Guest Book Archive
January 24, 2000 - March 30, 2000

Hi, How is Hazard? My husband and I visit this site often to see if anyone we have lost contact with is on it. God Bless.
Delora Lucas Reed <
Topeka, Indiana, - Thursday, March 30, 2000

I have gotten in touch with one old friend, Donna McIntyre and a cousin, Sam Clay, that I had not seen in years. This is a great site. Thanks. My family has lived in Jeff for over 38 years. My Dad ran Statzer's Electric Shop until his passing in October. I have not lived there in over 20 but go home to visit as often as I can. It will always be home.
Sharon Statzer Gibson <
Fairfax, VA, USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say hi and see if anyone is out there that I knew from Hazard. Is anyone in Atlanta? Well, write me sometime if you are out there.
Sean Bishop <
Atlanta, GA, USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000

Hello! My name is Tommy Newberry. I was born in Hazard and raised in Christopher. I have lived in Hampton ,Va on the East Coast for the last 46 years. I retired from Newport News Shipbuilding in Aug., 1995 with 36 years of service. My father and mother are Raymond (Pat) and Sylvia Lawson Newberry. I married Glenda Snider from Senatobia, MS. What a wonderful site! If anyone remembers me, write me. I attended Dilce Combs High. Tommy Newberry 03-30-00
Tommy R. Newberry <
Hampton, VA, US - Thursday, March 30, 2000

Looking for anyone who graduated from M.C. Napier in 1990.
Etta Everidge Draughn <
Hazard, Ky - Thursday, March 30, 2000

My father grew up in Wooten, Kentucky. He would like to know if anyone out there has a photograph of the Wooten School between the 1930's and 1950's. Any help would be appreciated.
Meranda Bates <
Lexington, KY, USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000

Hello everyone. I would like to say I am so sorry for the passing of two great men who will be missed very much. Tommy Kelly and Joe Begley. These men are truly angels and who I will personally miss a lot. Both wives of these men are sweethearts and are the backbones of these men I am sure. I will truly miss these great souls but I am sure God has a smile on his face listening to them tell their stories to others. God bless the family members of the Kelly family and the Begley family I know these wonderful men will be missed deeply. Thank You.
Sharon Neace Morris <
Lost Creek, KY - Thursday, March 30, 2000

Searching for info on my grandparents and father. Grandfather was Henry Chaney. Married Elizabeth Hatfield, One son Allard Chaney, Attended school in Hazard 1924 thru 1926. Have not had luck on family search, any info is appreciated.
Larry Pennington <
Platteville, WI., USA - Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Signed this guest book several years ago......Just can't believe it has grown so. What a great site !!!!!!
Richard Goodlette <
Saratoga, WY - Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Hello everyone back in Hazard. I just wanted to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS! to Dusty Chaney. I just heard about the new addition to the family. Although, it does freak me out a little when people I graduated with have kids. Hope to get back for a visit soon.
Lori Luttrell Perry <
Austin, Texas - Wednesday, March 29, 2000

I love to read this guest book. You never know who might show up. My dad is from Hazard (Burl Everage). I try to visit every summer.
Aliene Hamm <
Memphis, IN - Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Hi Hazard. Can anyone help me find the Strong Family from Haddix Ky?
Nancy Strong <
Columbus, Ohio, USA - Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Hello Hazard, I have found this Guest Book to be a great way to find people/relations. Just in the past few weeks I have found that I have relatives all over the USA that I never knew and I am now getting e-mail from them and learning about my kinfolks. This is a great service and I hope it keeps going. I would like to hear from anyone knowing Harold Osborn, son of Jack Osborn & Ruby (Cole) Osborn. Grand son of Jim & Pearle Cole of Blue Grass Hollow. I think he works for the Highway Dept. around Hazard somewhere. Please respond to (
Roy Everett Couch <
Ann Arbor, MI, Washtenaw Co. - Tuesday, March 28, 2000

I was just wondering if there were any old friends out there who may come across this message. I would love to hear from anyone that may remember me. I graduated from Hazard in 92, and was just curious as to the whereabouts of any friends. Please drop me few lines when you get the chance. Hope to hear from anyone out there.
Kevin Dunn <
Lexington, KY, - Tuesday, March 28, 2000

we would like to give a yell out to all the freaks out there. Holler if you hear us.
James Jewell (Bigun) <
Hazard, KY., - Tuesday, March 28, 2000

18 years old born and raised in walkertown. i want to give shout out to my boys u know who u are. WTB
brian duff <
hazard, ky, u.s.a - Monday, March 27, 2000

I really enjoyed this website. We moved from Hazard 5 years ago but my heart will always be there. My mom's name was Zola Warren and I was born in Hazard and attended Hazard High School; graduated in 1965. I love and miss the mountains and most of all the good and kind people there and my church - New Hope Church. This is a great website and brought back so many memories. thanks betty cornett
Betty [Warren] Cornett <
Richmond Ky, Madison Co. - Monday, March 27, 2000

This is a wonderful site that brings back some great memories.
Ford B. Cornett <
Bartlett, TN, Shelby Co. - Sunday, March 26, 2000

My great-great grandmother was Dicie Jones whom Dice, KY is named after. My grandfather was Taylor Barnett of Hazard and my grandmother was Bessie Jones-Barnett also of Hazard. Am looking for relatives and information on both the Barnetts and the Jones families.
Lori Ginn <
Hinesville, Ga, - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Hello Hazard, Great website, I really enjoyed the photos. I plan on visiting Hazard soon. Would love to hear from the Bingham boys. By the way if your ever in Puerto Vallarta, stop in for a drink with me.
Eddie Sizemore <
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Hey Hazard, What's up? I graduated Perry Co. Central in 1996 and lived in Jeff. I was raised in Knott Co. but my family is in both counties so I know pretty much everyone in that part of the country. If anyone remembers me or had any type of encounter with me please give me a email. I am currently at Ft. Hood, TX. in the Army with nine months left in my tour. I'm not sure whether or not I will be back home right away but I am always visiting so I will be sure to look you up. Outside of Kentucky (not downgrading home or anything) the world is the limit. I miss everyone at home and hope to see you soon, love you all and God Bless!
FT. HOOD, TX, USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Would like any information on William Goodloe Combs or Eunice Golda Lowe Combs (Pike County) or Ruthloe Combs Ravencraft, Clara Hoskins Cottengim Turner, William Hoskins or Sue Combs White.
Patricia Ravencraft Crockett <
Covington, Ky., USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Hi, I'm Pinky. I graduated from Dilce Combs 1960. Nice to hear from some people who still love the mountains. My parents were George and Monie Duncil from Fourseam. They're both deceased now. My mother's maiden name was Back. Do they still have the Back Reunion outside Jackson?
Pinky Duncil Smitha <
Georgetown, Ky., USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000

Thanks for a glimpse of the past. I found a picture of my Grandfather, W. Goodloe Combs, in an old picture of post office staff persons in the '20s. I have fond memories of Hazard through many visits to see my Grandfather.
Patricia Ravencraft Crockett <
Covington, Ky., USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000

My fathers family is from Hazard last visited in 1981
Douglas A Sumler <
Riverside Calif. , USA - Saturday, March 25, 2000

Today a great MAN in perry county passed away (Tommy Kelley) and it makes me wonder where all my old freinds from MCNapier are at, we graduated in 1988. And Tommy was a great big part of our lives there. So if you all remember me and would like to email me, I would love to hear from you. I am Sheila Neace Colwel. So my sympathy is out to the Dixon/Kelley families.
Sheila <
hazardky, usa - Friday, March 24, 2000

Great Web Site, I used to live in Sassafrass and go to the old Past Time Theater. Great memories of Gene Autrey. Thanks for the memories.
Daniel R. Franklin <
Foster, Ky, Bracken - Friday, March 24, 2000

Greeting from Japan. Graduated from Leatherwood High in 1961. Retired from the Air Force and now working for the government in Japan. Fond but sad memories of living in the coal camps of Harvey, Vicco, Blue Diamond, Heiner and Tilford. It's hard to go home because there is no home anymore, just memories.
Herbert Elam <com">
Japan - Friday, March 24, 2000

My parents are both from KY my father grew up on Pond Branch near Hazard. His name is Ollie Terry he's the oldest son of Johnny and Alonzo Terry. I just love going down home back to the old home place where he was raised with his 9 other brothers and sisters. God bless Big Mommy all those children in a three room cabin. The creek behind the house, wading in it up past our ankles and the long walk up the hillside to the family gravesite. Daddy raised us in lower Michigan but raised us on those good southern beliefs. I remember daddy telling us stories about his younger days in Hazard and alot of the last names that I've read on this web sound familiar. If anyone remembers my dad or his family I would love to here from you. I really miss his stories.
Shelia Robinson <
Elkhart, IN - Thursday, March 23, 2000

