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November 1, 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER IS SITE TO SIGN UP FOR $50,000 TRUCK DRIVING JOBS NOV. 14 

UPDATE: 11/12/17

{This company has indicated interest in locating a drop yard in our region. They are looking to hire about 25 people. The job fair that has the largest turnout will have an impact on their decision.

Please come to Lawrence Co. Job Fair on Tue. Nov. 14, at the Lawrence Co. Community Center, beginning at 9:00 am if you are interested in a job with this company. If the company should locate a site here, it would likely draw additional new business.

Please share this information with people you know who may be interested. For more information, call 606-638-4949 or 606-435-8485.}

--CATRINA VARGO 


Eastern Kentuckians looking for a new job or career will have multiple chances to apply for jobs with national trucking company TLD Logistics on November 14 and 15.

The company, along with the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) and Kentucky Career Center JobSight, will host the following events:

 

Tuesday, November 14
           9:00 a.m. – Lawrence County Community Center, 180 Bulldog Lane, Louisa KY 41230
           2:00 p.m. – Knott County Sportsplex, 450 Kenny Champion Loop, Leburn KY 41831

Wednesday, November 15
           9:00 a.m. – EKU Manchester Campus, 50 University Drive, Manchester KY 40962
           2:00 p.m. – Molus Pentecostal Church, US Highway 119, Harlan KY 40829

TLD is looking for both CDL and non-CDL licensed drivers to fill available over-the-road driving positions. No relocation is required. Positions offer an average salary of $50,000, plus safety bonuses, and a benefits package.

Company officials will be ready to answer questions and accept applications, so jobseekers should be bring an up-to-date résumé, social security card, and a valid driver’s license.

For more information, call Trish Adams at 606-435-8485.

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EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services, administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program for dislocated coal miners and their spouses, and is the White House-designated lead organization for the federal TechHire designation for Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.org, http://www.jobsight.org and http://www.facebook.com/ekcep.

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Lawrence County Clerk Chris Jobe announced Thursday that the first day to file as a candidate in the 2018 May Primary election is next week.

Among the offices open for election next year are all county officials, city offices, three school board positions, state representative and U.S. Representative.

The first day for Candidate's to begin filing for the 2018 Primary Election is Wednesday November 8th. The filing period will last until January 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  

Filing papers are available at the Lawrence County Clerk's Office.

 

 

Date: 10-25-2017

NO MAIL DELIVERY ON NOV. 11

Kentucky Press News Service

The U.S. Postal Service now says it will not deliver mail on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of the true Veterans Day holiday.

Earlier in the year, the postal service had said there would be no mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 10 because of Veterans Day. Now, those plans have changed.

October 9, 2017

The Lawrence County Bands are teaming up with Florida Indian River Groves to bring you this year's Fall fruit selection.  Florida Indian River Groves prides itself as one of the best distributors in the industry and partners with nearly 2000 school groups every year.  

The Lawrence County High School Band facebook page includes images of this year's brochure and pricing.  

Online ordering is also an option.  

Simply go to Floridaindianrivergroves.com

Select "Order Now" and enter 809286  in Organizational ID

You will then be able to shop under the Lawrence County account. 

Shipping arrangements can also be selected according to your preference. 

The sale runs from October 8th-November 2nd. 

The delivery date will be sometime between November 26th and December 16th. A public announcement will be made as soon as the information is made available. 

The fruit will be delivered to Lawrence County High School Band room on the specified date. 

Any questions can be forwarded to Scott Smith, Band Director.  

Lawrence County High School: 606-638-9676   

Thank you for supporting instrumental music in Lawrence County!

--Scott Smith, LCHS Band Director.  

 

October 5, 2017

Free adoption event will help homeless pets find forever homes on October 14

LOUISA, KY (October 3, 2017) — After just successfully completing a multi-state hurricane relief effort with 764 pets adopted, BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) announced that its next EMPTY THE SHELTERS (ETS) event will be its largest yet and will include the Lawrence County Humane Society (LCHS) of Louisa, KY. In addition to the Shelter in Louisa, animals will also be available for adoption at the PetSmart store located in Ashland, KY. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based nonprofit will pay adoption fees at 75+ shelters on Saturday, October 14, 2017, to help hundreds of pets find forever homes.



LCHS participated in BPF’s EMPTY THE SHELTERS in November 2016 and successfully found homes for 94 pets in one day. The October 14 event will primarily focus on shelters in the state of Michigan, yet BISSELL Pet Foundation has included LCHS which expects to have 120 pets available for adoption. More than 9,000 cats and dogs from 9 states have found loving homes through EMPTY THE SHELTERS in the last 17 months.

“Our goal for EMPTY THE SHELTERS is to encourage people to choose adoption first,” explains Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “We want to make it easy for pet owners both by sponsoring the adoption fee and providing important wellness information to keep pets happy and healthy in their new homes.”

Nationwide, approximately 2.7 million pets are euthanized yearly because they are unable to find homes. EMPTY THE SHELTERS combats this problem by increasing adoption rates. From previous ETS events, 96.6% of adopters reported pets remained in their new homes 6-15 months later; 52% of adopters were first-time adopters; 99.4% of adopters have already or plan to recommend adoption to their friends/family.

