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News in Brief – 5/5/13

Herb gardening class at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — A series of classes on the basics of herb gardening continues on Monday, May 13, at Boyd County Public Library.

The program, on harvesting and maintaining your herb garden, starts at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Local organic farmer Mary Ellen Dennison is the teacher.

The course is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Dennison will teach the last course in the series, cooking with herbs, on June 10.

For more information on this or other programs, visit www.thebookplace.org


W.Va. couple finds Va. man’s stolen class ring

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia couple pulling weeds in their garden discovered a Virginia man’s class ring that was stolen a decade ago.

Susan and Randal Custer of Huntington at first thought it was Randal Custer’s recently lost wedding ring. But when they cleaned it, they found it was Scott Sina’s 1995 Washington & Lee University class ring.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that the Custers’ grandson, Josh Engelbrecht, traced the ring to Sina, who is now attending seminary in Arlington, Va.

Engelbrecht says Sina told him he had lived in Huntington for a short time in 2003. The ring was taken during a burglary, along with other possessions.

The Custers say they plan to mail the ring to Sina.


BCPL showing sci-fi movie May 9

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host a free showing of the movie, “Cloud Atlas” on Thursday, May 9, at the Main Branch.

The film starts at 5:30 p.m. The branch is located at 1740 Central Ave. Some refreshments are provided, and additional snacks can be purchased.

The 2012 science fiction mystery, rated R, stars Tom Hanks and Halle Barry. It is described as an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future.

Other upcoming movies at BCPL include: “Jack Reacher” on May 26 at the Kyova Branch; and “Parental Guidance” (Girls’ Out Night) on May 29 at Main.

Outside groups can host movie showings at either the Main or Kyova branches, using the library’s license. For more information call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

For a full movie schedule, visit any branch of Boyd County Public Library or www.thebookplace.org.