by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
MADISON THEATER EXPANSION APPROVED WITH CONDITIONSIt looked as though the Madison Theater's expansion plans would be halted by design issues until a powerful speech from its new manager reopened the conversation at City Hall. Click it.
FREE WIRELESS AVAILABLE AT CVG AIRPORT
By popular demand:
“Customers have been asking for this,” said Meghan Glynn, vice president for external affairs at CVG. “We have listened to our customers, and are delighted to have this up and running for them.”Cincinnati Enquirer/Amanda VanBenschoten
JANE BESHEAR DID NOT MAKE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION SHE FOUGHT FOR
Bad PR alert:
In a 2011 news conference, Beshear said she was going to call her accountant to ensure that she had donated to the Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund. But tax returns for the first lady and Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear show they have not checked the donation box for at least the last two years.Click the link to read the rest, including the Beshears' defense that they make contributions privately.
The Beshears’ 2010 tax returns showed they did check the box for at least a $2 donation to the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Diane L. Brumback, a breast cancer survivor from Boone County who participated in January’s news conference with Jane Beshear, said Monday that the first lady should stop touting the initiative “if she is not going to do as she says.”
SEE ALSO: Governor Beshear will announce this morning new plans t combat cancer in Kentucky WKYT
COVINGTON: RESIDENTS OF MAINSTRASSE OPPOSE SENATE BILL 62
During a special meeting at Mother of God Church last night, several members of the Residents of Mainstrasse Association voiced their opposition to Sen. Damon Thayer's senate bill 62, which would make it easier for the Home Builders Association and the tea party to eliminate the NKY Area Planning Commission.
GOP SUPPERTER OF GAMBLING SAYS BESHEAR DID NOT WORK HARD ENOUGH
And that the bill never had enough support because of that:
Buford said he was surprised that Beshear didn’t engage in a more forceful lobbying effort considering allowing casino gambling has been a goal of his since his 2007 campaign. “He, in my opinion, brought the bill forward and just let it lay as the cards would fall,” Buford said.More with video at the link.
BILL WOULD ADDRESS ALTERCATIONS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM
Disputes can often travel from the streets to the hospital emergency rooms, putting ER staff at risk for assaults. That’s why nurses and law enforcement from around the state have pushed for a bill that would make it easier for police to arrest someone for assaulting someone in an emergency room.Cincinnati Enquirer/Scott Wartmann
State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, introduced Senate Bill 58, which would allow police to arrest someone without a warrant on misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charges if the officer has probable cause to believe the assault has occurred.
House changes to Governor's budget will be minor WFPL
Legislative redistricting is dead, long live legislative redistricting WFPL
State House & Senate at odds over when to redraw the legislative boundaries Herald-Leader
NKU President Dr. Votruba is in Frankfort this morning to talk about education funding. (Twitter)
House passes bill standardizing occupational license tax Press Release
Lawmakers to redraw Supreme Court boundaries Courier-Journal
LOUISVILLE POLICE REVIEWING 'OCCUPY' ARRESTS
This was a PR disaster:
“Just preliminary, looking at the tapes that we have, we feel comfortable with the actions that the officer took in this. But this is a preliminary investigation, we haven’t completed our investigation,” he said. Until Saturday Louisville has set a model for other cities with Occupy movements, Buckner said.WFPL
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THE VIDEOS FROM THE SATURDAY SHOWDOWN:
|WHAT? A KENTUCKY OFFICIAL VIOLATES ETHICS LAW? THE HELL YOU SAY!
You are not allowed to let a company with a state contract pay for your expenses if you are a state employee:
Kentucky Tourism Commissioner Mike Cooper allowed a state contractor to pay $735 for his meals, party tickets and other expenses in June during an unauthorized trip to London, England, in violation of state ethics laws, public records show.In other news, Kentucky tourism is being promoted in the UK?
Cooper's superiors at the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet instructed him to repay the money to the contractor, Gosh P.R., a British marketing firm that gets $179,900 a year to promote Kentucky tourism in the United Kingdom. Cooper helped award Gosh's contract in 2008 and signs off on its monthly billing.
KY TRANSPORTATION INSPECTOR GENERAL FIRED WITH NO REASON GIVEN
Ray, a former agent for the U.S. Secret Service, was hired as inspector general 7½ years ago under Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher. He said in a telephone interview Monday that he was surprised when he was told Friday afternoon by Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock that he was fired.Courier-Journal/Tom Loftus
HOW FAR WILL HOLMES GO IN THE POSTSEASON?
The Bulldogs face a tough Boone County squad in the first round of the 9th Region tournament, and NKY Sports Blog thinks the game could be an instant classic. At the link, check out a podcast breaking down the tournament for you.
SEE ALSO: The Enquirer's Richard Skinner breaks down the 8th, 9th, and 10th regions:
The NewCath-CovCath and Holmes-Boone County first-round matchups could just as easily have been championship matches if the district tournaments had gone differently.And in the 10th:
Scott has reached the semifinal round each of the last five seasons and it beat both first-round foe Mason County 60-57 on Dec. 9, and possible semifinal foe Pendleton County 66-64. It did not play Montgomery County.Cincinnati Enquirer
NOTE: The Lady Bulldogs of Holmes were knocked out in the first round of the girls 9th Region tournament last night by a tough St. Henry team.
KIDD-GILCHRIST MUST CONVICE CALIPARI HE SHOULD STAY
Shouldn't coaches at least act like these players are at school to learn?
"He has to come up with reasons why he's coming back to convince me," Calipari said Monday on a Southeastern Conference coaches' teleconference. "Here's why: What if he gets hurt, and I'm out there convincing him to come back?"Herald-Leader/Jerry Tipton
Calipari also noted the possibility of a player returning to college and then seeing his draft stock fall.
"It's hard to live with yourself," Calipari said, "unless you're trying to win five more games or 'How many games can I win before I retire?' "
SEE ALSO: Why would UK be rooting for a Louisville win? Courier-Journal
UK FOOTBALL ADDS SHARP ASSISTANT
This off-season has seen a lot of positive activity for Wildcat football:
The University of Kentucky football program officially announced Monday what was widely reported last week: Veteran assistant coach Pat Washington has been hired to replace the Wildcats’ departed wide receivers coach, Tee Martin, who left for a job at Southern California.Courier-Journal/Kyle Tucker
DERBY-WINNING TRAINER TAPPED TO LEAD RACING COMMISSION
John T. Ward trained 2001 Derby winner Monarchos.
SEE ALSO: Great story about breeding horses in Kentucky Herald-Leader
LOOK WHO'S UP FOR ADOPTION THIS MONTH!
Call the Kenton County Animal Shelter if you want one!
Kenton County Animal Shelter @ Facebook
ANY OF YOU LADIES, OR DUDES, COLOR YOUR HAIR AT HOME TO SAVE?
Producer Jodi comes clean to her stylist:
My secret shame is that I lie to myself. I have myself completely convinced that I can do just as good of a job as someone who has gone to school and is a licensed professional. To make the lie even more believable, I would buy haircolor from my local beauty supply warehouse, complete with gloves, a brush, and all the little accessories that would make one think that I truly knew what I was doing. Simply buying whatever was on sale at WalMart just isn’t professional, ya know?Read it all.
I realized that my problem was real and severe when I ran into one of the stylists from Hair and Company at my local Sally’s, and I felt absolutely exposed, as if I’d been caught cheating on my boyfriend.