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News in Brief – 4/22/09

Elizabeth Township holding clean-up days

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP — The Elizabeth Township Trustees will be holding Township clean-up days on Saturday and Sunday.

Residents of the Township are encouraged to help clean up the area by picking up trash and other debris.

Two dumpsters will be available at 193 Township Road 323. The only items that cannot be accepted are car batteries, anything with freon in it and liquid paint.

Items will be collected from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on both days.

For more information, contact Carrie Yaniko, fiscal officer at 740-533-0212 or e-mail cheeka5@roadrunner.com.

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ showing at library

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library is showing the 2008 Best Picture, “Slumdog Millionaire,” this Sunday.

The film, rated R, won a total of 8 Oscars, including Best Director and Best Cinematography. It is about a Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums and becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

The showing starts at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

Other upcoming movies at Boyd County Public Library include: “Quantum of Solace” on May 2; and “House of Dogs” on May 5.

All movies are free. Some refreshments are provided, and additional ones can be purchased for a small cost.

Outside groups can host movie showings at the library, using the library’s license. For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Marshall receives HUD grant

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has received a $245,000 federal grant for a new engineering and technology complex.

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall announced the grant from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday.

Rahall said the funding will be used for design, planning and construction of the Advanced Engineering and Applied Technology Complex.

Marshall vice president for research John Maher said the complex will bring together engineering, biotechnology and technology transfer capabilities in one place.