by Michael Monks
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COVINGTON DUMPING CLAIM SLIDES BACK INTO LITIGATION
James Titus, a Covington architect who ran unsuccessfully for the City Commission in 2008 and 2010, wants to sue the city again over claims that Covington illegally dumped rocks on his Kuhrs Lane property:
Titus has owned the property and house at 333 Kuhrs Lane since 1970. He says DADS Bobcat Service of Butler, Ky., repeatedly dumped truckloads of large concrete blocks across the street from his home several years ago. A retired Covington street-maintenance supervisor testified in a 2008 deposition he was the person who had asked DADS to dump concrete there, to stabilize a slipping road.Covington City Solicitor Frank Warnock says the case is settled and that it is unlikely that Titus could sue again. Full, in-depth story at the link.
It would cost about $1,020,000 to repair damage to Titus’ land from the dumping of some 7,000 cubic yards of concrete, Fairfield engineer Gary Pfuehler, hired by Titus, estimated in 2006, around the time Titus sued DADS, and later the city.
Cincinnati Enquirer/Mike Rutledge
THE SUNDAY EDITION - COVINGTON'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE WEEKLY REPORT
Anti-"Homosexual Agenda" mayoral candidate "used to be gay" according to new comments; The historic home draped in caution tape now has a date with code enforcement; Plus, a free bus tour this week through our city's black history. Those stories and the week in review -- are all inside The Sunday Edition.
RIVER'S EDGE HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG TO BEGIN
If you drive past the former Jacob Price housing project site you will see one building still standing. A private archaeological consultant hired by the Housing Authority of Covington will conduct and historical dig around the building before construction can fully begin -- and that dig could be underway already. As soon as it's completed, "the bulldozers will move in" according to an email from the Housing Authority of Covington.
BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Do not miss these important public hearings on the plans for the Brent Spence Bridge project. Tuesday, April 24 at Longworth Hall in Cincinnati and Wednesday, April 25 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, both from 5:00PM - 8:00PM (one need only attend one of these meetings). Covington stands to suffer according to city leaders if the 5th Street exits and other issues are not addressed. FOX 19 covered the issue on its Sunday night news program:
Through traffic on I-75 will use the old Brent Spence Bridge. The new span will carry local traffic across the Ohio River with no direct access to Covington's riverfront. "The travelers, they're going to be exiting up at Kyle's Lane," said Covington City Commissioner, Steve Frank. "They won't come back to Covington."FOX 19
Commissioner Steve Frank later clarified his remarks on Facebook:
Just want to reemphasize that my quote to Channel 19 was taken out of context. I am in favor of Plan I with modifications. I am most certainly opposed to Plan E which would cut off Covington's Riverfront.|
GOVERNOR BESHEAR, DEMOCRATS COME OUT AHEAD
According to one columnist, there were some winners in Kentucky's special legislative session:
For the second straight year, the Democrats and Beshear came out ahead of Republicans and Williams after the regular session and special sessions of the legislature.Courier-Journal/Joseph Gerth
That much was clear after Williams’ statement on the Senate floor in which he called Democratic rank and file House members “saps” and said Beshear’s veto of his road projects was “vindictive.”
And in a news conference later in his office, he blamed Democrats for playing brinksmanship, pushing key issues to the last days of the session and forcing the Republicans to accept legislation the governor could veto without threat of an override.
He promised that it won’t happen again.
SEE ALSO: Kentucky GOP seeks to enforce loyalty, avoid "embarrassing split" cn|2
CVG airport wins honor as top regional airport in North America CVG
Monday Morning update from Covington Schools Superintendent Lynda Jackson Click Here
Kentucky launches radio campaign to promote fair housing Herald-Leader
Kentucky Church sued over youth leader's deadly mistake of allowing a 13-year old to drive a vehicle Herald-Leader
President Bill Clinton will speak in Lexington today after receiving letter from Kentucky high school student cn|2
Tickets to see the President are free Barefoot & Progressive
Cincinnati prepares to take action on Downtown parking mandates Urban Cincy
FROM KEEP COVINGTON BEAUTIFUL:
KCB is excited to announce that we have been awarded two Mini Grants in partnership w ROMA & Gateway College from The Center For Great Neighborhoods. Now the hard work beings :)If you missed photos from the Great American Clean-Up in Covington, click here
FOURTH SUNDAY ANTIQUES SALE RETURNS TO MAINSTRASSE
HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL TEAM RECEIVES STATE
See more photos from The River City News at the link.
WEEKEND CONCERT FROM BAKER-HUNT
From performers Ben Lacy and Bob Bryant:
Ben Lacy and Bob Bryant play a medley of Chick Corea's "Got A Match?" and Weather Report's "Teen Town" at The Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center in Covington, KY.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY, COVINGTON!