Thursday, September 25, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs



Enquirer staff reports

Women aim of heart disease program

FLORENCE - The St. Luke Hospitals plan to launch a new program today to raise awareness among women about their risks of heart disease.

Heart disease kills more women each year than the next seven causes of death combined - and almost twice as many as all forms of cancer. Yet, most women think that breast cancer is their greatest health risk, hospital officials say.

Organizers plan to release details of recent research about awareness among Northern Kentucky women of heart disease and heart disease risk factors.

The event also will include a speech from Mary Bunning, wife of Sen. Jim Bunning and a heart attack survivor.

The program, called Women's HeartAdvantage, was designed by a Philadelphia hospital system and VHA Inc., a national alliance of 2,200 health-care organizations. It seeks to teach women about heart attack symptoms that can differ from symptoms experienced by men, and to improve how doctors work with women to diagnose and treat heart disease.

Century awarded bid for senior center

EDGEWOOD - Century Construction has won the bid to build the city's new senior center.

Council awarded the $657,576 contract at its meeting Monday. Century Construction was chosen from seven bidders in a new electronic bidding process. It was the first building project in the state to be selected this way.

Construction is expected to start early next month and be finished by March. The 6,300-square-foot center will be built between a soccer field and Thomas More Parkway in Edgewood's Freedom Park. Besides providing a meeting place for the Golden Age Social Club, it will be used for community programs, concerts, and soccer and youth football registrations.

Covington antiques show wraps up season

COVINGTON - The final outdoor Second Sunday Antiques Show of the season will be Oct. 12.

The show, featuring a variety of antiques and collectibles, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sixth Street in Covington's MainStrasse Village.

Redman Farms will sell homegrown gourds, pumpkins, flowers and vegetables at the Goose Girl Fountain.

Organizers plan to offer indoor antique shows on the second Sunday of the month from November through April. Those shows are tentatively scheduled for the Drawbridge Villager Premier Hotel and Suites. Information: (859) 491-0458 or (859) 341-3390.

Three to get chamber of commerce awards

FORT MITCHELL - A Senator, a jockey and a volunteer will receive the top awards at the Sept. 30 Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Southgate Republican, will receive the highest award, the Walter R. Dunlevy/Frontiersman Award for a lifelong history of service to Northern Kentucky.

In addition to his professional baseball career that landed him in the Hall of Fame, Bunning has also served as a Fort Thomas councilman, a state senator and, since 1986, a member of Congress.

Steve Cauthen of Verona, a member of thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame, will receive the Northern Kentucky Image Maker Award.

A native of Walton, Cauthen was the youngest and last winner of racing's Triple Crown, riding Affirmed to victory in 1978.

Daryl Evans of Fort Mitchell will receive the Walter L. Pieschel volunteer award.

A Business Development Manager with Boise Office Solutions in Erlanger, Evans is chairman of the Leadership Northern Kentucky 2004 class and over the past 12 years has served on at least two committees each year.




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