Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 8, 2013

Library sponsoring 5K run/walk April 26

ASHLAND — Believing that a healthy body and healthy mind go together, Boyd County Public Library is sponsoring the inaugural Love Your Library 5K run/walk on April 26.

The evening event is also sponsored by BCPL Friends and the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. The goal is to raise awareness of the library and literacy — not to raise funds.

The walk will begin at 6 p.m., and go once around Central Park, about 1.25 miles. The run portion starts at 7 p.m. and follows the same 5K course as the Poage Landing Days event.

Anyone with a BCPL card can save money on the registration — only $8. If you don’t have a card, it costs $10 to pre-register and $15 the day of the event.

Walkers can participate for free with a library card. The fee is $6 for those without a card. There is no pre-registration needed for the walk. Just show up in the Library Commons area adjacent to the Main Branch between 5 and 6 p.m. that day.

T-shirts will be given to the first 125 to register. Everyone will also get a BCPL “swag bag” and there will be refreshments and door prizes, including an iPad and a family pass to the Highlands Museum.

Trophies will be awarded to the first two overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the first two finishers in each male and female age group: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and up.

Registration forms are available at the Main (Ashland), Catlettsburg or Kyova branches. Checks should be made out to Huntington Road Runners Club. You can also register online, at TriStateRacer.com. Those mailing their registrations should send it to: Love Your Library 5K, c/o Alan Osuch, 5024 Williams Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Osuch, the race director, can be reached at (606) 369-4403.

For more information on all library programs and services, visit thebookplace.org.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0419sciencehs.JPG Russell High School wins State Science Olympiad

    The long ride home from Bowling Green was tinged with disappointment for Russell High School students who believed they’d finished as also-rans in the state Science Olympiad last weekend.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419sciencems.JPG Russell Middle School state Science Olympiad champions

    From identifying hundreds of insects to designing and operating mechanical contraptions that just look like insects, a team of Russell Middle School students took their research and technical skills to the Science Olympiad in Bowling Green last week and came back state champions.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419melodies0114.jpg Kitchen jazzes up downtown lunch hour

    Some came to enjoy the relaxing sounds of cool jazz and traditional tunes at lunch, while others attended in hopes of picking up a few tricks from a master musician as guitarist Chris Kitchen kicked off the Melodies & Masterpieces concert series in downtown Ashland Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Sparks, Waddell in Carter Coronor’s race

    Incumbent George A. Sparks of Grayson will face challenger William Waddell of Olive Hill in the Democratic primary election for the Carter County coroner’s seat.

    April 18, 2014

  • 04/18/2014 — What's Happening

    Local news

    April 18, 2014

  • Bill3.jpg 'Dreams'

    It was in her own death that Donna Schoonover helped William Schoonover redefine his life.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • guyp-rodnew.jpg 'Uplifting people'

    The snow kept gospel singer Guy Penrod chilling a little longer than it should have this spring.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418star0024.jpg Raising the roof

    Leaks will soon be a thing of the past at Star Elementary School, where workers are busy putting up a new roof.
     

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire at Russell care facility

    A care facility for the elderly in Russell was temporarily evacuated following a fire in the kitchen Wednesday night.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Incumbent, newcomer vie for PVA position

    A longtime office-holder is facing a rare primary challenge in the Greenup County property valuation administrator race.

    April 18, 2014

Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP basketball
SEC Zone