Former US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao speaks in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao was the guest speaker Thursday at the 61st annual Hazard-Perry County Civic Night.

Chao - who is married to Kentucky's senior senator, Mitch McConnell - spoke about how important Hazard and Perry County are to eastern Kentucky.

Several awards were also given out. Here is a list of the winners:

Man of the Year: Dr. Jyotin Chandarana.

Woman of the Year: Terry Thies

Young Man of the Year: Wayne and Shane Noble

Young Woman of the Year: Nikki Begley

William D. Gorman Humanitarian Award: Hazard ARH

Youth of the Year: Leslie Richie

Teen of the Year: Austin Pray

Outstanding Citizen Awards: Missy Miller, Sen. Brandon Smith, Rep. Fitz Steele, Martha Quigley, Allison Tse, Aly Cooper, Karyn Knecht, Kathryn Beach and Carla Davis

The Hazard Police Department was also honored with the Hazard Community and Technical College Outstanding Educational Service Award for its response to deadly domestic shootings that took place on the school's campus in January.

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