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Duke Energy plans to
charge $25 more to
non-smart meter users

Don't want a smart meter? Then, a $25 monthly fee will be charged to your energy bill to cover the costs of manually reading your meter each month.





Fields' rage-fueled journey to Charlottesville
Boone County, the Kentucky suburb where Fields grew up, is a heavily Republican expanse of middle-class America layered with strip malls and look-alike subdivisions just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.





Not again! Claim that needle found in hamburger
The woman’s stepdaughter, Erin Spellman, posted on Facebook a photo of the tip of the needle, such as those used with insulin pens, along with a warning about the restaurant.





Woman used candlestick to assault neighbor
A Covington woman who assaulted her neighbor with a candlestick, then told police the neighbor hurt herself on purpose to put the blame on her, could serve 10 years for the crime.





Kroger in Covington isn't going anywhere
No worries. The Covington Kroger building on Madison Avenue is on the market for $2,995,000. The Kroger Company has a long-term lease with the current building owner. It's not going anywhere.





Covington police really want to find this guy
He may be connected to a shooting in the 500 block of Patton Street. Two people were taken into custody after a man was shot multiple times in Covington.





Don't mess up your phone's camera lens
Taking unfiltered pictures of the partial eclipse during this time will not be much different than taking pictures of the Sun on any other day of the year.





Battery Hooper Civil War Days this weekend
Civil War living history with hospital setup, cannon firing, soldiers, civilians in costume. Book sale 50 percent off Civil War books (cash or check only for books and gift shop). Speakers each day. Park at Community of Faith Presbyterian Church.





All clear for
Knuk-N-Futz's patio

Knuk-N-Futz in Taylor Mill has finally gotten the OK to establish an outdoor patio after a protracted battle with the city. Recently-elected commission Phil Peace is happy about that, as are many who enjoy the popular restaurant at 5468 Taylor Mill Rd.





All northbound lanes on bridge will be in use
next week

All four lanes on the northbound deck of the Brent Spence Bridge will be open beginning next week, although the exact timing is yet to be determined.





So far, weather looking good for Eclipse Day
All four lanes on the northbound deck of the Brent Spence Bridge will be open beginning next week, although the exact timing is yet to be determined.





Living Lands & Waters Ohio River tour underway
The LL&W organization travels on a barge through the nation's waterways and uses volunteers to remove trash from rivers and educate the public on watershed conservation.





Buy your entry for the Foam Glow 5K online
With its black lights, neon colors, dance music, and hundreds of people frolicking through foam, the Foam Glow afterparty looks a lot like an outdoor music festival. Except, unlike at a typical music festival, the crowds of partiers had to run a 5K to get there.





AMC not so keen on MoviePass price cut
MoviePass, a company that sells subscriptions that let customers see one movie per day in most theaters across the country, has gained a lot of publicity by announcing that it was lowering the price of subscriptions to $10 per month.





Why Fields won't be
charged with terrorism

The brutal car attack during Charlottesville's white supremacist protest has been denounced as terrorism by several political figures and national leaders, with some calling for terrorism charges to be applied.





Bard's Burgers in Latonia expanding
Bard's Burgers, Covington's most popular restaurant, is expanding by taking more space in a storefront adjacent to its present location. "The rumors are true, we are expanding into the space next door!," wrote Jordan Stephenson on social media.





Kenton County will broadcast from Cincinnati tower
“It was discovered late Friday that a tree had fallen and put pressure on the guy-wires,” Kenton County Administrator Jeff Shriver told Sinclair Broadcasting. “Because it's almost 300 feet tall, those wires are very important. When the tree's weight came down on the guy-wires it pulled and twisted the tower.”





WNKU music ends Friday, switching to Jesus programming
While thousands head back to school in Boone County on Wednesday, private schools in the same area also begin a new year. One of them is the brand new St. Timothy Catholic school in Union.





New Catholic Church
opens in Union

While thousands head back to school in Boone County on Wednesday, private schools in the same area also begin a new year. One of them is the brand new St. Timothy Catholic school in Union.





Crash on Madison Pike sends two to the hospital
Two men were in a 1999 Ford F-250 traveling northbound on Madison when the vehicle left the roadway, partially overturned, and struck a tree.





New 'warm donut' shop to offer a sneak taste
Moonrise Doughnuts was created "out of respect and admiration for the Latonia Bakery of the past, whereby fresh, warm pastries were sold after hours from the kitchen.





Mom repeatedly called police on James Fields
TMZ was first to obtain 911 records from a police agency in Kentucky, presumably Boone County Sheriff's Office, from 2010 and 2011, when Fields was 13 and 14 years old.





Watchdog says NKY has three major hate groups
The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified two pseudo-religious organizations, one in Alexandria and the other in Union. A neo-Confederate organization has a branch in Fort Mitchell.





Johnston starts running Covington
The former Maple Valley WA city manager is coming home, so to speak. His father-in-law grew up in the city. Johnston will receive a salary of $140,000 annually.





Statue of Confederate who terrorized Cincy to be moved
Lexington mayor Jim Gray said in a statement that plans to move the statues were planned before the violence in Charlottesville but now wants to speed things up.





This street corner in Covington tells a tragic story
At a spot now marked by a commemorative plaque, the enslaved Margaret Garner ran for freedom with relatives and her fair-skinned daughter across the frozen Ohio River in January of 1856.




Fields standing with his Dodge Challenger, the car was purchased in Florence KY

Fields' family history one of tragedies
His grandfather murdered his grandmother; his father was killed by a drunk driver; his mother is paraplegic.



Newport second most dangerous city

"It may not be the most violent place, but since residents faced a 1 in 18.0 chance of being the victim of theft or arson in 2015, its overall crime ranking is pretty poor."

