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It appears that there was no study or planning done prior to the 2005 creation of Covington's Arts District. Now the current City staff is dealing with those mistakes. You won't see this story anywhere else. Click the link.
FOUR INVOLVED IN MURDER AMONG THOSE IN KENTON COURT THIS WEEK
The "Ugly Mugs" from Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders's office this week include four people sentenced for their involvement in local murders. An interesting development appears in Sanders's newsletter about how Covington Police detectives were able to get the necessary information from suspect Samantha Mayse (accused in the murder of Shawn Davis):
Exhausted and at wits end with a lying suspect, Wietholter and McGuffey told Mayse she was going to jail and walked out of the interview. Detective Brian Kane, who had been a detective for less than a year at the time, asked the senior detectives if he could take a turn with Mayse. Kane calmly entered the interrogation room despite actually knowing very little about the details of the case. Kane made Mayse back up to the very beginning of her story then slowly and methodically went through it in painstaking detail. After an hour, Mayse started to get caught up in her own lies. Before long she began to crack and finally admitted being present when Davis was killed but denied any involvement in the crime. Before Kane was done, Mayse had admitted to luring Davis to the residence after meeting him on a phone chatline, and to being present in the room when Davis was attacked.All the details from the investigation are included at the link (it's a must-read), along with all the other people sent before Kenton judges this week, and those who are still on the lam.
This Week in Kenton Circuit Court
BENGAL SPEAKS TO SCOTT HS, FOLLOWING DEATH OF COVINGTON TEEN
A Cincinnati Bengal spoke on the issue of bullying to an audience at Scott High School that also featured students from neighboring Woodland Middle School where 13-year old Sam Denham was a student before killing himself following bullying online and at school. Denham's parents were there too.
SEE ALSO: Covington Commission Passes Anti-Bullying Resolution
SEE ALSO: Candlelight Vigil for Bullied Covington Teen
SEE ALSO: Commissioners Want Anti-Bullying Resolution
RELATED: Parents record student to capture bullying FOX 19
SHOCK! DUKE ENERGY POLLUTES COVINGTON, GREATER CINCINNATI
The Cincinnati Business Courier identifies the region's top 12 biggest polluters, and would you be surprised to know that Duke Energy takes up multiple spots? Awful. And they've been an awful company for a century.
Cincinnati Business Courier
STARBUCKS RAISING PRICES
But only in selected regions. Notice a hike in prices at Starbucks inside the NKY Convention Center?
SEE ALSO: Is there a coming scarcity of coffee? Oh Good God, I hope not. The Daily Beast
DEAD ANIMALS, SICK KIDS. WHAT'S GOING ON AT THIS NKY FARM?
A very bizarre story from Channel 9's I-Team:
She’s talking about 5-year-old Aidan, a quiet boy who never said a word as he sat coloring at the kitchen table of their new home. Angie says he has selective mutism and an anxiety disorder, all developed after that day when, “He was playing and he just went down. He couldn’t hold his head up.”She says she rushed him to Children’s Hospital. Medical records she provided the I-Team show doctors ran a gamut of tests trying to find the cause.“They tested for drugs, botulism, anything over-the-counter," Johnson said. "Four days later he was able to walk and regain his coordination and (the doctors’) diagnosis? ‘Unknown.’”
Video & story at WCPO
Hat tip: NKY Spot
ONE MORE CREEPY STORY FROM RURAL NKY
From Channel 12:
A teenager comes face to face with a rotting corpse swinging from a tree in Pendleton County. Fifteen years later, no one knows how the dead man got there or who he is. The community is left with a lot of uncomfortable and unanswered questions.
By the way, can you tell it's November Sweeps in local TV?
LOOKING FOR THE BEST PIZZA
There's a really terrific news blog dedicated to Fort Thomas, called Fort Thomas Matters. They're on a quest to find the best pizza in Campbell County:
Add this to your daily read: Fort Thomas Matters
CLOONEY WINS TOP HONORS AT PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL
Don't you just love everything this NKY-native-made-good does?
BRIGHTON CENTER SAVES TWO HOMES FROM FORECLOSURE!
According to their Facebook page.