Hey Hazard!!! Bryan & I lived in Hazard all our lives expect for the last 8 years. We now live in Lexington and have a beautiful 4 year son names Bryan Austin!!! I graduated Hazard High School in 1987 and Bryan graduated from Dilce Combs in 1989. I am the daughter of Wanda Combs Beverly & the late William Marcus Combs. Bryan is the son of Jan & Bill Caudill of Lexington and his grandparents are Wilder & Irene of Hazard. Virgina Eversole Henson of Lexington. If anyone knows us & wants to keep in touch let us know!!! Hazard was a great place to grow up in!!! Stay safe & God bless you all!!!
Jennifer Combs Caudill <
Lexington, KY, Fayette Co. - Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Love this site. Nice to remember where I'm from. Anyone out there who remembers me or who went to Cordia during the years 1986-1988, drop a line.
Lisa V. Atkinson (Combs) <
Shalimar, FL - Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Hello, Daisy, Cornettsville, and Perry County. I was born at Daisy Camp while my dad, Walton Roberts, was employed as a lumber inspector for the Ritter Lumber Company. I attended Daisy School in the first grade before moving to the City of Detroit. My mother, Garnie Cornett Roberts, sends greeting to all her cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. She and Dad were married by Preacher Petrey at Hazard on December 31, 1934. I see by the historical and recent photographs included here that things have changed a bit since then. We appreciate all the contributions and efforts made by folks to the site and plan to visit it often.
Hal Roberts <
Prescott, Michigan - Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Would like to hear from friends, relatives who knew William and Mary Napier. I'm the grandson of Taylor and Betty Gayhart of Blue Diamond Coal Co. Thank you.
Carl Napier <
Chicago,IL., - Wednesday, March 22, 2000

I really enjoyed reading all of the wonderful things everyone had to write about Hazard. My mother and father are both from Hazard: Leonard Combs and Haley Sizemore. My sister also grew up in Hazard, Judy Sizemore
Kimberly Combs-York <
Muncie, IN., - Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Hello Hazard. I love this site. I was born in Hazard I was raised in Walkertown until I was in the 8th grade. My mom remarried and we moved to Chavies. Now I live in Knott County. I miss all the good times I had in Walkertown. Does anyone remember sleigh riding down Moore's Hill? I graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1990. Would love to hear from any old class mates, from Walkertown, Chavies, or Buckhorn. Email me at
Susan Moore Ashley <
Littcarr, Ky, U.S. - Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Just wanted to sign Hazard's guestbook. I grew up in Brownsfork and attended A. B. Combs Elementary before moving to Michigan in the fifth grade. I graduated in 1986 and would love to hear from any of my old friends in Hazard....please email me if you remember me...
Lisa Carol Coney (formerly Lisa Hall) <
Battle Creek, Michigan, Calhoun - Monday, March 20, 2000

Still hanging on. Not fallen into the ocean yet. Bakersfield not a good place to walk the streets. Too damn hot at times. Never see Buck or Dwight. Will be home for a visit soon.
Dana Miniard <
Bakersfield, CA, - Monday, March 20, 2000

I am writing in case a girl I know named Ashley Shouse ever reads this. I just wanted her to know that I found this sight. Hi Ashley!!
Erik Varney <
Glasgow, KY, USA - Monday, March 20, 2000

I was born in Perry County, Kentucky in 1942. Was raised and graduated from Buckhorn High School. Mary and Jonah Gilbert were my parents. I now live in Virginia. Married with 4 children. I am a mechanical engineer work with PowerTurbine repairing and rebuilding all types power equipment. Hope all's well in my Home State of Ky. Feel free to e-mail me we might know one another.. Joe Gilbert
Joe Gilbert <
Petersburg, Va - Sunday, March 19, 2000

Very nice site. Brings back memories as a child. Most of our militia has roots in Appalachia somewhere. Thanks for the nice pics. God Bless America
Beaver County, PA - Saturday, March 18, 2000

Enjoy this site very much. I recognize a lot of the folks on here. Please keep up the good work! If anyone knows me or my parents, Mr. & Mrs. Garfield Sandlin, please feel free to e-mail me at the e-mail address given. God bless you all!!
Laura Rachel Sandlin Johnson <
Hazard, Ky., U.S.A. - Friday, March 17, 2000

Hello to any who find my message! I'm not quite sure why I'm leaving a message. I don't really need to get in contact with anyone in particular. But, just to fill up some space, I'm going to fill you in on some information. I'm 20 years old, since November of last year (1999). I attended Morehead State University as an English major from August of '98 until May of '99. When I discovered I didn't have the funds to continue going there, I came back home and am now attending Hazard Community College, remaining an English major (and about to pick up a minor in history). I graduated from Perry County Central High School in '98; before that, my freshman year, I attended Dilce Combs High School. (I hated high school. No fun or freedom at all. Ugh.) Anyone who wishes to contact me for whatever reason may do so. I'll even accept harassing mails. They're so fun to report to Internet authorities. I'll be especially nice to you, however, if you're someone I know. So send me a message. I'm usually very prompt in my replies. By the way, I believe the message boards on this site are more suited to finding family, rather than the guest book (which is what you're reading now). And one more thing: sorry I seem like such a grump. I'm a fugitive from class this morning. Who in their right mind would want to sit through an hour of sociology class for "discussion time"? It's useless. Useless, I say! Why should we be required to take so many irrelevant classes? Alas, I'm ranting to the wrong group of people. I should write Hal Rogers about this. At any rate, to those of you searching for family, good luck; to those of you just messing around like I am...well...hello. Write me. Maybe we'll have something in common other than Hazard.
Jennifer Kennedy <
Clear Creek, KY, Knott Co. - Friday, March 17, 2000

My father was born in Hazard Ky in 1907. His name was SHERMAN NAPIER, his father's name was the same. My mother was born in Buckhorn KY 1904, her name was LOUETTA GROSS. If anyone knows anything about them ,please let me know.
John H. Napier <
Elgin, OK. - Thursday, March 16, 2000

Born at Blue Diamond in 1944. Dad was Charley, a drill man and mother was Margie Campbell. Went to BD grade school and one year at M.C. Napier. Grandfather was Venison, a Pentecostal preacher.
Ernest Turner <turner_ernest> 
Lerose, Ky, Owsley Co. - Thursday, March 16, 2000

We are playing on a friend's computer and just wanted to say hi and sign the guest book. We would also like to say hello to Shane, Kim and Corey. We would also like to know if you are still planning to come down on spring break. Give us a call. Nice chatting with you. I'm afraid it doesn't look too good for the Cats in the NCAA.
D. R., Kathy and Jessica Johnson
Plant City, Fl., - Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Thanks alot to the people that I have heard from. I would still like to hear from more friends from back home. I enjoy this website so much. It brings back a lot of great memories that I cherish.
Tammey Bailey Morrison <
Georgetown, Ky, USA - Wednesday, March 15, 2000

I found this wonderful web site through a friend. I lived in Walkertown until 1950. I have been able to contact a friend I have not seen or heard from in 50 years, through this web site. Thank you so much. I do enjoy all the information I find and I love to read all the messages.
Betty Strong <
Fort Wayne IN. - Wednesday, March 15, 2000

Grapevine. Thought I would never hear that word again. M. C. Napier, well that sounds familiar too. I'm one of those Miller's that lived on Grapevine and graduated from Napier high school in 1986. I now live in Indiana. I have three boys, a wonderful husband and raise and breed about fourteen pitbulls. Imagine that. I live my life for God and my family now. It's amazing what can happen you when you move away, but you can never forget life in the mountains. Miss all my friends. Miss my family, but most of all, I miss the ballgames and driving around Hazard on fri and sat. night. Someone tell Austin and Wesley mommy said hi. I would also like to know what happened to the crew of "1986" please email me. Miss ya Hazard. Mountain memories follow wherever you go.
sherrie miller-deich <
borden indiana, - Tuesday, March 14, 2000

I graduated in 1984 from the Dilce Combs high school I am looking for my friends that graduated that year with me. I lived there for a long time and moved up here to Indiana in 1994 and I go to Ky once or twice a year. My mother and father live in a hollar called Foreseam and I have a brother called Chuck Russell. If you know me or would like to email me my email address is
Melissa Ann Reed (Ison) <
Topeka, Indiana - Monday, March 13, 2000

My father was from Ary, Ky. His name was Dave Combs he was born in 1925. He married Mary Collins, daughter of Tom and Dealy Collins. My cousin was Buddy Collins and My Aunt still lives in Bonnyman, KY, she was married to Lewis Combs. Cale Combs and Adelia Collins were the parents of Dave Combs. Please contact me if you knew these folks.
Cathalean Combs Tinch
Carrollton, KY, - Monday, March 13, 2000

Looking for family members in Kentucky.
Raymond Reed <
Indiana, - Monday, March 13, 2000

Gary Moore if you read this e-mail me again I received your message but I could not make a connection with your e-mail address.
Linda Elam Reeves <
Hebron, Ky, - Monday, March 13, 2000

I go back to Hazard three or four times a year, that's where my family is. I went to Viper High School from 48 to 52. I was in the last grad. class before the school closed. If anyone that was in my class knows where Cob (Bobby Jean Causey) is I sure would like to know.
Learlene Harvey Ferguson <
Dunbar,WVa. - Sunday, March 12, 2000

Great website! I'm from Hazard and went to school at M C Napier, graduated in 1967 and moved to Cincinnati Ohio. I now live in Hebron Ky. I would like to hear from anyone who went to school with me.
Linda D. Elam Reeves <Lila22349> 
Hebron Ky - Sunday, March 12, 2000

