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NKAPC WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THANKSGIVING, SAYS TEA PARTY
The seemingly never-ending battle between the Northern Kentucky Tea Party (propped up by the NKY Homebuilders) and the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission takes a turn for the bizarre (again). The Tea Party writes on its website under the headline Thanksgiving and capitalism a wonderful thing:
Thanksgiving is an American Tradition that first occurred because of capitalism succeeded (sic) and personal property rights were established (SERIOUSLY?). One local writer wonders if the Pilgrims could have survived, much less celebrated Thanksgiving, if they needed a petition drive and endless court proceedings to remove the shackles of central planning.The article highlighted by the Tea Party is written by Tom Wurtz on his Poli-Ticked blog in which he somehow manages to compare the Pilgrims' original settlement at Plymouth to a socialist-style structure that was destined for failure. Thankfully Governor Bradford would overturn the "NKAPC's over-regulating strategies and bet on the free market" (SERIOUSLY):
Why aren’t our children taught the truth about Thanksgiving? The true story of Thanksgiving highlights the value of private property, capitalism, freedom, hard work and personal gain.You can read the entire disaster at the link.
MAN STABBED ON THOMAS STREET NEAR EASTERN AVENUE
A man was found with a stab wound to the back. No suspect was found.
TODAY IS NO ORDINARY MONDAY: IT'S CYBER MONDAY!
On a dreary day like this, it's even more appealing to shop from home. Just remember that local shops have websites too.
(Shop local, people!)
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COVINGTON IS ONLY NKY RIVER CITY WITHOUT STATE FOOTBALL TITLE
It's true. But Holy Cross could change that this weekend. Ludlow (1975), Newport Central Catholic (1984, 2005, 2006, 2010), Bellevue (1977, 1979), Dayton (1966), and of course Fort Thomas Highlands (every year for the last six hundred years, or something) all have titles. Covington Catholic has six titles, but of course the Colonels technically hail from Park Hills. Holmes has never won the state football title so now the city's hopes linger on the upstart Indians in their 14th year of grid-iron competition. Good luck, kids! You've already made Covington proud...
SEE ALSO: Holy Cross preps for Glasgow Cincinnati Enquirer
MAD HATTER CLOSES, MADISON THEATER TO EXPAND
Sunday was the last night for Covington's popular Mad Hatter music venue and The River City News was there. For photos and an interview with the owner who is taking on a big responsibility at the soon-to-be-expanded Madison Theater, click the link.
The RC News: Bitter Sweet: One Music Venue Closes, Another Grows
ADVENT FEATURED AT BASILICA
Can you think of a better place to enjoy some music?
All are welcome to this annual observance Heralding the coming Nativity Season. Scripture and Song foretell of the Birth of Jesus. Evergreen and candlelight enhance the occasion.Check it out December 4.
Cathedral Concert Series
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COACH CAL IGNITES A FIRESTORM
UK Basketball Coach (and the highest paid worker employed by the state of Kentucky) John Calipari is a big fan of social media. If he's not out recruiting the next star that bolts from school just when we finally learn the player's name, Calipari's on Twitter or Facebook. Last night, Coach Cal suggested that in the near future, UK will have to eliminate ones of its annual series with Louisville, Indiana or North Carolina:
You may ask, “What do I mean about that?” Well, when you start adding two league games, which has been proposed, AND you’re playing in the Champions Classic AND you’re playing in the SEC/Big East Challenge AND you have other games that are big-time events for us to play in, you’re putting your program at risk.Coach wants you to vote on the matter.
What I mean by that is this program is too important to over-schedule based on the roster turnover that I believe will continue to happen. You cannot put this program at risk, not with our turnover and roster. You CANNOT over-schedule and put yourself in that position.
DO WE REALLY WANT TO SUGGEST ENDING GAMES WITH LOUISVILLE?
Watch this video and understand why the UK-UL basketball rivalry is among the best in all of sports:
My vote would be to eliminate the UNC games (it would make it more meaningful should UK/UNC meet in the postseason. Indiana and Louisville are natural geographical rivals, not that that matters in college sports anymore. Boise State possibly in the Big EAST? Does the NCAA know where Idaho is?)
FAMILY UPGRADES TO SHELLS AND CHEESE