Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Kentucky News Briefs

Home builders honor N. Ky. public officials

        FORT MITCHELL — A state senator and a county building inspector have been named Public Officials of the Year by the Home Builders of Northern Kentucky.

        Sen. Katie Stine, R-Fort Thomas, and Boone County Building Inspector Jim Key were honored Saturdaynight during the home builders banquet at the Omni Netherland Hotel in Cincinnati.

        Kevin Krumpelman, president of the builders group, said Mrs. Stine was honored for her efforts to prevent proposed changes to the state's workers' compensation laws.

        Mrs. Stine is chairwoman of the Senate Economic Development, Labor and Tourism Committee, which oversees the workers' comp program.

        Mr. Krumpelman said changing the system would have increased workers' comp insurance premiums that businesses pay.

        Mr. Key was honored for developing a task force of building inspectors, builders and remodelers that reviewed changes in a new residential building code.

        Based in Fort Mitchell, the builders association represents 1,250 companies and 25,000 people working in the industry in a 10-county region.

Calling all alumni of junior historians

        FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Junior Historical Society is searching for alumni of the group and its predecessor, the Kentucky Young Historians Association, to help celebrate its 40th anniversary.

        A reception will feature and honor alumni at the annual convention at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Farnham-Dudgeon Civic Center in Frankfort.

        KJHS has been a student outreach program of the Kentucky Historical Society since 1961. More than 50,000 students in every county have been members.

        To send information, call Rebecca Hanly at (502) 564-1792, or e-mail her at rebecca

Covington-Kenton Jaycees seek members

        FORT WRIGHT — A membership meeting for the Covington-Kenton County Jaycees will be Jan. 22.

        The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wood Brothers Restaurant on Dixie Highway in Fort Wright.

        The Jaycees provide foster business development, career advancement and friendship for people age 21 to 39. For information, call the Jaycees at (513) 333-6799. The Jaycees normally meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Wood Brothers Restaurant on Dixie Highway in Fort Wright.

NKU senior is intern for Ky. House speaker

       HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Josh Wice, a Northern Kentucky University senior, is one of two Kentucky college students selected to intern for Kentucky House Speaker Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green.

        Mr. Wice, 22, of Edgewood, will intern for Mr. Richards during the session of the Kentucky General Assembly that began Jan. 8.

        Mr. Wice is to graduate in May with a degree in political science and criminal justice.

Next Ft. Mitchell council meeting: Feb. 4

        FORT MITCHELL — Monday's regularly scheduled Fort Mitchell City Council meeting has been canceled because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

        However, city administration offices will be open that day.

        The next regular meeting of Fort Mitchell City Council will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the city building, 2355 Dixie Hwy.

Hopkinsville lawyer seeks Congress seat

        FRANKFORT — Democrat Klint Alexander made his candidacy for the 1st District seat in Congress official Tuesday, filing his papers with the secretary of state's office.

        Mr. Alexander, a Hopkinsville lawyer, wants to unseat four-term Republican incumbent Ed Whitfield.

        Mr. Alexander is probably best known by his family and its higher education connections.

        His father, Kern Alexander, retired last year as president of Murray State University.


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