News in Brief – 10/2/11

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pro-Life demo slated for today

ASHLAND, Ky. — A peaceful demonstration will take place in Ashland today.

National Life Chain Day is Oct. 2. Demonstrators gather at designated places across the country for prayer, reflection and displaying pro-life messages. Ashland’s location is on Winchester Avenue from 13th to 15th streets and will last from 2 to 3 p.m.

Signs will likely include messages such as: “Abortion kills children,” “Jesus forgives and heals.” “Adoption: the loving option,” “Lord, forgive us and our nation,” “Abortion hurts women,” “Pray to end abortion” and “Life — the first inalienable right.” The signs also will have prayer topics, the Life Chain Code of Conduct and statement of purpose written on the back.

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Life Chain was founded in 1987 by California ministry Please Let Me Live. In 2010, 1,500 cities and towns hosted a Life Chain event.

— Kristen Hainkel

Spooky magic show Oct. 6

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — Magician Mark Comley will bring his special, spooky show to Boyd County Public Library for two performances on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Both events take place at the Kyova Branch, located in the Kyova Mall near Sears and across from Elder-Beerman.

“The Spooky Goofy Magic Show,” at 2 p.m., is geared toward ages 12 and under. Comley will thrill the children with his fun, magic, comedy and ventriloquism.

The evening performance, which starts at 6 p.m., is aimed at teens & young adults. Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. “The Spirited Evening Magic Show” includes touches of vampires, ghosts and other spooks – not for the faint of heart.

Both performances are free. For more information, call 606.929.5346.

Reasonable accommodation for people with special needs should be requested at least 48 hours prior to the program. Call (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140, for more information.

Huge book sale Oct. 8

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library Friends’ big book sale is Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Kyova Mall.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the store nearest the mall’s main entrance/food court. Friends members can shop at the early bird sale, starting at 9 a.m.

The sale includes hundreds of new and gently used books – everything from non-fiction to latest best-selling fiction. If enough remain, there will be a Second Look sale on Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 2 p.m.

All funds raised from the sale help fund library programs and purchase needed items.

New members are always welcome to join BCPL Friends. An individual membership costs $10. Membership applications are available at any of the library branches, including the Internet branch,, or by visiting the BCPL Friends page on Facebook.

To find out more, call Friends President Traci Nolen at (606) 369-3810.