soon,
but til that time comes we will find our homesickness subdue in this
site.
William Jonathan & Hope Pennington (incrdbil@flinthills.com)
Ft Riley, Kansas,  - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 20:01:01

This page was wonderful! I'm from Hazard and am now living in
Georgetown while attending Georgetown College. I graduated from
Hazard High School and was a member of the 1997 Girls' Sweet Sixteen
State Champions Basketball Team. I would like to wish the best of
luck to all of our area teams. "Hello!" to all of my friends and
family back home. Go BULLDOGS and Go TIGERS!!!
Nea Renee Rogers (nrogers0@georetowncollege.edu)
Georgetown,KY,  - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 19:18:21

Congratulations PCC! 1998 Black Gold Bowl Champs!!
Crystal Chaney (crissi21@hotmail.com)
Richmond, KY,  - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 17:02:05

This page has some very good information and Has a lot of good
Photos!!! Thank !!!
Jeff Riley (jriley@tgtel.com)
Avawam, Ky.,  - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 16:15:41

These were wonderful pictures, but I would like to see some pictures
of the old Leatherwood High School and the Blue Diamond Coal Co.
Delana
 - Sunday, September 20, 1998 at 08:26:36

I just want to say these pages are great and what a trip back in
time it is for me. I was born in Viper in 1947, I attended the old
Viper school for my first three years and then moved to Ohio in the
summer of 1956. I still have relatives in the Viper area and I always
love to visit when time permits. This web site allows me to go back
home any time I choose. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!
Richard W. Hoskins (rwh29@ix.netcom.com)
Phillipsburg, Ohio,  - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 21:39:36

I really enjoyed this site. All of the pictures were really great.
I've lived in Perry county all of my life and I'm a senior at Perry
Co. Central High School. Thanx and keep up the good work!
traci trent
hazard,ky,  - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 19:19:47

Dr. Wagers deliveried me back in '45 in a green and white 3 room
shotgun in Boarding House Holler, Blue Diamond. My parents were
Charlie and Margie (Campbell) Turner. We moved to Owsley County in
'59. After my junior year of high school I joined the U.S. Air Force
and reside in New England. We have our family reunion each year on
Derby Day.Just found the web size and need time to explore it.
Venison Turner Sr. (VTurnerSr@aol.com or Blue.Diamond@juno.com)
W. Bridgewater, MA,  - Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 17:01:19

A great site and a very enjoyable tour of history.
Greg Gambill (fggamb0@pop.uky.edu)
Hazard, KY,  - Friday, September 18, 1998 at 20:02:25

i was born on Montgomery Creek of knott co. aug,17,1952 i have
enjoyed looking at this sight. great early year pictures. please keep
adding more information. thank you glenn
glenn patrick (stag@tgtel.com)
hazard ky,  - Friday, September 18, 1998 at 10:15:21

My father was from Buckhorn and most of his family still lives
there. He now lives in Walton, Ky (Boone Co). My Grandfather is Sam
McIntosh and lives up on Squabble Creek in Buckhorn. My aunt Vanda
McIntosh was a teacher at Buckhorn. My grandmother was Mae McIntosh
who died July 1,1994. She worked at the children's home in Buckhorn
for many years. My uncle Ernie works at the post office in Buckhorn
next to Spark's Grocery. My father was born in 1939 and was the first
of 9 children. I am trying to do my family tree. My great-grandfather
was Wiley McIntosh who died in 1957 he was married to Jane Reynolds
who died in 1928. Wiley's fathers name was James McIntosh. My
Grandmother was a Smith. I know that this Smith family is related to
the Riley's too. Her fathers name was Nelson Smith and her mothers
name was Ellen but i don't know her maiden name. If anyone has any
info please e-mail. I would greatly appreciate it. I miss Ky. I grew
up in Walton but I always looked forward to going to the mountains
every summer to be with my grandparents. What a beautiful place. I
always loves Buckhorn State Resort!! I will visit this site often!!
Rhonda Brousseau (broussea@bellsouth.net)
Navarre,Fl,  - Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 15:24:58

I graduated from M. C. Napier in 1993 and would love to hear from any
old friends.
Glinda Harkins (kdunn@gte.net)
Lexington, KY,  - Thursday, September 17, 1998 at 13:53:53

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm alive and well:)
Ron Caudill (Caudill6@aol.com)
Richmond, Va.,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 21:52:28

Although it has been said many times in other entries, I would like
to add my sincere appreciation to everyone involved in this web site.
As I browsed through these old photos, most of which I had never
seen, old memories locked back inside of my mind began to break free
and I began to experience again the joys of my childhood and younger
years. I was born and raised in Hazard and do not have any plans for
leaving, but if I ever do, a large part of my heart and soul would
remain. I am 48 now, and the electronics teacher at the Hazard TC.
After browsing this web site, a memory came back concerning the
LaCitadel. My dad (Jody Ritchie) painted some signs for them a long
time ago, and he let me help him stencil some small yellow signs.
This was almost 40 years ago, but I remembered one sign on the old
bypass bridge. I looked for it - and it was still there! Hello to HHS
class of '66 (My good friend Paul Gordon, you remember this class,
dont you? Dr. McIntyre, others, but my old brain is failing at the
minute so I better shut up). Bye now.
Lamarr W. Ritchie (lamarr@geocities.com)
Hazard,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 19:24:09

Nice page- MC Napier class of 1987
Missi D. Moore (Missid@aol.com)
Hazard ky,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 19:24:09

I think that the home page is great. Looks like a lot of time and
work has gone into developing it. Keep updating the page and adding
new pictures. Let me hear from some of you older graduates. Lets try
to keep in touch since we didn't have a reunion this year.
Nancy Faulkner Crawford (crawfordn@perry.k12.ky.us)
Hazard,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 11:34:28

Wonder site. My name is Angie Brewer Tucker I graduated from M. C.
Napier in 1986. My husband Marcus Tucker graduated from Napier in
1983. Looking for anyone to chat with that might remember us.
Angela Brewer Tucker (tuckera@perry.k12.ky.us)
hazard, ky,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 06:55:25

really enjoy the site
john james basso (bassojjb@tgtel.com)
hazard,  - Wednesday, September 16, 1998 at 05:04:09

I was born in Combs, Kentucky in 1943, but only lived there a short
time. Interested in anyone who knew Oakley Combs, or any of the
McClees family from this area.
June Myers (bookshop@home.net)
Oklahoma City, OK,  - Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 21:27:16

Nice site, I am coming down to Kentucky to see my boyfriend in
November to Hazard, and I am looking forward to something new, as I
have never been out of the state of Minnesota before. SO I can't
wait!! :o)
Crystal
Chisholm, MN,  - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 15:45:02

I haven't had the chance to look at all the pages, but, this reminds
me of the fun we used to have in Hazard. I graduated from Dilce Combs
in '76. Does anyone remember the circle we all used to make around
Jerry's...parking in the parking lot and watching the people go by. I
met some interesting people that way. I worked underground for
Southeast Coal company from 1980 to 1982. One of the men I worked
with was Joseph Phillip Hall. Joey was killed while working for the
company I want his family to know that I haven't forgotten him.
Elizabeth, I haven't forgotten your brother. Any one wanting to write,
feel free. y'all take care.
Jerry Whitehead (jww58@yahoo.com)
Natchitoches, La,  - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 15:14:58

I really love this site I have so much trouble keeping up with my
old high school I am a grad of 1992 Hazard High School. It has been
about 3 years since I have been back. This is a cool site ......
Later Bob Williams #71/42 class of 92.
Bob Williams (REWILLIAMS@BSUVC.BSU.EDU)
MUNCIE INDIANS,  - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 14:00:55

Great job! The pictures are a great way to display Hazard's history.
I would like to see more pictures of Dilce Combs. I will always
consider myself as a "Panther" even though I was forced to be a
"Commodore".
Amy (amybrashear@hotmail.com)
Viper, KY,  - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 09:16:58

This is a great site on the web. There was a lot of interesting
photos. I was disappointed however not to see a picture of M. C.
Napiers 1993 Girls State Basketball Champs. I may have over looked if
I did I'm sorry. Keep up the good work and adding the photographs.
Paul Napier (garth07@hotmail.com)
Dwarf,KY,  - Monday, September 14, 1998 at 06:39:15