Just found your site and a long lost cousin. If anyone knows me or my family I would love to hear from them. I was born at Allas but lived Blue Diamond Coal Camp, Leatherwood, KY until 1962. I now live at New Carlisle, OH
Ernest G. Cornett <
New Carlisle, OH, USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000

I'm looking to find my family.. If your name is REED please contact me
Brandon Roark <
Cincinnati, OH, - Sunday, March 12, 2000

I was born in Hazard in 1948. My family lived in Glomawr and Leatherwood in the 40's, 50's and early 60's. My grandparents were Willard and Ruth Barker who also lived in Glomawr. I went to school through the 3rd grade at Glomawr before moving to Leatherwood. We moved to Dayton, Ohio when I was a freshman in high school. "Hello" to my old friends at Leatherwood; Carolyn Roark, Juanita Combs, Lynn Shook, Jimmy Brashear, Harold Helton, Phyllis Pavy and Sue White.
Carolyn (Barker) Bridwell <
Mauldin, SC, USA - Sunday, March 12, 2000

I was raised in Lothair. We left there in 58. If anyone remembers the Cuddy family or the Pratt family please e-mail me .
Peggy Cuddy <
Indianapolis, IN - Saturday, March 11, 2000

I have lived in Ky for many years. I went to High School at M. C. Napier during the years 74 - 79. My maiden name was Opal Allen. I moved away from here after I was married for a while. My husband was in the service. We moved back in 84 and have been here ever since. I would really like to get in touch with some of the people I graduated with or went to school with. I live in Ary, Ky, it is about 20 minutes outside of Hazard. I have been married for 20 years and have two children. My daughter is the oldest of the two, she is 17 and my son is 15. My husband works for the ARH Hospital. He is located at the old hospital building. He has been there since 1990, works under Wade Lindon. His name is Willie Chafin. I am now working at Chaney's Restaurant. I can only hope that some of the people that find this guest book - if they went to M. C. Napier during the same years I did - will recognize me and send me some email. It would be really nice to talk again to some of the old classmates from the old days. So if you read this and remember me, send me a message to my email address. I would love to hear from you again.
Opal W. Allen Chafin <
Hazard, Ky 41701, U.S.A. - Friday, March 10, 2000

I am looking for an old friend. We played together and went to school together for years. We both lived on the bottom row at Airport Gardens. Her name was Sheila Lawson. If anyone knows anything about Sheila let me know. Thanks
Marcia Howard Milller <
Hopkinsville, Ky., Christian Co. - Thursday, March 09, 2000

I liked the chat room on this site.
Raymond Reed
Indiana, USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000

I am originally from OK, but my husband is from Louisville, Ky and I have really enjoyed your site. I found it while looking for information on and about the state of Kentucky. It's very well put together and is an excellent source of info.
Amanda Ennis <
Lithia Springs, GA - Thursday, March 09, 2000

What an excellent site! I found it searching under "Kentucky History" on a search engine (Google). I've bookmarked it. Thanks.
Jim Moyer <
Louisville, Kentucky, - Thursday, March 09, 2000

I have enjoyed my first visit to your website. Is there anyone in Hindman I could talk with about my family history? Mom is a Davidson, Dad is a Maggard. They both grew up in that area and I have many fond memories of visiting my grandparents long ago.
Donna (Maggard) Cobb <
Richmond IN, USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000

Both of my parents are from Kentucky. They are Earl McIntosh and Mary (Hamblin) McIntosh. I am trying to put a family tree together for both sides of my family. My maternal grandparents were Cecil Hamblin and Edna (Caldwell) Hamblin. My maternal great-grandparents were Green Caldwell and Ophie (?) Caldwell and Joseph Hamblin and Mary(?) Hamblin. My paternal grandparents were Charlie McIntosh and Dora (Riley) McIntosh. My paternal great grandparents were Wiley McIntosh and Annie (Turner) McIntosh and Luther Riley and Mary (Sandlin) Riley. I would Love any information on the above named or related. My parents moved to Illinois in 1960 and then went "Home" to Chavies in 1990. I love visiting them, and do so as often as I can.
Kathy (McIntosh) Christensen <
Lakemoor, IL., USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000

I would love to hear from anyone who attended school with me and my twin sister Linda. We attended Buckhorn High school 1970-1974. Some we have lost touch with and haven't seen since graduation. Time sure passes fast when you don't see people you would love to see.
Laura Sandlin Johnson
- Wednesday, March 08, 2000

I get a warm fuzzy feeling every time I visit this site. Ah, memories. I'd like to see some more recent pictures though, perhaps of the 80's and 90's.
Lori Luttrell Perry <
Ausin, TX, USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2000

I enjoy looking at the old photos; Hazard & Perry co. Sure have changed a lot..
James Hatton <
Hazard, KY - Tuesday, March 07, 2000

I really enjoyed your Hazard/Perry Co. web page. My late grandfather, C. A. Noble and my maternal uncles, also deceased, C. A. Noble, Jr. & H. B. Noble, all practiced law in Perrry County for many years. When I was a youngster, in the 50's I often visited my "papa" Noble in the summers. I have a great love and respect for Perry Co. and its people.
Wm. H. Sewell, II wm. h. sewell, ii
Maysville, Ky.   Monday, March 06, 2000

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Steve Warren <
Cumberland Ky, Harlan - Monday, March 06, 2000

I found this website surfing the net- my parents were Jasper and Orpha Stacy and we grew up on Main Street in Hazard!!! I graduated from Hazard High School in 1957 - anyone out there that graduated with me or knows me give me a yell!!! Wanda
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USA - Monday, March 06, 2000

I married Robert Taulbee from Perry County. His mom and dad are Sam and Effie (Dale) Taulbee. Robert and I recently moved to Salyersville where I'm from. I was looking at the pictures from the 1957 flood of Perry County and noticed that there used to be a Taulbee's used car lot. I was wondering if they were any kin to my husband and who the Taulbee's were that owned this lot were? I find Hazard a very interesting city with a lot of history that I'm interested in. Any information that you have will be helpful. E-Mail me and let me know. Thank You, Allison Taulbee
Allison Taulbee <
Salyersville, Ky - Monday, March 06, 2000

Would love to hear from all lmy friends in and around Hazard.Went to school at Hazard High in the late 60's early 70's Played football with Jack Campbell Bruce Williams John Hagans Kermit Caudill.Bruce Begley anybody herd from these guys?
Joe L. Johnson <
Hazard, Ky., USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000

Hi, my husband Charles and I really had a wonderful time viewing this site. I am a graduate of the 1990 class at Cordia. My name then was Delora Lucas, any of my classmates wishing to e-mail me feel free.
Delora Lucas Reed <
Topeka, Indiana, Lagrange - Sunday, March 05, 2000

Looking for the Bowling family portrayed on HBO special interested in Iree's quilts thanks for your time Carol
carol anderson <
brunswick oh, - Sunday, March 05, 2000

I am the son of the late McClee Godsey and Geraldine Elam Godsey. Although I was born in Letcher County, my parents raised me in Perry County in Defiance. My Grandfather was Eura W. Godsey who ran a bathhouse/barbershop/grocery store on old Route 15. Would love to hear from folks who knew either my folks or grandfolks. Sincerely, Roger Godsey
Roger Godsey <
Dayton, Ohio, USA - Saturday, March 04, 2000

All former Dilce Combs students are encouraged to come to the reunion on May 27. The reunion has been in July in prior years. This is a good opportunity to visit with old friends and enjoy some good food.
Thelma Noe <
Jeff, KY, Perry - Saturday, March 04, 2000

I had always been told that my maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Harris Longley had a brother who was the mayor of Hazard, KY for over 50 years, probably during the early part of the last century. Thus I went to my searcher and put in Hazard, KY. I have spent a beautiful TX afternoon reading all about your county and city. I never found my great uncle, Howell Harris, but I did enjoy your site tremendously. Since I am the only one left in this family I will have to search somewhere else to clarify this family lore. As I am a member of Historic Mesquite (TX), INC I am very interested in your vast number of historic pictures. I will acquaint our Executive Director with your presentation. Thank you very much for such display.
Lucy Hope Lawrence Sheppard <
Mesquite, TX, USA - Saturday, March 04, 2000

It's good to know that when I move away from here, I will always have a link to go back to and catch up on everything that is going on in Hazard.
Sheena Breeding <
Hazard, Kentucky Perry - Saturday, March 04, 2000

I went to school at Buckhorn from 1949 to 1955. I would like to hear from anyone who went there at the same time. Does anyone know what happened to the Home-EC teacher named Jane? My brother Elvin Howard Jr. was also there.
Lucille (Howard) Hubbard <
Somerset, Ky, USA - Friday, March 03, 2000

Hi, I am looking for any Esteps out there. My husband's family is from there and his great-grandfather's name was Charlie Estep and Charlie was (according to my father-in-law) married to a Cherokee woman named Rebecca. I do not know how accurate this information is but if anyone knows the Estep's from Laural or Laurel please e-mail me. Look forward to hearing from you and God bless.
Donna Estep <
Scottsville KY, Allen - Friday, March 03, 2000

