The City of Hazard and Perry County work closely together to improve the lives of their citizens. Perry County civic organizations which provide additional funding and support to the whole community are Hazard-Perry County Community Ministries, Inc., Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, Hazard Women’s Club, and sororities. Fraternal organizations active in Hazard are VFW, Masons, and Daughters of American Revolution. Perry County Tourism Commission and The United Way are active in Perry County. Many of these organizations provide scholarships, and fundraising to make the community a better place in which to live. The Hazard Herald is the legal newspaper. Churches of all faiths are active in Hazard and Perry County.

News, sports and weather is broadcast over WSGS Radio and WYMT Television.  Click the links to visit their websites.

History & Heritage

Battle of Leatherwood
Watch history come to life. The Civil War re-enactment held in October, includes a reconstructed community. The Re-enactment of the Battle of Leatherwood is a three day event held the fourth weekend in October. This American Civil War battle was over a salt works operation, which occurred in the fall of 1862. The Re-enactment of the Battle of Leatherwood includes a living history Civil War camp and a Civil War ball, in addition to two battles. The battlefield is located across from the Leatherwood Blackey Clinic at 464 Ky. Hwy. 699 in Cornettsville, Kentucky. Visit their website at www.battleofleatherwood.com to view their schedule of events, schedule a school field trip or learn more about the re-enactment.


Perry County has 4 large shopping centers that contain specialty stores providing goods for locals as well as surrounding counties.  Walmart Supercenter, Lowe's, Tractor Supply, JC Penney's, and other nationally recognized brands are represented.  If you need it, you can find it here.  If you can't find it here, you probably don't need it.

Spas & Wellness

The Hazard Pavilion was built in 1988 and is one of the most comprehensive indoor recreation centers in Kentucky. Located at 617 Broadway Street, the Pavilion consists of a heated 25-meter pool, two tennis courts, three racquetball / handball courts, aerobics room, 1/12 mile long track, weight room, sauna, cardiovascular equipment, sun-deck and patio, locker rooms and party room. The Pavilion hosts private swimming lessons and Yoga classes. Call (606) 436-4200 for more information.


Perry County has a large variety of restaurants and drive-thru.  Several fast food franchisees, in addition to sit-downs are here.  Local, American, and international cuisines are represented.  From soup beans and cornbread to tacos, pizza, and chicken fried rice, its served in Perry County.
Applebee's, Arby's, Burger King, Captain D's, China King Buffet, Circle T, Dairy Queen, Frances', Giovanni's, Hardee's, Huddle House, Jabo's Coal River Grill, KFC, Lee's Chicken, Little Caesar's, Long John Silver's, McDonald's (2), Panda Inn, Papa John's, Peking Chinese Buffet, Pizza Hut (2), Ponderosa, Sam's Hotdogs, Subway (2), Taco Bell, Wendy's (2), Your Place

Outdoor Adventure

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, 606-398-7510 or 800-325-0058, 4441 Ky. Hwy 1833, Buckhorn, Ky. 41721.  Take a drone's eye tour of the lake.

Redstone Outdoors, Kentucky Fishing & Hunting Guides, 606-487-8033 or 606-436-1197. Visit www.kentucky-muskie-fishing.com for more information.

All Terrain Elk Tours, 606-436-2635 or 606-233-7470.  Website: allterrainelktours.com

Backwoods Motocross Track, 606-438-7156, backwoodsmx.com

Science & Nature

The Challenger Learning Center
The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky is one in a network of 47 Challenger Learning Centers which were started by the families of the Challenger Astronauts tragically killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster. The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky was the 34th center in the network and the first located in a rural area.The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky (CLCKY) is an exciting education venue located in the under-served Appalachian region of south-eastern Kentucky. Our mission is to inspire and promote creativity in K-12 students of the region by partnering with their schools to provide hands-on, interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs that supplement classroom learning and apply technical concepts in a real-world environment. The CLCKY strives to facilitate and motivate classroom teachers by providing professional development, curriculum guides, and pre-visit orientations, all in compliance with the Kentucky Learning Goals & Academic Expectations and the National Standards. As a community outreach we provide a unique opportunity for additional education and team building for parents and businesses in south-eastern Kentucky through a variety of activities at the center. As important as our mission is our vision which is to guide our students to discover and achieve their full potential in the STEM fields and encourage them to pursue higher education amid the vast array of opportunities that are available to them.

Family Fun

The Perry County Park is one of the largest parks in our County. The Perry County Park consists of a walk track, Skate Park, basketball courts, five picnic shelters, baseball and softball fields, a stage area for concerts, an outdoor pool, putt-putt golf, tennis courts, a boat ramp for access to the Kentucky River, Horse Park and a playground area. Also located in the park is the Hazard/Perry Senior Citizens Center.