Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 5, 2014

Local in brief: 2/6/14

Staff reports
The Independent

ASHLAND — 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 bnunley@thebookplace.org 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.

MEETINGS

Feb. 19

Russell Family Resource Youth Service council, 9 a.m., conference room, primary school.