Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Giuliani appearance to be open

Political notebook

Pat Crowley

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's Sundayfund-raiser featuring an appearance by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be open to the public - at a cost of $100 a couple.

A general reception in the Bluegrass Hall of the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta will begin at 2 p.m. Dress is casual. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (859) 341-6480.

Bunning, a Republican from Southgate, will seek a second term next year.

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Former University of Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall will be featured speaker at an Aug. 11 political rally being staged by the Kenton County Democratic Club.

The rally will begin at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 38th and Winston in Latonia. The cost is $3, and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. A cash bar will be available.

Hall, who led the Wildcats to the 1978 national championship, is expected to speak at around 7:15 p.m. Because of the anticipated size of the crowd, those attending must be 16 or older.

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The Boone County Democratic Women's Club will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Hometown Pizza on Ky. 18 in Florence. For more information, visit the party's Web site - - or call Betty Roth at (859) 586-4744.

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The Campbell County Democratic Women's Club will celebrate passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, with an Aug. 13 event at the Wilder Community Building, Ky. 9 and Moock Road.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and will include dinner. Tickets are $10. At 7:30 p.m. Darlene Goodrich will present a program tracing the suffrage movement in Kentucky. Charity Turner will be presented with the Outstanding Democratic Woman of the Year award.

Reservations are due Aug. 10 and can be made by writing Pam Mader, 505 Downing St., Cold Spring, KY, 41076, or by calling Diane Darnell, (859) 442-9269.

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Kentucky Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Westrom is scheduled to meet with Northern Kentucky Democrats next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Walt's Hitching Post restaurant, Madison Pike and Kyles Lane in Fort Wright.

The event is for area Democrats to meet and talk to Westrom, a state lawmaker from Lexington.

For more information contact Howard Tankersley, (859) 282-8054 or e-mail at, or Betty Roth, at (859) 586-4744.

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Secretary of state candidate Trey Grayson, a Park Hills Republican, has been endorsed by the Political Housing Club of Northern Kentucky.

"Trey will serve as an advocate for small business in Frankfort," Brian Jones, the club's co-chairman, said in a statement. "He knows what it takes to eliminate the typical delays in the Secretary of State's Office that many times hamper new business development."

Grayson faces Louisville Democrat Russ Maple in November.

The club also endorsed Republican Linda Greenwell, candidate for state auditor. She is running against Democrat Crit Luallen, Gov. Paul Patton's chief of staff.

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Can't make it to this Saturday's annual Fancy Farm political picnic in western Kentucky? KET will present the highlights and color of Kentucky's premier political event Monday at 8 p.m. with the broadcast of "Fancy Farm: Pork, Pie and Politics."

This year's picnic, held for more than 120 years on the grounds of St. Jerome Church in Graves County, will feature speeches by two Northern Kentucky Republicans running statewide, treasurer candidate Adam Koenig of Villa Hills and secretary of state candidate Trey Grayson of Park Hills.

More information is available on KET's Web site,

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