Guest Book Archive
March 1999 to June 1999

I am doing research for my mother. I am interested in any
information on the White family that lived in Hazard/Perry Co. My
grandfather's name was Ermal White, his father was Allison White who
was married to Sally. Other names of there children include: Alonzo,
Price, Pearl, Charley, Arvel, Jewel, Doshia and Grace. All are
descendants of Robert White. Any information would be appreciated!
This is a wonderful web site, Thank you.
Melissa <brauns@theinnet.net
IN,  - Monday, June 28, 1999 

Hi, I was born in Hazard in '64. Mom and Dad are Peter and Lorraine
Adams {Pennington} Grandparents were Fraiser and Lizie Adams{Wells}
and Boyd Pennington and Alma Eldrige {Baker} -still around Any
relatives there send me a note! Delphia
Delphia Burchett {Adams} <shera@netdirect.net
Indiana,  - Monday, June 28, 1999 

Hello my name is Wilma Mattox, my maiden name is Feltner. I love
Hazard and all of KY. I lived at Grapevine and Sixteen. Carl Feltner
was my dad & Nora Feltner, Fugate is my mother. I love the web pages,
pictures, all the hard work.
wilma mattox <mattox@citrus.infi.com
homosassa, florida  - Sunday, June 27, 1999

Having the Hazard web site made it possible to find relatives I
started looking for in December of 1998. However, it would not have
been possible had it not been for wonderful people willing to share
information with a stranger. Good luck to those that are looking.
Joan Stidham Hunter <JCH1946@Yahoo.Com>
Blythewood, SC,  - Sunday, June 27, 1999

I was born on Laurel Street in Hazard 31 January 1927, My father was
Taylor Barnett who worked on the L&N RR as a brakeman. I remember a
man who lived next door named BUCK JONES and I associated his name
with that of the movie star of the same name. I plan to visit this
site often Thank you
Gordon V. Barnett <barnett@c-magic.com
Brunswick, MO,  - Saturday, June 26, 1999

A Great surprise to find this site while browsing. Thanks to those
responsible. I'm Will Barnett born in Jackson, 1935. Parents Taylor &
Nancy Barnett. Lived in Hazard from 1946 to 1951, moved to
Louisville...now in Florida. Related to Deatons, Shoemakers.
wrbarnett@gulfcoast.net
Will R Barnett <wrbarnett@gulfcoast.net
LaBelle Fl,  - Saturday, June 26, 1999

I was born in Maysville, my fathers family is from there & around
Dover, my mother's family is from Hazard. I love both places. My
grandmother is Nancy Combs Noble & grandfather is Jake Noble. Her
mother is buried at Lotts Creek up by Hunter Orphan. We plan to go up
after the 4th of July & clean the cemetery as where a lot of family
is buried. My husband and I plan to camp and clean. What a better way
to spend your vacation. Like I said, I love Hazard.
Mary <qhorses@computers-plus.net
Hillsboro, OH,  - Friday, June 25, 1999

This web page is awesome. I have lived in California all my life and
for a short time I left California to live in Kentucky. I fell in
love with the State and the city I lived <London>. I always wanted
to visit Hazard since I lived in Laurel County but did not have the
opportunity. I will be back to Kentucky and will make extra effort
to visit Hazard. I worked in Richmond, Kentucky for University Books
and Supplies and would like to say hi to all of the employees there.
They made my stay pleasant. Kentucky sure is beautiful. You are so
lucky to be living in Kentucky especially in Laurel County. I
promise I will be back soon I hope.
Dee Snead
Hesperia, CA,  - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 14:28:53 

Looking for anyone that went to the ole Lothair School around the
years of 57, 58, 59.
Peggy Cuddy <PEGDAY66@AOL.COM
Indianapolis. IN,  - Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 21:46:08 

I have enjoyed this website. It is a pleasure to revisit home from
here in Florida. However, I would like to see some pictures from the
late 60's and early 70's. I was growing up in Hazard during that
time. Lamar Richie's page was a great link. It was great to see the
1964 "Bulldog" on his page. The Hazard City School site was great
also. Wonder if that is Coach Farler as the webmaster? It would be
great to hear from any old friends online. I have tried several of
the Email address and they did not work. I look forward to visiting
the site more often, and look forward to a reunion of friends. If any
of the HHS Class of "69" see this, email me about our 30 yr.
reunion. May God Bless Bruce "Boomer" Williams
Bruce "Boomer" Williams <brucewilliams@hotmail.com
Fort Walton Beach, Fl,  - Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 17:37:21 

Hello Hazard, oh hometown of mine. Love this site, just revisited
it today after months of staying away. I graduated MCN in 1990 if
any others out there did, send me an email. Would love to reconnect
with some old buddies!
Stephanie Fields-Tomlinson <StephanieTomlinson@realtor.com
White House, TN,  - Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 15:35:28 

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENT LUCIEN LILY? HE WAS
MY FATHER. IF SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME.
JOYCE BATES <RBates4047>
JAX. FL,  - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 21:01:31 

Those pictures sure bring back old memories
Dexter Halcomb <dhalcomb@webtv.net
Bowling green, ky,  - Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 16:20:28 

i'm wondering if anyone can help me. i know that the dukes of
hazzard was not filmed there or based on real people of things there
<i hope> but i am coming to visit nonetheless. the help i need is
some advice for what to do there. i would like to spend 3-4 hours in
hazard to get the feel. i'm a big "dukes" fan so ive got to get at
least a picture. i would also like to eat at a non-tourist place,
somewhere the locals go. give me advice on what is a must to see
too. i appreciate it! oh, if you know how to get there from
danville, ky please include that too. you guys rock!
josh fuller <joshanator@yahoo.com
phoenix, az,  - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 16:56:15 

I was born 1929 in Glomawr, Ky. I lived there until 1944 then moved
to Barberton, Ohio. There's a lot of things I love about Perry Co. I
was married at the Court House in Hazard 1953 to Hattie Fern Napier.
My Father Troy Lewis lived at Glomawr until his death a few years
ago. I do return to that part of the world often. My Dad's family all
came from Morgan, Co. We were almost all poor back in those days, yet
I just knew I was as anyone else. I've learned a lot off this webb,
and want to learn much more, so please contact me if you want to hear
lot's of old tales about home. Lester L. Lewis Lester Lewis :
lester.lewis5@gte.net
Lester L. Lewis <Lester Lewis : lester.lewis5@gte.net
Gainesville, Fl.,  - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 12:37:54 

MANY THANKS FOR THE SITE, I'M A NATIVE OF PERRY--PIKE--CLAY CO. AND
SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE THERE--I WORKED FOR M.S.A. CO. OF PITTSBURGH,PA
FOR 36 YEARS. AND KNOW THE AREA WELL. AM LOOKING FOR INPUT BY MY MANY
FRIENDS FROM KY, WE MOVED AND RETIRED TO FL IN 1993 AND LOVE FL AND
ALSO OUR ROOTS IN KY.. SEND MAIL wOODY HURLEY 6/99
WOODROW HURLEY SR <WOODY@BREVARD.NET
INDIAN HARBOUR BCH,FL,  - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 21:23:55 

I thought I knew EVERYBODY from Hazard. I guess I was wrong. I was
told that would happen eventually, if I lived long enough. Obviously
I have. I was looking for info re: my old classmates and friends from
the graduating class of 1974 from Hazard High, but would love to hear
from any of you guys. Does anyone have current info about Celia
Buckner? I wish the best of luck to all who read this.
Debra Fouts <DFouts2956@aol.com
LexingtonKY,  - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 07:48:26 

I miss Hazard. Spent a lot of time there. I used to strip coal for
Sigmon, and several other places. I'm originally from Somerset. Coal
buisness got bad and I ended up here in Jax. Fl.
ALAN LILLY <RUBADSCRUB@aol.com
Jax.Fl.,  - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 19:25:45 

This page rocks baby, yeah!! you can always talk to friendly people
or argue with them, what ever you choose
Brandon Muncy
Hazard,  - Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 17:07:55 

