Sunday, October 3, 2004

Kentucky News in Brief



Public can weigh in on plan for Ky. 17

FORT WRIGHT - The public can comment Tuesday on a final plan for development of a three-mile stretch of Ky. 17 as a retail and residential corridor.

People can view the Ky. 17/Old Ky. 17 Land Use Study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdayat Sanitation District No. 1 offices at 1045 Eaton Drive.

The plan calls for two to three "form districts,'' or zones that give the city greater control over what future development would look like to prevent haphazard architecture and other types of sprawl.

Planners have studied the area since March, as Fort Wright officials prepared for the Sept. 15 opening of a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The project met with resistance from residents but was built within strict guidelines established by the city, including lower signs, more landscaping and fewer curb cuts.

Newport church celebrates 100 years

NEWPORT - The Newport First Church of the Nazarene invites the public to help celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 830 York St. in Newport.

Campbell County High presents 'Steel Magnolias'

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County High School students will present Robert Harling's play Steel Magnolias Oct. 22-24, at the school, 909 Camel Crossing.

Curtain time is 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday Tickets are $6 reserved. Information/tickets: 635-4161.

Booster groups merge into single network

ALEXANDRIA - Athletic booster groups for individual sports at Campbell County High School have merged into C.A.N. - Camel Athletic Network.

The organization will act as a single-source fund-raiser and supporter of all sports, governed by a board of directors made up of parents and community members.

To join CAN or get more information, contact athletic director Joe Roberts at (859) 448-4896.

St. Luke health ministries coordinator honored

FORT THOMAS - Fort Thomas resident Emma Shipp, health ministries coordinator at The St. Luke Hospitals, was honored with the Ann Luggen Award for Gerontology at the Gerontological Nursing Conference at the Drake Center in Cincinnati.

The Greater Cincinnati Gerontological Nursing Association (GCGNA) developed the award to honor nurses and medical professionals who demonstrate excellence in the care of older adults and/or enhance the lives of older adults. The award was named for Ann Schmidt Luggen, the first recipient of the award. Luggen was one of the founding members of the GCGNA and held numerous positions on the organization's national board.

Ms. Shipp has worked for St. Luke Hospital for 25 years. She has coordinated many types of programs, including support groups for the elderly and the "black magnet program," which alerted staff that a patient was grieving for a lost loved one.

Student chosen for school board

FLORENCE - The new student representative to the Boone County School Board is Akila Hughes, a senior at Boone County High School.

Akila was elected by representatives of every school in Boone and will attend every board meeting, giving student input. The other candidates were Liz Binkholder, senior at Ryle High School, and Laura Ashley, a senior at Conner.

Candlelight vigil on Purple Bridge

NEWPORT - National Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 3-10 will begin with a candlelight vigil on the Purple People Bridge, at 6:30 p.m. today. "Freshen Your Outlook On Life" is the theme.

Mental-health advocates will meet in the middle of the Purple People Bridge to remember those who have lost their lives to mental illness, pray that those suffering from mental illness receive the best treatment available, and celebrate those who have recovered. There will be music and singing. Information: (859)292-2486

Senate candidate to speak Thursday

ERLANGER - Cliff Wallace, Democratic candidate for the 17th Kentucky Senate District, will speak at Erlanger Firehouse No. 3 on Narrows Road , 6:30-8 pm. Thursday. Mr. Wallace will speak at 6:45 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Residents are encouraged to walk to the event if possible. Information: (859) 727-3437




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