by Michael Monks
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COMMISSION TO APPROVE UNION CONTRACTS TODAY
Covington's three public employees unions have offered concessions on health care benefits from the City saving approximately $10 million over the next five years. At Tuesday night's City Commission meeting, agreements with the fire and police unions are expected to be accepted unanimously while AFSCME, which represents dispatchers, public improvements workers, and clerical employees, will vote on their contract today. Also on the agenda:
- The commission will likely pass a resolution demonstrating support for a revised Brent Spence Bridge project plan that would protect Covington's 5th Street exit among other concerns of the city in regards to the massive project
- The City of Covington will likely accept ownership of the forthcoming wayfinding kiosk in the Mainstrasse Village. The Mainstrasse Village Association offers ownership to the city as a non-cash contribution.
- The commission will likely approve a contract to reconstruct the Caroline Street underpass in Latonia at a cost of $18,500 with $11,100 of that payable from community development block grant funds and the remainder payable by Sanitation District 1
MAN ACCUSED IN COVINGTON MURDER BELIEVES VICTIM IS ALIVE
The homeless man killed near the Covington riverbank is still alive according the man suspected in the murder:
Why the doubt? Haun thinks the dead man has since visited him in jail.Cincinnati Enquirer/Jim Hannah
NKU TO NAME CLEVELAND STATE PROVOST AS PRESIDENT TODAY
Geoffrey Mearns will be the next leader of Northern Kentucky University:
“I think it’s very important for the president to be visible and accessible to students,” Mearns said April 10 during a visit to NKU. “I realize the bar is set pretty high here.”Cincinnati Enquirer/Cliff Peale
Mearns, 52, will have his chance, starting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when NKU’s governing regents are expected to elect him as NKU’s fifth president.
The provost at Cleveland State University is expected to be on NKU’s campus here for the event.
SEE ALSO: Votruba expresses support for new president Cincinnati Enquirer
COVINGTON STREETS SLATED FOR WORK BY SANITATION DISTRICT, CITY
The following Covington streets will see work being done by Sanitation District 1 over the next four to five weeks: Center, Court, Donaldson, Heidel, Herman, Latonia, Lincoln, Madison, Martin, Robbins, Rosina, Southern, Victory, and Wright. From a press release:
Each of these projects should only take 2-3 days to complete and will be done between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Prior to the work starting, SD1 staff will hang information packets on the doors of the residents that will be impacted by the project to notify them of the dates the work is planned and a summary of what work is actually being done. The streets will remain open at all times. However, there is a chance that street parking may be temporarily impacted and 1 lane of traffic may be closed in order to facilitate the work.
Meanwhile, several Covington streets will be resurfaced (this list may include streets that are already completed):
Street From To
cul de sac only
Crystal Lake Dr
Vantage View Cir
Vista View Cir
Sugar Camp Rd
14th St West
19th St East
24th St West
23rd St West
I-75 NORTHBOUND EXIT AT 5TH STREET TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY
The City of Covington offers this reminder:
Wednesday, April 18 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, the exit ramp to 5th Street will be closed for a maintenance project. Traffic should take 12th/MLK Blvd exit and take Main Street as a detour.|
MAYOR SCHEPER TO ADDRESS LATONIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WEDNESDAY
Fresh off headlines from two important achievements on his ten-point plan, Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper will address the Latonia Business Association Wednesday afternoon. Last Friday, Scheper announced that agreements were reached between the City of Covington and its three public employees unions which followed news from a week before that Covington was eliminating its 911 emergency dispatch services and that the County would be taking over.
The LBA luncheon is Wednesday from 11:30AM-1:00PM at Twin Oaks golf course. The buffet lunch is $11.
HELP SUPPORT COVINGTON'S GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP EFFORTS
Keep Covington Beautiful has scheduled some significant clean-up efforts for Saturday as part of the Great American Clean-Up. However, the group is roughly $2,000 shy of the funds it needs to accomplish all of its goals. Wednesday at Pike Street Lounge, a "cash mob" is scheduled where 20% of all sales will go towards filling the gap. Stop down and have a few drinks (coffee or cocktails) and help support this important cause.
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EIGHT FROM COVINGTON ELECTED TO KENTON CO DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP
The Kenton County Democrats elected its new executive board at its county convention last weekend. From Covington: Kerry Holleran (Secretary), Terry Poindexter (Treasurer), Chas Brannen, Linda Cobbs-Banks, Linda Hornsby, Katie Meyer, Michelle Williams, and Paul Witte.
For the full list and other details, click here.
Deadline for filing taxes is today Cincinnati Enquirer
Bromley sewer solution sought Cincinnati Enquirer
In Frankfort, lawmakers join blame game at return for special session WAVE
Keeneland reduces stake in Turfway Park Courier-Journal
DERBY & OAKS CONTENDERS ARRIVE AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
|Bodemeister, winner of the Arkansas Derby|
SEE ALSO: Union Rags replaces Hansen as Derby favorite Mercury News
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MONDAY EVENING HEADLINESWoman convicted of Covington murder up for parole; NKU to announce new President Tuesday; Plus, "He's not a beekeeper, he's a bee supply salesman!" -- How even the hiring of a state apiarist is full of drama in Kentucky. Click it.
GLARING TYPOS ON PLAQUE HONORING UK'S BASKETBALL TITLE
An embarrassment in Pikeville:
An excited rush to present Kentucky Coach John Calipari with a ceremonial key to the city Thursday led Pikeville officials to unwittingly give him a plaque that contained two typographical errors. These mistakes gave detractors a chance to use ugly stereotypes of Kentuckians in reactions posted on the Internet.Herald-Leader/Jerry Tipton
Pikeville city manager Donovan Blackburn said Monday that the obviousness of the mistakes showed their innocent nature.
"To misspell the word 'the' is not done out of a sense of ignorance," he said. "It's done out of a sense of a mistake."
SEE ALSO: First UK basketball player to have his jersey retired, dies at 93 Herald-Leader