Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 18, 2013

News in brief, 04/19/13

ASHLAND — BCHS seeks council apps


Nomination applications for parent members of the 2013-14 school-based decision-making council at Boyd County High School will be taken from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the front office.

A parent council member must be a parent, stepparent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the school during the parent’s term of service.

Additional information is included on the application. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the school.

Local authors will sign books


The Boyd County Public Library will feature book signings from three local authors on Saturday and Sunday. Events will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave.

South Shore resident and longtime newspaperman Sam Piatt will be at BCPL with copies of his new book, “Men of Valor,” on Saturday. More than 60 local combat veterans of World War II shared their stories with Piatt during his 30-plus years as an award-winning reporter for The Independent and other area publications.

Also on Saturday, Mark Maynard, editor of The Independent, will sign copies of his book, “Tragedy and Triumph,” about the 1967 Ashland Tomcat football state championship season. He will also have copies of “Mark My Words” and “Teamwork.”

Christina St. Clair of Ashland will sign copies of her book, “Ten Yen True,” on Sunday. She co-wrote the book with her niece, Amanda Armstrong of London, England. It was inspired by a 10-yen coin St. Clair found in her suitcase while visiting Armstrong. The two writers began spinning stories about the coin and its origins, which resulted in the book.

For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Concert will benefit CASA


CASA of Northeast Kentucky will host a spring concert featuring the Kentucky Christian University Concert Choir and Southern gospel group Sincere from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Boyd County Middle School.

Money raised will go toward sustainability of the organization. CASA’s goal is to recruit, screen, train, support and supervise community volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for children removed from their homes because of substantiated abuse, neglect and dependency. Proceeds will also provide funding for spring training for volunteers, which began this week. Volunteers learn to work cases of child abuse and neglect under CASA supervision.

Admission is $15; concessions will be available. For more information, call Carol Adams at (606) 739-2177.

Wildflower event scheduled at Carter Caves


Carter Caves State Resort Park will host a Wildflower Pilgrimage Weekend today through Sunday.

Guests can experience the beauty of the area during wildflower walks and van tours. Admission to field trips and workshops is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 6 through 12. Guests will sign up for programs at the park tonight or Saturday morning. Evening programs will also be scheduled.

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