Thursday, April 15, 2004

Kentucky news briefs

City seeks names of veterans to honor

LAKESIDE PARK - This Kenton County city wants to recognize any resident who has ever served in the armed services at the May 22 dedication of Lakeside Park's veterans memorial.

The names will be read at the 9 a.m. ceremony dedicating the monument at Bellemonte Avenue and Dixie Highway.

State Sen. Dick Roeding, R-Lakeside Park, will be guest speaker, and other local dignitaries will make remarks. Betsy Holt, granddaughter of former Lakeside Park Mayor William Schutte, will sing the national anthem.

Veterans and residents now serving in the armed forces are encouraged to call the city building at (859) 341-6670 and leave their name, branch of service, address and telephone number so that they can be recognized at the dedication.

Officials offer free car seat inspections

ERLANGER - Parents and caregivers can get their children's car seats checked at a free child safety seat inspection April 25 at Richie's Car Wash

The awareness program is sponsored by the Erlanger Police Department, the Erlanger/Elsmere Renaissance District, the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition and Richie's Car Wash at Graves Avenue and Dixie Highway. Technicians will inspect and install child safety seats from noon to 3 p.m.

Erlanger Police and the Erlanger/Elsmere Renaissance District encourage parents and caregivers to have their children's safety seats inspected and to remember that all children under 13 should ride in the back seat of vehicles. For information on the program, call Robert Yoder, Erlanger/Elsmere Renaissance Main Street coordinator at (859) 342-7912 or via e-mail at

Campbell Fiscal Court reschedules meeting

NEWPORT - Because of scheduling conflicts, the time of the April 21 Campbell Fiscal Court meeting has been changed.

The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at the Fiscal Court building, 24 W. Fourth St., Newport.

Bank worker indicted in embezzlement case

COVINGTON - A federal grand jury indicted a bank employee Wednesday on charges she stole from the bank.

Tonya E. Hill is accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from Fifth Third Bank. She faces two counts of bank embezzlement.

Court records claim Hill took $144,321.81 on July 6, 2001, and $245,000 on July 13, 2001. If convicted, she faces up to 30 years.

Grand jury indicts man on tax evasion charges

COVINGTON - A Burlington man was indicted Wednesday on charges he didn't file income taxes for three years.

A federal grand jury in Covington filed three counts against Hillary M. Beck, 53, alleging he did not file federal income taxes in 1997, 1998 and 1999. If convicted on all counts, he faces three years in prison.

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