I love reading about Hazard when I can't visit. I graduated from
MCN in 1960. Would love to hear from my friends and classmates.
This website is almost as good as a visit home.
Judy Moore <JAM@AOL.COM
HAMILTON, OH,  - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 17:48:11 

Hello to all my Asher and HALCOMB relatives in Bee Hive Holler in
Perry County! I am the granddaughter of Laurie Cornett and Grant
Asher. My parents were Ethel Asher and Frank Dempsey HALCOMB. I was
born on Big Leatherwood Creek and my Daddy was born in Harlan KY.
Hope more pictures get posted on this site....if not, I may have to
come back and take a look at Perry County again! Best Wishes...
F. Dorothy HALCOMB <dorothyhalcomb@hotmail.com
Nashville TN,  - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 13:46:20 

I really like this page. I am a 1990 grad from MCN, I would love to
hear from any old friends, drop me a line at rosemaryr@se-tel.com.
Rosemary Cottongame Rowe <rosemaryr@se-tel.com
Blackey, Ky,  - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 18:51:50 

My Papa and Granny name is Ford and Ella Barger, they lived in
Bowlington until 1958. He was the Postmaster and General store owner
for all most 30 years. If anyone with any pictures or remember this
time period I really like if any information at all. All my aunts and
uncle went to the Buckhorn school that sits were the lodge does sit
now. I really like your web site. Also, my papa new Mary
Breckinridge, the Founder of the Frontier Nursing Service.
Marcia <msnoe@wildcatblue.com
Richmond, Ky,  - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 16:31:11 

The response that I got from my question about Mother Goose was
awesome. I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me. Now, I want to
throw another one out to you! Does anyone remember "Cookie", the guy
who drove a garbage can lid and even fed the parking meter to park
it? I think he used to live over the fire station. I wonder too, what
happened to him? I don't guess he is still around. I just love this
site. I come to it almost every day. It is almost like being at home
again! Again, thanks for the e-mails
Calla<Kay>White <Yorenikel@aol.com
Nicholasville, KY,  - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 05:01:49 

What a great website! I enjoy it when I am really homesick. My
husband Carl and I are both DCHS grads. He in 94 and I in 95. He is
currently employed at Toyota Manufacturing and I work at Georgetown
Community Hospital. We come home every chance we get because Central
Kentucky just isn't home. I guess you can take your heart out of the
mountains, but you can't take the mountains out of your heart! I
would love to hear from anyone else who graduated from DCHS in the
early 90's.
S. Eddington <SladawnE@aol.com
Cynthiana, KY,  - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 15:44:20 

Hello Everyone in Hazard, KY My dad's family grew in Hazard; his
name is Samuel C. Hicks. His brothers and sisters are Walter,
Wallace, and the late Johnny Hicks. Sisters are Ethel Bellamy
Jackson, Lena Gall, Emily Shepard, and the late Rachel Meyer. They
are the children of the late Charlie and Dicie Hicks. If anyone can
remember my faimly please leave comments in guest book and I will
reply. Thank you, Melissa Hicks
Melissa A Hicks
Scottsburg,Indiana,  - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 15:21:26 

Be there for Clutts wedding on 10/11/99 BE READY.
Tutt <Tutt@azstarnet.com
 - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 21:37:57 

I would like to add a few of my memories of Hazard and Allais. We
lived at the head of Allais Holler until we moved to Hamilton Ohio in
the early 40's My family owned most of the land where the vocational
school was built. My Aunt Grace Combs still lives in Allais. My
grandfather was know as Laboring John Walker. My father was Joe
Walker. My Aunt Cass owned a store on Allais road between the highway
bridge and the railroad bridge. My Aunt Maddie lived on the hill
above the old commissary. If any one remembers any of my family,
please contact me at lloyd@infocom.com
Lloyd Walker <lloyd@infocom.com
Cambridge City , Indiana  - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 10:12:28 

I enjoy visiting the Hazard web site often. I am a 1972 graduate of
HHS and would love to hear from any old or new friends.
Dirk Flinchum <dirkf@kih.net
Hazard, KY,  - Sunday, June 06, 1999 at 10:10:37 

This is really a great site. I enjoy reading everyone's comments. I
am very interested in the Mother Goose building. I would love to know
who came up with the idea and who built it. I would also like to know
what it is being used for now. I was born in Lothair and remember my
Aunt taking me to get icecream. It was like a dairy-freeze or maybe a
market. If anyone knows any past or present history, please e-mail
me. I'd love to know more about this.
Calla <Kay>White <Yorenikel@aol.com
NicholasvilleKY,  - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 19:22:17 

I'm interested in the history of the Mother Goose Market. I was born
in Lothair, and remember my aunt taking me there when I was about 5
years old, to get ice cream. I think the building is so neat, and
would love to know what it is being used for now. If anyone knows
the past and present history, I'd love to know, please e-mail me.
Calla White <Kay> <Yorenikel>
Nicholasville KY,  - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 19:26:56 

I love this page also. I was not born in this beautiful state but my
father was from Hardburly. I understand it is near Hazard or part of
it . His name was Edward Ray Pratt His father was Harlan Pratt. My
father worked for his father on a 90 acre farm near Insko Kentucky
from May 1933 to October 1939. I am reading this from his discharged
papers from the Army which he served in WW2. Insro is the place where
he last attended school. He left school in 1933. He had brothers named
James Frank Odie Charlie Ollie Rollie Rallie and he had a sister
named Rovie. Her grand daughter was named Omaffe. My father married
Flodia Killgore. Every one called them Ray and Flo. Please if you
knew them or still know a cousin named June Pratt you can reach me
at e-mail address LAY-DEDYE-50@worldnet.att.net I want to find my
daddy's family who we all miss very much. Oh yes he also had a
brother named Aronld and he lived and died in Indiana. Omaffe lived
for a time in West Land Michigan. I can remember visiting all of my
childhood and the happest times of my life was spent down there.
Please don't ever get rid of this site where would people like me go
to visit. Thank you very much.
Diane <Pratt> Putzey <LAY-DEDYE-50@worldnet.att.net
Royal Oak MI.,  - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 23:10:30 

NICE SIGHT I AM TRYING TO LOCATE KENNETH BACK BORN AROUND VIPER WE
WENT IN THE AIR FORCE TOGETHER IN 1956 I HAVENT SEEN HIM SINCE BASIC
TRAINING IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO ON HIM PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH
HUBERT HOSKINS AT HVHFISHIN@AOL.COM THANKS VERY MUCH HUBERT
HUBERT HOSKINS <HVHFISHIN@AOL.COM
VERONA OHIO,  - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:55:54 

I just found this website and it is wonderful. I can't wait to show
it to my Grandpa. Almost my entire family is originally from Hazard,
Leatherwood and Blue Diamond. Stacy and Tunstall are my Grandparents
last names. I'm trying to start researching my roots, and this is a
gold mine of info. I spent many vacations in Hazard as a kid, and
loved it. I've got a feeling that I'll be spending a lot of time at
this site. Also if anyone has any info on these family names, it
would be wonderful.
Casey Berry <jcberry@mail2.wesnet.com
Camden,Ohio,  - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 15:18:56 

THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE. I'M TRYING TO TRACE MY FAMILY ROOTS. MY
FATHER JOHNNIE EDWARD JONES WAS FROM HAZARD AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY
INFORMATION REGARDING THE JONES FAMILY OR HOSKINS FAMILY. PLEASE E-
MAIL ME. I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON JOHNNIE EDWARD OR JACKSON
JONES AND HARVEY OR JIMMY HOSKINS.
YOLANDA SANTANA <YOLANDAMGA@AOL.COM>
MUNDELEIN, IL,  - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 12:36:46 

