News in Brief — 8/22/13

Published 11:15 am Thursday, August 22, 2013

Girls’ Night Out feature is ‘Admission’

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library will host its monthly Girls’ Night Out program on Wednesday.

“Admission” will be shown at the Main Branch, located at 1740 Central Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $2, or bring a food item to share. All money collected will be used to purchase pizza and other refreshments.

The film, rated PG-13, stars Tina Fey as a Princeton admissions officer who takes a professional risk when she meets a student who might be the son she gave up for adoption.

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Girls’ Night Out is held on the last Wednesday of each month. Men are welcome, but the program typically involves movies of a nature that are not appropriate for children. The September feature is “The Big Wedding.”

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.


BCPL board approves taxrate decrease

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Boyd County Public Library Board of Trustees has set a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that once again reduces both the real property and personal property tax rates for county residents.

The board voted unanimously in favor of the tax rate reduction at its meeting this week. The decision comes on the heels of BCPL’s record-breaking year in terms of items checked out. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, library patrons checked out a total of 523,152 books, videos, audio books, music, magazines, e-materials and equipment. That number represents a 7.8 percent increase from the previous year.

The board’s budget for the current fiscal year which began July 1 reduces the real property rate from 13.6 cents (per $100 of value) to 12.4 cents. It also reduces the personal property rate from 13.91 cents to 12.4 cents.

The rates will allow BCPL to bring in sufficient funds to cover the library’s operating expenses in 2013-14, said director Debbie Cosper. Capital improvement projects will come primarily from the library’s reserve funds.

“This new rate will allow the library to meet its budget, without adding to taxpayers’ burden,” Cosper said.

Anyone wanting to know more about the library budget and tax rate is welcome to contact Cosper at or (606) 329-0518, ext. 1110.

Last year, BCPL received about 7 percent less (in real and property taxes) than was budgeted, and Cosper said she expects the same to hold true this year.


Mountwest encourages recycling

HUNTINGTON, W,Va. — Mountwest Community & Technical College is encouraging recycling through the installation of a PepsiCo Dream Machine on campus. When an individual deposits empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans into the machine, they will earn points that can be redeemed for local discounts and coupons.

Additionally, each deposit supports disabled U.S. veterans. The more bottles and cans recycled through the Dream Machine program, the more support PepsiCo will provide to the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a national program offering experiential training, at no cost, in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 U.S. veterans with disabilities. The machine is located on the Ground Floor just outside the Mountwest Café.

For more information about Mountwest programs and opportunities, please visit


KDMC Sports Medicine offers Saturday morning sports injury clinics

Ashland, Ky.— King’s Daughters Sports Medicine will offer Saturday morning sports injury clinics from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday through Nov. 2 at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties — Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Medical Plaza B, Suite 350, 617 23rd St., Ashland.

Primary care sports medicine physician Andy Gilliland, M.D., and orthopaedic surgeon James Rice, M.D., will provide services. No appointment is necessary. The usual charges will apply.

The specialized, comprehensive services provided by King’s Daughters Sports Medicine include:

• Diagnostic imaging

• Primary care sports medicine physician

• Board certified orthopaedic surgeons

• Sport specific rehabilitation programs

For more information, please call (606) 327-0036.


Workshop for business set

SOUTH POINT — The Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center will present a free workshop on government contracting: “Government Marketing 101: An Introduction to Government Procurement” from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 216 Collins Ave. in South Point.

This workshop is designed to give business owners an overview of the government procurement process. It will show the many different ways counselors can help a business to expand its market to include local, state, and federal buyers. All small businesses considering expansion into the government contracting arena on the federal, state, or local levels are encouraged to attend.

Topics will include necessary registrations, small business designations, contracting resources, details of the contracting process, finding opportunities, the bid process, subcontracting, and working with specific agencies

To register, go to or call (740) 377-4550