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VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN GREENUP MURDER
The man killed in Tuesday evening's shooting at 1010 Greenup Street has been identified as 18-year old Brett Thornberry. No arrests have been made. The address is also the site of the brutal 2009 murder of Shawn Davis, who was lured there by the promise of sex before being robbed, beaten to death, and then having his body burned under a Campbell County bridge. If you have any information, call Covington Police at 859.292.2222.
|One of at least 3|
circulating on Facebook
in memory of Thornberry
FLORENCE MAYOR WON'T RUN FOR CONGRESS; FORMER PROSECUTOR WILL
Florence Mayor Diane Whalen will not be a Democratic candidate for Congress, but Kenton County lawyer Ben Dusing (who used to serves as assistant US Attorney in Cincinnati and in Eastern Kentucky) will announce next week, marking the third announced Republican candidacy.
NATIONAL ENTITIES TAKE AIM AT KY CONGRESSMEN
Western Kentucky's Ed Whitfield (R) is drawing the ire of environmental groups for his position that mercury levels in water do not harm women and babies:
“There are already strict regulations relating to mercury emissions,” Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), the chair of the House energy and power subcommittee, falsely claimed in an interview today with Fox News. “Obviously whatever controls the EPA has in place are not working if our fish are tainted,” Fox’s Alisyn Camerota shot back. Whitfield then made the false claim that “there is not going to be any benefit from this new regulation in reducing mercury levels”Think Progress
Democrat Ben Chandler, who represents Lexington and Bluegrass country, is in trouble with tax hater Grover Norquist, well-known for his anti-tax pledge that many Republicans (and Chandler) signed. Chandler broke away from that promise and was the topic of tweets from Norquist:
Occupy Cincinnati took its movement to a Downtown nativity scene last night outside Western & Southern:
Jesus was born the poor child of poor parents with nowhere to go, and later in life during his ministry he was homeless and devoted his life to the cause of justice. This Nativity scene, commemorating Jesus’ life, has been brought to us by Western and Southern, a major corporation that has tried to displace the Anna Louise Inn, a charitable group that provides support to abused women in the spirit of Christ. Western and Southern, a powerful corporation has been allowed to occupy this park 24/7 with barnyard animals; however, Occupy Cincinnati has been told that political speech is not allowed to be granted a space in the parks.Cincinnati Enquirer/Carrie Whitaker
KENTUCKY CHAMBER MAKES REQUESTS OF LEGISLATURE
Reforming pensions, raising drop-out age, reduce smoking, reform taxes, and more. Check out the full list at the link.
70 HOODIES TO BE PRESENTED TO MEN AT TWO RIVERS
Christmas cheer spreads in Covington even to those who have a debt to pay to society for various criminal activities. Ten of the recipients are among those who worked for the Urban Partnership this year in cleaning up Covington. The River City News will be there at 4:00PM as the gifts are loaded into a truck before delivery.
RUMOR MILL: POPEYE'S CHICKEN & BISCUITS TO MAINSTRASSE
Unconfirmed, but the proverbial word on the street is that the former Skyline Chili space at 5th & Main Streets has been purchased and will reopen as a Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits.
(Rumors and dreams of Po' Boys)
VACANT NEWPORT THRIFTWAY TO BECOME BUILDERS SURPLUS
Building Cincinnati reports:
Builders Surplus to open in vacant Newport Thriftway (6th and York sts.) April 2, 2012. Stores in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and L'ville.Follow Kevin LeMaster's well-informed tweets @BuildingCincy
FT. MITCHELL'S USA HOTEL TO CLOSE
This dump has been trouble for that traditionally quiet, affluent city for some time:
The USA Hotel, 2100 Dixie Highway, will be closing this weekend, Will Terwort, a member of Fort Mitchell Council, told The Recorder.Back story with list of recent citations the "hotel" has received, at the link.
COVINGTON TRIO BUSTED IN BOONE COPPER THEFT
If we're going to send troops into Boone County to cause come sneaky economic troubles, let's send smarter ones next time:
Deputies arrested three people at the house. They were: Ira Boles, Jr., 33, his wife Tammy Boles, 34, and their cousin Jessica Boles, 28.
Another family business shut down by the recession.
TOYOTA TO BOOST PRODUCTION 24% IN 2012
That's good to hear:
Toyota has estimate a 20 percent increase in sales in 2012, to 8.48 million vehicles.
Georgetown is gonna be hopping.
LOTS OF GIFTS ARE BEING SENT AROUND THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR
Both UPS and FedEx are lugging around a ton of boxes this holiday season:
The Atlanta-based company expects the pace to reach its pinnacle Thursday, with close to 26 million packages reaching their destinations. That volume is up more than 60 percent from daily norms. Rival FedEx Corp., based in Memphis, Tenn., shipped about 17 million packages on Dec. 12, the busiest day in company history, it said. That one-day volume was up 10 percent from last year’s busiest day, and doubled total shipments on an average night.Washington Post
BETTER HOPE IT AIN'T THIS FED EX GUY DELIVERING YOUR PACKAGE
Why, yes, that is a computer monitor! FedEx responds with a video of its own:
WAIT, KENTUCKIANS ONLY KILT 4 BARS?
Bear season has come and gone, and all we got were four measley bears?
Neil Perkins, of Hallie, Ky., took a 350-pound male bear in Letcher County that is the heaviest bear taken since Kentucky's first bear season in 2009, said Steven Dobey, bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Hunters took two bears in Letcher County and two in Harlan County.Guess it's faux-bearskin rug from IKEA then.
KY Fish & Wildlife