NEWS IN BRIEF 07/03/09

Published 10:12 am Friday, July 3, 2009

ODOT announces road construction

County Road 1 (Old U.S. 52) is closed between the 9.32 and 9.48-mile markers for a dual bridge replacement project. The project site is located just south of U.S. 52 and its junction with County Road 144 (Charley Creek Road) at Sybene. Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured into the village via Township Road 276 (Sandusky Road), and all traffic will be maintained within the community. The scheduled completion date is Oct. 15.

In conjunction with a slip repair project on State Route 7, the route is reduced to one lane near the 4.50-mile marker, between Chesapeake and State Route 243 at Bradrick. Traffic will be maintained in one, 14-foot lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid-August.

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A pavement repair and preventive maintenance project is under way on State Route 141, between State Route 217 and State Route 775. Traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of flaggers when crews are at work. The scheduled completion date for all work is Oct. 31.

Construction for a bridge repair and resurfacing project on U.S. 52 continues, and contractors will be completing paving operations from the State Route 650 exit at Hanging Rock to the eastern corporation limit of Coal Grove. Traffic is reduced to one, 11.5-foot lane in each direction.

The scheduled completion date for all work is Aug. 31.

Museum comes alive with ‘Night at the Highlands’

ASHLAND, Ky. — The “Night at the Highlands” fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, July 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, with tours beginning every 15 minutes.

Have you ever left a building as they were closing up for the night? Have you wondered if something could be going on after the people are gone?

As a spin-off from the recent sequel of “Night at the Museum,” Tri-State residents can experience the Highlands after the lights go out and everything comes to life.

Does the buffalo really talk? Who plays the piano for all to dance?

Tours begin every 15 minutes at the Music Quilt where a little known phenomenon reaches into the darkened corners of the museum and brings the floor to action.

Visitors will meet military leaders, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, Barbie, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, and Rob McNurlin as himself and many others.

Admission is $5 per person, under age 2 is free. Advance tickets are now available. Cash, check and Visa/Mastercard accepted.

The museum is located at 1620 Winchester Ave. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Mondays by appointment.

For more information, call (606) 329-8888, email at, or visit our Web site at

Water line replacement closes road

LAWRENCE COUNTY — County Road 52, Sugar Johnstown Road, will be closed approximately 3.07 miles east of State Route 151 starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 6. The closing is to allow Hecla Water to replace a 10-inch water line.

The road will reopen on Friday, July 17, at 5 p.m. Traffic may detour over County Road 6, State Route 217 and State Route 141.