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Saturday, May 19, 2012

MCDOWELL REENTERS RACE FOR COVINGTON MAYOR

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks 
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She was the last person to enter and the first to exit from the race for Covington mayor, and now Dara McDowell has decided to reenter the race from which she never formally withdrew. In a press release issued Saturday morning, the Monte Casino mother of eight and home school advocate did not mention what she had previously referred to as the "homosexual agenda", and instead focused on what she views as an effort to remove Jesus Christ from the public sphere. Here is her statement in full: 
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Out of concern for the lack of Christian values in the current Covington Mayoral Race, I have decided to reenter the race. We have become a nation that has embraced the religion of Secular Humanism which states that there is no God to whom we must give an account of our lives. Our founding fathers did not believe this way. In fact, It was President George Washington who gave two foundations for political prosperity. The first was "religion" and, the second was "morality“ without those two foundations society can not survive. President John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made solely for a moral and religious people.” Fisher Ames the founding father who offered the final wording of the First Amendment, urged that we never let the bible be separated from the classroom.
(*Noah Webster warned that serious social problems would proceed from American schools and public policy neglecting the principles found in the bible. Since prayer was taken out of schools in 1962, our nation has seen not only sharp moral decline but also plunging SAT scores.)
How is it that our Christian government has been taken over by the "anti-Christ" (which means the absence of Christ)? The answer is found in Matthew 13:24: "While the good men slept, the enemy came in." Jesus never faulted the enemy for doing what he did, for it was his task and purpose to destroy; Jesus placed the fault on the good men who went to sleep.
While we sleep, young adults are being led away to denounce God and base their lives their sinful behaviors. While we sleep, marriage is being redefined. While we sleep, our children’s inheritance is being squandered.
Obama’s attempt to redefine the institution that God has designed, as one man and one woman, is a WAKE UP a call! Our territory is now occupied by the enemy. It's time to establish a beachhead and take it back. "The violent take the Kingdom by force" (Matt 11:12) -- Thankfully, unlike our forefathers, nobody has to die, we just have to get up off of the couch and vote.
I may be a home schooling mother of 8, but I refuse to sleep while our city and national governments, continue to drive Christ out of the public sphere while, thus allowing Humanistic depravity in. We owe it to those who have shed their blood for us, their posterity, to truthfully stand up for the lost among us, and in so doing, for our own posterity as well.
McDowell faces City Commissioners Sherry Carran and Steve Casper in Tuesday's primary in which two will advance to the November general election.
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SEE PREVIOUSLY: 
Dara McDowell Drops Out of Race for Covington Mayor 
Dara McDowell Voices Opposition to Covington's Domestic Partner Benefits 
Morality & Tourism Top Mayoral Candidate's Agenda 
Who is Alyssa Dara McDowell, anyway?
The River City News will have full coverage of Tuesday's election in Covington right here.