Was surfing the net and typed in Hazard, was born in Hazard in 1960 moved to WI. in 1981 thought I would see what was happening.
Keith Walker <
Pleasant Prairie WI, USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000

Just had to come back and say hi to everyone out there. I have sent this site to my sister Mary Ann Parsons-Newman ('63 Leatherwood) and sister Melinda Parsons-Walker ('81 MC Napier). They both live up here close to me. Does anyone know someone at Great Lakes Naval Base?? I work at the Recruit Training Center.
Susan Parsons DuBois <
Kenosha, WI - Thursday, March 02, 2000

Hello, I just visited your site, and thought I would come back. I see a lot of people are listing families and ties they are working on. I would like to add mine. I am looking for information on the following people they lived in the Knott Co area from what I can gather. Alfred Honeycutt b: 1832 his son.. Robert Honeycutt b:6-26-1852 and his son Elijah Honeycutt b: 2-5-1902 d: 4-5-1945,I am trying to find an obit for Elijah Honeycutt, this is my Grandfather. I f anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.
Minnie J. McFall <
Wise Va, USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000

I have viewed just about everything on your site. it really is true.. the devastation that took place, I have heard my mother talk about it. My family lived in the area for umpteen years I have tracked the earliest one born 1832,transplanted to Ky, Knott Co and the surrounding communities. Its not been long since I was in Hazard, it's a nice town with nice people, that really took it on the cuff to survive. You have a great site, I really enjoyed it.
Minnie J. McFall <
Wise Va, USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000

I have just recently moved from the Hazard area. I am 17 years old and I have lived on the Acup street all of my life. I miss all of my family and friends. This is a very exciting sight and I enjoyed it very much.
Melinda Renee Mullins <
Louisville, KY - Thursday, March 02, 2000

Hello to everyone in Hazard. I lived in Airport Gardens on the bottom street. Becky Collins was my next door neighbor. I graduated for M. C. Napier in '79 played football, baseball, track, and was in drama. If there is anybody out there that remembers me please drop me a line. I would love to hear from you. Hope to hear from ya'll soon. John Causey
John Causey <
Marlboro, Ma. - Wednesday, March 01, 2000

James Combs, are you out there? Would like to talk to you, we worked at Delco in Dayton Ohio, in late 40s. I recall you had a cousin by the name of Herman Holiday. I remember you saying you were from around Hazard, Blue Diamond, or Combs Ky. Would like to hear from you or anyone that knows you.
Eddie Mays <elmpmm> 
Iowa Park, Texas, USA - Wednesday, March 01, 2000

Hello to friends and family in Hardburly and Hazard hope you are all well. Drop me a line sometime.
Sam Clay <
Dundee Mich., usa - Tuesday, February 29, 2000

I graduated in '69 from MC Napier.
Susan Parsons DuBois <
Kenosha, Wi, Kenosha - Monday, February 28, 2000

This is a wonderful web site to browse though.
Candace Halcomb <
Hazard, Kentucky - Monday, February 28, 2000

What a wonderful site. It was refreshing to read from everyone since life has scattered us around. I am originally from Knott Co. but it is nice to hit the site and check up on the local gossip. Had I stayed at home I would have been a 1988 graduate of KNOTT COUNTY CENTRAL my maiden name was STACY; anyone know me give me a yell it would really be nice to hear from my friends; I haven't forgotten you. Looking forward to dropping by sometime again for a visit.
Georgia Johnson <
Wolcottville Indiana, usa - Sunday, February 27, 2000

I love this site! I was born on Main St. in Hazard, 1937 and attended local schools until we moved to Fl. My father, George Boyas and Mother, Rosie Payne Boyas had businesses on Main St. for 50 years. It is so fun to see familiar names. I have friends and family, the Godseys, living there today. My brothers and I would love to hear from those who remember us.
Angelene Boyas North <
Bradenton, Fl., Manatee - Sunday, February 27, 2000

I found this site very interesting!
Harold D. Thomas <
Victoria, TX, USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000

Excellent! My Mother is from Lower Second Creek in Perry County, She is Mary May Hensley Huffman, the dau. of Elvira Crawford and John A. Hensley. She is related to Grigsbys, Combs, Crawfords, and many other families from Hazard as well. Would like to hear from family. My Grand-father had 18 Children my Mother is the youngest, but has Sisters still located in the Mountains and will always be a part of our memories. Thanks!!!! Respectfully, John H. Huffman, Sr.
John H. Huffman, Sr. <
Louisville, Ky., Jefferson - Sunday, February 27, 2000

I lived in Hardburly until 1973, moved to Mich. after high school. Seen some familiar names in here, glad to know that you guys are still around.
Sam Clay <
Dundee, MICH. Saturday, February 26, 2000

I found this info on Hazard in the Kentucky Explorer, the greatest little magazine ever published. My father's family was from Leslie co., but I remember my dad talking about Walkertown, and several other places that I have read about here. I have several friends from Hazard and I love reading about the history. If anyone knows any Wootens, I would like to determine if we are related. My father was Eugene Wooten. His parents were Matt and Oma Wooten. His sister was Agnes, and brothers, Harrison, Everett and Enoch. Thank-You.
Sharon Wooten Stevenson <
Nancy, Ky. - Saturday, February 26, 2000

I was born in Hazard, but didn't live there long. My family however had spent many years there. My Father was Julian Maggard and worked at Wombwell Auto Parts out of Hazard. My Mother is Ernestine Vitatoe Maggard. She attended Pine Mountain School for many years.
Timothy C. Maggard <
Lehigh Acres, FL - Saturday, February 26, 2000

What great fun this is. Just took a trip down memory lane in dear old Hazard! Hope there's still someone there that remembers me. I lived in Walkertown & Hazard in my teens about 1945-1950. I worked at the theaters, Don's, Begley's, Hazard Drug. I still keep in touch with Betty Strong, Ella Sizemore & Jackie Singleton. Seeing Main street brought back so many memories. If anyone remembers me, would love to hear from you. Especially Grace & Scott Day.
Vera Feltner Hudson <
Ft Worth Texas USA - Saturday, February 26, 2000

I'm a 1996 graduate of Perry County Central High school. I don't get the chance to see many of my former classmates. I would enjoy hearing from them.
Jennifer S. Noble <
Hazard, US - Friday, February 25, 2000

I really found this site looking for information...I was born in Hazard Kentucky In 1983. I haven't really been there all that much in a long time and so I'm not too familiar with names and places. I'm looking for information about my family but, mostly my dad. My Madove ran the Brashear Funeral Home for along time, Dove Brashear. Denny Brashear was my papaw. their son, Terry Brashear was killed in 84' I think I was a little over a year old. He was murdered, or that was what I was told... he worked at the funeral home too. My mom took me out of ky and is scared to go back...I wanna know the truth about my dad...or some memories. We used to live by Verdymae's bar...across the street from a r.r. and a big bridge... I went to Viper Elementary School. Mrs. Root was my teacher...there is a picture of me sleeping on a rocking chair in the yearbook... I miss hazard and my dad I wish I could have gotten to know him. if anyone has any info for me I will be so grateful. Hey, even if you know some of my family...I'd love to hear about it please.
Fawn Elaine Brashear <
Englewood,Fl, U.S.A. - Friday, February 25, 2000

I am a Friend of Roy Moore who is originally from Hazard Ky.
Sam DeRossett <bendave @> 
Tucson, AZ, USA.. - Friday, February 25, 2000

Hello Yancey, I haven't seen you for about 25 years.. We worked together at the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot. When they started shutting down, You went to Huntsville, AL and I came to Robins Air Force Base. I see our friend Joe Smith occasionally here in Georgia. I retired on the 2nd of Jan. 1995. I hope to get back to KY to live one of these days. When I do, I'll look you up.
Elmer Hensley <
Byron, GA, USA - Friday, February 25, 2000

Great photographs! I landed here doing research on Hazard County when reading Denise Giardina's "Storming Heaven". This site has helped shape the picture in my mind's eye.
Lynnelle Noll <
Atlanta, GA, USA - Friday, February 25, 2000

I was born at the old Snydner Hospital in 1949. I attended Eversole Grade School and M. C. Napier from 1962-1966. Was drafted in the army in 1968 with 28 guys from Hazard. Would like to hear from some of my friends. I would like to hear from some of my class mates that attended school at this time. I still live in Perry county, guess I'll die here..
Ronnie Eversole sr.
Avawam, KY, perry - Friday, February 25, 2000

Hello everyone its really nice to see a little of home so far away. Hope to hear from more of my old friends in the future. I graduated in 1988 from M.C. Napier and have two brothers one older Arthur Douglas Smith, and one younger Ronnie Smith. My mother's name is Sandra J. Smith Williams. They're all still back home and its good to know that the world isn't so big that you loose touch with where your from.
Paul David Smith <
Misawa, Japan - Thursday, February 24, 2000

I am the granddaughter of Wiley McIntosh and Pearl (Angel) McIntosh. Would like to have information on Wiley parents. Thank you.
Carolyn Hohenboken <
Prophetstown Illinois, USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000

