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Lawrence County Youth Soccer Sign-ups!!!!

When: March 2nd and 9th

Where: Louisa Free-Will Baptist Church Life Center- this is across from

Wilson’s Funeral Home

Time: 10:00-2:00

Cost: $50 New Players
$40 Returning Players that does not need a uniform
$40 U12 plus the cost of a uniform

We will be accepting applications until March 20th.

4 year olds-11 year olds
U-14 Team will be co-ed and tryout basis only. (New this season)

You can mail in your form to:
Lawrence County Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 586
Louisa, KY 41230

Check out our website for teams, schedules, info:

Veterans salute KFC owner Debbie Hill;


Members of the VFW surprised restaurant owner Debbie Hill with a  certificate of appreciation for her and her staff for services to the veterans. Shown here with Hill is Joe Robinette, Richard Saul, Jacqueline Robinette, Ben Hopkins and Don Wolfe.

Hill owns and operates Kentucky Fried Chicken on KY 2565.

February 25, 2013

Food Bank Returns to Louisa for Mobile Pantry;

The Huntington Area Food Bank will return to Louisa, Ky. this Thursday to host a second mobile pantry in Lawrence County.

The mobile pantry will take place in the Louisa Wal-Mart parking lot. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and food distribution will begin at 10 a.m. All food recipients must provide proof of residency in order to receive food.

“Mobile pantries have proven to be an effective means of getting food directly to the people in our most underserved areas,” said Tiffany Tatum, interim executive director. “This is a temporary solution, and communities must work together to alleviate hunger.”

More than 100 people turned out for the January mobile pantry in Louisa, and the food bank was able to feed more than 315 individuals.

According to a Feeding America report, nearly 4,000 Lawrence County residents lived in poverty in 2010, or nearly 25 percent of the county’s population.

The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. It services nearly 200 agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

HAFB receives products from Feeding America, USDA, local donors, regional grocers, restaurants, farmers, food manufacturers and food processors.

Feb. 15, 2013

Future scientists at Fallsburg....

See Lazer slideshow on main page for more pics

FES teacher Craig McDavidFES teacher Craig McDavidFallsburg Elementary students in grades 3-5, participated in the science fair that was held at the school's cafeteria, Friday, Feb. 15, and I must say, it was quite impressive.  

Have you ever wondered what type of wood burns faster? Can milk turn into plastic?  Which paper towel is stronger?  I always loved anything that glows in the dark, so I found the project "How Does Temperature Affect How Long a Glow Stick Stays Lit?" very interesting.  Which freezes faster--hot or cold water? How does inertia affect car wrecks? For the bakers out there, can baking soda and cream of tarter substitute for baking powder in a recipe?

How many pennies would your boat hold?  Did you know you can make your own sugar crystal candy sticks in any flavor or color?  Since I am a caver and a rock hound, I have to say my favorite was "Caves and Overhangs in Kentucky and the Rock Cycle."  Very cool!

Craig McDavid, intermediate science teacher, and a Bill Nye look alike, oversaw the science fair.  

McDavid said,  "I am very proud of these students."

McDavid, who is a first year teacher, is also the chair of the ACTS Events Planning Committee.

Three of the judges of the science fair were from ACTC: James Schmitt, and Jame McCumbee, both science professors, as well as Director, Barbara Walters. Yes, I got to meet Bill Nye and Barbara Walters!  The other judges were Business Analyst, Michael Huy, and Tabitha Smith, a science teacher from Holy Family Christian School in Ashland.  

Students with the winning experiments will be announced Monday, then will move on to the Lawrence County District Science Fair, which will be held at the community center next Friday, Feb. 22.   

Winners from the district fair will advance to the Science and Engineering Fair at ACTC, Sat. March 2, which will be an all day event.

Growing More with less is subject of Extension Office workshop;



Back yard Gardening workshop

Feb. 8, 2013

Parent education program description of services;

KVC Behavioral Health Care will provide Parent Education Services for parents in Lawrence County and surrounding areas, with the goal of supporting and assisting parents to build strong, healthy families through the caring nurturing of their children. The Parent Education Services will use the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting curriculum, which will be implemented in a group format.

