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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




-1 #5 AND 2018-06-25 17:19
Need to do more than cut a ribbon down there. Need to cut a bunch of those trees over the hill if they want anyone to see the dam in the river. This way they can have a good view and count the bleach and milk jugs going over.
+1 #4 Fed up 2018-06-24 17:58
Well do you see anyone else in Louisa stepping up to make it better. Get off your high horse and be appreciated.
-1 #3 Terry 2018-06-24 15:22
Oh boy!! Here we go again!! Somebody always wanting to change Louisa!!! What’s the big deal?! It was perfectly fine to me without all the changes!!! So weird!!!
+5 #2 Donna B 2018-06-21 23:29
I just want to say that It is so Amazing how God works.. our small Town of Louisa Ky has came a long ways with all the construction work and landscaping new side walks in front of the old court house. Small business has opened. Harold Slone I have to say that you have done so much for our little town.. and your wife is a special person that has a big heart.. always have something in store for all our children.. its always great things.. thank you for everything you do for Everyone...
-6 #1 Lol 2018-06-21 20:26
Do we always have to make something good like this about recovering alcoholics or drug addicts?

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