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by Michael Monks
BRENT SPENCE: LT. GOV. & BUSINESS LEADERS TO SHOW PATH FORWARD
At a joint board meeting of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce today, business leaders will announce necessary steps the region will take to fund and build a new bridge to augment the Brent Spence Bridge. Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson will speak alongside the business leaders, including Brent Cooper, owner of Covington-based C-Forward. The event is noon at the new Christian Moerlein Lager House at the Banks in Cincinnati.
DEATH AT CHURCHILL DOWNS INVESTIGATED AS A HOMICIDE
Less than twelve hours after I'll Have Another's surprise win at the Derby, a man was found dead at the track's backside:
The man was identified as 48-year-old Adan Fabian Perez, a native of Guatemala. He was discovered in barn No. 8 by a track security officer shortly before 5 a.m., said Alicia Smiley, a Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman.Police believe the man was murdered but no details on how have been released.
SURVIVING CO-PILOT OF COMAIR CRASH SPEAKS IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
The only person to survive the 2006 crash of Comair flight 5191 on the runway at Lexington's airport will finally speak publicly in a new documentary:
In the film, Polehinke discusses his recovery and his hazy memories from the moments before the plane went down, as well as his guilt about being at the helm of the plane during a crash the National Transportation Safety Board ruled as being caused by pilot error.The documentary, Sole Survivor, profiles multiple survivors of commuter plane crashes.
Polehinke kept a newspaper article, detailing the names and destinations of all the passengers who were killed, under his wheelchair.
"The accident again is as fresh as it was yesterday," Polehinke said in footage from the film provided to WKYT.
PAYCHECKS FOR STATE WORKERS DELAYED TO BALANCE BUDGET
Employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky who would typically receive a paycheck on June 29, will have to wait till July 2, or the start of the new fiscal year so that the state's budget will be balanced:
“They live from paycheck to paycheck, so it will be a hardship for them,” said David Warrick, executive director of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Council 62. The union represents about 8,500 workers in Kentucky government.Courier-Journal/Mike Wynn
“Our hopes are that the governor and the state realize that the state employees have been cooperative and willing to tighten their belts and work with them on budget constraints,” Warrick said. “They are doing their part.”
NKY GOP CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ECLIPSES ALL THE OTHERS
The most interesting race in Kentucky during the May primary is the one that has seven Republicans seeking the party's nomination to replace Geoff Davis in Congress:
So far the race has been civil. During a forum in Burlington last week, the candidates exchanged no verbal jabs. In their remarks, they espoused similar stands on many issues, including whether farmers should be allowed to grow industrial hemp. Moore and Massie think federal restrictions should be lifted on hemp. Webb-Edgington, while not an ardent supporter, said she would be open to the notion as long as the law enforcement community approved.Associated Press/Roger Alford
The candidates spoke Wednesday to members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for enforcing regulations that are complicating agricultural production.
SEE ALSO: Gary Moore picks up second "pro-life" endorsement WFPL
THE "OBAMACARE" BATTLE IS COMING TO KENTUCKY TODAY
Governor Steve Beshear announced last week that he would enact a key part of the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act if the law is upheld by the Supreme Court:
Gov. Steve Beshear said he plans to issue an executive order establishing a Kentucky health benefit exchange — a program allowing individuals and small businesses to shop for health plans online and compare coverage, provider networks and costs.Courier-Journal/Laura Ungar
Those that oppose the health care law are rallying in Frankfort today:
The Beshear Administration is hosting an "Open Meeting" for public discussion about setting up ObamaCare in Kentucky through a state-run health insurance exchange.Facebook Event
Please come if you can and voice your opposition. Even if you can't make it, please invite others who might. Let's do the job our legislators wouldn't. Beshear should send back every dime of federal money Obama sent to seduce us into this mess.
Relief is coming for I-471 congestion Cincinnati Enquirer
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A Kentucky city will turn into a real-life version of Mayberry Herald-Leader
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NEWS FROM SUPERINTENDENT LYNDA JACKSON
From Jackson's Monday Morning Message:
KUDOS to Lori Eifert, homeless coordinator, for recieving approximately $135,000 to support our homeless students. The district has been awarded the McKinney Vento Homeless grant through the Kentucky Department of Education. Way to go Lori!More at the link, including a list of students that participated in the Flying Pig Marathon over the weekend.
Lynda Jackson's Monday Morning Message
SEE ALSO: Winner of women's division of Flying Pig is a school teacher and a coach at NKU WLWT
THE FLYING PIG RUNS THROUGH COVINGTON
Part of the race and walking events include portions of Covington, down 4th Street and across the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge:
Covington native, NKU grad scores first Major Leage Baseball victory MLB