Saturday, September 13, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs

Kentucky denied federal disaster aid

FRANKFORT - Kentucky has been denied its request for federal assistance for last month's storms that killed two people and caused millions of dollars in damage, according to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.

Gov. Paul Patton last month asked President Bush to declare a disaster in Franklin County after storms there brought up to 6 inches of rain on Aug. 22.

The "severity and magnitude" of the storm were not enough for a major disaster declaration, according to a news release.

The governor plans to appeal the decision, Patton spokeswoman Chris Kellogg said.

Pair indicted in death of man, 83

COVINGTON - Two men were indicted Friday in the July killing of an 83-year-old Lakeside Park man.

A Kenton County grand jury indicted Anthony Wayne Ferry, 24, and Jeremy C. Neimer, 21, both of Bromley, each on charges of murder, robbery in the first-degree and theft in the slaying of Earl Rusche. Rusche was found dead in his Carran Drive home July 12.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney William Crockett said he will seek the death penalty.

Enquirer news services

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Condo buying booms in OTR

Firehouse price tag growing
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Jarvi to be a pop
Hard on a scholar - giving up his books
Picture of the day: Up there showing off
Regional Report

Bronson: Rumors fly around Cincinnati's Blue Ash Airport
Howard: Good Things Happening
McNutt: Black Walnut Festival will celebrate autumn

Court reporter lauded
Event celebrates Deerfield
Edgewood's new field house is a source of community pride
Daughter of longtime Mason doctor opens animal hospital in hometown
Circling plane creates phone panic

John Aber, 52, writer and college professor
Gloria A. Byrd, 45, founded Kenwood day spa and salon
Kentucky obituaries

Blackwell proposes repealing tax boost
Satan worshiper gets death in killings of 3
Funeral home's owner convicted of corpse abuse
Groups fear anti-gambling law could curtail charitable efforts
Man handcuffed to steering wheel pulled from burning car
Wisconsin boy missing over a year found in Ohio
HBO boosts 'Shaker Heights'
Bush plans to visit Sept. 30
Ohio Moments

UK announces record enrollment, rise in black students
Teachers want out of medical duties
Fletcher campaign is first with TV ads
Fletcher's trove double Chandler's
Junk TV? Hebron man shows gift for garbage
Suit filed to overturn Lexington smoking ban
Racist fliers offend, anger many
Principal wins recognition
Truants' moms ordered to court
Kentucky News Briefs