Newport KY


Truck hits pole, knocking out power in Latonia

This is the culprit. This truck trying to navigate the intersection of W. 33rd Street and Caroline Avenue in Latonia struck a pole, causing power outages in the area at 12:33 pm on Friday.



Latonia


Kenton County CEO spending boatload of money

Kenton County's Knochlemann spending a boatload of money and residents don't seem to mind. Kenton County government's contractor will begin tearing down most of the old Bavarian Brewery in Covington in October, only the ornate section that faces I-75 will survive.



Kenton County


Covington police looking for this guy

Covington police are looking for David Jennings, wanted on an indictment for armed robbery that turned into a homicide.



Covington


Covington thief breaks into car, steals ashes

Stacey Cox says her boyfriend's car was broken into which had all kinds of things in it. "Money, a debit card, he had shoes he had clothes,” she said and none of those things were taken.


Covington


Kenton Co wants drug center at old Pleasure Isle site
The Kenton County Fiscal Court on Tuesday authorized the judge-executive to negotiate purchase the vacant Pleasure Isle for up to $1 million, notes Gannett Media.

Pleasure Isle


TANK shifting buses
to Boone County

As Boone County becomes the Center of NKY and Covington continues to stagnate, TANK is shifting bus routes from the downtown core to Boone to meet growing demand.

Boone County


L'Oreal installs huge solar panel array

The biggest solar power plant in Kentucky is on a rooftop in Boone County. L'Oréal USA Plant Manager Nicole Frey says the company has installed 4,140 solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.

Florence


Trump blasts McConnell comment made in Florence

President Donald Trump disputed Wednesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's assertion that the President had '"excessive expectations" for legislative progress of his agenda.

Florence


House fire in Latonia Wednesday PM

There was a house fire in Latonia earlier this evening on 42nd Street. Melissa Blackburn photos. Five people occupied the now-totally destroyed home.

Latonia


Desperate Covington offering a boatload of money to open shops

But if you're interested in opening a shop, common sense says 'don't do it.' Over 62+ shops have opened and rapidly closed in downtown Covington over the past few years.

Covington


Dollar General returns to central Covington

Dollar General closed its location -- where O'Reilly's Auto Parts is now located -- at 1601 Madison Avenue years ago. But thanks to a corporate merger, the company is taking over the spot across the street that was Family Dollar.

Covington


Man, transgender wife sue Amazon for bias

A lawyer working with the couple said the case is notable in part because Amazon, one of the nation's largest corporations, has a record of strongly supporting gay and transgender rights.

Hebron


Firecrackers mistaken for gunshots at Florence Mall

"Witnesses and video surveillance indicate an adult male suspect let off fireworks inside the food court area. The mall was not on lockdown and there is no active threat to public safety."

Florence


Covington police chief leaving the force

City of Covington has announced the retirement of Chief of Police Bryan Carter, thanking him for his 27 years of service with the Covington Police Department. Carter’s retirement will go into effect September 1, 2017.

Covington


New evidence delays
Boone County trial (again)

The long-awaited trial of a woman accused of killing two toddlers and their grandfather with her car has been postponed again. Jessica Hood was set to go trial for manslaughter and assault on Monday morning for a crash that took place in March of 2015.

Boone County


Faulkner makes one Covington street corner beautiful

Mike Faulkner aka Cowboy deserves recognition from the city for making this entry way in to Covington at 46th and Decoursey one of the most beautiful entry ways into the city.

Latonia


ATV mishap
kills man near Taylor Mill


An investigation is underway after a body was found in Northern Kentucky. The discovery was made in a wooded area in the 8700 block of Locust Pike. Taylor Mill police are handling the investigation.

Taylor Mill


People explain why Mellow Mushroom's pizza is so good

"We absolutely love Mellow Mushroom! The food is always delicious and the my have lots of good beer on tap. Their pizza is tasty- but they also have yummy apps like bruschetta and mushroom soup. We are frequent customers."

WILDER


Get ready for the fall...in temperature!

Experts say a southward dip in the jet stream is causing the cooling effect. This pattern will continue into the second week of August with below-average temperatures affecting much of the East Coast, Midwest, and some of the South.

WILDER


Covington population stuck but poverty rate grows
As of 2016, the US Census Bureau says the population of the city is at 40,797, which is 129 more people than in 2010. The population has decreased by 3,400 people since 2000.

Covington


Covington KY mayor won't donate for funeral

Covington KY mayor Joe Meyer has refused several requests to make a contribution to help bury a young mother killed on one of his streets.

Covington


CVG Doesn't Suck Anymore. How Did That Happen?

Like many hard luck economic stories, CVG’s problems trace back to 2008. The Great Recession walloped the aviation industry and spurred consolidation, including Delta’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Northwest Airlines.

Hebron


Latonia eatery killing MainStrasse in popularity

This is why Latonia's Bard's Burgers & Chili should be proud. It's the number #1 restaurant in Covington in terms of followers on Facebook.

Latonia


Independence church provides back-to-school backpacks

One Independence church is making sure kids in Kenton County have all the right supplies before heading back. Sunday service at the Community Family Church was the yearly edition of the “back to school” service.

Independence KY


Couple plans to rehab on crime infested street

The couple has zeroed in on Ninth Street, which Wolff describes as a thoroughfare for heroin traffic, and are about to unveil two mixed-use properties there, including one at Ninth and Pike in Covington.color=BLUE>Covington


Hot donuts! Made on spot bakery said to be opening

A hot donut shop wants to open at the old Subway building. Donuts will be made on site, just like the old Latonia Bakery (photo)! That's the rumor!

Latonia



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