Saturday, May 29, 2004

Kentucky news briefs

Police searching for bank robbery suspect

Cincinnati Enquirer

NEWPORT - Local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were looking for a man who entered PNC Bank Friday, handed a teller a note and left with an unspecified amount of cash.

The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. Friday at the branch at Monmouth Street and Carothers Road. The teller who received the note complied, and the man did not show a weapon.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 30 and 40 years old, about 5'10," with dark hair and a tanned complexion. He was wearing a dark-colored business suit and a tie.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Grand jury rejects beer-for-vote case

A Kenton County grand jury found insufficient evidence to indict a Ludlow man accused of offering beer in exchange for a vote against a school tax. Ed Lucas said he told the grand jury that he made the offer in jest while talking with neighbors about the "nickel growth tax," which would have taxed Ludlow residents five cents for every $100 of assessed property valueVoters rejected the tax in a March special election.

Murals replace boarded windows

Students from Holy Cross High School replaced boarded-up windows with seven historic murals Friday at Bernhard's Bakery on 3612 Decoursey Ave. Twenty students painted the murals this spring under the direction of art teacher Craig Lipscomb. One mural is of the bakery, in operation for more than 80 years, many of those as Latonia Bakery. Murals include the former Latonia Race Track, Johnny's Toys, the 1965 state runner-up basketball team from Holy Cross, and other local topics .

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A day for families to recall sacrifice
Old Navy uniform a fitting tribute
Greater Cincinnati honors memories of veterans
State remembers Iraq war dead
Deaths of two friends hang over graduation
Store owner kills armed man
Court backs online sex traps
Development districts survive
Safety director: Airport humming
Dinner celebrates 60 years of activism
Sexual predator given 135-year jail sentence
Judge faults language used in gay-union ban
Police reconsidering fatal OSU fire
Dead Warren Co. bird shows West Nile virus
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$40,000 available to owners
Mall walk days ended
Plea deal OK'd in Jan. slaying
Cahill to lead Latino parish
Three killed in Kentucky storms
Kentucky news briefs

45 state computers used to view porn
Princeton finalist withdraws as superintendent candidate
Students, teachers say emotional farewell to Windsor
National Merit scholars selected

Middletown coach put on leave over raffles
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