My father Kelly Williams is from Perry County, he relocated to Ohio
in the 1950's. He was born in raised in Ary. We spent many summers
in Perry County. I lived in Hazard in the late 1970's early 80's.
My grandfather was Jessie Williams born and raised in Ary, my
grandmother was Emma <Young> Williams from Lotts Creek. We have some
information on my grandmothers side of the family, but very little on
my grandfathers side. If anyone has any information please feel
free to e-mail me. I am trying to get a family history album
together for my daughter and granddaughter. My daughter's last name
is Ritchie, her father was from Ball Creek. Her grandfather was
Marcus Ritchie from Ball Creek and her grandmother was
Janice<Risner>Ritchie from Hindman, I believe. I would like any
information posible so I can complete this album for her to pass on
to her daughter.
Dema Furaitar <demfur@niia.net
Michigan City Indiana,  - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 23:16:57 

my name is hilary vittitow. i am 9. my mom and i look at the
pictures of hazard. i like to go to hazard to see my aunt letha. i
have grandparents that lived in hazard but i dont remember them
because they died before i was born. i would like for someone to
send me stories about my grandparents <olive and victor tedesco> so
i can tell my friends stuff about them. thanks, hilary ---i love
hazard and the mountains and my brother does.
hilary vittitow <vittitow@ne.infi.net
etown, ky,  - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 09:57:15 

thanks for the hazard web site. I have received answers from and
talked to three people from there since posting my note. they are
wilmer white <which now lives about 20 miles from me in florida >
also kennard white who now lives in n.c. Got a E-mail from william
<bill> Feltner from blue diamond. I am looking forward to coming to
the area in sept' for the reunion.< If anyone could give me the exact
date I would appreciate it <the blue diamond reunion >.Thanks again
Charles Fields
Charles Fields <cef@gnt.net
17-1 shannon dr. seagrove bch. fl. 32459,  - Monday, May 31, 1999
at 07:16:03 

I grew up in Christopher, attended grade school at Cornett Hill and
high school at Vicco. My parents were Everett and Cindy Thorpe. Any
old timers out there in Webland?
Pauline Thorpe Hoover <pauline@cstone.net
Scottsville, VA,  - Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 20:39:32 

Many thanks.......from the KINCAID FAMILY. Because of your message
board, I was put in touch with a dear cousin. I can't thank you
enough. It has been wonderful to exchange memories and to become part
of one another's lives, as our grandfathers were <brothers>. We are
both part of the of the KINCAID family, from all parts of Perry
County. My grand-father, OSCAR KINCAID and hers, ROSCOE KINCAID,
married Ky.gals and had big families. My fathers name was REECE
C.KINCAID, and I would love to hear from anyone who knew my family.
They had a very interesting history and my father and each of his
four brothers served in WW2. His brother, Glenn KINCAID was killed on
D day over in France. My Dad was in the US NAVY. My grandfather owned
the cemetery in Hazard, at one time. My cousin that I met, has now
written several articles for The Kentucky Explorer Magazine. I'd love
to hear from anyone, who knew our family. Sharon Kincaid Wininger
wininger@a-o.com
Sharon Kincaid Wininger <wininger@a-o.com
Horse Shoe, N.C.,  - Sunday, May 30, 1999 at 13:24:35 

My father was born in Hazard. His name was Paul Thomas. He died
when I was 5 or 6. I really can't remember him all that well. If
anyone knew him please get in touch with me. He married Ruth Cherry a
long time before I was born, and then they divorced and then
remarried a year before I was born. I don't know anything about my
grandparents, but I do know my two aunts, Flo, who died a while back,
and Rosie who I believe is still living. If you know anything,
please contact me.
Cathy Thomas Johnson <junior_jr@clds.net
Hinesville, GA,  - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 21:18:57 

I love this page because my father grew up in Hazard. It is nice to
see what the town looked like when he was young. I often visited
there when I was younger but unfortunately I don't get back as often
as I would like anymore. I still have family there. My grandpa was
Jesse Williams and my grandma was Emma<Young>Williams. I hope to be
back there soon. I miss it.
Rita<Williams>Finazzo <toak@earthlink.net
 - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 20:53:55 

I was born in bonnyman Feb. 14th 1933. I went to grade school there
and also walkertown, and lothair. I went to high school at hazard and
first creek. I played basketball for first creek in 1948-49 and then
went in the service. my dad Charles <Charlie> Fields sr. worked at
blue diamond for 28 years. I have cousins living in the area but I do
not know how to get in contact with them. They are Denver and damon
campbell. I had a best friend in 1942-46 by the name of harold carter
of bonnyman Went to school and played ball with a good friend named
jackie bunch of blue diamond. If any one knows of or can help me
locate any of these people I would appreciate it. Also would love to
know where I could get any pictures of the old company towns of
bonnyman and blue diamond. Would also like to know what happened to
my past friends <wilmer white of walkertown and Joyce terry of
Lothair. Thanks and E-mail me if any one wished to talk about old
times. Charles E Fields 17-1 shannon dr. santa rosa bch.fl.32459
Charles E. Fields <cef@gnt.net
Santa Rosa Bch. Fl.,  - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 15:14:10 

Hello everyone! I am a lifelong resident of Perry County. I love
Hazard and Perry County, and I would never leave my home. I want my
daughter to grow up with the same environment that I did. I am 25
years old, married, one child and attend H. C. C. full-time <currently
have a 4.0!>. I am also a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, so
if you need service or have referrals, keep me in mind! I love these
mountains.
Sn Walls <srwalls@mis.net
Hazard, KY,  - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 15:09:14 

What's up everyone, not much here. Where is everyone these days.
PC <pbrown26@hotmail.com>
HAZARD,KY,  - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 18:16:56 

Love this site. In case any of my old friends need to get in touch,
here's the address: annie@haz-uky.campuscwix.net
Annie T. Williams <annie@haz-uky.campuscwix.net>
Hazard, KY,  - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 11:08:40 

My father, Tommy Newberry, is from Hazard, Ky. My grandmother,
Sylvia Newberry still lives in Hazard. We visit her often. My
father has shown me many pictures of Hazard and when I visit I try to
explore a little of my heritage. The photos were very exciting to
see. My Great Uncle Luther Newberry ran a taxi service in Hazard. I
learned a little bit more about Taxi Alley. Thanks for the heritage
memories. I will try to get my father over to see these pictures.
Tammy Newberry <repowell01@aol.com
Hampton, Virginia  - Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 16:58:50 

HI MY NAME IS BRENDA TOLSON AND I LIVED IN HAZARD .KY IN THE 60'S I
WENT TO HAZARD HIGH ..LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT KNEW MY MOTHER OR
FATHER ..CARL OR JEAN TOLSON ..GRANDMOTHER WAS MIMA DELPH ..PLEASE
EMAIL ME WITH ANY INF. YOU MAY HAVE ..ALSO LOOKING FOR FRIENDS THAT
LIVED NEXT DOOR THEY WERE ROY OR CLYDE DAVISION..ANY INF. WOULD BE
VERY HELPFUL ...I LOVE HAZARD AND VISIT OFTEN...
BRENDA TOLSON HAGAN <SSUGARTREE@AOL.COM
 - Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 14:16:26 

My parents, Corb and Vivian <Sexton> Flannery left Lothair for
Florida in November 1955; but we left our hearts in the hills of
Perry County. The photos from the 40s and 50s bring back so many
great memories! Main Street, 4-H parades, HBI field and the terrific
fast-pitch softball games of the early 50's, the Bombers, the Grand-
Vu, the Cinema, the Virginia Theater, <the Family Theater!>, Smiley's
Drive In, and Bobby Davis Pool!! Mom and Dad are gone, but my
brother Larry and I return now and then for a "reality check" and to
re-focus on where we began. Thanks to all who keep this site alive!
Go Bulldogs! Go Bombers! Go Maggard's Softball Team..1953 Perry
County Men's Softball Champs! <you can look it up!> C. Michael
Flannery Director of Security U.S. Agency for International
Development 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington D.C. 20523
Corbett M. "Mike" Flannery <mpsl@erols.com>
Herndon, Virginia  - Tuesday, May 25, 1999 at 05:56:41 

