3 DECEMBER 2011
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2 NOTORIOUS COVINGTON CRIMINALS ARE PUT AWAY THIS WEEK
Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders had a busy week. In addition to the run-of-the-mill convictions, his office put away murderer Samantha Mayse and career criminal Michael Kidd. On Mayse, the office writes:
Sanders told the jury that Mayse deserved a life sentence so, even if she one day receives parole, she will have to report to a parole officer for the rest of her life and can never forget what she did to Davis. After 2 hours and 20 minutes, the jury returned a sentence of Life In Prison Without Parole for 25 Years. Sanders called the sentence "significant and appropriate" but lamented that it's hard to feel happy considering the tragic facts of the case and loss of Davis' life.And on Kidd, the office writes:
Sanders also said the case highlights Kentucky's need for sentencing reform. "Kentucky keeps letting felons out of prison faster and faster, long before they have learned their lessons. This guy should never have been on the streets to begin with!" said Sanders. This time, however, Kidd won't be so lucky as he must now serve at least 20 years before being parole eligible.For the full story on how Mayse was involved in one of the most brutal murders in Covington in the past ten years, and how Kidd's most recent crime involved a high speed chase through Covington, click the link below.
you'll also find...
...the mugshots of the week
Lots of sad tales from our community. You may remember a couple of grandmothers convicted a while back for stealing from a charity. They were sentenced this week too.
For the full list, and the stories referenced above, click the link.
This Week in Kenton Circuit Court
The holiday celebrations continue in Mainstrasse Village today starting at 2:00PM with the Candy Cane Hunt for children at Goebel Park!
Give back this season! Support our Hats & Mittens Drive to Keep Covington Kids Warm. Drop off new hats and mittens at the MainStrasse Village Association Office (406 W Sixth Street) or donate $1 by purchasing paper mittens at MainStrasse Village participating businesses. Donations will be distributed to Covington’s kids through Covington Partners in Prevention.Mainstrasse Village Association
BELLEVUE HOSTS 'HOLIDAY ON THE HILL II' HOME TOUR
First, please make sure you do a great deal of shopping, holiday or otherwise, on Bellevue's wonderful Fairfield Avenue. There is great energy over there. Secondly, check out some of their historic homes tonight during this tour. Click the link for details.
Bellevue Neighborhood Association
HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM COVINGTON POLICE
Says the department:
Car break-ins and purse snatchings pick up this time of year and it is not just the loss of your presents or your money; people can get seriously hurt.Thieves have no regard for anyone but themselves. Everyone is vulnerable. That is why it is important to be vigilant when hitting the stores.For the safety tips from Covington Police, click here.
win tickets to the nutcracker from frisch's!
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THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS
Eventually, the conversation happens between child and parent. But what's the best way to explain the magic of Santa, and what's the best way to ensure that younger siblings keep the faith? A mother has written a beautiful explanation of how she handled The Truth About Santa:
Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch. It’s a big job, and it’s an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents and in your family. You’ll also need to believe in things you can’t measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments. Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he’s filled with joy.Read the full exchange (through letters) of this mother and her young, curious daughter, by clicking here.
in the news...
MAN GUILTY IN COVINGTON BANK ROBBERY
This guy was acquitted on murder and robbery charges just three years ago.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Brenna Kelly
HOLMES TECH STUDENTS FIND NICHE WITH ORNAMENTS
A very cool story about the kids at the Chapman Career & Technical Center at Holmes.
Cincinnati Enquirer/William Croyle
COLLEGE STUDENTS AND PIZZA CONTINUE THEIR LOVE AFFAIR
A new pizza place called Toppers had NKU students camping out in front of its doors this morning.
The #1-ranked Kentucky Wildcats travel to Bloomington this evening for a date with the Indiana Hoosiers in a game that many observers think may reignite this stale rivalry.
IU FANS TRY TO KEEP HOT TICKETS AWAY FROM UK FANS
Turns out, the rivalry spreads off the court, into the box office:
"Don't lose your vacation money or your kid's scholarship fund, but if you're buying tix to the IU game, don't tell them you're w/ UK," Calipari wrote in a Tweet. In a second one he said, "Show up in red w/ blue underneath & don't take it off until our intros. U can leave the red shirt in the arena when u leave."Indianapolis Star
COACH CAL WILL NOT STAY AT UK LONGER THAN TEN YEARS
From the horse's mouth.
THE COV GETS LOVE...
...IN A TOM WAITS SONG
This isn't necessarily news, and perhaps many of you were already aware of this, but while searching for unrelated information, a video popped up from Grammy winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer, Tom Waits. It seems to me to be a song about a slave escaping, and at the end of the song, Covington and other Kentucky cities feature prominently in the lyrics. It's a difficult listen because of Waits's interesting vocal style, but check it out!
Put me on a flat boatDover, down to CovingtonCovington to LouisvilleLouisville to HendersonHenderson to SmithlandSmithland to MemphisDown to Vicksburg toNatchez put me on aFlat boat Dover DamTo Covington, Covington toLouisville, Louisville todon't go into that barn, and we'll see you tomorrow for The Sunday Edition!