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December 13, 2017

The Louisa Fire and Police Toys for Tots Give-a-Way date is set for 9:00am Thursday December 21, 2017 at the Louisa Fire Department Station #2 (by the high school).

Verification Forms and Rules are:

*  Valid Kentucky ID showing that you are a resident of Lawrence County

*  Tax forms or SNAP assistance forms that show number of dependents under the age of 16

*  Number of toys per child is solely based on amount of donations received.

*  First come first serve basis, parents can line up on side walk next to fire station, dress for the weather, rain/cold as for we do not have room in fire station for everyone to wait in line.

*  Please do not bring your child, this makes it hard if toys are limited to tell them no.

*  Most workers are volunteers so treat them with respect, any cussing, line jumping, or other disturbance you will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to participate in the event.




December 11, 2017


OLIVE HILL, Ky. – (Dec. 11, 2017) -- Carter Caves State Resort Park will present a weekend of outdoor adventure with its ninth annual Winter Adventure Weekend Jan. 25-28, 2018.

Guests will be able to enjoy hiking, paddling trips, recreational tree climbing, cave tours including wild cave trips, winter survival, rappelling, ice climbing a zip line and other adventures.

A list of trips is available for beginners and advanced winter adventurers alike. All of the trips and events are led by guides. The list of the trips, along with registration information and other details for the 2018 event are available at All participants must register online at this site.

Each trip level is based on the difficulty and skills required. The higher the level, the more skills and special equipment are needed. Guests will be responsible for appropriate dress, water, snacks and other items.

The nonrefundable fee for adults (age 18 and older) is $50, teenagers (age 13-17) is $35, and the nonrefundable fee for children ages 6-12 is $25. These prices are good until 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2018. Some of the trips have additional fees. There is an additional charge for on-sight registration during the event. (All participants must be at least 6 years old. Some trips have additional age requirements.)

New trips added for this year's event include a beginner and advanced mountain biking, canoe camping 101, the Hot Chocolate 5K, a girls only caving adventure, and many others.

The weekend will start with programs and workshops on Thursday afternoon.

Evening programs and entertainment each night includes a presentation on Thru-Hiking the Buckeye Trail Thursday night. On Friday night, 10 Days, 5 Volcanoes, the Trek to 1,700 Feet: Keynote presentation by Colin Gatland. On Saturday night, there will be a silent and live auction by the Friends of Carter Caves, a squeezebox competition and Kentucky’s own Heath & Molly will perform.

Participants will be able to submit photos in the W.A.W. Photo Salon competition. Categories include winter adventure, caving and local nature-adventure photos. The images will be shown during the Saturday night program, and winners will be awarded ribbons.

Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.

The park is off Interstate 64 at exit 161. Take U.S. 60 east. Go approximately two miles and turn left on KY 182 north. The park entrance is three miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.

For more information, call the park at 606-286-4411.


DECEMBER 8, 2017



Tis The Season…

Calendar of Festive Events around the area to get you in the Christmas Spirit

Saturday December 9, 2017

9am -- Louisa United Methodist Church, Breakfast with Santa! $5. a person proceeds go for the churches mission team.

12pm – Meet Santa @ Make a Friend 206 E. Madison Street Louisa, Ky $3 dollars per person to meet Santa and $3 per printed picture. All proceeds will go towards helping provide Christmas gifts for Families in need.

 1pm -- A two-day Christmas event for kids will be held at the First United Methodist Church (across from Young's Funeral Home) from 1-3 on December 9 and 16.

5pm – Wayne County West Virginia Christmas Parade.

7pm – Louisa, Ky Christmas Parade. And Santa in the Park Directly After the Parade – Bring your camera for those pictures with Santa.

Sunday December 10, 2017

6pm – Louisa United Methodist Church Youth Christmas Program.

Tuesday December 12, 2017

8:30am – Fort Gay, Wv --- FGPK8 Christmas Programs at the School

Sunday December 17, 2017

5pm – Community Christmas Cantata -- Lavalette , Wv @ United Methodist Church

6pm – Christmas Play @ New Beginnings Church on Rt. 37

7pm – Louisa, Ky Community Fellowship Church Youth Christmas Program and Singing

Tuesday December 19, 2017

1pm and 1:45pm -- Louisa West Elementary Christmas Plays


Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Safe and Happy Holidays!!


Tammy S. Napier ☺ ( if anyone has an event to add to the calendar please let us know, with date, time, and location)

See other events on our Lazer calendar


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December 4, 2017


A two-day Christmas event for kids will be held at the First United Methodist Church (across from Young's Funeral Home) from 1-3 on December 9 and 16.



Kids from 4 yrs through 5th grade are invited.

Travel with us as we go back in time to explore the birth of Jesus through stories and songs and crafts. All are invited to come back on Sunday, December 17, at 4 pm and help us tell the Christmas story as we sing "Away in the Manger" in the Christmas Cantata and enjoy fellowship and food afterwards.

Space is limited. Please let us know if your child will attend by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church at 638-4435.

Scot Hoeksema,
Pastor First UMC


December 4, 2017

Louisa Middle School Choir is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar this Thursday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Vendors offering Scentsy, LipSense, LulaRoe, Papparazzi Jewelry, Posh, Usborne, handmade crafts, and baked goods will be at the event.

D’s Photography will be offering pictures with or without Santa from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 4x6 photos are printed on site and cost $5. 

December 4, 2017 


November 21, 2017

Six Christmas shows on tap from Dec. 2 - Dec. 16

Prestonsburg, Ky. – Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry will kick off its annual run of Christmas shows on Saturday, December 2 in the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC). As always, the Kentucky Opry Junior Pros will be the special guests and the opening act for all shows. This will be the organization’s 22nd Christmas at the MAC.



MAC executive director and Kentucky Opry producer Clayton Case says the group is ready for an exciting season.

“I’m so proud of this team and cast! We are one big family and everyone involved cares so much about this season’s show.”

Case added, “This season’s show will really put you in the Christmas spirit and we are so excited to show the community and region a program that reflects the joy and hope of the holiday season.”

Original member and keyboardist Jody Conley says the cast is ready for another Christmas season.

“We feel so good about this show! It just has a great feel to it, and it’s something totally different than in years past.”

But Conley says there is always the central theme they like to portray.

“We like to show that it’s not just about the birth of Christ, it’s about celebrating him all the way through the Cross.”

As always, a Kentucky Opry show would not be the same without the antics and commentary from resident comedian, Munroe. He will always have those special surprises in store for the band, audience, and especially emcee Clayton Case.

The popular horn section will return, adding that traditional flavor to some old favorites. It consists of Matt Moon on Trombone, Dan Houston on Sax, and Tommy Money playing Trumpet.

This season’s shows are December 2, 3 (Special Sunday matinee show at 3p.m.), 8, 9, 15, and 16. All shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $14. They can be purchased at, by calling 888-MAC-ARTS, or visiting the MAC box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday.


The Mountain Arts Center is the premier performing arts venue in eastern Kentucky.  Located in the heart of the bloodline of the Country Music Highway, the facility features a 1,046-seat auditorium, conference/meeting facilities, instruction rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio. Operations are through a partnership between Prestonsburg, Ky. and Big Sandy Community & Technical College.  For more information, call 1-888-MAC-ARTS or visit


NOVEMBER 15, 2017

LMS Christmas Bazaar hosted by the LMS Choir