Ashland, keep boiling water
ASHLAND - While Ashland’s water situation has improved substantially over the past 48 hours, the entire system remains under a boil-water advisory, and City Manager Ben Bitter said Wednesday it will likely be several days before it’s lifted.
According to Bitter, the system has to be pressurized and tests must show the water is safe to drink before the notice can be removed. He said he didn’t expect that to happen before the end of the weekend.
Also, the city of Raceland announced Wednesday its boil advisory had been lifted.
Boyd library has GPS devices
ASHLAND - Hand-held GPS devices are the newest items in the Checkout Your Community collection at the Boyd County Public Library. They are available for checkout this week, just in time for a series of geocaching experiences sponsored by Ashland and Healthy Choices Kentucky. The first adventure is planned for Saturday at the bandstand in Central Park.
For more information, visit healthychoiceskentucky.com.
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt in which the participants use a global positioning system-enabled device, such as the Garmin eTrex 10 devices available at BCPL. The library has two in its collection.
Library card holders can place a hold on items by searching “Checkout Your Community” in the BCPL catalog, which can be found at thebookplace.org.
For more information, email circulation supervisor Ben Nunley at email@example.com or call him at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1210.
Open house set at ABC Counseling
RUSSELL - ABC Counseling will have an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 1451 Diederich Blvd. to celebrate National Play Therapy Week, which concludes Saturday.
Licensed mental health professionals remind the public of the value of play, Play Therap and Registered Play Therapists.
The Association for Play Therapy uses play therapeutically to help clinics, especially children, to describe and manage behaviors and mental health problems.
Licensed professionals include counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, clinical social workers and many school counselors and psychologists.
Russell Family Resource Youth Service council, 9 a.m., conference room, primary school.
Ashland, keep boiling water
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Ashland woman develops pregnancy journals for mom, dad
An Ashland woman has a way of helping parents everywhere.
Wendy Sparks, 47, wrote The journals, which are for parents to keep for themselves and their children during pregnancy.
Acres and acres of eggs
A dozen volunteers spent the morning Saturday scattering more than 6,000 plastic eggs around the Greenup County Farm Bureau’s 10-acre field Saturday morning.
Volunteers to pack thousands of meals for hungry Haitians
Members of the First Baptist Church in Grayson are planning for the third year in a row to pack thousands of meals for starving people in Haiti, and they need help to do it.
Sheriff candidates ready for election
With no incumbent in the Boyd County Sheriff’s race, Republican and Democrat candidates for the post will square off in their respective primaries next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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