by Michael Monks
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OMNICARE DEAL TO BE REJECTED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
Just a day after yet another whistleblower allegation surfaced against the pharmaceutical giant, accusing it of bilking the federal government out of millions of dollars, the New York Post reports this morning that Omnicare's plans to buy its closest competitor, Louisville-based Pharmerica, will be stopped by the White House:
“The FTC is not offering Omnicare any remedies,” the source said, so it is not trying to find a way to approve the deal. Omnicare, based in nearby Covington, Ky., and PharMerica are the country’s two biggest companies that essentially act as pharmacies to patients in nursing homes and assisted-living centers.(snip)When it comes to takeovers, the Obama administration policies have been seen as lax and not that different from the Bush administration’s. Until lately.Again, what a blessing it will be when these reports on this criminal corporation stop referring to it as Covington-based. Enjoy your new corporation, Cincinnati! Your taxpayers are going to thank you! (Hopefully at the polls)
HOUSE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES SHOW COVINGTON'S MOVING SOUTH
It was reported yesterday that House District 65, which encompasses much of Covington's urban core, will not lose precincts to a Campbell County district. Instead, the district represented by Democrat Arnold Simpson will trek southerly toward Taylor Mill. It doesn't look like it stretches too far toward South Covington, but it's difficult to tell from the map. If you have a good eye, check it out and let us know!
Click the link and scroll down a few pages to find the "proposed NKY house districts".
Map via Herald-Leader
SEE ALSO: The GOP House Members have released their own proposed map which differs slightly, though there is not much change in the proposal for Covington's 65th. House GOP Map
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES TO KICK OFF CAMPAIGNS
Tea Party-favorite and Judge-Executive of Lewis County Thomas Massie will appear tonight at a Campbell Co Tea Party meeting, according to the NKY Tea Party:
Thomas Massie just announced he will run for the seat held by Geoff Davis. He will make his first official appearance as a candidate at the Campbell County Tea Party meeting this Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Campbell Fiscal Court chambers at 1098 Monmouth.Meantime, one of Massie's three GOP primary opponents will kick off her campaign on Sunday, January 22:
Join Alecia, Ted and their daughter Jill on Sunday, January 22nd at the Gardens of Park Hills from 2:30pm until 6:00pm. Watch the Football Championship game, VOTE for your favorite chili, and enjoy some delicious snacks. Be sure to wear your favorite team's gear. Cash bar will be available. Come out and help us KICK OFF the campaign for our friend and neighbor! Please feel free to bring a friend! Donations welcome, but not required.Alecia Webb-Edgington
It's coming today apparently. Temps will drop significantly during the day with snow arriving in time to mess up your evening commute.
COOLER TEMPS INCREASE RISK OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
So be aware. Click the link for details.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
NKY HEAD START CHIEF DEFENDS PROGRAM AMID NATIONAL PROBLEM
After violations were reported in 24 Head Start programs across the country (but none in NKY), NKY Head Start Chief Florence Tandy took to the program's blog to reinforce the message of positive work being done by the organization:
In case you are concerned about Northern Kentucky’s Head Start program, proudly operated by Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission since 1965, here are some facts. At NKCAC, child safety is our number one concern. Period. Beyond safety of the child, we make sure that the children in our program are prepared for success in kindergarten. They learn numeracy and literacy skills, receive comprehensive medical and dental screenings, and have any special needs addressed.More at the link.
KY MOVES UP ON EDUCATION LIST
The Commonwealth jumped to #14 nationally for work on it academic standards:
Each year, Education Week (a national publication that focuses on P-12 education) produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes. Last year, Kentucky ranked 34th in the nation in this annual report. “Kentuckians should take a great deal of pride in the Commonwealth’s standings related to P-12 education,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “Kentucky continues to show measureable progress in education, and the rankings provided in ‘Quality Counts’ recognize the hard work of teachers, administrators, parents and community members.”press release
GOOD NEWS: THE FLU IS STILL LOW
Not many cases to report in the area yet.
HOLMES & HOLY CROSS TO PICK UP BASKETBALL GAME IN 2ND QUARTER
After their game was postponed after the first quarter last week due to a wet floor at Holy Cross, the Indians and Bulldogs will face off tonight, starting in the second quarter with HC up 15 - 11.
NKY Sports Blog
SCOTT HS STUDENT SHOWCASED FOR PLAYING VIDEO GAMES WITH FEET
Scott student AJ Ryan has a disability, but it does not stop him from playing arcade games. Instead of his hands, AJ uses his feet. The video was picked up by a Japanese blog and has garnered more than 16,000 hits since being posted yesterday. The video was shot at Gameworks at Newport on the Levee.
ONE KENTUCKY DRIVER INVOLVED IN FOUR SEPARATE CRASHES IN 24 HOURS
Drive Smart Kentucky!
The man's car rear-ended another one on Tuesday afternoon. A short time later, the same driver was involved in another crash, but fled. Police said the same driver is suspected in a Wednesday morning hit and run on U.S. 27. Police said a short time later, the driver ran into a ditch and a wheel came off, disabling his car. A prosecutor will decide about any charges.Associated Press via Local 12
in case you missed...
LAST NIGHT'S NEWS
Looks like Covington's House District will head south instead of into Campbell Co; More on the mystery of a Presidential portrait disappeared from the Southgate House; Know the legend of the ghostly little girl in a blue dress at Kings Island? It was on national TV last night (and will be again this weekend). Those stories and more at the link.
SHIT NOBODY SAYS
The "Shit Girls Say" phenomenon launched a series of copy-cats and many of them were also extemely funny. But so far, this one is my favorite:
Mashable has a complete list of every popular entry into the series of "Shit ----- Say". Click here.