Thursday, March 11, 2004

N. Ky. briefs

Community's trees recognized again

FORT THOMAS - The National Arbor Day Foundation recognized the city as a 2003 Tree City USA for its community forestry efforts. Fort Thomas received the designation for the 13th consecutive year, the fourth-longest duration in the state, and also earned a Growth Award for beautification projects. "When people think of Fort Thomas, they automatically think of the homes, the schools and the tree-lined streets," said Jay Treft, assistant city administrator. Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many states celebrate according to their ideal tree-planting time. Kentucky will mark Arbor Day on April 2, the first Friday of the month.

House OKs bill on drink licenses

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky House on Wednesday passed a bill to let private lodges get drink licenses in less time but defeated a companion bill to let them sell alcohol on Sundays. Under current law, nonprofit social and fraternal organizations can obtain a "special private club license" if they have operated a private club room for at least a year prior to application. A bill approved Wednesday would eliminate the one-year requirement for many tax-exempt lodges.

See Bobcat Follies free this Friday

FLORENCE - More than 90 children in grades K-5 will perform at the annual Bobcat Follies, a talent show, held at 7 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium at Yealey Elementary in Florence. Admission is free.

County joins stadium suit
Q&A: What's not to like about the deal?
Inmate slugs Erpenbeck over TV
Energy, fresh ideas coveted by employers
Two bridge options dropped

Workers must pass airport security
Clermont devising growth strategy
Colerain trustees compromise on subdivision runoff
County picks up 8-year-old plan to install home sewers
Symphony ready to tackle budget
Fernald cleanup firm cited
Schools get grant for math, science
News briefs
No trust in Monroe, residents want out
Neighbors briefs
$15M plan for voter education questioned
Archbishop faces faithful at public forum
Kings Island: Now playing...
Ross cutting costs after issue's failure
Public safety briefs
Monroe to keep open enrollment this fall
West Chester urged to file plans to protect grant for museum
West Chester weighs cost of swimming pool project
Lawyers sift evidence in Watkins shooting
Zoo launches wildlife conservation lectures

Bronson: Cop nearly lost his life, so we don't want him
Crowley: A George Clooney sighting would be a boost for Nick
Good Things Happening

'Moose' Jones spun tales of old Newport
M.A. Walters, 85, taught in Terrace Park

Battery park moves closer
Sack Tenet, senator says
Boone residents appeal ruling
City moves ahead on townhomes
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