Genealogy Obituary Index updated

April 17, 2014 by  

The index for the Ashland Daily Independent obituaries has been updated. It has been updated with the 2012 and  a couple of  months from the late 1920s as well as misc. corrections. The database now contains over 204,000 entries! In a couple of months we will be uploading material from July 1975 to 1980!  We’ve been making great strides between staff  entering material and volunteers at home!   Jim Kettel Genealogy Supervisor

Doctor Sleep is a scary good sequel

April 10, 2014 by  

By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager I am not a person who enjoys scary movies, but give me a scary book, and I’m all over it.  I think the physical act of reading a book allows you to use your imagination and create your own scary images (which are way scarier than any movie).  As I read, I become attached to the images that I come up with.  So, just like everyone else, I get pretty bummed if a book … Continue reading

A game for the history books

March 24, 2014 by  

By Jim Kettel, genealogy supervisor at BCPL I recently returned from a trip to Bowling Green to watch the Ashland Kittens make history. The ladies made it to the semi-finals in the state tournament. According to the record books, it’s the first time in 83 years; I do believe that is an accomplishment.  I attended the event to watch and support my wife’s niece, Josie Roberts, a senior with the Kittens. As I drove with the family to Diddle Arena … Continue reading

Like conspiracies? Meltzer’s book is full of them

March 24, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Kellie Nunley, BCPL Technical Services supervisor In his book, History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, Brad Meltzer has compiled an irresistible combination of history and the most notorious conspiracies in America’s past. Whether you are a fan of the popular TV show, Decoded, or are just a history buff, you will be entertained by this book. Meltzer leads readers through the process of interviewing experts and analyzing documents in an entertaining way. And, if you are … Continue reading

Randi Rhodes: Ninja Detective

March 24, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Denise Dillow, youth services supervisor at Boyd County Public Library Do you have what it takes to be a ninja detective? Do you have martial arts skills like Bruce Lee and investigative skills like Sherlock Holmes? If you do, then you are in good company with Randi Rhodes, the main character in Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. The book is the first novel by Octavia Spencer, who won the Academy Award for best … Continue reading

Possession full of gritty realism

March 14, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Jamie Bayne, BCPL Information Services Supervisor I’m a huge fan of the paranormal romance genre. That being said, I’ve read a lot of really terrible paranormal romances. Thankfully, one of the best writers of the genre is J. R. Ward. Her gritty realism makes her characters jump off of the page and really dig their way into your heart. I always know when I pick up Ward’s newest novel I will not be doing anything else till the … Continue reading

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