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LATONIA BAR CITED FOR SMOKING VIOLATIONS
During a regular food inspection on Nov. 4, a health inspector noticed customers smoking, a lack of signage, and the presence of children, said Emily Gresham Wherle, a spokeswoman for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.Cincinnati Enquirer/Cindy Schroeder
MORE INPUT SOUGHT FOR COVINGTON'S RIVERFRONT
And you're invited! So mark your calendars: Monday. December 5, 6:00PM at City Hall. From the City:
At this Community Input Session, we will share how other communities have improved their riverfronts, what Covington's riverfront currently looks like, and how possible improvements can be made along the Ohio Riverfront.Be there.
SEE ALSO: The Banks in Cincinnati grows fast Cincinnati Enquirer
MAD HATTER SPACE TO BE FILLED BY "BANGARANG'S"
I love the name. Another story broken by The River City News at the link.
The RC News: Bangarang's to Fill Old Mad Hatter Space
SEE ALSO: NKY's Music Venue Landscape to Be Different in 2012 CityBeat
BIG CHANGES COMING TO 900 BLOCK OF BANKLICK
This longtime blighted block is set for serious renovations and construction. This is great news for Old Seminary Square and the entire city.
The RC News: One Block at a Time
GREENWAY RESTORATION DAY IS SATURDAY
Via Vision 2015:
Just a reminder that the next Greenway Restoration Day is scheduled for this Saturday, December 3rd at 9:00 a.m. We will be meeting at 16th Street and Eastern Avenue, instead of our usual place behind Holmes High School, so we can tackle new ground and forge north! The levee is currently quite flooded in some areas so make sure to bring your old cloths and boots!Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Join us for a final chance to win a $100 gift card and please bring family and friends!RSVP to Natalie Gardner of the Covington Recreation Department at 859-292-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
FROM A COVINGTON SHELTER TO MEDICAL SCHOOL
An uplifting story about how social service agencies actually do benefit a community:
After moving 17 times with her family, Kayla decided she could no longer stand living at home -- and chose to move to Welcome House in Covington. "I just had to get away from home. I didn't have a bed to sleep on. We didn't have electric. There was never food in the house and even when I bought it other people in the house would eat it."Video and interview with Kayla Kinker at the link. Great story.
While she lived here, Kayla did normal high school activities like going to prom but she was no ordinary student. She graduated at the top of her class from Holmes High School. After she left the shelter, she got a full scholarship to Berea College where she graduated with a 3.7 GPA.
ONE OF COVINGTON'S STATE SENATORS DRAWS NEW MAP FOR CONGRESS
State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown), whose district includes South Covington, has released his map of what Kentucky's Congressional districts should look like:
That's not too different than it is now.
For a map of the current district layout and the one proposed by Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo, click the link.
Thayer unveiled the map during the taping of an interview on Pure Politics Tuesday morning. He said the map is his own plan and isn’t one that has been drafted by the Senate Republican caucus. He also said he hasn’t spoken to Kentucky’s members of Congress about it yet.
“I believe (it’s) a fair map that makes very few changes in the current district lines – except those required by the changes in population,” Thayer said Tuesday. “It’s a map that does not seek to give new partisan advantages to either of the two political parties. It seeks to really maintain the status quo.”
SEE ALSO: Thayer interview here.
BEHSEAR ORDERS CHILD DEATH RECORDS RELEASED
This is what that hastily called press conference was about Tuesday afternoon:
The records show that after her mother’s rights were terminated in Washington state in 2004, Amy was placed with relatives and was in several foster homes before a great-aunt in Kentucky, Kimberly Dye, offered to adopt her. After the cabinet approved the adoption, Kimberly Dye took Amy into her home in 2006 as a foster child.Courier-Journal
The adoption became final in 2007, qualifying Kimberly Dye for a $551-a-month adoption subsidy, the records show. Reports from school officials of Amy’s suspected abuse began within a month of her adoption, the records show.
