Thursday, July 13, 2000

Democrats' Jamboree comes to Campbell Co.

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        DAYTON — The Campbell County Democratic executive committee will hold its annual Democratic Jamboree Sundayfrom 1 to 5 p.m. at the Thomasville Party Lodge on Ky. 8.

        Tickets are $7 and will available at the door. Food, drinks, door prizes and music will be provided. The party uses the event to raise money for its political campaigns and candidates.

        For more information call 431-3452.

Draud names his campaign team The Cincinnati Enquirer

        CRESTVIEW HILLS — Kentucky State Rep. Jon Draud, a first-term Republican from Crestview Hills, has named his re-election campaign team.

        Mr. Draud, the former superintendent of the Ludlow Schools, is being challenged this fall by Democrat Jeb Holbrook, a member of the Fort Mitchell city council.

        The members of Mr. Draud's campaign team are:


  • Todd McMurtry, chairman.

            „Ed Monohan, co-chairman.

            „Alice Sparks, treasurer.

            „Trey Grayson, assistant treasurer.

            „Shad Sletto, fund-raising chairman.

            „Betty Alwadella, assistant fund-raising chairman.

            „Marc Wilson, public relations chairman.

            „Scott Draud, public relations co-chairman.

            „Jerri Collins, organization and events chairman.

            „Jan Funk, organization and events co-chairman

            „Dave Hatter, technology chairman.

            „Steve Megerle, campaign adviser.

            Mr. Draud represents Kenton County's 63rd House District in the Kentucky General Assembly. The district includes Crestview Hills, Crescent Springs, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Lakeside Park and Villa Hills.

    14-year-old drowns in Lake Cumberland The Associated Press
            RUSSELL SPRINGS — The body of a Russell County teen-ager was pulled from Lake Cumberland after an apparent drowning, authorities said.

            Justin Pertierra, 14, was swimming with three other teens about 4:30 p.m. CST Monday near the Pleasant Hill Boat Ramp in Lake Cumberland, police said. When the other three teens got out of the water they couldn't find Justin, so they called authorities.

            The body was pulled from the lake about an hour later.

            The boy is the third drowning victim in the Russell County section of Lake Cumberland this year, authorities said.

    State says change in care will be smooth The Associated Press
            FRANKFORT — The state offered assurances that most Medicaid recipients in 21 central Kentucky counties will see little change in medical care despite the end of a regional managed care partnership.

            The state's contract with Kentucky Health Select to provided managed care services in the region was not renewed. The contract ended June 30 because Kentucky Health Select did not want to renew it, said Barbara Hadley Smith, a spokeswoman for the state Cabinet for Health Services.

            Ms. Smith said about 100 of the region's 71,000 Medicaid recipients will have to select new primary medical care providers. The rest will be able to continue their care with their current provider, she said.

    Census workers make final count in tally The Associated Press
            LOUISVILLE — Census workers will make return calls or visits to thousands of Kentuckians in a final push to count the population.

            Census officials say the second contacts are mostly at random and will test the accuracy of early responses. About 314,000 households across the country will be contacted. The final canvass will run through September.

            Census enumerators also will begin contacting about 12 million households listed as vacant or non-existent in their earlier count. That effort also will determine the accuracy of the earlier information.

    Miss America asks for hepatitis C care The Associated Press
            WASHINGTON — Miss America Heather French of Maysville urged a congressional panel Wednesday to press for improvements in a government program aimed at aiding veterans who suffer from hepatitis C.

            Ms. French said a Department of Veterans Affairs program launched last year has failed to deliver treatment to everyone who needs it.

            She said many veterans who suffer from the virus have to wait up to six weeks to see a specialist at a VA hospital.

            The American Liver Foundation estimates up to 10 percent of U.S. veterans suffer from chronic hepatitis C, and it estimates less than 2 percent of the general population has the disease.

    Man mauled by dogs in fair condition The Associated Press
            INEZ — A Martin County man was in fair condition after he was mauled by two pit bulls outside the home of his daughter's boyfriend.

            Russell Fields, 66, of Inez, said he received almost 200 dog bites to his arms, legs and face during the attack Sunday.

            Mr. Fields said he drove his daughter, Patricia Fields, 31, to the home of her boyfriend, Tommy Raines, 35, about 8:30 a.m.. He said his daughter and Mr. Raines started fighting in the front yard and when he got out of his car to intervene, Mr. Raines told his dogs to attack.

            Mr. Fields said he managed to walk back to his car, drove home and called police. He and his daughter were eventually taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center in Prestonsburg.

            Mr. Raines was charged with wanton endangerment. He was being held in the Big Sandy Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

            Martin County health officials have quarantined the dogs.

    DAYBOOK Government and schools Burlington: Boone County Historic Preservation Review Board, 7 p.m., administration building, second floor, conference room of the administration building, 2950 Burlington Pike. Crestview Hills: City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., city building, 50 Crestview Hills Mall Road. Erlanger: Erlanger-Elsmere Board of Education, 7 p.m., board office, 500 Graves Ave. Kentucky events Covington: Behringer-Crawford Museum Coffee Cup Concert Series, Bluegrass: Homer Ledford & The Cabin Creek Band, Devou Park at the museum. Doors open at 6 p.m., music is from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission, including event mug and non-alcoholic beverages, is $10.

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