News in Brief – 9/18/09

Published 10:22 am Friday, September 18, 2009

W.Va. city to get hybrid buses

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Tri-State Transit Authority plans to have a greener fleet by the end of the year, with the arrival of three diesel-electric hybrid buses.

General Manager Paul Davis says the buses should be delivered from California in November and on the road shortly after.

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The hybrids are among 14 new buses purchased for the fleet. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection provided funding that allowed the authority to buy the hybrids. Each of those buses costs $530,000.

The authority provides bus service in the Huntington and Ironton, Ohio areas, with limited service in Kentucky.

Greenbo hosting jazz ensemble

Greenbo Lake State Resort presents the River Cities Jazz Ensemble on Sept. 26, starting at 7 p.m.

Adults $5, Students $3 and preschool children are free of charge.

Anglers’ Cove Restaurant buffet will be starting at 5 p.m.

For more information contact Paul Verespy at 606-473-7324.

Free showing of Tom Sawyer at PAC

ASHLAND, Ky. — More Mark Twain fun this Sunday, Sept.20 at 4 p.m. when the 1973 movie, “Tom Sawyer” hits our big screen. And what could be better than seeing it for FREE.

The movie is part of the Big Read Grant and a one-month celebration of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

For more information, call our box office at 606-324-3175.