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November 30

Mt. Zion Road reconstruction in Boone County to begin

The first KY 536 segment across Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties is about to receive improvements. Construction crews will soon begin expansion on the KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) in Boone County expansion >



A.J. Green's Christmas
helper in Newport

Marvin Lewis Community Fund and its Learning is Cool Program transformed the Newport Dick's Sporting Goods store into a sprawling playground for 40 Greater Cincinnati students with great grades, tough finances, and a limitless credit card.






Eight cars involved
in Alexandria crash

The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Alexandria Pike near Pat Fanning Drive. At least three people were injured in the crash, police said, and were taken to various hospitals.








Will Covington ever get a new grocery store?
The question comes up every once in a while. One former Covington Commissioner, Shawn Masters, even proclaimed it to be the city's top priority a few years back.








UK basketball coach meets fans in Florence
UK basketball coach John Calipari will meet fans in Florence on Wednesday. Calipari will be signing his book Success is the Only Option at the Florence Kroger Marketplace, 7685 Mall Road, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on November 30.








St Vincent de Paul giving away coats
St Vincent de Paul will be giving coats away on December 3rd from 9:00 am until noon at: Newport Primary School, 1102 York St., Newport, and Covington Latin School, 21 East 11th St., Covington












November 29

Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.



Mayor 'deeply distressed' by Knochelmann's decision
Independence Mayor was "deeply distressed" about Kris Knochelmann push to buy old brewery building in Covington, worried about the costs. Independence Mayor Chris Reinersman told the paper he was “deeply distressed” by the decision.






Tree lighting, Santa, shopping… a Burlington Christmas!
On Friday night, warm up with hot chocolate and donuts by the gazebo, compliments of Linnemann Funeral Home, and listen to live Christmas music provided by Bowman Music students while waiting for the festivities to begin.






Many transportation projects on hold until money can be replenished
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Sec. Greg Thomas recently announced the agency’s Pause-50 plan, an effort to rebuild the agency’s Road Fund cash balance by delaying new state-funded transportation projects at all stages.







Tour beautiful historic homes in the East Row
Come tour beautiful historic homes in the East Row Historic District in Newport. Buy your tickets online now for the tour! The tour runs December 3 and 4, 2016, 12-6 p.m.







Follow-up from July: Latonia radio station sold
As noted in July, Detroit broadcaster Caleb Foster’s Reign Enterprises filed a $450,000 deal to buy “Gospel 1320” WCVG in Latonia from Great Lakes Radio.







Taylorsport is one of Boone County's oldest communities
Like Hebron, Taylorsport is an unincorporated community in Boone County. Founded in 1827 as a warehouse and ferry crossing at the mouth of Elijah's Creek marked the beginning of Taylorsport.







Crash on I-275
past Turkeyfoot Road

A man is recovering after he crashed on I-275 just past the Turkeyfoot exit. This happened at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in Lakeside Park.












November 28

New Woolper Creek bridge in
Boone County ready for traffic

KYTC District 6 says: "Hope you are enjoying the new bridge over Woolper Creek. We are taking down the old structure now. We will be back in the spring to put on the final surface!"



Fresh Thyme goes from zero to 900 products
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, whose motto is “May the farm be with you,” has rapidly grown its private label lineup from zero to nearly 900 name-attached products in just two years.







NKU tackles carbon footprint one commuter at a time
Eighty-six percent of students drive to campus alone in their own vehicle, according to a university administered commuter survey from February 2016. But Leuhh Butsch is not one of them.







'Harambe loved Christmas': Gorilla who gained
icon status

Harambe, the gorilla who was shot dead by zookeepers in Cincinnati after a three-year-old boy errantly wandered into his enclosure this past May, is now featured on a Christmas sweater that is selling fast.





Levee all lit up
Take the kids to see the beautiful lighting at Newport on the Levee during the holiday season. Now underway.









Covington activist
Mick Noll dies

Mick Noll, 74, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence. He was a member of St. Anthony Parish in Taylor Mill, KY.









Record number of car buyers 'upside down' on trade-ins
The wave of easy credit and longer auto loans has left a record percentage of consumers trading in vehicles that are worth less than what they owe on their loans.














Inmates' families had to donate food for extra visiting time

The family members will told by the Kenton County Jail to donate food to get an extra 15 minutes of visiting time on Thanksgiving.


Pair arrested for driving dirt bike inside NKY Walmart
Two men were arrested for a “prank” inside of the Alexandria Walmart, police said. Justin Bell, 27, and Howard Bell, 44, both from Taylor Mill, each face a felony charge of wanton endangerment.






November 29

Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.



