Wednesday, November 3, 2004

N. Ky. news briefs

Arson, vandalism hit subdivision

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in solving a series of arsons and vandalism in the Triple Crown subdivision.

At 2 a.m. Tuesday, a house being built at 1209 Citation Drive was burned. Three hours earlier, several golf carts were set ablaze at the Triple Crown Country Club. And this past weekend, several windows were broken out of other homes under construction.

Deputies believe the crimes are related and ask anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Department at (859) 334-3500 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

Couple among state honorees

Gov. Ernie Fletcher has proclaimed November Adoption Awareness Month. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is honoring adoptive parents at a ceremony and reception celebrating "Forever Families" 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. The cabinet recognizes the influence of all parents who have adopted children through state foster care. It is also honoring 16 couples from each region of the commonwealth, who were chosen for providing support to other adoptive parents and furthering adoptions in their communities. Michael and Tammi Brock, of Kenton County, will be among the recipients to receive the "Forever Families" appreciation awards. Photos and biographies of the 16 award-winning families will be displayed Nov. 5-Dec. 17 in the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.

Arthur Miller play highlights event

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival and The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education will host a Veterans Day event at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at 719 Race St., downtown. The event will include a pre-show discussion about the experiences of soldiers returning to America after World War II, followed by a production of Arthur Miller's war drama All My Sons. There will be a question-and-answer session with the cast after the production. U.S. Army veteran Elmer Reis and his wife, Esther, will participate in the pre-show talk, along with assistant director Rob Jansen, who will discuss the historical context of the play. Tickets are free for all veterans and are $16-$20 for others. Reservations are recommended. Call (513) 381-BARD or visit

Ohio provisional ballots may decide presidential election
Voters repeal amendment on gay rights
Ohio Supreme Court: GOP's justices appear to be buttressing majority
Voinovich has no trouble winning 2nd Senate term
Sycamore levy passes; four others fail
Kerry effort falls short in Ohio
Ohio Republicans aim to maintain grip in House, Senate
Ohio election briefs
Ohio Issue 1 passes
Turnout heavy in suburbs
MU students hit the polls
Cincinnati school levy passes
Hospital tax leading despite opposition
Clermont County: Republicans remain choice in early count
Clermont County tax issues: Long lines delay counting
Fairfield levy passes
Butler commission: All incumbents being returned
Butler levies: Support strong for health, social care funding
Butler County Sheriff: Jones likely successor to Gabbard
Heavy turnout, long lines delay vote count
Kings levy passes by slim margin
Indiana governor: Daniels prevails after tough, costly slugfest
Ballot misprint may affect Ind. school board race

Alexandria: Voters stick with City Council's six incumbents
Bellevue City Council: Two incumbents losing seats with 4 of 5 precincts counted
Covington: Sanders and Stricker joining City Commission
Campbell County: Ward holds on to retain seat on Circuit Court
Florence City Council: One newcomer, five incumbents win seats
Independence: Four who opposed insurance tax win
Newport: Mayor, all four on council will be keeping their seats
Suburban schools: Campbell, other area boards get fresh faces
Villa Hills, Taylor Mill: Taxes to fix, replace city streets rejected
Urban schools: Newcomer ousts incumbent, snags Newport board seat
N. Ky. election briefs
Popular president dominates Kentucky
Ky. Senate: Bunning wins - but race was close
Ky. House: This time around, Davis prevails
Issue One: Kentucky overwhelmingly says yes to no-gay-marriage
State's determined voters brave long lines, waits, rain
23rd Senate District: Westwood survives challenge by Groob
Ex-Gov. Carroll wins Frankfort seat
State Senate: Republican Thayer wins a full term in new seat
67th House District: Keene's win preserves spot for Democrats

Shelter director traveled from needing to helping
Help Habitat by hiring yard rakers
Father inspired mission journey
Cone throw may bring legal action
Police dogs could get TV time at competition
Harrison man charged in auto fatals
Exhibit to spotlight 350 years of Judaism in America
Medal of Honor graves get special markers
Local news briefs
Neighbors news briefs

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Florence Freedom has a deal
$545,000 grant to bolster Ky. health-care work force
N. Ky. news briefs
Jewelry gone after autopsy of corpse
N.Ky. schools' education guide available online
Murder counts filed in wreck that killed 2