Thursday, June 08, 2000

Kentucky Digest

Festival benefits Children's Home

        FORT MITCHELL — The annual Summer Festival at the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home runs Friday to Sunday, on the home's Orphanage Road grounds.

        Featured will be a Beanie Babies raffle booth, children's and sports arcades, food and beverages, midway rides and the festival's annual car show, including more than 100 specialty vehicles.

        There also will be a new Speedway booth, where fest-goers can win the latest in track merchandise.

        The car show will run noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Festival hours will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 3-9 p.m. Sunday.

Three receive Albright awards The Cincinnati Enquirer
        The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced the three winners of the A.D. Albright Awards this week. The awards are given in honor of Dr. A.D. Albright, president emeritus of Northern Kentucky University, who promoted educational excellence throughout the Northern Kentucky region and was committed to enhancing community-school relationships

        The winners are David Taylor, outstanding teacher at Scott High School; James Molley, outstanding administrator as Erlanger-Elsmere superintendent and Charles Whitehead, outstanding business individual at Ashland Inc.

        The criteria for the awards include leadership, innovation, accomplishment and community involvement. A banquet will be held for the award winners tonight at the Clarion Riverfront Hotel.

Ryland Heights needs city clerk The Cincinnati Enquirer
        RYLAND HEIGHTS — After searching for nearly four months, this southern Kenton County town is “in dire need of a city clerk,” Mayor Bob Miller said.

        The city of 365 has been without a clerk since last June, when long-time Clerk Lois Smith resigned, Mr. Miller said. Since then, three others have held the job briefly.

        The clerk's duties include taking minutes at the regular monthly Ryland Heights City Commission meetings, writing letters and preparing property taxes once a year, the mayor said.

        The last clerk earned $100 a month, but pay is negotiable, Mr. Miller said.

        Anyone interested in the position can contact Mr. Miller at 356-5662, or page him at 563-6228.

Ex-resort owner charged with rape The Associated Press
        OWENSBORO — Delbert Glenn, who rose to prominence as owner of Hercules Petroleum and Diamond Lake Resort, was indicted Tuesday by a Daviess County grand jury on charges that he molested a young girl numerous times between 1985 and 1990.

        The most serious charge of the seven-count indictment, first-degree rape, is a Class A felony, punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

        The alleged victim, 24, who camped with her family every summer at Diamond Lake, told police the first incident occurred when she was 9, with subsequent encounters until she reached the age of 15.

        Mr. Glenn, 68, owned and operated Diamond Lake, a 480-acre complex near West Louisville, for 28 years before selling it in 1996 for a reported $2.6 million.

Cisco to help train networkers The Associated Press
        LOUISVILLE — The leading maker of computer networking equipment will help establish training academies in Kentucky's community and technical colleges, it was announced Wednesday.

        The Cisco Networking Academies will train students to design, build and maintain computer networks.

        It is a joint project of Cisco Systems Inc. and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The training is considered a gateway to a fast-growing field of information technology, KCTCS President Michael B. McCall said.

        Nationally, 1.6 million information-technology jobs will be created in the next year, but half will go unfilled, the officials said.

        Cisco's curriculum is a 280-hour program that covers designing, building and maintaining networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. The academies are designed for high schools and two-year colleges.

Miners slow to get X-rays The Associated Press
        PIKEVILLE — Only 18 percent of Kentucky's coal miners participated in the first six months of a government black lung program that sought to increase the number of miners receiving chest X-rays by eliminating coal operators as the middlemen.

        Kentucky's miners participated at a level significantly lower than the 34 percent rate nationally.

        Burlington: Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board meeting, 7 p.m., administration building, second floor, conference room of the administration building, 2950 Burlington Pike.

        Covington: Glenn O. Swing Elementary Site Based Decision Making Council meeting, 6 p.m., library/media center, 19th Street and Jefferson Avenue.

        Crestview Hills: City council meeting, 7:30 p.m., city building, 50 Crestview Hills Mall Road.

        Erlanger: Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education meeting, 8:30 p.m., board office, 500 Graves Ave.

        Union: Boone County Board of Education meeting, 7:30 p.m., Ryle High School, 10379 U.S. 42.

        Ludlow: City council meeting, 7 p.m., Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Center, 808 Elm St.

        Kentucky events

        Covington: Northern Kentucky University history professor James Ramage will speak about his new book, Gray Ghost: The Life of Colonel John Singleton Mosby, 3 p.m., Kenton County Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd.


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CPS eyes open enrollment
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Lifeguard jobs go begging
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Girl's death leaves school, community wrestling with loss
Intruder stabs puppy to death
Pig Parade: Taking Flight on the Silver Knight
Revised growth charts online
Stereolab too cool for music's own good
Accused teacher demands jury trial
Blackwell, lobbyists' chief debate lobbying
Butler Co. man killed by train
Church bus involved in deadly collision
County puts $10M toward stadium
Deerfield demoting roads chief
Go ahead and buy office supplies, Lebanon told
Hamilton woman injured in crash
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