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August 10, 2018

A STRANGER IN NEED - IS A FRIEND INDEED...

Thank you Sherry Mosley for taking Susan to the laundry mat this morning and providing her with a brand new pair of shoes! She was bragging on how nice they felt!  For all who inquired about helping her with laundry, thank you. Today was the first time she had done her laundry since she’s been homeless (since May)     #susanpricehomeprojectThank you Sherry Mosley for taking Susan to the laundry mat this morning and providing her with a brand new pair of shoes! She was bragging on how nice they felt! For all who inquired about helping her with laundry, thank you. Today was the first time she had done her laundry since she’s been homeless (since May) #susanpricehomeproject

 

New shoes for Susie!New shoes for Susie!

Something wonderful is happening in Blaine, Ky.

...In a time when so many feel hopeless and unsure about the future...

Please keep reading and watching because I feel so blessed to share this story of love, compassion, empathy and hope... not to mention the selflessness. It makes it seem possible that the divide and evil that plagues so many can simply be overcome by people just like the people from our little community.

This, folks is why I love my Eastern Ky. roots...

 

Sharing this post by Daniel Castle: (Click pic for video)

Blaine Constable Daniel Castle helped  in Susan Price getting the water tap hurdle completed.Blaine Constable Daniel Castle helped in Susan Price getting the water tap hurdle completed.

Susan is a disabled 64 year widow who lost her husband to cancer and her home to a fire. She currently lives in a garden shed on her property. We are coming together as a community to help. Please consider donating. We need funds for water hookup, sewage hookup, electric, HVAC & material to turn a shed into a cottage! You can make donations directly to Unity Baptist Church of Blaine if you wish them to be tax deductible.

Sheriff Deputy Chuck Jackson bringing food, water and genuine compassion,  states Mr. CastleSheriff Deputy Chuck Jackson bringing food, water and genuine compassion, states Mr. Castle

Daniel states:

"So far I’ve had 67 different conversations on messenger concerning #susanpricehomeproject. A lot you offered to bring clothes,refrigerators or building material. The absolute best way to help is to donate money. The reason why is we have teamed up with local business to deeply discount purchases material, so we can stretch every dollar. Another reason is we don’t want to end up with piles of unusable material that will go to waste.

I understand the hesitation to give as I’ve been taken advantage of in the past, so please understand I am not giving her money spend loosely. I am overseeing spending and approving purchases based on her long term needs and care. I believe in transparency and honesty when it comes to spending other people’s money, holding myself to a high standard is the only way."

Check out their page, help Susan and show that we do come together in a small town with thanks to selfless people they are almost at their goal. See their facebook page, Susan Home Project or skip to their gofundme site!

 

Donations can also be made to:

Unity Baptist Church
C/O Susan Price home project
PO Box 56
Blaine, KY 41124

 

 

August 10, 2018

Roberts signs up for BOE, Parsons for council...

Eddie MichaelEddie Michael

LOUISA, KY. -- After several days of rumors floating around town, former Lawrence Co. School Supt. Eddie Wayne Michael registered Wednesday to run for Louisa mayor in the November General election.

Michael, 62, said his main concern is the sewer system, which, he says is not tolerable if Louisa is to grow and prosper.

Michael and his wife, Sue, live on Perry Street and he says the stench from drains are stifling in dry times in the city.

Incumbent mayor Harold Slone signed up to run back in June and a newcomer and little known candidate, James Allen Pauley Barker, signed up to run last week. he did not return calls for comment yesterday.

"Every person I have talked to in Frankfort about why we aren't getting a medium sized factory of some type here says it is the sewer system," Michael said. "Companies look at that type of infrastructure presence when they decide on a place to locate."

He said Louisa has the rail, interstate and the river which puts it in a great place for development. "But we have to get this sewer system fixed correctly and not in 2025 like the present mayor says," Michael added.

The mayor's race has taken on a new meaning since the present city council voted earlier this year to raise the salary of the mayor from about $12,000 to $50,000 per year. The council also raised council members pay by $50 per meeting.

Also registering today was incumbent Louisa Council member Tom Parsons and BOE candidate Maddlene Roberts.

Candidates have until August 14 at 4:99 pm to sign up to tun in the November General Election.

 

UPDATED:  8/10/2018

Lawrence County Non-Partisan Candidate Filings 2018 General Election

Mayor

Harold Slone (Filed 06-18-18)

James Allen Pauley-Barker (Filed 07-30-18)

Eddie Michael (Filed 08-08-18)

Louisa City Council

Lisa Moore Schaeffer (Filed 06-15-18)

John Nolan (Filed 07-30-18)

Mitch Castle (Filed 07-30-18)

Matt Brown (Filed 07-30-18)

Tom Parsons (Filed 08-10-18)

School Board

Maddlene Roberts (Filed 08-09-18)

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2018

 

 

Candidates have until 4:00 pm August 14 to register to run for six open seats on the Louisa City Council, Mayor and two seats on the Board of Education.

That's one week from today (Tuesday)!

Districts 1 and 3, currently held by Maddlene Roberts and Garnett Skaggs, are up for election this year according to Clerk Chris Jobe.

Along with the BOE races will be the proposed "nickel tax" which would be used for a new school to replace Louisa East and West Elementaries.

The question, already approved by Judge John D. Preston, has a simple yes or no voting slot. 

Mayor Harold Slone has one opponent for the now $50,000 per year job in little known James Allen Pauley-Barker. City Council incumbents voted themselves a $50 per meeting raise beginning when the new term kicks off in January.

 

Lawrence County Non-Partisan Candidate Filings 2018 General Election:

 

Mayor

Harold Slone       602 N Lock Ave Louisa, KY 41230

(Filed 06-18-18)

   

James Allen Pauley-Barker      308 Fyffe St Apt 118 Louisa, Ky 41230 

(Filed 07-30-18)

    

 

Louisa City Council (SIX SEATS AVAILABLE)

Lisa Moore Schaeffer       Po Box 520 Louisa, Ky  

(Filed 06-15-18)

John Nolan       601 N Lock Ave Louisa, KY

(Filed 07-30-18)


Mitch Castle      437 N Rice Ave Louisa, KY   

(Filed 07-30-18)

Matt Brown       2017 Fern Dr Louisa, KY  

(Filed 07-30-18)

 

School Board (THREE SEATS AVAILABLE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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