by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
MAINSTRASSE LOSES POWER, HAWK & SQUIRREL FRIED ON POWER LINE
A hawk's attempt at having squirrel for lunch ended with both animals dead and more than a hundred Mainstrasse homes and businesses without power. Read the exclusive story and check out the photos at the link.
MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SCENE SUBMITTED BY A READER:
|The hawk at the scene of the crime.|
|The squirrel, the target of the hawk and also killed today|
is missing his tail because, as witnesses say, a man cut
it off and made off with it.
INTERN AT EMERGENCY SHELTER REUNITES WITH HOMELESS FATHER THERE
And now the story is serving as inspiration for a new film:
He had substance abuse issues, carbon monoxide poisoning and mental illness that tore the family apart. She was nine-and-a-half years old when she and her mother walked out of his life and an intern at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky when he walked back in, aided by a blind man who was guiding him to the shelter in Covington with his cane.A terrific story at the link.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Libby Cunningham
WHY DID GEOFF DAVIS DECIDE TO LEAVE CONGRESS?
Locally-based author Rick Robinson, also a former Jim Bunning staffer in DC, weighs in using his own experience on deciding to return to NKY:
The “spend more time with the family” reason that Davis gave in his press release was quickly brushed aside by local political wags and speculation began to run rampant as to the “real” reason behind the surprise announcement. Davis was moving up, so there had to be something more nefarious to his sudden departure. Rumors ranged from illness and House investigations to job offers and higher political aspirations. As the initial shock of the headlines began to subside, another thought began to creep into people’s minds: “Maybe, just maybe, Geoff Davis was telling the truth.”Read it.
Best of NKY/Rick Robinson
COLUMNIST: GOV. BESHEAR SLIPPING INTO IRRELEVANCE
By losing his top priority right after winning landslide re-election, Beshear prematurely begins a long, lame duck descent. He will lose power with each passing day, becoming exponentially less influential until lapsing into total irrelevance except for dispensing patronage to friends and financial backers.Courier-Journal/John David Dyche
NOTE: In 2010, I attended Fancy Farm, Kentucky's annual political picnic where the only thing hotter than the mutton is the rhetoric. That year, Rand Paul and Jack Conway were turning into the home stretch of their US Senate race and Governor Beshear spoke on behalf of Conway. It was one of the fieriest, most passionate take-downs I have ever seen. Beshear tore into Paul. Anyway, what happened to that Beshear?
SEE ALSO: Gov. Beshear honors memory of fallen Kentucky soldier Press Release
SEE ALSO: Gov. Beshear pens op-ed about prescription drug abuse Roll Call
SEE ALSO: Gov. Beshear announces bigger fight against cancer Press Release
SEE ALSO: Gov. Besear's Early Childhood initiatives may foster more partnerships WFPL|
ONE OF COVINGTON'S NEWEST BUSINESSES IS NOW ON FACEBOOK
Go "like" it on Facebook now by clicking here.
SEE ALSO: Did you miss the exclusive preview of Pike Street Lounge, which will open in the former Blue Bar location? Click the link below.
KNOWLEDGE CAFE TO OPEN AT GATEWAY COLLEGE IN COVINGTON
So what is it? From Gateway's Facebook:
The Knowledge Café caters to your specific needs! In five days, you will see how! Grand opening Feb. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Room A105, Covington Campus.Guess we'll find out.
CAMPBELL CO. BEEKEEPER PASSES OUT IN FIELD, STAYS THERE ALL NIGHT
He was taken by helicopter to the hospital. Click the link for the story as well as for a short video about the man.
LIBRARIES PASS MILESTONE IN KY: 20 MILLION VISITORS
And a lot of them are in and out of the Kenton County Library system:
“These numbers demonstrate that public libraries have become more important than ever to Kentuckians during the economic recession. Public libraries are providing a wide range of services that meet the needs of Kentuckians as never before. The tax payer is definitely seeing a big return on their investment in the public library,” said Wayne Onkst, state librarian and commissioner of KDLA.Press Release
Books remain the most popular service in libraries. The number of books checked out in Kentucky’s public libraries increased by 170,000 to more than 20 million. In addition to printed books, the number of e-books checked out by public libraries increased dramatically to more than 200,000.
UNIVERSITY OF KY PROFESSOR WRITES ABOUT MISUSE OF CONDOMS
Apparently, many people need instructions and have experienced problems such as:
Incomplete use – not using a condom during the entire act of intercourse, including late application and early removal. Late application is when intercourse begins before condom application. Early removal refers to taking the condom off followed by unprotected intercourse
Other condom use errors – including (1) completely unrolling the condom before putting it on, (2) not leaving space at the tip of the condom, (3) not squeezing air from the tip before use, (4) putting the condom on inside out and then flipping it over to use, (5) starting sex before the condom was unrolled to the base of the penis, (6) damage issues (using a sharp object to open the package, letting the condom contact a sharp object, knowingly using a damaged condom, not checking for physical damage), (7) lubrication issues (condom not lubricated, using oil-based lubricant), (8) incorrect withdrawal or not holding base of condom during withdrawal, (9) reuse of a condom (during same sexual encounter) and (10) storage and expiration date issuesThe full academic paper is at the link.
NEW EDITION OF NKY MAGAZINE CITES MANY COVINGTON RESTAURANTS
Naturally, our City is full of some of the best in the region.
Best of NKY
ANOTHER KENTUCKY COUNTY BANS SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA
"They keep changing the chemical compounds, so this was written in such a way to try to get all of them that we know of at this time," said County Attorney Daryl Day.Why does this state have any synthetic weed when it grows some of the best in the country naturally (or so I've heard)?
SEE ALSO: Colorado voters will decide in November if adult-use of marijuana should be allowed and regulated like alcohol Marijuana Policy Project <-----I swear that I don't follow them on Twitter.
2015 KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER COULD ARRIVE ANY DAY NOW
NPR takes a trip to Bluegrass horse country:
After some tugging and some gushing, a colt is born. Minutes later, the little guy is standing — "trying to figure out what legs are for," as Noah says. And Terrazas is soon brewing a pot of coffee. For him, barn coffee is always the best. He'll need it. There's a mare in the stall next-door who needs attention.God, I love this state.
SEE ALSO: What the Kentucky Horse Park Equine Foundation does Equestrian Life
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BEREA COLLEGE
Berea was the first school in Kentucky to integrate but was then forced by the legislature to resegregate. That story at the link.
RULES FOR LADY BICYCLISTS FROM 1895
We’ve already seen how the bicycle emancipated women, but it wasn’t exactly a smooth ride. The following list of 41 don’ts for female cyclists was published in 1895 in the newspaper New York World by an author of unknown gender. Equal parts amusing and appalling, the list is the best (or worst, depending on you look at it) thing since theVictorian map of woman’s heart.The list includes "don't wear a man's hat", and "Don't cultivate a bicycle face," and "Don't wear lace boots. They are tiresome". OK, I agree with that last one. Check out the full list, many of which would likely be reinstated under a Rick Santorum presidency, at the link.