I was born and raised in Viper, my parents were the late Denny and
Dove Brashear. I lived in Viper most of my life until recently. I was
glad to see my hometown on the web. I would like to see more recent
photos, and some photos of Dilce Combs High School where I attended,
until 1989, and since the school is no longer with us, I would love
to see some PANTHER TRACKS on this site! Hello to all of my friends
and family that are still back in Perry County, and feel free to drop
me a line to just say hello. I look forward to seeing you all again
real soon!
Sheila Brashear (misskatt2u@yahoo.com)
Michigan,  - Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 17:13:20

This site was sent to me by my sister...I think she is trying to
make me homesick!!! I grew up in the hills in Viper, Kentucky, and
migrated to Louisiana. I really miss my mountains!!!!!!! This site
takes me back home when I can't get there otherwise. Thank you.
Carla Brashear-Whitehead (bellacarla@yahoo.com)
Natchitoches, La,  - Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 16:59:56

I am a resident of Chavies,So I really enjoyed it. GREAT JOB
Addie Neace (sis@tgtel.com)
chavies,  - Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 11:53:41

This is a very interesting web-site, but i don't have time to read
it because i am too busy playing B-ball, and soccer. WELL GREAT
JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lance williams (rocky24@tgtel.com)
knott county,Ky,  - Sunday, September 13, 1998 at 09:46:32

I think this is a great page. I loved looking through the picures of
Main Street and the old graduating classes of Hazard High School.
It's neat to compare everything to how it is now. I am currently a
sophomore and Boys' Varsity cheerleader at Hazard High School. I hope
this year we get to add a few pictures to the State Championship
pages. And I just wanted to get on here and say GO HAZARD !!!
Ashley Hammonds
Hazard, Ky,  - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 20:57:19

I think this web site is great. The authors have worked hard and
spent may hours putting together a fantastic page. I challenge
everyone that is unhappy about the absence of a certain photograph to
send it to the web authors, ASAP.
Terri Boggs (boggsfam@mis.net)
hazard,  - Saturday, September 12, 1998 at 19:47:16

I am fairly new to the net, but this is the kind of thing I really
look for. My family is all from Perry, Leslie, Knott and Breathitt
Co.'s. I have dabbled in genealogy for about 6 years now, and this
site is great. All of my moms family, Walker's grew up in Hazard,
Second Creek and Walkertown, so this is a special treat for me. I
will have to let all of them know about this site. Great Job. I plan
on visiting here often. Thanks. J Adair.
JAdair (jisol@ismi.net)
Howell,MI,  - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 20:34:39

Several months ago I hit the "Hazard Home Page" and am much
impressed with the continuing up grade and "pro" look of the site. I
worked as an announcer on wkic in the 50s so am a tad "over the hill"
but will always remember the great people of Hazard and those co
workers at WKIC.If your a radio buff you may want to click on my home
page as Hazard is mentioned...Best wishes for continued success in a
really great web site.
Rod Williams (snoot@fuse.net)
Burlington ky.,  - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 17:18:11

enjoy this site. would like any information on William Cornett and
Rhonda Gilliam. Have gen. book by J. D. Cornett. Would like information
of ancestors before them. Also have names of Sven Fork Beard and
Canute II.
Aaron Cornett (acornett@seidata.com)
Milan, Indiana,  - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 17:16:56

Great site! It great to see a site where so many people that you
know. I was raised and lived in Hazard where I attended Lothair and
Hazard High. I was in the Class of 1975 and moved to London in 93.
Would love to hear from some old friends. E-Mail me anytime. See ya
at the BG Fest...Mike Campbell mcamp@mis.net
Mike Campbell (mcamp@mis.net)
London , Ky.,  - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 07:52:07

I really like hazard it is a really nice place to live. I am from
leslie and I have one great uncle that moved to hazard. I really
enjoy the people and If I every had to move somewhere I would move to
hazard.
Tiffany Hoskins (Tmhiao@yahoo.com)
London,Ky,  - Friday, September 11, 1998 at 05:04:34

love reading all the comments. makes me homesick. i was born in
glomawr and went to school at walkertown and hazard high. i come down
every year for the festival and try to also work on my family tree.
am doing research on combs, smith , watts and pridemore. i really
miss seeing all the stores on main street. (newberrys, the sweet shop
and the theaters. i love seeing some of the old pictures. i now live
in indiana but my home will always be in HAZARD. see ya at the
festival.
linda (lhoneyc353@aol.com)
muncie, in,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 21:09:23

I was thrilled to find this web site. I lived in Hazard for 20 years
and loved it. I was in Hazard this past weekend and was so surprised
how much it has all changed. I was a hairdresser in Hazard for many
years. Anyone reading this and remembers me please E-mail me. I have
lived in West Virginia for the last 3 years with my husband Kenny and
I really love it here. Keep up the good work!!
Johnnie(Hoskins)Wilson (wilsonjf@msys.net)
Rock Cave,WV,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 19:37:57

Perry county is the best! I am doing research on the Bush side of my
family-Crockett Bush & Mary Stout-any info would be greatly
appreciated. I have lived at Leatherwood almost all m life. Mostly on
Little Leatherwood and Slemp.
Debbie Whitaker Shepherd (GrannyN98)
Slemp, KY,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 18:07:29

I heard about this site on the radio. I will did enjoy this site. I
will be a frequently visitor. Keep up the fab job!
Frances Fugate (nadine_fugate@hotmail.com)
Kentucky,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 17:44:40

Great page. I grew up in around Hazard and am a graduate of MC
Napier Class of 90. I am now in the army stationed over seas in the
Republic of Korea (South Korea). I haven't been back to Hazard in
quite some time. I have been trying to look up old friends and this
may really help. Thanks
Leslie Begley (begleyl@usfk.korea.army.mil)
CP Humphreys, South Korea - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 16:50:46

This is a very nice web page. I enjoyed looking at the pictures. I
lived in Hazard and taught at Hazard High School. Keep up the good
work.
Harold Burchell
Prestonsburg, KY,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 15:46:00

I always refer to Hazard as my home but, I am really a coal camp
brat from Kenmont,Jeff Ky. I get back to Hazard ever so often and try
to make the Kenmont reunion ever Labor Day. I will try to make the
Black Gold event this year but not sure. Just want to say that the
people from Perry Co. are tops I have travel and visited many many
places but the Mountain People (or the people who come from the Mts.)
are 100% and no phonies. I released my book 'MINING MEMORIES' last
august and anyone who is interested can contact me. It tells all
about Kenmont Coal Camp from 1915 till it closed in 1953.over 40
familes (with their pictures) tell their version of what it was like
growing up and working in a Coal Camp. I am looking forward to the
Hazard Site I do so love the Mountains and its people. See you on the
net.
Paul "Lynn" Ellington (P4449@aol.com)
Louisville Ky,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 08:16:25

I heard about this on the radio. I've not had a chance to check
everything out yet but what I've seen I've really enjoyed. Thanks!
gina sparkman (gspark@pop.uky.edu)
hazard, ky,  - Thursday, September 10, 1998 at 05:21:31

Hi - I thoroughly enjoyed all that I've read here, as well as the
other information and pictures. I grew up and attended school at
Lothair Grade School and Hazard High School, graduating in 1961. My
parents, Katie and Blaine Hampton, (Standard Oil agent in Lothair)
moved from Hazard to Chattanooga via Charlestown, Indiana, for about
three years, around 25 yrs. ago and I rarely go back; however, I will
never cease to miss "my home town." Also, I was pleased to read
something from someone I knew or about someone I knew. By the way, I
obtained the website from The Kentucky Explorer - a most interesting
publication. I would enjoy hearing from people from Hazard. Thanks,
Barbara Hampton Simpson
Barbara (Hampton) Simpson (bsimpson@mboro.k12.ky.us)
Middlesboro, KY,  - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 10:16:41

