Gas leak at ACTC disrupts traffic
ASHLAND - A utility contractor working at the Ashland Community and Technical College campus opened a gas line Thursday morning, causing emergency officials to close traffic along Ramey Street and the school’s main entrance.
A spokesman for ACTC said students and staff were not in danger and no classes were canceled. The line was repaired and the street reopened in about an hour.
Craft show apps accepted
ASHLAND - Applications are being taken for the Boyd County Middle School Arts and Craft Show set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2.
Only handmade and homemade crafts will be sold.
For an application or more information, email Annie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (606) 928-9547.
All branches will show movies
CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Public Library now shows movies at all three of its branches.
The library recently purchased a license to show movies at the Catlettsburg branch, 2704 Louisa St., and will show “The Great Gatsby” at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The film, rated PG-13, is the 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the lavish Long Island life of Jay Gatsby.
BCPL also shows movies regularly at the Kyova and main branches. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” will be shown at the Kyova branch in the Kyova Mall at 2 p.m. Sunday. In this movie, the crew of the Enterprise travels into a war zone to search for a one-man weapon of destruction. It is rated PG-13.
Other upcoming library movies include “Iron Man 3” on Oct. 22 at Kyova and “Tyler Perry’s Peeples” on Oct. 30 (Girls’ Night Out) at the main branch.
Kitchen to host prayer breakfast
ASHLAND - Ashland Community Kitchen in The Neighborhood at 2516 Carter Ave. will host the October Community Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Alfreda Moore is director.
The nondenominational event has been on the second Tuesday of each month for more than 15 years. A different church or ministry in Boyd or Greenup counties hosts the event each month.
Typically, the group meets for breakfast, followed by a time of devotion and special music. It then divides into smaller groups at each table for prayer. The event is usually over before 9 a.m.
While there is no charge for the breakfast, a love offering is accepted. The offering always goes to the Kitchen, but on Tuesday the nonprofit agency also will prepare and serve the meal. The Kitchen offers free lunches Monday through Friday and dinners two evenings a week.
Family history celebrated in Boyd
ASHLAND - The Genealogy Department of the Boyd County Public Library will celebrate Family History Month in October.
The first program will be a showing of old movies of Ashland at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave.
For more information, call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1.
Job Club to meet in Gate City
CATLETTSBURG - The Boyd County Extension Office will host a Job Club at 9 a.m. Oct. 17. The purpose is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn.
Preregistration is not required. For more information, call (606) 739-5184.
Library to sponsor event for teens
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library will host Spaceship Golf for Teens at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the main branch and at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kyova branch.
Civil War activity set at church
BURLINGTON - Retired history professor Bob Leith will discuss American Civil War armies, soldiers and events from 1861 through 1863 at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Burlington Baptist Church at 7309 County Road 1. The event is free.
Muzzleloading shoot slated
DEERING - The William Large muzzleloading shoot will be Oct. 12 at the 4-J Ranch and Shooting Range on State Route 243. Practice will begin at 9 a.m., with shooting at 10.
For more information, call (740) 532-5298.
Gas leak at ACTC disrupts traffic
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