Just curious about this site. My family is originally from Perry Co.
Ann Thorpe <shamrockgirl1@go.com
Palm Bay, FL,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 21:05:07 

Hello Hazard!! Hazard is a wonderful place to live! My family and I
have lived here all our lives. I wouldn't leave the mountains for
anything. Oh and most important of all... Go Bulldogs!!
kathy gay <katcheer_dawgs@hotmail.com
hazard,KY,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 15:50:25 

I GRADUATED FROM HHS IN 1965. GREAT WEB PAGE ON LIFE IN HAZARD AND
THE PEOPLE STILL LIVING THERE. HAZARD WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART BUT
MY HOME IS NOW IN FLORIDA. I LIVED ON MAPLE STREET FROM 1947-1970.
ANY OLD FRIENDS MAY CONTACT ME AT rayjohns@bellsouth.net
Ray Gene Johnson <rayjohns@bellsouth.net
Panama City, Florida,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 15:49:41 

I just want to say that this site is very inspirational. It has
quite a lot of knowledge to it. The photos are amazing! I enjoy
history, and especially history about my home.
Brenda Shepherd <In-Daskize@webtv.net
Hazard, Ky,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 08:36:27 

I really enjoyed this site! It is amazing to see how many people in
different states that are from Hazard. I would like to see more sites
and web pages of the 70's.
Joanne Holbrooks <JoanneHolbrooks@sba.gov
Hazard, Ky,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 08:32:04 

Enjoyed your site very much! I'm from Knott County, but a lot of my
past is wrapped up in Hazard & Perry county. Was referred to your
page by Bill Akers, a fellow employee, who was born and raised in
Hazard.
Rutherford Smith <rsmith@thepoint.net
Louisville, KY,  - Monday, May 24, 1999 at 05:26:57 

GREAT SIGHT I WAS BORN IN KENMONT MOVED TO VIPER WENT TO VIPER AND
DILCE COMBS SCHOOL MY PARENTS ARE ELMER BADEYE AND JESSIE HOSKINS I
LEFT VIPER IN 1956 WENT IN THE AIR FORCE STAYED IN FOR EIGHT YEARS
ALL MY FAMILY MOVED TO THE DAYTON AREA BEFORE I GOT OUT THAT'S HOW I
WOUND UP HERE I STILL TRY TO GET BACK HOME ABOUT THREE TIMES A YEAR I
ATTEND THE VIPER AND KENMONT REUNIONS AND THE HALL REUNION WHEN I CAN
THIS IS MY NEW NO. HVHFISHIN@AOL.COM WOULD BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM
ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS THE HOSKINS FAMILY
HUBERT HOSKINS <HVHFISHIN@AOL.COM
VERONA OHIO,  - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 14:50:47 

I left Perry County at such an early age, but it's always calling me
back. Hope to make a sentimental journey back to Hazard, etc., this
year. Was born in 1934 in Tribbey, a coal mining town, so they tell
me. Father, Raymond Morgan; mother Florence Brewer. Dad worked in
the mines. One grandpa was Andrew Jackson Brewer, a "hellfire and
brimstone" preacher. Paternal grandmother was born Laura Bell Combs.
Would love to find someone related to her or find out who her father
and mother were. Alas, so many Combs families in Perry Co. Don't
know here to begin. I am told that her siblings' names were Leno,
Walter, Quinton, and Ollie? My mother said she named me after another
"Gatha Jean" that she knew and admired. It is such an unusual name.
Wonder if anyone has heard of another Gatha Jean around Hazard. When
I was born, a cousin was staying at our house in Tribbey. Saw him a
few years back at a family reunion for a couple of minutes <didn't
recognize him, of course>. But he may be still living in Sassafras.
His name is Bill McIntosh. Well, if anyone has any insight or
thoughts on any of this rambling, would love to hear from you. Jean
Gatha Jean Morgan <grandmajean@thegrid.net
Paso Robles, CA,  - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 01:45:55 

I enjoyed this site very much. I am hoping that some of my hometown
friends will see my message and contact me. I graduated from HHS in
1986. If any of you are out there send me a message soon!
jane ann sizemore <janesizemore@hotmail.com
Richmond, KY,  - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 20:35:43 

I have had several family members die in the past couple years, this
has peaked my interest in finding as many family members and
relatives in our family tree. My father <Everett C Jones> was born in
Hazard in 1934, his parents were David & Zola Jones, her maden name
was Johnson. We are also relatives of the Couch's & Kilburn's. I was
so excited when I came upon your web site. I had an Uncle who lived
in Hazard all his life up until he died several years ago, his name
was Johnny Jones. My great great grandmother was on the front page
of the Hazard Herald back in the late 40's or early 50's. I am in
search of that photo or clipping, her name was Sally Ann Kilburn,
she was a 104 or 106 years old when the photo was taken, she was
sitting in a rocking chair and had a pipe in her hand...at least this
is how I remember it, I was very young when I saw this picture. My
great grandmother lived in Hazard most of her life and her name was
Nanny Bell Johnson. If any of these names are familiar to you please
e-mail me, I would love to here from you.
Sandra <Jones> Papas <Tomcat165@att.com
Arvada, Co,  - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 17:58:36 

Great web site!!!! Brings back many memories of having grown up in
Hazard. I am the youngest son of Judge Don Ward and Hazel F. Ward,
was a 1972 graduate of HHS. I have been living in Versailles, Ky for
22 years, am the owner of Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, and am the
Woodford County Coroner. I don't get back to Hazard very often, my
father died in 1993 and mother lives in Lexington. Would love to
hear from old friends.
Steve Ward <funeral@aol.com
Versailles, KY,  - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 09:00:18 

Hi, I would like any info that anyone has on my father, Lawrence
<Buddy> Noble. He was born in Hazard to Myrtle and Monroe Noble. He
was killed in a barroom fight in 1967 when I was 4 years old. This is
all the info I have on him if anyone knew him please e-mail me. I
would appreciate any memories of him so that I can share them with my
6 year old identical twin daughters and my 3 year old daughter. All 3
of them look like their Papaw Buddy and I would like for them and for
me to know him better. Thank you for anything you can pass on to us.
Teresa <Noble> Wagers
Teresa <Noble> Wagers <tessatwins@yahoo.com
London, Ky.,  - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 16:30:47 

I was born at home down behind the old Pine Lodge. I was raised on
Lotts Creek, mostly up in the head of Big Stankin Holler. I went the
first six years of school at Grigsby grade school. Are there any
Grigsby Grade school alumni out there. We had three rooms, the little
room, the middle room, and the big room. What a great little school
that was. We had no library, but we had a library truck that came
around once a week to let us check out books to read. The lady that
drove the truck was Mrs. Marvel or Mrs. Marble. One of the other. We
had Halloween parties, Christmas plays and various other activities
to keep us busy. Every morning when the cowbell rang we lined up
outside the doors and said the pledge of Allegiance. Afterwards we
had a singing period when everyone would sing several songs. At
lunchtime we could go down to Marcum's store and get our lunch.
Marcum's was a little general store that was a short distance down
the road. He would make you a bologna sandwich, with a thick slice of
bologna a slice of cheese and a dollop of mayo. a bag of potato chips
and a coke all for a quarter. This is where we learned to put out
peanuts in our pop. They closed Grigsby and bussed all the students
off the creek to the bigger schools. I wonder if that was for the
best. That's progress I guess. I went to Combs grade school for the
seventh and eighth grade and then on to M. C. Napier for high school.
I graduated 1969. Its been 30 years since I got out of school.
Looking back from far away I wouldn't trade Kentucky and the people
for any other way of life. Gene Combs
Eugene Combs <bostonbiue.aol.com> 
Massachuettes,  - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 14:39:33 

