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Police say a woman, whose name has not been released, thought she parked her car on the street; however, she accidently hit the gas propelling her into the front of Wireless Connection at 1320 Madison Ave. at about 6:30 a.m.A photo of the damage with the car still inside is at the link.
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The plan also includes $21 million for the completion of the Ky. 16 widening in Taylor Mill and Covington and for widening an accident-prone portion of Hands Pike. “If the road plan passes intact April 12, it will be the best road plan for my district in several years,” said Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.Cincinnati Enquirer/Scott Wartman
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Schmidt’s Covington winery is among dozens returning the commonwealth to pre-Prohibition days, when the Bluegrass State was the country’s third-largest grape- and wine-producing state, according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.Cincinnati Enquirer/Mike Rutledge
“This is a dream coming true,” Jackie Jackson said in a statement. “I can’t believe this is finally happening. There’s nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world, and I know at each concert, MJ’s spirit will be in the house with us.” A reunion has been rumored for years, predating Michael Jackson’s 2009 death from a fatal overdose of propofol.Courier-Journal/Jeffrey Lee Puckett
"I sat down and tried to figure out what someone would pay me if I was sewing for them," she told Page 2. "The hours I put into it, I tried to figure out the middle pay, and that's how I came up with that price. For 18 years straight I worked on it. It wasn't 40 hours per week, so I probably had six or seven years of full-time hours tied up in this. I'm just trying to figure out an honest price for it." $150,000 is the least she'd sell the quilt for, but she is hoping to surpass $200,000. The "buy it now" price is $275,000. There were zero bids as of Friday afternoon, with three days left to bid.ESPN
Pest control experts confirmed the news shortly after the celebrations had quieted and the couches had been extinguished. “This is now one of the most bedbug free cities in America,” said Dr. Kevin Nopinger. “It seems that the biggest population of the bugs were in hiding specifically at the homes of Kentucky Wildcat fans, and specifically at the homes of Wildcat fans who show their happiness by setting furniture on fire.”Derf Magazine (Satire)
On 3/1/12 Simpson pled guilty to Prohibited Acts Related to a Controlled Substance. Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders recommended a sentence of 3 years probated for 3 years, serve 60 days in the county jail. On 4/5/12 Simpson was sentenced to 3 years probated for 3 years, serve 15 days in the county jail.|
"The Amazon motto is 'Work hard, have fun and make history,' and that's what we did," said Wethington, who worked for more than a decade at the Campbellsville fulfillment center before she was fired last year for a safety violation.
But over time, said former workers at Campbellsville, production pressure from headquarters intensified amid constant turnover.
As those tensions spilled onto the warehouse floor, Amazon gained a reputation as a difficult place to earn a living.
"There would be phone conferences [with Seattle], and all this screaming, about production numbers. That was always the problem; the production numbers weren't high enough," said a former safety manager with oversight of the warehouse who spoke on condition of anonymity. "This was just a brutal place to work."
Former managers said the company created a work environment where employees who complained about conditions, including excessive heat, risked retaliation.
After nearly two years on the job, one former manager was troubled enough about conditions to write an email to an Amazon regional vice president. He says he detailed concerns about unreasonable expectations of workers during extremely hot days, how production rates were set and other issues.
A week later, the former manager says, he was accused of a minor rules infraction and given the choice of leaving the company or getting fired.
"I said that this makes no sense," he recalled. "There were huge problems at Campbellsville, and I wanted them to do an investigation." The tough tactics extended to the treatment of sick and injured workers, according to a former human-resources employee.
"They would have meetings on how we could get rid of people who were hurt. It was horrible," she said. "I would try to find them [the workers] light-duty jobs that they could do, and they [managers] would say no. They wanted the workers to exhaust their time off so they could fire them."
Vision 2015, in partnership with the City of Covington and our trail funders Humana, the R.C. Durr Foundation, Kenton Conservancy, the Recreational Trails Program and Jerry Stricker invite you and your family to attend a celebratory event marking the beginning of construction on the Licking River Trails. Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A short program will begin at 11:00 a.m. At the Corner of Levassor and Easter Avenues in Covington (just behind Holmes High School) Loads of activities, prizes and give-aways including a bike raffle, a band and entertainment for the entire family!
This Kentucky team may have been fronted by a university, nothing else related to college, but it knew how to play winning, attractive five-man ball, none of that “Gotta get it into your star’s hands” plan played to the beat of a funeral drum and sold by simplistic media voices.Of course, The New York Post represents only the worst of the media.
