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NO BOND REDUCTION IN COVINGTON TEEN'S SLAYING
This is one of the most tragic stories to come out of Covington in a long time. Two teens accused of killing another.
An attorney for Mikael Crumes asked Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe to lower his $100,000 bond in hopes he would be able to be released. Crumes is being held in the regional juvenile detention center in Campbell County. Crumes and 14-year-old Tromonte Rice are charged with murder and robbery in the death of Dre’Shawn Hammond. His body was found June 25 on a trail behind the City Heights housing complex. Hammond’s family has said they believe he was shot over a dice game.The request was denied. Tragedy all around.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Brenna Kelly
KY PROSECUTOR AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GET DUI TRAINING
The headlines from the official release was eye-catching: "Attorney General Conway Announces Regional DUI Training". Apparently, though, the training is on how to prosecute a DUI, not avoid one while holding a public office:
"Our regional DUI trainings provide police officers and prosecutors with the tools they need to effectively enforce our DUI laws so they can better protect the citizens of our Commonwealth," General Conway said. "The trainings also result in better coordination between police, prosecutors, traffic safety experts and victims' support agencies to ensure that there are appropriate consequences for drunk drivers in Kentucky."Jack Conway
GATEWAY HONORS OAKLEY & EVA FARRIS IN LEXINGTON
The benevolence of the Farrises will be remembered and celebrated in Covington for centuries to come.
Oakley and Eva Farris of Covington were named Benefactors of the Year by Gateway Community and Technical College in honor of their commitment to provide $500,000 to create a child development center at the college’s proposed Urban Campus in downtown Covington.Cincinnati Enquirer
BILL PRE-FILED TO ALLOW 18-YEAR OLDS TO SEEK CITY OFFICES
State Representative Adam Koenig wants to lower the age to open up ballot access to teens:
“I spend a great deal of time speaking to young people within my district as a way to get them interested in government and public service, which is why I sponsored a civics bill to educate high school seniors about the voting process, which was passed and signed into law during the 2011 Regular Session,” said Rep. Koenig. “This is just another step which I believe will better prepare our local and state leaders of tomorrow, and get them more engaged and informed about what their communities are doing.”Kentucky House Republican Caucus
COVINGTON MUSEUM'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO STATE BOARD
Behringer-Crawford Museum Executive Director Laurie Risch was appointed (in November, but state just issued press release) to the Kentucky Historical Society Board of Directors.
Kentucky Historical Society
XAVIER SURVEY: VIEW OF AMERICAN DREAM IS LOW
The index consists of five components. The economic index suffered the second-biggest decline in November, slumping 1.07 percent. The diversity index, a measure of people’s attitudes toward others who are different from them, dropped 1.42 percent. The environment index, which measures how much pollution people are exposed to, improved by 2.5 percent. The other components – a societal index and a personal well-being measure – declined during the month.So, when people are broke, they like less people that are different from them.
Cincinnati Business Courier
NKU FACULTY & STUDENTS SEEK TO STUDY LOCAL DIVERSITY
Four professors and three graduate students will work together toward something called "Dialoguing About Diversity". Dialoguing. Must be a word they teach in grad school. Anyway, it may be interesting to participate, though the survey questions are at least slightly ridiculous -- but mostly because they actually do need to be asked. Participate at the link.
NKU Grad Articles
SOUTHGATE HOUSE TOPIC OF NKU DOCUMENTARY
Nice piece by students from NKU:
With a soundtrack loaded with local music (Mack West, The Tillers and many others), the movie features some great historical information about the old mansion, lovely footage of the interior and exterior of the building and lots of interviews with area musicians, music lovers, Southgate employees and longtime operator Ross Raleigh, all discussing the uniqueness of the club and what it means to the local music community.Watch the video at the link.
RE: SANDHILL CRANES. SO, LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT...
The Commonwealth of Kentucky makes headlines by changing the law and allowing people to hunt and kill the once-endangered sandhill crane, but then in the off-season, the Commonwealth of Kentucky sends out a press release advertising special sandhill crane tours where one can watch them in all their glory, bullet-free? What's next? Weekend tours of the soon-to-arrive horse slaughterhouses when the workers are at home?
Commonwealth of Kentucky
NKY WOMAN TURNS 103
You must see the photo.
REHABILITATED EAGLE RELEASED AT KY'S LAKE BARKLEY
A lovely story. Hope the little guy gets away before we change the law to allow for shooting it!
CHENEY RETURNS TO US WITH THICK HEAD OF HAIR
don't miss the news from earlier!
A Kentucky man pleads guilty after sending child pornography directly to the Attorney General; Report urges the closure of a local jail facility; Two reasons why Chez Nora in Mainstrasse will be hopping tonight; Plus, that awkward moment when the Memphis public address announcer introduces their coach as John Calipari. Those stories and more at the link.
News Round-Up -- Monday Lunch
Horse slaughter is very close to returning to Kentucky; Covington's new music venue is set to open this weekend; Governor Beshear's big party tomorrow will be done on the cheap; Occupy NKY will try again next week. Those stories and more at the link.
News Round-Up -- Monday Morning