Perry County Law and Order
Two early newspaper stories from the legal docket
Tent Cases Fined (3-11-19)
J. A. Collins was tried Saturday and fined ten dollars and costs. The jury was composed of Messrs, F. S. Messer, Eli Combs, N. C. Combs, W. W. Oliver, J. G. Price and Joe Duff.
These gentlemen, with the Police Judge and Marshal, comprise a roll of honor who have the heartiest thanks of the entire town of Hazard. They performed a very important duty, and did it expeditiously. As keeping with the tents open is a separate offense for each separate day, the tent occupants all hastily vacated Saturday night, and since that time the former disagreeable conditions about the tents have disappeared and all who have to pass there began to breath with relief, especially ladies.
Arrangements were stared at once toward getting rid of the tents as well.
The cases of Jim Newberry and Tom Wilder, who occupied the other two tents, were continued to Tuesday, at which time they were taken up and all cases were adjusted
satisfactorily by agreement worked out by Marshall Tolbert Holliday and fully agreed to by Judge Minnich.
Still Captured Near Glomawr (5-27-20)
This the thirty-ninth still that has been destroyed by Sheriff Richmond Combs and his deputies in the last two years. By such good work as this Perry County can soon be rid of moonshiners and bootleggers.
Thanks to Arlene Woods