Good news happening in county

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As we thought Sunday we might get to thaw out, the freezer door has been opened once again. However, that hasn’t stopped some good things happening throughout the county.

Here are some of the highlights for this week.

• A group of Ironton Police officers and a former Ironton firefighter have organized a new group aptly dubbed “LOCO.”

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The League of Competitive Outdoorsman founded by Ironton Police officer Chad Gue with help from fellow officers Jamie Pruitt and Joe Ross along with former firefighter Larry Pernestti look to help youth experience the outdoors through hunting, fishing and shooting.

However, the organizing members have already begun planning events starting this spring with a turkey hunting event April 21- May 18 concluding with a picnic for participants. We applaud the organizers of this group for getting folks outdoors while teaching them the proper techniques for each sport.

• The winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest were announced from the submitted 23 essays from region middle and high schools. The winners from first to third-place in the middle school entries were Jaden Morris, Kellie Blevins and Jaden Nuckols.

All three winners were from Portsmouth Junior High School. Of the high school entries, first to third-place winners were Megan Archambault and Emilee Powell, of South Point, and Mason Slagel, of Ironton.

We commend all the students who took the time to write and submit essays on such an important topic, and special mention to the winners.

We also want to remind readers to submit items that would be fitting for the Good Day Tuesday editorials.

If it is something good happening around the county, we want to know about it.