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COVINGTON MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES
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GATEWAY COLLEGE ROBBERY SUSPECT IS 68-YEAR OLD STUDENT
Kids these days...
Officers say 68 year old James Summers Jr. of Fort Thomas robbed the bookstore at Gateway Community College in Florence Thursday morning. He was arrested early Friday morning. Summers allegedly went to the bookstore just before 10 a.m. Thursday. He asked for a printer cartridge. When the manager told him they didn't carry them, Summers pulled out a large knife and demanded cash.
Naturally, he was busted at a casino.
RIVERFRONT COMMONS PROJECT MOVES FORWARD
Fort Thomas and Dayton signed on to the interlocal agreement this week, bringing all 8 government entities (2 counties and 6 river cities) on board:
The project recently started a two-year, $700,000 feasibility study with U.S. Army Corp of Engineers that will analyze water-related issues along the riverbank including habitat restoration, flood risk management and bank stabilization.Moreland said while the study is going on, he hopes to complete some of the project work that affects areas further away from the riverbank, including connectors to local parks, shopping areas and entertainment attractions.
BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL BILLBOARD CASE TO COURT OF APPEALS MONDAY
The school just wanted to make some money,
God Kentucky forbid. The stat etransportation cabinet and department of highways came down on Bellevue for placing a billboard on school property. Check out some background on the case that is argued in the Court of Appeals Monday in Lexington:
Summary: Civil. The commonwealth is appealing a judgment that prohibits it from enforcing the Billboard Act against one of its own political subdivisions. Also at issue is the judge’s ruling that a commercial lease constitutes a “government function” by a local school district. The school district is cross-appealing. The Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association and Scenic Kentucky have filed friend of the court briefs in the case. A friend of the court is a person or organization that is not a party to a case but volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it. Judge Caperton will preside.
Campbell County judge who presided in the case – Judge Julie Reinhardt Ward
Appellant’s attorney: Richard Deters
Appellee’s attorneys: Philip Taliaferro III, Robert Winter Jr. and Stephen Wolnitzek for the Board of Education
Attorneys for the Kentucky Chapter of The American Planning Association and Scenic Kentucky: Timothy Butler and Paul Whitty
NKU MOVES TO D-I... AND IS READY FOR OHIO STATE?
It could be Norse vs. Buckeyes as early as next season now that NKU has been accepted into the Atlantic Sun Conference. What an historic day for this region! Check out coverage here: The RC News: History! NKU Joins NCAA Division I
According to today's Enquirer, NKU is talking to Ohio State about scheduling a match-up:
Men’s basketball coach Dave Bezold said NKU will try to schedule at least one game a year against a national powerhouse. Those games can bring as much as $100,000 in revenue into the program. “We want to get our name out there,” Bezold said after the announcement at the Bank of Kentucky Center here. “Every kid, when they’re little they want to play Division I basketball.”
SEE ALSO: ESPN offers a "Get to Know Northern Kentucky" profile ESPN
IS NKY'S EXTREME RIGHT WING TURNING ON CONGRESSMAN DAVIS?
Seems as though the conservative litmus test gets tougher every day:
Davis then said that he had received a letter from a TEA party person asking him to support Rand Paul's position. When questioned why he wouldn't support Rand Paul as the letter from the TEA party member requested, Davis, according to eye witnesses, went too far by saying: "How dare that person question ME on this issue. I don't see stars on his shoulder!"(snip)When Davis aligns himself with John McCain, joins the Council on Foreign Relations, insults Rand Paul and castigates a voter for "daring" to ask him a question if he doesn't have "stars on his shoulder", he makes a pretty good case for forced term limits.|
The extreme right-wingers of the NKY Tea Party commented on the article: "Wish i lived in Kentucky so I could vote against this arrogant SOB.", "Speaking as his BOSS!!! I would say he has a terrible work attitude!!!", "Davis might have more political, experience but Rand Paul has something more valuable, common sense! I wish he would run for president."
DOES DAVIS KNOW WHAT "BIPARTISAN" MEANS?
Following this week's passage of Davis's REINS Act (Google it), Rep. Davis issued a press release lauding the "bipartisan" support:
Today, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Geoff Davis’ bill, H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, by a bipartisan vote of 241 to 184.But here's the thing: of those 241 that voted for the bill, only 4 were Democrats. Is that what DC has come to? You get four members of the opposing party on your side and the legislation is "bipartisan"? Pathetic. Here's Speaker Boehner taking a victory lap after passing the REINS Act (which somehow becomes a "jobs bill" in the warped world of the GOP) and taking aim at Democrats (he does congratulate Geoff Davis):
Newport, Fort Wright, Alexandria, and other local governments endorsed Davis's bill, according to an article by Scott Wartman:
“The idea does not sound consistent with the tradition in this country of regulatory agencies adopting regulations that implement the law as part of the executive branch,” said Col Owens, chairman of the Kenton County Democratic Party. “The idea of taking them back to Congress and having Congress micromanage those regulations, it is just impossible.” Davis disagreed and said it would keep the executive branch from going around Congress and hold them accountable.|
“Every executive branch and president tries to exert its will beyond Congress,” Davis said. “It is a challenge we’ve had for decades.”
SPEAKING OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, NKY TATTOO ARTISTS SPEAK
Turns out that KY's ink industry is not as regulated as our neighbors to the north:
Local 12's Joe Webb says at Arts Link on Madison in Covington, Mark Arts and a couple of other artists work in an environment that is licensed by the health department, but not as regulated as Ohio or Indiana. Last night, the health department voted to toughen things up and require every tattoo artist to take a class and be certified on blood-born diseases.Video report by Joe Webb at the link.
|50 NKY HOMELESS CHILDREN WILL GET NEW SHOES
The Welcome House says that it got a donation from "Payless Gives" which will put new shoes on the feet of 50 children. Great news!
BUT... COVINGTON SHELTERS STILL NEED ATTENTION
So give to and help them whenever you can. The Emergency Shelter in particular is among the best in the region, helping when others will not:
35% of our guests served this year have been over the age of 50. Another guest was given a referral for the Respite Center for the Homeless in Cincinnati which is a rehab hospital for people without insurance and who are homeless. This gentleman stayed with us for a little over a week with a colonoscopy bag and our shelter was the only place he had to go until this referral went through.
Plus, the Emergency Shelter shares many success stories:
A Veteran, "Ken" who has been working full time for several weeks has saved enough money and connected to funding through Brighton Center to access housing in Newport, KY. He should be moved in by next Friday. And, a guest who is 62 will be moving into senior affordable housing next Friday... he's been homeless for four years. He's on cloud 9.The Shelter keeps a running tally of the guests it serves at its website and also frequently updates with blog entries. Rachel Winters does a great job.
NKY Emergency Shelter