Thursday, September 23, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs



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If you have a question, call Chris Mayhew at (859) 578-5556. Or send it by mail to: The Kentucky Enquirer, 226 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Always include event, time, place, organization or group as well as a contact person and phone number.

Parish offers fair for better health

ERLANGER - Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish Health Ministry is offering a community health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2, at the school, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger. Participants will receive information on health and wellness issues, including smoking cessation, cancer prevention, heart health, exercise, stroke prevention and diabetes. Blood pressure and bone-density screenings will be available. Cholesterol and diabetes screenings will also be available for a small fee. The event features children's activities, food and door prizes. Information: (859) 525-6909.

Road fund benefit features music, games

LATONIA LAKES - This Kenton County city is hosting a fall festival this weekend to benefit Latonia Lakes' road fund.

The festival will run 1-10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the city park on Clubhouse Drive. Live music, games, food, a raffle and horseshoe and corn hole tournaments are planned.

Items sought for city's adopted paratroopers

EDGEWOOD - Residents can drop off items for the town's adopted paratrooper unit at this weekend's Taste of Edgewood.

Council voted Mondayto adopt a Fort Polk, La.-based paratrooper unit that's expected to be in Iraq for nine more months. The city is showing its support by encouraging letter-writing campaigns to members of the unit and collecting travel-size personal hygiene items, food such as sunflower seeds, beef jerky and hard candy and books, crossword puzzles, CDs, DVDs, socks and sunglasses.

Residents can drop off donations for the unit at Taste of Edgewood, which runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, or at the city building, 385 Dudley Road, during the week.

The cities of Erlanger and Alexandria also have adopted military units serving overseas.

Cops, firefighters raise funds at football game

BELLEVUE - Campbell County Police will play the Campbell County Fire Department in the third annual police-fire football game at Bellevue High School at 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5; children 7 or younger admitted free. Proceeds will benefit the family of Curt Krentz, a firefighter who died in July.

UC seeking volunteers for fibromyalgia study

The University of Cincinnati is seeking women with fibromyalgia to continue a study of a drug to treat it.

Fibromyalgiacauses chronic pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, mood problems and other ailments.

UC is part of a multicenter study of duloxetine, trade name Cymbalta, to treat the condition. Volunteers will receive free medication and evaluations. For information, call (513) 558-9477.




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