Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Kentucky News Briefs




17-year-old appears before district judge

        WILLIAMSTOWN — A 17-year-old boy charged with murder had his first post-arraignment court appearance this week.

        The youth, who is being held at the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center, appeared before District Judge Stan Billingsley.

        Judge Billingsley was not available for comment Tuesday.

        Grant County Attorney James Purcell said because the suspect is a juvenile he cannot release many details. He could not say whether he will seek to try the teen as an adult.

        The youth is charged with a Class A felony, which could mean a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is tried as an adult. If tried as a juvenile, he could be committed to the juvenile detention center until he turns 18.

        The teen, who was arrested last week, is accused of fatally shooting Henry Denny, 42, of Demossville.

        The next hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 15 in Grant County juvenile court.

Police trying to ID bodies found by road

        AUGUSTA — Two unidentified bodies found along Ky. 8 were taken to the state medical examiner's office on Tuesday for autopsies, state police said.

        The two bodies, later identified as white males, were first seen by a motorist at 3:15 p.m. Monday, about seven miles west of Augusta.

        A statement from police said the passer-by observed “something along the roadway” and contacted police. Bracken County Coroner John Parker was also called to the scene.

        Both men were described as being 5-foot-8 to 6-foot, and weighing about 200 pounds. The men had no identification.

        State police said they are checking with missing persons records for help in identifying the two.
       

2 die when their car runs into semitrailer

        Two Alexandria residents died when their Corvette swerved into the opposite lane of U.S. 27 and hit head-on with a tractor-trailer about 6 p.m. Monday.

        The driver of the car was Arlie G. Stewart, 40, of Pond Creek Road in Alexandria. His passenger was Kristy D. Emery, 32, also of Pond Creek Road.

        Both were pronounced dead at the scene and taken to St. Luke Hospital East.

        The car collided with the semi in front of Reis Concrete Products, just south of Alexandria. Ricky L. Cummins, 40, of Independence, was the driver of the Volvo truck and employed by Averitt Express Inc. in Cookeville, Tenn.

        Mr. Cummins was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood and released. The accident is being investigated by the Campbell County Police Department.
       

Boone Co. Jail worker faces charges of rape

        A Burlington man who worked at the Boone County Jail for one week has been arrested on charges of rape.

        Lonnie A. Clark, 32, is being held on $10,000 cash bond on two counts of second-degree rape. He was arraigned in Boone District Court on Tuesday.

        The charges involve incidents with a 13-year-old girl in Hebron during early November and the second week of December. Jailer John Schickel said a background check found no prior criminal record for Mr. Clark. Mr. Schickel said Mr. Clark, who had spent his first week on the job in training, has been fired.
       

Kenton Co. library starts computer class

        COVINGTON — Parents and children can learn how to use the Internet at a free “Computer Buddies” class sponsored by the Kenton County Public Library.

        The class will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Mary Ann Mongan branch at 502 Scott Blvd. in Covington.

        In the class, families will learn how to surf the Web together.

        Although the “Computer Buddies” class is free, registration is required by calling (859) 491-7610.
       

Crescent Springs adjusts for holidays

        CRESCENT SPRINGS — Because of the Christmas and New Year's holidays falling on Tuesday, regular garbage collection will not be affected on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

        However, recycling will be collected on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 because of the holidays.

        City officials ask residents to put garbage at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection.

        Also, the Crescent Springs caucus and public works meetings on Dec. 24 are canceled.
       

Erlanger sponsors citywide ice skating

        ERLANGER — Families who live here can enjoy free ice skating as part of a city sponsored recreational event.

        The event will be from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Northern Kentucky Ice Center, 2638 Anderson Road in Crescent Springs. Skates are provided.

        For information, call Kathy Cahill at (859) 727-7955.

       



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