NEWS ROUND-UP -- SATURDAY 18 MAY

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks 
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COVINGTON COMMISSION CRITICIZED FOR CLOSED-DOOR MEETINGS
The Cincinnati Enquirer's Mike Rutledge writes that if budget talks are going on behind closed doors at Covington City Hall, the city commission may be in violation of the state's open meetings law:
Although the city must approve one of its most challenging annual budgets in recent years by July 1, the commission has yet to discuss the 2012 spending plan during public portions of its meetings.
“We’ve been discussing the budget with the commission probably for a couple of months now,” Klein said.
“A lot of it’s in executive session because it deals with personnel, because of our budget challenges, obviously,” Klein said. “And we’re just putting some options out there.”
A lawyer who represents the Kentucky Press Association said he believes such behind-the-door conversations violate state open-meetings laws.
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UPDATE: City Commissioner Steve Frank has responded to the above report thusly:
Anybody who has followed me knows I am absolutely unafraid of saying what needs to be said very publically, chips fall where they may. I am, if I have a fault perhaps too public which I feel helps the people understand how Covington got into the shape that it's in and what we are doing about it. In this particular case Mr. Mike Rutledge-Journalist is apparently frustrated that there isn't some juicy story to report on by a City Commission that is up to no good. Sorry Mike, there is no there there. Perhaps if you spent your time actually talking with us and showing up to meetings the way local blogs such as Michael Monks River City News does you'd realize that you are on a snipe hunt. All you have is five dedicated elected officials trying to save their city from insolvency who have gasp...agreed that we should be unified in making hard decisions. I am not an attorney, so I can't venture an opinion about the finer points of public meetings, but if you suspect that there is some kind of Kabal going on in the dark; in the immortal words of John Lennon; "You'd better free your mind instead." If you wanted to write an attention grabbing story; maybe you should focus on the personal sacrifice our Mayor, Chuck Charles R Scheper has made; setting asside his personal ambition to cure cancer and instead donating his time and salary to impliment and bring up to date his Scheper Report from 1999. Yesterday the City of Cincinnati just dedicated a park to the memory of John Smale, much of it because of his report to the City of Cincinnati at about the same time. The City of Covington will in my opinion owe Chuck Scheper no less for his efforts. Mike, may I suggest that you simply read the Scheper Report from 1999 and imagine it updated to resolve the Brutal Facts (well published) that Covington is facing because we didn't heed Chuck's report's suggestions in 1999 (the Ten Point Plan also well published) and anything that we are doing should become obvious to you. As to any objections as to how we are implimenting the Ten Point Plan; we have been most transparent both in public session and on line. 
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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY OUTSIDE MAIFEST
A man leaving Maifest was accosted by another man who demanded "all he's got" before drawing a small handgun, according to a witness. The would-be victim shared his story with the witness who in turn shared it with The River City News. The victim thought the man was kidding until the gun was drawn but the suspect was serious, so serious in fact, that Covington Police were already searching for him after someone else was robbed earlier. When police showed up at the scene on Russell Street between Fifth & Sixth, the suspect tried to lose the handgun in a resident's yard but it was recovered and the suspect was hauled off in one of the six police cruisers on the scene. Working on attaining more information from the Covington Police.
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CAUTION: Maifest is a wonderful, safe event but always use caution when partying late at night. Park in a well-lit area and walk in groups. 
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SEE ALSO: Otherwise, Maifest got off to a great start Friday evening with a huge crowd as soon as it opened. Check out the photo gallery from the opening day at the link below! 


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COVINGTON POLICE CHIEF AND CITY REACH AMICABLE SEPARATION
Just months after the Covington City Commission voted to keep Lee Russo as police chief, The River City News breaks the story on Friday that Russo will be leaving. Though the chief and city leaders say that the separation is amicable, the decision to part ways follows an internal review of the police department by a Cincinnati-based consulting firm. Full story at the link below. 
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NORTHERN KENTUCKY POLICE MEMORIAL
The annual solemn ceremony to remember fallen police officers took place in Covington Friday morning. This year, two more names were added to the list of officers that we have lost: one in Afghanistan and another from an illness:
Sgt. Kevin Spille died December 20, 2005 at his home in Independence, KY, at 32 years old, leaving behind his wife, son, and unborn daughter. Sgt. Spille served the citizens of Kenton County since 1997 and had been promoted to sergeant just six months before his death. The sorrow of his loss is still felt by the men and women of the Kenton County Police department who had the opportunity to serve with Sgt. Spille.
On June 4, 2011, Sgt. Brett Benton was killed in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan, leaving behind his wife. Sgt. Benton left the Kenton County Police Department just weeks earlier to work in Afghanistan training police officers. While at the Kenton County Police Department, Sgt. Benton started the department’s police K-9 program which continues to this day. With the coming one year anniversary of Sgt. Benton’s death, the shock of his loss remains fresh in the minds of the members of the Kenton County Police Department and the community he served.
Photos from the ceremony in Covington: 












