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SOUTHGATE HOUSE'S CLOSING CAUSES ONLINE FIRESTORM
Local music fans are genuinely upset by the pending closure of Newport's Southgate House. Read the story here: The RC News: Southgate House Closing. The press release indicates that the owners plan to open somewhere else next year, but until then, music fans are reeling from the back-to-back losses of the Southgate House and Covington's Mad Hatter.
REACTIONS FROM TWITTER:"There can never be another Southgate House-200 yr mansion full of music-U cant replicate that"
"I feel like my incredibly famous musician husband (The SouthgateHouse) just left me for a toby keith venue at the banks."
|"Some of the best shows of my life happened at the SouthgateHouse. Even though I'm not in the area anymore, this really makes me sad."
|"I no longer will want to move to Newport, KY if Southgate Houseisn't there :("
"If true, yet another blow to the already dwindling music scene in Cincinnati"
|"First the mad hatter, now the southgate house? Sadness."
|"3 venues in Cincy (well, N Kentucky) closing this month and next.Southgate House. Mad Hatter. Radiodown. All we've got left is Bogart's."
|"First mad hatter now @southgatehouse closing?! Really Santa Iknow I wasn't that good but I didn't donkey punch a nun "
HUNDREDS FILL CHURCH FOR MARY MIDDLETON FUNERAL
Goodbye to a wonderful Kenton County lady:
Middleton, 83, died last week after being hit by a garbage truck. She was well-known throughout Kenton County and Northern Kentucky for her involvement with the Salvation Army, Northern Kentucky Symphony and a myriad of other organizations."My inspiration for all that I do here in Northern Kentucky is Mary...she is just such a role model for everyone," says Shawn Baker.Baker worked with Mary at the Kenton County Republican Women's Club where Mary was the first president in the 1950's.FOX 19
MORE TROUBLE FOR THE NKY TEA PARTY
A member of the Boone County Board of Elections is accusing the NKY Tea Party of improperly supporting candidates in the 2010 race.
SEE ALSO: Did you know that Thanksgiving never would have happened if the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission had existed at Plymouth Rock? That's what the wingnuts in the NKY Tea Party believe: Click Here For That Disaster of a Story
TREE LIGHTING IN MAINSTRASSE TONIGHT
The City of Covington lights its official Christmas tree tonight at 6th & Main Streets in Mainstrasse. (Last night in Latonia, the tree-lighting did not go as planned when it was discovered that the lights did not work. For that story: Click Here.) So, a second chance tonight.
Here's what's in store:
The event starts at 6:30PM with carolers, hot chocolate, cookies, and a petting zoo.
The holidays in Mainstrasse are just getting started. For a complete rundown of details on the Boy Scout tree sales, the gallery hop & shop, Miracle in Mainstrasse, the arrival of Saint Nicholas, and the Candy Cane Hunt, click the link.
TWO WAYS TO HELP NEEDY COVINGTON KIDS RIGHT NOW
First, The River City News learned Monday that John G. Carlisle School, the city's (and possibly the state's) poorest, lost its two major backers for Christmas gifts for the students. The district needs to raise (and quickly!) around $3,000 to provide gifts to kids who may not otherwise receive them. Can Covingtonians raise the money to help these kids learn that there is good in the world? Checks can be made out to John G. Carlisle School and mailed or dropped off at the District office: 25 East 7th Street, Covington, KY 41011.
Coat & Mitten Drive for Covington kids.Give back this season! Support our Hats & Mittens Drive to Keep Covington Kids Warm. Drop off new hats and mittens at the MainStrasse Village Association Office (406 W Sixth Street) or donate $1 by purchasing paper mittens at MainStrasse Village participating businesses. Donations will be distributed to Covington’s kids through Covington Partners in Prevention.
WORLD AIDS DAY AT PEACE BELL
Hat tip: Michael Connett.
KENTUCKY AMONG WORST DRIVERS, OHIO AMONG BEST?
KENTUCKY AMONG WORST DRIVERS, OHIO AMONG BEST?
Kentucky ranked as 6th for worst drivers:
The report gathered information from the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration, the National Motorist's Association, and Governor's Highway Safety Administration on five key metrics: fatalities per million miles driven, number of moving violation tickets issued, drunken driving citations and convictions, number of tickets issued for failure to obey traffic signals, and ranking on careless driving. Each state was ranked on each criteria, with 1 being the best and 50 being the worst. Then each state had its rankings added to give it an overall score.
Is this a bad time to tell you that I'm blogging this while driving?
FROM THE REPORT:
We’ll leave it to Kentucky to tell us which is worse: driving drunk or driving carelessly. They’ve got enough experience dealing with both to make an informed decision: they ranked 42 and 48, respectively. That means they’re the seventh worst state for fatalities…and, not coincidentally, seventh on the list. Maybe if drivers within Kentucky stopped breaking DUI laws, the statistics would be lower!Car Insurance Comparison
PUBLIC MEETING IN COVINGTON ON FUTURE OF DALTON ST POST OFFICE
The plant at the post office may close:
The U.S. Postal Service is actually considering the closure of 250 such facilities nationwide for a savings of three billion dollars a year. The Postal Service says a dramatic decline in mail volume is to blame for the cuts.
The union representing local postal workers says the move to close the facility will not only mean job losses-it will lead to longer shipping times because mail dropped off in Cincinnati would be shipped to either Louisville, Indianapolis or Columbus for processing.
The meeting is at 7:00PM at the NKY Convention Center. Also:
Ironically, while officials discuss cuts at the Queensgate facility - there is also a job fair at that location today. The Cincinnati Post Office needs holiday help at its distribution center on Crescentville Road in Sharonville. The job fair happens at its Dalton Street location today from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. You must be at least 18-years-old to apply.Local 12
SEE ALSO: Hearings yesterday on consolidating Kentucky's postal processing. Louisville Business First
CINCINNATI IS 16TH SADDEST CITY?
Could it be all the music venues closing in our area?
Magazine staff calculated suicide rates from the Center From Disease Control, unemployment rates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the percentage of households that use antidepressants from SimplyMap.
Louisville was even sadder.
LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH MUSIC ENDS AT AGE 35
"Last week, my buddy went to see this band, but I just didn't feel like going out that night," Powers said. "I started to listen to their album, and even though it really seemed like my type of music—well, I didn't know any of the songs. I was just about to put Beck on when I realized that I'd rather be alone with my thoughts.'"The Onion