SEE ALSO: Beshear wants to cut state spending 2% across board WFPL
RAND PAUL'S PAPPY WRITES A COOKBOOK
I'd be careful eating anything from it, considering that none of the food likely follows any regulations (3 Cups of unpasteurized milk...). Kidding. (#NotReally) But yes, Representative (and GOP Presidential candidate) Ron Paul (R-TX) has a new cookbook. See:
It's only 8 bucks? Nice.
New York Magazine
KENTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS TO HONOR COVINGTON ATTORNEY BOB SANDERS
From Linda Hornsby:
The Kenton County Democratic Club will hold its Annual Christmas Party on December 12, 2011, at Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Covington, KY. Cocktail Hour is 6:00PM thru 7:00PM. Dinner begins at 7:00PM-9:00PM. The cost per person is $30.00. This year the Kenton County Democratic Club will honor Bob Sanders with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance. The Kenton Co......unty Democratic Club will install 2012 Officers: Steve Hoffman, President, Jerry Kitch, Vice President, Merrick Krey, Treasurer, Paul Witte, Sgt. of Arms, Linda Hornsby, Secretary. Please R.S.V.P by December 5th to Linda Hornsby@ email@example.com or call (859) 261-3045. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Please bring canned goods or non-perishables for local food pantry.
end politics fix...
WOMEN'S CRISIS CENTER CELEBRATES 35 YEARS
Wow. The origin of the group is shocking:
In 1974, a series of rapes occurred in the Licking Riverside Area of Covington, KY. One victim, a nurse leaving a party at a Northern Kentucky restaurant, was abducted while getting into her car and raped. Her friends were outraged at the treatment shereceived from the hospital, the legal system, and the lack of specialized services for rape victims and their families. This tragic event spurred the first meeting of the Northern Kentucky Rape Crisis Intervention Planning Committee on August 9, 1974
SEE ALSO: Benefit dance for the Center at Yadda Club on Pike Street: Facebook Event
KENTUCKY CHURCH VOTES NOT TO ADMIT INTERRACIAL COUPLES
In early November, Thompson proposed the church go on record saying that while all people were welcome to attend public worship services there, the church did not condone interracial marriage, according to a copy of the recommendation supplied by the Harvilles. The proposal also said "parties of such marriages will not be received as members, nor will they be used in worship services" or other church functions, with the exception of funerals. The recommendation "is not intended to judge the salvation of anyone, but is intended to promote greater unity among the church body and the community we serve," the copy supplied to the Herald-Leader read.
Somebody get these backwoods assholes a calendar.
PEOPLE ARE MEANER AT THE HOLIDAYS?
No, but Americans sure don't like being nicer during Christmas:
THE NEWPORT PENGUINS WANT TO WATCH YOU PROPOSE THIS SEASON
Have a ring you want to give to your significant other? The Newport Aquarium wants to send its penguins over to watch. Check out this joint promotion with James Free Jewelers:
So, picture it: The love of your life finally breaks down to propose and two penguins show up and stay for twenty minutes. What's your answer? Weird.
72-YEAR OLD OSCAR ROBERTSON DEFEATS UC BEARCATS IN SCRIMMAGE
“We’re a young team with a lot to learn,” said Bearcat head coach Mick Cronin. “We certainly made some mistakes out there on the court against Mr. Robertson, but the fact is we were just beaten by a better player. I tip my hat to the Big O.”Derf Magazine
DID YOU MISS THIS MORNING'S NEWS?
More on the 'Great Banana Split of 2011' and why Covington is the loser in Chiquita's move; Discover Covington floats a rumor about another new music venue coming to town; Presidential candidate Herman Cain's latest extramarital controversy originated in Kentucky; Plus, photos from the City tree-lighting in Mainstrasse. Those stories and more at the link!
The RC News: News Round-Up -- Wednesday Morning