PHOTOS: Erlanger East Celebrates Opening Of East Hamilton County’s Only Emergency Center

Monday, March 11, 2013

Erlanger representatives, local officials and area residents celebrated the grand opening of the new Erlanger East Emergency Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Monday.   
 
The 22,000-square foot expansion at the Erlanger East Campus will provide 24/7 full-service emergency care to residents of all ages.  This is Erlanger’s fifth emergency center, in addition to the Baroness Campus, Children’s Hospital, Erlanger North and Erlanger Bledsoe, and is the first emergency center to accommodate those living in East Hamilton County and beyond.

CHI Memorial Offers Free Smoking Cessation Program

Tobacco is linked to more than 480,000 deaths in the United States each year.  Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, according to the American Lung Association. CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute offers an eight-week Freedom From Smoking program which helps participants learn how to beat tobacco addiction, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, ... (click for more)

Chambliss Center Hosts Foster Care Info Night June 6

As a follow-up to National Foster Care Month in May, Chambliss Center for Children will host a Foster Care Info Night on Monday, June 6 from  6:30-8 p.m. With an estimated 750 to 800 children in the Tennessee Valley in state care at any given time, there is a critical need for quality, loving foster homes in this area. The public is invited to attend this free Foster ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)