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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES TENTATIVE BUDGET, CONSIDERS TAX INCREASE
At a special meeting of the Covington School Board Wednesday evening, Superintendent Lynda Jackson presented her tentative budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year and the board also decided to explore their option to raise their share of the city's property tax by another 4%, though that official vote would not come until August, a year removed from the most recent tax increase. As for the budget, Kentucky state law requires the school district to have a tentative budget in place by May 31. To see what the budget looks like, click the link below where you will have to download a PDF file. 
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SEE ALSO: School volunteers in Kentucky may have to pay $10 for background checks Courier-Journal 
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QUICKIES
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Bank of Kentucky's Bob Zapp not ready to retire Business Courier 
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The do's and don't's of Kentucky's primary election Tuesday press release 
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The entire contents of a Kentucky K-Mart slated to close are bought up by one man and he then gives it all away to the community Huffington Post 
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Help the Kenton County Police find this suspect Facebook 
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Kentucky joins $90 million Medicaid suit against Health Point press release 
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Kentucky cutting down on ginseng poachers Herald-Leader 
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State launches new child support website WBKO 
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NKU closes distance between Pakistan and Kentucky Kentucky Forward 
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Barnes & Noble to operate NKU's bookstore Cincinnati Enquirer 
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SEE ALSO: NKU releases its Division I soccer schedule (this transition to D-I from D-II is getting more exciting as the first games near! Think about some of the high profile schools that will face off against athletes wearing jerseys with the name of our region on them!) NKU Norse 
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Low lake levels worry some in Kentucky Herald-Leader 
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PHOTOS: Covington Business Council golf outing Facebook 
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Democrat Bill Adkins endorsed by United Auto Workers in race to represent NKY in Congress: 
“The United Auto Workers endorsement is so important to my race, as the automobile industry is important to Kentucky,” says Bill Adkins. “I am proud of the effort and sacrifice made by the United Auto Workers to keep American factories running during the recession that began in 2008. UAW workers are to be commended for the successful turnaround of their industry and saving jobs.” 
SEE ALSO: A profile of Republican candidate Alecia Webb-Edgington cn|2  
MORE SUCCESS STORIES FROM THE EMERGENCY SHELTER OF NKY
The Covington-based shelter has helped two more individuals to become self-supporting. From shelter director Rachael Winters: 

Wanted to share the good news that the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky's summer shelter program, which opened May 1st, is happy to report that two of our guests  have already moved from homelessness to housing.  Both men stayed here and received shelter, support, clothing, food and referrals for services.  Both now have their own home with the ability to pay rent each month.  Both of these guests were also supported by Welcome House which provided case management services.  
PROPOSED NORTHERN KENTUCKY AMUSEMENT PARK KILLED BY KINGS ISLAND
A great story from the Cincinnati Enquirer tells the history behind a proposed theme park in Boone County that was backed by the guy who played Daniel Boone on television. The man who owned Coney Island, Charles Sawyer, was interested in working with Fess Parker on the project: 
Sawyer had reached out to Parker, since the parks would be so close, but got no response. That irked Sawyer, and so he instead worked with Taft Broadcasting to build Kings Island in Mason. Competition doomed Frontier Worlds, and Parker pulled up stakes in 1971. The land remains an undeveloped field. 
Read it. 
Cincinnati Enquirer/Jeff Suess  
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In other news involving a former TV star in Kentucky, the guy who played Starsky on Starsky & Hutch was arrested for marijuana possession Association Press via Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Loretta Lynn lied about her age? It's not uncommon for stars to lie about how old they are, but the Coal Miner's Daughter made her age at the time of her marriage such an important part of her life story that this seems like a pretty big deal Herald-Leader 
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Van Halen cancels Cincinnati stop on its tour WKRC 
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Inside one of Covington's newest destinations: The Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Mainstrasse Village Metromix 
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FATTY PATTY PIZZA STARTS DELIVERY SERVICE TODAY
The Mainstrasse pizza spot is now open for delivery, too! Check them out from 5:00PM - 11:00PM every day except Monday. Go to Fatty Patty Facebook for more information.
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The second leg of the Triple Crown runs this evening with Derby champion I'll Have Another and the rest of the pack in Maryland for the Preakness Herald-Leader 
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Jockey Kent Desormeaux failed a breathalyzer and has been replaced in the race Courier-Journal 
      HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY, COVINGTON!
 THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE


PHOTOS: MAIFEST IN MAINSTRASSE

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
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Maifest kicked off Friday night with the traditional tapping of the keg by Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper. As soon as the festival opened, the place was packed. Check out why Covington is this region's festival capital and come down and see us Saturday and Sunday!
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Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper reads the official
proclamation declaring Maiifest to be open before he taps
the first keg


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MANY MORE PHOTOS BELOW, JUST CLICK THE LINK!

CONVICTED: MUGSHOT ROUND-UP 19 MAY

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
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Salesman/burgkar busted by alert homeowner
In this week's newsletter from Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders, we learn more about the case involving a guy employed as a salesman who broke company policy by going door to door. However, he wasn't knocking on doors to sell his wares. After he successfully hit a home in Fort Mitchell, the case started to build against Willie Williams: 
Unbeknown to Ft. Mitchell Police, the Ft. Thomas Police were investigating an attempted burglary in their city that occurred July 1, 2011. Their suspect also made entry thru a rear door of a home that appeared unoccupied but the homeowner was actually upstairs. When confronted by the homeowner, the tall, black man claimed to be a salesman. He was carrying a case with papers and wearing a name tag. When the owner went to call police, the man hurried to his car parked on the street. An alert neighbor saw the man, thought him suspicious, and recorded his license plate. Upon later learning of the break-in attempt, she provided the license plate number to Ft. Thomas Police.

