Dems strategize for Kathy Groob
Top state Democrats are heading to Northern Kentucky to plan strategy and raise money for Senate candidate Kathy Groob of Fort Mitchell. Several Democratic senators will join local and state party leaders at the retreat, scheduled for Aug. 20-21 in Fort Mitchell.
Democrats will also hold a fund-raiser at the Crescent Springs home of Alice Sparks, a Democratic party activist and fund-raiser. Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Bill Garmer estimated the fund-raiser would bring in $40,000. Groob is challenging Sen. Jack Westwood, R-Crescent Springs, in Kenton County's 17th District.
Redwood School addition proceeds
FORT MITCHELL - When Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center in Fort Mitchell broke ground on a 39,000-square-foot addition June 14, an anonymous donor offered to match up to $500,000 in donations to pay for the expansion.
Redwood supporters have already raised $4.7 million, and the goal is to raise $5.3 million, said development coordinator Tracy Wells. Redwood offers 22 vocational, therapeutic and educational programs for people with mental and physical disabilities of all ages. There are plans for 35 new employees over the next two years.
Area lifeguards showcase skills
FLORENCE - Lifeguards will compete to be named the best in Greater Cincinnati today. Forty-eight teams of lifeguards, the most ever in the annual competition, will showcase their skills at Florence Aquatic Center at 8200 Ewing Boulevard beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is the eighth year for the Cincinnati Area American Red Cross Lifeguard Competition.
Tenth Street/Memorial Parkway remains closed to through traffic from Monroe Street to the ramp intersections at Interstate 471 in Newport as work to modernize a railroad overpass continues.
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