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News in Brief – 8/11/10

Museum to host ‘Twilight Night’

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center will host “Twilight Night” from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Event goers are encouraged to dress up and will be entered into the contest for “Biggest Twilight Fanatic,” and will have the chance to enter into the trivia competition. The night will include the showing of the movies, “Twilight” and “New Moon,” a variety of foods and prizes.

All ages are welcome. Parents should be aware that movies are rated PG-13. Admission is $10 per person. Payment is required at the time of arrival. Cash, check, Visa/MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

The museum is also hosting the Attic and Book Sale during Poage Landing Days on Sept. 17-19.

Items are now being accepted for donation to the sale. Glassware, books, bric-a-brac, kitchen items, antiques and furniture will be on sale to benefit the museum’s educational programming.

Bring gently used items to the museum at 1620 Winchester Avenue in Ashland. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or call 606-329-8888 for more information.

W.Va. city council endorses tax reform package

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Huntington is one step closer to imposing a tax reform package that includes local sales and occupation taxes.

City Council voted Monday night to endorse the plan, which is expected to generate several million dollars more a year for West Virginia’s second largest city.

The package is part of a five-year home rule experiment that gives Huntington and several other cities greater control of their destinies.

The plan faces more public comment, another vote by council and then a final vote in September by the state’s Home Rule Board.

The proposal would replace the existing $3-a-week user fee with a 1 percent occupation tax, establish a 1 percent sales tax and reduce the business and occupation tax.

‘Remember Me’ showing at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host a free showing of “Remember Me,” on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

The movie, rated PG-13, is a romantic drama set in New York City. It is a story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life.

Other upcoming movies include: “”Bounty Hunter” (Girls’ Night Out) on Aug. 25; and “Toy Story” (Pictures in the Park) on Aug. 27.

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

For a full movie schedule, visit any branch of Boyd County Public Library or www.thebookplace.org.