I grew up in a lumber camp (W. M. Ritter Lumber Co.) from 1945 to 1953 in a place called Daisy, Kentucky. I'm interested in talking to anyone who has lived there or knows of this place. My dad (Frank G. Smith) operated the steam engine that hauled the logs for processing to the mill.
Enoch P. Smith <INKS1914@AOL.COM
Woodbridge, Virginia - Thursday, February 24, 2000

My grandpa was from Kentucky, his name was Edgar, he had a brother I don't know his name. He moved to southern Idaho with the railroad around 1900 or so. My father was born in 1913. I was told as a child that the 'Gayhart' name isn't very old, it came from Gearhardt maybe. Does any body there have any information along these lines?
Brian Ralph Gayhart <
Las Vegas, NV, USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Enjoyed reading the guest book, it's a great site. I am looking for anyone who worked at the Leatherwood Lumber camp in the 40's. My father Frank Smith operated the lumber train in Daisy. Recently went back to Daisy and would like to hear from anyone whose relatives worked there.
Dave Smith <
Owings, MD, - Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Enjoy browsing this guest book. Left Hazard as a little girl - early 50s. Love seeing all the names I remember hearing about from my Grandfather: Alex Combs. Does anyone remember my Dad or Mom? Carl & Aileen Cox. Mom is doing great, unfortunately Dad passed away a few years ago.
Pam <
Michigan, - Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Hi my name is Karen Godsey Wagers and I'm Related to the Godsey family of Lotts Creek and I really enjoyed the photographs.
Susan Wagers <
Hazard Ky, Perry Co. - Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Hi, My name is Emma Lou Deaton Congleton. I used to live in Perry County. I was born and raised at Big Branch near Viper. I attended Dilce Combs High School from 1962 to 1966. I have attended several of our school reunions since then. I presently reside in Middletown, Ohio. I moved here in August, 1990. My parents names were Ed and Hettie Deaton. I would love to hear from some of my old friends I went to school with. Pauline Blair Adkins, or Frances Ann Caudill. Hi, Glenn Noe if you see this letter, and a hello to Quay Pratt.
Emma Deaton Congleton <
Middletown, OH, USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Really enjoying reading all the comments on this site. I lived in Vicco Ky, graduated in 1950 from Vicco Hi School, those were wonderful years, I have a lot of great memories of Vicco. I remember the Hole In the Wall Restaurant in Vicco very well, and Mother Goose in Hazard. My dad Chester Roberts owned a Taxi Cab Co. operated out of the Taxi Ally in Hazard. I have five brothers, Arthur, Julius, Ernest, Sherman and Jimmy Roberts. Someone out there might remember the Roberts from Vicco. I now live in Paradise. Port Orange Fl.
Nelllie Roberts <
Port Orange, fL Volucia - Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Joe and Norma Jean Combs. Are you out there? Would love to talk with you. My email address is I.HANSEL@ATT.NET. Someone told me you had noticed my name on this Website. Let me hear from you. Ida Lee Hansel
SPARTANBURG SC, USA - Monday, February 21, 2000

Does anyone know any Ledfords??? From around the Slade area.
Hazel <
Kendallville, IN, USA - Monday, February 21, 2000

hi im harold estep im from hazard i really enjoy the pics of the town it makes me feel a little closer to home im currently finishing my enlistment in the army and will be back home soon thanks for all the good pics
harold estep <
ft. hood tx, - Monday, February 21, 2000

I really enjoyed the old pictures and seeing familiar names. I graduated from Napier in 1990 and moved to Richmond in 1991 and attended EKU. I now reside in Lexington and love it, but I still sometimes miss the mountains. I would love to hear from the 1990 class or anyone else that I may know.
Nancy M. Holland "Tiny" <
Lexington, KY, Fayette - Monday, February 21, 2000

My father is from there and I love to read about everyone there.
Aliene Hamm <
Memphis, IN, US - Monday, February 21, 2000

Great to read all the notes. I grew up in Kenmont, graduated from Dilce Combs in l975. My dad ran Statzer's Electric. Would love to hear from old friends who see this.
sharon statzer gibson <
fairfax, virginia, usa - Sunday, February 20, 2000

My maiden name is Callaway, I was told that my great-grandpa was from Hazard County Kentucky, his name was Thomas Jefferson Callaway. He left Kentucky sometime in the late 1800's. He came across the Oregon Trail and ended up in Eugene Oregon. I am interested in any info that anyone might have.
Lisa Wetzel <> 
Bloomington,MN, USA - Sunday, February 20, 2000

Hello Hazard. I am looking for the e-mail address of Richard Blount (Big Dipper Sports), re: The 8 Ball Poolroom article. Please respond. Hello Glynna S. Richie, sorry your mail is not getting through, I'll try you directly. The address is correct, don't know what wrong.
Roy Everett Couch <
Ann Arbor, Michigan, Washtenaw - Sunday, February 20, 2000

I would like any information concerning O'Sullivin of Perry County. My Grandfather Andrew Jackson Williams (1883-1944) was a O'Sullivin before being adopted by Lester Williams and Margaret Tolson Williams, he lived most of his life in Wolfe County, where he raised his family. He has a brother Henry and a sister Nancy. I do not know if they were adopted or not. Any information will be appreciated
Eleonard <
Middletown , Ohio - Saturday, February 19, 2000

I was raised up at defince and would like to hear from any one from vicco or scuddy. i have been gone for about 30 years now but i am coming for a visit this summer
Lee gibson jr <
springfield ill, sangmon - Saturday, February 19, 2000

I would like to take this opportunity to say hi to all my homies in the crib Jason Francis, Micheal Jent, and Jeff Feltner that's all chio!!! sincerely, Godfather
Justin D. Barnett <
Happy,ky, usa - Saturday, February 19, 2000

I lived in Kenmont from basically birth until 1987 when the coal company bought everyone out. I would like to acquire some pictures of the area if anyone has any.
janice <
happy slappy, usa - Saturday, February 19, 2000

Hi everyone, I go to this site all the time. Love visiting home. Would love to hear from old friends or family. I was Marcia Howard and lived on Second Creek. I graduated from M. C. Napier in 68. I married Don Miller also from Hazard. Don would love to hear from friends and family. Miss you all.
Marcia(Howard)Miller <
Hopkinsville,Ky, christian - Saturday, February 19, 2000

I'm so glad I found this site, It's wonderful! I'm looking for information on MCINTOSH, SANDLIN, GILBERT and FOX. My mother THEDA R. MCINTOSH was the daughter of ALBERT MCINTOSH and STELLA SANDLIN, Albert was a school teacher in Hazard some where? He was shot after a school board meeting of some kind in the 1930's or early 1940's, I'm seeking information. My ggrandparents were JEFF MCINTOSH and MARY FOX; IRA SANDLIN and LYDIA ANN (Liddie) GILBERT. My gggrandparents were MIKE GILBERT and JOYCE CARMACK / ? SANDLIN and SUSAN MOSLEY. They lived in Buckhorn on Squabble creek. THEDA MCINTOSH was also a school teacher. Thanks!
Deborah <deborah> 
- Saturday, February 19, 2000

Hey, I'm looking for Jim Parker. He works as an administrator/executive for the hospital in Hazard, the last I remember. I was his roommate in college and was just interested in getting in touch to see how he's doing and what's going on...Thanks, Jimmy G
Jim Graham <
Spotsylvania, VA, USA - Friday, February 18, 2000

Hi, Id like to get in touch with Bay Smith that used to live in Glomar. If anyone knows of his whereabouts please e-mail me, he's a great friend and I would love to get in touch with him.
Neva Smith <
floyd ky, usa - Friday, February 18, 2000

I found out about this site when I did a web search to find out more about the ancestors of my grandparents, William and Rhoda Sizemore Cornett. I was born in Hardburly in 1952 and was thrilled to find the Hazard site. What fun it has been to read through the guest book and find many of the familiar names that I remember from my girlhood in eastern Kentucky. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who wants to exchange stories about Hardburly and Hazard, particularly during the 50's and 60's. One of my best memories was when my grandfather, Bill Cornett, who was the sheriff of Perry county, used to take me down to the old courthouse, where I would walk over to his massive wooden desk and peek into his desk drawer to find candy bars, always waiting to be discovered. He always let me take one. I can still remember the rich taste of the Hershey's chocolate! We would then head over to Don's Rexall Drug store for a fountain Coke. Anybody have any memories of Bill or Rhoda that they would like to share?
Rhoda Meador <
Ithaca, NY, USA - Friday, February 18, 2000

hi, hazard and all you wonderful kentuckians in perry county, i too discovered this by playing around on thr internet. just wonderful to see this site. been there several times and miss seeing hazard as of late. am coming down this summer. my husband is a perry county baby. keep up the good work. would like for someone to tell me does combs, kentucky still exist as combs? thanks in advance. cora carroll
mrs. james carroll <carroll
fairborn,ohio, usa - Friday, February 18, 2000

Hi, I'm Neva but everyone knows me and Bigen...Jim and Freda Smiths girl. If anyone remembers me let me know by e-mailing me. I would love to get in touch with old friends and family member. Hope to hear from you soon!
Neva (Bigen) Smith <
Martin Ky, USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000

