Friday, February 6, 2004

N. Kentucky News Briefs



NKU may host political summit

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Lawmakers have proposed a summit at Northern Kentucky University to try to increase the public's understanding and involvement in the political process. Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a Republican from Park Hills, announced his support Thursday for a resolution to establish a committee to convene a summit for civic literacy at NKU. State Rep. Jack Westwood, R-Crescent Springs, and Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore, filed the resolution.

Take a cool dip for charity

NEWPORT - Pull the swimwear out of mothballs and take the Polar Bear Plunge outside Newport on the Levee Saturday morning. Participants are asked collect donations from sponsors before enjoying a dip in an above-ground pool, which is to be set up next to the Newport Aquarium. Money raised goes to the Special Olympics. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: (859) 261-7444.

Library will be rockin'

COVINGTON - There's no need to keep quiet at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library on Saturday afternoon. Entertainer Tom Scheidt will be performing hits from some of the greatest music legends ever during the History of Rock and Roll at 1 p.m. Saturday. The free event, which is open to all ages, will take place at the Mary Ann Mongon Library, 502 Scott Boulevard. Information: (859) 962-4060.

TRAFFIC WATCH

The northbound curb lane of Mason-Montgomery Road will be closed between the new Irwin Simpson and Socialville Fosters roads in Deerfield Township between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. through March




TOP STORIES
Gay-marriage fight won't end
Groups begin homeless census
Projects boost black history
Ohio poll puts Kerry way ahead
Autopsy: Jones couldn't breathe

IN THE TRISTATE
Alliance workers may get bonuses
Woman kills self in spat at auction
Grieving county mourns infant
HUC hosts lectures by British scholar
Livestock cheating harder
Clermont takes transit grants, but cuts lie ahead
From anger came a vow: Invest in your children
Jockey hurt at Turfway clings to life
Property transfer opposed
Neighbors briefs
Diabetic dies in police handcuffs
In the Tristate
Larger library depends on finding enough funds

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
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Bonfield: Ohio State partners with Middletown for heart care
Good Things Happening

LIVES REMEMBERED
Barry Levey served Ohio House, Senate
Dr. Bernard Wexler, teacher and researcher

KENTUCKY STORIES
Suspect sought in killing surrenders
Burglary sprees may be related
Church finds guardian angels
Judge wants last abuse cases settled
Warehouse fire wasn't arson
Answer quickly: Name the smartest kids in Ky.
New racing authority will start with audit
N. Kentucky News Briefs
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