THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
MAN SHOT ON SCOTT BOULEVARD THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Police were flagged down on the 1500 block of Scott Boulevard Thursday afternoon by a man who claimed to have been shot by two unknown men. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. The victim's name was not released and no arrests have been made but Covington Police will offer an update to The River City News if anything further develops.
|Covington School Board Member Denise Varney resigns her seat and is moving her family to Fort Mitchell. "I feel it is in the best interest of my children to be somewhere else and in the best interest of my family regarding recent events."
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS, MOVES OUT OF DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS, MOVES OUT OF DISTRICT
Full story: The River City News
KY SEES HIGHEST RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS IN NATION
The Labor Department says weekly applications increased by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 365,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell for the sixth straight week to 365,500, the lowest since March 31.From the State-Journal:
State with the biggest increase:
Kentucky: Up 4,073, no reason given
|PRIVATE EMS SERVICE SUSPENDED IN EASTERN KENTUCKY
Things aren't going well for the eastern Kentucky counties that opted for private EMS service:
Officials with the Kentucky Board of EMS say they have issued an order of temporary suspension against Questcare EMS.Full story: WYMT
Questcare has been scrutinized by some emergency management directors across the coverage area for slow response times and by former employees who say their equipment was not adequate.
"After reviewing the evidence in an investigation of Questcare EMS the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) Temporary Suspension Panel determined due to major deficiencies found systemwide an Order of Immediate Temporary Suspension was necessary to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare."
COVINGTON COULD DROP TO 6TH LARGEST CITY IN KY
Could there soon be yet another consolidated city-county government in the Commonwealth? A group is pushing for it in western Kentucky by launching a new website:
The website, paducahmccrackenunited.org, includes an explanation of the Charter County Government document. All registered McCracken County voters will be able to vote on the issue in the general election on Nov. 6.Full story: WPSD
The organization says the website gives the community access to information about the proposed merger. It features a video and several articles about other communities with merged governments.
According to the newly launched website a merger between Paducah and McCracken County will be voted on in November and if approved would make the city Kentucky's third largest (a jump from its current position of fifteenth largest) knocking Covington down to number six.
LOCAL OWNERSHIP MAKES CITIES HEALTHIER, WEALTHIER, WISER
Hat tip to Renaissance Covington for this article:
A study recently published in the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, for example, found that people who live in communities where small, locally owned businesses are the norm are healthier than those who live in places where large corporations predominate. “We find that counties with a vibrant small-business sector have lower rates of mortality and a lower prevalence of obesity and diabetes,” conclude the study’s authors, Troy Blanchard, Charles Tolbert, and Carson Mencken.Full story: Institute for Local Self-Reliance
They surmise that a high degree of local ownership improves a community’s “collective efficacy” — the capacity of its residents to act together for mutual benefit, to solve problems, and to further local goals. Previous research has identified a strong relationship between collective efficacy and population health, because high-functioning communities tend to build initiatives and infrastructure that foster healthier choices and prevent disease.
Local firm that lobbies for Brent Spence Bridge and other local issues, Strategic Advisers, hits growth spurt Cincinnati Enquirer
GOP committee endorses Massie in NKY Congressional special election cn|2
Child left in hot car at KY Walmart, mother charged WBKO
Editorial: Coal wins, Earth loses State-Journal
Feds want Kentucky to start charging coal industry more for cleaning up mines Herald-Leader
Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes continues tornado relief efforts press release
KY youth advocate says state gets A+ for kids health this year cn|2
It's National Immunization Awareness Month! press release
Kentucky Arts Council seeks schools to participate in Poetry Out Loud press release
DON'T MISS THURSDAY MORNING'S NEWS!
Hundreds of new residents will start their move to Covington's Eastside next spring; Could Downtown Covington support a boutique hotel? That topic will be explored tonight; Plus, a busy Covington weekend starts today with the World's Longest Yard Sale. Click it.
COVINGTON REPRESENTED IN 40 UNDER 40 LIST BY BUSINESS COURIER
The Cincinnati Business Courier released its annual "40 under 40" list and a few recognizable faces made the list, including resident Todd Duesing who is the director of operations at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, played an integral role in landing the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, and who also serves on the board of Covington Partners.
See the full list: Business Courier
KENTUCKY IDIOT OF THE DAY
This story starts in a jail and includes this nugget:
Miracle ended up in the hospital where an initial X-ray showed the pill bottle in her stomach. In a follow-up X-Ray, the bottle was no longer visible.Want to know what that's all about? Click: WKYT
GOV BESHEAR VISITS GRAVES OF KY SOLDIERS KILLED IN FRANCE
From the Governor's office:
Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear planted flags at the gravesites of fallen Kentucky service members today during a visit to Omaha Beach, the site of the American and Allied D-Day attack against Germany on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
“Today, we visited the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach with President Laurent Beauvais of Basse-Normandie Regional Council, and we participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial there. Jane and I also placed Kentucky flags at the graves of several Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear. “We walked the beach where thousands of Americans were killed fighting to liberate Europe. This place has special meaning to every American. Being a veteran myself, it was a very emotional moment for me as taps was played to honor the dead."
Gov. Beshear is continuing his economic development trip, with meetings in Germany and France to showcase Kentucky’s business-friendly climate and strengthen existing ties with European companies already operating facilities in the Commonwealth.
The Governor and First Lady are in Normandy as part of an American delegation in support of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, which will be held there. The delegation will meet with economic and tourism development officials in preparation for the upcoming competition.
|Image from the Governor's Office|
2001 DERBY WINNER MONARCHOS RECOVERING FROM COLIC SURGERY
Get better, dude:
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and successful stallion was rushed to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington for emergency colic surgery the evening of July 31, it was announced Aug. 2 by Charles Nuckols III of Nuckols Farm.Full story: The Blood-Horse
If you don't remember Monarchos and the 2001 Kentucky Derby, the horse nearly beat Secretariat's all-time race record. Watch this now:
"The opening half mile is the fastest in Derby history!"
KENTUCKY BOURBON CHART
Another fun image shared by those Kick-Ass Kentuckians at Kentucky for Kentucky. It's for sale here.
WHAT WE HAVE TO LOOK FWD TO WHEN BISHOP'S MANSION IS GONE?
Headline from The Onion:
Argument Between Employees Shatters Illusion Of Professionalism Traditionally Associated With Walgreens
Full story: The Onion (satire)