Saturday, October 21, 2000

Kentucky News Briefs

State grant helps women's shelter

State grant helps women's shelter

        COVINGTON — The Women's Crisis Center, which will open a new women's shelter in Newport next month, has received a $9,335 grant from the Kentucky Department of Local Government.

        “This will allow the ... Women's Crisis Center to make the renovations it is seeking to better serve the region,” Gov. Paul Patton said last week.

        The center began a $1.5 million capital campaign last year to build the shelter to serve 30 women and children.

        Fund raising remains about $100,000 shy of the goal.

        For more information, call the center at (859) 491-3335.

Make appointment to get a flu shot

        Northern Kentucky's county health centers are preparing to give flu shots.

        Area residents can make appointments for after Nov. 8 for themselves and children. Adults also can visit adult community clinics in their counties after that date. The flu shots cost $10. The county health centers accept Medicare and Medicaid.

        For a list of community clinic sites, call (859) 578-7872, ext. 333, or call you county health center: Kenton, (859) 431-3345; Boone, (859) 525-1770; Campbell, (859) 431-1704; and Grant, (859) 824-5074.

Anglican bishop has welcome service

        DAYTON, Ky. — A Northern Kentucky minister recently consecrated an Anglican bishop will confirm and receive new members Sundayat St. John's Anglican Catholic Church, Eighth Street and O'Fallon Avenue. The service will begin at 11 a.m.
        The Rev. Rommie M. Starks became spiritual leader of the Anglican Catholic Church Midwest diocese last week. A 1973 graduate of Holmes High School in Covington, Bishop Starks earned an education degree at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond and taught industrial arts at Simon Kenton High School. He became a member of St. John's, entered the denomination's Holyrood Seminary in Liberty, N.Y. and was ordained in 1984.

        He served more than a decade as assistant to former Bishop Joseph P. Deyman, who died in May. The Rev. Mr. Starks became pastor at the Midwest diocese's mother church in Indianapolis in 1995.

        The Anglican Catholic Church is a conservative offshoot of the Episcopalian Church.

Ex-Calumet execs begin prison terms

        HOUSTON — Two former Calumet Farm executives were sent to federal prison Thursday, more than eight months after they were convicted of bribery and fraud related to the demise of the celebrated Kentucky thoroughbred stable.

        U.S. District Judge Sim Lake sentenced former Calumet president J.T. Lundy to 4 1/2 years in prison while Gary Matthews, the stable's one-time chief financial officer and legal counsel, got 21 months.

        Both men were convicted Feb. 7 of conspiracy as well as fraud and bribery.


Drinking water along Ohio River safe for now
Ashland officials prepare for worst
Older towns losing people
A statesman, a dad laid to rest
County race: Battle of the ads
Judges ask drug court expansion
At Lakota, the twain meet
Debate resumes on issuing Tasers to police officers
RAMSEY: Education
Abuser's freedom raises questions
Crackdown on teen drugs, drinking urged
Dems see 1st district as vital
Fates of 2 old schools undecided
Father guilty of killing baby
Fugitive must pay for crash
He's perfect on ACT and SAT
Hooters decision appealed
HOWARD: Neighborhoods
Is it art or garbage? Both
Lucas, 3 foes trade views without heat
MCNUTT: Fond look back
Paducah plant gets $90M for cleanup
Patton-Williams fight gets personal
Schools lose stalwart
Suspect in wife's death remains in jail
Teen home skirts laws on licensing
Traffic deal to bring down Cintas gate
Xenia gets anti-twister aid
- Kentucky News Briefs
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