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COVINGTON FIREFIGHTERS PUBLISH LIST OF RUNS TO COUNTER CLAIMS
From IAFF Local 38, the firefighter union in Covington:
There have been some comments made recently regarding the Covington Fire Department's run totals for 2011. It was stated that CFD made “only 69 fire runs for all of last year.” This is both inaccurate and untrue. A “Fire Run” can be defined by many things. We have 9 categories of runs that the Pumpers, Trucks and/or Rescue apparatus are dispatched for. Within each category are multiple sub-categories allowing the departmet to report a specific nature for each run.|
In 2011, the Covington Fire Department made a total of 11,319 runs, 2913 of which were “Fire Runs.” Under the category of “Fire” there were 249 runs. Below the 21 sub-categories are broken down with the number of runs for each.
1. Building Fires (59)2. Fires in Structure other than in a building(6)3. Cooking fires(60)4. Chimney fires(2), Fuel Burner/Boiler Fires(1)5. Trash or Rubbish Fires(8)6. Fires in a mobile property used as a fixed structure(1)7. Mobile Property (vehicle) fire(3)8. Passenger vehicle fire(28)9. Road freight or transport vehicle fire(5)10. Off-road or heavy equipment fire(1)11. Natural vegetation fire(3)12. Brush fire(11)13. Grass fire(1)14. Outside rubbish fire(10)15. Outside rubbish/trash/waste fire(30)16. Garbage dump/landfill fire(1)17. Construction/demolition landfill fire (1)18. Dumpster or other outside trash fire (10)19. Special outside fire (4)20. Outside gas or vapor combustion fire (1)21. Outside mailbox fire (1).
SENATOR PAUL DISCUSSES HIS 'DETAINMENT' AT NASHVILLE AIRPORT
STALLED CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING MAY LEAD TO FILING EXTENSION
That means Northern Kentucky Democrats may have longer to find a candidate finally in the race to replace the retiring Geoff Davis.
MEANTIME... GOV. BESHEAR HOPES FOR COMPROMISE EVEN AFTER BITTER REDISTRICTING DEBATE...
He now wants lawmakers to focus on the budget and approving a measure that would allow the public to vote on expanded gaming. “In the next few days you’ll see a bill introduced that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot and let people vote on that issue in November,” Beshear said. “And I’m hopeful that the Senate will pass it and then the House will pass it and we can get it on the ballot.”WFPL/Brenna Angel
SEE ALSO: Bill to allow billboard ads on school buses likely to fail in state senate WFPL
COVINGTON HOTEL EARNS FOUR DIAMOND STATUS FROM AAA
The Marriott @ RiverCenter was one of four hotels in Greater Cincinnati to earn the distinction. Also included: The Cincinnatian, The Netherland Plaza, and the Westin. That's great company for a fine hotel right here in Covington.
|The breathtaking atrium at the|
NO NORTHERN KENTUCKY BUSINESS MAKE STATE LIST FOR BEST PLACES?
Strange. Not one local business made the KY Chamber's list of best places to work.
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
WILL GEORGE CLOONEY BE AT THE CINCINNATI-SYRACUSE GAME TONIGHT?
Clifton is abuzz with news that the area's favorite celebrity may grace their presence when the Bearcats takes on the Orangemen. It was UC's Provost that started the rumor on Twitter!
FORBES RANKS CINCINNATI AREA AMONG BEST FOR BARGAINS
From the magazine:
Armed with this information, we looked to finding the best cities in the nation for scoring a retail deal. In compiling America’s Best Cities For Discount Shopping, we looked at indicators of great discount shopping in the 50 largest metropolitan areas. But because it isn’t enough just to get a great price, variety played as big of a role as great prices. Combining data from the U.S. financial, geographical and retail data, the first-ever list provides a snapshot of the best locales to shop till you drop—without breaking your budget.Cincinnati was #8.
TURFWAY DROPS SOME STAKES TO RETAIN PURSES
Please get this place a casino, stat!
According to the last two condition books of the meet, four $50,000 stakes—the Wintergreen, Tejano Run, Queen, and Fairway Fun, all for older horses—will be on hiatus this year. In addition, purses for the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes and Rushaway Stakes for 3-year-olds will drop from $100,000 to $75,000 guaranteed.
SEE ALSO: Churchill Downs reaches agreement with Jockey Guild WFPL
MONDAY AFTERNOON'S NEWSA church is burglarized in Boone County and now Covington Police look for possible links to the Latonia church burglaries; A Kentucky mayor is murdered; Two legendary racehorses are the proud parents of a coveted colt (Photo); Plus, NKY author Rick Robinson on Stephen Colbert's Presidential bid. Those stories and more at the link!
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CHECK OUT THIS JAM SESSION FROM CYMBAL HOUSE IN MAINSTRASSE
More videos from the Cymbal House at their YouTube Channel.
NKU TALENT SHOW
This is from this year's Homecoming (which happens during basketball season since there is no football team):
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW HAPPY MEAL?
Now with more apple slices!
Available nationwide, the new Happy Meal automatically includes Apple Slices (apple slices, ¼ cup or ½ serving) as a side to the choice of Chicken McNuggets®, a Hamburger, or Cheeseburger , and choice of beverage, in which fat-free chocolate milk and 1% white milk will be options. In addition to Apple Slices, the meal also includes a new smaller size French Fries (1.1 ounces).Press release via FOX 19
For those customers who prefer a side choice of apples only, two bags of apples will be available upon request.
By adding fruit in every Happy Meal, McDonald's hopes to address a challenge children face in meeting the recommended daily consumption of produce.