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FUNERAL SET FOR TEEN MURDERED ON GREENUP STREET; NO NEW ARRESTS YET
Brett Thornberry, 18, will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon. He was shot and killed at 1010 Greenup Street last Tuesday evening. One arrest has been made. Covington Police confirmed that a 15-year old boy is in custody but The River City News learned today that while interviews of potential suspects and witnesses continue, no new arrests have been made. The 15-year old in custody also faces a complicity to robbery to charge, implying that at least one other suspect faces arrest. Thornberry's visitation is set for tomorrow morning from 8:30AM to 11:20AM at Conley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia. His funeral will follow at noon at St. Benedict Church and he will be buried at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. The family is asking for help in covering funeral expenses:
Memorial Suggestions can be made to the Brett Thornberry Memorial Fund c/o any Bank of Kentucky branch location.
SEE ALSO: Thornberry online obituary: Click Here
COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY ROB SANDERS TO SEEK REELECTION
The Republican announced via Twitter:
Sanders's announcement follows the news that his father Bob Sanders, a staunch Democrat, is considering a bid for Congress to replace the retiring Geoff Davis (R-Hebron).
WEBB-EDGINGTON RESIGNS AS 4TH DISTRICT GOP CHAIR
Hunkerin' down for the GOP primary in her bid to replace Davis in Congress:
Webb-Edgington, a state representative from Fort Wright, said in a statement Tuesday that she believes it would be better for someone not running for higher office to lead northern Kentucky's GOP.Herald-Leader
PRESIDENT RAND PAUL?
One analyst believes that our Junior Senator's pappy is raising the possibility of a Presidential bid for his son:
Here’s the twist: a semi-successful Paul 2012 run means that there is now a whole network of party activists who love the Paul brand and know the ropes. They’re ready to go if Kentucky Senator Rand Paul – Ron’s son – wants to run. He’s also a fairly pure libertarian in many ways and could easily pick up that wing of the party. If the social conservatives burn out in 2012 and 2016, by running against Democrats during the peak of the business cycle, then the GOP may be ready to let Rand Paul run in 2020 and he might win. The real legacy of Paul’s 2012 primary run may be laying the groundwork for Rand Paul presidency.Org Theory
Some remarks the younger Paul made earlier this year have him in contention for an annual award from prolific blogger Andrew Sullivan. In a category named for Michelle Malkin that honors extremist rhetoric from the right wing (don't worry, he has one for the left wing, too), Rand Paul is nominated (and currently leads the reader voting) for this nugget:
"With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses. ... You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be," - Senator Rand Paul.Vote Here
SEE ALSO: Someone has devoted a new Twitter feed to the allegedly racist newsletters supported by Ron Paul and they are tweeting them virtually line-by-line. Click Here
REP. YARMUTH ON MSNBC'S 'DAILY RUNDOWN'
The Louisville Democrat discusses a Congressional compromise over payroll tax cut extension in the coming two months:
INTERNET GAMBLING OUTLETS MAY BE COMING TO THE STATES
A Justice Department ruling Friday may open that window:
"The DOJ has finally confirmed what we believed in Illinois to be true all along — that intrastate gambling is an issue that is within the sole discretion of a state to regulate, as it deems appropriate," said Melissa Riahei, general counsel of the online gaming firm U.S. Digital Gaming. "This is wonderful Christmas gift to state governments nationwide. States can now comfortably move toward the implementation of Internet gaming programs that can generate much-needed revenue to fund essential government services."Wonder how Governor Beshear feels about it, since he wants expanded gaming in the Commonwealth.
3 DIE ON KENTUCKY ROADS OVER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
How many times do people need to be told to buckle up?
All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and two of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Hardin, Hart and Warren counties.Also:
Through Dec. 26, 2011, preliminary statistics* indicate that 709 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is 45 less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010.Kentucky State Police
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NEW DATA SHOW STRUGGLES AT HOLMES
ACT scores are well below the state average while those qualifying for free or reduced lunch is nearly double the state average.
The RC News: More Data Show Struggle at Holmes
TUESDAY MORNING NEWS ROUND-UP
Does Jeff Ruby think we're all stupid?; Finally, a Covingtonian considers the race to replace Geoff Davis in Congress; America's wealth gap: worse than Ancient Rome; and a special, soapy party requires white attire on Madison Avenue. Those stories and more at the link!
LOCAL DOG NEEDS A NEW HOME
Details: Perry was found on West Robbins & Russell St on Dec 23. He needs a home! Call Kenton County Animal shelter at 859.356.7400 and use reference #M11899.
MAYBE THE DOG ABOVE WILL ROCK OUT LIKE THIS ONE?
NOTICE COVINGTON BIRDS SINGING DIFFERENTLY LATELY?
If so, they're just looking for love in an urban environment:
A big part of being a bird is singing, often to attract other birds. Sometimes it's hard to do that amid all the noise in a city. For birds, it's like living in a bar, scientist Peter Marra says. "Those sounds compete with low-frequency sounds," Marra says, and that makes it hard for birds that sing at a lower pitch to hook up.Run and tweet that, homeboy!
But there's no stopping love, and Marra has found that those birds are changing their tune.