The car was registered to a man in Edgewood, KY. Ft. Thomas Police Detectives Brad Adams and Brent Moening went looking for the owner at his home. Upon receiving no answer, the detectives stopped in at Adams' former employer, the Ft. Mitchell Police, to see if anyone wanted to get lunch. To Adams surprise, Ft. Mitchell Detective Tim Berwanger had a still photo from the video cameras up on his computer and the man in the video matched the description of his suspect perfectly. Upon inquiring about the video, the detectives quickly learned the two departments were hunting the same suspect.
 Find out how many years in prison Willie Williams will serve in Kentucky (after which he'll serve time in Georgia) along with the rest of the story -- at the link at the bottom of this post.
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The following people are among a long list from this week's activity in Kenton County Circuit Court. Some are going to prison while others got probation or sent to the felony diversion program. A few more are still wanted for failing to appear in court: 
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There are more at the link below with an explanation of charges and recommended sentences from Rob Sanders's Commonwealth Attorney's office. Some have been sent away, some are awaiting sentencing, and others will get probation. Whatever they end up with, let's hope as a community that they return healthy and rehabilitated, otherwise the cycle continues.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

POLICE CHIEF LEE RUSSO, CITY TO PART WAYS

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks 
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Covington Police Chief
Lee Russo
Police Chief Lee Russo and the City of Covington have decided to part ways, reaching a reportedly amicable agreement to separate earlier this week. Russo has been chief since 2007 and was re-signed as an at-will employee in December following the expiration of his initial five-year contract. That December vote by the Mayor and City Commission was 3 - 2 in favor, with City Commissioners Shawn Masters and Steve Frank voting against, and City Commissioners Steve Casper and Sherry Carran along with Mayor Chuck Scheper voting in favor. A provision in the new agreement called for Russo to receive a six-month severance package should he be relieved of his duties without cause, a provision that will be in effect following this decision. 
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"I appreciate the opportunity that I was given to serve as police chief," Russo, 47, said in a statement. "I want to express my appreciation to the city commission and citizens for their trust and support. Most of all I want to thank the men and women of the Covington Police Department for their support without which most of the accomplishments that we have achieved in the last five years would not have been possible. I am proud to have served with you and encourage each of you to continue on the path that we have forged together."
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Hired from the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland in 2007, Russo was the first chief hired from outside the Covington Police Department. While noticeably popular in many parts of the community his reign was marked by contention and low morale among the rank and file within the department. In 2009, the Fraternal Order of Police approved a vote of no confidence in the chief by a 94% to 6% margin. 
Russo (L) and Spike Jones (R) at Friday morning's
ceremony at the NKY Police Memorial
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The news of Russo's impending departure which will formally take place in the coming weeks was whispered throughout the past week but became official following the solemn annual ceremony at the Northern Kentucky Police Memorial in Covington Friday morning. City Manager Larry Klein told The River City News that the separation was amicable. "This is not meant in any way to diminish what he has done," Klein said, adding that Russo was hired to be an agent of change within the department. In a release from the City of Covington, Klein highlighted Russo's record of community policing and noted that there were continued reductions in both major and violent crimes. 
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In the release, Mayor Scheper said that he reviewed statistics that indicate a twenty-five percent drop in major and violent crimes over Russo's tenure. "Chief Russo has made a concentrated effort to take steps to reduce crime, record and use data in a strategic manner, and he has emphasized community policing," Scheper said. "I wish him well and thank him for his service."
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Assistant Police Chief Spike Jones, a Covington Police employee for twenty-four years, will take over as acting chief as the city prepares its search for a permanent replacement. Klein told The River City News that it is likely that the city will hire an executive search firm to find Covington's next chief, a search that will likely be national in scope. Russo has agreed to assist the city in its transition of leadership. 
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Russo's departure also follows an internal review that will encompass each department within the City of Covington. Klein said that the recommendations from the Management Partners report on the police department, which was reviewed first along with the fire department, are still in the draft stage and that no single event led to the amicable separation. 

