Sunday, October 24, 2004

Northern Kentucky News in Brief



Covington commission meeting canceled

COVINGTON - Members of the Covington City Commission have canceled Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

Several city commissioners are working at a Holy Cross fund-raiser that night.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the city commission chambers, 638 Madison Ave.

Edgewood grant to extend sidewalks

EDGEWOOD - Residents will soon be able to walk from Dixie Heights High School to Turkeyfoot Road without walking in the street.

The city has received a $57,600 federal grant and will contribute $14,400 in city money to build a sidewalk on the south side of Lyndale Road from Lyndale Court to Turkeyfoot Road.

The city already has sidewalks from Dixie to Lyndale Court.

"We would like to get them built this year, but that will be contingent on weather,'' said Edgewood Administrator Roger Rolfes. "If possible we'd like to get them done by next spring.''

In addition to improving safety for students, the new sidewalk will connect with heavily used sidewalks along Dudley Road, Rolfes said.

Community group gets weatherization grant

COVINGTON - The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has received a $27,500 award from the Kentucky Weatherization Program for weatherizing 168 homes last year.

The program helps pay for furnace repairs, duct sealing and insulation. More than 2,246 homes were weatherized statewide in 2003.

State grant to aid traffic enforcement

BELLEVUE - The Bellevue Police Department will use an $11,200 state grant to step up traffic enforcement on five streets.

The grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Program will be used to buy equipment and pay overtime costs for enforcing speed limits, DUI laws and seat belt laws on: Memorial Parkway (Ky. 1120); Fairfield Avenue (Ky. 8); Riviera Drive; Donnermeyer Drive, and Covert Run Pike.

Meeting set for GOP campaign volunteers

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - People who want to volunteer for Republican campaigns should attend an open meeting of the Campbell County Republican Party at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the city building on Johns Hill Road.

Free bus rides offered for voters

TANK is offering free rides on Election Day, Nov. 2, in an effort to encourage people to vote.

After someone has voted, he will get free rides on TANK for the rest of the day.

Voters have to tell the bus driver that they voted or show the driver their "I voted" sticker to get the free rides.

Social Security office has moved

Northern Kentucky's Social Security office has moved to 7 Youell St., Florence.

The former office was located at the intersection of Ewing Boulevard and Ky. 18 in Florence.

Famous duels topic of talk

It takes one finger to count the number of states where the governor's oath of office includes a promise that he "has not fought a duel with deadly weapons."

James M. Prichard, a research specialist with the Kentucky State Archives, will talk about some of Kentucky's famous duels at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park.

Between 1790 and 1867 there were 41 formal duels, and many more, often deadlier, where the rules of code duello were not followed.

By 1849, dueling became such a problem that unsuccessful attempts were made to change the state constitution, forcing all state officers to swear they had never fought in a duel.

The duels program is free, and reservations are requested, but not required. Call (859) 491-4003.

Enquirer looking for photos

The Kentucky Enquirer wants to shine the light - or at least focus the camera - on Northern Kentucky residents. We are looking for photographs of people at work, at play and just living.

Please send your photographs to photo@enquirer.com.

Please provide the full name of every person in the picture.

Also, include your name and phone number in case we have questions.




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ELECTION 2004
Ohio:
Campaign foot soldiers work to get out the vote
Appeals court decision: Vote in your precinct
GOP drops voter challenges
Integrity Hall has hosted many campaigners
Election boards prepare for it all as vote day nears
Campaign calendar
Kentucky:
Clooney's Kentucky roots, fame vs. Davis' business background
Some candidates want voters to split ticket
Mall key issue in city race
Three-way race for judge divides county
Open letter latest attack on Yoder
Poll: Bunning lead shrinking

Election 2004 page

TOP STORIES
Men defy stereotype, find joy in teaching
Thousands help better our region
Queen City's grand old flag best in Ohio; Louisville is tops in Ky.

IN THE TRISTATE
Krohn shows off after $3M remodeling
Tutor needed to grasp school funding?
Forum on public records law Wednesday
Would smoking ban singe business?
Public safety

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
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Bronson: I keep getting telephone calls from nut jobs
Good Things Happening

LIVES REMEMBERED
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Letitia O'Neil studied integration

KENTUCKY STORIES
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