Saturday, April 07, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs

Niewahner joins Villa Hills council

        VILLA HILLS — Ed Niewahner was sworn in this week as Villa Hills' newest council member.

        Mr. Niewahner replaces Mike Sadouskas, who was appointed mayor last month when Steve Clark resigned.

        Mr. Niewahner was one of six candidates for the job. He will serve through Dec. 31, 2002.

[photo] A wooden support ramp that led to the Shortway Bridge between Newport and Covington was turned into debris this week. Spike Newland uses an excavator to clear the mess.
(Patrick Reddy photo)
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Grant County board OKs school calendar

               The Grant County school board has approved a calendar for next fall, adding two three-day sessions to provide remedial help for students who are behind.

        The district had considered an alternative calendar that would shorten summer vacation but give students two-week breaks in the fall, winter and spring. Those breaks would have been used to offer enrichment activities and remediation.

        However, parents, teachers and staff were strongly divided on the proposal, so the district chose a modified version with only a few days off each semester.

        Starting this fall, the district will offer the extra instruction during three-day sessions in October and February. School is to begin Aug. 9.

New building to begin at Western Kentucky U.

               BOWLING GREEN — Ground was broken Friday for a new building to house the School of Journalism and Broadcasting and the division of information technology at Western Kentucky University.

        The three-story, 94,400-square-foot building is expected to open in fall 2002 at a construction cost of $10 million.


City gets a splash of color
Once-fired cop might move up
Service for children caught in crunch
Earth Day lasts all week
Miami students alerted
Smith again on Silverton council
HOWARD: Neighborhoods
MCNUTT: Fort Ancient
SAMPLES: Birth control
Bunning's number retired in Philly
Celina school closes after mercury scare
Citicorp center may grow
Convicted killer could get new trial
Deputy rescues man; house blaze was arson
Grown-ups still love Barbies
Middletown police seek FBI assist after raid
Militia guests are 2 officials
Minor-league park ready for action
Mold forces Milford students to move
Prosecutor facing drug charge quits
School-funding formula devised
State wants to protect Boone creek
Teacher not charged for alleged threats
Test of CF treatment planned
Water towers loom large
- Kentucky News Briefs
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