Born in Hardburley in 1948 to Johnny and Alma Brewer. Get to come
back occasionally to Hardburley reunion in Sept. Found this web site
through Ky. Explorer while on my last trip up to the Hazard area.
Just fell in love with it. They say you can't go home again, but I
sure do manage to. Anybody out there have the composite picture of
Hardburley circa 1926? It's an aerial view of the whole town and
comes in three sections. Also interested in copy of the old school in
town. I've got such fond memories of that place even though we left
in mid-fifties to move to Ary. (loved Ary, too) Anybody remember
Ronnie & Donna and Sn Fugate? Love to hear from them. Anyway, my
dad Johnny Brewer gutted the world for 34 yrs. and skinned it the
rest of his life in Stanton, Ky. (passed away in 1989) but the
memories remain for a coal-miners daughter!
Patsy (Brewer) Jones (Cominrdtr2@aol.com)
Decatur, Al,  - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 09:05:17

Great Job.
Diane Johnson (eddiejohnson@hotmail.com)
Bulan, KY,  - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 03:52:03

I spent 2 weeks in Hazard during August of 1998 and found it to be a
charming town. I enjoyed my stay tremendously. I hope Hazard continues
to prosper.
Bob Newman (robert.newman@sba.gov)
Saint Louis, MO,  - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 07:54:20

I always enjoy looking at pictures of home. The movies section was
especially interesting. I was born here (Mount Mary Hospital), I was
raised and schooled here (down by the Goose, Walkertown Elem. and HHS
Class of '73), I still live here (between Wabaco and Darfork), and my
heart will always be here. Thanks to the webmasters who created this
page and the many contributors who supplied info. Unless I make a
huge sum of money and buy my own island, I plan to live the rest of
my life here. Keep up the good work and I hope to visit this website
often.
Bill McIntosh (bikershp@tgtel.com)
Hazard, KY,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 19:53:11

I was born in Perry County, my family later moved to Breathitt
County and for several years we moved back and forth. I attended 8th
grade at Combs Grade School, I think it was 1972. I am looking for
information about my grandparents, Luther & Elvira Hughes Caines.
Also, would love to hear from old friends.
Vicki Caines Clair (jclair@se-tel.com)
Jackson, KY,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 18:39:56

It's About TIME!!! I Love it!!! I'm really glad that someone has
finally made a page for our city and county. I was born and raised
here in Perry, Hazard area. Love the pics, and the great stories.
Good Job, and Keep it up!!
Sandra Caudill (panthers@mis.net)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 17:38:19

I am a resident of Perry, Co, and own a local business at Ary,KY.
This is the first time I noticed this web page. This is an excellent
idea. I wish to comment all that have participated in this work.
David Gambill.
David Gambill (ggcom@tgtel.com)
Hazard, KY.,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 17:18:59

those that knew me should remember that I was truly the perfect man.
I still look to purify my mind and body, to find new ways to improve
both, and to continue to grow, to continue to learn, and continue to
improve overall.
Brian Carter (holmes1@mindspring.com)
lexington,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 16:16:29

I really enjoyed reading all the comments about Hazard&Perry co. I
have lived in Perry co. most of my life. My mother,June Terry,is a
retired Perry co. elementary teacher.
Pat Holland (pholland@mis.net)
Busy, Ky.,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 14:50:41

I was born in Hazard, the last of seven children, we moved to Mich.
when I was very young (10 Mo.) all of my Mother's Family was from
Hazard, her parents were John and Mariah Stacy, I have lots of Comb's
blood also, I have been tracing my genealogy for years and when I
found your site I could not believe what a first class site it is, if
only my parents were alive to enjoy the pictures. The Mother Goose
house was built by my Uncle Den Stacy (that was his nickname) I
played in that house as a young girl on yearly visits to Hazard. I'm
always looking for new Stacies and Combs to fill in my blanks so
please send me an e-mail if you might be related. I hope you keep
updateing your pictures and please don't let anything happen to this
site it is, I believe, one of the best on the net. Thanks again, Barb
Barb Wedge (BDWedge Aol.Com)
Port Huron Mi.,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 14:24:32

I grew up in Hazard and attended HHS from 1988-92. From there I
attended UK and found work in Georgetown, KY. Unfortunately, I don't
get to go back to Hazard as often as I'd like, so this page is much
appreciated. I rarely see or talk to any of my old friends so if any
come across this message...drop me a few lines. Hazard will always be
home to me.
Kevin Dunn (K3C3D3@aol.com)
Lexington, KY,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 13:50:16

My dad lived in Hazard in the late 30's. His father Shilo was killed
over at Pigeon Roost in 1938. I've just recently started taking the
Kentucky Explorer - great magazine. I've also been in contact with a
cousin in Hazard. My dad and I are planning on visiting Hazard next
year for the Holliday family reunion. He has been back there just one
time since he left and that was in 1950 when he got out of the
service. He visited his uncle Tolbert and aunt Jessamine. Looking
forward to meeting any other family members and if any one has
information on the Holidays' I would really like to read it. Thanks
so much.
Judy Holliday (jlhollid@srp.gov)
Phoenix, AZ,  - Monday, September 07, 1998 at 12:48:31

i live outside of hazard on grapevine on highway 28 i love grapevine
and do not plan on ever leaving. i go to chavies elementary school.
stella neace (mauction.com)
hazard,  - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 19:29:51

My grandmother is Delana Watts of Hazard and I am always looking for
interesting bits of history. I was born in Hazard and consider it my
home. My grandfather was Carlton Watts from Ary. My great-grandmother
on Delana's side is Louverna Hughes. I am 16 years old and would be
much obliged if anyone who may be related o me would write me at 162
Woodford Estates, Winchester, Kentucky, 40391. Thanks!
Jessie James Watts
Winchester, Kentucky  - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 19:20:03

I really think that it was a great idea to put this on here. It is
so cool, my mom and dad always tells me about were stuff used to be
and about the floods and now I can get on here and see some pictures
of the stuff that happened, which by the way were done fairly well. I
am a sophomore at PCCHS, which of course rules. And I've lived in
Hazard, KY all my life. Great website!!!
Susie H. (susieholland@hotmail.com)
Busy, KY,  - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 18:22:53

My Grandparents were William Cornett and Rhoda Sizemore of Hazard Ky
(Airport Gardens).I am looking for any information, pictures and
stories anyone would have. I have been told of some books,1.The
Combese Genealogy By Josiah H. Comb Published by Norris K. Combs in
1976, and another book A History and Genealogical Record of the
Allens-Begleys-Mays of Kentucky, The Descendants of John Allen From
1750 to the Present time, Compiled and Copyrighted by Jackson Allen
Begley, Cincinnati, Ohio 1949. My other Grandparents were Roscoe
Helton and Nettie Combs if any one could help me find out about these
people and were I can buy those to book's please let me know by
sending me your E-mail address or your P.O.Box and I'll get right
back to you. Thanks for all your help. Dorvan Helton E-Mail
mhelton@hotmail.com
Dorvan Palmer Helton Jr. (mhelton@hotmail.com)
Danville,West Virginia,  - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 18:12:24

I find the site very interesting. I was born in Perry County at
Leatherwood. I was delivered by the nursing service. I never lived in
Perry County but did spend time there with my grandparents, Phil and
Elizabeth Turner. Any relatives, please write. I am preparing my
family history on both the Turner and Collins side.
Elaine Hill (http://vemhill@aol)
Miami,FL,  - Sunday, September 06, 1998 at 11:31:56

I am from Richmond, Kentucky, but now live in Hazard with my
husband, Eli Boggs, Jr. (Sandy) and family. My daughter played on the
1997 Hazard Girls Basketball State Tournament Team. Her Grandmother,
Margaret Craft Boggs played on the 1930 Hazard Girls State Tournament
Team. I don't know who is responsible for the home page, but if you
would like names for the 1930 team, we can help you out. My father-in-
law is Dr. Eli Boggs, who delivered more than 10,000 babies in Hazard
(many were delivered at the old Mount Mary Hospital). Many of the
folks that have responded to the home page have mentioned that they
were born at Mount Mary. It would be interesting to know if you were
delivered by Dr. Boggs. Our son, Greg Boggs, plays football for
Hazard High School and Coach Maurice Dixon. Our daughter, Julie Anne,
is a Hazard Girls Varsity Cheerleader. Go Hazard!!! (and Madison
Central, my High School) Terri Clark Boggs
Terri Boggs (boggsfam@mis.net)
hazard, kentucky,  - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 20:41:37

