Fort Mitchell panel to meet on expansion
FORT MITCHELL - The city's building expansion committee will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the city building, 2355 Dixie Highway.
The meeting will be in council chambers. For several months, the committee has been studying whether to provide sleeping quarters for fire and emergency medical services workers and to reconstruct other city office space to improve efficiency.
When Fort Mitchell officials added onto the city building about 22 years ago, the city only owned a single lot, and was limited on how much meeting and storage space it could add, City Administrator Bill Goetz said.
Aquarium gets two turtles to rehabilitate
NEWPORT - After releasing six rehabilitated turtles into the ocean, the Newport Aquarium has received two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings to rehabilitate from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
Two tiny "stragglers'' born during the summer in North Carolina, will be cared for by an aquarium biologist and put on display as part of Turtles - Journey of Survival. The turtles, who can fit in the palm of a hand, will be raised in captivity until ready for release in the wild. The exhibit has been extended through the end of the year.
For information, call (859) 491-3467.
Fort Wright to offer child car seat checkup
FORT WRIGHT - Representatives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will conduct a child car safety seat checkup at the Fort Wright Fire Department on Wednesday.
Parents are asked to bring their child to the firehouse at 409 Kyles Lane from 1 to 4 p.m. A trained technician will let parents know if their child is safely secured in a safety seat.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that more than 90 percent of child safety seats in the U.S. are incorrectly installed. When used correctly, the seats are 71 percent effective in reducing deaths, 67 percent effective in reducing hospital stays and 50 percent effective in preventing minor injuries, the agency reports.
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