Saturday, November 6, 2004

Kentucky briefs

Bakery robbed by lone gunman

CRESCENT SPRINGS - Police are searching for a man who robbed Bernhard Bakery on Friday. Armed with a handgun, he walked into the shop at 2446 Anderson Road before 8:30 a.m. and demanded money.

No one was injured and the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

He is described as white, 18 to 20, 6-feet tall with distinctive blue eyes and brown hair. He was wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, baggy blue jeans and a red bandana.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

Two teen fugitives arrested in Lexington

LEXINGTON - Two teenaged fugitives from Georgia wanted on charges of armed robbery, theft and burglary were arrested Friday in Lexington, police said. One of the teens is charged with murder in a separate case.

Both 16-year-olds - arrested after a scuffle with police - are being held in the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center, Lexington Police Lt. James Curless said.

They have been on the run since they allegedly stole a truck during a home invasion Sunday night in Franklin County, Ga. One of them, already facing a murder charge in Polk County, Ga., also was charged with aggravated assault.

Lexington police said officers towed the truck Thursday after finding it abandoned.

'Limitless' holds limited appeal

FRANKFORT - "Kentucky: Limitless" has been eliminated in the contest to find a new slogan to serve as an image for the state.

The governor's office announced Friday that there are three remaining "brands" to choose from before the next lowest-vote getter is eliminated Nov. 12.

The contest is part of the state's effort to find a new slogan and logo for Kentucky, to improve the branding of the state. The remaining choices are: "Kentucky: Where Legends Are Born," "Kentucky: Make History" and "Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit."

Gov. Ernie Fletcher said he hopes people will vote for the brand "that best represents our state and our vision."

"Our intent in involving the public in the decision-making process goes back to our unifying theme - one state, one vision, one brand," Fletcher said.

According to the governor's office, more than 27,500 people have voted. The deadline to vote is Sunday, Nov. 21. A winner will be chosen Nov. 24.

To vote, visit www. or submit a ballot at a state welcome center, resort park or tourist site. Votes can be mailed to: Brand Kentucky, Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Ave., Frankfort 40601.

Ceremony today at memorial

CRESCENT SPRINGS - Veterans Day service and raising of the flag, 2 p.m. today at Kenton County Veterans Memorial, corner of Buttermilk Pike and Collins Road.

The featured speaker will be Lt. Col. Earl Nichols, a World War II Army veteran with the 12th Armored Division who participated in Gen. George Patton's Third Army's salient to the Rhine River in Germany.

Other speakers will include Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn; Rev. Ron Ketteler, Thomas More College; Dave Bowman, regional chairman of the Lions Club; and Terry Carl, Kenton County jailer. Tom Vergamini, a member of the Kenton County Veteran's Memorial Committee and member of Crescent Springs City Council will be master of ceremonies.

Names of war lost to be recited

ERLANGER - A ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kenton County Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Dixie Highway.

The 48 names of the servicemen who died or are missing in action in Vietnam will be read aloud.

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