News in Brief – 3/9/10

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Road departments seek help finding potholes

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Motorists in Kentucky are being asked to help find potholes that need patching.

The Independent in Ashland reports the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Ashland Street Department and the Boyd County Road Department want to hear where the potholes are located.

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Ashland City Manager Steve Corbitt says the city sends crews out to patch potholes, but the best way to find them is for residents to report them.

Officials say a temporary patch will be put on the worst ones, but a permanent fix won’t be available until the asphalt plants open next month.

Ashland’s Director of Public Works Marion Russell says there’s been a proliferation of potholes because of the winter weather.

Potholes on state roads and highways can be reported by call (800) PATCH-IT or online at

Bexley Chamber Ensemble to perform March 27

IRONTON — The Bexley Chamber Ensemble will be performing Saturday, March 27 as a part of the Ironton Council for the arts, Lawrence County Concert Series. The series features locally, nationally, and internationally renowned musicians.

The Bexley Ensemble combines two flutes and a bassoon, creating an extraordinary blend of counterpoint and harmony.

The event is sponsored by the William Koenig Memorial Fund of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community.

The concert will be held at Ohio University Southern Campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10.