Saturday, February 28, 2004

N. Ky. News Briefs

Gateway's state funding a letdown

EDGEWOOD - When Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration recently restored $27 million in education cuts statewide, Northern Kentucky's community college was hoping for money to open its new Boone County campus.

But Dr. Edward Hughes, president of Gateway Community and Technical College, says the school will receive just $170,000 for the Boone campus, "far less than the $400,000 to $500,000 we need to open the campus," he said.

"Because this is a new campus we have to have the funds necessary to hire new staff and faculty," Hughes said.

Rival ex-coaches together on radio

LOUISVILLE - Two former rival basketball coaches are teaming up for a radio show: Joe B. Hall, one-time coach at the University of Kentucky, and Denny Crum, the former coach at the University of Louisville. The broadcast debuts 10 a.m. to noon March 15. It will run Monday through Friday. So far, two stations - one in Lexington and one in Louisville - are on board, but more are expected to carry the show.

"We're just going to have some fun with it," Hall, 75, said. Crum, who turns 67 on Tuesday, added "We have a lot to share and give."

Church members worship in gym

DAYTON - Six weeks after an accidental fire destroyed the sanctuary of the historic First Baptist Church of Dayton, members are returning for Sunday services. "It's kind of like going home,'' said Pastor Allan Daigle. "It's been a long journey.'' This Sunday,members of the 109-year-old church will hold services in the church's gym at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Sunday school will meet in the church classrooms at 9:30 a.m. Because the sanctuary still has an open roof, members are asked to use the Fifth Street entrance.

Legislation protects tracks
Miami U. raises tuition 8.5%
Parents' plea: Lock up your guns
Poll: Economy is No. 1 issue
Judge says city must pay lawyers $550,000

Tax issue divides rivals in GOP's Senate contest
Bike trail gets go-ahead
Mideast politics enliven Miami
War memories for all to see on Heroes site
Retaking a neighborhood
How to get started as a patrol
Work on Deerfield Twp. housing for seniors begins
Candidate's wife finds support
Make a racket and run from danger, kids told
Reading High student dies in crash on I-71
Miami campus marks role in civil rights movement
Undercover team tracks gun sales
Haitian youth's dances help orphanages at home
Cops arrest Ch. 9 reporter; sex with minors charged
3 clash in GOP fight for House
Neighbors briefs
Cops pass hat for diploma
Enjoy weekend, because March can play tricks

Hofmeister: Rybolt signal needs to let more cars pass
Faith Matters: Church programs to look deeper at season of Lent
National award recognizes firm

Sr. Beverly McGuire, was college dean
Jim Murphy started city's Irish parade

Davis, Murphy get down, dirty
Phone talk pays at NKU
Cost of service strains cities
They need stomps for romps
N. Ky. News Briefs