Mayor 'deeply distressed' by Knochelmann's decision
Independence Mayor was "deeply distressed" about Kris Knochelmann push to buy old brewery building in Covington, worried about the costs. Independence Mayor Chris Reinersman told the paper he was “deeply distressed” by the decision.






Tree lighting, Santa, shopping… a Burlington Christmas!
On Friday night, warm up with hot chocolate and donuts by the gazebo, compliments of Linnemann Funeral Home, and listen to live Christmas music provided by Bowman Music students while waiting for the festivities to begin.






Many transportation projects on hold until money can be replenished
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Sec. Greg Thomas recently announced the agency’s Pause-50 plan, an effort to rebuild the agency’s Road Fund cash balance by delaying new state-funded transportation projects at all stages.







Tour beautiful historic homes in the East Row
Come tour beautiful historic homes in the East Row Historic District in Newport. Buy your tickets online now for the tour! The tour runs December 3 and 4, 2016, 12-6 p.m.







Follow-up from July: Latonia radio station sold
As noted in July, Detroit broadcaster Caleb Foster’s Reign Enterprises filed a $450,000 deal to buy “Gospel 1320” WCVG in Latonia from Great Lakes Radio.







Taylorsport is one of Boone County's oldest communities
Like Hebron, Taylorsport is an unincorporated community in Boone County. Founded in 1827 as a warehouse and ferry crossing at the mouth of Elijah's Creek marked the beginning of Taylorsport.







Crash on I-275
past Turkeyfoot Road

A man is recovering after he crashed on I-275 just past the Turkeyfoot exit. This happened at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in Lakeside Park.












November 28

New Woolper Creek bridge in
Boone County ready for traffic

KYTC District 6 says: "Hope you are enjoying the new bridge over Woolper Creek. We are taking down the old structure now. We will be back in the spring to put on the final surface!"



Fresh Thyme goes from zero to 900 products
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, whose motto is “May the farm be with you,” has rapidly grown its private label lineup from zero to nearly 900 name-attached products in just two years.







NKU tackles carbon footprint one commuter at a time
Eighty-six percent of students drive to campus alone in their own vehicle, according to a university administered commuter survey from February 2016. But Leuhh Butsch is not one of them.







'Harambe loved Christmas': Gorilla who gained
icon status

Harambe, the gorilla who was shot dead by zookeepers in Cincinnati after a three-year-old boy errantly wandered into his enclosure this past May, is now featured on a Christmas sweater that is selling fast.





Levee all lit up
Take the kids to see the beautiful lighting at Newport on the Levee during the holiday season. Now underway.









Covington activist
Mick Noll dies

Mick Noll, 74, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence. He was a member of St. Anthony Parish in Taylor Mill, KY.









Record number of car buyers 'upside down' on trade-ins
The wave of easy credit and longer auto loans has left a record percentage of consumers trading in vehicles that are worth less than what they owe on their loans.














Inmates' families had to donate food for extra visiting time

The family members will told by the Kenton County Jail to donate food to get an extra 15 minutes of visiting time on Thanksgiving.


Pair arrested for driving dirt bike inside NKY Walmart
Two men were arrested for a “prank” inside of the Alexandria Walmart, police said. Justin Bell, 27, and Howard Bell, 44, both from Taylor Mill, each face a felony charge of wanton endangerment.







Two men charged after stealing spree
Officers said the two men were behind thefts at several different stores. Bellevue officers believe Randall Whitehead and Kenneth Rankins stole laptops from UHR Rents.







Looks like rain
most of the day

Expect rain for much of the day and beyond. Animated radar.









Grant County Mannequin Challenge highlights
heroin epidemic

A new mannequin challenge video highlights the heroin epidemic. It was created in Grant County, Kentucky, and a police officer and two paramedics helped with the video.





Groundbreaking for new apartment complex
the City of Covington celebrated the official groundbreaking of the Duveneck Square project and welcomed Governor Matt Bevin to Covington for the occasion.












November 21-22

Rabbit Hash General Store back
like it used to be

Yesterday, Rabbit Hash reached a very important milestone in this unprecedented restoration. The completion of the billboard sign and the application of Sprite, the vintage Coca Cola mascot, was the crowning jewel.



Woman injured in Covington roof collapse sits up,
speaks again

Valerie McNamara, 42, was one of four chaperones injured as they accompanied a handful of children on a school trip. Her husband Bryan McNamara said that he has hope now. "I said, 'Valerie, why have you taken so long to speak to us? Why have you taken so long?'





Bus driver in Boone County
under investigation

A Boone County bus driver is under investigation after children on the bus claimed the driver ran through a stop sign and was speeding along Kentaboo Avenue in Florence. A parent who witnessed the incident called 911.







