The Letcher County United for Substance Abuse Program(USAP), Appalachian HIDTA Drug Task Force and Operation United presents a training called "Give Me A Reason" on Wednesday February 4 at 11:30am at the Harry M. Caudill Library on Main Street in Whitesburg. This drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug testing program designed as a way for the youth to avoid peer pressure and say "no" to drug use by allowing parents to drug test their own kids and then seek help without getting police involved. The training will answer questions about why you should drug test, parental concerns, confidentiality, what type of test is used, what if the test is positive, and locations to obtain a kit. All concerned citizens and parents are invited.
Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter is having a fundraiser to help animals at the shelter. It's called Puppy Love Portraits(pets) and will be on Monday February 2nd from 10:00am-4:00pm and Tuesday February 3rd from 1:00-7:00pm at MHC Photography's studio(Miranda Holt Combs) at 203 Main Street Suite 202 in downtown Whitesburg. There will be 20 minute photo shoots with 2 sessions to chooose from. You will then have the option to buy extra packages. These photos will be pets along with the whole family, kids and more! To schedule a session contact Carlie Adams at 634-1361.
There will be a benefit fundraiser for Bridget Eldridge, Jonathan Morton and family on Saturday February 7 at the Campbell's Branch/Linefork Community Center starting at 12 noon. This family lost their home to a fire in December. Soup Bean Dinners will be sold along with other food. Activities will include live music, cake walk and an auction. Everyone is welcome!
Truth ministries will be having Tools of the Carpenter on Sunday February 1st at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome! Also Taylan Combs will be there at 10:30am on Sunday February 8th. Truth Ministries is located on Highway 15 just outside of Whitesburg near Dry Fork.
The Trinity Full Gospel Church at Thorton will host a benefit singing for Clifton McBee on Saturday February 7 at 6:00pm. The church praise team along with the East Ridge Boys & New Hearts, both from Pike County will be there. Everyone is invited. The Pastor is Darrell McBee.