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After years of yearning for it, Southwest finally arrives
With the arrival of Southwest Airlines Flight 2120 from Chicago Midway, Southwest Airlines ushered in a new era of air travel as it officially began service at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The carrier is offering eight daily nonstop flights, five between CVG and MDW and three between CVG and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Northern Kentucky News.

After renovation, Cov hotel changes name
The 127-room Best Western Plus-Cincinnati Riverfront Downtown Area has completed a multi-million dollar renovation into a boutique hotel. Northern Kentucky Newspaper.

Covington having Vet
suicide awareness event

On Monday, June 5, 2017, the City of Covington will conduct the Veterans Suicide Awareness event, planting 660 American flags as representation of the number of veterans who commit suicide each month.

Is it summer or not?
June 1 marks the first day of summer, at least it is for a meteorologist. There are two different seasonal calendars observed through the year, the meteorological seasonal calendar and the astronomical calendar, says Dayton meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Northern Kentucky News.

Fort Thomas Police make
biggest pot bust

Fort Thomas police said officers have made the biggest marijuana bust in the departmentís history. Northern Kentucky News.

Art adds pedestrian appeal to railroad underpass
Most railroad underpasses in Covington, like in many cities, are often dark, dingy and somewhat scary places to take a walk. They donít feel safe.

Here's your chance to play in the mud
The Kentucky Tough Mudder 2017 is this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. It's a physical endurance test while playing in the mud.

Got to be careful
when going hiking

Angeline Bouchard (photo), from Florence, KY, was just setting out on her hike to Ramsey Cascades when she heard about a man falling and dying nearby.

Bar (briefly) changes name to Covfefe
M M Mulliganís, located in the 700 block of Main Street, had its sign changed Wednesday to read Covfefe. The sign was changed back to its original state Thursday. Northern Kentucky News.

TV weathergal quits;
joins Covington diocese

Jennifer Schack joins Covington Diocese as new media correspondent.

Work on I-75 this weekend
near Dixie Highway

Northern Kentucky the 'epicenter' of heroin crisis
Northern Kentucky is the epicenter for the heroin overdose and heroin abuse. It crosses all rivers and boundaries.

Burlington richest town in Kentucky, but still below others
Burlington, with a median income of $69,932, is the richest town in Kentucky. Its median income, however, is far below most top income towns in other states. Northern Kentucky Newspaper.

Lanes being rework at KY 6
project in Newport

City of Covington pools open on June 10th
Covington KY: The 2017 swim season begins on June 10 and ends August 6. All locations are open from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

NKY mother sentenced in school bus attack
Kenton County KY: A northern Kentucky woman who hit a bus driver intervening in an argument last year was sentenced Tuesday.

Vikings coach Zimmer recovering in NKY
Independence KY: NFL Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he plans to return to Minnesota from his NKY home in time for a June 5 another eye exam that should determine whether he can resume coaching his team. Northern Kentucky Newspaper.

Erlanger plant had 'grossly insanitary conditions'
SoyNut Butter Co., the company behind contaminated soy butter that made at least 32 people sick with E. coli and triggered a nationwide recall has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Citi considers leaving current Florence complex
Florence KY: Citigroup, one of the largest employers in Northern Kentucky, is looking at options to relocate its current Florence operations, according to multiple sources.

Former Senator and Baseball Hall of Famer Bunning dies
Fort Thomas KY: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went from baseball to a career in politics, has died at the age of 85 at St Ellizabeth hospital on the night of May 27 following a stroke he suffered in October 2016.

Payless Shoes location at Florence Mall closing
Florence KY: Payless ShoeSource at Florence Mall is the only local location in the latest round of closings as the company attempts to emerge from bankruptcy protection.

Southwest Airlines adds cargo services at airport
Hebron KY: Southwest Airlines will be adding its award-winning cargo services to the new operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) starting June 5, 2017.

Amazon Prime using DHL facilities until its hub
complex completed
Hebron KY: Beginning this month, DHL runs its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport at night while Amazon uses the facility and equipment during the day.

Here's how to get free tuition at Gateway
Florence KY: The scholarship provides free tuition for programs in five fields that are considered high-wage, high-demand in Kentucky.

Braxton Labs' opens in Bellevue
Braxton Labs is a facility dedicated to innovation. This brewery and taproom is located at 95 Riviera Dr., in Bellevue, Northern Kentucky, in the space previously occupied by Ei8ht Ball Brewing.

Ann Wilson Heart performs at stadium
Florence KY: Ann Wilson of Heart will be here on Friday, May 26th at UC Health Stadium in Florence, KY. Gates and concert event begins at 6 pm.Kentucky.

FC Cincinnati considering
stadium in Newport
Newport KY is one of three locations being considered for FC Cincinnati's new futbol stadium.

Covington homeless clinic moving off Pike St
Covington KY: Beginning Tuesday, May 30th the Pike Street Clinic will relocate and consolidate with HealthPointís offices located in Covington, Bellevue and Florence.

Florence Freedom falls in pitchers' duel
Florence KY team drops second straight game of the season in rain-soaked pitchers' duel.

Covington needs help efficiently running city
Covington KY: Municipal Solutions will manage a comprehensive examination of the Cityís personnel, policies, practices, processes and procedures during the organizational analysis.

KY leads nation with Hepatitis C infections
Kentucky: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that in 2015, Kentucky was among seven states where the incidence of new hepatitis C cases was more than twice the national rate.

One dead, firefighter injured
in Covington fire
One person died in a blaze in the 2700 block of Madison Avenue, the assistant fire chief said.

Developer planning new homes at Gateway site
Developer Joshua One intends to build somewhere between 100 and 200 condos and single-family homes on about 26 acres that had been one of the campuses for Gateway Community.

Ghostly patrons are said to hang out at Bobby Mackey's
For years, the venue has attracted both music fans and ghost hunters alike.

NKY residents will pay more for sewers
Many Northern Kentucky residentsí wastewater bills will be going up starting in August.

'Heroin Capital of America' includes Northern Kentucky
"Everybody and their mom sells drugs these days. There's always somebody right there to pick back up," says Detective Brandon Connley.

Kenton County sirens issue blamed on procedural failure
Kenton County KY government has published its report on sirens not being sounded during recent severe storms. Apparently one procedural failure after another, Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann concedes.

Little pantries won't work in poverty-stricken Covington, people fear
One would think the concept of little pantries would be helpful in Covington, Northern Kentucky, where the poverty rate. People don't think so.

Why are cicadas already emerging in NKY?
When they arrived in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, the desiccated husks of the red-eyed invaders coated hot sidewalks like leaves in the fall.

Efforts to improve Latonia sports complex
The City of Covington KYís Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has partnered with Crosstown Baseball to improve the baseball fields at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex.

Sugarcube Records also closing in MainStrasse
Sugarcube Records on W. Sixth Street in MainStrasse joins the growing number of shops closing in Covington.

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