I was born in 1952 to Arthur and Millie Cornett in the great little
town of Fourseam. I was the youngest of a brood that consisted of six
brothers and two sisters <Paul, Taylor, Leon, John, William, Grant,
Shirley, Joan, and me "Arthur Junior". From the date of my birth to
1972, hazard was my home. I remember attending the proud little
schools of that era, Fourseam, Cornett Hill elementary and Dilce
Combs High school. Like everything else in life, there were good
times and bad times. At the time though I only recognized the bad.
There were no McDonalds, no skating rinks, no bowling. Hell, there
was nothing for us kids to do. We were trapped in a time with no
cable or video games to give our life meaning. we were poor and
hopeless. Just killing time, until we could all grow up and escape
from our mountain prison. I'm now 47 years old and living the good
life. I have satellite TV, VCR's, DVDs, games, computers, etc. I'm
employed by the postal service and make more in a year than my dad
did in twenty years of back breaking work in the coal mines. A job
that repaid him with an early Black lung grave. All this reminds me
of an old saying that comes to me more and more often as I grow old.
"you don't know what you've got until it's gone". All the times of my
youth that I considered so horrible, now seem anything but. I
remember the happy times. Times of simple games and simple choices.
Times spent on concrete basketball courts in pick up games that
lasted until we couldn't see the backboards. Times of walking the
dingy little halls of DCMHS on my way to English or science class and
wondering how I was going to explain away my lack of homework. Times
of walking the tracks from Glomawr to the family theater to see the
latest 10 cent movie. Times when my nephews <John and Michael> and I
would explore the hills above our house. we would take homemade candy
for our lunch and drink water from creeks and puddles and it would
taste like heaven. There are so many other things that I remember
with such love, things that at the time were totally forgettable.
"Big Mom" cooking on her coal stove or filling up the kerosene lamp
because she neither had or wanted electricity. Listening to the reds
or Cawood Ledford's call of the wildcats on a little transistor radio
until the batteries went dead. Going downtown and having burger's and
fries <on the rare times we could afford them>, sneaking into the
drive in. Most of the "hazard" of my youth is gone now. Fourseam and
Glomawr no longer exists. all the schools I attended are history, and
the restaurants, drive ins, basketball courts are now shopping
centers and parking lots. Three of my brothers live in Cleveland,
Ohio now. We're not as close as we used to be <city living does that
to you>, but on those rare times we get together we invariably start
talking about "home". Hazard will always be that to us, no matter how
old we are or how many miles we've traveled. When we talk about these
times and members of the younger set hear, they almost always express
their sympathy for our deprived childhood and compliment us on how
far we've come. It's not us that I feel sorry for though. They're the
ones that are to be pitied. With all their material things and the
blessings of modern technology, they will never know the beauty of
growing up in city that now seems like heaven. Hazard, I will always
remember and long for you. 
Arthur J. Cornett <acor726843@aol.com
Cleveland, OH,  - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 14:36:11 

JUST DISCOVERED YOUR WEBSITE. LOVE IT. I AM A GRADUATE OF THE OLD
COMBS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1952, ANY OLD CLASS MATES MAY CONTACT ME
ON THE WEB. I WAS BORN AND RAISED AT BUTTERFLY KY I REFUSE TO RELEASE
THE YEAR I WAS BORN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
RAYMOND T FUGATE <rtgates@webtv.net
Cliknton, MD,  - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 14:20:38 

Email Me If Someone Has Any
Roger Draughn <rdraughn@kih.net
Jackson, KY,  - Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 19:27:21 

I really like this site. I am proud of my heritage, and i enjoy being
able to see and learn about where I'm from. Feel free to mail me if u
know me!
Melinda Young <uruz52@hotmail.com
Bonnyman,Ky.,  - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 19:55:38 

I REALLY ENJOYED THE WEB SITE, MY MOTHER GREW UP IN THE LOTHAIR PART
OF HAZARD. HER MAIDEN NAME WAS GENEVA COLLETT,IF ANYONE KNOWS HER
WRITE ME BACK. SHE LIVES IN WILLAIMSBURG, KY AND IS DOING REAL WELL
LAWRENCE AND KIMBERLY COMBS <ANGELandWARRIOR@webtv.net
LOST CREEK,KY,  - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 19:32:02 

WOW! I am home again, if only via the internet. Technology is truly
amazing. I am a 1975 graduate of Dilce Combs H. S. currently serving
as the Assistant Officer in Charge of a Naval Detachment in Alaska. I
would love to hear from some of my friends and classmates in Hazard,
Viper, Fusonia, or Perry County in General.
Gary McIntyre <gmcintyr@sinbad.net
Anchorage, Alaska,  - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 23:29:32 

hello to MARY ROBINSON MADDEN in HAMILTON OHIO YOUR COUSIN
smith
 - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 22:52:59 

Love this page. still looking for someone who may have known my
father Leness Young. he worked to coal mines in blue diamond in late
30's, drove taxi in Hazard in 40's his mother's name was Julie Young.
we lived in vicco until 1948 than moved to michigan.
Bobbie <Young> KLine <bjkline@yahoo.com
Dacula Ga.,  - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 12:30:54 

HAVING WORKED AND LIVED IN HAZARD LATE 50- 60"S THIS WAS A THRILL I
WAS ENGINEER FOR THE RADIO STATION WKIC MY DAUGHTER IS SN WHO WAS
LOST IN STORE AND TOLD SOME WILD TALES WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FRTOM OR
ABOUT WAYNE COMBS WHO ALSO WORKED AT WKIC OR ANY ONE ELSE THAT
REMEMBERS MY WIFE IS JERRY AND SON DAVID VERY FINE SITE DOUG
K4KPT@NAXS.COM ALSO I AM AN AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR
DOUG SLOUGH <K4KPT@NAXS.COM>
WYTHEVILLE VA,  - Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 21:39:13 

Hi, my name is Paul Cornett; I'm from from Portadown, N. Ireland.
Just happened on the site - it's really good. Can anyone tell me
anything about Cornettsville or who William Jesse Cornett was? I'd
really like to find out what the connection is.
Paul Cornett <pcornett@parity.co.uk
Portadown, N Ireland - Friday, May 07, 1999 at 06:26:20 

Lived in Hazard briefly in late 50's, early 60's. So young I really
don't remember, but hear stories from my parents. One story that has
never lost it's appeal is the day I got lost in one of the stores in
town and the saleslady asked where my parents were and I replied that
my father had died in the coalmines and my mother had run off with
another man. Of course this was the wild imagination and mischief of
a 4 or 5 yr. old. Quite embarrassing to my mom when she found me.
Very interesting site.
Sn Slough Dennis <bdennis@livenet.net
Va. Beach, VA,  - Thursday, May 06, 1999 at 08:44:22 

my name is may bell woods hoskins i was born in joiner ark i lived
in marked tree ark when i got married moved to wilson ark and later
to ohio trying to locate some of my relatives they are lotis and
geletta woods they lived in kansas city kansas i know uncle lotis
passed away i know he had a son they called baby bubba gelettas
mother was mary lou.
may bell woods hoskins
verona ohio,  - Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 15:33:40 

What a great Site I really enjoy the pictures, and reading about
issues that affect those living in the region. My family is from the
Hazard area, and my mother has told me so many stories about growing
up there, in particular the swinging bridge. I nearly fell off my
chair when I came across the picture of the swinging bridge. Keep up
the good work. I am so proud to say that my family is from Hazard, an
area so rich in history, culture and good people.
Kathy Eversole <kathyeversole@yahoo.com
University Park, MD,  - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 21:05:27 

I just discovered this site yesterday, and I have already spent a
few hours going through it. This is wonderful! I hardly get to the
big city of Hazard, so I miss seeing everyone that I went to school
with. I graduated from MCN in 1990 and attended Buckhorn High School
my freshman year. I would love to hear from any of my old classmates.
I really do miss all my old friends. I'm now married with two
children, live in Harrodsburg and work in Lexington. Can you believe
that we have actually been out of high school for nine years! I
understand that Miletta Carroll Dunn and Tara Caskey Feltner are
working on the reunion, so lets all help them out by getting in touch
by e-mail, etc. Look forward to seeing everyone.
Cheri <Campbell> McMullin <cmichelemc@aol.com
Harrodsburg, KY,  - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 19:13:16 