I first came across this site several months ago and it has only
gotten better and better. It provides the ones of us who have moved
away a little piece of home and is a great resource depicting the
history of our hometown. I graduated from M. C. Napier in 1990, it
would be great to hear from any old friends.
Kevin Dunn (kdunn@gte.net)
Lexington, Ky,  - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 19:26:04

I love this site!! I just finished reading the comments in the guest
book and realize how much Hazard has changed over the years. I grew
up in Ary, KY...a few miles from Hazard, and attended M. C. Napier
H.S. I will never forget our "friendly" rivalry with Hazard High.
Those were definitely the good 'ol days!! I know live in Richmond,
but come "home" every time I get a chance. I recently cruised through
town on a Saturday night to see what it was like. There was no one
there...I guess the park has taken the place of Main Street! I am
hoping to make it home for the Black Gold Festival...it is always a
great place to see old friends. Thanks for a great page, I feel a
little closer to home!
Amy (amye22@hotmail.com)
Richmond,KY,  - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 18:47:26

My birthplace. Hurst-Snyder Hospital.
David A. Ritchie (http://www.artyboy@webtv.net)
Hazard, Kentucky,  - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 10:36:35

Very nice web page. I am hoping someone can help me. My gggrandfather
was Hiram Begley born 1823/24 in Kentucky. He married Mary Ann Norris
who was born in MO. They came across the plains in 1850 to El Dorado
CA. I am trying to find out who Hiram's father was. Hiram and Mary
Ann had the following children; Sarah Elizabeth,Dicey Ann, Granville
Henry, Olive Henrietta, Lucinda, Eliza, Jonathan and Hiram. Any
information would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou, Mary Sweet
Mary Sweet (marksw@cyberhighway.net)
Nampa,Idaho,  - Saturday, September 05, 1998 at 10:26:27

I was born in Leslie County. My mother was a Sizemore and my dad was
related to the Begley's that were in the school systems. I don't know
any of my ancestors on the Begley side.I know Finley Begley but as
far as knowing who my Grandparents were on my dad side of the family
I don't so if anyone out there knows any of my ancesters please email
me I would like to know some of them. My father was Alfred Begley and
my mother was Creola SiZemore. I know I have relatives here in Perry
county. so please contact me if you can help me. Thanks
Rose Anna Begley Williams (rawilliams@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Viper,  - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 20:57:42

i was born in allais in 1961 and attended walkertown elem. and
hazardhigh school i am employed by ky river medical supply as a
respiratory therpist i presently live in christopher i was listing to
the radio when i heard about the web site it is good to see things
from my past again
darryl wooton (http://dwooton@mikronet.com)
hazard,ky,  - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 18:21:51

To have found this site in the Kentucky Explorer was truly exciting.
I am Linda Stidham Willis and am from Lothair. I grew up in Algoma
coal camp and would love to hear from those who lived there during
the 50's and early 60's. I am back there every May for decoration
day. I would especially like to know about the Thomas family and
Salyers family. My address is Gmlwillis@aol.com.
Linda Stidham Willis (gmlwillis@aol.com)
St. Pete, Fl.,  - Friday, September 04, 1998 at 11:41:57

I grew up over on Ball Creek and attended MC Napier from '68 to '72,
and I STILL get excited when I come to Hazard (although I only live 3
hours away). When I was kid the high point of the week was to go "to
town" on Saturday. One of my fondest all-time memories is looking in
awe at all the comic books on the rack at Don's. Great job on the
site; I'd love to hear from anyone who attended MCN in the early
'70's. God bless and thanks for all your work!
John Graves (jgraves@3wave.com)
Bristol, VA,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 20:16:44

Great web page. I was saddened to see the obituary of VIRGIL WALTON
NAPIER--He was my 8th grade teacher at Leatherwood in the fall of
1964. He was a positive influence in many ways. Are there any
history/articles etc. concerning the Harveyton community? This was a
coal camp on First Creek where my g grandfather was local UMWA
President until he retired in 1944. Thanks for all your efforts!!
Milton E. Smith (SMITTY51@EARTHLINK.NET)
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 19:01:14

This is a really great page. I am hoping that some of my old friends
from high school (MC Napier & 1st year PCC) Will see this and write
me... I miss you all and would love to hear from you!!!
Becky Miller-Hamblin (Beckilynn_97@yahoo.com)
Hazard,Kentucky,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 18:51:00

Great pictures. Would like to hear from any of my kin: Reed,
Swafford, Allen, Law, Mitchell (Bell, Harlan, Clay, Knox)
Alexander L. Smith (buddy.smi@AOL.com)
Virginia Beach, Va,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 17:20:56

Found this web site in The Kentucky Explorer. just beginning to
explore, so far looks great. I was born and raised in Perry co. grew
up at Greenridge Mining Camp of Kadak . Thanks for the chance to
remember.
Luther Sturgill (Sturgillco@Aol.com)
Lincolntin,N.C.,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 17:09:25

Thanks for sharing great memories of Perry County. My husband,
Leslie Dale Begley and I were both born and raised in Perry County.
My husband retired from teaching in 1988 after 37 1/2 years of
teaching in Perry County. We still have family living in Hazard and
Perry County. Our children will really enjoy all the memories from
Hazard. A job well done!
Modeane Begley (http://mbegley@sun-spot.com)
Corbin, Kentucky,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 15:36:09

A friend from Hazard sent me this link. I have been gone for several
years now thanks to the military. I enjoy city life, but there are a
few things that I miss. This note is to the webmaster: I would love
to see a picture of the leaves changing. Not much beats the cool,
crisp air of Kentucky in the fall. I send this link to friends here
to show them my hometown. Thanks and congrats on such a professional
looking site.Give my site peek, and see our pics. It is under
reconstruction now, but please give it a look. Imjesagirl Melanie
Melanie 'Feltner' Whitaker (91bnco@concentric.net)
Tacomma, WA,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 13:10:46

I would have to agree with those who have signed the book.. Perry
County is a wonderful place to live.. I have been here for 22
years. It's good to know that we are moving with the times.. And to
see all the things that have been here and are now gone. But the
memories of those things will live forever....
Jennifer (jenpor@haz-uky.campus.net.com)
Combs, Ky,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 12:13:50

A resident of Hazard, Joe Goebel, told me about your web page. I am
impressed, this is the best page I have seen, and am making plans to
visit your town next summer. Pat yourself on your back, you did good.
Bob Lenz (boblo@grove.net)
Murphy, NC,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 12:13:21

A resident of Hazard, Joe Goebel, told me about your web page. I am
impressed, this is the best page I have seen, and am making plans to
visit your town next summer. Pat yourself on your back, you did good.
Bob Lenz (boblo@grove.net)
Murphy, NC,  - Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 12:09:17

I really, really, miss Don's, The Family, The Cinema, The Grand Vue,
Fouts Drug, Home Office Supply, and Christmas on Main Street!! I
guess I'm showing my age! Thanks for the memories! I'm glad you put
Hazard on the Web!
Anthony Grey (anthonyg@pop.mis.net)
Jeff, KY,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 20:15:52

The Webb site is great. It only proves what we have all have known
for years, Hazard is the greatest place and has simply the finest
people in the world. Thanks for such a good job.
B. J. Ewen (bjewen@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 15:59:49

I enjoyed your photos. My husbands family orginated from Perry Co.
KY. His decendants are from Grizzler Clinton Combs and Matilda Combs.
Are there any photos out there of any decendants of this line. You
have a good thing going. Keep up the good work.It would be nice to
have more historical pieces from yhe newspaper. Jessie Combs
Jessie Combs (jessie_combs@hotmail.com)
Dearing, GA,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 15:06:56

I loved the site. Great job great pictures and text.
Danny Rose (lanar@mis.net)
Hazard KY,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 14:56:39

