Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Kentucky briefs



Father given 16 1/2 years in 2-month-old's death

COVINGTON - A Corryville man was sentenced Monday to 161/2 years in the death of his 2-month-old son in Northern Kentucky.

Alonzo Ward, 21, was found guilty Sept. 3 in Kenton Circuit Court of first-degree manslaughter. Ward called 911 on Feb. 24 to say his son was having trouble breathing.

Emergency medical personnel responded to an apartment at the Jacob Price housing complex in Covington.

The infant later died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Boone Co. High School hosting run/walk

FLORENCE - Boone County High School will host Andrew's Jump for a Cure 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Proceeds benefit Andrew Jump, 6, who is waiting for a cure for MPS, a genetic disease involving the absence of enzymes that help the body eliminate dead cells.

The walk will be on the track at the high school at 7056 Burlington Pike, Florence, Cost is $20 for a 5K run, $15 for 2-mile walk. Register online through http://hometown.aol.com/paulinajump.

Kenton library offers dulcimer, dancing class

ERLANGER - Put idle hands to work making a "dulcican," and learn to square dance at a Mountain Dulcimer & Dancin' workshop, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road.

The workshop, for adults and middle school students, is limited to 10 students and 10 adults. For information call (859) 962-4077.

College's Run More kicks off Oct. 23

CRESTVIEW HILLS - The Thomas More College Run More 5K, will start at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 at 333 Thomas More Parkway, on the campus in Crestview Hills.

The course travels to St. Elizabeth Medical Center and back.

Preregistration costs: $13 or $18 with a shirt (entries must be postmarked by Friday). Race-day registration, which begins at 7:30 a.m., costs: $15 or $20 with a shirt. Participants can use the Run More 5K ticket for free admission to the Saints' 1 p.m. homecoming football game. Visit www.kyrunners.com for online registration

Diversity training session Thursday

ERLANGER - The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's third annual Human Resources 100 Diversity Training Session will be from 8-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Receptions Banquet & Conference Center, 1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger. Hot breakfast and registration will be from 7:15-8 a.m. Cost: free to Chamber members; $10 nonmembers.

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