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January 9, 2018

 

TAKING THE POLAR PLUNGE

 

YATESVILLE LAKE -- Some called it the Polar Slip and Slide because of all the ice that had to be broken up just to get into the water.

Lawrence Vinson, Mitch Castle, and George Salyers jump into the frozen water at Yatesville lake with temperatures at -1 degrees to raise money for Louisa United Methodist Church's 'Night to Shine'Lawrence Vinson, Mitch Castle, and George Salyers jump into the frozen water at Yatesville lake with temperatures at -1 degrees to raise money for Louisa United Methodist Church's 'Night to Shine'

 

You may ask why? At the beginning of the week a challenge was issued to raise $2,000 dollars for the annual 'Night to Shine' event at Louisa United Methodist Church. If the amount was raised Mitch Castle, Lawrence Vinson and George Salyers said they would jump into the frozen water at the lake front on January 7, 2018.

 

Guess what? It happened.

LUMC Youth leader (and Louisa City Council member) Mitch Castle said, “Oh My God what an awesome week, you people are so unbelievable and so generous.” 

They exceeded that amount with a whopping $3,065 dollars. Money can still be sent to PayPay.me in Mitch Castle’s name. The Annual Night to Shine event is held at the Louisa Methodist ‘Church on February 9 , 2018.

When asked about the experience Mitch Castle said: 

"...As far as the experience, it was everything you can imagine. Cold, cold, cold! Probably the build up to doing it was worse than the actual 10 seconds in the water. I can’t believe we did this, I can’t believe how cold it was, I can’t believe we had to hammer through ice to make it happen, and I certainly can’t believe we raised over $3,000!!!!!!

Click pic for video of this year's Polar PlungeClick pic for video of this year's Polar Plunge

 

WHAT AN AWESOME DAY. THANK YOU, everyone for contributing to a cause that I love so much. 'Night To Shine' is about more than just one night. It’s about the individuals who are often looked at as less of a person because of a special need.

It’s about Rayanna, a queen from Libya who’s coming to her very first prom this year but has witnessed firsthand real life war and who saw her parents murdered by a government she was supposed to trust.

It’s about Brent, Saundra, Chelsey, Troy, Amie, Whitney, I could go on and on and on. It’s about one night that’s dedicated not just to those with special needs but to people who the world should celebrate more.

The event takes a lot of planning, a lot of work, and A LOT of money - but it’s ALL worth it! That’s why we raise money, that’s why we host fundraisers, that’s why, on a -1 degree day we broke ice and dove into a frozen lake. Because to us, 'Night To Shine is more than just a night!"

 

January 5, 2018

Town of Ft. Gay to purchase 200 old water meters

 

The Louisa Water and Sewer Commission met in regular business session January 2, 2018 with Mayor Harold Slone presiding. In attendance were Board Members Jeff Kinser, Steven Lycans and Sam Lester. Others in attendance were Bud Adams, Jason Helton, Martin Wright, and Brandon Leedy.

  1. The meeting was called to order at 6:05pm, and opened with the pledge and prayer.
  2. Supervisor Martin Wright advised of Customer issue on Levisa Drive where a customer is having issues with a sewer that keeps stopping up. Discussion amongst the board members determined that the problem may lie in the city’s lateral line from the main sewer line being at too steep of a grade or could be the customer's service line at too steep of a grade. Martin will attempt to determine the grade of the lateral line, to determine if the city would need to change the lateral to solve the problem or if customer would be responsible for changing grade of their service line.
  3. Discussed and inquiry from citizens about the lack of fire hydrant at the Louisa United Methodist Church. Jeff Kinser will investigate to determine if a fire hydrant would work on the type of lines and distance from the water tank.
  4. Reviewed minutes from December 2017 meeting. Motion to approve Jeff Kinser, Second Sam Lester. All approve.
  5. Reviewed financials. Office Manager Jason Helton answered questions about various expenses. Motion by Heath Preston, Second by Mitch Castle to approve financials. All approved.
  6. Martin Wright updated on Meter Change project. The contractor has changed over 600 at this time.
  7. Mayor advised that the Mayor of Ft. Gay had contacted him to inquire if the city would be willing to donate or sell at lower price, the old water meters being removed during the City’s current meter changeout project. It was determined that the scrap value would be minimal for the old meters. Motion by Jeff Kinser, Second by Mitch Castle, to  sell 200 manual Meters to Ft. Gay for $1 each, to cover the cost of City Employees sorting through to locate usable meters. All approved.
  8. Louisa Mayor Harold Slone presented proposal for a resolution for the Utilities Dept. to participate in Kentucky Deferred Comp. Motion By Heath Preston, Second by Sam Lester. All approved.
  9. Louisa Mayor Harold Slone provided a demonstration of the UpKeep work order program that the City is now using. He advised that it has several features that would be useful, such as asset tracking and asset history, as well as inventory, and work order history, all of which is currently in the process of being implemented. Once fully in place, it should streamline work orders and maximize working efficiency
  10. The Board went into executive session. No actions were taken.
  11. The meeting then adjourned.

 

January 4, 2018

 

Mayor seeks help from customers to find problem...

ATTENTION OUTSIDE OF TOWN WATER CUSTOMERS ONLY:

WE WILL BE TURNING WATER OFF & ON IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS TO LOOK FOR PROBLEM SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCE. 

THANK YOU MAYOR HATFIELD

 

 

 


 

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