Thursday, September 30, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs

Judge hopefuls at candidate forum

Northern Kentucky University will host a candidate forum for the Campbell County Circuit Court judge seat at 2 p.m. Monday at the Otto Budig Theater, which is NKU's University Center. It is free and open to the public. Candidates Steven Franzen, Charles Lester, Gregory Popovich and Julie Reinhardt Ward will tell NKU students why they should care about the race, said Chris Cole, university spokesman. Students can submit questions.

Inscribed bricks honor veterans

American Legion Post 275 is selling memorial bricks to honor U.S. veterans who served in any branch of the service, at any time. The bricks will be installed at the Veterans Memorial in Independence Cemetery. A brick is $50 with a three-line inscription, including the name, rank and branch of service. Information: (859) 356-7568

Indelible Grace in concert

FLORENCE - Indelible Grace will appear in concert 7 p.m. Friday at Grace Fellowship Church, 9379 Gunpowder Road. The concert is sponsored by Grace Fellowship 707 Group, whose members include college and career-age young adults. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Information: (859) 371-7880

Economic status on agenda

People interested in improving the education, health, economic sufficiency and leadership skills for Kentucky women are invited to attend tonight'sregional meeting of Kentucky Commission on Women. The meeting is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gateway Community and Technical College's Edgewood campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway. Participants will review recommendations from the June 2003 Summit on the Economic Status of Kentucky's Women and discuss areas needing improvement in Northern Kentucky.

The group also wants to get local organizations, individuals, businesses and Northern Kentucky governments involved.

Erlanger library branch hosting weeklong book sale

ERLANGER - Thousands of used and nearly new books will be sold as the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library conduct a giant, weeklong used book sale at the Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road. The sale will run from Monday through Oct. 10. Call the Erlanger Branch for sale hours, (859) 962-4000.

Latonia Baptist Church plans third Fall Festival Saturday

LATONIA - Latonia Baptist Church will hold its third annual Fall Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Grace Wrestling Federation will be performing. There will be entertainment for all ages, including children's games, a pony carousel, a petting zoo, music, cake walk, moon bounce, puppets and clowns. Free parking is available in the church's lot, 38th Street in Latonia. Information: (859) 431-8004 or

Kenton library offering series of local history programs

COVINGTON - October is German Heritage Month. The Kenton County Public Library will offer a series of free local history programs at 7 p.m. every Thursday in October. A special program on Saturday celebrates the unveiling of a statue of Abraham Lincoln. All programs take place at the Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd.

Delayed by high river level, USS Nightmare opening Friday

NEWPORT - USS Nightmare's grand opening will be 7 p.m. Friday at Riverboat Row in Newport. The opening was delayed because of high river levels. Haunting hours will be 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Cost is $14. A lights-on matinee will be from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 24, $6 per person. Information: (859) 261-8500 or

N.Ky. employers sought for 'Jobs For All' event

ERLANGER - Northern Kentucky employers can take part in an Oct. 28 job fair bringing together diverse potential workers.

Sponsored by GE Capital Consumer Card Co., "Jobs For All" will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center.

The event has been marketed to more than 20 community-service agencies representing diverse cultures and backgrounds. Job seekers from the following agencies have been invited to take part: BAWAC Inc., Centro de Amistad, U.S. Job Corp-Whitney Young Center, NAACP Northern Kentucky branch, Northern Kentucky Business Leadership Network, Northern Kentucky Community Action, NKU Latino and Multicultural Center for Regional Development and the Point Arc of Northern Kentucky.

TANK is providing transportation. Employer registration is $50 for chamber members and $100 for prospective members. For information, visit or call (859) 578-6399.

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