News in Brief – 1/19/14

Published 12:37 am Sunday, January 19, 2014

Route change hearing scheduled

The Lawrence County Port Authority (LCPA) in conjunction with the Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) will have a public meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at the Ironton Transit Center at 223 S. Second St. to take public comments on proposed fixed route service changes.

Service changes would be implemented on Monday, March 3.

Individuals wishing to testify at the meeting are encouraged to register prior to the meeting by calling 740-532-2269 or 304-529-6094 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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Testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker. Persons who do not register prior can do so at the hearings and will be called on as time slots become available.

The LCPA/TTA will provide a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired and all documents will be made available in Braille upon request.

Individuals wishing to testify in writing about the proposals should mail comments to Tri-State Transit Authority Service Proposals, P.O. Box 7965 Huntington, WV 25779. Public comments on the proposals are also being accepted on TTA’s website at or at Click on “contact us” to submit your comments.

The deadline for receipt of public comments is 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.


Zumba class at BCPL part of adult winter reading

ASHLAND, Ky. — A free Zumba class at Boyd County Public Library later this month is part of the library’s ongoing adult winter reading program.

The class starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the main branch, 1740 Central Ave. It will be taught by Kalli Beth Douglas, an instructor from Grayson Curves. Zumba combines Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create an easy-to-follow aerobic routine.

The program is part of “Hot Reads, Cold Nights,” the new adult winter reading program that runs through March 31. Each month, there will be a fun program to give adults something to do during these cold winter months.

The Feb. 8 program is Drop In and Make a Valentine, and a class on Brewing Basics will be March 22. All programs start at 2 p.m. at the main branch.

There will also be a drawing each month for a prize related to the program theme. Winter reading participants write short reviews of the books they read, and each review enters them into the monthly drawings.

The first month’s drawing is for a three-month gym membership donated by American Fitness. The second month’s prize is a dinner and a movie package, and the final drawing will be for a home brewing kit.

Each entry also gives you a chance at the grand prize — a Kindle Fire.

Book review forms are available at any branch, or by going to, and clicking the link at the top of the page. Reviews should be a minimum of 25 words.

For more information, call Jamie Bayne at 606.329.0518, ext. 1410.