News in Brief — 11/25/12

Published 5:12 am Sunday, November 25, 2012

Water main leak reported in Ironton

IRONTON — A water main leak has prompted a boil water advisory for a portion of Ironton.

The leak was report late Saturday afternoon and affects the following areas: Ironton Hills Plaza, Lawrence Street Road and Yellow Branch.

“We have a crew on site working to repair the leak,” said Mayor Rich Blankenship. The leak is located in a (private drive) so it was not easily detected.”

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The leak will require affected areas to be on a boil water advisory for 24 hours.


Drought affects three W.Va. lakes’ fall drawdown

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Extreme drought conditions across the Greater Mississippi Valley are affecting the fall drawdown of three lakes in West Virginia.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s temporarily halting the fall drawdown of Sutton and Summersville lakes. The start of Bluestone Lake’s drawdown is being delayed.

The corps says the drawdown adjustments are necessary due to expected low water levels on the lower Ohio River and points downstream.

Drawdown of the three lakes will resume on Dec. 1. They are expected to reach winter pool by Dec. 10.


Polar Express program set for Dec. 1 at Kyova

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — Wear your pajamas and come to the Kyova Branch of Boyd County Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 1, for a trip on “The Polar Express.”

The event starts at 2 p.m., with games, crafts and snacks. Then, at 2:30, there will be a showing of the movie. There is no charge.

The 2004 movie is a computer-animated fantasy film based on the book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. It tells the story of doubting boy who boards a Christmas Eve train headed for the North Pole.

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.


Sponsors needed for special needs children, families

COAL GROVE — Appalachian Family and Children’s First Council of Lawrence County has several families in its network with special needs in the upcoming holiday season.

People are needed to sponsor a special needs family or child.

For more information contact Mollie Stevens at (740) 547-9354 or mail donations to Appalachian Family and Children’s First Council, 604 Carlton Davidson Lane, Coal Grove, OH 45638.

Appalachian Family and Children’s First Council is dedicated to the mission of helping families succeed one child at a time.