THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
PAYCOR WON'T BE MOVING TO COVINGTON
A Cincinnati company that intends to leave Queensgate and was courted by Covington to fill the space vacated by The Nielsen Company in Madison Place according to a previous report as well as other Covington locations will be packing up and leaving Cincinnati soon, but to come to Covington, according to a source at City Hall. Paycor is mum on where it is headed. From the Enqurier:
CEO Bob Coughlin said Wednesday that he has signed a letter of intent to purchase land within the Interstate 275 loop, outside the city limits. He hopes to soon begin construction on a facility to house the payroll processing and software firm’s 400 existing employees and 300 future ones. He declined to share its location, or whether it sits in Ohio or Kentucky.Cincinnati Enquirer/Laura Baverman
LOTS OF COVINGTON NEWS IN THE MORNING EDITION
In case you missed this morning's edition:
- Mayoral candidates Sherry Carran and Steve Casper respond to an election survey with issues ranging from diversity to homelessness to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission
- Dara McDowell dropped out of the race for Covington mayor
- A full report plus bonus coverage of the new plan that aims to revitalize Downtown Covington
- The University of Kentucky's top recruit triggers an NCAA inquiry
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LOUISVILLE PAPER'S ONLINE EDITION TO BECOME SUBSCRIPTION ONLY
The Courier-Journal which is owned by the same company that owns The Cincinnati Enquirer is going be adopting a subscription model for its online content:
As our model evolves, we will make significant improvements to our content, technologies and digital efforts. Our customers will notice new mobile apps, a better optimized tablet experience and deeper content in select areas of coverage, including strong watchdog journalism. Our e-Newspaper, an electronic replica of our print edition, will allow readers to read page-by-page electronically every day of the week on their computers or tablets.The subscription model was a long time coming and the Enquirer is not far behind, but here's a more interesting excerpt from the piece:
Subscription options will range from full access, including seven-day delivery of the print edition, to digital only. You’ll also have access to even more breaking news stories and updates. More videos. More photos. And more interactivity.
Yet, what sets The Courier-Journal and courier-journal.com apart from blogs and other news sources is the quality of our local content and the rigid journalistic standards we follow to make sure we are bringing you the factual and complete accounting of news events from your hometown.Newspapers are vital to the success of a community but local papers have shed some of their best talent in recent years and their local coverage continues to dwindle. Since TV news relies so heavily on reports from newspapers to generate their own content, a ripple effect of less coverage has swept every region. A new buzzword in media circle is "hyperlocal", which means readers and viewers want to know what is happening right in their own backyards but the ironic thing is that large media corporations consistently prove that they are unable to provide it. That's where outlets like The River City News pick up the slack.
Think about this: Covington has a population of more than 40,000, which is pretty much the same size as Bowling Green, a city that has its own daily newspaper and multiple network television affiliates. When you combine the populations of the NKY river cities from Ludlow, Bromley, and Covington in the west to Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Fort Thomas in the east, the population is close to 100,000, more than enough to warrant a daily newspaper and TV affiliates. But because we border Cincinnati we are relegated to second class citizenship when it comes to media coverage.
That is changing and The River City News is committed to leading that change. The thousands of unique visitors to this site each month prove that there is not only a need but also a desire for hyperlocal coverage of the city that is most important to us. Changes are coming to this site, too, but there is a key difference: the financial bottom line of a corporation based in Virginia will not be a factor. You and our community will be the factors that motivate the positive changes coming to The River City News.
Without question, there is important, strong journalism taking place every day at the Courier-Journal and the Enquirer and you will find many links to that work here, but only The River City News covers Covington's City Hall, school board, neighborhoods, events, businesses, and movers & shakers with full-time passion and fervor. And it will continue to, and it will still be free. Stay tuned and thank you for making this your home for More Covington News Than Any Other Source.
Read the full piece from the Courier-Journal here
NKY EMERGENCY SHELTER OPENS SUMMER PROGRAM
The Covington based shelter uses the motto, "Life saving in the winter, life changing in the summer" and the latter part of that is now in full swing on Scott Boulevard:
On May 1st, our summer shelter opened. Our summer program focuses on life changing activities for our guests. This means our guests receive shelter, food, clothing and support while they engage in life changing steps such as seeking employment, obtaining medical treatment and gaining financial stability. Our first week we welcomed 10 guests into our shelter and more will be moving in each week. Thus far, we are sheltering two men who are working and one man who starts his job on Wednesday. Three of our guests have significant disabilities and we are glad to provide them shelter while they get help. Two of our guests are over the age of 60. Homelessness occurs regardless of age, ability, education, race - it doesn't discriminate. The one common denominator is lack of family and friends who are able to help. Want to help? See our needs list below.
