THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
MORE ON THE FUTURE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT
Will the City of Covington alter the way code enforcement is handled? It looks more and more likely. On Tuesday evening, City Commissioner Steve Frank had this to say via Facebook:
Volume of requests for inspections dropped with the Great Recession. That department cannot begin to carry its own weight in the forseeable future (before Covington's money runs out). I too do not want to go the NKAPC route for a variety of reasons, foremost being they might not be there. The River Cities are working on ways to collaborate and reduce costs by sharing overhead and expertise. Somethings Covington does better, somethings our neighbors do better. Budgetary forces are working all of the river cities into closer relationships, Our friends in the suburbs do not seem to understand the urban enviroment and despite long standing efforts to work with us; entities such as Tri-ed in economic development are not of much use. Do not be surprised if common efforts of the river cities may not include economic development, housing authorities, permiting, historic preservation and inspections.We may not know for sure until next week when Mayor Chuck Scheper offers a mid-term update on his state of the city address Tuesday and then on Thursday when the city commission is expected to approve the 2012-13 budget. Stay tuned.
TRAFFIC NOTE: Banklick Street between 16th & 17th will be closed until 3:00PM today while work is performed by the Sanitation District.
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DON'T MISS TUESDAY'S NEWS!
One of the antebellum mansions on Riverside Drive will soon look a little different; A Kentucky man is jailed for dumping boiling water on his girlfriend (it's not his first time in the news, either); Plus, a look inside one of Covington's newest businesses. Those stories and more at the link!
Tuesday Morning's NewsWhat is to happen to the city's code enforcement department (a couple possibilities); Mainstrasse parking lot to start charging soon?; Plus, a preview of the fall season at Fabulous Furs. More Covington News Than Any Other Source -- at the link!
WHOOPING COUGH CASES ON THE RISE IN NKY
The NKY Health Dept urges booster shots and prevention as instances of whopping cough (pertussis) rises in the region:
Since January, 39 cases of whooping cough have been reported in Northern Kentucky. In comparison, the region averaged 25 cases of whooping cough per year between 2003 and 2009. During an outbreak in 2010, 127 cases were reported. Of the cases reported thus far in 2012, seven were in children 1 year of age or under, who are at higher risk for serious complications from the disease.Read more at the link.
“Pertussis can cause serious illness, hospitalization and death — especially in infants who are too young to be fully vaccinated,” said Lynne M. Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health. “Because vaccine protection fades over time, anyone who plans to be around infants should be vaccinated with the Tdap booster shot, which will provide renewed protection against whooping cough. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to get their booster shot.”
Parents of young children should also make sure that their child has been vaccinated for whooping cough, typically given in a combination shot called DTaP, which includes vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria as well. The vaccine is usually given in five doses, with the doses at two months, four months, six months, 15 to 18 months and 4 to 6 years of age.
NKY Health Dept
MAINSTRASSE TO HOST WORLD CHOIR GAMES CONCERT
Save the Date! MainStrasse Village will host a World Choir Games Friendship Concert on the Sixth Street Promenade on Sunday, July 8th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Performing will be Crescendo Arte Children's Choir from Colombia, Sangerkreis Hildburghausen from Germany and Kolping Saengerchor from the USA.
HALF PRICE ADOPTIONS AT KENTON CO ANIMAL SHELTER
Get your family a new furry friend! Through June 30, the Kenton County Animal Shelter is offering adoptions for just $40 and microchips for $15. Call 859.356.7400 for more information.
Who's available for adoption?
Many more adoptable pets at the link!
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NKY TEAM TO MEET IN COVINGTON TONIGHT
Team MeetingWednesday, June 20, 6::30-8 p.m.Chez Nora - 3rd Floor530 Main St., CovingtonBring your calendars of fairs, festivals and other community events to organize a schedule of events and recruit volunteers to join the Obama re-election effort. State OFA Coordinator Keidra King will join us for this important meeting. (Order dinner and/or drinks from the menu.) RSVP: Linda Nesbitt, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
MEMBER OF UK'S 1998 NATIONAL CHAMPS GETS RING BACK FINALLY
Remember Cameron Mills? He hit a couple clutch threes to put away Utah back in 1998 but someone stole his ring during an open house at his brother's place. But a couple of strange exchanges on Twitter brought the ring back:
"I didn't know the guy, I didn't know what it was about, so I just let it go," Mills said.Read the whole thing.
The next day, the man tweeted Mills again, this time asking more urgently that the former UK player contact him.
"I was like, 'OK, dude if it's that important, I will,'" Mills said. "So I followed the guy on Twitter and sent him a direct message."
The message that came back provided Mills an unexpected thrill: "The guy sent me a phone number, said I needed to call his wife, that she had my '98 championship ring," Mills said. "I couldn't believe it."
PROPS FOR ABE LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER MOVIE MADE BY KENTUCKIANS
Pretty cool! The movie is expected to be a blockbuster interpretation of the hit novel. Check out the story (with video) at the link.
TRAFFIC SIGN IN LOUISVILLE: HONK IF YOU'RE HORNY
Somebody hijacked one of those electronic traffic signs in Louisville. WAVE via WXIX: