Monday, June 9, 2003

Around the Commonwealth

Enquirer staff and news services

Coach and Four eatery faces demolition today

COVINGTON - Demolition of the storied Coach and Four Restaurant is set for 7:30 a.m. today, making way for a high-rise building on the riverfront.

The upscale cottage at Second and Scott streets, near the Suspension Bridge, began serving food in the 1930s. It closed its doors for the last time in 1999, after returning to prestige under new owners.

The new building, developed by Covington-based Corporex, is expected to include retail stores, offices and condominiums.

Louisville building joins endangered list

LOUISVILLE - The U.S. Marine Hospital, a vacant three-story building that once treated ill and injured boatmen on the Ohio River, has been named one of the nation's "11 Most Endangered Historic Places."

Vacant since the mid-1970s, the hospital looks much as it did when it opened in 1852. Its architect, Robert Mills, also designed the Washington Monument and several other buildings in Washington, D.C.

The hospital's paint peels, its roof leaks and some of its brick work crumbles. But the hospital is structurally sound.

Although being named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list doesn't guarantee the building will be renovated and preserved, historians and preservationist hope the designation brings attention to the need.

Tollesboro man indicted in triple fatal

MAYSVILLE, Ky. - A Tollesboro man has been indicted by a Mason County grand jury on three counts of murder in connection with a crash on May 3 that resulted in three deaths.

Kelly J. Applegate, 40, was also indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of failing to have liability insurance.

The collision occurred on Kentucky 1237.

State police said Applegate's vehicle crossed the center line and struck a truck driven by Christopher Scott, 24, of Maysville, forcing it off the road.

Applegate's car then hit a car driven by John Frye II, 21, police said.

The collision killed Frye and two passengers in his car - Danielle Stringer, 21, and Chad Lucas, 22.

The first-degree wanton endangerment indictments were in connection with Scott and his passengers Cory A. Frye of Maysville, and Joshua W. Pollitt, also of Maysville.

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Storm injures several at concert

Cincinnati State faces tuition hike

Freedom subject of week-long talks
Tristate A.M. Report
Hometown Heroes: 'Quiet helper' aids multitude of causes
Obituary: Ronald Gratsch, musician, comedian
Good News: Toyota rewards service

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Troopers get new white cars
Re-created sculpture honors Wrights
Program promotes college for Appalachians

Center to clarify breastfeeding rule
Space woes plague library branch
CROWLEY: Ky. treasurer one of '100 Dems to watch'
Ky. opening up to alcohol sales
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Around the Commonwealth

Belterra will apply to go 24/7
Falling revenue could cut paving

Young adults leaving town
Online Poll: Tell us what you think
Who is Gen X?
Groups of and for young adults
Young majority on council shifting city's focus

Modern technology spreads church's message
Monuments to be removed
Blue Ash abuzz with Airport Days
Downtown shops show promise
Patents a moneymaker for UC
Judges battle over misconduct claims
Graduation puts prank in the past

PULFER: Martha Stewart
RADEL: Ball park mustard
SMITH AMOS: Beyond bicycle theft
BRONSON: 'Aren't you Borgman?'
HOWARD: Some good news
CROWLEY: Ky. Politics

City's night life scrapes bottom
Reluctant juror wins day in appeals court
All-girls school graduating from tradition
Were sent back to death row
Loveland man's car now a movie star
Ruby: Easy to do business in Newport