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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

STATE RELEASES UNEMPLOYMENT DATA FOR DEC. 2017

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 https://kcews.ky.gov/KYLMI.

 

 

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: http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/FederalGrants/16_RTP.cfm

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.

Thanks,
Matt Brown

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

 

Narcan Giveaway Saturday...Narcan Giveaway Saturday...

January 9, 2018

 

The regular January meeting of the Lawrence Fiscal Court has been rescheduled for January 23 at 10:00am according to a message from Judge/Exec. John Osborne.

A conflict with the Martin Luther King Day observance prompted the rescheduling Osborne said in a message to the media today (Jan. 9, 2018).

 

January 8, 2018

 

LOUISA, Ky. -- The regular January meeting of Louisa City Council has been rescheduled for January 23, city clerk Kathy Compton said today in a message to The Lazer.

"...There will be no agenda sent today as the meeting has been rescheduled for Jan. 23, 2018.

 

Thank You,

Kathryn Compton, City Clerk

 

January 5, 2018

 

KISS TRIBUTE BAND, PLAYING THE MAC

Jason Goble and Ramble On set for opening act

 

Prestonsburg, Ky. – Dressed To Kill, an eastern Kentucky based KISS tribute act, will play the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater in the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) on Saturday, January 20. This will make their return trip, as they last played the local venue during Halloween weekend of 2016.

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The group bills the show as “The Ultimate Tribute to the Hottest Band in the World.” Dressed To Kill offers energetic, high quality, and family friendly entertainment with all of the attention to the details. You can expect all of the grease paint, fire breathing, and smoking guitars. And even the seven inch high-heels. They are a fan favorite throughout the southeastern Unites States for arts centers, clubs, festivals, and private parties.

MAC Executive Director Clayton Case says he is looking forward to their return.

“These guys are the real deal! There are many tribute acts and nostalgic rock and roll bands touring now, but I put this show at the top of the list,” he states.

Bass player and vocalist Mike Collins (Gene Simmons) is ready to get the New Year started at the MAC.

“This will be a special show”, he says. “2018 marks our tenth year together as a band and I can’t think of a better place to start our ten year celebration run than at an amazing venue like the MAC!”

Collins also beams about the show.   

“We take what we present on stage very seriously and try our best to deliver as authentic of a KISS experience as we possibly can for everyone in attendance, young and old. We want you to walk away feeling like you just saw KISS.”

The special guests and opening act for the evening will be Jason Goble and Ramble On. Goble is a local singer/songwriter, but will be delving back into his roots, as he has put together a new band to debut to the rock crowd.

Dressed To Kill will be Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased by visiting www.macarts.com, calling 1-888-MAC-ARTS, or stopping by the box office.

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The Mountain Arts Center is the premier performing arts venue in eastern Kentucky.  Located in the heart of the bloodline of the Country Music Highway, the facility features a 1,050-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio.  For more information, call 1-888-MAC-ARTS or visit macarts.com.

 

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