Community Notes


-The Calvary Episcopal Church on Winchester Avenue in Ashland will be hosting the first Mystery Dinner Theater in the Church Hall starting at 6:30pm on Friday, January 19, 2018, with a dinner consisting of salad, beef filet, potato, and green beans. Cheesecake for dessert and beverage. The cost of $45 per person includes the meal and the interactive performance of “Music, Murder and Mayhem” performed by the Murder and Merriment Mystery Company based in Huntington, WV. Tickets must be purchased in advance by mail by sending checks to Calvary Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 109, Ashland, KY 41105 or by calling Melissa at 606-325-2328, M-F, or by calling Don Maxwell at 606-831-9035. Ticket packages are also available for groups of eight seated at the same table. Proceeds are to benefit the Churches Blessings in The Backpack program which provides a weekend take home meal for eligible children at Crabbe Elementary School.

-The Johnson County Public Library will be discussing the book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM. Please bring your own sack lunch and drink. To reserve a book or for more information, please call the library at 789-4355.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Library Seminar Series and the Campus Environment Team is proud to present Kentucky Chatauqua Rachel Lee Rogers as Jean Ritchie.  The Chautauqua performance will take place on January 30, 2018 at 10:50 AM in the Gearheart Auditorium (Pike Building) on the Prestonsburg campus.  The performance is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Judy Howell at 606-889-4750 or

-Join the Johnson County Public Library for Family Fun Day “Hearts and Snowflakes” on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Activities will include build your own Olaf, fleece heart pillows, snowflake slime, friendship bracelet Valentine and more. In case of inclimate weather, please check our Facebook page or call to check for any cancellations. Preregistration by calling the library at 789-4355 is requested so that we can prepare enough materials for everyone.

-Brian Bowman, Veterans Benefits Field Representative is located at the Pike County Courthouse in Pikeville on Mondays thru Friday by appointment. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state veteran’s benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For further information, please call toll free 1-866-647-2926 to speak with Brian Bowman for further information.

-Get your Johnson County Public Library card and gain access to resources including books, DVDs, video games, craft kits and more. Can’t visit the library? Take advantage of all these resources by visiting our bookmobile, or gain access to a wealth of digital resources via, or their app. These resources include books, videos, music, comics, magazines and tutoring through Call 789-4355 for more information.

-Riverview Village Apartments, located at Thelma, is now accepting applications for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. They are an equal housing opportunity. If interested please feel free to contact the office at 789-5212 between the hours of 8-4 Monday thru Friday, or come by the office between those hours and pick up an application. Handicap accessible units are available.


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