McCreary County Recreation Center Looking For Financial Help

By: Jon Sonnheim Email
By: Jon Sonnheim Email

Operators of a McCreary County recreation center that serves hundreds of local children and teenagers say they're hoping for a special Christmas present this year.

The McCreary County Fiscal Court told the operators of the Lord's Gym they needed to pay one hundred thousand dollars by the end of March to keep their current facility.
Director Braxton King says the Lord's Gym is run solely by volunteers and grants and that he's confident the community will pull together for a cause that's changing lives.

"Before I started coming here, I was smoking pot, I was drinking all the time. I don't do that no more," said Chris Newman who volunteers at Lord's Gym.

"It's changed my life. I love it. It's like he said, it's his second home, to me it's my first home," said Volunteer Red Jones.

For more information on the Lord's Gym and how they're trying to raise one hundred thousand dollars, you can call them at (606) 354-4422. If you would like to send a donation, you can send it to:

Lord's Gym (Braxton King - Director)
P.O. Box 129
Pine Knot, KY 42635

You can also visit their website at and then click on non-profit.

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