Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 11, 2012

Local briefs, 12/12/12

Staff Writer
The Independent

ASHLAND — Library book sale set for Saturday


Boyd County Public Library Friends will have a book sale from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kyova mall.

For more information, visit thebookplace.org.

Gallery’s open house Saturday


The Painted Cow Gallery will have its fifth annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Two prominent local artists, Harley Fannin and Andrea Prince, will make appearances.

The gallery is across the street from the Lawrence County Courthouse on Main Cross. For more information, call (606) 638-1313 or visit paintedcowgallery.com.

Barren returns to WSAZ desk


Amanda Barren will be returning to join Bill Murray as co-anchor of WSAZ’s “First at 5” news program, according to News Director Dan Fabrizio.

Barren anchored WSAZ NewsChannel 3 weekend newscasts beginning in 2006 and also served as weekday reporter based in Charleston until July 2010.  Since then she has lived in Cleveland and anchored the noon newscasts at WKYC-TV.  Before that, she was an anchor, reporter and producer at WJET-TV in Erie, Pa.; WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, WVa.; and WOUB-TV/Radio in Athens, Ohio.

 Barren’s first day on-air will be Monday.

Special reading set at Boyd library


“Ebeneezer Snooze” will be at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Milk and cookies will be served and all children will receive a gift. Ebeneezer will read to children.

The main granch is at 1740 Central Ave.

For more information about the program, call (606) 329-0090.

ACT prep classes offered


Looking to improve your score on the ACT and learn new test-taking strategies? Throughout spring semester, University Outreach Services at Shawnee State University is offering ACT test prep classes in every subject. All classes will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Spring ACT testing dates are Feb. 9, April 13 and June 8.

The classes scheduled are:

‰Reading:  Jan. 15 and March 19;

‰Math: Jan. 17 and March 21;

‰Writing: Jan. 22 and March 26;

‰English:  Jan. 31 and April 4;

‰Science Reasoning: Jan. 29 and April 2.

The courses cost $149 for all the classes or $49 individually. The REAL ACT Prep Guide with CD is included with paid registration. Payment must be received no later than 48 hours before the beginning date of the series.  

For more information or to register, call University Outreach Services at (740) 351-3274 or toll free at (866) 672-8778. Discover, Master Card or VISA credit cards are accepted.