Sunday, July 23, 2000

Kentucky News Briefs

From Enquirer news sources

Fish and wildlife official reappointed
        COVINGTON — Dr. Frank Rich of Covington has been reappointed to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission by Gov. Paul Patton. A member of the commission since 1976, Dr. Rich serves the 5th Wildlife District, which includes all of Northern Kentucky.

        Dr. Rich is also a member of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, the National Rifle Association and the Boone County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Experts tour homes subject to jet noise
        LOUISVILLE — A panel of experts on airport noise issues toured a housing development that is constantly bombarded by the roar of jet engines and a second development where many residents are seeking refuge.

        The two dozen experts are members of the National Organization to Insure a Sound Controlled Environment (NOISE), which gathered in Louisville this week for an annual convention.

        The group started a two-hour bus tour Friday at Minor Lane Heights — its occupied homes, the houses set for demolition and the grassy lots where others sat in the shadow of Louisville International Airport.

Wal-Mart loses age-bias lawsuit
        GLASGOW — A jury in Barren Circuit Court has ordered Wal-Mart to pay a former employee almost $540,000 in an age-discrimination lawsuit.

        Linda Williams claimed that in October 1995, when she was 56, managers at the Wal-Mart store in Glasgow forced her to sign a letter of resignation after accusing her of not paying for a 58-cent bottle of water.

        A jury of 12 deliberated about two hours on Wednesday before reaching the verdict in favor of Ms. Williams. The jury awarded a total of $539,237 — $97,237 in lost wages, $192,000 for humiliation and embarrassment, and $250,000 in punitive damages.

Book tells story of Louisville Slugger
        LOUISVILLE — The name Louisville Slugger is one of the most famous in baseball.

        Now a new book by columnist Bob Hill documents the history of a company that went from making butter churns to producing 7 million bats a year.

        Mr. Hill put together Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger Story after nearly two years of research and interviews with players.

        “In the beginning, it was the J.F. Hillerich & Son factory. Today, it's Hillerich & Bradsby. The name should be familiar to anyone who's ever played baseball,” Mr. Hill said.

Biker in accident treated for gunshot
        STURGIS — A Louisville man was shot during the Little Sturgis Biker's Rally in Union County on Saturday, Kentucky State Police said.

        Kevin J. Cary, 38, told police he was involved in a motorcycle accident at the rally and stopped at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind., several hours later to receive treatment. Emergency room staff examining Mr. Cary discovered he had been shot, state police said.

        The shooting is being investigated as assault, but there are no suspects, said state police spokesman Sgt. David Crafton.

        “There are thousands of people at the rally, and as of now we have no suspects. Mr. Cary said he didn't even know he'd been shot,” Sgt. Crafton said.

        Mr. Cary, who identified himself as a member of the Grim Reapers motorcycle gang, didn't give police any information that would help in the investigation, Sgt. Crafton said.


Butler Co. prosecutor dies
Holcomb was tough, caring
Votes for a native son
Conflict strains rescue
PULFER: Hill hopping
Mom torn by worry, deception
Ohio Medicare supplement insurance prices high
Odds on Keating as Bush running mate
Operation Challenge helps disabled
Scandals divide folks in Norwood
Report Card from Columbus: 2000
Clermont firefighter receives accolades
Liberty Twp. wins big grant
KIESEWETTER: Emmy awards are a hit-and-miss show
DEMALINE: Alliance could aim spotlight on arts
Chicken-dinner blessings
Concert review
Dry county to vote on alcohol
He wants the world for Cincinnati
SAMPLES: Kenton County kids grow up on the golf course
Madisonville woman fulfilling life, dream in Up With People
Need work? Paul Brown's hiring
Paying their way
Taking stock of ADA, at 10
Theater review
They're highly fond of the famous
Twp., not sheriff, files gun charge
Visitors put on banjo show
Volunteer actors invited to casting call
Wife remains jailed
CROWLEY: All wet
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