Hi I just found this site. I am looking for family that might still be there. Both of my parents were from Hazard. John Grigsby and Rosa Jane Brewer. I didn't know any of my relatives, as we moved to Ohio when I was only 3 years old. If anyone knows of these people, I would greatly appreciate it if you would get in touch with me. My father was born in 1903 and my mother in 1913. Thank you very much for any information that you might have.
Pat Grigsby <
Enterprise, Al, usa - Thursday, February 17, 2000

I would like to be in touch with Roy Everett Couch. The address on the Guest Book keeps returning my mail.
Glynna S Richie <
Hardburly,Ky, - Thursday, February 17, 2000

IRVINGTON, KY, USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000

If you went to HHS and graduated in 1980 or were in our class but for what ever reason didn't graduate, we are looking for you. Please let us know where you are so you can attend the best 20 year reunion of all!!!! We would appreciate any information from anyone (even if you are still living in Hazard). Thank you! Susie (Combs) Oliver
Susie (Combs) Oliver <
Waco, Tx, - Wednesday, February 16, 2000

Just wanted everyone to know the Dilce Combs High School reunion is May 27th this year. Hey, if I can drive 2000 miles to attend shouldn't some of you locals go? I went two years ago and saw one person I knew. Sure would be nice to see some old friends....
jim combs <
mesa, arizona, - Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Born & raised & keep going back yearly. Went to school at M. C. Napier. Currently 18 with 22 years experience at it. Every year I go back home, everything is changed or dozed over. After 20 years of military service all over the world, I still remember "home". As a young person, you dream of leaving home, be careful of what you dream for - it may come true.
Mike Childers <
everywhere, USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000

1962 class HHS Go dogs!! BORN Hazard 1944 across from the Goose any one out there that remembers or just wants to chat please e-mail Long to come home
Garry Combs <
Lexington,KY, USA - Monday, February 14, 2000

Hello just found this site, it is great. I went to school at Wayland. I feel like I know a lot of people from Hazard. MY dAD DID WORK AT LEATHER WOOD FOR A SHORT TIME. Thank You
John Ramey Jr. <
Mansfield, OH, Richland - Monday, February 14, 2000

Hello in Lower 2nd Creek in Perry County. Currently seeking all Hensley Family Genealogy related to John A. and Elvira Crawford Hensley. Together they had eight Children. Wanting to connect with other Family Members! Respectfully, Mary Hensley Huffman. Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville, KY., Jefferson - Monday, February 14, 2000

This Web Site touched my heart. It was like a trip home. I lived in Hazard from in the 50's, 2nd to 6th grade. It was a great time to grow up there. Remember the bicycle parades, the swimming at the park, the movies every Saturday, the churches and schools were great. Most of all the wonderful people.
Susan Brakefield Craig <
Montgomery, Al - Monday, February 14, 2000

Keep up the good work, love to read your mail.
Myrtle Wilson stidham <
Fairborn, Ohio, - Sunday, February 13, 2000

Anyone in the Tribbey area remember any of the Nidiffer family?
Jenny Nidiffer wilson <
Trotwood, OH, Mont. - Sunday, February 13, 2000

Enjoyed you site. Need to hear from somebody from Defiance and Scuddy. I have a piece of the old mining script. I am the son of the late C. D. Walters and Amanda, my brother-in-law ran a store at the end of the old Scuddy Bridge, Ed Bates.
Byron Walters <
Hazard, KY - Sunday, February 13, 2000

First Creek Reunion, annual gathering at Buckhorn Lodge every September, 1st weekend after Labor Day Born in Bonnyman 1938, lived there until 1954, attended First Creek and M. C. Napier, then moved to Monroe, Ohio. See you at the Reunion!
James Everett Shillinglaw <
Monroe, Ohio, USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000

Hi my name is Wilma. Lived at Grapevine and Sixteen. My mother's name was Nora Miller from Mud Lick holler at Grapevine. Any one remember me are the Millers on Grapevine send me some mail. Would love to hear from any one sure do miss those ky mountains.
Wilma Feltner mattox <
Homosassa, Florida - Saturday, February 12, 2000

Great Website --- it brought back some wonderful memories of my childhood. I lived in Hazard from 1954 until 1959. I would love to hear from anyone who I went to school with at that time. Wilma (Brakefield) Vines.
Wilma B. Vines <
Tallassee AL, USA - Saturday, February 12, 2000

Hello Hazard. I was born in Hazard in Shuckybean Holler. My mother's name is Loraine Daniels Hurt and my father's name is Everett L. Hurt. My father is now deceased and my mother and most of my siblings now live in Cincinnati Ohio or surrounding areas. I'm looking for any information on my father's first wife. He married her in Germany during the war, they had one child together before he returned home to Hazard in the early 1940's. Her name was Jennifer and all we really know about her is that she was from a wealthy family in Germany. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Diane Hurt Raider <
Cincinnati, Ohio - Saturday, February 12, 2000

Just found this site. Lots of familiar sounding places and names. My father John Nidiffer was Mine Superintendent at Tribbey, Old King Mining Co. Graduated from M. C. Napier in 55 moved to Ohio in 58. Just wanted to say hi!
Regina Nidiffer Nemeth <
Trotwood, OH - Saturday, February 12, 2000

Hello Eastern, KY. Love reading all the comments. Anyone who knows Jimmy and Kat Jent, Ollie Wells, Barbara Messer on Fort Branch or Nervie Layne and family on Georges Branch, please let me know by e-mail ( THANKS!!!
Hazel <
USA - Friday, February 11, 2000

The website is great, but doesn't anyone from Lower Second Creek or Grapevine ever join in the conversation. Come on you shy ones ...I know you're out there. If there is anyone out there who remembers Gabe Fugate's kids write me at I would love to hear from you. I don't know who developed this website but it is terrific. So easy to use and so much fun to visit.
Carol Fugate Combs <
West Alexandria, Ohio, - Friday, February 11, 2000

I graduated from Leatherwood High in 1958, lived in the coal camp. My father was Willard, mother Bessie Clark. Really enjoyed the Hazard site, brings back memories from many visits to town. If anyone knows where any of the 1958 graduates are please e-mail me. God bless each of you. Shirl in sunny Fl.
Shirley (Clark) Graham <
Fl., USA - Friday, February 11, 2000

I was born in Blue Diamond( Perry Co). I am looking for a picture of the commissary from 1940's on. Please e-mail me at
JoAnn Hamilton Bishop <
Versailles, IN - Friday, February 11, 2000

Hello Hazard, great web site. I really enjoyed the pictures. I grew up in Hazard in the 70's. Racked pool at the old 8-Ball Pool Room on Taxi Alley. Moved away in 1974 been living in central Ca. for 18 years now. Will be going back every now and then.
David Sizemore <
Berkeley Ca., USA - Friday, February 11, 2000

Hello to all in Letcher county and eastern KY. This is a great site, if anyone has any info about any Amburgeys in the civil war please let me know. Also if anyone has info on the Mountain Eagle, an address or a website, let me know. Thank you and....... go cats!!!!!
Donny Amburgey <
Cleveland, Ohio - Thursday, February 10, 2000

Since I posted a comment several days ago, I noticed comments from "kin" of mine. My grandmother was Nancy Ann Couch Stacy, whose brothers were Noah, Levi and Robin Couch. Would like to hear from some of my distant relatives from all other that have signed this Guest Book. Have info to share on family research if interested. My email address is I.HANSEL@ATT.NET.
Ida Lee Hansel <I.HANSEL@ATT.NET
SPARTANBURG SC, USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000

Hi Vicco I was raised up at Defiance Ky. but just about everything is gone now and it just doesn't feel like home anymore. my email is lvicco@
Lee Gibson jr <
springfield ill, usa - Thursday, February 10, 2000

I am looking for any information on the Sumner or Sumler families in Hazard, Ky. William Sumner/Sumler was my great-grandfather, he is buried in a cemetery outside of Hazard, a cousin told me it was a coal miners' cemetery in Allias. William had 2 son's and 2 daughters, their names were Adam, Arthur, Froni (or Flosie) and Eve (or Geneva). William was married to a Martha Matilda (Woodard) Sumner/Sumler. f anyone can provide me with any information on this family, Please contact me at Thank you, Paul T. Sumler
Paul T. Sumler <
Bowie,Md., USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000

I was born in Kentucky. I am working on my family tree. Would appreciate any information anyone can give me on Alex Short. His son Jolly Short was my dad. Thank you.
Ina Mae Short Wynn <>  
piqua, ohio, us - Wednesday, February 09, 2000

Nice place to work
bubbyjacobs <
pippapasses ky, - Wednesday, February 09, 2000

Hi everyone in Hazard. Don and I left Hazard in 68. We have never forgot home. This web site was wonderful. Really enjoyed it. I still miss home. We both graduated from M. C. Napier in 68. Anyone remember us please let us know. Love Don and Marcia
Don and Marcia Miller <
Hopkinsville, Ky., - Wednesday, February 09, 2000

I was born in Gorman Hollar better known as Bluegrass Hollar. My mother is Della Ann Couch and my father is Raleigh Couch. Born 8/13/41.
Willie Shirl Couch
Kentucky, - Tuesday, February 08, 2000