In his letter to his son, the former governor foretold: “You are going to wake up some morning and be all alone.” Louie Nunn closed his admonishment by writing: “To the fullest extent possible within my mind and memory, you do not exist. You have had many choices and chances to amend. Your decisions have been otherwise. May God have mercy.”Read an article on the documents: Courier-Journal
“So earlier this week, the President did something that as far as I know is completely unprecedented: he not only tried to publicly pressure the Court into deciding a pending case in the way he wants it decided; he also questioned its very authority under the Constitution.Mitch McConnell (The River City News will link to McConnell's plan to solve this country's health care crisis as soon as our senior senator has one.)
“And if anybody had any doubt about that, it should have been dispelled on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court ordered an administration lawyer to clarify whether the administration does, in fact, believe that the courts of the United States of America have the right to determine whether laws passed by Congress violate the Constitution. This was a clear response to the President’s comments from earlier in the week, and proof positive of the signal it sent to the judiciary.
"It was important that this mural was done in our neighborhood because it demonstrated to residents and visitors alike the community pride in the area. It is uplifting to all who work, live and/or play in the neighborhoold to know that someone cared enough to go to such expense and trouble to put this spectacular painting on the Be Concerned wall. Our experience with ArtWorks has been a consistently positive one."-Paul Gottbrath, Be Concerned, Covington, KYArtWorks
Access issues:The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, from 5:00 - 8:00PM at City Hall in the Commission Chambers.
Northbound: Instead of having direct access to 5th Street like there is today, motorists would need to exit at 12th Street and then travel on a new, one-way, local road (Jillians Way) from 12th to 5th through several traffic signals in Alternative I that is being recommended. The City feels direct access to 5th Street from the collector distributor road is necessary.
Southbound: Alternative I does provide access to 5th Street and 9th Street from SB I-75. However, the decision point is located one mile north of the Ohio River near the Museum Center at Ezzard Charles. If you miss this exit, your next opportunity to exit in Kentucky from I-75 southbound will occur at Kyles Lane in Fort Wright. There is no opportunity to exit into Covington once the City is visible or once you cross the bridge into Kentucky. The City feels direct access from I-75 southbound into Covington on the Kentucky side of the bridge is necessary. The project team has looked at several options and has determined a direct ramp from I-75 SB to 9th Street is feasible.
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge: Alternative I currently shows connections from the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge to I-75 northbound and to Clay Wade Bailey Bridge from I-75 southbound. The City feels these connections would improve access into the City's Riverfront area and better utilize this bridge. There have been talks about removing these connections from the project and we want to advocate that they remain.
Impact to Goebel Pool:
The City feels that Goebel Pool will become unusable once the Brent Spence Bridge project is built. The noise studies taken at and around the pool already exceed the acceptable levels for a recreational facility. This project will bring the roadway even closer to the pool and noise projections show the noise levels will increase even further beyond the acceptable range. In addition, the proximity of the road will also create issues with cleaning the pool. The City feels we should be compensated for the loss of the usefulness of the pool, or the pool should be relocated as part of the project.
Access to Devou Park if Lewis is closed:
In Alternative I, the plans show the connection from Pike Street to Lewis being closed. This currently acts as one of the major access points into Devou Park. If the connection to Lewis is removed, the City feels off street parking needs to be provided along Montague and road improvements on Montague need to be made in order for this to become a 2-way road and an entrance to the park.
Mitigation for impacts to Goebel Park and Lewisburg:
As part of the 4f and 6f environmental processes associated with roadway projects, the project team is required to mitigate the impacts to parks and historical areas. Goebel Park and Lewisburg both fall into this category and will be impacted by the project. The City would like to make sure the recommendations that have been made by the City, SD1, residents, and other stakeholders are implemented into the project. For Lewisburg, the City is recommending a façade grant program, a purchase rehab program, demolition of non-contributing buildings, and/or the Charles Zimmer Memorial Path as a re-connection from Lewisburg to commercial and recreational areas of the City. For Goebel Park, SD1 developed a plan incorporating Green Infrastructure into the park along with improvements recommended by the public (parking, walking trails/boardwalk, basketball court, etc.)
I orginally decided to enter the race based upon my knowledge of the financial and operational conditions acquired as chairperson of the audit committee. I really wanted to help offer advice and guidance to the city through prudent policies established by the elected officials so that the city staff had the necessary support to implement the forthcoming recommendations from the advisory group. However, my current employment requires more travel time which could prevent me from attending the city meetings. So rather than getting myself into the type of situation that the city is facing, I thought it was in my best interest to continue to work so that I will be able to pay my bills in the future. I appreciate all of the support that I have received from citizens and community leaders in my short campaign time.Dressman is the son of former Kenton County Judge-Executive James Dressman. The news comes just days after incumbent City Commissioner Shawn Masters announced the withdrawal of his reelection bid and leaves the commission race with just eight candidates, meaning all will advance to the November general election. All ten names will still appear on the ballot but votes for Dressman or Masters will not be counted in the results.