SNAP Encourages Archdiocese To Act In Two Cases

SNAP was protesting the fact that a former priest who had been convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl served on a council at St. Therese Catholic Church while he was on probation.

The Archdiocese of Louisville says former priest Bruce Ewing should not have been allowed to serve on the council.

SNAP officials are also upset that another priest, Father James Schook, was moved to St. Therese after allegations he sexually abused five boys.

Ackerson Hopes To Keep Waterfront Park Lawn Free For Thunder Visitors

Festival president Mike Berry told a Metro Council committee Tuesday the change will stop early visitors from staking large claims in the lawn and blocking others from getting the best views. The sales of the pins will offset the cost of guarding the area. Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson says it’s unfair to charge people to visit the park, and he told Berry he wants to find a way around the fee.

School Board Interviews Three Superintendent Search Firms

Two of the firms: Iowa-based Ray and Associates and Florida-based Greenwood/Asher and Associates have experience in Kentucky. The latter has worked with the state government and is now helping the University of Kentucky find a new president. Ray and Associates helped the state find an education commissioner in 2007.

Group Still Hoping To Buy, Restore Delta Queen

A Cincinnati-based group called “Save the Delta Queen 2010” is still looking to buy the 84-year-old steamboat and resume full overnight excursions on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The excursions stopped in 2008 when the boat lost its federal exemption to fire safety regulations.

Spokesperson Vicki Webster says the group submitted a bid to the boat’s current owners to buy the vessel in November, and she hopes for a response this month.