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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NEWS ROUND-UP -- WEDNESDAY MORNING 6 JUNE

THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
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by Michael Monks 
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MULTI-CITY THEFT RING CONNECTED TO COVINGTON?
Some time in the overnight hours of last Wednesday, an unknown number of thieves made off with a flat-bed truck and enclosed trailer from Allison Landscaping in Delhi Township. The trailer contained multiple lawnmowers, blowers, trimmers, and other pieces of landscaping equipment. On Thursday evening, the stolen trailer was located on John Street in Covington's Botany Hills neighborhood outside a residence. Delhi Township Police joined Covington Police in executing a search warrant that produced a number of stolen items not only from Delhi but also from Madeira. Delhi Township Police report that the suspects were not home at the time and have not been arrested though they are known to investigators. Additionally, the flat-bed truck was not recovered. If you have any information that can be helpful to the investigation, call Delhi Township Police at 513.922.0060. 
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KENTON, BOONE CEASE FUNDING OF NORTHKEY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The fiscal courts of Kenton and Boone Counties have voted to end contributions to NorthKey, NKY's mental retardation, mental health, and addiction services provider: 
Kirk Kavanaugh, Boone County director of human services, said in recent years NorthKey has built up a surplus, while providing little in the way of community benefit at cost or financial assistance.
NorthKey’s total revenue has decreased by 4.6 percent since 2010. Since 2008, however, its net income has increased 787 percent to $895,171.
Its cash and cash equivalents now stand at more than $8.3 million, an increase of 134 percent since 2008.
NorthKey operates 18 locations throughout NKY, including several in Covington.
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DID YOU MISS TUESDAY'S NEWS?
A Covington road is set to close for thirty days; Check out what's already sprouting at the Mainstrasse community garden; Plus, lots of photos from this morning's pancake eating contest featuring a city commissioner and other Covingtonians. Click it.  
QUICKIES
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Police seize 19 gambling machines, $10,000 from illegal casino in Kentucky Herald-Leader 
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Kentucky is second in nation in ATV deaths WKYT 
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Scientist recommends that Louisville make trees a priority to fight heat Courier-Journal 
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THE NEW YORK TIMES ON CINCINNATI'S RESURGENCE
The praise from national media continues to roll in for Cincinnati as its economic development on the riverfront and in Over-the-Rhine generates more buzz. This week, The New York Times writes of An Ohio River City Comes Back to Its Shoreline:
“We’re seeing a new Cincinnati coming from all of this,” said Mayor Mark Mallory, a three-term Democrat elected in 2006 (sic/Mallory is in his second term and was first elected in 2005). “We have a new set of activities, new places to live, new places to work. We are investing in things that grow a city.”
Cincinnati’s economy and its capacity to attract new residents and jobs reflects several converging market trends. The public University of Cincinnati has significantly rebuilt its campus in recent years, attracting more students and national attention, and serving as the foundation of an expanding medical research and health services industry. A growing number of independent marketing and branding companies, many focused on online markets, are developing with the help of and through various collaborations and partnerships with Procter & Gamble, the city’s consumer products mainstay. And upriver from Cincinnati, the energy industry is investing billions to develop deep shale gas and shale oil reserves. The aim is to revive the state’s steel industry, generate a new petrochemical sector, create thousands of jobs and strengthen urban economies from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. 
Read it all. 
The New York Times/Keith Schneider 

A SCENE FROM DOWNTOWN COVINGTON:
A crowd flocks to the Madison Theater Tuesday night to see rapper Yelawolf

AVENUE Q AT THE CARNEGIE TONIGHT THRU SUNDAY -- LAST CHANCES!
Don't miss this fantastic production featuring your beloved dirty-mouthed puppets and catch tunes! 
For more information, click here
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SEE ALSO: Another very funny play opens at Covington's Artisan Enterprise Center this Friday that runs in conjunction with a really neat art exhibit: 
The Artists’ Enterprise of Covington (AEC) proudly presents Fuddy Meers, a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. The play is part of the gallery exhibition “Funny Mirrors” and will be presented June 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the AEC located at 25 W. 7th Street in Covington, KY.
Fuddy Meers is a poignant and brutal comedy that traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. The show features local actors Torie Pate, Ron Burrage, Donnie McGovern, Marypat Carletti, Michael Monks, Adrianne Underhill, and Vincent Cline. The show is directed by Dan Doerger.
The art exhibit “Funny Mirrors” features artwork by Jeff Casto, Helena Cline, and Billy Simms. Their artwork is integrated into the performance and serves as the inspiration for the play. The opening night reception for the gallery show is June 1. The gallery show runs the month of June and admission to the art show is free. The play will be performed June 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $10. Tickets to the play can be purchased at the door the evenings of the show or reserved by calling 513.313.8484. 
Come see it! Click here 

WALLACE WOODS YARD SALE & MOVIE NIGHT SATURDAY
The annual Wallace Woods neighborhood yard sale is Saturday at 9:00AM. Don't miss it! Also, Saturday night is another "Movies in the Woods" and this time the classic film The Princess Bride will be shown. Catch the flick at the end of Oakland Circle starting at 9:00PM. 
|HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY TO BE A UK BASKETBALL PLAYER?
There are a lot of jokes to be made about being paid to play for the UK Wildcats men's basketball team, but now you have the chance to do that the other way around: pay the school for the chance to be on the team -- even if you're old and out of shape: 

The camp, which is open to people 35 and older, is $7,495. Proceeds will go to the Cal Foundation and could benefit charitable efforts that include Calipari's stated goal to improve financial literacy in Kentucky, help "boys without fathers" and aid Catholic schools, the UK coach said. "It's not about religion," Calipari said of any proceeds going to Catholic schools. "It's about education."
Camp activities include playing games in Rupp Arena and a dinner in Calipari's home.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/05/2213830/being-a-wildcat-priceless-pretending.html#storylink=rss?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#storylink=cpy
Herald-Leader/Jerry Tipton 
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Want to register for it? Got an extra $7,495 laying around? Click here 

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/05/2213830/being-a-wildcat-priceless-pretending.html#storylink=rss?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#storylink=cpy

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SEE ALSO: 
Slowing down not in Coach Cal's nature Herald-Leader 
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Cal working to keep UK ahead of the curve Herald-Leader 
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