News in Brief – 8/25/10

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OU rain barrel workshop cancelled

PROCTORVILLE —The rain barrel workshop scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Proctorville branch of Briggs library has been cancelled. It has not been rescheduled at this time.

The Lawrence SWCD is offering two more opportunities to attend the “Backyard Conservation:Rain Barrel” workshop. We will discuss how to build your own, the benefits of using a rain barrel and even learn about rain gardens.

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Monday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. at the South Point branch of Briggs Library

Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ironton branch of Briggs Library

You may contact the SWCD office at 740-867-4737 if you have any questions about rain barrels or the workshop. You can also send an email to

W.Va. man admits bank robbery

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who admitted to the armed robbery of a Huntington bank had previously hit the same bank two times.

Toby M. Duckett’s admission was part of a plea agreement and stipulation of facts he entered Monday in U.S. District Court.

The government said the 40-year-old defendant from Huntington also entered a guilty plea to brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Duckett entered the plea in connection with the March 2 robbery of the Peoples Bank in Huntington. The other robberies occurred in March and April, also at the same bank.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 22.

BCPL to host

membership meeting

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library Friends will hold a full membership meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Main Branch.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m., and will be followed by a meeting of the board of directors. The Main Branch is at 1740 Central Ave. The board meeting agenda includes election of officers.

BCPL Friends is currently trying to recruit new members, and is gearing up for a membership drive in October.

Anyone interested in joining the group, which supports library programs and services by volunteering and raising funds, is welcome to attend the meeting and find out more.

For more information, call Traci Nolen, Friends president, at (606) 369-3810.