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Briefs: Grant Career Center, Boone special meeting, Ihrig to KEMA board, Case to KAW, Thompson honor

Staff report

The NKY Workforce Investment Board and Brighton Center, Inc. are holding a Ribbon Cutting / Open House at the new Kentucky Career Center site in Grant County on today from 3-6 p.m., with the formal program scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Kentucky Career Center officially opened their Williamstown location, in Midway Plaza, at 1212 N. Main Street, on July 23rd.

“We’re very excited to have this location in Grant County which will enable us to better serve job seekers and employers in the southern part of our region,” said Correy Eimer, Kentucky Career Center Operator.

 “We look forward to partnering with local job seekers and businesses in order to address the comprehensive workforce needs of Grant County and the surrounding area.”

Boone County Planning Commission Special Meeting

The Boone County Planning Commission will hold a Special Business Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be at the Boone County Administration Building, Boone County Fiscal Courtroom in Burlington.

Mark Ihrig elected to KEMA board

Boone County Emergency Management Director Mark Ihrig was re-elected for a two-year term as regional vice president of the Kentucky Emergency Management Association (KEMA) at the annual Kentucky Emergency Services Conference (KESC), held September 4-7 at the Louisville Crowne Plaza. Ihrig, previously recognized by KEMA as recipient of the association’s Certified Kentucky Emergency Manager credential, will continue to serve on the board of directors.

KEMA represents nearly 200 dues-paying local, state, and private emergency managers. The KESC is a collaborative educational event sponsored by KEMA along with the Kentucky Chapters of the Association for Public Communication Officials (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA). This year’s attendance was in excess of 500 individuals.

Jason Case joins Kentucky American Water

Kentucky American Water has announced the appointment of Jason Case as production supervisor for the company’s Northern Division, based in Owenton. In this position, Case will oversee production at the Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant. He will report to Nathan Clark, superintendent of Northern Division operations.

Case, a native of Ft. Thomas, previously worked as a plant manager with Northern Kentucky Sanitation District. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Northern Kentucky University, a class III wastewater treatment license and served in the United States Navy.

Case and his wife Susan have five daughters and reside in Warsaw.

Siena Heights University honors Thomas Thompson

Siena Heights University has awarded its Recent Graduate Award to Thomas Thompson (class of 2009), of Burlington.

Thomas Thompson

Thompson serves as director of Emergency Communications in Kenton County where he works tirelessly to improve 911 emergency communications to ensure the safety of the residents of his county.

In addition to his work life, Thompson is known for playing bagpipes with the 35th Indian Pipes and Drums.

The Recent Graduate Award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, and whose professional achievement, community involvement and/or civic commitment demonstrate dedication to Christian values and the spirit of Siena Heights University.

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