Good to see the old home town getting modern. Webb site and all.
Maybe I can hear from some of my old friends.
Mary Robinson Madden <marymadden@fuse.net
Hamilton, Ohio,  - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 14:55:11 

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEB SITE. I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED READING ABOUT THE
AREA. HELLO TO ALL OF UNCLE BEN ALLEN'S FAMILY FROM MARY ALLEN
NOBLE'S DAUGHTER.
WILMA POTTS DeLANEY
TEXAS,  - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 13:52:51 

I was born and raised in Walkertown. Attended Hazard High. Graduated
and left in 1951. Never thought I would see Hazard become so modern,
Webb page and all. Keep up the good work.
Ray Madden <raymadden@fuse.net
Hamilton, Ohio,  - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 17:06:48 

I was raised in Lothair and attended HHS in the late 60's. I left
Hazard in 69 when I went into the military. I would enjoy
corresponding with anyone I went to school with. I now live in
Winchester, KY and visit Hazard occasionally but rarely see anyone I
remember. Would love to find out what has happened to some of my
school mates. All correspondence will be acknowledged
Jim Sams <jdsams528@aol.com
Winchester, KY - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 16:11:23 

This is a great site. would like to see some notes about HCC, that
is if it is still going strong.. had some good times at Hazard
Community College..Aug 78 - May 82...yeah I know it was four years,
but it took me three to get out of the eighth grade..:-> j/k
Active duty F <gufkor@aol.com
San Antonio, TX,  - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 11:01:42 

I like this web site!! Go 'Dores!!!
Betsy Hale <unknown don't think that it is any of your business>
Hazard, KY,  - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 09:56:17 

This the first time I have visited this site. I just learned about
it from a friend. I don't see or hear from many friends from Hazard
now since I moved to Nashville. I am hoping to re-establish contact
via e-mail.
Jill Rice Johnson <SandJTN@AOL.COM
Nashville, TN,  - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 12:20:57 

What a great web site. Hello to all of my friends and family. Would
love to hear from anyone who knows me. HHS Class of 81.
Mary Ewen Kidd <mdekidd@yahoo.com
Lexington, KY,  - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 05:34:12 

This is a good website and a good place to learn more about your
home town.
Matthew Vanover <mvanover@tgtel
Hazard, ky,  - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 23:23:30 

This website is one of the greatest things I have discovered on the
internet. My father, JAMES STACY, was from Hazard. He passed on Jan
1, 1998. He was practically the only person on his side of the family
that we know of with the exceptions of his siblings. We have been
looking for other relatives or for any information regarding the
STACY family. If anyone has any information, please, please email me.
Jennifer Stacy <jstacy@fxcoughlin.com
Southgate, Mi,  - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 08:06:52 

i love this site. i was born in kenmont moved to viper at age 10
went to viper and dilce combs schools i lived in slabtown across from
the old viper school i left viper in 1956 went in the airforce got
out in 1964 my parents elmer and jessie moved to ohio before i got
out of service and i came here and stayed in ohio i still go back to
the viper and kenmont reunions if anyone wants to write to hhosfishin
@aol.com  i was born in kenmont moved to viper at age 10 went to
viper and dilce combs schools i lived in slabtown across from the old
viper school i left viper in 1956 went in the air force got out in
1964 my parents elmer and jessie moved to ohio before i got out of
service and i came here and stayed in ohio i still go back to the
viper and kenmont reunions if anyone wants to write to hubert hoskins
hubert hoskins <hhosfishin@aol.com
verona, ohio,  - Friday, April 30, 1999 at 14:47:18 

I lived at Leatherwood,Ky. from 1943 to 1962. I graduated from
Leatherwood High and played on the 1960 district champion basketball
team. I would like to get in touch with James Hollifield if anyone
knows where he is locate. I haven't seen him since High School. My
son found this site and told me about it. It's great. I would also
like to hear from other Leatherwood people I grew up with/
Allen Helton <alhelton@zoomnet.net
Raceland,Ky.,  - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 18:33:16 

perry co sure is a great place to live.!!!!!!!
james hatton
bonnyman ,ky,  - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 19:32:40 

Hey John J. Peavley In Knoxville, TN. Leave your e-mail address and
I will e-mail you. Your Friend in Wabaco, Jeff
Jeff
 - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 20:50:06 

I was born in Harveyton but I grew up in Blue Diamond. I am the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Banks. My grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Andy
Banks. They worked for the Blue Diamond Coal Co. I now live in Tn.
but I really enjoy coming to Hazard for visits. I have an uncle that
still lives there. His name is Don Banks. He works for Whayne Supply.
Great site!!!
Lester A. Banks <LaBanks157@AOL.com
Rockwood, TN.,  - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 16:55:55 

This is a great web site. My Grandparents are Arnold and Verna
Combs. They are originally from Hazard Kentucky. They are still alive
and well here in Penrose, Colo..
Dave Combs <hbkb17@prodigy.net
Florence, Co.,  - Saturday, April 24, 1999 at 16:43:09 

any folks out there from Stoney Fork Bell Co. Ky. please email me a
message.
Ted Ramsey JR. <theodore.ramseyjr@gte.net
powhatan va.,  - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 18:37:31 

This is a great site, my Dad's family is from Hazard and what was
once Lothair! My grandpa worked in the mines for many years, before
coming to Dayton! I love to hear from anybody who knows my
grandparents < Coy or Bertha<Peters>York >. Thanks again for the
great site and photos
James R. York II <tatrat1@aol.com
Moraine, Ohio,  - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 17:24:10 

I'm looking for Gary Hunter. He lived off and on at the Hunter
Children's Home in Lost Creek during the 70's. Any info would be
appreciated.
Steve Smith <stevedecga@mindspring.com
Atlanta, Ga.,  - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 12:43:33 

This Hazard site really is great.I lived there for Fifteen Years and
it was a great community..
John J. Peavley
Knoxville, TN,  - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 08:31:26 

This is a great web page for really great historical information!!!
Missing Home!!!!!
John Peavley <none>
Knoxville TN,  - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 08:21:58 

I love this site and have especially enjoyed sharing it with my
mother. I am trying to find info on the city and county school
systems. Is there a published history I can buy or place I can look
up information? Have hit a brick wall so far. I LOVE this site and am
now visiting it often. My father was in the service <James G.
Campbell> and we used to spend a lot of time in Hazard visiting
relatives when he was away Would love to hear from any of you.
Evamae@jps.net
Eva Mae McCleland <evamae@jps.net
Los Banos, CA 93635,  - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 07:23:13 

Great Site. I was born in Hazard in '73 but never had a chance to
really live their because my father was in the Army. My dad has
retired and is now a ROTC instructor at Perry County. My younger
brother Brian is due to graduate from Buckhorn this year.
Ray Miller <raymiller@hotmail.com
Austin,Texas,  - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 04:32:58 

This web site is wonderful.anyone can visit home even though we are far
away. i am so glad to see the chat room back on. now i can talk to
people in hazard thank you webmaster
Hazel Farler <jobird123@aol.com
Gary IN.,  - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 22:38:35 

This page is really great. Thank you so much for providing me with
such valuable information about the history of this county. Keep up
the good work.
Paula <pfields@mis.net
Hazard, Ky,  - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 20:42:27 

