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April 23, 2018

There will be a student art show at the Painted Cow Art Gallery and Masterpiece Cafe this Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The works were done by the Lawrence County High School students of Mrs. Combs and Mrs. Fisher.

Students worked with a teaching artist as well as individual collaborative artists from this area. The program is sponsored by VSA Kentucky, an organization that brings the arts to special needs students and adults. The Side by Side programs are also sponsored by WCHS Children’s Charities, The Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Arts Council.

-- Sue Schutzberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20, 2018

Grey Dogwood, Silky Dogwood, Hazelnut and Wild Plum

ASHLAND, Ky., April 20, 2018 – In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Kentucky Power is giving away thousands of low-growth tree saplings to customers on Saturday.

Kentucky Power’s Delinda Borden hands out free saplings on Tree Day 2015 in Ashland. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday.Kentucky Power’s Delinda Borden hands out free saplings on Tree Day 2015 in Ashland. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday.The saplings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last beginning at 9 a.m. in Ashland, Hazard, Pikeville and Whitesburg.

There is no charge to customers for the trees. Four varieties will be available: Grey Dogwood, Silky Dogwood, Hazelnut and Wild Plum. Supplies are limited, so customers should plan to pick up their saplings early. Customers may not reserve trees or place orders in advance.

“Low-growth trees are great for landscaping around homes,” said Dusty Roll, Kentucky Power’s region forestry supervisor. “These trees typically have nice shapes and will not grow so tall that they interfere with overhead utility lines or structures. Plus, planting trees is an excellent way to improve the environment, add beauty to the landscape and improve air quality.”

In Ashland, Kentucky Power has teamed up with the City of Ashland and Ashland Community and Technical College to combine their annual tree giveaways at a central location this year.

Additional varieties will be available, including some hardwoods. In addition, Kentucky Power foresters and school experts will provide education on planting the right tree in the right place to avoid interfering with overhead power lines.

“Ashland Community and Technical College is proud to be honored with a Tree Campus USA recognition for the third year in a row,” said Paul Seasor, director of maintenance and operations at ACTC. “Part of how we earn that recognition is by service learning projects like the tree giveaway. Other ways we meet Tree Campus requirements are maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan and dedicated annual expenditures for a campus tree program. We are thrilled to be partnering with Kentucky Power on this year’s giveaway.”

Free trees are available at the following locations:

Ashland Community and Technical College               Whitaker Bank, North Branch parking lot 1400 College Drive                                                     2378 Highway 15

 

Ashland                                                                        Whitesburg

Kentucky Power                                                          Kentucky Power

Hazard Service Center                                                Pikeville Service Center

1400 East Main Street                                                 3249 North Mayo Trail

 

Hazard                                                                        Pikeville

Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, provides service to about 168,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties. It is an operating company in the AEP system.

APRIL 10, 2018

R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Christian Kids) held their annual homeschool prom Friday, April 6.  The prom was a huge success with sixty-seven students in attendance.

R.O.C.K. is an activity group geared toward homeschool students and small private school students. Public school children are welcome to participate.  We do dances, festivals, field trips, and other activities to help our children interact socially with other Christian children. 

2018’s was our fifth annual R.O.C.K. Prom.

 

Students vote for prom court each year and this year’s winners were:

Lord and Lady: Traquan Smith and Gianna MacLean

Prince and Princess: Peyton Arrington and Tarasen Rose Daniels

King and Queen: Noah Rose and Madelyn Rose Conn

 

We would like to thank the following for their part in making ROCK Prom 2018 a wonderful event:

Burnaugh Baptist Church graciously allowed us the use of their fabulous facilities. Thank you, especially to Kelly Griffits for helping us with so many things. We really appreciate you!

Carreen Arrington at Hometown Florist and Gifts of Louisa, Kentucky donated roses for our lady, princess, and queen, and sashes for all our prom court, as well as allowed us to borrow many props. Thank you so much, Hometown Florist!  Hometown Florist of Louisa, Kentucky is at 603 Lock Avenue, in Louisa, and can be found online at www.hometownfloristandgiftsky.com

Teresa Jobe made and brought all the delicious food at no cost to us. Teresa’s church family, Fallsburg Tabernacle, goes on mission trips to Mexico to teach children about Jesus, and if anyone would like to support this I’m sure they would be glad to take donations. If there is a way we can thank Teresa for her kindness, I’m sure that supporting their missions would be the way to do that. Thank you so much, Teresa, for your love and support of ROCK Prom every year!

Christina Lauterwasser and Kalan O. Stephens Photography volunteered to do photographs for packages for the prom. We are able to sell photo packages and put the money toward future ROCK events thanks to you kindly donating your time and skills to us. Thank you so much!

Kalan O. Photography’s business page can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KalanOStephensphotography/