Sunday, August 1, 2004

Northern Kentucky Briefs

Medical billing classes offered for low-income

COVINGTON - The Urban Learning Center is teaming up with Gateway Community and Technical College to offer a new certificate program in medical billing.

Students will be able to complete the entire program at ULC campuses. Dayton High School is back this year as a ULC classroom site.

Other sites are at public schools in Covington and Newport.

Open registrations for the ULC's 13 fall 2004 course offerings:

• Aug. 9: Dayton High, 6-8 p.m.

• Aug. 11: Newport High, 6-8 p.m.

• Aug. 12: John G. Carlisle in Covington, 6-8 p.m.

For information, call (859) 491-2220 ext. 13; or ext. 23 to register or schedule an appointment.

The ULC offers education and training opportunities for people with low incomes in their own communities at $20 per course.

Luau fund-raiser will benefit mentally ill

TAYLOR MILL - Friends and family members pulled together and started "Ashley's Angels," after the death of Hebron resident Ashley Gay in August 2003 at age 21.

She was schizophrenic.

Ashley's Angels raises money to bring awareness of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, manic depression and substance abuse and to buy items for mental health organizations at St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Centers.

A luau fund-raiser with a raffle, split-the-pot, food and beverages will be from 8-11:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at St. Anthony Church's hall, 485 Grand Ave.

Music will be played by disc jockeys "Partly Frank & Thee Rock-n-Roll Doctor."

Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.

For reservations or information call (859) 586-1744.

Artist Day Garden Party offered today

NEWPORT - Seventh Street Gifts and the Artists Gallery will sponsor the Artist Day Garden Party from noon to 5 p.m. today at 114 E. Seventh St.

Featured attractions will include area artists, Burnet Ridge wines, and live music by Dem Bones, a blues band.

Artists include: Angie Arnold, contemporary Celtic singer and songwriter; Sally Sisson Anderson, faerie and botanical artist; Joni Colvin, jewelry; Lester Daniels, Beth Fortner, Cody Goodin, Ingrid Heithaus, Robin Hofstetter, Katie Storer and A. Ziegler - mixed media; Patti Hund, Ridge Pottery; Tim Jacoby, musician and wand maker; Kim Knox, Kimmy Kay Creations; Sarah Miller, doll maker; Jackij Segura, Technicolor iris; Billy Tackett and Sarah Timmerman, painters, and Nancy Withers, pine-needle basketry.

Rain date: Aug. 8. Call 859-655-9444 for information.

Newport police force requests audit

NEWPORT - The city's police force will undergo a voluntary audit by a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. the week of Aug. 7-11.

Citizens and employees of the force may comment at a public information session at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Newport City Building, 998 Monmouth St.

Assessors will examine all aspects of the force's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Those unable to attend can povide comments by calling (859) 292-3626 from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 9.

All comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the department's ability to meet the standards of CALEA.

Football field to honor coach

Holy Cross High School will honor the school's first football coach by dedicating its football field at 2 p.m. Aug. 8 in honor of John Wysong.

Wysong died May 12 of a heart attack.

A spaghetti dinner will follow 3-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Tickets: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and children.

Tickets purchased for a dinner in May will be honored.

For information call the high school at (859) 431-1335.


Comments sought on long-range plan

A public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to receive comment on Year 3 of the city's long-range plan proposed by the Vision Committee.

The meeting will be at the South Hills Civic Club, 10 Bluegrass Ave., off East Henry Clay Avenue.

For information, call City Administrator Larry Klein at (859) 331-1700.


Seniors warned of lottery scams

Kentucky's Attorney General's Office is warning senior citizens to be on guard and not fall victim to sweepstakes and foreign-lottery promoters.

Attorney General Greg Stumbo warns seniors that any sweepstakes that requires fees to be paid to receive a prize, and foreign lotteries, are illegal in Kentucky.

Anyone with questions should call the Attorney General's consumer-protection hot line at (888) 432-9257.


Needy to receive school supplies

Northern Kentucky Harvest will give backpacks and school supplies to families who may not be able to afford them during the fourth annual "Christmas in August" breakfast and party, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday in Covington's Goebel Park, at Fifth and Philadelphia streets.

Frisch's Big Boy Restaurants will serve breakfast to the first 500 people.

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