News in Brief – 4/8/09

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Quilt Show and book reading set

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenbo Lake State Resort Park’s annual Quilt Show will be held on April 18-19.

Registration for the show will be Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Show hours are Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, noon to 4 p.m.

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Ribbons will be awarded in various categories along with Viewer’s Choice Award and Best of Show Award. All quilts must have a 4 inch sleeve, except for wall hangings. There will also be a Merchant’s Mall. The show is free to the public. The Greenbo Quilt Show is sponsored by the Greenup County Quilt Guild.

For more information, call Paul Verespy at 606-473-7324.

On May 2, Kentuckians who have had a near-death experience will share their personal stories with a reading from the book “Appalachian Angels” at Greenbo Lake.

“Appalachian Angels” was edited by a Carter County native, Sylvia DeLee Davis, and contains 39 stories.

Several northeastern Kentucky residents are included in this spiritual anthology.

The book opens with an account by Christi Porter of Ashland, who describes her harrowing plunge into an icy river. Porter was an employee of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park at the time of her accident.

WKYT-TV of Lexington was so impressed with Christi’s story of survival that a reporter traveled to Greenbo to interview her.

The reading is at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Jesse Stuart Lodge and is free to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Poplin at 606-473-7324 or 800-325-0083.

USATF announces host city for 5K race

Huntington, W. Va. — At a press conference set for noon today, the USATF will announce Huntington as the host city for the 2009 WV 5K Championship Race.

This is the first 5K championship to be held in the state of West Virginia in over 10 years.

Details of the event will be shared with members of the media and the public during the press conference.

Race Director Pat Riley and his planning committee have begun the planning process for the event. “We are excited that Huntington was selected as the host city,” said Riley.

“This race will be for the entire family and will be an event for individuals that travel around the world racing professionally as well as someone who is ready to try their first 5K.”

Interested individuals are invited to attend the press conference at the United Way office (820 Madison Avenue).

OUS to offer Disney info night

IRONTON — Ohio University Southern will present an informational session featuring Disney experts at 6:30 p.m. April 16.

It will include discussions on Disneyland in Anaheim Calif., Walt Disney World complex of theme parks, hotels and attractions in central Florida and the Disney Cruise Line.

Admission is free of charge however reservations are requested. To reserve your spot contact Steve Call at (740) 533-4559.

ACTC plans to host ‘Transfer Fair’

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) will host a Transfer Fair at its College Drive Campus on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Transfer Fair, sponsored by the Kentucky Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO), offers students first-hand information from representatives of four-year colleges and universities about how to transfer to these institutions to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Representatives from these institutions will share:

How academic credits transfer from a KCTCS college to a four-year institution;

How and where to apply for financial aid;

The majors offered at four-year Kentucky institutions and elsewhere; and

What campus life is like at the four-year institutions.

Public invited to share poems April 14

ASHLAND, Ky. — The meeting room of the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library will be transformed into a coffee house for a special event next week.

The Poetry Coffee House starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14.

Library staff and members of the Teen Library Council will be taking orders and serving desserts and drinks, followed by an “open mic” night of poetry.

People can read poetry they’ve written, or a favorite work by someone else.

All kinds of poems are acceptable, as long as they don’t contain profanity or material inappropriate to an audience of mixed ages.

The event is part of the library’s monthly Teen Tuesdays program, held on the second Tuesday of each month. Normally, only those ages 13 to 17 are invited to participate, but the Poetry Coffee House is open to all.

April is also National Poetry Month, and the week of April 12-18 is National Library Week.

Later in the month (April 30), the Library will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, it is a day when people are encouraged to carry a poem in their pocket and share it with family, friends and coworkers.

For more information on Teen Tuesdays or the Teen Library Council, contact Misti Tidman at or (606) 329-0518, ext. 1310.

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