Families that adopt on October 14 will be required to pay licensing fees for their pet – costs may vary by county. BPF will thank families for choosing adoption by providing a leash for dogs, a collar for cats and valuable wellness information and coupons for new pet owners.

Participating organizations will be adhering to their standard adoption requirements for the event and adopters are encouraged to review those requirements prior to October 14. For more information about EMPTY THE SHELTERS, including the LCHS adoption locations, a list of all participating shelters and rescue organizations, and adoption requirements, please visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ets. Hours at the Shelter in Louisa and PetSmart in Ashland will be 10-5pm. Questions may also be directed to Beverly Pack, Volunteer for LC Humane Society, at cell 606-571-6224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About BISSELL Pet Foundation

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 141-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership.

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About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.


For 141 years and counting, Michigan-based BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning easier. As the top-selling brand in floor care appliances based on NPD unit sales, BISSELL understands that fuller lives often mean more messes, and that convenient cleaning tools help us embrace life’s messier moments. Now in its fourth generation of family leadership, the company supplies households across the globe with vacuums, sweepers, deep-cleaning machines, hard floor cleaners and cleaning formulas. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit www.bissell.com.

OCTOBER 3, 2017

OCTOBER  8 - 14

FREE RIDES ON FIRE TRUCK FOR THE KIDS!FREE RIDES ON FIRE TRUCK FOR THE KIDS!

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, during this week the Louisa Fire Department will be out in the community teaching fire safety.  Each day this week the Louisa Fire Department will be going around to the schools teaching fire safety to the kids. You can also go to the following link www.fpw.org  to download free information and tips on how to keep your family safe. On this site, you will find activities such as coloring pages, quiz's, fire escape plans and e-books all free to help in teaching kids to be fire safe.

If you live in or around Louisa, the following activities will be going on:

Tuesday night - 10/10/17 - Starting at 6:00 p.m. fire engine rides will take place at Station 1 (downtown station). The rides will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sparky will be on hand to give out balloons and fire hats to everyone who attends.

Saturday – 10/14/2017 – Open house this year will be at the Louisa Community Center, located on Pike street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Events for the day will included the following:

*  Healthnet Aeromedical.

*  Live fire safety demonstrations.

*  Fire safety house to teach kids how to escape a smoke filled home.

*  Fire engine rides.

*  Fun inflatables.

*  Sparky will be on hand to greet the kids with fire hats and balloons.

At the end of the day, there will be a drawing for door prizes such as smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and a bicycle for a boy and a girl.

 

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Began Sunday

Seasonal Restrictions on Outdoor Burning Are Back In Effect

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2017) - The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, there are nearly 1,500 wildfires in the state of Kentucky, based on a 10-year average.

Last fall, the division responded to 520 fires that burned 52,216 acres with a timber value loss of $20,642,663. The majority of the fires occurred in November.

Wildfires in Kentucky cause damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, lives are placed at risk. Not only the lives of people where the wildfires occur but also the lives of the firefighters.

Most of Kentucky’s wildfires are preventable. They are the result of human activity - arson and careless open-burning (burning of trash, debris and brush). If people start wildfires, people can prevent them.

Division Director James Wright said the most widely available fuel for wildfires in Kentucky is hardwood leaf litter. "Unlike western fires that burn on the ground and in the canopy, Kentucky’s fires usually stay on the forest floor and burn only what is already down,” Wright said. “Beginning in October, fresh new dead leaf litter begins to fall in the forest.”

It is against the law to do any open burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daylight hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the fall and spring forest fire hazard seasons, which run from October 1 to December 15 and from February 15 to April 30 respectively.

Compounding the risk, during the October to December fire hazard season Kentucky typically sees lower relative humidity (RH) numbers than in summer and winds become erratic due to the seasonal change. Because the humidity rises during the day and winds fall, restricting burning until after 6 p.m. during the fall and spring reduces the chances of outdoor fires escaping.

Arson is a felony offense. Last fire season, 70 people were given citations for illegal burning and 14 were arrested and charged with setting fires in the Commonwealth. The division will again be working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) who will be assisting with law enforcement. This partnership adds extra eyes in and around the woods. All Kentuckians can help by reporting a wildland fire or an arsonist to their local law enforcement office.

Residents should call the Division of Air Quality at 1-502-782-6592 to learn about other specific regulations before burning anything.

 

 

INVITATION TO BID

The Lawrence County Board of Education will receive bids in the office of the Superintendent at the Board of Education Building, 50 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, Kentucky 41230 for architectural and engineering services as it relates to the requirements of the Kentucky District Facilities Planning Process (702 KAR 4:180). Bids will be evaluated based on the overall cost as well as the projected time required by the bidding company/group to complete the process outlined in Section 102 of the Kentucky School Facilities Planning Manual. Please include price by square foot; a maximum amount that will be charged (including related fees); and time required to complete the assessment process outlined in Section 102 of the Kentucky School Facilities Planning Manual. Building specifications are available at the Superintendent’s office, 50 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, Kentucky. Bids will be accepted until 2 PM, Friday, October 6, 2017. The bids shall be sealed and properly marked. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent or by calling 606-638-9671. The Lawrence County Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid that may be deemed to be in the Board’s favor.

 

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