Hello and thank you for the wonderful web page. I am not originally
from Hazard. I have lived here for 10 years and I now consider Hazard
my home. My kids, especially my son is very curious about his back
ground because he is the first Generation of our family to say that
"I grew up in Hazard". He is questioning my and his father's
background and I think this is wonderful for him to find this
information for future reference. I have also become an avid WILDCAT
fan. I never thought I would live in Kentucky. I now am very proud to
say I am a member of the "Hazard" family. When I first moved to
Hazard I was terrified because I thought I had moved to the "big
city", (I am from a very SMALL town)! Now that I see the changes in
our economy it really excites me to see what will be coming next to
our area. Again Thank you, Vickie
Vickie
Hazard, KY,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 10:51:26

It's nice to see pictures to help me realize what I have been told
about my home city for all of my life. Great job! Keep up the good
work!
Shaun
Hazard, Kentucky,  - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 08:59:54

Thank you for making this site. I have been away from Hazard only a
year and a half, but it seems like forever. I miss the mountains. I
grew up in Viper, only 30 min. from Hazard. This site reminds me of
home, and all the family I still have there. Again thank you.
Sandra Lynette Mash (Mashsl@aol.com)
Yelm, WA,  - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 20:09:33

Hazard Ky is a beautiful place and I have relatives there. Your web
page is just great. I am doing family genealogy and alot of my
information comes from Ky. My husband was born in Letcher Couny ,Ky .
I also take the Kentucky Explorer. I like Kentucky very much but
prefer to live in Fl. and take my vacations up there.
Betty Sturgill (Mamaw3x@aol.com)
Christmas,Fl ,  - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 20:01:02

Good job, very interesting.
Ray and Clara Dunnington (dunraymo@internetpro.net)
Rainbow City, Alabama,  - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 19:46:26

I am glad you have this well done PAGE. I came to Hazard in 1947 to
help install radio station WKIC. I worked with the original staff
Fred Bullard, Dick Goodlett & Charles Metcalf. Not long after we went
on the air I met String Sparkman and we have been friends ever since.
While in Hazard I met and married Betty Rogers. After this we moved
to Atlanta, Ga. where I worked for WAGA-TV. I have good memories of
HAZARD and especially the card games. On one side would be string &
me with our wives on the other side. I still wonder why the women
always won Gene
Eugene S (Gene) Adams (gene.adams@worldnet.att.net)
Decatur,Ga,  - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 13:05:20

I found the Hazard web site in this month's edition of The Ky
Explorer. I really enjoyed the pictures and other information. I was
born at Busy, Ky and we lived at Hardburley before moving to
Leatherwood in 1947. My Dad worked for the Blue Diamond Coal Co.
until they shut down in 1964 and busted the union. I have just
recently completed a book entitled "THE BLUE DIAMOND STORY" which
contains approximately 200 pictures as well as humorous and sad
stories contributed by 38 of the families who lived there, my family
is also included. I retired June 30, 1998 from the Ky Teacher
Retirement System and now live at 9902 Fairmount Road, Louisville, Ky
40291. Phone # (502) 231-0552.
Jimmy L. Couch (pcouch@iglou.com)
Louisville, Ky  - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 08:15:46

This is a really nice web site.My father is from Hazard and we still
visit from time to time.I still have relatives there and like to
visit when I can.
Sharon Cay Feltner Marshall (marshall@fuse.net)
Cincinnati,Ohio,  - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 21:53:49

Hey, my radio alarm went off this morning and I heard this site
advertised so I deceided to check it out! To my surprise, I found
that this site was a very good one. It has a very good informative
history about Hazard and it is set up really nice. I am a senior at
Perry County Central High School and I would like to say keep up the
good work!
Nanci J. Shelden (sketch19@hotmail.com)
Ary, KY,  - Monday, August 31, 1998 at 15:55:57

I visited this site and now I wish Somerset, Kentucky had something
like it! Very, very nice.
Jim Sewell (jsewell@edm.net)
Somerset, KY,  - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 21:49:47

Hi, just found this site, it is great, I used to live in Hazard "on
Lost Creek" when I was around 7 years I think, went to Lost Creek
Elementary School for awhile, I am the GreatGrandson of Hula Bowling
of Lost Creek, the Grandson of Lula Bowling Collins and Jim Collins
of Hyden, have many relatives in Perry County on Grandmothers side
but never keep in touch with them hardly, hope that maybe some of
them may see this, if so, Hello.... lol... If anyone know's me then
please email me.... Later: Jackie
Jackie Collins (lovins@kih.net)
Kentucky,  - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 20:54:45

Wonderful site! I've never lived in Hazard but since my great-
grandfather was a Combs and my great-grandmother was a Cornett I
definitely have roots there! Does anyone know anything about Robert
C. "Red Bob" Combs? He was either a sheriff or policeman in Perry
County sometime in the early 1900's. My great-grandmother, Sn
Cornett Combs, died about 1910 and Red Bob married a lady named Lucy.
I would love any information you have.
Rita Maggard (rmaggard@sun-spot.com)
London KY,  - Sunday, August 30, 1998 at 12:12:06

Great Web Page. I have lived In Hazard all my life. 31 years old
now. Born In the old Hazard Hospital and raised at Avawam Ky.
Kathy & Eldon Wall Jr (cool@tgtel.com)
KY,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 22:27:48

Great site. I only visited Hazard once. I played football for Boyd
County and we played at Hazard in 1971. It was a nasty rainy night,
but it sure was fun. We "let" Hazard win, 16-8, because it was their
Home Coming.
Jim Sewell (jsewell@edm.net)
El Toro, CA,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 22:22:11

Sensational page. Would like to link your page to mine if you give
permission. Think we can really help each other. My page is on the
KYGENWEB Network that reaches all over the world. Thanks, I really
think your page is tops. Please let me know about the link. Good
Luck. JPD
J.P. DOWNARD (ab4rx@iglou.com)
Louisville, KY,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 17:35:57

We enjoyed this web page very much,it was very interesting to us, we
are not from here. We moved here from Texas in August of 89. You all
did a very good job! We heard alot of stoies from Don and Paulina
Duff about the good old days. We enjoyed every story Don could tell.
Don would have loved these pictures. I'm going to try to get Paulina
up here to see it. I will spread the word around here to let people
know about this web page. Larry heard it on a radio station he was
listening to this afternoon. Thanks again!
Larry and Marie Clay (lclay@kih.net)
Chavies,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 17:07:02

Hello Perry Co., My wife Janet and I are proud to be from Hazard.
Tim Smith gave me this web address, you did a really great job in
constructing it. The scenes really got my emotions flowing, I really
miss living, and growing up in Hazard/Walkertown. Once again "Great
Job"
John E. Noble (JENoble888@aol.com)
Knoxville,TN.,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 13:32:10

Hazard rules!!! I was raised a Carr Creek Indian, but was easily
converted when son and daughter became bulldogs.(see photo 1997 STATE
CHAMPS Hazard Lady Bulldogs). Great web site, keep up the good work.
Rick Steele (rsteele@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
HAZARD, KY,  - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 12:55:37

Yes, Hazard is a place I could call home! Looking forward to it.
Excellent work!
Sna kaye Lein (snalein@yahoo.com)
to be Hazard, KY,  - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 22:25:36

My grandfather, Shelby Ward, was born in Perry County in 1899. The
family moved to Laurel County in the 1920's. Judges Sam Ward and Don
Ward were some of my Perry County cousins. I am a direct descendant
of Nicholas "Danger Nick" Combs, also. I have lots of Perry County
roots and absolutely LOVE Hazard/Perry County. I worked in Hazard for
several months and my husband used to haul coal in Perry County.
Melva Boggs Pearce (mkpearce@kih.net)
London, KY,  - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 18:31:23

Hello, I was born in Hazard in 1974 and lived there for 18 years.
Its a great town to live in and this is a great page. I would like to
thank the makers of this page for making it availible on the web. I
am now working on my Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of
South Florida. I would like to thank the excellent staff of Hazard
High School for the outstanding education I recieved there, without
which I would not be where I am today. Thank you. I love this town.
Terry Campbell (tcampbe2@chuma.cas.usf.edu)
Tampa, Fl,  - Thursday, August 27, 1998 at 13:33:38

