School family night upcoming
Family Reading and Science Night will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Boyd County Middle School.
Amy Rose from KHEAA (Financial Aid for Colleges) will be available to meet with parents regarding EXPLORE scores.
The annual Scholastic Book Fair (Library), games, a book walk, craft center to make your own book markers, an “Are You Smarter Than a Seventh-grader” game, live animals to view and Carbo Labs will be open.
Author to visit JSF Tuesday
Craig Johnson, the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire series, will visit the Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnson’s series is the basis for “Longmire,” the hit A&E-TV original drama. “Longmire” is A&E’s highest rated scripted program.
Johnson, a Huntington native who went to Huntington East High School and graduated from Marshall University in 1983, will speak with visitors and sign books from his popular mystery series. The 10 books, including his latest in the series, “Spirit of Steamboat,” will be available for purchase at the bookstore and online at jsfbooks.com. Fans can reserve the books they’re wishing to purchase in advance by contacting the bookstore online or by calling (606) 326-1667.
JSF is at 1645 Winchester Ave.
to be taught
A new series of dance lessons focusing on Argentine tango will start Nov. 17 at the Kyova Mall.
Cost is $25 for the first class. Instructor is Patricia Paz. For more information, call Gayle Riggs at (304) 453-1250 or Debbie Gaines at (606) 836-8872.
Home tour to
The seventh annual Holiday Candlelight House Tour to benefit Arts Resources for the Tri-State will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and the Festival of Wreaths will be from noon to 5 p.m. the same day at First Sentry Bank Lobby.
Eight homes will be on the tour; tickets are on sale and available at the following locations:
Mug and Pia, 939 Third Ave.; Simply Whisk, 901 Fourth Ave.; Justice Glass, 2445 Third Ave.; Magic Makers Costumes, 545 Fourth Ave.; Hatchers On The Hill, 1601 Fifth St. Road; Guiding Light Christian Store at Target Mall; Jeff Hutchison Ins. Services in Proctorville.
The Greenup County War Memorial Committee will have a Veterans Day celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday at the War Memorial Park.
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., will be the featured speaker. Tony Wilson, the Hammond Family and Kiera Midkiff will provide music. The Greenbo detachment of the Marine Corps League and James L. Flannery Post of the American Legion will assist with the service.
Refreshments will be served by Greenup Amvets Post 95 following the ceremony.
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Festival to showcase new plays
The ACTC New Play Festival will feature 10 student and faculty written plays (short scenes, monologues, ten-minutes, one acts) that will premiere at 8 p.m. April 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 27 at J.B. Sowards Theater on campus.
A ride to remember
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Melodies & Masterpieces returns Friday
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MSU professor appointed state geographer
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Bill to benefit AK Steel
During the 11th hour of the General Assembly, a bill extending important sustainable incentives for AK Steel’s Ashland Works was pushed through for approval Tuesday night.
House Bill 483 was created to extend the plant's incentives provided by the Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act in 2004.
Pathways begins autism services
Pathways has extended its community outreach in a big way by providing services for families facing autism.
Lena Harmon, central director for the company's Kentucky Impact Youth Council, said these services can save families the trouble of being added to long queue lines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
Harmon said she has heard some families testify having to wait up to 12 months for appointments in faraway cities.
Russell academic new dean at OUS
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1936 Indian lasting wedding gift
When it came time to present his future wife with a symbol of his undying devotion, Virgil Erskine gave her a 1936 Indian motorcycle instead of a diamond ring.
“I’ve always called it my wedding present. It’s my diamond ring,” said Charlene Erskine, explaining she and her husband were married at Sturgis, S.D., in 1983, found the antique Indian Sport Scout in 1984 and had it restored and on the road in 1985.
Boyd Democrats take floor at Elks
Boyd County Democrats met at the Elks Lodge for a matchup between candidates for two of the hottest primary races in Boyd County: sheriff and judge-executive.
The candidates, sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club, each took to the podium to face the crowd Tuesday night and discuss the candidacy and platforms for the race that is still over a month away.
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