Sunday, July 18, 2004

Northern Kentucky News in Brief

Disabilities agency salutes St. Luke help

COVINGTON - St. Luke Hospitals has received an Employer of the Year award from the Point Employment Program for retaining two Point-supported employees for four years in its food and nutrition department.

The employment program, on Pike Street, helps train and place people with mental retardation and other disabilities into local jobs.

The Point took notice of St. Luke after it created a nurturing work environment and encouraged the advancement of the two Point-supported employees.

Rocker John Waite headlines fund-raiser

NEWPORT - British rock musician John Waite will headline a concert fund-raiser, "Groovin' at the Grove," Aug. 11 to benefit Families Forward, a local non-profit organization that provides services to more than 1,200 Cincinnati children and their families.

Cincinnati group Soul Pocket and hip-hop artist Tocka will also perform at the concert, to be held at 8:15 p.m. at Coconut Grove, 18 E. 5th St., Newport.

Families Forward works to enhance the self-esteem, social competency and academic achievement of children through school-based programs with Cincinnati Public Schools and a parochial school in Cincinnati.

General Revenue Corp., a member of the Sallie Mae family of companies, and its 500 employees are hosting the benefit concert. General Revenue hopes to make the concert an annual event.

All ticket proceeds will go to Families Forward, and the Sallie Mae Fund will contribute a matching gift of up to $10,000.

General admission tickets are $25, and reserved seats are $35. There are a limited number of $100 host tickets and $400 reserved host tables are available, which include admission to a private after-show with performers.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster (513) 562-4949 or visit

Erlanger-Elsmere Schools want opinions

ERLANGER - Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District Local Planning Committee will hold a public forum at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the central office on 500 Graves Ave.

The committee is seeking suggestions from the community at the informal meeting to help develop a proposed District Facility Plan.

The committee is seeking comments and recommendations on future uses of existing school properties and of the construction of new school centers.

Genealogical seminar takes a Virginia trail

FRANKFORT - The 31st Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Kentucky History Center, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort.

"Back Home To Virginia - Sources for Finding Our Ancestors in Virginia" will be the topic of featured speaker and genealogist Barbara Vines Little.

Cost for the seminar is $25. Checks should be written to KGS Seminar 04, and mailed to P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602.

Information: (502) 223-7541 or e-mail

Extension service seeks sewing masters

BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Cooperative Extension Service is looking for people to join a new Master Volunteer in Clothing Program.

Diane Mason is starting the program. She is the Boone County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences with the University of Kentucky.

Volunteers who already know how to sew will be trained in advanced techniques and become certified to help the county extension agent with sewing and related program offerings.

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