Another Levee area
establishment closes

Each holiday season at Newport Aquarium, Santa dons his scuba gear and swims with the fishes, sharks, turtles and more all while interacting with the crowd of onlookers. Starts November 25th.







Tree lighting, Santa, shopping… a Burlington Christmas
Visit Historic Burlington December 2-4, for a weekend filled with holiday excitement. On Friday night, warm up with hot chocolate and donuts by the gazebo, compliments of Linnemann Funeral Home, and listen to live Christmas music provided by Bowman Music students while waiting for the festivities to begin.





Distracted driving collisions on the rise in Kentucky
Later this week millions of drivers will hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday, many will encounter distracted drivers, a growing trend on Kentucky roadways. In 2011, Kentucky enacted a ban on texting while driving.






Pilot strike at CVG may hurt Amazon's air operation during holidays
About 250 pilots employed by a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group Inc. went on strike to protest alleged staffing shortages at the cargo carrier, threatening to ground flights for Amazon.com Inc. and DHL Worldwide Express during the busy holiday shopping season.





Water Wonderland with
Scuba Santa at Aquarium

Each holiday season at Newport Aquarium, Santa dons his scuba gear and swims with the fishes, sharks, turtles and more all while interacting with the crowd of onlookers. Starts November 25th.







Tim Horton's opening
Erlanger location

Tim Horton's, the Canadian bakery and coffee company, is opening a location at 3163 Dixie Highway, in Erlanger. The company plans to open 150 stores across metro Cincinnati and NKY.







Homeless seek shelter from cold weather in Covington
The sudden cold temperature change has the homeless seeking shelter at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky. "A lot of us, a lot of {them}, if they don't have this place they freeze to death,” said Cristina Tapley.







Market says it 'worked hard' to attract people, but few knew
The public-funded Covington Farmers' Market said it "worked hard" to tell people about its weekend market during the month of November at the courtyard of the new hotel on Madison Avenue.




Thomas More at first wanted to locate to Campbell County
The then-called Villa Madonna wanted to get out of Covington and originally planned to relocate to Fort Thomas. The Klaine estate, 75 acres north of Highland, and east of Newman that originally comprised over 1,000 acres.












November 19-20

Mayor-elect promises to end parking fee at troubled MainStrasse

Joe Meyer says when he takes office in January, he will make MainStrasse parking free again and open up the parking in the entertainment district


Merchants cry crowds
leaving MainStrasse

Not one person in this screen grab showing Main Strasse Village in Covington. MainStrasse Village executive director Annie Venerable recently admitted the district is in trouble.







Body identified as
Mrs. Rohlman; son charged

The body that was found in Boone County on Thursday has been identified as the missing woman who was last seen on Saturday. Boone County Deputy Coroner Robert Cook identified the remains found on Point Pleasant Road as 54-year-old Tammy Rohlman of Burlington.






9-year-old saves grandmother from burning Covington apartment
Logan Ledford, 19, lives next door to St. Aloysius Apartments in the 400 block of West 8th Street. He said he saw the lights flashing and smoke pouring from his grandmother’s building.





Friday night challenges
Holy Cross stuns NewCath; Simon Kenton falls despite 6 Racke TDs; Missed late conversion dooms Ryle; CovCath falls to Fern Creek and more.








Which stores are
open on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is usually the big day on the calendar in November, but this year the holiday took a backseat to Election Day — so much so that many people say they delayed the start of their holiday shopping until after the votes had been counted.





Temperatures plunge this weekend
The first major blast of cold air will sweep across much of the northeastern United States this weekend and will be accompanied by snow and strong winds in some areas.






Police looking for man on the run after posting bail
Covington Police Department? is yet to post info but this is what CovNews knows. Christopher Rice was in court on November 15, charged with beating a women with a crowbar.












November 18

Access highway will take parking from proposed Kenton Co offices

There's going to be some major bumps before Kenton County, KY can open its new $30,000,000 offices inside the old Bavarian Brewery in Covington.



Challenging Friday in high school football
Only six teams remain in Northern Kentucky, and two (Holy Cross and NewCath) play each other in the third week of the playoffs.








Crash, downed wires
closed Alexandria Pike

Alexandria Pike is shut down between Carothers Road and Highland Avenue due to a crash with downed wires, according to Campbell County dispatchers.








Thomas More president yet to take responsibility
David A. Armstrong, President of Thomas More College oversees the small college of 1,700 students. Because of his dereliction of duty, has contributed to the school's embarrassment with NCAA.






Boone Sheriff spokesman failed to alert readers about missing woman
It was highly irresponsible of the Boone County Sheriff's Office, KY PR person to not notify its 16,000 social media readers. Had he done so, maybe a life would have been saved.






