Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Kentucky News briefs

Covington makes new maps available free

COVINGTON - Free copies of an updated street map for Covington and surrounding areas will soon be available at Covington City Hall and local banks, restaurants and real estate firms.

Maps also will be distributed by local schools, churches, and other public service organizations.

The back of the map will feature Northern Kentucky, with the Covington area highlighted. There also will be a community service section with a message from the mayor and public service ads featuring the fire department, police department, churches and schools.

This year, the city is featuring MapLocator, an Internet version of the map. Any visitor to the city's home page,, will be able to click on the new MapLocator link and pan and zoom across a detailed map of Covington or Northern Kentucky.

City commission may cut back meetings

TAYLOR MILL - At their meeting today, members of Taylor Mill City Commission will consider meeting once a month instead of twice.

If the change is approved, meetings would be at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the city building, 5225 Taylor Mill Road, said Taylor Mill Administrator Jill Bailey.

The commission also is expected to amend the budget for the current fiscal year and hear a Grand Avenue resident's request for sidewalks.

Information session on Medicare planned

FORT THOMAS - A representative of "Kentucky Seniors Saving Medicare'' will present information and take questions on the new Medicare drug discount card next month at the Carrico/Fort Thomas branch of the Campbell County Public Library.

The free program will be at 2 p.m. June 2. The library is at 1000 Highland Ave.

Information: (859) 572-5033.

Lawmakers field questions on TV

Legislators will field questions from the public about this year's Kentucky General Assembly on a live call-in television show today from 7-8 p.m. on Insight Communications Channel 16.

Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson will host the legislative wrap-up. Guests will include Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Crescent Springs, Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown and Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington.

Calls will not be accepted before 7 p.m. Cable subscribers in Kenton and Boone counties will be able to view the show, but not Campbell County subscribers.

Grand reopening of St. Pius X

EDGEWOOD - The grand reopening and open house for the St. Pius X school and parish buildings will be from 2-4 p.m. June 6.

Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys will preside over the 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The parish's $8 million building project will double available space to 80,000 square feet.

Added to the church was a 50-seat cry room for babies, and a 300-seat gym will give the school's sports teams a home.

The construction doubled the size of the library at the school.

931 who died on roads remembered

RICHWOOD - The Transportation Cabinet will memorialize the 931 people who died on Kentucky's roadways last year on Thursday at the rest stop and welcome center in Boone County. This is the highest number of fatalities in more than 25 years. The rest stop is on the southbound side of Interstate 71/75 at the 177 mile marker in Richwood.

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