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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fort Thomas News - Midweek Update

A few news and notes as we reach the halfway point in the week:

1. The Campbell County Police Chiefs Association has combined efforts in conducting their First Annual Consolidated Citizens Police Academy in Northern Kentucky. Participating police agencies include Alexandria, Bellevue, Campbell County Police, Cold Spring, Dayton, Ft. Thomas, Highland Heights Southgate, NKU, Silver Grove, and Wilder. 

The Citizens Police Academy will be a ten-week course that citizens can attend for learning about police department and the criminal justice system. The meetings will be held at various participating police departments and will cover topics in areas of patrol functions, S.W.A.T., firearms, Crime scene investigations, K-9 patrol, accident reconstruction, and Criminal Investigations. 

There will also be guest speakers from the Campbell County Attorney’s Office, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Campbell County Coroner’s Office, Campbell County Detention Center, and the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center. Everyone is invited to submit an application to be considered for the Citizens Academy. Applications may be obtained and submitted to your local participating police department or their website. 

The course starts on April 20, 2011. It will be held every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for ten weeks. For more information, contact any participating Police Agency

2. I watched the Highlands High School production of Chicago this weekend.
While I was there primarily to support my neighbor Max Colvill (who played a great Amos Hart by the way) I really have no connections to the school or any of the other students in drama at the school.  Despite this I was thoroughly impressed.  The voices on the students who played Mama Morton and Velma Kelly were amazing and there were surprisingly few slip ups.  Some of the best characters in the play Roxie, Mama, and Billy Flynn were pulled off amazingly by their actors.  We should all be really proud of the drama department at Highlands and if you haven't seen a show there in a while you should really go check the next one out.

3. The YMCA needs your help with their annual campaign.  They have an aggressive goal this year of over $70,000 and they are entering the stretch run with a little over a week left.  A quick summary of what the Y was able to accomplish in 2010:

  •  The Y currently has 650 children enrolled in before and after school childcare in 10 branches. Out of those 650 children 236 are in enrolled with the Campbell County YMCA (serving both Campbell and Kenton Counties ).
  •  In 2010, 20,720 youth participated in sports. Out of those 20,720, 1,255 came from the Campbell County YMCA (serving both Campbell and Kenton Counties )
  • YMCA Day Camps served 39,950 campers this past summer with an average of 3,153 campers per week. 2,383 day campers participate at both our Campbell and Kenton County Day Camps.
  • Over $212,000 in scholarship funds were allocated to thousands of children and families to participate in Campbell YMCA programs and services last year.

If you are interested in helping out contact Dana at the Y or drop in and say hello the next time you are in working out.

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