Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs



Man shot in the legs in fight in Covington

COVINGTON - Covington police are still investigating a shooting Monday afternoon at the Jacob Price housing complex in Covington's Eastside.

The shooting appeared to be connected to a fight at the complex shortly before 3 p.m., police said. One man was shot in the legs and another was hit in the head with a rock. Police would not release the names of the victims.

Police said the bullet passed through both legs of the man shot. That victim was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati, where his condition was not released. The man hit with a rock was treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington and released.

Judy Shepard to speak at fund-raising dinner

COVINGTON - Judy Shepard will be the keynote speaker at the annual fund-raising dinner of the Northern Kentucky Fairness Alliance June 25 at Mike Fink Restaurant.

Judy Shepard's son, Matthew, was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyo., in October 1998. The murder of the University of Wyoming freshman made national news and started a debate over adding sexual orientation to hate crime laws.

In late March this year, Covington City Commission unanimously voted to expand the city's human rights ordinance to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Judy Shepard is executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, a national non-profit organization she founded in December 1998 with her husband, Dennis, to carry on Matthew's legacy. Tickets for the fund-raising dinner, "An Evening to Celebrate Fairness," are $75 per person.

For information, call Charles King at (859) 491-3608 or Dean Forster at (859) 581-3204.

Children's Home to have summer festival

FORT MITCHELL--The Diocesan Catholic Children's Home will have its free Annual Summer Festival this weekend. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday, and 4-10 p.m. Sunday. The festival will have a car show, fireworks, chicken dinners, silent auctions and bingo.

For information, call (859) 331-2040, ext. 234. The home is at 75 Orphanage Road.

St. Catherine of Siena to hold annual festival

FORT THOMAS--St. Catherine of Siena Church will hold its annual festival 5:30 p.m.-midnight June 14.

The festival will include booths, silent auctions, prizes, food, children's games and rides. Silent auction items will include Reds tickets and restaurant gift certificates.

The church is located at 1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave.

Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis to be held

UNION - The Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will conduct its 50th annual Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis on Saturday at Big Bone Lick State Park.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk begins immediately after registration. For information, call Tom Brady, director of special events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (513) 533-9300, ext. 12.

Museum to host four-day-long kids' camps

COVINGTON--The Behringer-Crawford Museum will host several four-day-long camps beginning in June.

• Children 11-16 can participate in the "Junior Curator Program in Archaeology." The program will be June 16-25 and July 7-16. $145.

• Children 10-16 will write and perform plays in the "Showboat Follies Theater Workshop." The workshop will run June 17-20 and June 24-27. The performance will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 27. $145.

• Children 7-9 will visit the Kentucky Frontier through crafts and stories in "Frontier Adventures." The class runs July 21-25. $50.

• Children ages 4-6 and a favorite adult can attend "Grand Discovery Camps," held June 26-27, July 17-18, and Aug. 5-6.

For information, call (859) 491-4003.




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