by Michael Monks
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CITY OF COVINGTON'S FINANCIAL HOUSE TO BE EXAMINED TUESDAY
At Tuesday night's City Commission meeting, the Audit Committee will present its annual report. Accounting firm Von Lehman & Company will present alongside committee chair Matt Dressman. Also on the agenda:
- A report from Community Development Director Jackson Kinney on new business activity. Should be a positive, optimistic report with all of the great news on that end in recent weeks.
- Century Construction will likely be approved for their bid of $63,000 to repair the roof at the Behringer-Crawford Museum (funds come from Devou Park Master Plan funds)
- Ceremonial resolution urging Kenton Planning Commission to adopt new regulations for road construction that opposed by the Homebuilders Association.
- Three police officers are set for raises
- Chris Meyer will be reappointed to the Urban Design Review Board
SEN. RAND PAUL DETAINED BY TSA AT NASHVILLE AIRPORT
Quite a morning for KY's junior senator, but maybe he wasn't detained?
Rand Paul's office said the senator first set off the full-body scanner and then refused a full pat down from TSA agents, according to The Courier-Journal’s sister paper, The Nashville Tennessean. The senator’s office has not yet replied to requests for additional details . Without mentioning the senator’s name, the TSA said he refused to undergo a pat down after an alarm sounded during routine screening. “The passenger was not detained at any point,” the agency said in a statement.Can't wait to hear more about this.
Courier-Journal/James R. Carroll
MEANTIME: Ron Paul reiterates call to eliminate the TSA referring to it as a police state The Hill
WESTERN KENTUCKY MAYOR MURDERED
Hickman Police Chief Tony Grogan said in a statement that 30-year-old Tommy Lattus walked into the police station early Monday morning and told officers he killed Mayor Charles Murphy.AP via C-J
ANOTHER CHURCH BREAK-IN, ONLY THIS TIME IT'S BOONE COUNTY
...And the guy got busted on surveillance camera:
|Do you know this man?|
Call Boone County Sheriff's Office at 859-334-2175 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 if you have any helpful information.
GARY MOORE IS FIRST CANDIDATE TO FILE FORMALLY FOR CONGRESS
The Boone County Judge-Executive is the first in the race officially. Moore will make his official announcement at 2:30PM today at Verst Logistics Group (2200 Gateway Blvd in Hebron).Herald-Leader
NKY AUTHOR RICK ROBINSON ON STEPHEN COLBERT'S PRESIDENTIAL RUN
He says Americans need to lighten up and points to an earlier, similar run from 1960s:
Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King wrote this weekend that he finds Stephen Colbert’s antics “not the least bit funny.” King’s critique is a good example of why some people have sticks that need to be surgically removed from their asses. King says he understands the “disdain” for the GOP field and writes further, “It is indeed hard to decide which candidate to dislike the least.” King opines that such disdain and dislike is no reason to disrupt the presidential process.
Now we know who Herman Cain was speaking to when he told America to lighten up.
Colbert's skewering of how campaign finance works today in this country is not only brilliant and sad, it's also must-see TV.
DID YOU KNOW: GLASS FOR THE iPHONE IS MADE IN KENTUCKY
Every other part of the coveted gadget, not so much.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY TEEN TO SING ON AMERICAN IDOL
Congratulations to Courtney Flege for being a contestant on “American Idol.”Cincinnati Enquirer
We are very proud of the 16-year-old Walton-Verona student. Courtney has always loved singing since she was at a very young age. She has won several competitions as a singer, writer and composer. Courtney received yes votes from all three celebrity judges to earn her award of going to Hollywood. Parents are Andrew and Dena Flege, grandparents are Gary and Tootie Courtney. I know we will be hearing more great news of Courtney in the future.
There's also a kid from nearby Milford in Ohio who made it to Hollywood.
PRESENTING: THE FASTEST RACEHORSE POSSIBLY EVER
Well, right now he's just a colt having been born yesterday. But come on, his parents are the Brangelina of horse racing: Rachel Alexandra and Curlin'. This colt is destined for greatness.
The Kentucky Derby @ Facebook:
Rachel Alexandra, gave birth to a beautiful 125 pound colt yesterday at 2:40 p.m. ET! This colt is royally bred with his dam being the 2009 Horse of the Year, and Curlin as the sire who was the 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year. The foal is said to have a striking resemblance to Rachel and took his first steps 90 minutes after he was born. Congratulations to Rachel Alexandra and her connections on this exciting news…we wish them all the best!
God, I love Kentucky.More: The Horse
MORE RENOVATION PHOTOS FROM CG'S CONCOURSE A
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IN CASE YOU MISSED: THIS MORNING'S NEWSKentucky has its first candidate on the Presidential ballot; Former UK quarterback joins the future UK quarterback in a local pizza eating contest; Governor Beshear named third worst person in the world last week; Plus, Cincinnati's proposed slogan hits a low note. Those stories and more at the link.News Round-Up -- Monday Morning
WIN TICKETS TO THE MADISON THEATER
Details at the link.
UK RETURNS TO TOP OF BOTH COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLLS
Party Rock Anthem is a ridiculous song. It's also amazing. And now, it's also more amazing because someone made this video, a literal translation of the lyrics. Watch this and love it.