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February 15, 2018



Closing of Low Income Public Housing Waiting List

Effective February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. the Housing Authority of Lawrence County (HALC) will be closing the One and Two- Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List. 

HALC will continue to accept applications for all other bedroom sizes. Applications are available at the Administrative Office located at 101 Gene Wilson Blvd. Louisa, KY. 41230.

No pre-applications for the One or Two-Bedroom Waiting List will be accepted after the closing date and time.

Closing of Section 8 Waiting List

Effective February 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. the Housing Authority of Lawrence County (HALC) will be closing the Section 8 Waiting List.

No pre-applications will be accepted for the Section 8 Waiting List after the closing date and time.

Public Notice will be provided when the HALC re-opens the Public Housing and the Section 8 Waiting Lists.



The Housing Authority of Lawrence County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,national origin ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Cindy Bowen
Lawrence County Housing Authority
Executive Director

February 10, 2018

02/09/18- INVITATION TO BID; Lawrence County Board of Education will accept bids for a milling machine. Two opportunities for viewing item: Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Louisa East Elementary School (Maintenance Building), 235 Powhaton Street, Louisa, KY. Bids will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on February 13 and 14, 2018 in the office of the Superintendent at Lawrence County Board of Education, 50 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, KY 41230. For more information, please call (606) 638-9671. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid that may be deemed to be in its favor. Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Superintendent, Lawrence County Schools.

Amy Peck
Data Entry Assistant
Lawrence County Board of Education
Phone: (606) 638-9671
Fax: (606) 638-0128


February 9, 2018


Louisa, KY. — Nationwide each year millions of unwanted pets are born, and far too many of these pets become strays and/or find their way to shelters and end up being euthanized. But this doesn’t have to happen…not in our community.

In addition to helping reduce the overpopulation in pets, spaying/neutering your pet has many added benefits:

--Spayed or neutered pets feel less of an urge to roam, and are less likely to be in accidents, get in fights, and so on.
--Male dogs will be less inclined to bite.
--Both male and female pets face less risk of developing certain cancers.

And there are added benefits to you and our community:

--Spayed/neutered pets have a happier, healthier, longer life.
--Reducing strays reduces the threat of rabies, dog bites, and other health and safety issues in our community.
--Reduces “unwanted visitors” in your yard who are attracted to your female pet.
--Spayed/neutered pets are typically better behaved, calmer, and more affectionate than those that are not altered.

Join thousands of responsible pet owners nationwide to help promote and support “Spay/Neuter Awareness Month” in February. If you can’t afford the cost of having your pet spayed or neutered, there are low-cost clinics in our area which can help. Contact these local providers for information:

10699 US Route 60
Ashland, KY 41102

P.O. BOX 321
606 358-3009

P.O. BOX 250

While funding lasts, spay/neuter assistance is available for cats and kittens (must be at least 4 months of age) for residents of Lawrence Co, KY. Applications can be obtained from Tri-County Animal Clinic or the Lawrence County Humane Society Animal Shelter in Louisa. For more information contact Beverly Pack (Volunteer, LC Humane Society) at cell 606-571-6224.


First United Methodist Church

202 W Main St. Louisa (across from Young Funeral Home)

United Methodist Women present:

Cheesy Potato Soup 

Friday, February 9, 2018

10 AM- 3 PM

Soup to be picked up at Church Fellowship Hall

Call 638-4120 or call the church 

Still just $6 PER QUART!

Please place soup orders by Wed. Feb. 7


January 30, 2018

Lawrence County Bands will be conducting their annual strawberry sale beginning Thursday, February 1st, lasting until Friday, March 2nd.

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January 25, 2018


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2018) - Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in two (Estill and Hickman counties) and rose in one county (Bath County) between December 2016 and December 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.6 percent. It was followed by Monroe County, 2.7 percent; Campbell, Fayette, Oldham and Scott counties, 2.8 percent each; and Allen, Jessamine, Marion and Shelby counties, 2.9 percent each.

Magoffin County recorded the state’s highest unemployment rate at 12.4 percent. It was followed by Elliot County, 8.7 percent; Carter County, 8.6 percent; Menifee County, 8 percent; Lewis County, 7.9 percent; Wolfe County, 7.8 percent; Lawrence County, 7.1 percent; Bath County, 6.9 percent; Leslie County, 6.8 percent; and Harlan County, 6.7 percent.

Kentucky’s county unemployment rates and employment levels are not seasonally adjusted because of small sample sizes.

Employment statistics undergo sharp fluctuations due to seasonal events such as weather changes, harvests, holidays and school openings and closings. Seasonal adjustments eliminate these influences and make it easier to observe statistical trends. The comparable, unadjusted unemployment rate for the state was 3.7 percent for December 2017, and 3.9 percent for the nation.

Unemployment statistics are based on estimates and are compiled to measure trends rather than actually to count people working. Civilian labor force statistics include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. They do not include unemployed Kentuckians who have not looked for employment within the past four weeks. The data should only be compared to the same month in previous years.

Learn more about Kentucky labor market information at



January 23, 2018


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DLG Accepting 2018 Applications for the Recreational Trails Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 22, 2017) - The Department for Local Government (DLG) is currently accepting 2018 grant applications for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), a federal assistance program funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

“Each year cities and counties have the opportunity to apply for this important federal assistance program that provides ongoing maintenance, restoration and development of trail systems and trail related facilities,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “At DLG we’re doing our part to ensure that the investment in these projects will create further opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all Kentuckians.”

The grant application deadline is April 30, 2018. The application template can be downloaded from the DLG website following this link:

The Recreational Trails Program is funded by the FHWA and provides assistance for acquisition of trail easements, development and maintenance of recreational trails, trailhead and trailside facilities for both motorized and non-motorized use. Eligible applicants are city and county governments, state and federal agencies.

All trails that have received FHWA funding must remain open to the public and maintained in perpetuity.


January 19, 2018

Good morning!

We have a great opportunity to partner with People Advocating Recovery (PAR) to participate in a Narcan Giveaway tomorrow (Saturday) at the Lawrence County Health Department at 4pm.

As you already know, NARCAN SAVES LIVES. We hope that you can be a part of this monumental day! Each kit dispersed has the potential to keep someone alive until they can experience the wonderful life of recovery. Narcan is also used to save the lives of someone in the general public who is accidentally exposed to high powered opioids.

Also - Charlotte Wethington (the mother of Casey Wethington - as in Casey from Casey's Law) will be one of the guest speakers.

This is a public event so feel free to SHARE AWAY!

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Matt Brown

Call our treatment helpline at (888) 815-4330.


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