March 11, 2014

Homeless Shelter seeking new executive director


The Christian Shelter for the Homeless in London is seeking a new executive director for the shelter following the resignation of their former executive director, Lance Marzula.

Marzula resigned as executive director after being arrested for alcohol intoxication on February 14.

Currently, board members for the Christian Shelter for the Homeless are filling the vacant position in order to maintain daily operations at the shelter.

“We felt that not everything going on was of a Christian nature,” said Board President Tom Combs.  “It’s unfortunate, the incident that happened, but all things will work for the good.  The need for the homeless is still here and we’re going to continue to focus on them.”

Combs said that despite the incident and the vacant executive director position, services at the shelter are running as normally as possible.

“Currently we’re housing emergency cases only,” Combs said.  “We have the resources to refer people to other local shelters but we will never turn someone away if they are in need.”

Although the board of directors have decided to not advertise the position yet, they are hopeful that they will find a person seeking a mission that involves some stress but provides lots of rewarding moments.

According to Combs, the shelter relies heavily on the support of the public.  For example, Combs says that the shelter does not buy food.  He recalled several occasions where the generosity of the people of Laurel County helped to feel the homeless.

“We had a lady call and say that she had some extra ground beef and asked if we wanted it,” Combs recalled.  “I asked her how much she had and she guessed it was around 130 pounds.  I told her that we could definitely put it to good use.  I counted 146 one-pound packages of ground beef.  It came at a time when we were having a food shortage, it was a really blessing.”

Text Only
Local News

Trent Prewitt spends part of his time studying at Eastern Kentucky University and the rest of his time tending to his herd of 35 cattle on East Ky. 80.

Local Sports

North Laurel’s Gracie Jervis is shown in action during the state tournament final. Jervis and the North Laurel Little League girls are playing in the Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis. North Laurel dropped its first three games of the tournament.

Community Events
Must Read
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results