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October 21, 2017

HUNTINGTON – The Junior League of Huntington’s annual Mistletoe Market holiday shopping event is scheduled for Nov. 10 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Ramada Limited located at 3094 16th Street Rd. in Huntington.

There are more than 30 vendors, which include local artisans such as Cathy’s Creations and Art of Two Sisters, along with nationally recognized sellers like LuLaRoe and Matilda Jane. General admission tickets are $10 and include hors d'oeuvres. VIP tickets are available for $25 and include shopping an hour early, a wine glass full of goodies, two glasses of wine and two raffle tickets. Wine and raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the event. Raffles will take place every 15 minutes. There will also be a silent auction, featuring items such as an autographed Pittsburgh Steelers picture, box seats at a West Virginia Power game, tickets to “Sleeping Beauty” from Marshall Artist Series, a six-person wine class from Sip Whiskey and Wine Bar and more.

Proceeds from the event fund the League’s charitable activities in the Huntington area, including the winter Soup Drive and the backpack program, which fed 30 Huntington East Middle School students for the entire summer. Tickets can be purchased from any JLH member, at the door or online at www.jlofhuntington.org. VIP tickets are limited and may sell out before the event. “Like” the Mistletoe Market Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JLHMistletoeMarket/ for chances to win free tickets as the event approaches.

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The Junior League of Huntington is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

 

 

October 13, 2017

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We just awarded our very first Teacher of the Month for the

2017-2018 school year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Connie Huff from Lawrence Co. High

School in Louisa, KY!

Check out the video below!

 

 

October 12, 2017

Johnson County project gives historic downtown a major makeover

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the community of Paintsville as the winner of the 2017 “Beautify the Bluegrass” competition — a statewide initiative calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine.

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The Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town Committee rallied local volunteers to repaint city hall and five other downtown buildings, refurbish Paint Creek Park, and manicure/landscape public flowerbeds and abandoned properties.

“Congratulations to the citizens of Paintsville and Johnson County,” said Gov. Bevin. “Already, other Kentucky cities have taken notice of what has been done there and said: ‘We are going to do that in our community.’ That’s exactly the kind of contagious activity we hoped would happen, where good things capture the fascination of people and start to spread.”

Gov. Bevin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will host a catered barbecue (not provided at taxpayer expense) in Paintsville to celebrate the community’s achievement — at a date to be determined.

“Our committee knew we wanted to do a project in our community; and when we heard Gov. Bevin issue the ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’ challenge, we were all the more energized,” said Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town Committee member Lara Pack. “Our projects have done so much for our feeling of community here in Paintsville. It is great to have bright, freshly painted buildings and a refurbished park, but even better than that is the good vibe that has been created as we all worked together. Our feeling of community has been greatly strengthened through this project.”

The cities of Island (McLean County) and Corbin (Whitley/Knox Counties) received honorable mention in the competition. Island transformed an abandoned hardware store into a new retail facility, adorned with a mural celebrating the town’s history. Corbin brought together numerous community groups to clean up litter on State Highway 312 and other local roadways.

“Selecting a winner for the 2017 ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’ contest was not an easy task,” said Gov. Bevin. “Thank you to all of our outstanding applicants; and thank you for everything you do day in and day out to beautify your communities and make them shine.”

A video message from Gov. Bevin can be downloaded here.