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THE SUNDAY EDITION
COVINGTON, KY * 20 MAY 2012
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MAIFEST CONTINUES FOR ONE MORE DAYTODAY FROM NOON TO NINE!
Here are some photos from the chalk art contest which was very big this year:
COVINGTON PRIMARY ELECTION IS TUESDAY
Though all eight candidates for Covington City Commission will advance to the November general election, you can bet each is gunning for as many votes as they can garner in a effort to establish momentum as we head into the summer campaign season. As for the mayoral candidates, Dara McDowell threw her third wrench into the race Saturday. The first one came when she entered the race to face City Commissioners Steve Casper and Sherry Carran to replace Mayor Chuck Scheper forcing a competitive primary, while the second was thrown when she informally withdrew from the race last week. Yesterday, McDowell completed the wrench-throwing trifecta by reentering the race, only this time with less anti-gay rhetoric and more articulated concern about what she perceives as the elimination of Jesus Christ from government.
Secretary of State Alison Grimes predicts low turnout, saying that she expects only ten to twelve percent of voters to show up statewide Tuesday. It could be higher in Northern Kentucky where there are two highly competitive Republican primaries: Congressional District 4 and State Senate District 23. Will that have an effect on the final tally of the Covington races? Possibly. But, if 2010 is any indication, the results in May hardly resemble those of November. In any case, please vote. And tell your family and friends to vote.
The River City News will have comprehensive coverage of the Kentucky Primary on Tuesday right here.|
the week that was...
DARA MCDOWELL REENTERS RACE FOR COVINGTON MAYORThough she never formally withdrew, Dara McDowell reenters race for Covington mayor. "I may be a home schooling mother of eight, but I refuse to sleep while our city and national governments, continue to drive Christ out of the public sphere."
An armed robber caught in the act near Mainstrasse; Covington School Board mulls additional tax increase; City Commission criticized for budget/layoff talks behind closed doors; Plus, how Kings Island killed a proposed NKY amusement park. Those stories and more at the link!
PHOTOS: MAIFEST IN MAINSTRASSE
The River City News was at the opening celebrations for the 33rd annual Maifest in Covington. Click the link for tons of pictures as the event rolled out to a huge crowd.
CONVICTED: MUGSHOT ROUND-UP
Who's not enjoying Maifest this year? All the people sent to prison in Kenton County Circuit Court this week. Click the link for details.|
POLICE CHIEF LEE RUSSO, CITY OF COVINGTON TO PART WAYS
In another story you saw first at The River City News, Chief of Police Lee Russo and the City of Covington have reached an amicable separation agreement that will go into effect some time before July 1. The full story is at the link.
FRIDAY HEADLINESTwo indie film stars performed in Downtown Covington Friday; Plus, people in Park Hills debate whether they have a coyote problem and whether a new gun is needed to shoot the animals. Click it.
Mailer: "This is our last chance to save Covington"; Did you know that a good chunk of the political ads in the NKY Congressional race are paid for by a 21-year old student from Texas?; Plus, 30 Covington businesses are up for awards tonight. Those stories and much more at the link!
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HEADLINESWas this morning's murder in Downtown Covington over a cell phone?; Kentuckians who bought Skechers "shape-up" shoes are due some cash; Plus, a new Covington sticker you'll want for your car. Those stories and tons more at the link!
WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADLINES
Who's contributing cash to the candidates for Covington Mayor? Bill Butler, Oakley Farris, and Steve Frank. Details at the link; Plus, a new book brings political thrills and suspense with Covington as a setting; And, a local animal shelter may have to change its no-kill policy. Those stories and more at the link.
WE'RE ALL AMBASSADORS NOW
Is Covington on the verge of an entrepreneurial renaissance? If so, it will take all of us to serve as ambassadors to bring in new residents, businesses and customers. The heavy lifting should be done at City Hall but the rest of us play a role, too. The new Downtown commercial incentives program launched by the City are so attractive that it would be nuts for an aspiring entrepreneur or rehab specialist not to take advantage of them. Educate yourself on the details and let's start Selling Covington!
PHOTOS: Lots of new businesses are opening or have already opened, plus there are lots of great spaces available.
TUESDAY EVENING HEADLINESCould Covington learn some lessons from Over-the-Rhine in revitalization?; How you can help make sure that C+V=G; Plus, Mainstrasse parking lot is coming along beautifully. Those stories and more at the link.
TUESDAY MORNING HEADLINESHolmes coach recounts being on board the bus that was hit by a drunk driver in Carrollton in 1988, killing 27 people; Former UK basketball player arrested for sex with teens; Plus, mob money found inside Newport restaurant. Click it.
NEW BAKERY OPENS ON PIKE STREET
Welcome the Tinney family from Falmouth who just opened Bread & Spice on Pike Street which will be a bakery, and breakfast & lunch spot with an emphasis on vegetarian dining. Bread & Spice is located in the former AJ Creations space. How a trip to Baltimore inspired Covington's newest business owner to go for it and also inspired the new bakery/restaurant's name. Welcome to town, Bread & Spice. Story at the link.
MONDAY AFTERNOON HEADLINES
The quest for a cancer cure right here in Covington is delayed; A device is counting the cars that travel down Main Street; Plus, another Holmes student lands an athletic scholarship. Those stories and much more at the link!
MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES
More comments from the candidates for Covington City Commission; Plus, Covington Schools to have a conference which will include topics such as teaching African-American males, and culturally competent teachers. Click it.
HILARIOUS MUSICAL TO OPEN AT CARNEGIE
The highly acclaimed Showbiz Players have moved their productions from Cincinnati to the The Carnegie in Covington and its first show is Avenue Q, the musical version of Sesame Street for adults.
AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a
shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the
residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princetonand his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
AVENUE Q is rated “R” for restricted. No one under the age of 17 is admitted without parent or
guardian. Puppet nudity. Puppet sexual situations. Strong puppet language.
Tickets are $20.50 per adult/$18.50 per senior or student. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Box Office by calling 859-957-1940 (regular hours are Tuesday-Friday from 12:00 Noon – 5:00pm and one hour before the performance) or online at www.thecarnegie.com.
The River City News is a proud media partner for this production of Avenue Q.
WE HAVE A TRIPLE CROWN CONTENDER!
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another raced to a thrilling victory at Saturday's Preakness Stakes, making him the first horse since Big Brown in 2008 to contend for the storied Triple Crown. If the thoroughbred captures the Belmont in three weeks, I'll Have Another will be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. If you missed the race, and even if you didn't -- watch this replay. It is a thrilling finish!
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