Martin County in $80K arrears to Big Sandy Regional Detention Center
By Elaine Belcher
The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center Board met on Tuesday evening to cover a range of topics. Chairman Johnnie Green opened the meeting with Administrator Pete Fitzpatrick’s report to the board.
According to Fitzpatrick, the costs for renewing the phone contract with Securus was the same as the previous year, however the board had the opportunity to explore new technology to support inmate visits and online expense tracking for the commissary. Panels would be installed within cells for inmate use and the applications on the devices would allow visit scheduling and video conferencing on family members cell phones, I Pads and computers.
Stressful situation gets a makeover
|The Johnson County Early Childcare Coalition unveiled their latest project to enhance the children’s meeting room at the Courthouse with a mural and items to play with. “Part of some parental custody agreements is that they can visit one another under supervision;” said Jennifer Wilson, Johnson County Health Department. “It can be stressful for both the parent and children, so we wanted to do something to help.”|
The Johnson County Early Childcare Coalition (JCECC) recently unveiled their latest project to enhance the children’s meeting room at the Courthouse with a mural and items to play with. “Part of some parental custody agreements is that they can visit one another under supervision;” said Jennifer Wilson, Johnson County Health Department. “It can be stressful for both the parent and children, so we wanted to do something to help.”
Mural artist Brittany Carpenter took several weeks to complete the project and various JECC committee members donated toys and furniture.
New high school proposed for county students
By Amber Wilcox
The regularly scheduled Johnson County Board of Education meeting was held Monday evening at 5 p.m. Chairman Bob Hutchison was not present at the meeting leaving Vice Chairman Melvin Vanhoose to call to order the meeting.
Vanhoose welcomed everyone before moving on to district recognitions. Shawn Castle and Andrea Hall introduced the International Champions for Presentation of Action Plan. Students were able to devise the action plan and to perform the plan on live broadcast. Students who were a part of the group include: Macy Conley, Zoey Curtis, Olivia Estep, Shelby Lemaster, Hannah Piedad, and Olivia Spradlin. The girls were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the academic team. Hall thanked the Board for their continued support.
Christian Appalachian Project opens doors on new HQ
|Kentucky Power Energy Efficiency and Consumer Programs Manager E.J. Clayton and Linda Bevins, Kentucky Power Customer Service Representative presented a rebate check for $58,600 to Guy Adams, president and CEO of Christian Appalachian Project for the improvements made in the lighting at the facility and other CAP projects.|
By Elaine Belcher
The new Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) headquarters on Ponderosa Drive in Paintsville opened its doors and arms to partners, volunteers and guests with an open house on Friday. During the celebration, Kentucky Power Energy Efficiency and Consumer Programs Manager E.J. Clayton presented a rebate check for $58,600 for the improvements made in the lighting at the facility and other CAP projects.
“Providing programs that encourage investment in energy efficiency projects is one way we can help our customers save money and energy,” said Clayton. “For nonprofits like Christian Appalachian Project, less money spent on electricity can provide opportunities for investment in programs and services benefiting the community.”
Tourism approves new projector for SIPP Theatre
By Amber Wilcox
The Paintsville Tourism board met on Monday for their monthly meeting at the Tourism Office Conference room. They began the meeting by bringing The Paintsville Lake Historical Association to order.
Both the minutes of the previous session and the reports and payments were approved before moving on an update on the HomePlace from Russell Honeycutt.