Hello, Hazard: My how your website gives me a chance to walk the streets of Hazard as I often do in my mind. Especially Don's, Nell and Dell at the Sweet Shoppe, those were the days of all days. I graduated from Hazard Hi in 1952 and looking for an old friend of mine, Joanne Wilder, who married Winston Noplis, who later deceased. If anyone knows where Joanne may be, please email me at I.HANSEL@ATT.NET. I have really enjoyed the time spent today on the Hazard WEbsite. Found a Cousin, some more of my Couch kin. Ida Lee Hansel, Spartanburg, SC
Ida Lee Hansel <I.HANSEL@ATT.NET
Spartanburg, SC USOFA - Tuesday, February 08, 2000

I thought that I would never miss the mountains...But I sure miss waking up to the beautiful orange glow of the sunrise on the top of any Hazard mountain.
Tom Brashear <
Lexington, KY, USA - Monday, February 07, 2000

NC recently was hard hit by ice and snow storms which caused 1,000 to be with out power for days. Our power was restored after 6 days because of a contracted crew from Hazard, Kentucky and their willingness to go above and beyond their normal duties. We want to thank them by sending a letter to the local paper. Can anyone provide me with the local newspaper address - or better yet e-mail address? Thanks.
Laura Davidson <
Monroe, NC, USA - Monday, February 07, 2000

I was born in 1944 at Combs Ky Lived in Hazard Blue Diamond Coal Co. housing Dad worked for the coal co. for years Hard times at that time as I remember.
Will Feltner <
Indiana , - Sunday, February 06, 2000

Hey! I just found the site and I really enjoyed looking at it. I am 15 years old and these pictures interested me. Good Job!
Brandie Brewer <
Hazard, KY - Sunday, February 06, 2000

Hello, just found this Hazard site. Its great. I have seen a lots of names that I recognize. My name is Roy Everett Couch, I am the son of Henry & Zola Couch (both deceased), My Grandfather was Noah Couch of Blue Grass Hollow, everyone just called him Uncle Noah, has always drove a horse and wagon to town. I went to school in Hazard up to the third grade, then moved to Michigan. I finished school in Michigan with a lot of other kids from Kentucky. Just to mention a few, there were the Ritchies, Noes, Sizemores, Bakers, Watts, Combs, etc. I guess they all came up with their parents as the cold mines started to close down and the auto business started to boom in MI. My Father Henry Couch had seven (7) brothers (Eli, William, Joe, Monroe, Richmond, Ira, Farmer) all have passed away but they left a lot of family members scattered throughout Kentucky, Ohio & Michigan. I see where someone (Darlene Couch) from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was looking for information on a William Couch who was a deputy sheriff and Hazard City Police Officer in the old days, well my uncle Will (William Couch) could have been that person. He served as a police officer and deputy sheriff in the 30s and 40s. Uncle Eli was also a officer in the old days. I also noticed a letter from a Michael Couch from Springfield, Ohio. I know we are related, Billy & Ethel are my first cousins, Billy is the son of William & Sarah Couch of Leather-wood. This is great. I am retired and have lots of time to communicate with folks that write this site. please contact me at
Roy Everett Couch <
Ann Arbor, Michigan, Washtenaw - Sunday, February 06, 2000

Went to m.c. napier high school in the early 50s now live in savannah GA. and have been for 45 years any one remembers this old boy give me a holler. Great site GOD Bless.
John Tramell <>
Savannah Georiga, Chatham - Saturday, February 05, 2000

Your site is excellent! I often use the web to find info on towns I would like to visit, but rarely are there enough photos to get much of an idea. All chamber of commerce sites should do as you have done. Great job. I hope to come and see Hazard soon!
stephen stickel <
austin,tx, - Saturday, February 05, 2000

love to sit and read all the things that people have to say about our county and to try to get in touch with some one who was wanting to know about Monroe Combs and Callaway Combs Jr. my husband is related to them so feel free to email us. We tried to get in touch with these people thru their email address but couldn't get it to go thru. Keep up the good reports coming and I'll keep reading God bless all
Vera Holland <
Hardburly, Perry - Saturday, February 05, 2000

Born on fleet street 1939 Father George D. Boyas Mother Rose Payne, Brother George Boyas Jr. Sister Angelene Boyas North. My father worked and lived in Hazard for over 50 years although we left Hazard at a young age Hazard is always referred to as Home by the family
Angelo Boyas <
Bradenton, fl., usa - Saturday, February 05, 2000

I am seeking Bowling/Bollin/Bowlin, etc spellings from Hazard, Laurel and surrounding Counties. Can anyone help me find descendants of Andrew, Dan, Lewis, Benjamin Martha and Minerva (Vinnia) Bowling? Martha later m. Robert Allen of clay. Thanks
marsha ford <
Lakeside Arizona, usa - Saturday, February 05, 2000

Hello, my father worked in the Blue Diamond Coal Mines, he would tell of bringing in the union to this mine. Along with other great stories unfortunately he passed in 1976 of black lung, he would have been 90 years old. His name was Herbert Begley and was married to Maude Williams, they lived along Tantroft (Buckhorn Lake) raised 8 children there. I was born in Ohio after they moved out for the Lake to be built. It is great to get on and see some of the places my parents took me to as a young child (Mother Goose). Now I am bringing my children every summer to build some wonderful memories for them. Thanks, Lora Begely-Schafer
Lora Begley-Schafer <
W. Liberty, Ohio, - Saturday, February 05, 2000

My wife and I enjoyed all the photos and your guest page. I was born in Hardburly in 1937 and was delivered by Dr. Jingles. We moved to Dwarf Mountain remaining there until 1952. After 22years in the Air Force and 24 years in P.A. and N.C. for some reason Perry County is still home. My father was James K. and my mother Hannah Ritchie-just incase someone is looking for family tree information. I did luck out and marry a Polish Princess. George and Darlene Noble Avon, N.C. e-mail
George Noble <
Avon, NC , - Saturday, February 05, 2000

My twin sister (Laura Rachel) and I graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1974. We have been trying to locate some of our old school friends. Donna Baker, Linda Bundy, and Marlene Barger. We lost contact with them after high school. We would love to hear from them again. If anyone knows how we can get in touch with them please e-mail us.
Linda (Sandlin) Miller <
Hazard ,Ky , USA - Friday, February 04, 2000

My name is John Elias, born at Hardburly, Sept of 1930. Dad was the meat cutter at the company store. We lived on Groundholler. Delivered by Dr. J. W. Jingles. From there Dad worked for Johnny Vermillion in Hazard, we lived, I think on Maple St. From there we moved to my grandfathers farm near Hindman where my siblings and I were reared. Now we live from California, to Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Nebraska, Florida , NC D.C. and some places I cannot recall. There are no direct family in Hindman. But, we still own our farm there. And visit annually. My Mother was Ruth Kilgore Elias from Hindman, and dad was from Whitley Co. His name was Geroge B. Elias. I read the comments with much gusto. And welcome a message from anyone at all. Sincerely, John Elias Reneyo@ AOL. com
John Elias <
Pt. St. Lucie, , Fl 34952 USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000

I think that this is a really great site. I've grown up in and around Hazard all of my life. I worked in the area since graduating high school. I played football for HHS in the late 60s. I lived on Maple Street for twenty years. Moved to Chavies in 1976. Just wanted to hear from any of my friends and classmates. Go Dawgs! Joe
Joe Lynn Johnson <
Hazard, KY, USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000

I am so happy that I found this web site, I can relate to a lot of the names and families from Perry, Knott, and Letcher co. My maiden name was Back my mothers name was Pratt. I am sure that I have relatives living in KY. I moved to Ohio in 1948. I still visit as often as I can. I have family in Letcher, Knott, and Perry, especially Leatherwood. My dad also worked in the Blue Diamond coal co.
Doris Wright <
Batavia ,Ohio, USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000

This is my first time to visit this web site I truly have enjoyed it . If any of my old class mates see this please email me would love to hear from you all. Keep up the good work Hazard Ky. this is God's country
Vera Brewer Holland <
Hardburly, Ky. - Thursday, February 03, 2000

DUNBAR,WV, USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000

I have been researching my husbands family and his mother is from the Hazard, Perry Co., KY McIntire/McIntyre family They later moved to Owsley Co., Ky. I have enjoyed your web page. I found it very interesting if anyone knows of this family please help me in my search. Thanks and keep up the great work... Roberta
Roberta Dooley <
Elizabeth, IN, USA - Wednesday, February 02, 2000

Lots of good times at the Hole in the Wall in Vicco on sat. nights. People living there today will never know what a place it really was back in the fifties. Would like to hear from someone that remembers the same times. THIS IS REALLY A GREAT SITE.
Charles Engle <
Celina Ohio, - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

Enjoyed seeing all the old pictures. I graduated from M. C. Napier in 1990. Would like to hear from any old classmates.
Melanie McIntosh Combs <
Hazard, KY, U.S. - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