Lived in Perry,Co. for thirty one years. My father was Henry Clay
Grace, mother was Nancy Spurlock Grace. Perry County will always be
home to me. This is the best page on the net. Love the pictures.
Zelma (Grace) Presley (zpresley@webtv.net)
Paris,Tn.,  - Tuesday, August 25, 1998 at 19:55:51

I was born and raised in Hazard. I have a daughter who is a senior
at Hazard High School. There is no place like Hazard.
Vicki Sammons (dee@pop.tgtel.com)
Hazard,Ky.,  - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 17:12:55

I found this site and was excited about it. its great! my father
grew up in hazard when he was a boy his father was LEVIE COUCH not
much is known about my roots but any information would be appreciated
my uncle also lived there his name was pearl couch
billy ray couch (oopy@mindspring .com)
buford georgia,  - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 12:53:45

Hello everyone from Hazard, Kentucky! I was born December 17, 1943
in the Hurst-Snyder Hospital in Hazard, my Mother being from the area
(born in Quicksand!). My Mother's parents lived in Hazard, Jeff, and
Breathitt County about all their lives. I have an Aunt and Uncle who
still live in Walkertown; their children all live around the Hazard
are, as do their grandchildren. I grew up in Connersville, Indiana
and as a youngster in the '50's, we would try to visit my
grandparents every summer, but it did not always work out. The last
place they lived while they were both still alive was Dwarf. I was
about 16 when we visited them in 1960, and '61. My Aunt was always
intorducing me to the local girls with whom I had a great time! I
also played guitar with one of the local boys there, I believe his
name was George Washington Combs, but I could be wrong. Aftter my
grandmother died in 1961, and I graduated from Emmerich Manual
Trainiing High School in 1962 in Indianapolis, I had to begin a life
of my own and very rarely got to return to visit. The last time I saw
my Aunt and Uncle was about 1985. I really need to get over and see
them, adn bring my guitar and play a little music for them. There are
numerous landmarks I remember vividly, such as the Goose in
Walkertown, the LaCitadel, adn of course, old highway 15 with it's
many switchbacks. This gave way to the new mountain parkway in the
60's, and coupled with the interstate highway system, cut the travel
time from Indy to hazard to about 5 hours from 12! I went to school
with two girls in Indianapolis who were from Rowdy; one was named
Mary (the younger of the two by about a year), the other was Faye. I
believe their last names were Gwinn, or something similar. If anyone
in the Hazard area wishes to contact me, please feel free to do so. I
also have a Mirabilis ICQ number available for chat. It is: 6494661.
If anyone wants to set up Mirabilis on their PC, leet me know, it is
a free service, and I can send them a download over the 'net. I look
forward to hearing from anyone living in Hazard, or past residents.
Good day to all! Larry Harrison
Larry Harrison (larryh@voy.net)
Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee,  - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 20:59:43

My Birth Place.
David A. Ritchie (www.artyboy.webtv.net)
Hazard,kY.,  - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 19:02:47

Excellent site! I grew up in Hazard, learned most of lifes lessons
growing up in Walkertown/Wabaco/Allais. Wouldn't trade it for the
world. Loved the pictures. After being in the Army for 8 years and
spending 5 years overseas its nice to have a site about home.....
Ben Davidson (AllaisHome@aol.com)
Lawton, OK,  - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 09:22:40

Really appreciate the web site. I was born in this little town and
went to Hazard Hi. Does anyone have any pictures of BLACK GOLD HILL
or maybe ALGOMA CAMP? This is my old stamping ground, Iam proud to say.
Bob Danner (bobbyd@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Hazard, Kentucky,  - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 19:04:27

what a get afternoon ive had...reading, printing old
pix,laughing,and even a few tears. i grew up in vicco in the 50s, the
picture of martins dept store brought back very special
memories..would love to see some pixs of the vicco grade school.( i
have a copy of the vicco church of god sunday school in 1951 if
anyone would like to see it)great work!
judy miles chambers (scrtchback@aol.com)
st. mtn. ga,  - Saturday, August 08, 1998 at 13:23:03

Excellent website! Boy, does it bring back memories. Even though I
didn't move to Hazard until the early/mid 60s, I have such wonderful
memories......my fondest being of the old Hazard High. I remember
crisp winter mornings walking from Poplar Street to school and
opening those front doors on the high school....and yes, you could
usually see the smoke from the coal burned to heat that wonderful old
building....but you always knew that when you walked into the
building, smoky or not, that the warmth of those who had walked
before you would envelope you and keep you warm and safe. Many thanks
to the webmasters of this site for the chance to peek back into
history and recapture, if only momentarily, that feeling of warmth
stirred up in me of my memories of Hazard. Doug Odom Class of 1975
Douglas Odom (ncbear@vnet.net)
Winston-Salem, NC,  - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 17:48:35

Hey! I am glad to have stumbled onto this page. It is good to see a
piece of home on the web!
Shawn Reynolds (shawn@art-x.com)
Lexington, KY,  - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 09:50:06

It was incredible to "accidentally" find this site as I was cruising
the web. The first thing that captured my attention was the picture
of "Mount Mary Hospital" since I was born there in 1957. I share the
sentiments of Connie Sizemore, I had never seen it before and it was
impressive. All the comments struck close to home. Yes, I even
remember the M. C. Napier-Hazard games of the early '70's. I am a
Navajo. Yes, Denny was my hero too and I am glad to hear that he can
still shoot at will. Go Denny!! Unfortunately, I no longer live in
Hazard (specifically, Tribbey) since I have been in the Army for the
last 20 years, but I will always be a Wildcat!! I get home as often
as I can, but it is still great to see this website. You guys have
done an incredible job. Congratulations! It's nice to see the
pictures of the old town as it used to be. Thanks!!
Vaughda Wooten (naquin@alishaw.ucsb.edu)
Santa Barbara, CA,  - Friday, July 31, 1998 at 15:20:52

HI! This is a wonderful page, I loved ever page. I wasn't born until
1972, so I never got to see the wonderful years of Hazard. I wish
Hazard was now what it was then. My father is Boyd Baker he worked
for the Hazard School sytem for many years and is a great man. He is
now the father of 6 girls. I would like to ask if anyone who new my
brother Darrell Wayne Baker to please let me know. I don't know much
about my brother and haven't seen him since I was a baby. If you knew
him give me a yell please. And keep up the great work on the page.
Vickie Baker Sargent (ashleys@mis.net)
Hazard, Ky,  - Tuesday, July 28, 1998 at 20:43:11

I am 19 years old and from Hazard. I joined the United States Navy a
year and a half ago. I get home sick here and there. I'm glad you
guys put this page on the web. Thanx,,,,, Kevin Morris.
Kevin Morris (Kevitucus@hotmail.com)
Portsmouth, VA,  - Friday, July 24, 1998 at 15:07:58

WHAT A MAJOR SURPRISE TO FIND THIS SITE AS I WAS JUST LOOKING AROUND
THIS EVENING. VERY HARD TO GET BACK TO VISIT THE OLD PLACE AND WHEN I
DID WHAT A SURPRISE TO SEE THE GROWTH. SEEING ALL OF THIS MADE ME
REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH THAT I HAD AGED, IT WAS REALLY A SHOCKER.. NICE
JOB ON THE PAGE AND WILL LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING ON A REGULAR BASIS
TO SEE IF ANY OLD MEMORIES JUST HAPPEN TO POP UP. LOOKING FORWARD TO
HEARING FROM ANYONE.
HUGH M. PARKE (HPARKE2685@AOL.COM)
REVERE,MA,  - Friday, July 17, 1998 at 16:51:29

Just a note to say "What a great web site" My home town of
Hazard!!!!! I have seen most of the pictures presented but in this
context it really "hits home" Moved from Hazard in 1954 with my
parents and brothers Dudley and Forrest to Naples FL but we all have
always called Hazard home. Congratulations on a superb presentation
to the world....
Richard Goodlette Jr. (rgoodlet@union-tel.com)
Saratoga, WY,  - Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 18:52:10

