Saturday, August 18, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs

Democrats plan picnic, seniors' socials

        NEWPORT — The Campbell County Democratic Party has planned a picnic and a series of senior-citizens socials in the fall.

        “We just wanted to get out, meet some people and show everybody that the Democratic Party is alive and well and doing things in the community,” said party Chairman Terry Mann.

        The party will hold a picnic 2-6 p.m. Sept. 9, at the Southgate Civic Center. “We are making this a family outing, so bring the kids,” Mr. Mann said.

        In October, the party will hold a series of socials at retirement communities around the county. Each social begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature visits from party and elected officials, Mr. Mann said.

        The schedule for the socials is: • Oct. 4, Spears Court, Dayton.

        • Oct. 11, Two Rivers, Newport.

        • Oct. 17, Grand Towers, Newport.

        • Oct. 18, Lakeside Park, Highland Heights.

Lucas to host education meeting

        COVINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ken Lucas will hold an education town meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Urban Learning Center at John G. Carlisle Elementary School in Covington.

        Mr. Lucas, a Boone County Democrat who represents Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, said the public is invited to ask questions and comment on education issues

Police co-sponsor "Back the Blue' event

— The police department is co-sponsoring a “Back the Blue” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Independence Towne Center, 1900 Declaration Dr.

        There will be demonstrations of the mounted horse patrol, a bike-patrol bike rodeo and a child-identification program.

        The event is co-sponsored by WKRQ-FM and the Kroger Co.

City to advertise for fire chief again

        FORT WRIGHT — City officials are readvertising for the job of fire and EMS chief to increase the pool of qualified candidates, especially those from the Tristate.

        “We got a small pool of candidates compared to last time,” said City Administrator Larry Klein. “We wanted to readvertise and add to the pool.”

        Seventeen people applied for the city's fire and EMS chief, after Marc Muench left on Aug. 1 to take a job in the private sector, Mr. Klein said. Of those, 10 were from outside the Tristate.

        A year ago, when Mr. Muench was hired as Fort Wright's first full-time paid fire and EMS chief, the city had 40 applicants for the job, Mr. Klein said.

        Candidates should submitresumes to Mr. Klein by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Resumes can be sent to the city building at 409 Kyles Ln., Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Cooking class for couples, singles

        INDEPENDENCE — A class, “Cooking for 1 or 2,” will help singles or couples without children add variety to their menus.

        From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19, participants will snack on some of the one-dish meals prepared by Kathy Roesel, a Kenton County extension agent.

        Participants will make and eat a variety of one-dish meals that are enough for one or two adults.

        The class will be held at the Kenton County Extension office at 10990 Marshall Road in Independence.

        For information and reservations, call PrimeWise at St. Elizabeth Medical Center at (859) 578-5999.

Hospice holds volunteers course

        COVINGTON — Hospice Volunteer Orientation, a seven-week course on St. Elizabeth Medical Center's Hospice program, will run Sept. 5-Oct. 17.

        The hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. in the board room of St. Elizabeth Medical Center's North unit in Covington.

        No commitment is necessary until the classes are completed.

Businessman charged with murder in crash

        BLACKMONT, Ky. — A Harlan businessman was charged with murder for his role in a head-on crash between two vehicles that killed a woman and a 3-year-old girl, Kentucky State Police said.

        George Eads, 37, was being held in the Bell County Jail on two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree assault, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

        At Mr. Eads' arraignment Friday in Bell County District Court, defense attorney Warren Scoville pleaded innocent on his client's behalf. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 24, and no bond was set.

        Killed in the crash Thursday on U.S. 119 were Peggy Saylor, 58, of Coldiron and Charley Ann Cole, 3, of Smith, police said.

        Ms. Saylor was pronounced dead at Pineville Community Hospital. The girl died early Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

The town of Migrate a crucial destination

        LEXINGTON — A fictitious Kentucky town will become a crucial destination for people dreaming of becoming American citizens.

        The post office created the fictional address of Migrate, Ky., for a visa lottery reaching around the world. The 55,000 winners won't win money, but will get the opportunity to move to the United States.

        More than 13 million pieces of mail will be sent to Migrate from all over the world during a 30-day period in October. Migrate is the official home for applications entered into the annual Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery, also known as the Green Card Lottery.

        The first day applications are accepted is Oct. 1.

        Migrate exists only for the Lexington Post Office and the U.S. State Department. The fictional address is meant to keep millions of pieces of mail for the visa lottery from clogging Lexington's mail stream.

        The lottery is managed out of the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, but the mail comes through Lexington.

        “Our staff has been joking about it,” said John Coe, director of the consular center. “They're calling me the mayor of Migrate. And they're talking about whether or not we'll celebrate our city's founding on Oct. 1.”

        Established by Congress in 1990, the visa lottery is intended to give people in countries that do not have a history of immigrating to the United States a chance to gain quicker entry.


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Imprisoned exec agrees to pay charity
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