Gregory Copley was the guest of the Lawrence County Rotary Club on July 12, 2012. He is a Program Coordinator at the Center for Applied Energy Research. He spoke in great detail on environmental issues, especially burning coal, natural gas, and changes in the Ashland Power Plant.
“Many people are switching from coal to gas as the rates of energy usage are continuously climbing,” he mentioned.
He took some time to also explain why solar isn’t really a good option for everyone, as its 60% more space than a power plant, many shadows with the hills here in Eastern Kentucky, and doesn’t provide enough direct sunlight.
Cheryl Spriggs, the Rotary Assistant to the District Governor was a guest on July 19, 2012, and spoke very briefly. Rotary always has a big “push” to increase membership, in order to better serve their communities and the world.
Gregory C. Copley“The goal this year is to increase membership by 8% to 1.3 million members in 2015,” stated Spriggs.
Judge John David Preston, (shown above at meeting) also of the Lawrence County Genealogical Historical Society, gave a through idea of what is happening with that society. The group meets in Blaine at the Blaine Community Center.
“It really began with Ted Walters collection of 25 cabinets full of the Lawrence County History from the past 32 years.” Stated Preston.
They officially became a society in 2010. Walters is also the editor of the journal called “Legends”, which comes out quarterly. There are over 300 members currently.
“Our purpose is to collect, preserve, and propagate our Lawrence County History,” said Preston.
Membership to the Lawrence County Genealogical Historical Society is $25 a year, and this includes receiving the Legends quarterly. They are currently in the process of setting up a website.
The Lawrence County Rotary Club is preparing for their annual Radio Auction. The Auction will be held August 7-9, at 5pm.
The Club also is planning on doing more “group” activities together, in addition to their usual fundraisers. The first of these activities will be a family-fun orientated evening at the Jenny Wiley Park. They will have dinner and see 'Grease' at the Jenny Wiley Outdoor Theater.