KVC’s Parent Education Services program will consist of 12 consecutive weeks of closed group sessions for parents. Topics addressed in this curriculum will include skill-building strategies for developing empathy and improving parent-child communication, implementing discipline and family rules, and increasing positive interactions among family members. The KVC Parent Education Services program will be a closed group of 12 parents; no additional participants will be enrolled after the first session. The parenting group sessions will be 2 hours in duration each week. Parents who participate in the parenting group for the duration of the 12-week program will receive a certificate of completion.

Lunch will be provided for parents during each Parent Education group session.

All parent participants will complete an intake packet for services and will sign off that they understand the requirements of mandated reporting.


Parent Education referrals can come from DCBS, the court, community partners, and by way of self-referral. The family does not need to have an open child protective services case to receive services. 

Parent Education Services are offered on a voluntary basis to referred families.  The family must agree to the terms of service EXCEPT in the case of a referral by the Cabinet or Court.

The Location of the class is The Point of Hope  524 South Hwy. 3 Louisa, KY 41230. The class will start on 3-5-13 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. If interested in participating in the class please call KVC at 606-638-9008.

“This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky using state funds allocated by the Kentucky General Assembly”.

Huntington's Disease support group plans meeting

Feb. 6, 2013

Saturday mail delivery to end Aug. 1...


In an effort to save $2 billion, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1. Packages, however, will still be delivered six days a week.In an effort to save $2 billion, the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting Aug. 1. Packages, however, will still be delivered six days a week.


The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays starting August 1, the agency is set to announce Wednesday.

This means that for the first time Americans will receive mail only five days a week, a significant shift for the storied mail agency, which has suffered tens of billions of dollars in losses in recent years with the advent of the Internet and e-commerce.

Post offices would remain open on Saturdays so that customers can drop off mail or packages, buy postage stamps, or access their post office boxes, officials said. Hours likely would be reduced at thousands of smaller locations, they said.

USPS also plans to continue Saturday delivery of packages, which remain a profitable and growing part of the delivery business. Post offices would remain open on Saturdays so that customers can drop off mail or packages, buy postage stamps, or access their post office boxes, officials said. But hours likely would be reduced at thousands of smaller locations, they said.

Canceling Saturday mail deliveries will save USPS $2 billion annually, according to congressional and postal officials, who confirmed the news ahead of a formal announcement.

The move has been expected for years, but is being announced absent explicit congressional approval, even though lawmakers have argued their consent is necessary in order to make the operational change. Postal officials are expected to argue Wednesday that they do not need congressional action in order to halt Saturday delivery.

The Postal Service said that it suffered a $15.9 billion net loss for fiscal 2012, which ended Sept. 30. That’s three times the loss recorded a year earlier.

Congress in recent years has prohibited the Postal Service from dropping Saturday mail delivery, and the USPS has pushed to lift that restriction.

The Postal Service currently is not operating under appropriations legislation, meaning the organization will have a window to end Saturday mail delivery when the government’s most last temporary spending measure expires on March 27. USPS is asking Congress not to reimpose the restriction against five-day delivery when that time comes.

A majority of Americans support ending Saturday mail, according to national polls conducted in recent years, and President Obama has proposed halting deliveries as part of his budget-cutting proposals. Though the Postal Service is a quasi-governmental, self-funding entity, its worker compensation and retirement plans are tied to the federal budget.

Lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully for years to enact a significant overhaul of the Postal Service, hoping to reshape the agency as a leaner organization that delivers mail less frequently and operates fewer post offices across the country.

The Senate last year passed a bipartisan measure that would have permitted an end to Saturday mail delivery only after USPS conducted two years of feasibility studies. But postal officials — and some GOP lawmakers — opposed that plan, arguing that reams of professional studies and a declining balance sheet already proved that the change was needed. A Republican-backed postal reform bill cleared a key committee last year, but was never considered by the full House. The GOP bill would have permitted ending Saturday mail deliveries within a year’s time.

Opposition to significant changes rests mostly with lawmakers from far-flung rural communities, who fear that a change in schedules could jeopardize low-cost delivery of medicines and medical supplies to elderly customers. The publishing industry also has complained that any changes would force quicker magazine publication deadlines and require some publishers to seek private delivery options instead, likely raising newsstand prices.

Posted by Ed O'Keefe on February 6, 2013