WYMT Remembers Former Hazard Mayor Willie Dawahare

Former Hazard Mayor Willie Dawahare died 21 years ago this week.

Willie Dawahare served two terms as Hazard's mayor from 1962 to 1969.

He was also part of the family that started the Dawahare's clothing chain in Eastern Kentucky.

We recently came across his obituary in our archives from 1986.

It also features an interview with current mayor Bill Gorman. Click on the video link to learn more about Willie.

Former WYMT anchor Steve Crabtree reports.


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  • by darren Location: haeazrd on Jul 24, 2007 at 08:20 AM
    Mr. Dawahare was one of the nicest people u could ever meet. He never met a stranger and he was always a very kind and loving person. He was very good to me and my family. I wish they were more people in Hazard and Perry Co.like Willie Dawahare.

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