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Becoming Your Best in the Workplace training (Letcher County) @ Letcher County Public Library
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

If you are unemployed or underemployed and live in Bell, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, and Whitley counties, you are eligible to attend The Center for Rural Development’s “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” training at no cost.

We have another training workshop scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Letcher County Public Library, 220 Main Street, Whitesburg, KY.

The training will provide valuable essential work skills that will help unemployed and underemployed individuals in these 14 coal-impacted Kentucky counties find and retain gainful employment in an ever-changing job market.

Training topics will include:
• How to communicate effectively
• Prepare for a job interview
• Solve problems that arise on the job
• Professionalism in the workplace
• Putting all of these skills together to be the best you can be in the workplace

For more information or to register for “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace,” call 606-677-6000 or register online at

“Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” is one of the career and workforce training courses presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center.

The training is offered at non-cost to qualified participants in select coal-impacted Kentucky counties through the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Meet the Instructor
Jeremy A. Taylor, a speaker, trainer, and coach, will be leading the training. His mission is to help people see their value, recognize their potential, and live out their existence. He is charismatic in his approach to living out that mission by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people of all age groups and backgrounds. He believes wholeheartedly that “dreams do come true for people just like you.”

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Whitesburg KY Event – Training

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Vicco-Sassafras Fire & Rescue 3rd Annual Spring Bass Tournament @ Carr Creek Lake
Mar 29 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vicco-Sassafras Fire & Rescue 3rd Annual Spring Bass Tournament located at Carr Creek Lake Marina. Sunday March 29th. Blast off will be at safe light and weigh in will be at 3pm. 50$ entry fee per boat. 5$ Big Fish Pot. 70% payback and 100% on Big Fish Pot. Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place. Prizes will also be given out. Come out for a great day of fishing and help support our department! All proceeds go to the department in better service of our communities.

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Hazard KY Event – Fishing Tourney

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LCARC Hamfest – Whitesburg @ Mountain Shrine Club
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Per the club:  We just got our first commitment from a vendor for an additional door prize for the hamfest. Chameleon Antenna has graciously donated an EMCOMM II antenna. Here is a link to the instructions and specs on the antenna.

I can attest to the quality of their products as I have a Cha-Mil kit, mil whip and mil whip extension, chp hat, and and EMCOMM II myself de AF4Y.

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Whitesburg KY Event – Hamfest

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Grey Matters 5k/10k – Whitesburg @ Whitesburg, KY
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The 3rd annual Grey Matters race will take place Saturday, May 16th downtown Whitesburg! Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. with a short opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. sharp!

You don’t have to run! You can just walk, if you want to! Share this event with your friends and invite them too!

You can register online at

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Whitesburg KY Event – Race

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