Dennis Lambert, a Lawrence County veteran, gave the keynote address during the annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted by the Southeastern Ohio Branch of the NAACP, University of Rio Grande and RSVP of the Ohio Valley. The event was held at Paint Creek Regular Missionary Baptist Church.

According to Children's Services, two 2-year-old boys, a 2-year-old girl, and a 1-year-old girl were adopted during 2014 in March, July, and November. The girls were adopted on the same day, Nov. 7. Last year, Children's Services had 10 children adopted last year, and currently seven children have found homes and are in the middle of the six-month foster period, before they can be adopted by the family, so next year should see a larger number of children adopted.