NEWS ROUND-UP -- FRIDAY MORNING 18 MAY

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks 
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MAIFEST STARTS TODAY AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY
Covington continues its reputation this weekend as the festival capital of the region with the 33rd annual Maifest. Check out the full list of events at NKY Spot.
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN AT COVINGTON POLICE MEMORIAL
SCOOTER INVOLVED IN MAINSTRASSE CRASH WAS STOLEN FROM PARK HILLS

Remember this scene from May 4 on West Eighth between Bakewell and Philadelphia? A man crashed his scooter into a parked truck an was taken to the hospital. Turns out, that scooter was stolen was Park Hills. #Karma
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THURSDAY MORNING'S NEWS
COVINGTON: Mailer: "This is our last chance to save Covington"; Did you know that a good chunk of the political ads in the NKY Congressional race are paid for by a 21-year old student from Texas?; Plus, 30 Covington businesses were up for awards last night. Those stories and much more at the link!
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PARK HILLS RESIDENTS FREAKING OUT OVER COYOTES... OR ARE THEY?
The existence of a coyote problem is being debated in Park Hills
"I believe we do [have a coyote problem], yes," said Park Hills Police Chief Cody Stanley.
"I am not truly convinced that there is a coyote problem," said Park Hills resident Louise Niemer.
The police chief is buying a special gun to shoot the animals:   


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QUICKIES
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Kentucky Secretary of State predicts only 10-12% voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election Bluegrass Politics 
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Maybe the NKY Congressional race will boost that percentage locally? Here's the latest headlines from the most watched race in Kentucky this cycle: 
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Outside groups buy ads for Massie cn|2 
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Grassroots effort led Massie to politics Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Profile of candidate Tom Wurtz cn|2 
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Profile of candidate Marcus Carey cn|2 
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Profile of candidate Brian Oerther Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Kentucky unemployment down to 8.3% press release 
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More Kentuckians are getting their degrees 84 WHAS 
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Minton reelected Chief Justice of the KY Supreme Court press release 
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Kenton County Library newsletter Click Here 
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Covington students among those attending summer arts program Cincinnati Enquirer 
Holy Cross baseball team ranked in statewide poll NKY Sports Blog 
KENTUCKY'S NEW MOTORCYCLE LICENSE TEST
The new standards for the test went into effect May 1. Here's what goes on in the test, now: 
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"JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD TOUR" AT MADISON THEATER TONIGHT
Indie film icons Jay & Silent Bob are at Covington's Madison Theater tonight to record their podcast as part of the Jay & Silent Bob Get Old Tour. Tickets are $35/$40 and it looks like some are still available for 9:00PM show. Click Here 
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CALIPARI: BEING NONTRADITIONAL IS UK TRADITION
From the coach: 
We are the winningest program in college basketball. We have produced players like Dan Issel, Jamal Mashburn, Kyle Macy, John Wall and Anthony Davis. Some of the game’s greatest coaches like Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall have roamed our sidelines. We are chasing UCLA for the most national titles.
But how we got there wasn’t the traditional way. When we talk about the history of our program, we are talking about coaches who did it in a nontraditional way. 
Full story at the link. 
Coach Cal  
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LOL:
GOP STALLING OBAMA'S AGENDA BY SPEAKING, MOVING IN SLOW MOTION
LOL: 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

NEWS ROUND-UP -- THURSDAY MORNING 17 MAY

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THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks 
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COVINGTON MURDER VICTIM IDENTIFIED
The man stabbed to death on Eighth Street near Madison Avenue in Downtown Covington early Wednesday morning has been identified by Covington Police as 40-year old Jonathan Lowe. Police have not indicated that any suspects have been arrested, though the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Lowe had a lengthy arrest record: 
Lowe has been arrested 32 times in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties over the last 22 years, according to court records. Lowe was last released from jail in March after serving 90 days after pleading guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia in Kenton County. 
Cincinnati Enquirer/Brenna Kelly  
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WKRC's Joe Webb reported from Covington Wednesday afternoon and stated during the live portion of his report that there was still blood on the sidewalk. Here is his report: 

