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MAN SHOT ON LEWIS STREET OVERNIGHT
Just a shoulder wound:
Police officers seized evidence from the home and put at least one person inside a cruiser. They have not said yet how she may be connected, or if she was charged.Cincinnati Enquirer/Jennifer Edwards Baker
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1 IN 2 AMERICANS ARE POOR OR LIVE IN POVERTY
“Safety-net programs such as food stamps and tax credits kept poverty from rising even higher in 2010, but for many low-income families with work-related and medical expenses, they are considered too ‘rich’ to qualify,” said Sheldon Danziger, a University of Michigan public policy professor who specializes in poverty.But we must protect the "job-creators", right? They are, after all, the most vulnerable in these trying times, right?
“The reality is that prospects for the poor and the near-poor are dismal,” he said. “If Congress and the states make further cuts, we can expect the number of poor and low-income families to rise for the next several years.”
DID MARINES INFLATE HEROIC STORY OF KY MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER?
Obama told the audience in the White House East Room on Sept. 15 that Meyer had driven into the heart of a savage ambush in eastern Afghanistan against orders. He'd killed insurgents at near-point-blank range, twice leapt from his gun turret to rescue two dozen Afghan soldiers and saved the lives of 13 U.S. service members as he fought to recover the bodies of four comrades, the president said.But there's a problem with this account: Crucial parts that the Marine Corps publicized and Obama described are untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated, according to dozens of military documents McClatchy examined.McClatchy via NKY Spot
2.5 MILLION YOUNG AMERICANS ARE NOW INSURED THANKS TO REFORM
As Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar of the Associated Press first reported on Wednesday, theCenters for Disease Control is releasing new data that shows the number of young adults, ages 19-25, without private insurance fell from about 10.5 million to 8 million between 2010 and the middle of 2011. The number of Americans in other age groups, including those between 26 and 35, went up in the same period. See the graph below, which Igor Volsky has reproduced from the administration's analysis.
Why would adults younger than 26 be so much more fortunate than those who are older? The only possible explanation, according to administration officials and most health care experts I know, is the Affordable Care Act. One of the first provisions to take effect is a requirement that insurers offering family coverage include dependents up through the age of 25.The New Republic
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GEORGE CLOONEY GOES GAY FOR PLAY
The NKY native is hitting the stage for a play about California's gay marriage battle:
The play is about the historic trial in AFER’s federal constitutional challenge to Prop 8,. The play, taken from the District Court trial transcripts, courtroom observations and interviews with the two couples who are plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, will be directed by noted actor/director and AFER Founding Board Member Rob Reiner. Said Clooney:Back 2 Stonewall
“It is astonishing that gay and lesbian Americans are still treated as second-class citizens,” Clooney said in an AFER press release. “I am confident that, very soon, the laws of this nation will reflect the basic truth that gay and lesbian people – like all human beings – are born equal in dignity and rights.”
COVINGTON TO TAKE LESSON FROM CINCINNATI TODAY
The Covington Business Council welcomes interim Cincinnati Economic Development Director Patrick Ewing (is that what he's been doing since basketball?) at the monthly luncheon today from 11:30AM TO 1:00PM at the Madison.
Patrick W. Ewing has been employed by the City of Cincinnati since 1992. He was previously the Executive Director of the Covington Business Council. Mr. Ewing will address the common challenges of economic development in the region such as urban vs. suburban, shrinking budgets, parking , and more. He will also relate his experiences with the City of Cincinnati to his time here in Covington.To register, click the link.
FLORENCE SEEMS PRETTY SATISFIED WITH ITSELF
More than a thousand residents of Florence Y'All responded to a municipal survey -- and it turns out that they really love living there:
The city wanted to gauge what residents felt about the newly finished Mall Road reconstruction project and 76 percent felt the project created a more positive impression on the area. Largely responders were happy with the different departments and services of the city with many getting satisfaction ratings greater than 90 percent.Though:
While most of the response was positive, there were some problems residents voiced. When asked what they don’t like about the city, 46.5 percent said the lack of code enforcement and 43.8 percent said traffic and roads.Cincinnati Enquirer/Justin B. Duke
DID YOU EVER THINK WE'D SAY, 'AT LEAST WE'RE NOT VILLA HILLS'?
That city is a hot mess these days. It's gotten so bad that even in this economy they can't find anyone to be a police officer there.
“Two qualified candidates that have been recommended backed out,” said Mayor Mike Martin. “They fell through the cracks because everybody else that has applied for the job has just gone through the regular process.” Martin said he isn’t sure why the candidates nixed an interview for the job, but, “I know salary was one of the reasons.”Cincinnati Enquirer/Libby Cunningham
FORMER BENGALS HAVE HANDS IN HIGHLANDS, HOLY CROSS TITLES
The football programs from Highlands and Holy Cross each enjoyed a magical 2011 season, culminating in a state championship. The Bluebirds and Indians shared another commonality this season: A former Cincinnati Bengal on the coaching staff.Adam Turer
COACH KOZERSKI WINS COACH OF THE YEAR FROM FELLOW NKY COACHES
From the Holy Cross football Twitter feed:
Did you miss some of the great stories at The River City News on Wedneday? Catch up now!
CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING PITS BUSINESS OWNERS AGAINST EACH OTHER
The man who owns Cosmo's Bar & Grille in Mainstrasse was cited by Covington code enforcement for the restaurant's neighboring building which has fallen into disrepair and sits prominently at the intersection of 6th & Main Streets. The owner of another nearby business spoke publicly about her concern with the damage the building does to the neighborhood. Full story with photos at the link.
|NKU Grad/Playboy Bunny trampled at UK-Indiana game; A Kentucky Derby winner dies; Statues that stood for years in Humana's Louisville offices turn out to be stolen from Italy; Insight Cable may be close to keeping Star 64 on the air; Those stories and more at the link!
News Round-Up -- Wednesday Evening
The shop local movement is taking hold nationally -- are you participating?; There's a new map to highlight decorated Covington businesses; Clooney's film that was partially shot in Covington - snubbed by the first round of awards; Holmes & Holy Cross roll on the hardwood with big wins. Those stories and more at the link!
News Round-Up -- Wednesday Morning
SPECIAL EVENT FOR CHILDREN AT THE WELCOME HOUSE
Good stuff for the young residents at the Gardens of Greenup.
GET YOUR NKU DIVISION I ANNOUNCEMENT T-SHIRT
And cherish the moment until you get too fat for it!
$15 and only available today. Click link for details.
PEDIATRICIANS: BABIES BORN IN 2011 ARE UGLIEST IN 30 YEARS
"They have the stubbiest ears, the creepiest little toes—really, I can't do their repulsiveness justice in words. I'm just glad I'm not a parent who has to bring one of these mutts home. Jesus Christ."The Onion