I've said it before but I'll say it again - this site is absolutely
great. Commendations again to everyone involved. I can't think of too
much that would improve on it right now. I posted the following
message on the message board and have had a lot of "visitors", so
I'll post it here also. If there are any old friends that visit,
please leave me a message. I get lonely and this darn computer is not
much company! To all the "old timers" that attended or graduated from
HHS in the early 60's. I have scanned the '64 yearbook and placed in
on my home page for any of you that may be interested. I know most of
you probably kept yours also, but maybe a few of you didn't and would
like to take a trip back in time. You can even print your own from
the pictures if you don't have one. I am not quite finished with it
yet but hope to be by the weekend. I have a couple more that I may
post if anyone is interested. Let me know if it is worth the effort
or not. Just go to my page and click on 1964 BULLDOG on the menu list
on the left. This is a lot of work so leave me a message giving me a
"pat on the back" if you enjoy this kind of thing.
http://members.xoom.com/lwritchie BTW, I attended DILCE COMBS one
year also and have two children that graduated from Dilce and one
that graduated from Cordia, so I am not playing favorites to any
school in the area. Please don't anyone attack me for that. Thanks,
LAMARR
Lamarr W. Ritchie <lamarr@geocities.com
Hazard,  - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 18:08:24 

What a wonderful page, I wished all the counties had a page like
this. Never lived in Hazard, but my Great grandfather was Jerry Combs
who was born there.I spent about two hours reading all the love for
this county. You people sound like my kind of people Lynda
Lynda Combs Gipson <LGi1714689@aol.com
ky,  - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 15:56:43 

I think this web site is great. I found a picture of my father,
Killus Smith Jr., when he played basketball in 1955 at M.C. Napier
High School. I would enjoy hearing from any of my friends.
Leslie Ann <Nacoma@kih.net
Dwarf, KY  - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 17:00:11 

Thank you for the opportunity to browse my and my family's history.
I also was born in Hazard in 1950. I still have family there and
visit has often has I can. In fact a picture of my Aunt, Mattie
<Horn> Smith, was in the web site. I currently am working on a
project regarding my brother, James Olinger, to have his name added
to the Vietnam Veterans memorial in Hazard. His name is on the wall
in Washington D.C., however being born in Hazard and going to school
there for three years then we moved to Gays Creek and he went to the
Buckhorn Schools until his Senior year hopefully he can also be
honored as one of Hazard's own KIA.. Anyone with any help or
suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please email at
AHALL13489@aol.com
Gloria Hall <ahall13489>
Tampa Fl,  - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 16:10:21 

Hello, Perry Co.!!! I lived in Perry all my life. My mother and
father's names are Bill & Stella Olinger from Town Mountain. I went
to M. C. Napier High. I worked for the City of Hazard for almost 10
years. I now live in Lexington with my wife Missy Blackburn who is
also from Hazard. Hazard is my home but we moved here to make a good
living. I would love for all my ex-co. workers to e-mail me & keep in
touch of what is going on. I have only been gone for eight months but
I'm very happy. It's good to see all the old photos.
Gary Olinger <gary@yahoo.com
Lexington, KY, - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 01:17:55 

I was raised in Hardburly nearly all my life. My grandma Freda Smith
was born and raised there, so was her husband James Fugate. I lived
there until we all moved to Floyd co. Some of the best times of my
life was spent there. I love this page & would like for every one who
went to Dennis C. Wooton that remembers me to e-mail me. Also any un-
known family members that I may not have ever met.hope to hear from
you soon!
melissa<missy> blackburn <olingee@yahoo.com
lexington, ky,  - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 01:10:19 

I love this Web site! I feel like I'm coming home, My Mother is from
Buckhorn. her name was Lettie Sandlin, Before marrage. Can you find
someone from Buckhorn to start or add a page to your web site?
Frances Hull <newfran@strato.net
Sebring, Fl,  - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 18:02:57 

I am looking for information about the Patton or Terry families. My
friend's father was Pearl Patton. I found a note from Rita Sizemore
Wendt - need her to e-mail so I could ask further questions. Website
is teriffic. Thanks!
Kay Babcock <kaychain@ffni.com
Goodland IN,  - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 12:49:17 

Any 1978 Graduates of M.C. Napier High in here... would love to hear
from ya!!! Love this site!!!
Sandy Shrem Brewer <slm@tgtel.com
Hazard,  - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 06:17:32 

What a treasure to explore! Sure brings back good memories! Would
love to hear from my friends back home!!
Marci Kershaw Combs <marci@kih.net
Salt Lick,Ky.,  - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 12:22:09 

this is really neat site i was raised in viper went to school in the
old school the chat room is a real nice way for realitives and
friends to keep in touch its a shame that a few people try to ruin it
for all of us please keep it open
David Hoskins <iwantabass@aol.com
phillipsburg ohio,  - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 09:30:01 

My name is Jim York and I was born in Lothair. My dad's name was Coy
and his brothers are Roy and Junior. My dad worked at Black Gold ,and
different sites for the Columbia Coal Co. I have a cousin, Larry York
and his sister Sharon Caudwell that still live there in Hazard.
Others in my Hazard family are Tacketts, Brothertons,Whites and
Peters. I sure would like to talk to some folks that remember my
family or that lived in BlackGold. My wife and I live in Charlotte
North Carolina and have a lot of family in Dayton Ohio.I love this
site and the great old pictures. I especially liked the one of the
Black Gold mine entrance. My Grandpa Peters lived by the slate dump
and my uncles caddied at the old golf course. Jim York
James Ray York <Jyork1353@AOL.COM
Charlotte NC,  - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 18:25:06 

No hometown website can compare to this one. The pictures bring back
wonderful memories, as do the articles and comments. Thank you for
making it possible to stay in touch with "home".
Paula P. Douglas <pdouglas@sun-spot.com
London, KY,  - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 09:15:35 

I need to make a correction. My great-grandmother was Beatrice not
Maude. She was from the first marriage of R.W. Combs and Jane Brewer.
Maude was from the second marriage of R.W. and Ella Jane Sumner
Combs. I would like to know more about the family. I know R.W. Combs
father and mother was Burix and Annie Williams Combs. I can't find
Burix in the census books, unless Burix was a nick name. I also don't
have anything on Jane Brewer his 1st wife. Anyone having information
please contact me by e-mail or by writing to Tracy Combs-Collins at
510 Brockton Box 4/EKU, Richmond, Ky. 40475. Ph# <606>622-2525 I'm
also interested in any Combs reunions held and any festivals in the
Perry Co. area. Thank You
Tracy Combs Collins <tracollins@zeus.chapel1.com
Richmond, Ky.,  - Monday, April 12, 1999 at 08:02:03 

this is a great web pagei love reading it,keep up the good work
paul burcham <paburch@webtv.net
hazard, ky  - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 20:42:42 

THIS IS A GREAT WEB.PAGE, KEEP IT UP THIS IS A GREAT WEB PAGE KEEP
IT UP ILOVE TO READ IT
PAUL BURCHAM <PABURCH@WEBTV.NET
HAZARD, KY - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 20:31:50 

I have lived in Hazard since I was 10 years old. I am now a teacher,
married to Greg Fields, with 2 children, Betsy and Jacob. This year I
was presented with the Young Women of the year. I think this award
was the most prestigious award to receive from Hazard. I am very
honored to receive this award. Hazard is a great place to live, and
this guestbook is a great way to look for those from Hazard.
Teonta Fields <tonnie@haz-uky.campuscwix.net
Hazard, Kentucky  - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 08:03:52 

Hey, everybody! What's up? Trying to keep in touch with all my lost
high school buddies. Let's keep in touch. See Ya!!!!
Amy Baker-Campbell <ccubrat@yahoo.com
Hazard, KY,  - Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 18:14:11 

What a treasure!! I have loved catching up on the news at "home". I
look forward to hearing from former neighbors, classmates of HHS '78
and others.
Laura Sigmon Parker <havenwood@twave.net
Newton, N.C.,  - Wednesday, April 07, 1999 at 14:24:14 

Enjoyed seeing some familiar names on your web site. I graduated
from D.C.M. I am the daughter of the late Joseph Ira Perkins nd
America Perkins of Glomawr, Ky. I am married to Jerry A. Pitcock a
former Kentucky State Trooper, who worked the Hazard area. We have
two daughters Jennifer and Michelle. I would enjoy hearing from
anyone who remembers me or Jerry. I noticed the names "Dick Goodlet,
and Eugene Adams, " you should know my brother Otis Perkins who was
an employee at the Hazard Hearld after graduating from U. K. Hope to
hear from you soon.
PHYLLIS PERKINS PITCOCK <tECH30@SCRTC.BLUE.NET
TOMPKINSVILLE, KY.,  - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 21:09:33 

