THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR COVINGTON MAYOR & COMMISSION TONIGHT
Know who to vote for by attending the Covington After Hours candidate forum tonight at the American Legion Hall in Latonia. Tonight from 5:00-7:00 it is expected that each candidate running for Covington Mayor or Covington City Commission will be in attendance. Plus, there's a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Full coverage tonight at The River City News.
MAYOR: Sherry Carran, Steve Casper
COMMISSION: Chuck Eilerman, Ed Faulkner, Steve Frank (incumbent), Neil Gilreath, Roger Hamilton, Greg Paeth, Mildred Rains, Michelle Williams
While there will still be a primary election on May 22, all candidates will advance to the general election in November following the departure of Dara McDowell from the mayor's race and Shawn Masters (incumbent) and Matt Dressman from the commission race. You can bet that the candidates will be vying for placement and momentum heading into November, however.
Covington After Hours is sponsored by:
Center for Great Neighborhoods
Latonia Business Association
Mainstrasse Village Association
Friends of Covington
COVINGTON SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET TONIGHT
Tonight's meeting is at 5:00PM and is a non-legislative meeting (equivalent to a caucus meeting at the Covington City Commission). On the agenda:
- Mollie Shaver (Latonia) is teacher of the month, Clara Riley (Latonia) is staff member of the month, Mr. & Mrs. Richardson (Latonia) are volunteers of the month
- There will be an update on the new district website
- Latonia Elementary will present its comprehensive school improvement plan
- Several more items complete the agenda which can be read in full by clicking here
SEE ALSO: A new art show opens at the Nordheim Gallery inside Holmes High School Friday night click here
DESTINATION: GRADUATION PROFILE
Another soon-to-be graduate of Holmes! Meet Kamal Bohannon:
Kamal Bohannon admits he did not always take high school seriously. Now, the 18-year-old looking is forward to graduation with a greater appreciation for what it takes to succeed.And he's going to Gateway College! Read more about Kamal here.
“I’ve come a long way,” he said.
Kamal started out with great promise at Holmes, having skipped over seventh grade when he transitioned to the high school from St. Augustine School in Covington. But he admits to slacking off during his freshman and sophomore years.
He credits his Holmes High School track coach, Jonathan Hopkins, with helping him make the turn-around. “He’s always been there looking out for me,” Kamal said.
C+V=G PRESENTATION TONIGHT IN SOUTH COVINGTON
Mayor Chuck Scheper and City Commissioner Shawn Masters will be at the Hands Pike firehouse for the South Covington Community Action Association will hold its monthly meeting. Tonight, Scheper and Masters continue the C+V=G neighborhood tours with updates to the presentation.
KENTON COUNTY SCORES HUGE CHUNK OF STATE'S TOURISM DOLLARS
Looking at the new report on Kentucky tourism that shows more tan $11 billion brought in in 2011, you will see that Kenton County is responsible for $955 million of that. That places our county behind only Jefferson, Fayette, and Boone Counties. Read the full report here (PDF).
Police continue to search for missing teen and toddler WCPO
Indiana University basketball coach Tom Crean defends ending the series with Kentucky Sports Illustrated
PHOTOS: New athletic facilities and fieldhouse at Scott High School (very nice) Facebook
IN CASE YOU MISSED...
WEDNESDAY EVENING'S HEADLINESA company departing Cincinnati that was courted by Covington is leaving our neighbor across the river, but not to come here; A Holmes basketball star earns a full ride to college; Plus, where is the best rest stop in Kentucky? Those stories and more at the link.