Thursday, September 20, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs

New UK president visits here Friday

        FORT THOMAS — Lee Todd, the University of Kentucky's new president, and his wife Patsy will the guests at a Friday night reception in Campbell County.

        The event is hosted by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati UK Alumni clubs. It will be 6 p.m. at the Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas.

        There is no charge for alumni association members. Other will be charged $5.

        Dr. Todd is expected to discuss his vision for UK and higher education and take questions and comments. For more information or for reservations contact Susan Mustian at (859) 689-5848.

Program looks at death penalty

— The Justice and Peace Office of the Diocese of Covington will sponsor a day of reflection on the death penalty from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

[photo] NOON NOTES: Cellist Jennifer Lang and pianist Brian Cashwell perform at the Midday Musical Menu concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington. The event was the first of a season of free concerts to be held at 12:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of month, through May.
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        Pre-registration for the program, “Rage, Reconciliation, Death Penalty,” must be made by Sept. 26. Presenters include Bud Welch, the father of an Oklahoma City bombing victim, and Drs. Jayne Treinen-Yager and Geoffrey Yager, counselors with Cincinnati's Holistic Counseling Care, on “The Healing Power of Forgiveness.”

        The program will be at the Receptions facility at 1379 Donaldson Road in Erlanger.

        The cost, which includes continental breakfast and lunch, is $20 for students and $25 for others.

        Information: (859) 283-6268.

Founders feted in Villa Hills

        VILLA HILLS — City officials and the Villa Hills Historical Society honored this Kenton County city's founders at Wednesday's council meeting.

        Council chambers were to be designated “Founders Hall.”

        A framed photo of George Parsons, Villa Hills' first chairman of the board, was unveiled. Three others who served the city in its early days — Mel Gunkel, Bob Noll and the late Tom Braun — will be honored at future city council meetings, said Tom McGoy, a member of the Villa Hills Historical Society.

Man sought in Bellevue robberies

        BELLEVUE — Police have filed an arrest warrant for Michael Ray Fryman, 23, of Bellevue, after four armed robberies in the city this week.

        Mr. Fryman faces two counts of robbery and perhaps other charges.

        Police Chief Rick Sears said Mr. Fryman brandished a 9mm handgun and robbed an acquaintance of $300 in a Kroger parking lot at 5 p.m. Monday.

        Twenty minutes later, he allegedly knocked on the door of another acquaintance in the 600 block of Center Street, made the occupants lie on the ground and robbed them of a total of $25.

        On Tuesday, he committed another home invasion at an acquaintance's home on Thornton Street in Dayton, Ky., the chief said. He did not know how much money was taken.

        Wednesday evening, Mr. Fryman entered Von's Deli, at Ward Avenue and Center Street, pointed his gun at the clerk, and stole an undetermined amount in cash, the chief said.

Sports complex to be dedicated

— City officials will dedicate the new Covington Youth Sports Complex at 43rd Street and Decoursey Avenue at 1 p.m. Saturday.

        The complex includes five baseball/softball fields named after Northern Kentucky residents:. Bob Barton, Leo Foster, Joe and Fran Lubbers, the current supervisors of Knothole District 28, and the late Bob Marsh and Everett Justice.

        The living honorees and family members of those who have died will be on hand for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a plaque at each field.

Finance training agency relocates

        EDGEWOOD —
The National Redevelopment Council, a non-profit provider of assistance and training in economic and housing finance, has moved its office from Covington to Edgewood.

        The office at 927 Dudley Road will be staffed with five members of the council's training division. The organization says it holds more than 100 training courses around the country each year.

        The New York-based council also works with local communities on providing financing for small businesses and housing developments eligible for federal assistance.

        The council said it moved because it needed more space.

Antiques market being held Sunday

— This month, the Second Sunday Antiques Marketplace will be this Sunday. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sixth Street promenade. First-time participants can pay a discounted set-up fee of $25 by calling Cindy Scheidt at (859) 341-3390 or Donna Kremer at (859) 491-0458.

        The final outdoor show will be Oct. 14. Starting Nov. 11, the Second Sunday Antiques Marketplace will move indoors at The Madison, 700 Madison Ave. in Covington. Show times will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an adult admission charge of $2.

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