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Murder, grand theft auto, fraud among grand jury charges handed down

April 15, 2014 Webbville man indicted on murder and kidnapping; penalties range from death to 20-50 years and fine...
Murder charges handed down Louisa, KY -- A Webbville man who was charged with assault in a December 2013 domestic violence incident which left Jennifer Priddy,...

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Motorcycle accident claims the life of Martin Co. man Sunday

See Sheriff's arrest report on Courthouse page; Motorcycle accident claims the life of one Sunday night on US 23; incident still under investigation... Sunday evening, April 13, proved to be deadly in Lawrence County for a Martin County man who died in a fatal motorcycle accident. ...

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Bus service available for all Louisa and Lawrence Co. citizens

Inside Louisa Limits: $1.00 per stop; Bus service available in Lawrence County due to expansion; All residents eligible...
    By Catrina Vargo

Louisa, KY -- For those of you who have wondered why Lawrence County doesn't have public transportation...

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UPDATE: Final ballot order for 2014 May Primary

UPDATE: March 23, 2014 Final ballot for May Primary, 2014;
  UPDATED Jan. 31
57 candidates file to run in Lawrence County, one more than four years ago; Only one woman...
 UPDATE...

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Sports News

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Dawgs split two games after trip

Bulldogs baseball split two games; Coach's comments "We took early part of the week and really worked hard during practice at getting back to some fundamentals…not playing a game until Thursday (April 10) @ Russell.  Our 1st game back in action we looked like we hadn't played...

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Lady Bulldogs struggling against tough schedule, but improving coach says

Fitzpatrick, Young having great seasons; Softball Bulldogs beat Greenup 9-0, Paintsville 11-0 to up record to 6-10;   Coach Kenny Horn's Lady Bulldogs upped their season record to 6-10 (1-2 District) Saturday with a 9-0 win over Greenup in the Lady Musketeers'...

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McCreary wins big match over Russell's Nguyen to lead LC Tennis

Boys Tennis Remains Undefeated; Win against Johnson Central and Russell... Bulldogs to host "Border Battle" Tournament April 12th By John Nolan The LCHS boys tennis team continued their undefeated season this past week with wins over Johnson Central and Russell....

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LC baseball plays top notch competition on southern trip

Dawgs have great learning experience during trip; From Coach Feltner: Spring break week:  

"It was a great week for our program.  We were able to play a lot of guys in a lot of different roles.  Really felt like our guys grew together...

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Regional & State News

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Unknown assailant shoots men from hiding spot

Date: 04-18-2014 Two shot, one dead in incident while turkey hunting in Clay County; Unknown assailant shot into group from a ridge above, fled...

Brian Griffin, 28, of Manchester, passed away Thursday morning at St. Joseph Hospital in London as a result...

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Good crowd attends Larry Cordle benefit concert

Cordle opens benefit show with historical "Pud Marcum" song; concert raises money for brother's loss despite delay...

By Catrina Vargo

Louisa, KY -- Despite a major sound system problem that delayed the show, Lawrence County's favorite son and famous bluegrass...

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A handmade chair for each county now in Guv's mansion

'County seat' has new meaning; Governor's Mansion gets 120 new chairs hand made by Berea College students


By Catrina Vargo

Frankfort, KY -- This year, the Kentucky Governor's  Mansion is 100 years old, and as part of the Centennial...

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Deadline to register to vote in Primary is April 21

Deadline to Register to Vote in May 20th Primary Election is April 21, 2014; Click Here
Register online by clicking above ...

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Lifestyles

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2014 Health & Wellness Expo

See videos of Holy Week Services on Lazer Church page under Lifestyles on menu bar... Health & Wellness Expo, bigger than last year;

By Catrina Vargo

Louisa, KY -- The super nice weather this weekend had folks out for all kinds of activities,...

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TRMC recognizes volunteers during National Volunteer Week celebration

Three Rivers Medical Center Celebrates National Volunteer Week; Special Events recognized contributions of volunteers...

