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Postal service kicks off
shark stamps series at Newport Aquarium
The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters -- the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale sharks.

Newport KY

Tourism officials suspend $18 million incentive for Noah’s Ark

The Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet has suspended an incentive agreement worth up to $18 million with a Noah’s Ark-themed attraction in Grant County because the park transferred its main property to a non-profit affiliate.


No, access to Anderson Ferry won't be blocked

An alarming post by the Hamilton County Auditor. Dusty Rhodes says CSX is planning to cut off access to Anderson Ferry on the Cincinnati side for railroad "track work." However, it's not true.


Frank's late night rant had to do with clubhouse plaque

Former Covington Commissioner Steve Frank says his brief Facebook rant Wednesday evening had to do with not wanting his name on a plaque that was attached to the new Devou Park Clubhouse.


Judge awards
$$$ to gay couples who
sued Kim Davis

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ruled against Davis, awarding the couples more than $222,695 in attorneys' fees and $2,008.08 in costs to the plaintiffs.

Rowan County

Unlock the Block Music Fest is this Saturday in Latonia

The festival takes place on Saturday, July 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Ritte's Corner Historic District in Latonia at the corner of Decoursey Avenue. and West Southern Avenue.


Swimming pool nightmare leaves NKY family hot

The Staton family dreamed of swimming this summer. Instead, they have a leaning, leaking pool, at their Grant County, Kentucky home during the hottest weeks of the year.

Grant County

Road 'glue' helping NKY drivers stay safe on slippery roads

Retired school teacher Steve Brungs spends a lot of his free time thinking about transportation. "All politics is local, and I can't change what's happening in Washington or in Frankfort," Brungs said.

Grant County

Dayton Police have a person of interest in that homicide

Police in Dayton, Ky. say they have a person of interest in the death of Robert Harris. Harris was found dead in a car on Walnut Street on Monday. They have not said whether the person of interest is someone who goes by the name "Farm".

Dayton KY

Yet another body found in Ohio River

Just days after recovering a body in the Ohio River near Sayler Park on the other side of the river from Boone County, another was found Thursday evening near the same Cincinnati neighborhood.

Ohio River

EGC Construction converts old garage to pizzeria

EGC Construction recently completed the renovation of a dilapidated 90-year-old building, transforming it into Camporosso Wood Fired Pizza, an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria.

Fort Mitchell

New Devou Park Clubhouse now open

Designed by Hub & Weber Architects, PLC and constructed by Performance Construction, the first floor (finished area) of the Center is 12,000 square feet and includes a 12,000 square foot basement. In total, the project cost about $6.5 million.

Devou Park

Thomas More to dedicate river field station

The Biology Field Station (also known as the "River Station") at Thomas More College is a one-of-a-kind center for applied biological research whose reach is as wide and powerful as the Ohio River and all its tributaries.

California KY

Ark Encounter says it's 'taking back' rainbow from gays

The highlight of the Ark Encounter in Grant County KY is getting a gay makeover.


Commissioner pushing for unification of metro transit

Hamilton County Commissioner wants to unite eight counties around metro Cincinnati with a regional transit system: Fifteen years after Hamilton County voters rejected the ambitious MetroMoves transit plan by a 2-to-1 count, another regional plan is brewing.

Metro Cincinnati

Bengals unveil 50th season sculptures; 2 placed in NKY

As part of the Bengals 50th Season celebration, three-dimensional sculptures featuring the 50th Season logo will be placed throughout the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton areas. Each sculpture is approximately eight feet wide, five feet tall and weighs more than 1000 pounds.

Newport KY

Mike's Music helping to open record store, music space

Mike's Music of Covington is helping to open record store, music space in historic downtown Cincinnati building. One of Cincinnati's most celebrated pitmasters is serving music on the side of his lip-smackin' barbecue with his latest business venture, Herzog Music.


Car crashes into Newport building

The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Campbell County Government Building on Monmouth Street. The crash appeared to be a result of a medical situation involving the driver.

Newport KY

A $10 sale means no more taxes for Noah's Ark

Ark Encounter LLC sold its main parcel of land -- the one with the large-scale Noah’s Ark -- for $10 to its nonprofit affiliate, Crosswater Canyon, although the property is worth $48 million.


