Thursday, October 28, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs

Schools honored for jobs program

The Boone County School District is the Kentucky winner in the pool of contenders for the National Civic Star Award, Superintendent Bryan Blavatt said. The award is sponsored in part by the American Association of School Administrators. Boone was selected for its guaranteed employability program, through which graduating seniors can earn a "work ethic" diploma from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Meeting today on road tax levy

The city will hold an informational forum at 7 p.m. today for residents to ask questions about the road-tax levy on the ballot Tuesday. The meeting will be at the Taylor Mill Fire Department on 5225 Taylor Mill Road. If approved, there would be a tax of $1 per $1,000 assessed valuation. The tax would be collected a year from now and go into a fund to be used only for the improvement, maintenance and repair of public streets.

Last Clooney town hall meeting

Democratic congressional candidate Nick Clooney will appear at his last town hall meeting before the election at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion 203 hall at 38th Street and Winston Avenue. Today will mark Clooney's last scheduled campaign appearance in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

Candidates appear tonight at forum

Candidates running for Newport mayor and city commission will appear tonight at a campaign forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Campbell County Library on Sixth Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. The forum is sponsored by The Newport Citizens Advisory Council, The Newport Business Association and The Kentucky Enquirer. It will be televised live on cable by ICN6.

$1M gift trims United Way gap

United Way of Greater Cincinnati has a million reasons to thank Corporex President and CEO Bill Butler and his wife, Sue. They recently became Northern Kentucky's first couple to make a $1 million donation, to be paid over five years. Butler founded Corporex Companies Inc. in 1965. The campaign gap, which was about $700,000 in mid-October, was cut to $200,000 by Wednesday, largely because of the Butlers' gift, said United Way spokeswoman Carol Aquino.

Election 2004 page
Gay issue foes' names not listed
Butler Co. race 3-way hot
2 districts hope to hike income tax
Judge blocks GOP's voter challenges
Evendale seeks charter change
Fairfield teachers take freeze
Filmmaker Moore brings anti-GOP show to town
Northwest levy fight bitter
Region invests millions in race
Draft is 'sleeper issue'
Poll workers preparing for additional scrutiny
Go to polls, soldier pleads
Voters to decide fire chief's status
Kings tries Q&A to sway voters
Gloves off in last debate for Congress
Fletcher's way to restore voting rights criticized
Some stations to pull gay-amendment spot
Six council members defend Groob
Senate candidates appeal to the faithful

Panel urges giving leftover flu vaccine to health workers
Mom wants to adopt daughter she lost
Fire burns home; owner found dead

County kicks in $900,000 toward Anderson connector
Fumes at Country Day sicken 11 first-graders
Lakota won't fight district
Local news briefs
Police talks under way
Public safety briefs
New community planning chief introduced
Two Mason feature writers are national semifinalists
Err on the side of openness, Ohio attorney general says
Two surgeons to train others to implant disc
Township seeks uniform zoning
Tax plan is a fraud, government says
Neighbors briefs

Bronson: Guilty as sin? Rapist insists on DNA test
Good Things Happening

John H. Payne, 89, 'surgeon's surgeon'

Yahoo! Louisville a stop on Dew tour
Bridge work hurts shops
Kentucky news briefs
Rosemary Clooney's home to be museum
Gillespie to be honored with musical tribute
N. Ky. news briefs
Worker slams door on would-be robber
Exotic club fees delayed
Airport to join inquiry into worker's maiming
Swimmers in sync
Butlers give $1M to United Way