Saturday, December 6, 2003

Kentucky Briefs

Holiday Walk celebrates season

SOUTHGATE - An enchanting day awaits those who attend Southgate Holiday Walk, 3-8 p.m. todayDancers, music, horse-drawn carriage rides and a peek into decorated homes are among the attractions. Proceeds will go to Southgate Optimist Playground improvements for children of Southgate. Tickets will be sold until 7 p.m. at Southgate City Building.

Fletcher to have local reception

ERLANGER - Want to personally congratulate Governor-elect Ernie Fletcher on his victory in the Nov. 4 election? Stop by a pre-inaugural reception set for 5-7 p.m. today at the Metropolitan Education and Training Center. METS is located in the CirclePort Business Park, which is just off the Interstate 275/Mineola Pike interchange. The event is free and open to the pubic. Fletcher, a Lexington Republican, will be sworn into office Tuesday in Frankfort.

2004 council, caucus meetings scheduled

INDEPENDENCE - City Council has adopted its meeting schedule for 2004.

Council will meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month, except in September, when it will meet Sept. 13 because of Labor Day.

Informal caucus meetings will be at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month. The exception will be February, when the caucus meeting is moved to Feb. 23 because of the Presidents Day holiday.

Until the new municipal center opens next summer, Independence City Council will hold its regular council meetings at the Kenton County Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, and its caucus meetings at the Independence senior/community center, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway.

The new municipal center at 5409 Madison Pike is expected to be finished by July 1.

Once the new city building opens, all council and caucus meetings will be held there.

Kenton Fiscal Court meeting canceled

INDEPENDENCE - Because of scheduling conflicts, Kenton County Fiscal Court has canceled its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

The next fiscal-court meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Kenton County courthouse, 5262 Madison Pike, Independence.

Hospital tries to keep out flu
Citizens group in some disarray
Schools testing merits of hand-held learning

City told to restore abortion coverage
State capitals
Loveland shows holiday spirit in 'Wonderful Life'
Mehring Way crash kills Clermont man
FOP comment riles fire unit
Franklin Schools asking for help
Bone marrow volunteers recruited
140 kids cut from Headstart program
Planners block pony keg
Lead cleanup under way
Loveland to vote on combined tax issues
Chamber changes name, board size
News briefs
Newtown parking code has residents pointing fingers
Light display focuses on Bible
Ohio moments
Public safety
Local girl on 'Time' cover
Marines solicit donations of toys
Around the Tristate
Kids 2 Kamp needs help to keep campfire burning

McNutt: Chrisholm Farmstead offers old Christmas
Milford artist paints images of Christmas
Good Things Happening
Hofmeister: Raking leaves isn't a legal responsibility

Dr. John Vester, 79, professor of medicine
William Hugo loved history of baseball

Ken Lucas unleashes criticism of Bush
Burlington building's demolition OK'd
Kids paged for turn on Santa's knee
Boone couple fighting to save farmland lose round in court
Kentucky to do
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