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BLOW ON THOSE DICE -- CASINOS FOR KENTUCKY ARE BACK ON THE TABLE
Governor Beshear says he is open to it, and not only that, he's open to stand-alone casinos:
Speaking to reporters after the luncheon, the governor indicated that he could support either a legislative option or a constitutional amendment on gambling for the 2012 ballot.Let's hope that once this passes, Covington is on the list.
"I think most folks out there are ready to vote on expanded gambling," Beshear said. "My preference is for passing something we can get a majority vote on. If that's legislation, I'm all for it. If that's a constitutional amendment, I'm all for it. I think it's a much easier vote to put on the ballot and let the people vote on it."
HEY, WHERE DID CINCINNATI GO?
Did Chiquita take the whole skyline with it?
Thanks to a reader from Botany Hills for this awesome photo from this morning in Covington.
URBAN CINCY WRITER BLAMES CVG'S LOCATION FOR CHIQUITA LOSS
The great frustration is that all of this could have been avoided if at the cusp of the jet age a major airport had been built in Butler County so as to draw from the combined 3-plus million population of Cincinnati and Dayton. Such an airport could have attracted all of the development that now occupies Boone County, Kentucky, and the larger combined population would have ensured multiple major carriers.Is a continued reliance on CVG a strategy that dooms Cincinnati’s potential? There is a temptation, given the billions invested in that facility over the past 60 years, to dismiss any notion of constructing a new airport in Ohio. But with no futuristic transportation mode on the horizon, it appears that jet travel will continue in a form similar to what exists now for decades to come.I like what the writer has to say about rail and about how metro areas are at the mercy of these unstable, ridiculous airlines.
DIRECTION 2030 RELEASES SOME SURVEY RESULTS ON KENTON COUNTY
It appears that we may be just as lame as expected. According to the results, we're mostly middle-aged, lived in Kenton County for more than 10 years, half of us would never use alternative transportation (25% don't even think we need to improve alternative modes of tranportaion). Now I see why Direction 2030 is so hellbent on getting younger people to these meetings. One note for Covington: 70% rank a good school system as "very important" or "important" when choosing a place to live. Check out all the results at the link.
Direction 2030 Survey Results
SEE ALSO: Coverage of the most recent meeting in Covington: nky.com
SEE ALSO: Direction 2030 seeks guest bloggers
TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY
The NKY Health Department urges you to get tested tonight FREE at Saint John's Church in Bellevue from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Also, join fellow Northern Kentuckians at the World Peace Bell in Newport to raise awareness and to remember those that have been lost to AIDS.
SEE ALSO: Kentucky recognizes World AIDS Day (press release)
WIN BLAKE SHELTON TICKETS
The country music star is coming to the Bank of Kentucky Center at NKU and you have a chance to go FREE. Click the link for details.
OHIO COULDN'T KEEP CHIQUITA, BUT CAN PURSUE SEARS?
Even Sears is looking for handout? When are we going to start drug testing these welfare recipients?
WHEN WE'RE FINISHED DRUG TESTING ACTUAL WELFARE RECIPIENTS
Even though the program has been an embarrassing failure in Florida costing far more than it saves, grandstanding Indiana Republicans who have no ideas to save the economy are turning to the same failed policy. Not because it saves money but because it sounds good to idiots when it's time for TV ads.
SENATOR THAYER TO GET TEA PARTY CHALLENGER
Thayer's a pretty popular guy, though. The Tea Party on the other hand is now less popular than Occupy Wall Street.|
KY FARMERS ARE ROLLING IN CASH!
It's a record year for them:
UK's agricultural economists forecast receipts of $5.2-$5.4 billion this year, easily exceeding last year's $4.4 billion and well over the 2008 record of $4.7 billion.Courier-Journal
The economists project cash receipts will be between $5.3 and $5.7 billion in 2012, setting another record.
TOYS FOR TATER TOTS IN BELLEVUE
A tasty play on the annual giving tradition. Eat well for a good cause:
We'll then do a shopping crawl through Bellevue for two hours during it's awesome First Friday event (so all the shops stay open late.) Didn't bring a toy? No problem, pick something up on the crawl to be donated and still get your wristband.
At 9pm, we'll make our way back to Virgil's for Happy Hour prices on drinks. Plusanyone who has a wristband on will get FREE GOURMET TATER TOTS made by Chef Matt. (See, now you get why the wristbands are important). Come for just the crawl, just the tots or both - but bring a toy and give something back.
PARK HILLS LOSES A LOCAL JEWELER
Zachary Lauren Jewelers is closing for good:
Owners Tony and Regina Trenkamp have operated the shop at 1516 Dixie Highway, next to the plaza that’s home to Reality Tuesday Cafe and Loschiavo’s Produce & Deli, for 10 years.Cincinnati Enquirer
CAN ANYONE REPLICATE THE MAKER'S MARK MELTED WAX TOP?
That's what a Cincinnati court is considering now.
I've seen plenty of fights in bars caused by whiskey... but I bet it's truly something special to watch a fight between whiskeys. Anyway, I'm thirsty.
DIPPIN' DOTS TO GROCERY STORES?
The ice cream of the future is taking a more present-day route to solvency:
The company’s five researchers, whose mission is to invent the next generation of the already future-set beaded ice cream, are working hard to put the quirky and colorful dots on the grocery store shelves as early as next year. The enterprise could help lift sales and reenergize the dots’ novel concept that is quickly aging as a childhood memory for Millennials.The dots’ destiny toward the freezer section would send them boldly into an environment where they haven’t been able to survive in the past. The climate-picky dots start sticking to each other once their storage temperature begins to rise above negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wall Street Journal
CHECK OUT THE NEW SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL EAGLE'S NEST
These are obviously just plans, but pretty cool looking. What do you think?
KENTUCKY MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME ENDS 100 - 2
Yes, one team legitimately beat the other by a score of 100 to 2. It's caused an uproar across the nation. Awful awful awful. Of course, this is the same county that is home to the church that banned interracial couples. Classy all around.
TONS OF SANTA CLAUSES WILL BE DESCENDING ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE
So... if you're into that sort of thing...
Yes, Virginia, there is a SantaCon. And it's in Cincinnati, Saturday, December 10.
HOPEFULLY NONE OF THESE HORRIBLE SANTAS ARE THERE
Mental Floss assembled a list of the creepiest Santas ever:
Yikes. For more, click the link.