Saturday, May 8, 2004

Ky. News briefs



Police seek man accused in shooting

COVINGTON - Police are still looking for a 20-year-old man accused of shooting another man twice Thursday evening.

Tim Brown of Covington is wanted on a charge of first-degree assault. Police allege he shot a man in the 300 block of East 13th Street at 5:15 p.m.

The victim was taken to University Hospital for treatment. Lt. Col. Mike Kraft, spokesman for Covington police, refused to release the name of the person shot.

Police, who say they do not have a photo of Brown, ask anyone with information to call (859) 292-2222.

Center registering students for classes

COVINGTON - The Urban Learning Center is registering students for summer and fall semester classes.

Four courses will be offered this summer, and 13 classes will be held in the fall for low-income Northern Kentucky residents. Classes ranging from computer fundamentals to strategies for academic success are taught in the evenings in public schools in Covington, Dayton and Newport. The Urban Learning Center provides free textbooks, tutoring and on-site child care. Students pay a $20 registration fee for each course.

Courses are taught by instructors from the center's partners - Gateway Community and Technical College, Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College. Most are for college credit.

Students must have a high school diploma or GED, be a Northern Kentucky resident with financial need, have not earned a college degree and not be enrolled in a college or university.

For information or to schedule an appointment to register, call (859) 491-2220, ext. 23.

N.Ky. chamber to hold job fair

WILDER - The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Employment Extravaganza will be 2-5 p.m. Thursday at the Marquise Banquet and Conference Center, Wilder. More than 25 employers will be there looking for workers for entry-level and professional-level positions, and a free resume assistance center will be available to job seekers.

A free shuttle service to the conference center located directly off the AA Highway in the Town & Country Sports Complex will be provided by TANK. Shuttle service will be available from the Covington Transit Center on Third Street and Madison Avenue every half-hour.

For transportation to the transit center, call (859) 814-2137. For information on the job fair, call (859) 578-8800.

Fletcher releases Derby ticket list

FRANKFORT - Gov. Ernie Fletcher's Kentucky Derby tickets went to many of his own staffers, some lobbyists and the Republican Party faithful, according to names released by Fletcher's staff Friday. For the 130th Derby, the governor's office got 581 tickets from Churchill Downs.

Prices ranged from $85 to $553 per ticket and all could be purchased from the track at face value. But price usually is immaterial. The sheer availability of tickets is the perk. Fletcher's office did not provide a breakdown of individuals in ticket blocs.




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