News in Brief – 1/12/11

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ironton City Council hears ordinances

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Ironton City Council:

• heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing Mayor Rich Blankenship to purchase new dumpsters for the city.

• heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to award bids for the purchase of chemicals for the year 2011.

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• heard the second reading of an ordinance authorizing the mayor to award bids for construction materials and concrete for the year 2011.

— Lori Kersey

HSO offering special ticket prices for students

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Symphony Orchestra announced today that as part of its on-going educational program it will extend special tickets pricing to all area students.

For the remaining three winter season performances all students will be admitted for the very low discounted cost of just $5.

The HSO encourages, groups and field trips to take up on this offer. Plus any adult escorting the group or field trip students will also be admitted at the special $5.

The HSO requests that all student tickets be purchased in advance, especially any groups or field trips, so special seating may be arranged.

This information has be forwarded to all areas schools hoping to encourage our local teachers and administrators to help support the education of the arts to our area students.

Following up with the record breaking audience at its holiday performance The Huntington Symphony Orchestra announced that at its next performance on Feb. 12 “A Winter’s Delight” a special guest conductor, Maestro John Koshak will be conducting.

“A Winter Delight’ will be performed at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Feb. 12, 2011, Doors Open: 7 p.m. – Concert: 8 p.m. – Tickets on sale now: Phone 304-781-8343 or online Information:

Free self defense class for women Jan. 20 at Boyd County Public Library

ASHLAND, Ky. — A self-defense class especially for women will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library.

Phil Clark, owner of Phil Clark’s Martial Arts Academy in Ashland, is the instructor. The class starts at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Main, 1740 Central Ave.

Clark will teach basic self-defense techniques. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Class size is limited to 20. Registration can be done at, or by calling Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.