Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Around the Commonwealth

Intruder stabs, beats Florence woman

FLORENCE - A woman was stabbed and beaten in her Florence home Monday morning.

Tricia Rumble, 33, was in her home in the 7100 block of Cascade Drive when a man came inside and stabbed her several times, said Boone County sheriff's spokesman Maj. Jack Banks.

The attacker also beat Rumble on the head with a blunt object, he said. Her 7-year-old daughter, who was home from school sick, called 911, Banks said.

Rumble was taken to University Hospital, where she was in fair condition Monday afternoon.

Deputies searched the area after the attack but had not made an arrest. Deputies had only a vague description of the attacker.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Boone County Sheriff's Department at (859) 334-2175.

Holy Cross presents `Oz' at Holmes High

COVINGTON - Holmes High School students will present Oz this weekend.

The Drama Club at Holy Cross District High School will present the musical adapted from the classic Wizard of Oz.

The play will run Friday-Sunday. The first two performances will be at 7:30 p.m. and the final show will begin at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Information: (859) 431-1335.

Woolly Mammoth area plans event for kids

FLORENCE - The Florence Mall is celebrating the third anniversary of its Woolly Mammoth Playland from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include caricature drawings by "2 Handed Mikey," voted the "World's Funniest Caricaturist," as well a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children can also partake in karaoke, a fashion show, face painting and balloon sculpting.

For more information, call (859) 371-1231.

Seminars offered for small-business owners

The Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center and the city of Covington are presenting free seminars to small-business owners.

"How to Develop a Marketing Plan," will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 27.

Some of the topics covered include fundamentals of marketing, overcoming obstacles to marketing and finding and using market information.

The seminar on April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. will focus on how to finance a small business.

Among topics covered will be sources and types of financing, and what to include in a business plan.

The free seminars will be held in the second-floor meeting room of the Kenton County Library at Fifth and Scott streets in Covington.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (859) 572-6524.

St. Henry presents `Sound of Music'

St. Henry District High School will present The Sound of Music in St. Henry's Millay Hall.

The musical will be performed March 28 at 8 p.m., March 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and March 30 at 2 p.m.

The musical is directed by Emily Himonidis, with music by Eileen Bird and choreography by Nicole Darnell. The cast will consist of more than 60 students.

Tickets are on sale for $5 in the school's office or at the door on the night of the performance. Tickets may be reserved by calling (859) 525-0255.

EKU alums plan N. Ky. chapter dinner

COVINGTON - The Eastern Kentucky University National Alumni Association is inviting all graduates and friends of EKU to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Alumni Chapter dinner.

The dinner will be held March 25 at the Metropolitan Club in Covington. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Dinner will be at 7 p.m.

EKU President Joanne Glasser and new head football coach Danny Hope will be special guests. The 2003 Ray Giltner Scholarship will be presented to a student from the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area.

Tickets cost $20 and seating is limited. Call Becky Melching at (859) 331-4856 for more information or to make a reservation.

Sleep disorders seminar offered

FORT THOMAS - St. Luke Hospital East is holding a free sleep disorders seminar. Sufferers from snoring and sleep apnea can attend the seminar, held April 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. .

Attendees can obtain information, share experiences and take part in an educational session on an airway pressure treatment.

Dr. Steven Scheer, medical director of the St. Luke Hospitals Sleep Disorders Centers, will speak. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (859) 572-3535.

Covington welcomes new art event in April

COVINGTON - The city and the Covington Art Alliance Group is holding its first Art of Discovery. The event will be held April 11-12. Artists will gather to compete in a public art competition, prizes and to display and sell their works.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Madison Grand Ballroom at 700 Madison Ave.

Merchants along Madison Avenue and Pike Street will open their doors to display works byTristate artists.

The Art Expo, April 12, is another chance for artists to showcase and sell their works under a tent, which will be at Scott Boulevard and Seventh Street.

Children clothing sale Saturday at Lakeside

The Lakeside Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool's children's clothing sale is Saturday.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. The sale will include sizes from newborn to 16 years, as well as toys, games, bikes, bedding, baby equipment and maternity clothes.

Lakeside Presbyterian Church is west off the Dixie Highway exit of Interstate 275. For more information call Leslie Russell at (859) 586-2456.

Irish landscape subject of Florence art show

FLORENCE - St. Patrick's Day will last until April in Florence - on canvas.

Irish Memories will be on display at Rosebrook Art Center through April 30. The works consist of oil and acrylic paintings by Rose Schneider, the center's owner, who was inspired by her journey to Ireland.

Rosebrook Art Center is at 221 Main St. in Florence. The center is open Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NKU plans 8-band gig: 2003 Battle of Bands

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - The Northern Kentucky University Activities Programming Board will present the 2003 Battle of the Bands.

The event will be held at NKU's Regent Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $5 for NKU students and $7 for the public.

These bands will perform half-hour sets: Payola, Brother Baker,Eightfeet, Tried By Fire,Fizzgig, Deceiving Ralph, Water Ground andLucky 13

Tickets may be purchased in NKU's Office of Student Life (University Center room 10) or by calling (859) 572-6514.

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