Sunday, July 25, 2004

Northern Kentucky News in Brief

Fund-raiser assists breast cancer research

HYDE PARK - Hap's Irish Pub, 3510 Erie Ave., is hosting a fund-raiser today to help two Northern Kentucky women collect $2,000 each to donate at a three-day walk they will be going on in a couple of weeks.

Sharon Keys of Independence and Bridget Breetz of Hebron are heading to New York Aug. 6-8 to walk 60 miles for breast cancer research.

The Hap's fund-raiser starts at 3 p.m., and the money made from purchases of door prizes, food and select beverages will go toward the walk.

Senior center to host Democratic candidates

ELSMERE - Three Democrats running for office this fall will appear at an Aug. 5 Meet the Candidates event at the Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell Avenue.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is being hosted by Marty Livermore and Terry Whitaker.

The candidates scheduled to appear are:

• Nick Clooney of Augusta, who is running in the Fourth race against Boone County Republican Geoff Davis.

• Kathy Groob of Fort Mitchell, who is running for state senator. against Republican incumbent Jack Westwood of Crescent Springs.

• Cliff Wallace of Williamstown, who is running for state senator against Republican incumbent Damon Thayer of Georgetown.

Boards, commissions seek volunteers

Residents of the Boone County community may volunteer to serve on various boards and commissions.

An online application, with the list of 16 boards and commissions, can be accessed at

Additional information may be obtained by calling Melanie Morris at (859) 334-2242.

Ky. ranks 12th in Web services

Kentucky moved up in a national digitized government survey, garnering a 12th-best ranking among all states, up from 24th in 2002. The 2004 Digital States Survey, recently published by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology Magazine, measures how states use information technology as a tool for serving both citizen and government needs. Kentucky offers more than 140 services online at To see the survey, visit Web site.

Car show benefits council member

ELSMERE - "Cruise-In'' to a vintage car show/benefit Saturday at the Erlanger Lions Club. The 2-6 p.m. car show and live musical performances from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. were organized by Elsmere city employees to pay the medical bills of Council Member Ralph Fields, who has 21 years of public service in the city. In January 2003, Fields, 52, who has operated his own business for many years, was diagnosed with cancer. A year later, he had a stroke. Fields is unable to work, and his medical bills now exceed his coverage. Admission to the car show is $10. Children under 12 are free with a parent. Contributions also can be made to the Ralph Fields Benefit Fund at Fifth Third Bank in Erlanger.

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