Boone County men arrested after foot pursuit

Kentucky State Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint when 29 year old Ryan Looney of Walton, KY, and his passenger, 26 year old Steven Kelly of Florence, KY, were stopped and asked to pull off to the side of the road.

Boone County

Mazak continues its steady advance

Mazak Corp. continues its steady advance toward the complete factory digitization of all its manufacturing operations with the recent transformation of its Oguchi, Japan, facility into yet another Mazak iSMART Factory.


Crash in Grant County blocked
I-75 traffic

A semi and passenger car collided on I-75 North at the Grant-Scott County line. The semi spilled diesel fuel. Emergency personnel closed all three northbound lanes in order to work to clean up the spilled fuel.

Grant County

NKU formally ok's sale of radio station

Jeff Ziesmann, buyer of WNKN-FM from Northern Kentucky University says there was no agreement to keep the a Triple-A format on the station, as said after the Wednesday afternoon NKU Board of Regents meeting.

Highland Heights

Remember this guy? He's back in the news again

A man who looks nothing like former Bengals' Chad Johnson tried to buy more than $18,000 of Louis Vuitton merchandise in downtown Aspen by using Johnson's identity and was arrested.

Odd News

Man with gunshot wounds found lying along Covington street

Police found a man Tuesday afternoon with gunshot wounds lying on a Covington street. The shooting victim was found on Garrard Street Tuesday afternoon by Covington police officers.


Broadway play made KY's Jennifer Lawrence sick

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence lost her lunch during a performance of Olivia Wilde’s Broadway show, 1984, on Monday night -- but it wasn’t the edgy play that made the megastar sick.

Odd News

Covington finally has a city manager

The Covington City Commission has selected David W. Johnston to be the next City Manager. Johnston was manager of a town in Washington state called Maple Valley (population 25,686) for seven years.


Frontier adds more flights
from CVG

Frontier Airlines is growing its Cincinnati/Northern Ky. airport (CVG) service again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham.


It's getting seriously hot out there this week

With increasing heat and humidity expected to build into the Ohio Valley later this week into the upcoming weekend, you'll likely hear 'heat index' being mentioned quite often, notes the US Weather Service.

Northern Kentucky

Inaugural 'Cinema in the Cemetery' series to kick off on August 4

The family-friendly event is open and free to the public. The movie showing will take place in Augus at Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, located at 1421 Holman Avenue, Covington. Seating is on the lawn and moviegoers are welcome to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and picnics.


Kentucky not in good health, ranked 47th

Residents of struggling states like Illinois and New Jersey, meanwhile, can use this study to better trace the problems which have hamstrung their elected officials. Kentucky is ranked 47th, just behind the two other states plus Massachusetts.


Taylor Mill commissioner Peace asks for patio comments

Taylor Mill commissioner Phil Peace is asking for comments before Wednesday's (July 19th) meeting concerning plans for the patio at Knuk N Futz.

Taylor Mill

Store's spring 'Simply Give' campaign achieved record donation

The Meijer spring Simply Give campaign set a record with more than $3 million – or 33 million meals – to stock the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest, making it the most successful campaign in the program's 9-year history.

Cold Spring KY

Person found dead in car in Dayton
Dayton, Kentucky police say a man was found dead in a vehicle late Monday night. After getting the report about the body, many officers responded to Walnut Street near 10th Street.

Dayton KY

Covington partners to launch mobile parking pay app

The City of Covington announced the launch of the mobile parking app, PassportParking®. The innovative technology allows users the option to conveniently pay for parking using their phone.


Here's a little bit of Anderson Ferry history

The Anderson Ferry is a ferry across the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Constance, Kentucky (not Hebron, as some people believe). It has been in continuous operation since 1817.

Constance KY

Northern Kentucky is really bugged this summer

According to customer data compiled by TruGreen, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is getting bugged this summer. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, ants and other creepy, crawly and sometimes dangerous pests are interrupting their time outside.

Northern Kentucky

Kroger names a new president for its Ruler stores

The Kroger Co. has announced the appointment of Liz Ferneding to Ruler division president, effective July 31. Ms. Ferneding succeeds Paul Bowen, who retired in May. It has one location in the area, in Williamstown. The chain is focused on Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.

Williamstown KY

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