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COVINGTON MLK MARCH STARTS TODAY AT 5:00PM
The spirit of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated in Covington during the City's annual march. Join the occasion as Covingtonians pay homage by marching from the old Jillian's site along MLK Boulevard (12th Street) to The Carnegie. It starts at 5:00PM. Following the march at 6:00PM, a ceremony will take place inside the Carnegie's theater.
SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL MLK PLAY TONIGHT:
For more of the holiday's coverage, check out this morning's news:
MONDAY MORNING NEWS ROUND-UPDetails on today's march in Covington in honor of civil rights; How far from The Dream are we?; Kentucky still in the hunt for an NBA team; Humor: Covington has been used a couple times as a dateline in The Onion. Check out those stories and more at the link!
GOOD NEWS NOT EXPECTED IN GOV BESHEAR'S BUDGET ADDRESS
The Governor rolls out his budget tomorrow:
The second-term Democrat has already warned state agencies that they should brace for spending cuts in the upcoming two-year budget. Initial projections were that the cuts would be in the 7 to 9 percent range. "The governor is finalizing details of his budget proposal," said Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson. "He has repeatedly warned that the budget numbers are so miserable that Kentuckians should expect deep and painful cuts in most areas of state spending. This is easily the most difficult budget of this administration."Herald-Leader/Roger Alford
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FT CAMPBELL SOLDIERS RETURN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN
As the soldiers formed outside the hangar, many laid down their weapons and picked up yellow roses from a container. Then it came time to march in their "Welcome Home ceremony," and the soldiers marched in with flowers in hand.Associated Press via Herald-Leader
KY CONGRESSMAN PREDICTS COALITION GOVERNMENT
Louisville Democrat John Yarmuth believes that if the Republican Party continues to break into factions, that a coalition government could emerge in DC:
Yarmuth said that split only widened in December when Republicans argued among themselves about whether to extend a payroll tax cut for working Americans.More with video at the link.
TRIUMPH OF DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
It's enjoyable to watch the positive transformation in Downtown Cincinnati. UrbanCincy is a great online read for all things urban and today shared this editorial from the Business Courier:
But while tourists seem to think that downtown Cincinnati is pretty lively, quite a few residents of Greater Cincinnati still cling to the notion that downtown is a dark and forbidding place, with empty streets, boarded-up buildings and flying bullets.Urban Cincy
While the “empty streets” part once was true, at least in the evenings, downtown never was the desolate place some suburbanites envision; the number of Fortune 500 headquarters has always kept things humming, at least during the day.
And the business about high crime is illusionary – downtown has had exactly zero homicides in the past year, according to Cincinnati Police statistics. More likely people confuse downtown with the more crime-ridden neighborhoods of Over-the-Rhine and the West End, but even there, crime is decreasing.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE KENTON CO LIBRARY?
IN MEMORY OF GATEWOOD GALBRAITH, IT'S TIME TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
But while Gatewood and I come from different places, now that I've removed my electoral blinders as a recovering politician and thoroughly analyzed the issue, I've concluded that Gatewood was right: It's high time to legalize marijuana. As I summarize below, legalizing cannabis would enable our commonwealth to better reflect universally-shared moral values, such as compassion toward the sick, justice in our legal system and economic opportunity for all.Herald-Leader/Jonathan Miller
PHOTOS FROM THE CARNEGIE'S 'ART OF HAIR'
Looks like it's a fun event.
IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOR THE BEST OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY
What's your favorite restaurant? Shop? Bar? My vote for men's fashion would definitely go to the new Covington business, flow. Click the link to vote and let's make sure some of our good Covington businesses are represented!
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Who feels like driving a Lexus? Click the link for details!
ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE NEWS AT NKY SPOT?
It's a new website that gathers and reports news from NKY. It's well worth your attention. And now, the site is offering you a chance to win a free dinner and all you have to do is like its Facebook page!
PITINO'S LOUISVILLE TEAM IS RANKED #3 IN THE COMMONWEALTH
How about those Murray State Racers? 18-0 and now ranked #10 in the ESPN/Coaches poll. UK is #2 and Louisville is #21 (with a rough week ahead). That means the Cardinals are bringing up the rear this season in the Commonwealth.