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July 20, 2018

Homebound program gets new vehicles

In April 2018 the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of two vehicles to facilitate the growing programs, in lieu of reimbursing mileage expenses to employees.In April 2018 the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of two vehicles to facilitate the growing programs, in lieu of reimbursing mileage expenses to employees.

The Lawrence County Public Library continues to expand service outside the walls of the library. In 2018 the library began offering Homebound Services to Lawrence County residents who have an ongoing physical condition that prevents them from leaving their residence to visit the library.

This service differs from bookmobile service in that patrons do not have to be located in rural areas of the county to be eligible. Patrons may live in any part of the county including within city limits. The service also serves the local nursing home and senior center.

Patrons who receive this service have access to books, movies, audio books, magazines, e-books, digital services, and more.

Applications for Homebound Services are available at: http://lcplky.org/homebound-program/.

Additionally, the library’s School Liaison provides outreach to every school in the district; public and private. The school programs supplement Kentucky Academic Standards and provide instructional activities on unique subjects. In the 2017 – 2018 school year the School Liaison provided 682 programs with a total attendance of 22,485.
In April 2018 the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of two vehicles to facilitate the growing programs, in lieu of reimbursing mileage expenses to employees.

 

 

July 19, 2018

EXPERIENCE PIONEER LIFE AT CARTER CAVES STATE RESORT PARK

 

OLIVE HILL, Ky. (July 18, 2018) – A weeklong event featuring pioneering life in Kentucky will be presented at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill July 23-29.

The annual Pioneer Life Week showcases life during the late 18th and early 19th century. Visitors can enjoy a step back in time in the Pioneer Encampment near the Carter Caves campground.

Guests can also see reenactors demonstrate the skills that were needed for life on the frontier Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s event will also feature a special Kentucky Chautauqua performance featuring Private William Greathouse, a War of 1812 soldier, on Thursday at 8 p.m. The Private Greathouse performance is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and Greathouse is portrayed by Harry Smith of Cynthiana, Kentucky.

Another performance by Jonathon Hagee, a colonial balladeer, is on Saturday in the Pioneer Encampment. This Hagee’s first appearance at Pioneer Life Week.

Both performances are free to the public.

For a complete list of activities and programs for the entire week, like us on Facebook or contact the park’s recreation office at 606-286-4411.

Carter Caves State Resort Park has lodge rooms, cottages, a campground including horse campground with full hook ups, and a restaurant featuring Kentucky fare. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov

 

 

July 19, 2018

NEW Big Sandy Relay For Life event set for Sept. 8

We are trying to spread the word about our NEW Relay For Life event and hope you can help! This year, with so many changes within the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life and community involvement, many counties have decided to forgo having a county/community event.

We did not want that to happen here, so we have joined forces to create one big regional event, ONE REGION - ONE REASON! Teams, members, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, loved ones from Floyd, Pike, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, Lawrence and Letcher counties have been invited to join us.

We are still in the agenda planning stages for the night, but we have some things already nailed down.

There will be a cornhole tournament, jail and bail, duck pond game, minute to win it games, pie eating contest and more! We will also have some live entertainment, such as Troy Burchett, and an area for vendors to set up. Vendors are not charged a fee to set up, we just ask that they donate 10% of proceeds made that night back to our Relay event.

A final agenda will be released as soon as we have everything completely confirmed. I have attached a copy of our event poster and the sponsorship letter, as we are still looking for sponsors for the event as well. If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your help,

Jamie Lynn Hall
Teller/Compliance Coordinator
US Bank Prestonsburg
Phone: (606) 886-2924
Fax: (606) 263-7087

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JOIN US in Prestonsburg for the NEW Relay For Life of BIG SANDY for:

Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Lawrence, Letcher and Pike County.

One REGION – One REASON!

Cancer is something we simply cannot ignore. One in two men and one in three women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It is a terrible, destructive disease that impacts the lives of so many close to us.

Help us change the statistics by becoming an American Cancer Society Relay For Life sponsor. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. At Relay For Life events, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to help create a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. This year’s event is bringing together people on September 8th!

As a sponsor for the event, your support allows the Society to help people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when it’s the easiest to treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. There are also many benefits for your organization. Sponsorship will allow your business to connect with community members in new and meaningful ways, increase brand recognition, and allow your employees to bond over a common cause.

Enclosed you will find information about our sponsorship opportunities for the Relay For Life of Big Sandy event. We hope you will join us as a sponsor in 2018.    

Elise Allen, Community Development Representative

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Jamie Hall, Relay For Life Volunteer Event Chair

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606-422-6044

 

 

 

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