According to American Electric Power's Customer Service Center, AEP had received more than 20 reports of outages in the Portsmouth area by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Representatives estimated power would be back on before 7 p.m.
SSU trustees OK budget and degree At its meeting Friday in the Homer Selby Board Room of the Clark Library, the Shawnee State University Board of Trustees approved a $41.7 million university budget for 2007-08, which includes freezing undergraduate tuition and fees at $5,832, the second lowest in Ohio. In-state graduate tuition will increase 5.2 percent and out-of-state graduate tuition 5.7 percent.
The trustees also approved adding an Associate of Technical Study to the more than 80 degrees offered at Shawnee State. The new ATS degree creates more flexibility for students who bring substantial experience to their studies by providing credit for relevant work experience and courses already taken.
The new degree will permit students to tailor a degree from other post secondary education, individual life experiences.
Writer/baker reveals secrets
Outdoor photojournalist and sourdough baker Soc Clay, of South Shore, Ky., will share secrets from his new book, “Mad Trapper Sourdough Baking: On the Rise Since the 1800s” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Main Branch of the Boyd County Public Library in Ashland, Ky. He also will demonstrate the simplicity of baking with sourdough.
Clay has been writing and taking pictures of outdoor life for nearly 40 years. Clay acquired his sourdough starter in 1980 from Sam Roberson, a trapper and bear guide from Alaska. It originated in 1912, he said. The “Map Trapper” in the title of Clay's book refers to Albert Johnson, a trapper and loner in the Canadian Northwest Territories in the 1930s who sparked one of the largest manhunts in Canadian history. According to Clay, it was the sourdough starter that kept the Canadian posse fed during much of the months-long manhunt.
Clay will have copies of his book available for sale and signing. Those who attend also can purchase some of the famous starter.
Greenbo Lake hosts cruise-in
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host its second annual cruise-in for antique cars from 3 to 9 p.m. July 22 at the community pool/amphitheater parking lot.
Registration will be free and will start at 1 p.m. There will be food concessions available, '50s music, a treasure search and a free pool party for everyone that comes to the event at Greenbo's Community Pool/Amphitheatre Parking facility.
There will be a “peoples choice” award for the top three cars and a dash plaque for the first 100 cars with other great giveaways. All proceeds go to charity.
There will be entertainment provided by the Kentuckians Barbershop Chorus at 7 p.m. Admission for the concert is $3 per person at the amphitheater. The 52-member award-winning chorus performs charity work and benefits.
For more information, call (606) 473-2598. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of U.S. 23 in Greenup, Ky.