Kentucky Based Bluegrass Ensemble NewTown Coming to the MAC

Contemporary Bluegrass band NewTown will be making their first ever appearance in Prestonsburg on April 21 in the Willard & Lucy Kinzer Theater at the Mountain Arts Center. The band was formed in 2009 after Jr. Williams exited Bluegrass band NewFound Road to play full-time with his wife, Kati Penn-Williams, to become NewTown. The band is also composed of Hayes Griffin, Mitchell Cannon, and Travis Anderson, who joined in 2014. NewTown will be performing Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm at the Mountain Arts Center, tickets are $18.



Paintsville City Council Member Prompts Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion

At the April 10 regular monthly meeting of the Paintsville City Council, council member Justin Lewandoski proposed a change to the city ordinance to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Lewandoski suggested the idea as a means to bring in more revenue to the city, saying with sporting events it would bring in more business to local restaurants equipped with televisions. Reception on the council was mixed, with some supporting the idea, while others feeling there are better ways to bring money to the city. No decision was made at the meeting to change the ordinance, as the idea was only brought up for discussion.