The Johnson County Solid Waste Commission will meet in regular monthly session on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., in the conference room at the County Judge’s Office. The meeting is open to the public.


EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 22 on its Prestonsburg campus. Participants will learn about the college’s Community Garden and other things such as battery recycling, garden demonstrations, sustainability information and other activities. For more information, contact Tammy Ball at (606) 889-4787 or email


Beekeepers in Johnson and surrounding counties are invited to attend an organizational meeting for the Johnson County Beekeepers’ Association at 6pm on Monday, April 24th at the Johnson County Extension Office. For more information, call 789-8108.


BIG SANDY SINGERS AND BAND AUDITION: The Big Sandy Singers and Band will hold auditions at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 25 in the Gearheart Auditorium on the Prestonsburg campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Chesi Spriggs at (606) 793-8638 or (606) 886-7382 or email


LEADING LADIES CONFERENCE: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will sponsor a Leading Ladies Regional Women’s Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 29 on the Prestonsburg campus of the college. The one-day event will feature speakers Dr. Rhonda Tracy, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Allison Ball, Kentucky State Treasurer; Dr. Jamie Heath, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing; Paula Schenk, executive director of the Kentucky Board of Nursing and Dr. Ayesha Sikder. Registration is free. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Patsy Jackson at (606) 889-4711 or email Pamela Tackett at (606) 889-4790.


EKSC TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY: The East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium will offer free admission on Saturday, April 29 as part of National Astronomy Day. The center will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Russo at (606) 889-4809 or email


BSCTC TO HOST COMMENCEMENT MAY 5-6: Big Sandy Community and Technical College will host commencement ceremonies on May 5-6 at the Mountain Arts Center.  A ceremony for allied health programs (nursing, respiratory therapy and dental hygiene) will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5.  Ceremonies for all other graduates will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, on Saturday, May 6.  For more information, contact Gail Cooley at (606) 886-7364 or email