Nice job, it was amazing to see the flood pictures. I hope that you
can add information about Hazard families for those folks who try to
do a bit of genealogy. I am the granddaughter of Rev. Oscar (and wife
Laura) Kincaid,daughter of Reece Kincaid. Would love to hear from
anyone with family news. Like a lot of families, ours was scattered
after ww2. Sincerely, Sharon
Sharon Kincaid Wininger (wininger@a-o.com)
Horse Shoe,NC,  - Monday, July 13, 1998 at 10:31:43

It is good to see pictures of my old home. It brought back memories
that made me cry. Are there any festivals scheduled for this fall?.
GO KATS
Jenny Akers Napier Ramsey (rayramsey@mindspring)
Macon, Georgia,  - Friday, July 10, 1998 at 13:32:35

A TREAT TO READ AND THE PICTURES ARE GREAT
Tommy Danner (TandL Bass)
Orlando, FL  - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 18:31:33

I was searching for info for my project about newspaper in the
1940s. I found this website by chance and it is very useful. It shows
how the papers in the past look like. It's a big help for my project.
I juz wanna say thank you to all the staff that put up this page.
Kittipot (kittipot@mbox4.singnet.com.sg)
Hougang, Singapore - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 11:35:37

I am searching for Kentucky ancestors. My greatgrand-mother , Ann
Harmon Long, was supposed to be living in Hazard about 1920. She was
my dad's mother. Most of my mother's people lived around Mayking and
Whitesburg. She was an Adams and lived on Cram Creek. I have a lot of
information on her family, but little to none on the Long and Harmon
familys. Thanks, Gary
Gary Lee Bower (gbower@aye.net)

Jeffersonville, IN,  - Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 13:24:36

I have lived in this area all of my life and fondly remember the
Grand View Drive-In,the tuna fish sandwich at Don's the shrimp box at
Baily's and buying all my toys at the T. G.&Y on Main Street -The only
place to be. I think what I remember the most is being dragged to
Memorial Gym to watching those classic M. C. Napier-Hazard basketball
games in the early seventy's and most of all watching my Uncle Denny
Fugate score at will. Didn't really appreciate it then-but Isure do
now. and by the way he can still score at will.
jdmiller
rowdy,ky,  - Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 08:38:18

I was looking through the photos of Hazard from the early days while
searching my family tree. I saw the question about the town of Dalna.
I don't know the location, but I do know it existed. My mother, Edith
Francis, had a sister named Dalna. My grandfather, Huram Francis, had
been riding the train and saw the town named Dalna along his journey.
When my aunt was born, that's what he suggested naming her. My roots
are in Carr Creek and Martin, but I've been through Hazard on my trips.
Anne Hume (AHgrace@webtv.net)
Stanton, CA,  - Saturday, July 04, 1998 at 12:15:08

Planning a trip back home this September, surfing the net for motels
in the Hazard area and found this great Home Page. Pictures of Hazard
from the 1950/1960 sure bring back some wonderful memories of my
childhood in Hazard and Hardburley. Thanks again for this wonderful
trip down memory lane, see some of you folks in September.
Charles (Sibo) DeLaney (lammbl@mindspring.com)
Raleigh, NC,  - Saturday, July 04, 1998 at 07:47:12

I love your site. My mother is anxious to see it. Her mother grew up
in Hazard. My great-grandfather Scott Combs died in 1927 under
mysterious circumstances and I would love to get any info or a
newspaper clipping from Sept. of that year.
Kelly Sexton (allarave@aol.com)
Xenia, OH,  - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 15:39:02

I moved to Hazard in 1979 from the Corbin, Ky area. I lived there
for ten years. I worked at the Peoples Bank & Trust Co. for over nine
years. My children and grandchildren live in Hazard. I will always
feel as if Hazard is my hometown. Living in TN I am a VOL fan, except
for when they play the Wildcats. My husband, a designer for an
engineering firm, designed me a shirt to wear to the TN/KY ball
games. It has the outline of the State of KY and the outline of the
State of TN and in the middle it says TENNETUCKY. I made earrings
with UK on one and UT on the other. When the Cats came out on the
floor I found my blood runs more blue than orange!!!I want to say
that some of the most wonderful people in the world live in Hazard &
a lot of them work at the Peoples Bank & Trust! If you don't bank
there you are really missing out on dealing with wonderful people! I
really enjoy this site! I would enjoy hearing from my old friends!
Judy Johnson Sullivan (gprus@aol.com)
maryville, tn ,  - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 16:52:20

I grew up in the Hazard area, particularly Little Leatherwood,
Kentucky. I went to Dilce Combs Mem. High and graduated in '77. I am
a misplaced hillbilly so the web site is a Godsend. My family still
lives in that area. My mom in particular is very interested in these
pics. I made copies and sent them to her. She was very pleased to see
the old Hazard as she remembered it. It is sad to see what it has
become in comparison to the booming town that it once was. Thanks so
much for all your efforts. Sincerely, Jo Ann Combs-Kalla
Jo Ann Combs-Kalla (awsu@primenet.com)
Phoenix, Arizona,  - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 11:24:13

Have lived in Hazard all my life, except for service time and
college. I really like this web site and look forward to more of the
same. Since I own a business in downtown , the Broke Spoke Lounge, in
the old Johnson bldg., I do take quite an interest in these
pictures, having also went through the floods along with everyone
else. Keep up the good work.
Don Haley
Hazard, Ky. ,  - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 21:36:42

I Was just sitting at work surfing the net and stumbled across this
website. I recognized a few of the names and decided to write. It was
nice seeing some of the old photos and newspaper clippings from
Hazard and Perry County. Keep up the good work.
Johnny L. McIntyre (SJM1033@aol.com)
Lexington, Ky.,  - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 12:25:23

It's nice to see a piece of home on the Web. Great site!!!
Brian Baker (brian@art-x.com)
Lexington, KY,  - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 20:04:53

My hometown is hazard, ky. Actually lived on the middle fork of
Masons creek near viper, ky, but moved away quite a few years ago,
but still have relation and friens living there, so hope that I may
be able to find someone I know or maybe find out about the ole home
town.
willie h sloane (pgsloane@aol.com)
ocoee, fl,  - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 20:01:38

I think it would be very interesting to know something about the
people that spend their time keeping up the Hazard home page.
example: name-school attended-how this page got started and any other
information you may be willing to share. Thanks, Fred
Fred Hensley (a0001889@airmail.net)
Fort Worth, Texas,  - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 10:32:48

I lived in Hazard in the Late 30s and early 40S and still have
relatives that live there. My first cousin Bob Muncy has lived there
his entire life,he has owned a service station there for many years.
If you happen to see him tell that Fred said hello. Thanks for
sharing your home page,I really enjoyed it. Fred
Fred Hensley (a0001889@airmail.net)
Fort Worth, Texas,  - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 23:46:05

I was born in Hazard 41 years ago in MOUNT MARY HOSPITAL and I never
even knew what it looked like until I saw a picture here. Thanks so
much you'll never know how much I appreciate it.
Connie Sizemore Cole (simpy@ccrtc.com)
greencastle, in,  - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 16:13:24

I found your page through a friends page. I would like to commend
you on a job well done. I have been thinking of doing a current web
page for the City of Hazard as well as The county. I will link your
page from mine (listed above). It contains information about Hazard
Fire Dept.
Paul Gabbard (pwg2@hotmail.com)
Hazard, ky,  - Saturday, May 23, 1998 at 02:56:45

Thank you for this wonderful website. I was born in Hazard in 1946
at Mount Mary hospital. I was raised in Ohio , but spent every summer
with my wonderful grandparents, which are now deceased [Van and Ethel
Johnson] They lived in Hardburly, Groundhog holler to be precise. It
brought back wonderful memories. I live in Florida , still miss
Kentucky.
Sandra Philhower (SPHILHOWER@worldnet.att.net)
New Port Richey, FL.,  - Friday, May 22, 1998 at 17:31:51

I have enjoyed the Hazard, Perry Co. Page very much. My parents
lived in Hazard in the 1930's and my two older brothers were born
there. My Dad and Uncle worked for the power company in Letcher &
Perry County. My parents (Albert & Essie Combs Fitzpatrick) are now
deceased but I know they would have enjoyed looking at this web site.
Larry Fitzpatrick (fitzpal@hotmail.com)
Inez, Ky (Martin Co.),  - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 12:35:31