This is jess burke if you do any updating on these pages send it to
my e-mail.
jesse burke <jr_-72_98@yahoo.com
mcroberts,  - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 20:57:06 

This is a really great website. Go BULLDOGS!!!
Cassie Stacy <pinkcheeks86@hotmail.com
Hazard, Ky,  - Sunday, April 04, 1999 at 13:26:00 

THE CITY PUT THE COUNTRY BACK IN ME. I wish that at times there was
jobs there so we could move back. I like LEXINGTON but the mountains
still call me back to alot to where you can sit on the front porch
smell the honey in the air, smell the dew here the crickets, and
actually see the stars at night. Anyone that cares to make me more
homesick write me a line or two.
Scott & Annette <Hall> Young <scott.young2@worldnet.att.net
Lexington,  - Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 15:06:58

Great webpage! I was born in hazard april 4 1958. To Betty Sue
Deaton,Edwards and Jefferson Dale Edwards. We live in walkertown our
home set were kentucky fried chicken is today. WE moved to dayton
ohio in the 60TH. My grandfather John Edwards worked for the water
co. for 40TH year. I love hazard it will alway be home to me. Thanks
for the memories !!! Clifton Dale Edwards
Clifton Dale Edwards <cdedwa76@aol.com
Miamisburg,  - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 21:12:22

i spent a lot of time in that part of ky. around vinegrove at camp
carlson very pretty country. plan to move their someday. my family is
originaly from greeniup ky.i do not know why they ever came to the
flat land. just wantedn to say i like your web page. hope to talk
again soon. bob
bob aills <eaills@mid.net
salina, ks,  - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 19:48:07

I grew up in Walkertown and went to grade school there. When I
accidentally ran across this site I was so excited!! It brought back so
many childhood memories! I went away to high school at Stuart
Robinson H. S. In Blackey. I went one yr. to the old Foundation School
at Berea, Ky. The Oliver family is having our first family reunion in
Sept. on the weekend of the Black Gold Festival. Anyone out there
interested in attending please contact me. I went to Hazard last yr.
to visit after being away fo many yrs. What A change!! I was really
surprised at all the new motels,business and shopping malls!! I
really enjoyed this Hazard site!! Thanks for the memories!!
GENENE OLIVER GUESS <GENENEFROMFL@webtv.net
Haines City, Fl.,  - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 18:41:25

I think that you have a really great chat room!
Lindsey Fields <cheer57@hotmail.com
Hazard, Ky.  - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 15:14:19

I'm doing research on the way that the coal mining industry is
portrayed in popular music and poetry. I got some great stuff from
this site, but I could use more. Also, I would love one or two first
hand accounts of life in a coal mining town. If you can give this to
me or tell me where to get it, you could e-mail me. Thanks
Elizabeth Shepherd <esheph10@calvin.edu>
Grand Rapids, MI,  - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 18:29:11

Thank you for this web page and the complete history of Hazard, KY.
If anyone knows of DON SHIRLEY of Hazard, KY we would like to hear
from him, he is an ARMY veteran and we served in ALASKA at the same
time . dmstick2@juno.com AGAIN thanks for this web page.
Dennis Stickney <dmstick2@juno.com
Riverdale , Michigan,  - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 16:20:20

Hello everyone in Hazard Ky, This really is a great web page to keep
in touch with family, and old class mates of MC Napier class of 77.
Hope to here from the old class mates soon. KEN JONES
KEN JONES <JONESK@TGTEL.COM
JACKSON KY,  - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 10:52:45

Great find! Graduated from D.C. Mem class l959. Lived at Happy,
parents Elmer and Marie Daniels, both now deceased. Brother Frank and
sister Brenda. Would love to hear from anyone from class of 59. Have
only been back to area a few times since 1960. The pics are great and
bring back lots of good memories.
Pat Daniels Heuberger <pheube40@strato.net
Lake Placid, Fl,  - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 17:42:15

My dad was born and raised in Combs. My Grandfather became the first
Fire Chief in Combs, J E Combs. I have followed his foot steps, and
now I am a Fire Chief. From time to time the family visited Combs,
the last time was '69. The big thing was to go to Hazard. It's great
to look into some of the history. I will always remember the "Mother
Goose" building. Great sight!
Ray Hobert "Toby" Combs <TwoStar @Rocketmail.com> 
Airway Heights, WA,  - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 14:49:41

Thank you for a great Web Site. I came to Hazard in 1942 when 3
months old the son of Helen Ruth Marsh <Kunst> to live with my
Grandmother Cethel Rose Marsh in Walkertown. We lived in a house just
down from Bashaers Flower Shop and next to Frank Clutts service
station. The house is still there. I went to Walkertown Grade school.
In 55 & 56 I played football for Walkertown. There was also Broadway
and Lothair in the city system that had teams. I remember playing
agains Buddy Smiley, Colin Cox from Broadway and Kenneth Cobb from
Lothair. I also played on one of the first Little League teams in
Hazard. It was the first integrated sports in Hazard as I recall.
There were four teams; the Dodgers, the Braves, the Indians, and the
Yankees. I played catcher for the Yankees. My mother worked at Hazard
Cleaners in Big Bottom. In 56 we moved to Neon where I went to high
school. The web Site has brought back fond memories of my childhood.
Thank You
Michael Kunst <Dd807mk@aol.com
Palm Desert, Ca.,  - Sunday, March 28, 1999 at 20:19:22

i am a 1977 graduate from m. c. napier i played basketball and went
to state in 1977 at freedon hall with johnny delpont, glen napier,
david napier and timmy jones would like to hear from the team email
me would like to hear from you. this is a great web site
johnny whitaker <jcwsrw_98@yahoo.com
ary, ky,  - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 19:33:44

Information on father family cecial& Eva Sizemore
Rita sizemore <ajwendt@wc.ffni.com
francesville ,Indiana,  - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 18:15:16

Great web site. the best afternoon I've had in a long time. Just
happened to it. I was born in Hazard in 48 at the mount mary
hospital, but we lived between Hazard and Cumberland at Jewell Ridge.
Hazard was uptown for us.. My Grandparents lived in Tribbey ,we
visited every summer while growing up.. Thanks for the web site lots
of memories...
john marsh <jmarsh@naxs.com
bristol,va,  - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 15:49:49

We really enjoyed this website!!!!!
Betty Combs <Bettycom@pop.tgtel.com
Hazard, KY,  - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 12:39:28

I think that this web page is a magnificent idea. Being in touch
with the past is a great way to build a future. The heritage and
culture in our part of the country is among the finest. I am from
Lost Creek and my dad is Wayne Campbell Jr. My mother was Sharon
Combs Campbell originally from Lotts Creek. She went to be with the
Lord several years ago, but she will always live within my heart. I
go to Hazard as often as possible. Being raised in such a family
oriented environment, leaving Hazard was difficult, but I imagine
that we all must make a life for ourselves. I would just like to
thank the people of Hazard and any of my family that may read for
building such a rich culture for me. This is the best thing about
being from Eastern Ky. Also, thanks for the accent, everyone loves
that. Love you all, Vicki
Vicki Campbell <vick12@gte.net
Lexington Kentucky,  - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 20:21:49

I would just like say that all of you who have written all these
wonderful things have made this web page awesome! I was sitting in
the library of the college that I am currently attending looking for
info on coal history and I came across this web page. I just want to
say Thank You to all the people who have written such wonderful
things. Eastern Kentucky is a great place to live, and I not only
miss it but the caring people who come from there as well! Thanks for
making me realize how truly magnificent the mountains are :0)
Missing Home Away ay school  :0(   - Thursday, March 25, 1999

 


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