Thursday, September 14, 2000

Kentucky News Briefs

From Enquirer news sources


Buring campaign
to rally at park

— Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Don Buring, a Villa Hills Democrat, will hold a campaign kickoff rally Sept. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Devou Park Memorial Building in Covington.

        The donation for the event is $25 a person. Food and beverages will be served.

        Mr. Buring is a 16-year incumbent challenged by Republican Bill Crockett, an assistant Kenton County attorney.

Boone Democrats meet this month

               FLORENCE — Two Boone County Democratic Party organizations have scheduled their regular monthly meetings.

        The Boone County Democratic Executive Board will meet Monday at Stringtown Restaurant, 255 Main St., in Florence. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. For more information call 647-0465.

        The Boone County Democratic Women's Club will meet Sept. 25 at the Ground Round Restaurant on Mall Road in Florence. Dinner will be 6 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. meeting. For more information call 283-2082.

Rep. Draud holds fund-raiser next week

               CRESTVIEW HILLS
— State Rep. Jon Draud, a Crestview Hills Republican, will hold a re-election campaign fund-raiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Covington home of Ludlow Schools superintendent Elizabeth Grause.

        Donations for the “Educators for Draud” event are $50. Call 442-6533 for reservations.

        Mr. Draud, a first-term lawmaker and former Ludlow schools superintendent, is challenged in the election by Fort Mitchell City Councilman Jeb Holbrook, a Democrat. Mr. Draud represents the 63rd House District, which includes Fort Mitchell, Crestview Hills, Crescent Springs, Villa Hills, Park Hills, Fort Wright, Edgewood and Lakeside Park.

Citizens can learn about police work

               CRESCENT SPRINGS — The Crescent Springs Police Department will provide a 10-week-long citizens police academy beginning Oct. 5.

        The class will be held Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

        For more information or to register contact Officer James Welsh at 341-3018, or stop by the police office at 739 Buttermilk Pike between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Theft of kayak ends attempt to travel rivers

               HENDERSON — A Henderson man attempting to kayak down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers was forced to cut his trip short after someone stole his boat.

        Matt Delker reported the boat stolen Monday in New Madrid, Mo., after he left it on the shore to travel into town.

        The boat is valued at $1,000.

        Mr. Delker had left Henderson on Aug. 30 and had planned to spend at least two months paddling down the rivers.

Baby dies while sleeping with mother

               RICHMOND — An infant died Tuesday as he slept with his 19-year-old mother in a recliner at their home.

        Nicholas Wilson was unconscious when his mother, Sadie Wilson, awoke around noon and found that he was not breathing. The infant was 3 weeks old.

        An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, and the Kentucky State Police are investigating.

        Police suspect the baby was suffocated while sleeping with his mother. Lt. Don Gill said police are investigating the death as accidental. Police have interviewed the mother, he said.

Parkway renamed for Gov. Breathitt

               HOPKINSVILLE — Former Gov. “Ned” Breathitt now has a road with his name on it.

        A sign marking the Edward T. Breathitt Parkway — formerly the Pennyrile Parkway — was unveiled by Gov. Paul Patton on Wednesday in Mr. Breathitt's native Hopkinsville. Mr. Breathitt attended the ceremony in Gander Memorial Park.

        Mr. Breathitt, a Democrat, was governor from 1963 to 1967. During his administration, Kentucky enacted the first civil-rights law in the South.

        Mr. Breathitt now practices law in Lexington and is president of the Kentucky Historical Society.

        The parkway, built as a toll road in 1969, is about 80 miles long and connects Hopkinsville in the south with Henderson in the north. Its tolls were removed in 1992.


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Dulli finds some peace
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Seniors strike personal poses
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WorldJam trades asphalt for Sawyer Point
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Auditor wants full authority
Boy, 6, sent to school as girl
Chabot, Cranley get tough in ads
County agrees to ante up
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Father's statements recounted to court
Feds: Restaurants broke child labor laws
Indiana gas tax suspended again
Industrial park might get rail access
Ken Blackwell recovering from prostate cancer surgery
Kicks offers kids, families an evening on the riverfront
Kiwanis to hold safety fair
Lawyers for suspect, 52, argue he's still a juvenile in 1963 slaying
Money offered in pool death
Nine teachers now semifinalists
Nuns offer tours of Motherhouse in Delhi Twp. on Sunday
Panel to study DUI prosecutions
Pete Rose bats for Deters
Pledge protester back in class
Police officer honored as a hero
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Warren gets med copter
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