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the people who
created and maintain this web site. This could serve as a benchnark
for others who wish to exhibit a pictorial history of a place in
chronological sequence. Thanks for an outstanding job. Sterling
Thompson. Born, grew up, went to school in Hazard. Now living in
Albany, Georgia.
Sterling Thompson (thom@isoa.net)
Albany, Georgia,  - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 08:24:53

Fascinating page. I used to live in Hazard about eight years ago,
managed the REVCO Drug Store out on the parkway across from the
hospital. Also DJ'd on WYZQ and before all that, worked on Main as
assistant manager at the old TG&Y dime store. Quite a trip down
memory lane. Thanks, ] and best regards.
Walt Hicks (hixxville@yahoo.com)
Stuart, FL,  - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 18:45:08

Nice to see progress continuing in Hazard! Best wishes.
Lisa Mee (meeplhte@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Hazard, KY.,  - Friday, May 15, 1998 at 10:10:30

I think that Hazard ,Perry County is the coolest place ever.
michael smith (piano@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, May 14, 1998 at 15:01:44

I'd just like to comment on what a nice place Hazard, Ky is.
Curtis Allen Morris
Tekonsha,Mi,  - Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at 19:47:22

Perry co. and Hazard will always be my home. I lived in Airport
Gardens. It is great to see a little of home.
Fedonna (gray@zeus.chapel1.com)
ky,  - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 05:15:06

Great page. I have lived in Hazard since I was 14. I am now the head
football coach at hazard high. We have a good program that is
supported by our community. I want to thank the Big Dipper for
bringing this page to my attention. He has done so much for the
children of Eastern Kentucky. I would also like to say hello to my
uncle from California who I see has visited this page and left great
comments. I am proud to be from Hazard, Kentucky. Great page!
Maurice Dixon (modix@yahoo.com)
Hazard, Kentucky,  - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 13:20:30

Hello, just visiting your site again, glad to see additional photos.
I recently visited home and may have some photos you may share with
others. I plan to scan them soon. I will send to you at a later time.
Again thanks it is great to touch home this way.
Donald Q. Combs (DonaldCombs@prodigy.net)
Greenville,SC,  - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 07:21:55

Great site fellows I am from Hazard and I love seeing the photos of
the good ole days. I just read some of the old articles in the
newspaper section, Great History...Thanks Again
Scott N (snapier@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Hazard Ky.,  - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 17:42:32

I lived in Hazard until 1965. My Dad was instrumental in Little
League baseball in Hazard. It sure was fun being a young boy in
Hazard. I have many great memories of hazard and Lothair.
Bill Craft (crafty1054@aol.com)
Apex NC, ,  - Friday, May 08, 1998 at 09:01:23

Thank you for this page. Being one that grew up in Hazard in the
"good old days" the pictures and clippings bring back a lot of
memories, good ones. Hazard was a very special place at that time and
I just wish that todays youth could know what it was really like back
in those days. Once again thank you so much for keeping "MY HOME TOWN
MEMORIES ALIVE"...
Richard "BigDipper" Blount (bigdip@mis.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 17:31:50

I STARTED MY BROADCAST CAREER AT WKIC "VOICE OF THE HAZARD
COALFIELDS AND MUST TELL YOU YOUR SITE BROUGHT BACK MANY WONDERFUL
MEMORIES OF PEOPLE LIKE "STRING SPARKMAN", DICK GOODLETTE, CHARLIE
METCALF AND THE VERY TALENTED "GEORGE DAVIS THE SINGING MINER" AND
HIS SON. MY GIRL PAL AT THAT TIME WAS NORMA VERMILLION OF TRIBBEY. A
VERY POLISHED AND PRO WEB SITE. CONGRATULATIONS.
ROD WILLIAMS (snoot@fuse.net)
burlington kentucky,  - Saturday, May 02, 1998 at 13:59:27

Hazard High 1972. Thanks for being here. I have been in Florida for
twenty years, but I still miss the mountains. I come "home" every
chance I get.
Randy Whitaker (yfmz98a@prodigy.com)
Ft Wal Bch FL,  - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 21:47:35

Thanks for a glimpse of yesteryear - well done.
A. H. Barr (AndyB) (andyb@ironbarr.com)
 - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 19:32:51

I was so pleased that you posted this web site! It was great to go
there and view some pictures of home, (kinda). Wow this was a find. I
wonder if Leslie County has a site! Harold
Harold Day (harold.day@mci.com)
Texas,  - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 07:31:25

It's always interesting to see old pictures of the town in which you
live. I've seen the ones at WSGS many times and am amazed at the
various new details I locate each time I visit. I would suggest that
those interested in Hazard's history visit WSGS and the Perry County
museum for additional photos. Thank for posting these pieces of our
history.
Steve Henthorn (mug@mis.net)
Hazard, Ky.,  - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 03:05:17

First off I would like to say THANK YOU for your pictures they are a
welcome sight to me. I have been to Hazard to many times to count. I
am not from Hazard but from PIKEVILLE up in PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY. I
must say that your pictures strike a wonderful chord in my heart. I
have traveled the world and there is no place like EASTERN KENTUCKY.
To quote the late singer JOHN DENVER " Almost HEAVEN West Virginia."
that is true, but all he had to do was cross over in to EASTERN
KENTUCKY and then he would have found HEAVEN. Once I would like to
say thank you for your pictures. Jeffery Chaffins
hillbilly@apollotrust.com
Jeffery Chaffins (hillbilly@apollotrust.com)
Vandergrift, Pa.,  - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 18:59:01

I have really enjoyed your site and photos...Even though I live in
Hazard I have never seen any historic photos of the town..
Jerry Pierson (jerryl@haz-uky.campus.mci.net)
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 05:16:44

I have enjoyed the pictures of Hazard, especially since I am from
Hazard. My Dad and I reviewed almost every picture. Thanks for the
site.
Kevin Vermillion (kxv@bigfoot.com)
Carrollton, TX,  - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 15:38:56

Hello, I like your site - plenty of information and no "bells and
whistles" I remember Tom Paxton singing a song about the "High
Sherrif of Hazard". Is this the Hazard in question? Best wishes from
West Wales.
Jeremy Clulow (jeremy@webswonder.co.uk)
Wales, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 10:33:18

Good Morning!!! My name is John Howard, I wanted to thank you for
the time and effort to put up the web site. The web is a terrific
tool for recording and publicizing history. I have a goal of putting
one up for my family. It would be for communicating, recording
history, and memoralizing our relatives that have passed on. I don't
know when, but someday! I was raised in Harlan County (Coldiron/Dixie
Town) and attended school at Wallins Creek High. I graduated in 1962
and retired from the Navy in 1989. I now live in the Los Angeles
area. All my family is still in Kentucky, a sister in Ashland,
another (and mother) in Richmond. My nephew is the football coach at
Hazard High. With our evershrinking world, I was happy to discover
your site. Do you know of any for Harlan County? Again, thanks for
the time and effort. John R. Howard
John and Betty Howard (john_bettyhoward@email.msn.com)
Los Angeles, CA,  - Sunday, April 19, 1998

Hi, Many, many thanks for the information you sent about Hazard. It
is perfect. I may make a separate page for the history and just have
a link on the Hazard page to it. We appreciate the time and effort
you took to help improve the Hazard page. It should be up within a
week or so. Ron & Karen Snow Key to the City
Ron & Karen Snow (rksnow@pe.net)
Key to the City,  - Sunday, April 19, 1998 

I'm orginial from Coxton (Harlan Co.) KY I went to Evarts HI School,
Very interesting Web-Site!!
Jim Abt (kania@inficad.com)
Phoenix, AZ,  - Tuesday, April 14, 1998

thanks for posting that info. From Perry County myself. Graduate of
Dilce Combs class of 69. Don
Don (donbert52@aol.com)
 - Thursday, April 02, 1998 

I graduated from hazard high in '59, found the photo's interesting
but had seen some of them as postcards in don's resturant rack
several years ago. you kids should have grown up in the 50's time
frame and experienced the real, hazard, eastern kentucky
ann davis (atravis@apex.net)
benton,ky,  - Saturday, March 21, 1998

 


 

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