News in brief – 4/25/11

Published 10:11 am Monday, April 25, 2011

OLBH, Greenup Habitat for Humanity presents Drive-in and Cruise-in May 14

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Foundation and the Greenup County Habitat for Humanity will present Sunset Cinema and Cruise-in, a combination cruise-in and old-fashioned drive-in movie theater, Saturday, May 14 on the parking lot of Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive).

The cruise-in begins at 3 p.m. and is free to attend and $5 to enter a vehicle. The cruise-in will include music, games, contests, food vendors, health screenings and inflatables for children.

Beginning at dusk, the parking lot will transition into OLBH’s Sunset Cinema. The drive-in experience will be completed by a showing of the 1984 classic “Ghostbusters.” Admission to OLBH’s Sunset Cinema is $5 per person or $10 per car.

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“Whether it’s your first time at a drive-in or an opportunity for you to relive days gone by, our classic cars followed up by a movie under the stars promises to be a unique and fun opportunity for the entire family,” Chuck Charles, OLBH Foundation vice president, said.

All monies raised by the event will support the Greenup County Habitat for Humanity and the OLBH Pediatric Rehabilitation in Greenup.

The event is sponsored in part by the Boyd County Library.

For more information, contact the OLBH Foundation at (606) 833- 3655 or visit

May is ‘Get Caught Reading’ month

ASHLAND, Ky. — All throughout the month of May, Boyd County Public Library staff will be trying to catch people reading — wherever that may be.

May is Get Caught Reading Month, sponsored by the American Association of Publishers. The idea is to promote and encourage reading for pleasure.

For the second year, BCPL staff will be on the hunt for readers. The goal is to “catch” one person a day in Boyd County — at a park, in a restaurant, at the mall — any public place. Those who get caught will receive an “I Got Caught Reading by BCPL” t-shirt.

For more information on library programs and services, visit

South Point native nets award

Michelle Hamilton, an employee of Insights Consulting in Indianapolis, has been presented the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities’ (INARF) Keystone Award, an annual award presented to the most outstanding direct support professional (DSP) employed in the Indiana disability service-delivery system.

Hamilton, whose maiden name is Michelle Hatcher, is a 1992 graduate of South Point High School.

The award was presented in Indianapolis on March 9 during the 2011 INARF Annual Conference for Indiana professionals serving persons with disabilities. The award presentation coincides with Disabilities Awareness Month in Indiana.

Hamilton, who has worked in direct care for more than 10 years, was recognized for her strong work ethic and unwavering focus on the individuals she supports.

In particular, Hamilton was praised for her proactive and creative approach that helps her accept changes and stay a strong advocate for her consumers and staff. This has been especially important in a time when funding for services for people with disabilities is decreasing. Hamilton’s ability to problem solve is appreciated by families, guardians and the people she supports.

Hamilton focuses a lot of her attention towards creating bonds, companionship and a support system for individuals – especially between roommates who may not know each other well. She cares so much for the consumers she supports and has an amazing way of making everyone feel special with just her words alone.