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Driver arrested after crashing into parked cars on Greenup Street WCPO 
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Two tractor trailers crash on Brent Spence Bridge WKRC 
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NEW MAILER URGES COVINGTONIANS TO TAKE ACTION ON BRIDGE PLAN
From Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank: 
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LOTS OF COVINGTON BUSINESSES NOMINATED AT TONIGHT'S BEST OF NKY
The awards will be handed out at the event that runs from 5:00PM - 8:00PM at Receptions Conference Center in Erlanger. 
Covington businesses among the nominees in the various categories include: Otto's (2), Chez Nora, 360 Restaurant at the Radisson, Dee Felice, Nick's Grove, Bernhard's Bakery, Zola Pub & Grill, Drees Pavillion, Strasse Dog, Jackson Florist (2), St. Charles Care Center and Village, Ms. Classic Car Wash, Madison Theater, DEPs Fine Wine, Cork N Bottle, Geez’L Pete’s Spirits & Eats, Devou Park, Swing This Kettlebell Studio, Covington Yoga, flow - a shop for men, Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs, Julie's Inspiration Consignment Shop, Ottoman Imports, Roebling Point Bookstore, Totter's Otterville, Chef John Munchel (360 Restaurant at the Radisson), Noah Kidd (Noah's Art Salon), Joe Daniels (Swing This Kettlebell).
Full list at the link. 
We already knew we had great food in Covington, but don't let anyone tell you that there are no good retail spots in Covington! #ShopLocal
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MAINSTRASSE PARKING LOT HAS NEW SIGN AT ENTRANCE
Take a look at what will greet the tens of thousands of visitors to Covington this weekend for Maifest in the Mainstrasse Village: 


Keep Covington Beautiful also reports: 
CB removed 19 bags of debris from Goebel Park , cleaned up tree wells on Philadelphia St & laid down mulch today :)
Also in Mainstrasse, the new kiosk looks like it will be ready soon:

And while we're at it, check out how nice Bouquet's expansion looks:
Back in March, The River City News reported on the expansion of Otto's and Bouquet and you can read about that at the link. 
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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HEADLINES
Did you miss yesterday's news? Don't!
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Was Wednesday morning's murder in Downtown Covington over a cell phone?; Kentuckians who bought Skechers "shape-up" shoes are due some cash; Plus, a new Covington sticker you'll want for your car. Those stories and tons more at the link!
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QUICKIES
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Congressional race updates
Alecia Webb-Edgington says momentum is building for her in NKY Congressional race Cincinnati Enquirer 
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Thomas Massie attacks both Webb-Edgington and Gary Moore in new ad cn|2 
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National magazine profiles the 21-year old Texas student that is paying for ads to air in NKY on behalf of Thomas Massie:
But Ramsey isn't leaving anything to chance. His PAC has poured $542,600—almost all of it from his own pocket—into campaign ads. And unlike most outside groups, Liberty for All is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a ground game too—splurging on direct mail and organizing get-out-the-vote and phone-banking operations.
It's no small accomplishment for someone who's still nine credit hours away from his bachelor's degree. 
Mother Jones/Tim Murphy  
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Two Republicans face each other in effort to replace state senator Jack Westwood Cincinnati Enquirer 

Omnicare's $50 million settlement with government is its last mess, reports the Business Courier. That settlement combined with the $98 million Medicare fraud settlement adds up to $148 million paid to the government by Omnicare for alleged criminal activity. 
Business Courier 
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Kentucky man arrested after 300,000 pornographic images of children are found on his computer press release 
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University of Kentucky doctor believes Alzheimer's cure may be close WKYT 
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Kentucky state employee arrested for DUI just seven minutes after leaving work: 

Lunsford, 58, contributed $1,000 last year to Gov. Steve Beshear's successful re-election bid and is a business partner of former Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo. He did not return a phone call to his office seeking comment and his Frankfort home phone number is not published.
Lunsford was at work Monday morning but left at 10:30 a.m. with a supervisor's approval because he was sick, according to personnel records. 
Herald-Leader/Jack Brammer 
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KY Medical Association president still concerned with new "pill mill bill" cn|2 
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Louisville airfare rates are climbing higher than national average Business First 
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Grant will help NKU prepare high school students for college The Northerner 
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READY TO TAKE A CRACK AT WHACK BURGER?
If you are not too full from zoomers and beer at Maifest on Friday, you can hop over to Madison Avenue's new burger spot for its soft opening. It's across from the Madison Theater. 
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Also on Madison Avenue...
Check out some artwork by students from Covington Independent Public Schools: 
To stay up-to-date on arts-related information in Covington, follow Covington Arts on Facebook 
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The Welcome House is hiring a full-time maintenance worker Click Here 
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Behringer-Crawford Museum's summer camp is now accepting applications Click Here 
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SPORTS
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In final year as an NCAA Division II school, NKU claims the GLVC Commissioner's Cup for fifth straight year NKU 
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Preakness: Post positions and odds Herald-Leader 
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/16/2190402/state-official-arrested-for-dui.html#storylink=cpy