Thursday, June 10, 2004

Kentucky news briefs



Man pleads not guilty to assault charge

COVINGTON - An East Price Hill man arrested after a shootout on Greenup Street pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to a felony assault charge.

Michael Brandon Hurt, 18, of 2934 Glenway Ave., remained in the Kenton County jail Wednesday evening in lieu of $50,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kenton District Court.

Police responded to a shooting at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at Robbins and Greenup streets where they found one person shot. Police refused to release the name or condition of the man shot.

Police said witnesses gave them a description of a getaway vehicle and driver. Cincinnati police found a car matching that description on Glenway Avenue. Hurt, who lived in an apartment near where the car was located, turned himself in to Covington police.

Covington police said they also arrested a juvenile believed to have been involved.

Older drivers' course cuts insurance costs

FORT WRIGHT - Older drivers who want to get a discount on their auto insurance can sign up for a "55 Alive" course.

The city of Fort Wright and AARP are sponsoring the eight-hour course from 1 to 5 p.m. June 15 and 16. The course is to help mature drivers improve their driving skills and prevent traffic accidents. Drivers must attend both days.

The class at the Fort Wright city building is free, but participants must call to register because space is limited. Anyone 55 or older who completes the course is eligible for a discount on auto insurance according to Kentucky law.

To register, call (859) 331-1700.

City commission's meeting dates set

COVINGTON - The city commission has set its meeting schedule for the rest of the year.

Covington City Commission's regular meetings will be June 22, July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 7. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the first-floor city commission chambers, 638 Madison Ave.

Code enforcement meeting Monday

FORT MITCHELL - The city's code enforcement board will hold its annual business meeting Monday to elect officers.

The time of the meeting has been changed to 5 p.m. for the convenience of board members.

Red Cross riders could tie up roads

A 64-mile motorcycle ride for the Red Cross may cause backups on some Boone County roads Sunday. About 1,000 motorcyclists are expected to participate in the ride, which raises money for the American Red Cross.

Roads in Boone County including Ky. 8, Ky. 20, Ky. 338, Ky. 536, Ky. 18 and Ky. 371 will be affected from about 1 to 4 p.m. To take part, register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Turfway Park. There will be a post-ride celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. with food, music and vendors at Turfway.

Call to check on office closings

Not sure what's closed during Friday's national holiday honoring the late President Ronald Reagan? If in doubt, Northern Kentucky officials advise residents to call local government offices.

Although Kentucky state offices will close Friday, city government offices and county administrative offices in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties will be open. The county clerks' offices will be closed because the state is shutting down its computer system Friday. Ditto for the property valuation administrators' offices in the three counties.

Some judges in the three counties are proceeding with trials, hearings and motion dockets Friday, but others aren't. Because of the confusion, some offices, such as the Kenton Circuit Clerk's office, will play recorded messages for callers Friday, explaining what's still scheduled.




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