Thursday, May 20, 2004

Ky. news briefs



Planning commission names new chair

COVINGTON - Alexandra K. Weldon is the new chair of the Kenton County Planning Commission.

The commission is responsible for all zoning and subdivision developments in Kenton County and drafting the county's comprehensive plan.

Weldon replaces Tim Theissen, who resigned April 1 to devote more time to professional and civic responsibilities.

She is the first woman to lead the planning commission and the first Covington representative to serve in that capacity in more than 30 years.

A graduate of the Cornell University School of Architecture, Weldon is a historic preservation consultant working primarily on historic rehabilitation tax credit projects. She is active in community affairs and has served on several other local, state and national boards, including the Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center, Preservation Kentucky Inc. and Preservation Action.

Weldon lives in Covington's Austinburg neighborhood with her husband, Robert B. Weldon, and their daughters, Laura and Malinda.

Used book sale benefits library

COVINGTON - Friends of the Kenton County Public Library are holding one of their periodic used-book sales this week to raise money for the library system.

The sale runs today through Sunday at the Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd. Thousands of nearly new and used books, videos, cassette tapes and books on tape will be sold for prices from 25 cents to $4.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.




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