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Print/E-Paper exclusives for Saturday, March 16

Mar. 16, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Besides the stories you can read at herald-dispatch.com, there are many more stories and features in today's Herald-Dispatch newspaper and e-paper.

GETTING AN EARLY START:  It’s not too soon for 9-year-olds to start thinking about college as far as Chris Wallace is concerned. Ninety third-grade students from Summit Elementary School got the chance Tuesday to listen to more than a dozen members of the community about jobs and to talk to college students and college graduates. Wednesday they got on a bus and headed to Morehead State University for a campus tour. Read more on today's Community page.

HITTING THE TRAIL: Andy Niekamp knows backpacking. The life-long hiker has chalked up more than 12,000 miles backpacking including three thru-hikes of the legendary Appalachian Trail, as well as hikes of Kentucky’s Sheltowee Trace, Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, Vermont’s Long Trail and many others trails. To share his love of exploring the outdoors by foot, Niekamp, and his new company, Outdoors Adventure Connection, has organized the first Beginners Backpacking Weekend at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky., set for Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24. Read more on our Life page.

CHRISTIAN ROCK IN HUNTINGTON: Modern rock favorites, Thousand Foot Krutch is closing out a 10-state, 16-city tour with a final stop in Huntington at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Read more on our Life page.

BRENDA LUCAS: Get the latest community news, birthday listings and more in Brenda Lucas' column.

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