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COVINGTON LATIN EXPANSION CELEBRATED TODAY
Join the ceremony at the Madison Avenue school at 1:00PM. The River City News will be there if you can't be!
OTHERS TO RING BELL FOR MARY MIDDLETON
The wife of former Kenton County Judge-Executive Clyde Middleton was a staple of the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising. The 83-year old Mary Middleton was killed in a tragic accident last month when she was struck by a sanitation truck. Others are stepping up to fill her shoes this season.
LEXUS PRESENTS CHECK TO 9TH DISTRICT SCHOOL
Lexus RiverCenter scored a $10,000 grant for 9th District School, the company's mentor partner.
BELLEVUE CONDOS DAMAGED BY HILLSIDE
The homeowners were inside at the time but avoided injury.
"It looks like it came in the back bedroom corner, but we weren't able to get in there because you can't open the door; the mud's that far into the room," Hatton said.WLWT
A loaded 3.5 hour meeting featured many highlights. For the complete rundown of what happened at City Hall last night, including the unanimous passage of a daytime curfew for minors, click the link.
NKU PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS CHAMBER
The man who redefined higher education in Northern Kentucky will speak to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce next week.
During Votruba’s tenure NKU saw unprecedented growth. Enrollment has climbed by 34 percent (to nearly 16,000 today); the university has added 19 bachelor’s degree programs, 42 masters’ or graduate certificate programs and two professional doctoral programs.Lane Report
“Dr. Votruba’s body of work within, and outside the Northern Kentucky University walls is unmatched in our region’s post-secondary education history,” said Kevin Canafax of Fidelity Investments, an Investors’ Circle member of the Chamber who will serve as emcee for the event.
KY FINED FOR STORM WATER VIOLATIONS
The feds came down on the Commonwealth for violations during the widening of US-421 in Frankfort.
Transportation spokesman Chuck Wolfe says roadway construction can have an adverse impact on the environment if steps aren’t taken to control runoff. He says the cabinet agreed to the settlement.“I think overall we did a very good job on erosion control but there was this one instance where sediment got into a couple of streams and that was documented and that was a violation of the storm water permit,” he said.WFPL
SOUTHGATE HOUSE ADDS SHOWS SINCE NEWS OF CLOSURE
At least seven bands want to rock out in the Newport venue one more time before its December 31 closure.
E-ZONE GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR NKY BUSINESSES, START-UPS
The grant application process is open through January 12.
KY-MADE CAMRYS TO SOUTH KOREA
The Georgetown Toyota plant will ship at least 6,000 Camrys annually to South Korea.
“We are pleased with the reaction that the redesigned Camry is receiving from our customers, and the sales success it is having in the U.S. and overseas,” said Yoshimi Inaba, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. “The export of thousands of Camry vehicles to South Korea is an important development that builds on the great work of our talented U.S. team members as well as our extensive investments across North America to help maintain a strong, stable base of U.S. jobs. We look forward to other opportunities to continue growing exports from our American operations.”Toyota press release
AMAZON WORKS TO UNDERMINE LOCAL SHOPPING EFFORT
The big bad boys of the Internet want you to stop shopping local. Check out this dick move:
Apparently concerned that it's not already doing enough to undermine local physical retailers across the country, Amazon.com announced it will pay customers $5 to go into a local store, scan an item, walk out, and buy the same item on Amazon. Please don't do this cheap, sad thing.Wow.
PRESIDENT STRIKES POPULIST CHORD
President Obama tapped into his inner Teddy Roosevelt during a speech in Kansas.
“This country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share and when everyone plays by the same rules,” Mr. Obama said in an address that sought to tie his economic differences with Republicans into an overarching message.Infusing his speech with the moralistic language that has emerged in the Occupy protests around the nation, Mr. Obama warned that growing income inequality meant that the United States was undermining its middle class and, “gives lie to the promise that’s at the very heart of America: that this is the place where you can make it if you try.”“This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and all those who are fighting to get into the middle class,” Mr. Obama told the crowd packed into the gym at Osawatomie High School.The New York Times
SEE ALSO: President Obama on trickle-down economics Think Progress
HAS IT GOTTEN THIS BAD OUT THERE?
A mother is denied welfare so she shoots her kids.
Goodman said Grimmer's last contact with the agency appeared to be a phone call in mid-November. When the family entered the Laredo office on Monday shortly before 5 p.m., Goodman said Grimmer asked to speak to a new caseworker, and not the one whom she worked with previously.Shortly thereafter, Goodman said, Grimmer was taken to a private room to discuss her case. She said it was there the mother revealed a gun and the standoff began.Awful!
WHAT DID NEWCATH SEND HOLY CROSS BEFORE TITLE GAME?
Why, an edible arrangement of course!
Holy Cross principal Clay Eifert admitted he was surprised at the gesture, but that it says a lot about how rivals don't have to be adversaries.That is sweet, delicious sportsmanship.
"I was pleasantly shocked, but it reaffirms a strong relationship we have with NCC," said Eifert. "Despite being competitors it does show that the coaches and these schools are able to keep the rivalry in perspective. They're good as long as they don't get out of control. It was a really, really classy gesture on their part."
Cincinnati Enquirer/Richard Skinner
HOLMES LATE RALLY COMES UP SHORT AGAINST BROSSART
The number-two ranked Bulldogs were upset by 8th ranked Bishop Brossart in high school basketball action.
SCOTT WINS, HOLY CROSS LOSES
Scott 54, Harrison County 50
Boone County 83, Holy Cross 76
So, yes, Holy Cross lost in basketball, but check out this sweet dunk, courtesy of NKYSportsBlog:
Sweet. By the way, the excellent NKY Sports Blog is seeking funds for a second video camera to provide clips like this one. For info to donate, click here.
10 MOST SUGARY CEREALS FOR KIDS... OR YOU IN A FIT OF SHAME
That deceptive little frog is quite a culprit in this. Those Honey Smacks are dangerous! (And delicious... dig em!) Cap'n Crunch, however, is the worst. Click the link for the entire line-up.