Saturday, October 11, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs

Covington cancels commission meeting

COVINGTON - Covington City Commission has canceled Tuesday'sregularly scheduled meeting.

The next regular city commission meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the city building, 638 Madison Ave.

Boys and Girls Clubs to receive federal funds

COVINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., will present a $100,000 check to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati office on West 26th Street in Covington.

The money is being awarded as part of an initiative administered by the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to help the Boys and Girls Clubs expand their membership and continue to reach youth in Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.

Habitat for Humanity to build in Kenton

LATONIA LAKES - Northern Kentucky Habitat for Humanity will raise the walls todayfor its sixth home in this tiny Kenton County community.

The two-bedroom home on Grove Road is a blitz build, with volunteers working five days a week for six weeks to finish the house for a mother and her 9-year-old daughter.

Sponsors include Delta Air Lines, Ashland Oil and Northern Kentucky University, one of the largest local coalitions ever assembled to build a Habitat home.

The goal is to finish before exam week for Northern Kentucky University students, as they are providing much of the volunteer construction leadership.

"We are very pleased to partner with NKU, and particularly with the construction management department, to build this house,'' said Laura Ault, president of the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

"The expertise and dedication they bring is fabulous.''

This is the second Habitat house that Delta Air Lines has sponsored in Northern Kentucky with money raised from recycling aluminum cans on its flights.

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Kids rewarded for showing up
Cardinal: Change will restore church
Writing on the wall for sculpture
'It's a sad end to a sad story'

County workers threaten strike
Some in Norwood fight to sell homes
Spring Grove invites guests
Boy's suicide intensifies father's crusade
Marching band refuses to yield
Regional Report

Bronson: 'Married ... With Children' - not as seen on TV
Faith Matters: Educate yourself in Islam
Howard: Good Things Happening

Man gets death sentence in murder of wife
Man guilty in kidnap, assault attempt
County signs off on soldiers
Historical society runs contest
Corwin Nixon in poor health
Computer viruses bedevil Miami University systems

John Watson, Clermont judge, county organizer
Geneva L. Frederick, 80, was homemaker, ex-Marine
'Captain' Morton Chapman, 91, owned the Anchor Grill
Kentucky obituaries

Publishers dusting off vintage comic characters
Radioactive reactor might be coming through Cincinnati
Soft mattress, dumplings greet soldier on vacation
Pension files get scrutiny
Man gets life term in pizza driver's murder
Safety becoming top priority for car buyers, experts report
Ohio Moments

Day-care owners quit amid inquiry into death
Lawyer caught in con's web
Gubernatorial hopefuls tangle in Bowling Green
Former Ky. Gov. Breathitt collapses
State Rep. Kerr switches to GOP
Appellate court favors liquor option
Ky. budget outlook brightens
Troopers to man checkpoints
Boone County zoning decision overturned
Kentucky News Briefs