Wednesday, September 29, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs



Police seek 2 women in fatal hit-skip crash

NEWPORT - Two Ohio women were charged Tuesday in the Saturday hit-skip crash that killed a 4-year-old girl.

Arrest warrants were signed Tuesday for Keesha R. Lynnville, 20, who is charged with driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of marijuana, police said. Felicia N. Lynnville, 18, is charged with possession of marijuana.

The 20-year-old woman was identified by police as the driver of the vehicle. The two women were still at large Tuesday night.

"We believe they live in Ohio," said Newport Police Sgt. Robert Auteri.

Four-year-old Haley Conway, of Brighton Street, was killed at 7:08 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Brighton Street, police said. The two occupants of the car that struck the child abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Former fire chief, 26, indicted in felonies

SPARTA - A Gallatin County grand jury has indicted former Fire Chief Wallace R. Patrick III on 25 felonies that include forgery, theft and diversion of charitable gaming funds. The 26-year-old faces up to 20 years in prison.

Patrick was arrested Monday and is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

His arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Boone County.

The arrest comes after a two-year investigation into the disappearance of money from the volunteer fire department's funds. Commonwealth's Attorney Linda Tally-Smith said it's impossible to put a value on how much money was involved and none of it has been recovered. She declined to elaborate on details of the investigation.

College of Medicine offering seminars

CORRYVILLE - People can learn more about the latest research in gastric bypass surgery, neck and back pain, prostate cancer, and how air pollution can affect children's health at a series of seminars to be offered next month by the UC College of Medicine.

UC's annual "Mini Medical College" will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26, in room 7051, Medical Sciences Building. Cost $69.

Information, (513) 556-6932.

Police seek killer in Cincinnati homicide

OAKLEY - Cincinnati police are looking for the killer of a man found shot Monday on Cardiff Avenue near Ridge Avenue.

William Wilson, 22, was found just before midnight and pronounced dead at the scene. Police later found a black Mercedes they had been looking for in connection with the shooting, but no one was arrested as of Tuesday evening.

Wilson is the 56th person in Cincinnati this year to be the victim of a homicide.

That's up nine from this time last year.

Erpenbeck school hosts 5K run/walk

The second annual Mustang Stampede Family 5K Run/Walk takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Erpenbeck Elementary in Florence. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Pre-registration forms are available at www.racedmc.com. A fun run for kids will be held at 10 a.m. with ribbons for all participants. Proceeds benefit the school's technology needs. For information, call (859) 384-7056.

State money to pay for road work

Five roads will get major work this construction season because of an additional $855,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The money will cover reconstruction of Kyles Lane to correct the sight distance between Highland Pike and Ky. 17; construction of the Garvey Road connector to join Garvey Road and Fountain Drive; resurfacing Dudley Road from Winding Trails to Ky. 17 and shoulder repair; reconstruction of Cody Road to improve safety and construction of an extension of Holds Branch Road from Ky. 17 to Pioneer Park.




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