Friday, September 17, 2004

Kentucky news briefs

Whiffle ball tourney benefits Make-A-Wish

EDGEWOOD - Have fun and help a good cause Saturday at the Wishful Ball Classic in Freedom and Presidents parks here.

The all-day whiffle ball tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Ohio will feature various vendors, a silent auction and a home run derby. Local radio personality, Lance McCalister, and his son, Casey, will be guests of honor. Teams can register for $150 per six-person team, and others can enjoy the food and festivities.

The tournament starts at 8:30 a.m. The goal is to raise $25,000 to grant five wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Couples can renew vows at wedding Mass

COVINGTON - Catholic couples in the region who are celebrating a special wedding anniversary can renew their vows at a wedding anniversary Mass Sunday.

Bishop Roger Foys will officiate at the 3 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. The Covington Diocese has sponsored the celebration for more than 25 years.

Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary generally participate in the annual wedding Mass, although any couples who want to renew their vows are welcome.

About 110 couples from the Covington diocese have made reservations to attend but others can still take part.

Zoning change proposed in Milford

MILFORD - A proposed zoning change in Milford could pave the way for a large-scale retailer to come to the River's Edge at Milford development just inside the Interstate 275 loop.

The city planning commission heard public testimony and saw a presentation from the developer Wednesday evening for a zoning change, applied for by Cincinnati United Contractors, for 10 acres of land from light industrial to general business near the strip mall.

Thirty-three acres adjacent to the land in question are already zoned for retail.

The development would have a half-dozen lots for banks, restaurants and smaller retail operations that would surround a major retail anchor.

Earlier this year many in Milford opposed a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter on Ohio 28, saying the spot wasn't appropriate for another big retailer because it didn't have proper infrastructure.

The city will likely vote on the zone change during its Oct. 6 meeting.

Mason seeking outsiders' opinions

MASON - This Warren County city is seeking outside professionals to take a look at the traffic, noise and other issues surrounding the outdoor mall and retail strip center that's proposed for land off Interstate 71, near The Beach Waterpark.

The Sept. 27 meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.

Deerfield Day features concert and rides

DEERFIELD TWP. - The oldies band Ooh La La and the Greasers will highlight Saturday's annual Deerfield Day.

The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. at Cottell Park, 5847 Irwin-Simpson Road. The lawn concert starts at 6 p.m., though other entertainment and rides will run throughout the day.

Admission is free. Coolers and alcohol are not permitted. People can park at Anthem, 4361 Irwin-Simpson Road, and take the shuttle to the park.

Free skin cancer screenings offered

NORWOOD - Free skin cancer screenings will be offered Saturday by dermatology residents from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

The screenings will be provided from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rookwood Commons in front of the Huntington Bank, next to Don Pablo's.

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