Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Kentucky News Briefs



Holiday schedule for offices announced

COVINGTON - Kenton Circuit Clerk Mary Ann Woltenberg has announced the holiday schedule for driver's license and clerk's offices in Covington, and driver's license offices in Erlanger and Independence.

The Covington office at 230 Madison Ave. will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The Erlanger office on Stevenson Road also will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. However, the Independence driver's license office on Madison Pike will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 but will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31. The Independence office will be closed on Jan. 1.

Fort Wright giving old street signs away

FORT WRIGHT - After replacing Fort Wright street signs with reflective, easier-to-read blue-and-white signs last year, the city is giving away the old signs through a lottery system.

City officials decided that would be the fairest way to award the signs after several people approached the city administrator about obtaining them.

To get an old street sign, residents must submit a written request specifying the name of the street to: Old Street Signs, c/o the City of Fort Wright, 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

All requests must contain a daytime telephone number and be received at the city building no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 18. No telephone calls or e-mail will be accepted.

All awardees will be notified by telephone after Dec. 18 about picking up their sign. If there is more than one request for any of the signs, a name will be drawn at the first Fort Wright City Council meeting in January to determine a winner.

Fiscal Court's final 2002 meeting Tuesday

INDEPENDENCE - Kenton Fiscal Court's last meeting of the calendar year will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse in Independence. Because of the holidays, the regularly scheduled fiscal court meetings for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 have been canceled.

UK sells mansion to fund scholarships

LEXINGTON - The University of Kentucky has sold a mansion and part of its Woodford County Pin Oak research farm for $2.1 million to fund scholarships in the name of a woman who used to live there. The 8,000-square foot Pin Oak mansion and 35 acres were sold to United Parcel Service executive Tom Campbell, who lives in Seattle, Wash.

The money will be used to set up the Josephine Abercrombie Scholarships, which will be based on both financial need and merit, for undergraduate students.

Ms. Abercrombie's father, James Smith Abercrombie, who made a fortune in the Texas oil business, purchased the farm in 1949.

Ms. Abercrombie is already a UK Fellow for her donations to the fine arts department.




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