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MARCH 15, 2017 - written by WADE QUEEN
Residents of the small city of Inez, Kentucky in Martin County were given somewhat of a shock Tuesday as word began spread that the long time mayor had resigned the previous evening, leaving folks in and around the little town surprised by the unexpected development.
Effective immediately Terry Fraley resigned as Mayor of Inez after 10 years of service. As a result, other city leaders in Inez said they will soon begin the process of finding a new mayor.
"He's dedicated the ten years that he put in here, he's been wholeheartedly dedicated to it," Dennis Hall, Inez City Commissioner, said.
Terry Fraley took office as the Inez mayor in 2007.
On Monday evening Fraley cited personal and professional commitments as the reason for his resignation.
"I think it's honorable for him that he went ahead and resigned because to take care of his family, that's the most important thing," Hall stated.
Commissioner Hall said Mayor Fraley helped Inez in many ways. He said Fraley was working on a pedway project for the city and he helped teach the commissioners how to be fiscally responsible.
Commissioner David Muncy said officials will be looking for a new mayor with a vision for the city, but fears that person could be hard to find. "That's going to be a challenge because it's hard to find people that want to serve," Muncy said.
Muncy stated he hopes the new mayor will continue with the work Fraley started for Inez. "I hope and wish him luck, you know, in what he does," said Commissioner Muncy.
Commissioner Hall said the Inez City Commission will begin discussing candidates later this month. He said they will appoint a new mayor at their next meeting April 10th.
Terry Fraley is the owner and director of Netcare Ambulance in Inez, which operates throughout Martin County and also throughout Lawrence County as well. He first started working for Netcare in 1998, while he was also working for Martin County Coal Corporation, where had started as a foreman in 1976 before leaving the company in 2000.
The Lawrence County Health Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Public Health HANDS Supervisor.
General Duties include: This position serves under the general direction of the Director or other appropriate program supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Primary duty to provide and direct Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) employees that provide services in early childhood education and family support to assist infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age and/or other health care projects. Make decisions on personnel policy matters affecting assigned staff, including performance monitoring/evaluation of staff, may participate in the selection, hiring and orientation processes of new employees to ensure best use of time and resources. May attend training conferences; conduct/facilitate meetings and training employees in methods for performing effective and efficient job. Provide professional program administrative and technical expertise and assist service providers and program staff. Assist or assign staff to help resolve billing problems, determine client eligibility, benefits and appropriate services and referrals. Prepare and review detailed statistical data/clinical management program reports and perform quality assurance audits to oversee/monitor program records/quality of care provided and coordination of program services with internal and external entities and ensure that providers/staff understand program guidelines. May provide input to new and proposed legislation to help determine impact on local programs/interpret policy relating to agency operating procedures and program administration. Perform/assist/serve as resource person in defining program goals and objectives and establish methods/measures of accomplishing program based objectives. May serve as a liaison between staff and state or federal officials regarding services and ensure that performance measures and standards for program/services are met. May conduct parent assessments and home visits as needed.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree per special program requirements and three (3) years of professional experience in public or community health agency or similar capacity that would demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Substitution for Education, Training or Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or Human Services related field may substitute for one (1) year experience.
Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and five (5) years of professional experience in public or community health agency or similar capacity that would demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities will substitute for the education and experience requirement.
Special Program Requirements: Must be a licensed Social Worker or licensed Registered Nurse in Kentucky or compact state to supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff that delivers direct services per 902 KAR 4:120.
Starting Salary: $14.78 - $18.63/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 18
Applications and full listing of qualifications may be obtained at the Lawrence County Health Department, 1080 Meadowbrook Lane, Louisa KY 41230 or 606-638-4389 OR online at http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/LHD.htm Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business March 20, 2017.
Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Resume will not substitute for completed application. EOE.
At approximately 4:00 P.M. on Sunday March 5th Lawrence County E-911 received a report of a motorcycle accident in the 9000 block of KY Route 1.
Webbville Fire Department, Lawrence County Emergency Management Fallsburg FD and Netcare Ambulance responded to the location. When responding units arrived they found a motorcycle that had left the roadway and traveled approximately 60 feet over an embankment and come to a stop in a gully.
The motorcycle rider, David Cossett (age not given), of Louisa was extricated from the area and taken to an awaiting Air Evac helicopter that had landed in a nearby field.
Cossett was flown to a trauma center in Huntington, WV. The accident is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.
The Levisalazer.com will update as soon as one is available.
LOUISA, Ky. – The Sullivan University Center for Learning - Louisa will mark its first anniversary in Eastern Kentucky with a March 18 celebration that members of the community, local leaders and prospective students are invited to attend.
The celebration is scheduled March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for Learning - Louisa, which is located at 122 S. Main Cross Street, adjacent to the Lawrence County Fiscal Court Building in Louisa. Festivities include tours of the Center, a welcome from Sullivan administrators, a raffle featuring a Sullivan University gift basket and cake and refreshments for visitors.
"It is an honor being a part of the wonderful community of Louisa and Sullivan University takes immense pride in helping our students pursue their education and career goals," said E. Ann Moore, the Director of the Center for Learning-Louisa. "We hope everyone in the community stops by for a visit on March 18 to learn about Sullivan University and the many education programs and opportunities we offer our students."
Currently 26 students attend the Center for Learning - Louisa with the first graduate student to begin classes in March. Programs students are currently enrolled in include accounting, management, information technology (IT), health information management, hotel & restaurant management, justice & public safety, management, human resources leadership and medical coding.
Sullivan offers discounted tuition for residents of Lawrence County as well as Pike, Floyd, Magoffin, Greenup, Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Martin and Morgan counties in Kentucky and Wayne County in West Virginia.
Based in Louisville, Sullivan University has been providing career-focused education for more than 50 years. Via an agreement arranged with Lawrence County Judge-executive John Osborne, Sullivan expanded to Eastern Kentucky by launching classes in Louisa in March of 2016.
Sullivan offers certificate, diploma, associates, bachelors, master's and doctoral degrees in an array of programs that include supply chain management/logistics, pharmacy, nursing, medical programs, information technology, accounting, culinary, hospitality management, business and more.
E. Ann Moore
Director of Student Services and Community Relations
Director of Louisa Learning Site