News in Brief – 11/05/09

Published 9:54 am Thursday, November 5, 2009

U.S. 52 reduced to one lane in Scioto

CHILLICOTHE — A portion of westbound U.S. Route 52 in Scioto County will be reduced to one lane during the evening and overnight hours for crews to complete a pavement repair project.

U.S. 52 is reduced to one lane in the westbound direction just west of the Scioto-Lawrence County line as crews from the Scioto County Highway Maintenance Facility are milling and paving a 300-foot section of the highway near the 39.5-mile marker.

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Through today westbound traffic will be maintained in one lane while crews work to restore the route. Eastbound traffic, however, should not be affected by this project.

Operations are anticipated to be completed by the end of the business day Thursday.

Hat Day is set for Saturday at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Get ready to brave the cold winter months in style by decorating a hat at Boyd County Public Library on Saturday.

“Keep Your Head Warm” is for children ages 3 to 12. Stop in at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The library is providing the hats — just add your creativity.

Also register for giveaways of cool hats, including pirate, wizard and Indiana Jones.

For more information, call 606-329-0518, ext. 1300.

Visit for more information on library programs and services.

HSO to host ‘Holiday Spectacular’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Symphony Orchestra will present their Holiday Spectacular at 8 p.m. on Dec. 19 at The Keith Albee Performing Arts Center.

Special Guest Artists include Randall Reid-Smith, Linda Leyrer, Marina Jurica, Ryan Hardiman and the Ironton Varsity Singers

Tickets can be purchaed by phone 304-781-8343 or online at

‘Twilight’ party for teens Nov. 10

ASHLAND, Ky. — The November Teen Tuesdays at Boyd County Public Library celebrates the release of the movie “New Moon,” the second installment in the popular Twilight saga.

The program starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

The evening will include Twilight Trivia and a chance to win tickets to see “New Moon” in the theater after it is released.

Those who attend the Twilight Party at the library can dress in character and win a prize.

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

To learn more about library programs and services, visit the online branch at