The 2021 Highlands Museum’s Christmas Tour of Homes will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Among the stops on the tour are The Old Post Office and Courthouse in Catlettsburg and Bridges Christian Church in Russell, which is marking its 100th anniversary. Shuttle buses will be available at the church.

The museum will offer a Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free with a tour ticket; without a ticket, admission is $5.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour, are available from those whose homes are on the tour and from the museum. They also can be found on the Facebook page or by calling (606) 329-8888.

Boyd extension office

hours change


Boyd County Extension Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday.

Annual poster, essay

contest under way

Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles is inviting Kentucky students to enter the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) annual Poster and Essay Contest. The theme of the 2022 contest is “Kentucky Agriculture Sustains Me,” encouraging contestants to reflect on the importance of Kentucky agriculture in their everyday lives.

“Without agriculture, we don’t exist. It’s that simple,” Quarles said. “Every student knows they must eat to live, but many may not realize the importance of agricultural products to our everyday lives. This year’s contest is a nod to those who provide the products that sustain our very lives.”

Students in grades K-12 may submit a poster, an essay of 500 or fewer words, or a digital entry, which may be photos or original digital artwork. Each entry must include the actual written theme and be postmarked by Monday, March 7, 2022.

Winners will be notified by Friday, April 15, 2022. Winners in the poster and essay competitions will be selected in each grade. One statewide winner will be selected for digital artwork. Each winner will receive a $100 award from Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom and will be recognized at the 2022 Poster and Essay Contest Awards Ceremony next year. Winning entries will be displayed in Commissioner Quarles’ Frankfort office and at the 2022 Kentucky State Fair in August in Louisville.

For more information, including complete contest rules and an entry form, go to or contact Elizabeth Gordon, director of the KDA’s Education and Outreach Division, at or (502) 782-4125.

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