Louisa, KY – It’s been said that many hands make light work – one of the many reasons that volunteers...

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2014 Farmers Appreciation Banquet

Alley Farm recognized by Extension Office; Local farmers turn out for annual banquet...   By Catrina Vargo

Louisa, KY -- Lawrence County farmers and their families, as well as local officials and special guests, attended the 2014 Farmers Appreciation Banquet Thursday,...

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7th annual 'Walk for the Animals' set for April 26


Lawrence County Humane Society preparing for 7th annual 'Walk for the Animals' on April 26... Volunteers for the Lawrence County, Kentucky Humane Society are busy preparing for the Seventh Annual “Walk for the Animals” to be held Saturday, April...

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Education

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Supt. Screening Committee meets, elects Jennings as chairman

Group has 30 candidates to consider; Special Joint Meeting held; screening of applications begins for new Superintendent...Jennings elected chair   By Catrina Vargo Louisa, KY -- The first Lawrence County Screening Committee was held jointly with a special Board of Education...

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Teachers will be allowed to make up days on Saturday

Final 2013-2014 School Calendar released to employees; Students' last day is June 6, graduation that night...   Sent:    Monday, April 14, 2014 3:36 PM
  To:   Lawrence Certified Staff; Lawrence Co Classified Staff
  Folks...

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Goforth is a refreshing step back in time

Big Sandy student is musician, farmer in addition to becoming an electrician...
 
 A step back in time   PAINTSVILLE, Ky. – Jared Goforth is a lot of things, but he’s most proud of being a refreshing step back in time.
 
Goforth,...

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Hixon leaving, new SBDM committee chosen

Hixon announces retirement; LEES to hire new principal... By Catrina Vargo

Louisa,KY -- The School-Based Decision Making Council met Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 pm at LEES,to discuss the process of hiring a new principal for the school after Debbie Hixon...

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Lazer Announcments

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Fort Gay Area Lions Club  YARD SALE is May 3

Fort Gay Area Lions Club YARD SALE   The annual yard sale fundraiser of the Fort Gay Area Lions Club will be Saturday May 3 at the home of Truman and Gail Salyers of 746 Fullers Ridge Road, Ky. Rt 3, Louisa.      A wide variety...

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Preschool/HeadStart/Kindergarten registration guidelines

LAWRENCE COUNTY SCHOOLS                                      2014 Preschool/ Head Start/ Kindergarten registration and guidelines Read More...

Democrats invited to Jefferson-Jackson dinner

Attention Lawrence Co. Democrats! ALL DEMOCRATS ARE
INVITED TO THE
ANNUAL
JEFFERSON - JACKSON DINNER
THURSDAY...

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Boil Water advisory on Point Section

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Parts of Louisa Water District UPDATE:  The Boil Water Advisory for the Louisa Water District has been lifted. The BWA for the Big Sandy Water District is still in effect at this time. The rest of the area under BW has also been lifted. ---DES...

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Business

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Preston sets trial date on child porn, other charges

Sesco will proceed to trial on fraud charges;

Date set in Louisa banker's trial on sex charges;
April 15, 2014 Edgar N. Purdom Jr., 68, was denied a Motion to Compel and a jury trial date was...

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Friends of Yatesville Lake is a non-profit, public service corporation

See story about Spring Cleanup on main page; Friends of Yatesville Lake meet; seeking new members and support from community...


By Catrina Vargo Yatesville, Ky. -- Winter is finally behind us and we can now, at last, begin to enjoy outdoor activities again. A common...

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Richer helping others is key to new program

Local people helping local businesses is a theme resonating in the hills of eastern Ky   Mick Fosson, Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network Office located at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC), was recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission...

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State workers, teachers to get 3% raises in biennium under new state budget

Date: 04-01-2014 Legislature OKs state budget with raises for state workers, teachers; cuts for many agencies...
FRANKFORT — The General Assembly on Monday approved and sent to Gov. Steve Beshear a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan that includes long-awaited pay raises...

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