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CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 4TH. WITH THAT IN MIND REMEMBER TO BUCKLE UP AND DRIVE SAFE THROUGH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

The Louisa Police Department will be conducting safety checkpoints from today until June 4, 2017 at predestinated locations.

 

In honor of Memorial Day we're hosting a lunch for vets next week.

Please share and spread the word.

 

LUMC GOLD SCRAMBLE JUNE 17

Contact Dr. Kendrick at TRMC for more details.

New Ford models available for test drives... 

 

The Lawrence County High School Band is sponsoring a DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL event on Saturday, May 20th from 10AM to 4PM at Fallsburg Elementary School. Kentucky Automotive Center of Grayson will be hosting the event.

Take a spin in a new Ford vehicle. Multiple new models will be available for test-drive along with t-shirts and other free give away items.

For every test-drive taken, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to our band, for a total of up to $6,000 per event. Taking a second test-drive in a 2017 Ford Focus during our Drive 4 UR School event. For every second test-drive taken, Ford Motor Company will donate an additional $10 , for a potential reward of $8,000 for our band program.

Participants are not under any obligation to conduct a credit check or enter into any type of business proceeding. Simply come test-drive a Ford to learn about their new and up-coming models. It's simple, easy, and directly benefits the band students of Lawrence County.

Each test-drive/donation is credited to one household.

The Lawrence County Bands appreciate the support of the entire Lawrence County community.

Please come out!

Drive 4 UR School: Lawrence County Bands

Where: Fallsburg Elementary School

When: Saturday, May 20th

10AM -- 4PM

 

Scott Smith
Band Director
Lawrence County High School
100 Bulldog Dr. Louisa, KY
606-638-9676

 

Louisa, KY:  Appalachian Service Project (ASP) is returning to Lawrence county this year.

With the help of Volunteers ASP repairs homes free of charge.  First Baptist in Louisa has hosted ASP for several years.  Much of the work is done during the summer.

Some of the repair work includes roof replacement, access ramps, and floor repair,  If you know someone who needs help with their home or you need help You may apply online at https://www.asphome.org/apply/ or Fill out the application bring it to First Baptist Church of Louisa.

ASP will begin servicing the Lawrence County area in Louisa the first of June.

 

Division For Air Quality Urges Kentuckians To "Learn Before You Burn"

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2017) - Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. But before you light that burn pile, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) reminds you to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of up to $25,000 per day per violation.

Many people may not realize that burning garbage is illegal in Kentucky. “Garbage doesn’t just disappear when it is burned,” said DAQ Director Sean Alteri. “Burning garbage emits dangerous pollutants into the atmosphere that are harmful to public health.” Dioxins, hydrochloric acid, formaldehyde, and heavy metals are just some of the toxic substances found in smoke from burned garbage.

Children, the elderly, and those with existing health problems like asthma and heart disease are most at risk from open burning. Children are particularly sensitive to air pollution because their bodies are still developing. Children also breathe 50% more oxygen per pound of body weight than adults do, so their lungs are exposed to more harmful pollutants.

State law prohibits the burning of many materials including plastic, tires, cans, coated wire, carpeting and food waste. In addition, the burning of trailers, buildings, and construction and demolition debris such as shingles, drywall and insulation is prohibited. Painted, stained or treated wood products like fence posts, pallets, and furniture are illegal to burn, because they release dangerous toxins into the air. Items that cannot be recycled should be taken to a state-permitted landfill.

Open burning isn’t just unhealthy, it’s also dangerous and can be expensive. A small fire can quickly spread resulting in widespread damage, especially during windy weather. Last month, the Kentucky Division of Forestry reported 143 separate wildfires burned 5,914 acres. Forty-five of those fires were from debris piles that got out of control. Homeowners that allow a fire to escape their property will be charged for cost recovery and can face additional penalties.

Boone, Boyd, Bullitt, Campbell, Kenton, Lawrence, and Oldham counties face additional open burning restrictions during ozone season, which runs from May 1 through September 30. During these months, open burning of tree limbs and brush, land clearing, and household paper products is not permitted. Open burning is never permitted in Jefferson County.

So when burning anything, please use common sense:

· Never burn within 50 feet of any structure

· Never burn near streams or sinkholes

· Never burn near landfills or under utility lines

To report illegal open burning or to learn more about open burning restrictions in your area, please call the Division for Air Quality at 502-564-3999 or visit http://air.ky.gov.

 

Dr. Melissa Fletcher and TRMC CEO Greg KiserDr. Melissa Fletcher and TRMC CEO Greg Kiser

Congratulations to Dr Melissa Fletcher on her 10 years with TRMC Immediate Care Inez!!! Great job!!! Proud of our Providers!!!

 

Thursday at 11:00 am in front of courthouse

The Lawrence County Ministerial Association will honor the National Day of Prayer on the downtown courthouse lawn on Thursday May 4, 2017. The observance is an annual event that usually draws a good crowd filled with the spirit of God. Everyone is invited.