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June 21, 2018

RISEabove and City of Louisa celebrating addition to park 



Where: Lockview Park
When: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6pm


The City of Louisa and RISEabove are excited to announce the third annual Louisa Hoops for HOPE Basketball Tournament. The event will be held at Lockview Park (by the city pool) on Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th.

Harold Slone, mayor of Louisa, and Matt Brown, Chairman of the board of RISEabove, have partnered together to offer a weekend of family fun, including three point/free throw contests and a men’s basketball tournament (Saturday & Sunday), and free swimming at the city pool. Also, there will be two guest speakers focusing on topics such as making good decisions, avoiding peer pressure, the dangers of drugs and alcohol use, and uplifting stories of recovery.




We fully understand that in order to provide better opportunities for the youth of our community, it takes a “team” approach. We want each of you in the community to join the team and be a part of the exciting things happening at the city park.

This year we are continuing renovations on the city basketball court and the playground with intentions of hosting other events here in the future. Year 1 resulted in a new fence, new basketball court, and new basketball goals. Last year resulted in an awesome observation deck and paid for the cost of a new piece of playground equipment. This year’s renovations will include lights for the park and will go towards putting a fence around the new piece of playground equipment geared toward the smaller kids.

Weekend event schedule:

Friday, June 22

6pm – Lockview Park ribbon cutting for new playground equipment with 3 point contest and free throw contest to follow.

7pm – Hoops for HOPE weekend kicks off with free throw contest.

7-9pm Free swim night sponsored by RISEabove Hunger at Louisa City Pool.

Donations accepted for RISEabove Hunger. Food and donations can be made at the pool. 

Saturday, June 23

9am – Hoops for HOPE Men’s tournament kicks off.


Sunday, June 24

9am – Hoops for HOPE Men’s tournament continues.

Championship Game

Still time to join in. To volunteer or make donations for more park improvements contact Matt Brown @ 606.615.2872 or Mayor Harold Slone @ 606.638.4050. Donations will also be accepted at the event. #whynotLouisa



June 19, 2018

Shop with our local farmers...


The market will be open on Thursday evenings from 5pm - 7pm or sellout THIS YEAR.



June 14, 2018

Katie Chapman on LL FB Katie Chapman on LL FB

Katie Chapman on Facebook!

Bear spotted at Cynthia Chapel last weekend: Katie Chapman -- "Just spotted this bear right in front of my porch. We live on SILVER FOX DR  on Cynthia Chapel in Louisa.Bear spotted at Cynthia Chapel last weekend: Katie Chapman -- "Just spotted this bear right in front of my porch. We live on SILVER FOX DR on Cynthia Chapel in Louisa.


"...Just spotted this bear right in front of my porch. We live up Cynthia Chapel in Louisa.

No, wasn't after trash or anything, just passed through the woods behind our house and across the road into the other side of the woods. But I did hear a commotion the night before behind our house."

Yes, it was a huge shock to look out my front door and see this!  lol





"...Kentucky is home to a growing bear population that offers frequent and widespread viewing opportunities in the wild. Long-term monitoring and ongoing research has identified the core population as concentrated along the Pine, Cumberland, and Black Mountain areas within in Harlan, Letcher, and Pike counties. Their current range also includes the entire eastern region of the Commonwealth along the Southern Appalachian Mountains bordering Virginia and West Virginia.

In addition, bears have become increasingly common in McCreary and surrounding counties expanding outward from junction of the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BSF). It is suspected that growing bear numbers in McCreary County are the likely result of population expansion from the BSF in Tennessee, which was home to an experimental release of 14 female bears from Great Smoky Mountains National Park from 1996–1997.

Since 1998, the KDFWR has received sighting and nuisance reports from 54 Kentucky counties.