Friday, August 24, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs

Free health fair to be held on Sept. 16

        COVINGTON - The second annual Feria de Salud, a free health fair geared toward Northern Kentucky's Spanish-speaking residents, will be Sept. 16.

        The health fair will run from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace School, 625 Pike St.

        The fair will offer free screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, vision, hearing and dental problems. A mobile mammography unit from St. Elizabeth Medical Center also will be there.

        The fair, which is organized by the North Central Area Health Education Center, is open to everyone. It will feature health and wellness information, as well as music and prizes.

        Information: (859) 655-8037.

Ft. Thomas lawyer suspended

        FRANKFORT — Fort Thomas lawyer Stephen A. Basinger was suspended for more than two years Thursday because of his failure to properly represent two couples in cases dating back nearly seven years.

               The Kentucky Supreme Court said Mr. Basinger was hired to represent one couple in a property dispute in 1994. By 1996, Mr. Basinger had failed to properly represent the couple.

        In another charge, the court said Mr. Basinger failed to properly represent another couple in a case, involving a faulty appliance. In that case, the Kentucky Bar Association issued its first charge against Mr. Basinger in May 2000.

        It took until Thursday for the penalties against Mr. Basinger to be imposed by the court, which said Mr. Basinger is suspended for two years for his improper actions in the property case and an additional 60 days in the appliance case.

        The court decision also said the two suspensions are to run consecutively to any other current suspensions.


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