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December 4, 2017

Louisa Middle School Choir is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar this Thursday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Vendors offering Scentsy, LipSense, LulaRoe, Papparazzi Jewelry, Posh, Usborne, handmade crafts, and baked goods will be at the event.

D’s Photography will be offering pictures with or without Santa from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 4x6 photos are printed on site and cost $5. 

December 4, 2017 


November 21, 2017

Six Christmas shows on tap from Dec. 2 - Dec. 16

Prestonsburg, Ky. – Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry will kick off its annual run of Christmas shows on Saturday, December 2 in the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC). As always, the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros will be the special guests and the opening act for all shows. This will be the organization’s 22nd Christmas at the MAC.



MAC executive director and Kentucky Opry producer Clayton Case says the group is ready for an exciting season.

“I’m so proud of this team and cast! We are one big family and everyone involved cares so much about this season’s show.”

Case added, “This season’s show will really put you in the Christmas spirit and we are so excited to show the community and region a program that reflects the joy and hope of the holiday season.”

Original member and keyboardist Jody Conley says the cast is ready for another Christmas season.

“We feel so good about this show! It just has a great feel to it, and it’s something totally different than in years past.”

But Conley says there is always the central theme they like to portray.

“We like to show that it’s not just about the birth of Christ, it’s about celebrating him all the way through the Cross.”

As always, a Kentucky Opry show would not be the same without the antics and commentary from resident comedian, Munroe. He will always have those special surprises in store for the band, audience, and especially emcee Clayton Case.

The popular horn section will return, adding that traditional flavor to some old favorites. It consists of Matt Moon on Trombone, Dan Houston on Sax, and Tommy Money playing Trumpet.

This season’s shows are December 2, 3 (Special Sunday matinee show at 3p.m.), 8, 9, 15, and 16. All shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $14. They can be purchased at, by calling 888-MAC-ARTS, or visiting the MAC box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday.


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 1,046-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Operations are through a partnership between Prestonsburg, Ky. and Big Sandy Community & Technical College.  For more information, call 1-888-MAC-ARTS or visit


NOVEMBER 15, 2017

LMS Christmas Bazaar hosted by the LMS Choir

November 15, 2017

Meter change outs will begin this month

The City of Louisa is implementing a new, radio-read water metering system throughout its service area. The scope of work for the project consists of the removal and replacement of all of the City of Louisa’s current water meters.


RADIO READ WATER METERS WILL REPLACE ALL EXISTING METERS IN THE CITY OF LOUISA BEGINNING THIS MONTHRADIO READ WATER METERS WILL REPLACE ALL EXISTING METERS IN THE CITY OF LOUISA BEGINNING THIS MONTHThe new radio-read water metering system will bring efficiency to meter reading and billing operation and eliminate estimated bills due to inaccessibility. It will also allow for advanced leak detection, improved water conservation, enhanced customer service, elimination of human error during meter reading, and increased accuracy.

Perfection Group with the help of NECO Water will be the City’s contractor performing this work and the trucks and employees will be clearly identified with their logo. Service crews will try to contact each home before they turn off the water. The replacement of the water meter will typically affect each property no more than 1 hour barring any problems with the shut off valves or other related piping.

NECO Water will attempt to flush out any introduced air into the lines after each installation however you could experience air in your water lines after the work is completed. Please open a non-screened faucet like your bathtub or hose bib to thoroughly flush out your pipes.

You may also experience discolored water for a short period of time immediately following your meter change-out. This is normal and caused by sediment in the old meters. Running cold water for a period of time will flush this out of your lines.

We will post updates on as the project progresses.

While a timeline is not available for individual customers, you can expect your meter to be changed between November 2017 and February 2018, a door hanger will be left at your residence/business once your meter has been changed.

If there are any questions please contact your the Utilities Office at 606-638-9322.









NOVEMBER 14, 2017


Louisa City Hall



  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of allegiance and Prayer.
  3. Mayor comments.

Old Business

  1. Approve minutes for meetings October 10, October 12 and October 17, 2017.
  2. Approve second reading of amendment to Ordinance 2012-09-1A, “Amendment to Ordinance Relating to the Regulation of the Parking of Motor Vehicles within the City of Louisa”.
  3. Approve second reading of Ordinance 2017-08, “An Ordinance Regulating the Use of Fireworks in the City of Louisa, Kentucky”.
  4. Approve first reading of Ordinance 12-02-A, “Amendment to the Ordinance Relating to Garbage Collection and Rates”.

New Business

  1. Elected Officials compensation.
  2. Community Center rental.
  3. Council comments.
  4. Audience comments
  5. Executive session.
  6. Adjourn.

November 1, 2017


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.}


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.


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, and


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.