THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
THE SUNDAY EDITIONFrom hints of layoffs at City Hall to an arrest in a Covington murder case, and more, it was another busy news week in our city. The River City News has it all with a recap of the week that was and the week that will be -- in The Sunday Edition at the link!
SEE ALSO: A Great Saturday in CovingtonPhotos from a terrific Saturday afternoon in Covington. Click the link for a trip to the Farmers Market, lunch at Roebling Point (joined by some feathered friends), checking on the new homes under construction on Banklick, and taking in a youth baseball game.
DRIVERS: DON'T ASK US TO PAY FOR NEW BRIDGE
The Cincinnati Enquirer has a report that indicates that a majority of drivers in the region oppose tolls to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project:
“Find other ways,” said Steele, 49, who works at Thompson Machining Services, a manufacturing company in Brookville, Ind. Steele, who lives in Latonia, is not alone. A bare majority of the Cincinnati region’s adults oppose tolls on a replacement, a new Enquirer Poll shows, with opposition stronger in Northern Kentucky.Cincinnati Enquirer/Jason Williams
SEE ALSO: City of Covington grateful for "unprecedented support" for desired changes to Brent Spence Bridge project
The River City News
LAST DAY FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON HANDS PIKE RECONSTRUCTION
From the City of Covington:
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet would like to hear what you think regarding the proposed reconstruction of KY 1501 Hands Pike, from KY 17 to Crystal Lake Drive.To check out exhibits of the proposed alternates, as well as the documents distributed at the public meeting and the public comment form, click here.
|Entrance to Hands Pike from Taylor Mill Road|
DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE ONLINE SURVEY FROM KENTON COUNTY IN REGARDS TO THE PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED EMERGENCY DISPATCH CENTER!
Is there a "war on slurpees"? Local author Rick Robinson writes on that topic for The Daily Caller Click Here
Kentucky Lottery expects sales increase of 4% Courier-Journal
Kentucky health agency spends big on lobbying Herald-Leader
MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT LYNDA JACKSON
From the leader of Covington Independent Public Schools:
KUDOS to Melissa Miller, John G. Carlisle Elementary; Tracy Eversole, Sixth District Elementary; Anita McGee, Latonia Elementary; Karen Soard, Ninth District; Dawn Vancini and Becky Koch, Holmes Middle School and Phyllis Jennings and Mary Haney, Holmes High School for their OUTSTANDING work on the attendance audit. There were zero errors on the entry exit logs at these locations. This tedious, time-consuming work is vital to the financial well-being of the district.More at the link.
Holmes High School Band gives out honors:
Good times were had by all Friday at the annual Holmes Band Picnic/Awards Celebration. Even though mother nature was up to her mean tricks again everyone had a good time celebrating the accomplishments of the band. A few of the top honors went to:|
Patrick Gilmore Award - Nick Miller, Josh RamosDirectors Award - Erie Fisher, Trevor RhodesQuincy Jones Award - Zack Grueter, Chris BishopLouis Armstrong Award (jazz) - Thomas RossWoody Herman Award (jazz) - Jinnah Salaah, Zack Grueter
Many more awards were given out and everybody should be congratulated on a fantastic school year. Normally this is a time of honoring seniors for their time and service with the band program but this year we are not graduating any students. Plans are already underway for the 2012-2013 band season and it is shaping up to be a great one.
CINCINNATI FIGHTS WAY BACK INTO HEARTS OF HIP AND TRENDY
Another report on how cool Cincinnati is becoming:
Cincinnati has always done an impressive job of mixing past and present -- its most popular attractions are updated versions of places that have drawn visitors for years, including the Museum Center in historic Union Terminal and Fountain Square, which on warm summer nights is crammed with people.Cleveland Plain-Dealer/Susan Glaser
Cincinnati -- despite its conservative politics -- has always seemed to me to have more in common with Cleveland than the capital city that lies between them. Both Cleveland and Cincinnati sit on important bodies of water and are historic industrial powerhouses trying to reinvent themselves. And both have decades of racial turmoil that they never seem quite able to overcome.
LOOK WHO'S AVAILABLE AT THE KENTON CO ANIMAL SHELTER
And each one wants to go home with you!
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