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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