Ft. Wright Honors Walmart Employee Who Acted to Save Customer's Life
The Ft. Wright city council honored Walmart associate Tammy Cagle last week for her actions last month when noticed a customer suffering a medical emergency.
Cagle instructed a coworker to call 911 while Cagle administered CPR. She kept up the CPR until an ambulance arrived.
Cagle was also honored by her employer for her efforts.
March 4 was declared to be a day in Cagle's honor.
In other council business, the city received a recommendation from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District to apply for $125,000 to assist residents with utility bills. The federal funds were made available from last year's CARES Act to aid COVID-19 economic recovery.
The police department welcomed new officer Matt Betustak from Indiana. He was a football player at Thomas More University.
Council awarded the contract to stabilize Ft. Henry Drive to JTM Smith Construction for $186,746. The bid was the lowest of three submitted, though still over the city's estimate of $170,650.
Council also awarded its 2021 street project contract, involving Redwood and Birchwood streets, to JPS Construction, which submitted a bid of $532,005. That was under the city's estimate of $594,890.
A demolition permit was issued to raze the former Golden Corral restaurant. The land will soon be home to a Mike's Car Wash location. Demolition has begun.
Councilwoman Margie Witt asked people to mark their calendars for clean-up day on April 24.
-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor