Man shot in cheek at Covington apartment
COVINGTON - Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment above a vacant bar at the corner of Ninth and Main streets Friday morning.
A man, whom police refused to identify, was shot one time in the cheek at 11:35 a.m. The man was taken to University Hospital, where his condition was not released.
Covington police said the man was not cooperating and detectives believed the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad.
Fund to help family that lost home in fire
UNION - A fund has been started through Huntington Banks to help a family from Union rebuild their home after it was destroyed by fire Oct. 21.
Nancy and Matt Gadd, and their two children, escaped from the fire without being hurt.
Relatives and friends of the Gadd family started the fund.
Donations will be accepted at any area Huntington Bank, care of the account of Nancy or Matt Gadd. Checks payable to Nancy or Matt Gadd may be mailed to Huntington Bank care of Patti Kinman, 2252 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005.
Diabetes association offers free seminar
ERLANGER - The American Diabetes Association is hosting a free health seminar for people with diabetes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Receptions Banquet & Conference Center in Erlanger.
"Diabetes: What to Know Head to Toe," will feature information on meal planning ideas and general tips. There will be a chance to meet with exhibitors and experts about treatments and management tools, and education classes.
Some of the free screenings available will be for cholesterol and blood glucose.
The reception will be at 1379 Donaldson Hwy., which may be reached by taking the Donaldson Hwy./Ky. 236 exit 184 off I-75.
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 17 million Americans have a form of diabetes, including almost one million in Ohio and Kentucky.
A second seminar will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Sharonville Convention Center.
Conservation leader wins state honor
The program director for the Kenton County Conservation District was one of three people in Kentucky to recently receive the Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education.
The award is from the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
Mary Kathryn Dickerson was given the award during the Governor's Conference on the Environment in Lexington on Oct. 27.
Dickerson was honored for her work starting the first Northern Kentucky Environmental Education Forum in 1997.
According to the natural resources cabinet, her initiative led to the organization of what is now the Northern Kentucky Environmental Education Alliance.
The organization shares resources to educate students and teachers on environmental issues, and provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
Funeral home wins trade award
WILLIAMSTOWN - Stanley Funeral Homes, based in Williamstown, were one of 311 funeral homes nationwide recognized with a Pursuit of Excellence Eagle award during the 2003 National Funeral Directors Association Convention & Expo in October.
According to a statement from the national association, the award is special recognition to a funeral home for "raising the bar when it comes to community involvement and providing families with quality care."
Stanley Funeral Homes operates three funeral homes in the area: Elliston-Stanley in Williamstown, Hamilton-Stanley in Verona, and Elliston-Stanley in Crittenden.
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