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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.
INSIGHT CABLE CLOSER TO DEAL TO KEEP STAR 64 ON AIR IN NKY
Again, this only matters if you love a six-hour block of non-stop court shows or...UK BASKETBALL! This article is from the Lexington Herald-Leader but if you substitute WSTR for WDKY, it's the same situation as here (both stations are owned by Sinclair):
The companies "are in the process of confirming our verbal agreement in writing," according to an Insight statement. "Although we do not have a signed deal yet, as we have said all along, we are highly confident we will reach an agreement and avoid a blackout of their station on Jan. 1.
The average domestic round trip fare at CVG was $476.06 from April to June, an increase of nearly 12 percent from the same period last year. Cincinnati came in a close second to Memphis, Tenn., where the average domestic fare was $476.22. The national average was $370, an increase of 8.5 percent from the same period last year.Cincinnati Enquirer
COVINGTON POLICE SHOP WITH KIDS
So much of what kids see of police officers is in the light of a tragic situation or how they are portrayed on television. Here we have an opportunity to show the kids that police officers are people too and that we are also here to help.
More photos at the link.
LATONIA ELEM. STUDENTS SHOW OFF SELF-PORTRAITS AT THOMAS MORE
You only have until Friday to check them out at the Eva G. Farris Art Gallery on the Crestview Hills campus.
KY RANKS HIGH IN CHILD HOMELESSNESS
But in Covington, we already knew that:
“It was quite distressful to look at the report,” said Michael Hurysz with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Hurysz helps count the number of homeless citizens in Northern Kentucky, and said despite the number of homeless children in the state increasing, the number of homeless families is nearly the same.Cincinnati Enquirer/Libby Cunningham
“We had a good enough amount of stimulus funds that came into the state several years ago,” he said, which helped people find homes. “It was in the neighborhood of $12 million that came into the states.” The report shows that 24 percent of families in Kentucky use half of their income toward rent. On average, to afford a two-bedroom apartment a resident has to make $12.19 an hour.
156 JOBS TO BE LOST IN KENTUCKY WHEN PLANT CLOSES
It's really not getting better is it?
Major Perry County employer American Woodmark plans to close its plant, which produces parts for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, next spring. It's part of a series of moves the company, based in Winchester, Va., is making, including closing a plant in West Virginia, to combat a downturn stemming from the economy's struggles.Herald-Leader
The plant in Chavies employs 156 and was established in 2002, according to the state Cabinet for Economic Development. All employees will be offered severance packages, American Woodmark spokesman Rick Hardy said in a statement.
SEE ALSO: KY pays $27,500 per job created in Russell JKLM
200+ ANIMALS RESCUED FROM KENTUCKY FARM
A shock for animal lovers in Henry County:
Over 115 dogs, 20 cats, crate after crate full of rabbits and guinea pigs, geese, a hybrid wolf, horses, birds, a screech owl, hermit crabs, and other animals were all rescued from a home on Allyson Lane in Campbellsburg. Flinkfelt said they received an anonymous tip of animal hoarding and a puppy mill at the Allyson Lane home. They responded to the tip on Monday.WAVE 3
PLAYBOY BUNNY/NKU GRAD TRAMPLED AT INDIANA GAME
Poor thing only wanted to show some school pride before showing... well...
“All those fans came out of their seats and rushed the floor like idiots. The next thing I knew, I was knocked down five or six steps. I think the guy who actually knocked me down is the one who did at least pick me up. After I got hurt, I was scared to death.”You're gonna wanna read the whole thing, mmkay?
She had a swollen ankle she could barely walk on and a doctor confirmed Monday that she not only had a sprained ankle, but also some torn tendons. The injury has forced her to cancel a Playboy photo shoot this Saturday in Indiana. “I just can’t do the shoot with my ankle like it is,” Dills, who also has a psychology degree from Northern Kentucky University, said. “But that’s okay because I do a lot of them.”
3.5 COVINGTON RESTAURANTS FEATURED BY ENQUIRER CRITIC
Food writer Polly Campbell lists (with photos) the restaurants around town at which she ate this year. Dee Felice, Blinkers, and Europa made the list. So did Cock & Bull, though it was the new Hyde Park location.
1991 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER STRIKE THE GOLD DIES
He will never be forgotten:
With Strike the Gold’s death, the oldest living Derby winner is 21-year-old Sea Hero, the 1993 Kentucky Derby winner who also has been standing in stud in Turkey.A stud until the end.
Bloodhorse.com reported that Strike the Gold, who was the leading active stallion in Turkey at the time of his death at age 23, sustained a fracture of his left front pastern Tuesday and was euthanized after being examined by a team of veterinarians. The site reported that Strike the Gold had battled laminitis but otherwise was in relatively good health.
Is there anything more exciting than a horse race - especially the horse race? Watch this clip of the 1991 Kentucky Derby and throw back a shot of bourbon for this great champion.
LOUISVILLE-BASED HUMANA TO RETURN STOLEN STATUES TO ITALY
Um... so, how does this happen?
The statues of the Goddess Fortuna and another female figure stood in the Humana Building lobby for years. But recently, Humana officials found the works on a list of stolen art. The company voluntarily returned the works to Italian officials and is not seeking any payment for the statues. “No no no, we think what’s appropriate at this instance is for us to return these treasures to where they rightfully belong, and that is their country of origin…Italy,” says spokesman Tom Noland. Humana purchased the statues from a New York art dealer in 1984. Noland says the company will not attempt to get any money from the dealer, either.WFPL
HEY, IS THAT WHO I THINK IT AS AT THE GOVERNOR'S INAUGURATION?
Is that Covington attorney Bob Sanders?
STUDY: 87% OF MOVIES WOULD BE BETTER WITH MICHAEL KEATON IN THEM
"Overall, we were impressed by these results, although one can hardly call them surprising," Scott continued. "I mean, of course these films would be better. It's Michael Keaton." After observing how Michael Keaton made the otherwise unwatchable films Jack Frost and My Life 58 percent more watchable, researchers said they determined that 100 percent of films of equal or lesser quality would have experienced similar results if Michael Keaton had been cast in them.The Onion