Friday, August 11, 2000

Kentucky Digest

Park Hills names Ryan to council

        PARK HILLS — Steven Ryan was appointed to fill a city council vacancy this week.

        Mr. Ryan will fill out the term of Robert Dreyer, who resigned from council on Tuesday because of lack of time. Mr. Dreyer's term expires on Dec. 31.

        Mr. Ryan is one of three people who have filed for six city council seats in the fall election. Other candidates are incumbents Mark Kaelin and William R. Muske.

Young readers can claim library prize
        COVINGTON — Children who have participated in Kenton County Public Library's summer reading clubs must have reading logs turned in no later than Saturday to claim prizes.

        Prizes include Frisbees, water bottles, books, balls and watches. More than 3,500 booklogs have been distributed to Kenton County children.

        For information about the library system's reading programs, call 491-7610, or visit the library's Web site at

. Democrats hold Henson fund-raiser
        CRESCENT SPRINGS — Gov. Paul Patton is scheduled to attend a fund raiser tonight for Independence Democrat Jaimie Henson's state Senate campaign.

        The event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Crescent Springs home of Northern Kentucky University Regent Alice Sparks, a longtime political activist.

        Contributions range from $250 to $1,000. For more information or to make a reservation call 341-8379.

        Also attending will be Kentucky Personnel Secretary Carol Palmore.

        Mrs. Henson has raised about $25,000 for her campaign. She is seeking the 23rd Senate District seat held by first-term incumbent Jack Westwood, R-Erlanger. He has raised more than $70,000 for the race.

        The district covers Bromley, Covington, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Wright, Independence, Latonia Lakes, Ludlow, Morning View, Park Hills, Piner, Taylor Mill, Visalia and southern Kenton County.

Ft. Campbell soldier dies in Nashville
        NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Fort Campbell soldier died Thursday, four days after an apparent fight outside a Nashville nightclub.

        Sgt. Shane A. McCulloch, 22, was declared dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was found early Sunday in a parking lot across from Silverado's Saloon & Dance Hall.

        Sgt. McCulloch, from Castleton, N.Y., suffered head trauma, police said.

        No arrests have been made. Police are asking that a woman seen speaking with Sgt. McCulloch in the club the previous evening come forward, and anyone who witnessed a fight outside Silverado after 2 a.m.

Section of I-65 closed for weekend
        LOUISVILLE — When northbound Interstate 65 is shut down tonight for repairs, the contractors will be as anxious to meet the Monday morning deadline as motorists will be to regain access to the highway.

        Transportation Cabinet officials announced Thursday the specifics of the 57-hour con struction project that will shut down I-65 north between the Watterson Expressway and the so-called “Spaghetti Junction” near downtown from 9 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Monday.

        For every hour the project's contractor, Gohman Asphalt and Construction, goes over the Monday deadline, it will incur a $10,000 fine from the state. The company will, in turn, be rewarded with $5,000 for every hour the project is completed ahead of schedule.

        Besides replacing or resealing 52 expansion joints on the bridges, several patches of highway will be repaved. More than 200 workers will work 24 hours a day to fix the heavily traveled stretch of interstate.

        “Our motto is to "Get in, get out and stay out,'” state transportation cabinet Secretary James C. Codell III said. “This project we are about to undertake will make I-65 safer for the citizens of the commonwealth.”

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Shooting-star show peaks Saturday
Storms no match for ATP fans with attendance nearing record
Who should be cast away?
2 cities get nearly $400K
Buring picked for state award
Charge of posing as agent dropped
Child support guidelines reviewed
Church aims to aid kids in Latvia
Defenders' pay case rejected
Educators: Jobs may hang on levy
Local Digest
Four veterans' cemeteries planned
Grant County may be site of vets cemetery
Henson opposes drug tax
Landmark restaurant to close
Man arrested after police find explosive box at home
Man who tracks tragedy on trial
New leaders at New Miami
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Reports of mystery big cat have suburban Akron spooked
School board's facilities panel OKs 4 projects
Schools OK reform plan
Star power makes kids shine
WWII vet honored at last