1. Cans of Coffee
2. Bags of Sugar
3. Men's Razors
4. 10-Ride Bus Passes
5. Gallons of Milk
7. Salad Fixings
8. Laundry Detergent
9. Men's underwear
10. CASH (of course!)
Want to Make a Financial Donation? This contribution will help us to pay for water, electricity, AC, phone, internet and our staff. Please mail your check to
P.O. Box 176601, Covington KY 41017. Donations can be dropped off M-F from 6:00am-2:00pm or arranging for a time that suits your schedule. Just call(859)291-4555 or email,firstname.lastname@example.org
CELEBRATE ONE OF COVINGTON'S MOST WELL-KNOWN CITIZENS
The 44th Annual Frank Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be held on Sunday, May 13(Mother’s Day) from noon – 5 p.m. at the George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington, Kentucky, overlooking the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline. This
show consists of 55 individual tents. The show features original works of regional artists from Greater Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky in four categories – painting, sculpture, graphics and fine crafts - and is sponsored by The Northern Kentucky Heritage League, The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center and The Historic Licking Riverside District Civic Association. The show is free and open to the public.
KENTUCKY NUMBERS FROM US RELIGION CENSUS
Baptists far outnumber the second most popular religion, Catholicism.
Kentucky soldier killed in Afghanistan press release
Liberty for All Super PAC launches big media blitz in support of Thomas Massie for Congress cn|2
Primary challenger questions State Senator Damon Thayer's conservatism Herald-Leader
Kentucky sets its own record for voter registration numbers press release
Appeals court grants wax seal trademark to Maker's Mark Herald-Leader
KENTUCKY FAIRNESS CAMPAIGN PRAISES PRESIDENT OBAMA
President Barack Obama today announced his full support for same-sex marriage and the Kentucky Fairness Campaign's director applauds the move:
“This really elevates the dialogue to a whole new level to say states like Kentucky really need to get on board and they need to insert some real civil rights for LGBT people or else they really will be left behind by the rest of the nation,” he says.WFPL
HOLMES BASKETBALL PLAYER EARNS FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO COLLEGE
Congratulations to Holmes basketball star, Dontel Rice:
Congratulations to Dontel Rice, who on Tuesday signed a letter of intent with Gulf Coast State College in Panama City Beach, Florida. Dontel received a full athletic scholarship to the college. He is pictured with his parents and grandmother. Jason Booher, Holmes head basketball coach and Ross Hart, assistant coach, are standing.
Dontel, a forward at Holmes, was named the Northern Kentucky Player of the Year by the Enquirer and the 9th Region Player of the Year by the Northern Kentucky Boys Basketball Coaches Association.
Dontel averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per games for the Bulldogs.
Check out a clip from an upcoming episode of Kentucky Life on KET in which the host makes a visit to Turfway Park:
DICK VITALE: Sad that Kentucky-Indiana series is ending
Is this all about greed? There is selfishness in this situation, any way you look at it. Kentucky says it wants to continue the series but play on a neutral court. Indiana says it would continue to play but prefers a home-and-home series on a college campus. Since it was agreed upon that you want to play, cooler heads must prevail to get this to happen.ESPN
We can talk about the presidents and athletic directors, but it is two gentlemen who will control whether the game happens. Calipari and Crean have the influence to make this a reality once again.
WHERE IS THE BEST REST AREA IN THE STATE?
Apparently, Clark County:
Certificates were presented Wednesday to employees of Community Services Project Inc., which provides janitorial services for the Clark County facility and three additional Kentucky rest areas in Hart, Shelby and Whitley counties. ZKB Construction of Nicholasville is responsible for landscape maintenance. KYTC Division of Maintenance oversees the operation.WLEX
"We are extremely proud of the work that you do every day," said James Ballinger, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways Lexington District. "Your dedication to service is the reason our rest areas are among the cleanest, best-maintained facilities in the nation."