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March 1, 2018

Lawrence, Martin Co. students' work included

 

MOREHEAD, Ky.---The main gallery of Morehead State University’s Claypool-Young Art Building will be the site of the “Kentucky Burley-Coal Region High School Exhibition and Competition,” March 7 through 14. The annual show is organized in partnership with the Kentucky Art Education Association, and features high school artwork from the region.

Burley Coal High School Art Exhibition March 2018 Burley Coal High School Art Exhibition March 2018

The exhibition will be open for special Saturday hours on March 10 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

In association with the exhibition the Department of Art and Design hosts its annual High School Art Day scheduled on Wednesday, March 14. Schools from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia have participated in this exciting event through demonstrations and hands-on art activities including an annual newspaper sculpture competition.

High schools participating include: Bath County, Betsy Layne, Boyd County, Fleming County, Floyd County, Greenup County, Hazard, Johnson Central, Lawrence County, Mason County, Montgomery County, Paintsville, Paul Blazer, Perry County, Pikeville, Mason County, Montgomery County, Raceland-Worthington, Russell Independent and Sheldon Clark.

The gallery in the Claypool-Young features contemporary art for the MSU community as well as the university’s service region. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. There is no charge for viewing and the public is invited. Parking is available on Main Street, during the day, and on the MSU campus after 5 p.m. weekdays, and all day on weekends.

Information is available by calling Jennifer Reis, gallery director, at 606-783-5446.

 

FEBRUARY 27, 2018

 

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

ROTARY HAS HAD BUSY FEBRUARY...

Louisa Rotary celebrated the 113th birthday of the International organization.Louisa Rotary celebrated the 113th birthday of the International organization.

The last two weeks of Louisa Rotary have been eventful, to say the least.

February 15 meeting 

On Thursday, February 15th, Carly Carver, President and CEO of Buddy’s Sensory Exchange was in Louisa to talk with Louisa Carly CarverCarly CarverRotarians about a sensory garden for Louisa.

Considering that Rotary has been interested in putting a garden in Louisa to help fulfill nutritional needs for our community, they are gathering ideas to make it even more.

On top of the nutritional value, a sensory garden is used for guests to touch, taste, admire and listen. It is designed with a purpose of stimulating the senses and can be used by both visitors and disabled adults and children.

Buddy’s Sensory Exchange is a non profit organization and takes applications for anyone within 50 miles of Ashland for special equipment and other needs for other resources to help with disabled people’s needs. Their office is located in Ashland and a sensory garden is in the works at Ashland Central Park.

During this meeting, Steve Lycans and Mike Shapaka both celebrated a birthday during the previous week.

February 22 meeting

The Thursday 22nd meeting began as usual with the traditional prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and the reciting of the four-way test.

Greg Kise and Sherry Compton both recently celebrated a birthday, while guest Elsie Jones celebrated at 28 year anniversary.

This meeting was a special meeting, as Rotary also celebrated its 113 year birthday. After having Birthday cake, Lindsey Case stood and read the History of Rotary.

Rotary official Lindsey Case read the history of Rotary Internation to club members last week'Rotary official Lindsey Case read the history of Rotary Internation to club members last week'

The meeting continued with announcements.

Dr. Rob Fletcher explained the recent threats at Lawrence County High School and how they had been promptly dealt with. He made it clear that as a father he understood how parents felt and he explained if there was any threat at all, school would not be in session.

 

Dr. Rob Fletcher at Louisa Rotary Thursday: Dr. Rob Fletcher at Louisa Rotary Thursday:

He explained that nothing was more important than the safety of our children.

"The attendance the next day showed that the community has trust in our school leaders as it was higher than we had anticipated, and I don't take that lightly," Fletcher said.

The speaker for the week, Bud Adams had a family emergency and had to leave during the meeting, the Birthday party continued and the meeting was adjourned for the week.

Rotary member Chuck Price, pastor of Louisa First Baptist: "Since the speaker had an emergency,  Rotarian Chuck Price spoke about the loss of loss of Rev. Billy Graham and his legacy.  Many people were touched by 99 year old Graham's lessons. Price recalled several of his lessons.Rotary member Chuck Price, pastor of Louisa First Baptist: "Since the speaker had an emergency, Rotarian Chuck Price spoke about the loss of loss of Rev. Billy Graham and his legacy. Many people were touched by 99 year old Graham's lessons. Price recalled several of his lessons.