Hello Hazard and Perry county. Been quite awhile since I put a message on the net. I still have a few books left [MINING MEMORIES] ABOUT KENMONT COAL CO. WHERE I GREW UP. $24.00 plus s/h total $28.00 call me or write to PAUL ELLINGTON PO BOX 91061 LOUISVILLE KY 40291--PHONE 502 2318819 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE who has ordered my book and lets hope for peace on earth starting in Feb.2000
Paul Ellington <P4449@AOL.COM
LOUISVILLE KY., JEFF. - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

Well Hazard, Blue Diamond, Harveyton & Perry co, sure was glad to find this web site. My family is from Perry co.
Charles Sparks <
Hollywood SC, - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

I moved to Kenmont around 1950 and lived there until they sold out around 1987. I have fond memories of growing up there and would like to hear from anyone who lived there around the same time period I did. I really enjoy this website and hope I can get in contact with someone who used to live there. Thanks.
Larry Fields <
Hazard, Ky, USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

Hello all; I was born and raised in Glomawr. I still come to Hazard every 6 to 8 weeks to visit family and friends. My father (Luther Harvey) is in the nursing home down there. He will be 97 yrs. old in June. I also have a sister (Lorene Duff) and a brother (Earl) still living there. I still think of Hazard as being my home town even though I have been in Cincinnati Ohio for about 40 yrs. I would love to hear from some of my old friends from around there, so anyone reading this Please e-mail me at the above address. You can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy.
Harold (Teenie) Harvey <
Cinti. Ohio - Tuesday, February 01, 2000

My family is from eastern Kentucky, my great-grandpa Goodlow Combs, grandpa Daley "Doc" Watkins, grandma Golda Combs Watkins, great-grandmother Beatrice Combs all lived in Perry county near a small town called Happy.
Meranda Shepherd Bates <
Lexington, KY, USA - Monday, January 31, 2000

My brother & I have sent messages before asking for any old photos of our mom and dad. Joanne (Brashear) Ferguson & John Ferguson. If anybody has any please let me know. Thank You, look forward to hearing from anybody who remembers our family.
Glenn Ferguson <
Gallipolis, Oh, - Monday, January 31, 2000

Hi my name is Jo, and I was born in blue diamond first creek Ky. I'm looking for a picture of the commissary in the 1940's on. if anyone has any info for me please feel free to e-mail me at and attn. Jo
Jo <
Versailles, IN, Ripley - Monday, January 31, 2000

I like reading to see who has visited the guest book. Seeing familiar names is great.
sheila neace colwell <
Bulan KY, - Monday, January 31, 2000

If anyone has any information about my great-grandfather Monroe Combs form Darfork Ky, in the head of the hollow there in Darfork, I am trying to find out as much as I can I remember just a little of him he was a short man but I was told that he packed a gun that was bigger then him sometimes. Thanks.
Lawrence & Kimberly Combs <
Williamsburg, Ky, USA - Sunday, January 30, 2000

I was born in Hazard Ky in 1963 to Callaway Jr & Geneva Combs on June 18th, at Mount Mary Hospital My Dad was born and raised in the head of Darfork Hollow and I would like to find someone that might have known him in his younger days and if someone might have a photo of him I just have one of him and his sister my Aunt Barb, Mom was raised in Lothair section of Hazard Ky, She is doing well and living in Williamsburg Ky, Not far from me. THANK YOU P.S. Love the site
Lawrence & Kimberly Combs <
Williasmburg,Ky, USA - Sunday, January 30, 2000

Hello Hazard! I am from Hazard, and I am proud to say that. I do not currently live there; however most of my family still does. Just wanted to say hey and see ya'll soon.
Missi Hensley-Bobish <
usa - Sunday, January 30, 2000

Great site. I grew up in Manchester. Went to Goose Rock grade school & Red Bird High. I haven't been back in years. Thought I'd never want to come back, But "home is where the heart is". Cant wait to come visit this summer for the Mills family reunion.
Melissa Hackney Crawford <
POST FALLS, ID, USA - Sunday, January 30, 2000

Hello Hazard. Me and Scott both graduated from M. C. Napier in 1989. We were married in 1991 and now have 2 beautiful little girls. They are 3 and 9 1/2 months. Would like to hear from someone.
Sondra Griffie Pollard/Scott Pollard <
Hazard, KY, Perry - Sunday, January 30, 2000

I was raised at Rowdy, Ky. Went to school at Stacy,1st thru 6th, Robinson 7th and 8th, M C Napier 9th thru 12th. finished in 1958. Went to Lees College in Jackson one year. Left for Ohio in 1959 and never moved back.
BROOKVILLE, OH, USA - Sunday, January 30, 2000

This is really a neat web site. I lived in Hazard in the late 50's and went to school there in the early 60's. Then moved to Leslie Co.
Brookhaven, Ms., Lincoln - Saturday, January 29, 2000

I graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1977. Left the area right away and have lost touch with all classmates. Saw some at a reunion in '97. I receive the Kentucky Explorer Magazine out of Jackson, KY it is a great magazine. Would love to hear from anyone from BHS. Lived in Georgia since 1986. First visit to this website. I love it. Keep it up.
Darlene M. McIntosh <
Austell, Georgia, USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000

Hello to all of our friends and members and former members in Hazard. I am a former Pastor of the Historic Town Mountain Baptist Church. This is my first visit to this website. I really enjoyed it all. Keep up the good work. God bless you.
Rev. John B. Nurse, Jr <
Lexington, Ky, Fayette - Saturday, January 29, 2000

My name is Connie Griffie, went to MC Napier in 1969 and 1970. Would love to hear from old school mates. My maiden name was Connie Moore.
KY., PERRY - Saturday, January 29, 2000

Hello, my name is Doris. I was born up Smithsboro, Knott co. in 1940. My dad's name was Bill Back, he married Juda Pratt. I would love to know if there are anyone who remembers Jim Pratt who lived on Masons Creek near Viper. His wife was named Dulcenia Francis. One of their daughters was Mary Dixon Fugate, my mom's sister. My parents and grandparents passed away in the 1940s. Just was wondering if anyone knew anything about any of them Thanks Doris Wright. My email is randor1984
Doris (Back) Wright <randor1984>
Batavia, Ohio, USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000

I was a McLemore before I married. I went to school at Robinson High School been many a year. I lived at Ary now Rowdy. If any one remembers me, e-mail
Belvia Napier <
Brookville OH. , - Saturday, January 29, 2000

Have started a family tree, my first visit to this site, really enjoyed it, brought back old memories. Responses to my request on message board appreciated. Hello to old friends and relatives. Ben
Frank (Benjamin Franklin) Engle <
Aberdeen, OH, - Friday, January 28, 2000

As an old "mountain boy" myself - (Middlesboro, Ky.) I have enjoyed viewing your web site.
Roy Caywood Jr. <
Lexington, Ky., - Friday, January 28, 2000

Hello Hazard. I just wanted to let the Harveys know they all are my cousins. Laura Harvey Feltner is my mother. This is a great site I love it. Thanks, Martha. Email me if you like.
Martha Feltner Barker <MaBarker@SIEDATA.COM
Commiskey, IN, - Friday, January 28, 2000

I love to come here often hoping to find someone who I went to school with. No luck yet but I still keep trying. Went to Viper HI from 47 to 50. Would love to hear from someone.
Nancy (Dixon) Harvey <
Cinti. OH., - Thursday, January 27, 2000

I graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1988. I would love to hear from anyone from school. Love this web site.
Tammey Bailey Morrison <
Georgetown, Ky, - Thursday, January 27, 2000

I have enjoyed looking at your guest book...
Mary Ann Helton <
Madison, WV, - Wednesday, January 26, 2000

Just reading the guestbook. Don't recognize any of the names. I was born in Hazard. Stayed some summers with my grandparents, Bill & Sallie Messer (both dead). My mother was Martha. Still have many relatives in that area. Barbara Messer, Ollie Wells, Nervie Layne, lots of cousins also. Would really love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my family. email me at or ICQ me, my icq # is 43879706.
Hazel <
Kendallville, IN, - Tuesday, January 25, 2000

I would like to update my E-Mail address as it has changed since I posted some notes in the past. Would still like to hear from anyone from the past that might know me. I was born in Bonnyman 1933 and lived also in Walkertown, and Blue Diamond. I have talked to several people from Kentucky lately by E-Mail ( Mollie Henery, Roger Johnson, Kennard White, and William Feltner). Would love to hear from anyone that has pictures of the first creek high school from the past. Thanks Charles Fields
Charles Fields Jr <
Santa Rosa Bch, Fl., - Tuesday, January 25, 2000

My name is Mike I'm 19 from the big "Walkertown". I graduated from Hazard High School in 1998. I would like to give a shout out to my homies: Trent Williams, Brian Duff, James Brewer, Jimmy Westerfield, Wayne Neace, Woodrow Dunn, and Tiffany.
Michael Abel <
Hazard, Kentucky, - Monday, January 24, 2000

I have really enjoyed this site.
Sally Miller Gayhart <
Hazard/Perry County, - Monday, January 24, 2000

I was born in Glomawr in 1934. Lived at Lothair when the 1957 flood occurred. Moved to West Virginia in 1959. My sister is Lorene Duff Dad, Luther Harvey. Brother Earl Harvey.
Leaarlene Harvey Ferguson <
Dunbar, WV, - Monday, January 24, 2000


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