Saturday, September 27, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs

Candidate speaks out about power plants

ERLANGER - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Chandler wants to give local governments more control over the construction of small power plants known as merchant power plants.

Merchant plants generate and sell power wholesale to utilities. They are not regulated by the Kentucky Public Service Commission, which regulates only utilities that sell power directly to consumers.

Chandler wants local planning commissions to have authority over where plants can be located.

Residents of Crestview Hills, Erlanger and other communities fought an effort last year to locate a merchant power plant off of Kenton Lands Road in Kenton County that would have been close to a neighborhood, a library and a senior citizens community.

"Local government is closer to the people and better suited to make decisions about the future of their community," Chandler said in a statement released Friday.

Heart awareness is hospitals' goal

FLORENCE - The St. Luke Hospitals are launching Women's HeartAdvantage, an initiative to educate women about heart disease.

Even though most of the 500 women the hospital recently surveyed say breast cancer is their biggest worry, heart disease kills more women in Northern Kentucky than all other cancers combined, hospital officials said.

The Women's HeartAdvantage program educates women on how to prevent heart disease and recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. It also aims to change the way doctors approach prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease in women.

The community health initiative includes advertising, mailings to Northern Kentucky women and education about the risk factors and heart attack symptoms. At monthly "Wellness Wednesdays,'' women can get free heart health screenings and learn more about heart disease.

Overnight storm causes heavy damage in Warren Co.
Rape victim jailed; accused freed
Injured athlete voted homecoming king
Strikers ready for long haul
2 families get $3.1M for claims

Brand new on the menu: freshly painted Big Mac
Catholic schools scramble to reverse slide
'Survivor' sags in Cincinnati
Let's all talk about education
Catholic teachers mostly disagree with Ky. firing
School to open new building
Tests show bacteria in Loveland school water
27 home sick after ruling on overtime
School reunion unites West Side
Regional Report

Bronson: Letting the homeless be squatters is inhumane
Howard: Good Things Happening
Faith matters: Families fight death penalty
McNutt: Marker dedication gives Black Brigade limelight

Crunch time near for Apple Festival
Cities to debate mall aid
Fernald projects shut down
Warren college director picks awaited

Richard Langenbeck, 80, was retired lawyer
Librarian Althea Lazenby found adventure in India
Kentucky obituaries

ACLU sues over executions
Ohio's grid recorded at least 64 glitches
Cemetery offers free burial plot
State fair director resigns under fire
4 teens critical from bad weed
Bush leads all comers in Ohio
Pipeline project fined for violations
Pfeifer wins GOP nod - and nays
Workers hustle, boy gets heart
Ohio Moments

Fletcher health-care plan pushes Rx reform
Kentucky News Briefs
Governor debate at NKU
Do you know this donkey? He's lost and needs a home
Bishop backs diocese report
New school lunch program: Staff visits parents' homes
Lexington smoking ban halted
Kentucky To Go