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SUSPECT IN COVINGTON DISMEMBERMENT CASE IN FIGHT AT KENTON JAIL
The man accused of murdering and dismembering a Covington man was supposed to be kept away from another jail inmate, but by mistake, the two were allowed to cross paths. A fight ensued, injuring a corrections officer. Video of the fight and why one suspect involved now faces up to 20 additional years in prison.
INSIGHT CABLE TROUBLE CONTINUES IN KENTUCKY
Northern Kentucky's cable provider is in quite the standoff with the City of Louisville, which is threatening not to renew its contract with Insight.
Throughout negotiations, the city had sought several promises from Insight. One was that basic cable would continue at the same price. Another stipulated that Metro TV would be a part of the basic package. But other guarantees couldn’t be secured.“We wanted to make sure that the services that are provided today, which include cable that’s donated to all local schools, to government buildings, mini-boxes that are donated to the elderly and disabled people, continue under the new agreement and we have not been able to get that agreement yet with Insight,” said mayor’s spokesman Chris Poynter last week.
Read more at WFPL.
Insight also faces trouble locally as it and Star 64's parent company, Sinclair Broadcasting, struggle to reach an agreement for continued carriage. Northern Kentucky viewers could lose Star 64 at the end of 2011. Read The River City News earlier report on the Star 64 vs. Insight issue here:
NEARBY TOWN AVOIDS FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS
Springfield Township administrator and the firefighters' union were able to reach an agreement on concessions:
...an agreement was reached this morning on a new deal running through 2014. The agreement calls for pay freeze during the span of the contract as well as concessions on overtime and insurance.The move saves 6 jobs.
LOCALLY PRODUCED FISH? IN CINCINNATI? POSSIBLY.
Don't worry -- they would not be from the Ohio River:
Based in Mason, Ohio, SSE started an aquaponic tank in Jos, Nigeria and is now bringing the prototype to Cincinnati. The aquaponics system works by combining fish farming techniques with hydroponics to create a faux river ecosystem.
The more fish that are added to the confined habitat increases the likelihood of high nitrate and ammonia levels – which could cause illness among people consuming the fish.
NKY CHAMBER ENCOURAGES LOCAL SHOPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The local business ambassadors list four reasons on why shopping local is important:
1. Employment. Shopping local keeps our residents employed. These folks are your neighbors, relatives and friends. Your purchases contribute to state sales taxes and support property, school and payroll taxes that pay for important public services and infrastructure.More at the link:
NKY Chamber of Commerce
SEE ALSO: Kentucky moves up on Forbes list of business-friendly states: Business First
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE: YOUTUBE STARS
The state troopers take to YouTube to promote holiday traffic safety:
KSP @ YouTube
DESIGNER OF SIMS FURNITURE WINDOW DISPLAY TALKS ABOUT PROJECT
If you've missed this amazing holiday window display at Sims Furniture in Downtown Covington, click here and take a look at the amazing work: Wow! Sims Furniture's Holiday Display is Amazing!
Dana Burton of Deux Design in Cincinnati, which worked with Sims in the display, writes to The River City News:
It was such a pleasure working with Sims Furniture in the design and execution of their holiday window displays! Their desire to create and share an experience and provide and evoke memories for young and old alike was truly inspiring throughout the process. We began designing and planning for this project during the dog days of summer! Thank you for blogging about this family friendly (and free) holiday "show" in the heart of the Covington business district!Well done, Deux Design & Sims Furniture. You've brough a lot of smiles to the City already!
SALVATION ARMY REMEMBERS MARY MIDDLETON
Mary Middleton was an avid supporter of the Salvation Army. Today, the Covington office of the organization reflected on Middleton's contributions, following her accidental death yesterday:
“Mary’s death is a shock, and a tragic loss,” stated Capt. Heather Holt, pastor of The Salvation Army Covington Community Center. “She was always a delight to be around, and so giving of her time, along with her family, in support of those in need. Her spirit of giving will be sorely missed.Now, we entrust her to our Heavenly Father, knowing that she is with Him, and we pray that God will grant peace to her family and friends during this difficult time.”
JOIN CARNEGIE, GRAB DRINKS AT AVENUE LOUNGE.
Sounds like a nice Downtown Covington kind of evening to me.
KIDS FROM 9TH DISTRICT HEADLINE LEXUS RIVERCENTER CELEBRATION
Join Lexus RiverCenter in a couple weeks for an afternoon holiday party featuring Christmas carols by students from 9th District.
COUNTRY'S SECOND LARGEST CHRISTMAS TREE IS IN KENTUCKY
Lexington. Always showing off.
TURKEY SPARED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
The tradition continues. For video of today's Presidential pardon for a turkey and for the history of the event, check out the link.
The White House
FLORENCE RESTAURANT GIVING OUT FREE THANKSGIVING DINNERS
A great gesture by a locally-owned restaurant. Plus, who doesn't secretly want to eat burgers and fries on Thanksgiving anyway?
Mad Mike's employee's even donate their time and work for free to help serve up this no cost lunch. He says it's a good reminder that this holiday is not just about the thanks it's about the giving too. "I believe in karma I guess so it's my way of giving back," said Gelastopoulos.Local 12
If you know someone in need, again that free lunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at Mad Mike's at 6420 Dixie Highway in Florence.
DID YOU MISS THIS MORNING'S NEWS?
Someone shoots a pet cat, and now its owner is forced to delay his own medical care to take care of his furry best friend (an unbelievable story); Covington's firefighter battle is mirrored in Lexington; Why the CovCath chamber choir is rocking out to 98 Degrees; and the 25 worst passwords of the year. Those stories and more at the link.
The RC News: News Round-Up -- Wednesday Morning
DOES YOUR DAUGHTER WANT A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS?
Of course she does.
KY Equine Humane Center
DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR THANKSGIVING MEAL COMES FROM?
Take this short quiz about fair food (for each quiz taken, a philanthropist donates $1 to Food & Water Watch). Note: I Failed.
Food & Water Watch
DELTA TO OPEN OUTLET MALL IN EMPTY CVG CONCOURSE
From a local satire site:
Delta announced the plan during a press conference at what was once Gate 6 of Terminal 1. Many media outlets where not able to make it to the conference, as Terminal 1 has been walled off, and can only be accessed through a series of underground airport tunnels.LOL.
AUNT THREATENS TO DEVOUR NEWBORN'S TOES
More pre-Thanksgiving humor.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM
THE RIVER CITY NEWS