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LATONIA BANK ROBBER'S TIES TO COVINGTON MURDER SUSPECT
Brian Schmidt, the 22-year old man arrested for robbing the Huntington Bank Latonia branch is the father of the child of Samantha Mayse, on trial for murder.
Schmidt was in jail after committing an assault, robbery and burglary when authorities said a cash-strapped Mayse, whose daughter was just 8 months old, allegedly set up 28-year-old Shawn Davis to be robbed by offering him sex at a Covington apartment in January 2009. The robbery turned deadly when one of Mayse's codefendants, Marion Lawson Parker III, hit Davis over the head with a porcelain toilet tank lid and then strangled him.Read the full article.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Jim Hannah
KY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOES UP
Rises from 9.5% in August to 9.7% in September.
COV FIRE DEPT BACK ON TOP IN CONTEST
With just days to go before the end of the Liberty Mutual "Be Fire Smart" contest, Covington is in the lead by 56 votes as of 11:36AM on Saturday. Wilmington, MA's fire department has traded the #1 & #2 spot with Covington throughout the contest. Have you voted yet? Help our team win a $10,000 grant to promote fire safety.
Be Fire Smart
FREE BOOK ABOUT COVINGTON'S WILLIAM GOEBEL
He's more than just a park in Mainstrasse, trust. Read the new book "Wrath: A Novel of Kentucky" FREE now. Click the link and use the coupon code.
PFIZER TO PAY KENTUCKY $14 MILLION FOR SHADINESS
Here's a shocker: A pharmaceutical company did something wrong and is actually going to pay for it.
Attorney General press release
DOWNTOWN GROCERY STORE TO BOOST COLUMBUS
A long-time dream of many Covingtonians is to have a larger grocery store Downtown. Columbus is getting one.
“There is a growing residential market Downtown that is now large enough to support a grocery store,” Ricksecker said. “The challenge is communicating to retailers that there is still an unmet demand for retail services Downtown. “A successful venture like this will likely spur other ventures. “Columbus Dispatch
FORMER HOLMES ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INDUCTED IN HALL OF FAME
Ron Madrick led the Bulldogs' athletics program for 18 years.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Mark Hardin
TRACK YOUR KIDS' SCHOOLWORK FROM iPHONE
A new app from the KY Dept of Education gives you real-time updates from every school district in the state, including homework assignments. Download it FREE and track your child's every move.
KY Dept of Ed press release
THE U-S ARMY'S WAR ON KITTENS
It's not a joke and was inspired by the death of a soldier overseas who contracted rabies after breaking up a dogfight. Take a look at the poster:
There's another at the link.
AND... JUST FOR FUN...
Love this video. It's amazing how natural babies and young children are with all the new technology. This video shows what happens when a baby grows accustomed to an iPad but is handed a traditional print magazine. Watch, and have a great weekend!