Thursday, September 26, 2002

Kentucky News Briefs

TransCare holds subscription drive

        COVINGTON — Starting in October, TransCare of Northern Kentucky will conduct its 2003 emergency paramedic services subscription campaign.

        TransCare is a private, nonprofit organization that provides emergency paramedic and ambulance

        services to Northern Kentucky. Its paramedic service area includes Kenton County and parts of Boone, Campbell, Grant, Bracken, Pendleton and Owen counties.

        Annual subscriptions can be purchased for $12 per person or $45 for a family of four or more, according to Sam Gripps, president and CEO of TransCare.

        For information, call (859) 392-2805.

Covington's Web site is remodeled

        COVINGTON — The city's Web site has been revamped. “Browsers can have the latest news and information about the city when it becomes available,”

        Mayor Butch Callery said. “The site markets the city as a whole by detailing information about working, living and playing in Covington.”

        Community organizations also can announce

        events through the site's community calendar. Information: (859) 292-2163.

Party celebrates 2nd Renaissance year

        COVINGTON — The city will mark two years in the Renaissance program with a celebration in Covington's Renaissance area from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Point Pavilion, 624 Scott Blvd.

        There will be free beverages, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment.

        Winners of Downtown Revitalization Awards will be announced. Motch Jewelers will receive special recognition for doing business in downtown Covington for 145 years.

State now taking sealed bids online

        FRANKFORT - Business owners seeking state contracts may now submit sealed bids electronically, the Finance Cabinet said Wednesday.

        Vendors must register at a Finance Cabinet Web site:

Woman's body, car found in lake

        MONTICELLO — The body of a 44-year-old woman who was reported missing last week was found Tuesday in a vehicle submerged in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky State Police said.

        The body of Barbara Worley of Monticello was in her vehicle submerged off the Mystic View boat ramp.

        An autopsy has been scheduled, but police do not suspect foul play.

Federal money goes to police agencies

        LOUISVILLE - The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $7.1 million to Kentucky for community policing efforts in 2002.

        The grants were given to 32 police and sheriff's departments to increase the number of officers on the streets and in schools.

        The program, Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, also offers training and technical assistance.

State's West Nile cases rise to 27

        FRANKFORT - Two elderly people in Simpson and Edmonson counties apparently have been infected by the West Nile virus, state health officials say.

        They brought to 27 the number of probable or confirmed Kentucky cases of West Nile infection.

        Four people have died in Kentucky.

        — From staff and wire reports



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