New Rabbit Hash general store is getting there
This photo of the Rabbit Hash General Store taken April 4 and November 7, 2016, show the tremendous amount of progress being made in the store's rehabilitation since it was nearly consumed by fire in February.






Six arrested after smuggling drugs into Boone County work camp
Boone County Sheriff’s Office investigators obtained warrants for and arrested six people in connection with smuggling drugs into the Boone County Detention Center Work Camp located at 5359 Bullittsville Road in Burlington.






Settlement conference scheduled in Samantha Ramsey wrongful death suit
A settlement conference has been scheduled for Thursday in the wrongful death suit against a Boone County deputy who shot a woman in 2014.






Take another look at Trump's plans for infrastructure
Told you about this on November 12th, take another look. Trump hopes infrastructure plan can be done with private investment, tax breaks








Yet another major community organization shutting down
Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky -- based in Florence -- is dissolving. With that, the organization is donating all of its remaining $8.3 million in funds and assets to other local, Northern Kentucky organizations.






Campbell County government
imposes burning ban

As of November 16, 2016, an order banning outdoor burning in Campbell County has been issued, effective until further notice.













November 16

MainStrasse finally admits that things are not well

Been telling you for months that things were not well at MainStrasse Village. Crowds have dwindled and shops are growing concerned. Now finally, the village's promotional group has finally admitted it.



Thomas More violated rules when it allowed player to live with coach
he women's basketball team at Thomas More College, a Division III institution in Kentucky, will be stripped of its national championship title because a star player lived with a former assistant coach while recovering from a knee injury.




City bought $50,000 in books to bail out failed
bicentennial group

Outgoing Covington Commissioner Steve Frank says the city's purchase of 1,288 old bicentennial books for $50,000 was its way to help pay off the Bicentennial Committee's debt.





Big flames at
Florence house fire

Firefighters arrived on scene to heavy fire coming from a 2 story wood frame residence. Crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire in the area of origin and prevent extensive damage to the home.







Carran and allies give City Manager a $11,000 raise
Outgoing Covington Mayor Carran, whose policies were thoroughly rejected by voters just a week ago, was successful Tuesday evening in getting an $11,000 raise for City Manager Larry Klein.






Study: Metro Cincinnatians
have no sense of humor

The study takes several factors into account when analyzing humor in the United States, including cities with a high number of comedy clubs and improv schools, a high listening volume of standup comedy and minimal interest in documentary films.






Woman led police on chase through two states
Police said Alma Fields led them on a high speed chase through two states Monday, November 14. Video from Sergeant Jon Sterling of the Erlanger Police Department showed the end of Fields' run from the law. Police said it began in Lawrenceburg.






Escapee from Campbell County believed to be on the run near Frankfort
A stolen car was located in a parking lot on Versailles Rd., according to Kentucky State Police. Trooper Bernie Napier confirms Walter Hundley, 43, escaped following a brief foot pursuit.






Gov. Bevin adds another painkiller to list of illegal drugs in Kentucky
An emergency regulation issued Tuesday adds a painkiller called U-47700 to the list of illegal drugs in Kentucky, according to a news release from Gov Matt Bevin.






Florence firefighters
joined Honor Run

The Honor Run 1/2 Marathon is an event that raises funding for the Honor Flight which transports America's Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.












November 15

It's costing $700,000 to
fix Riverside Dr bank slippage

The long-talked about effort to stop erosion of the Ohio River bank along Riverside Dr will finally become reality on Tuesday when the City Commission awards $700,000 to Smith Contractors. No indication when the actual work will begin.



Closed section
of trail reopens

City of Covington conducted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of the Licking River Greenway Trail, located along the top of the levee at 21st Street. This section of the trail had been closed due to a landslide that occurred last year, but is now restored and reopened for use.





Police search for suspect who escaped from hospital
Police are searching for a suspect who escaped from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas on Monday, November 14. Walter Hundley was approached by Dayton Police at a gas station.







DHL couriers gear up for icy weather with a
penguin's help

The penguin performed its “training” at the DHL Service Center in Erlanger, Ky., on November 8, for approximately 40 couriers. It will provide an encore performance for employees at the DHL facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.




Know this guy?
This guy broke in to a room at the Wildwood Inn on US 42. The male subject was with a female and they unlawfully removed items from the hotel room.









Driver killed when car slams into tractor-trailer
A driver has been killed in a crash in Boone County that shut down northbound I-71, south of the I-71/75 split, for a few hours. Boone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tom Scheben a tractor trailer began slowing down due construction work coming up on the highway at about 11:15 a.m. November 14.





Progress in the construction of the new Clubhouse
A $5 million clubhouse is replacing the 1930s-era building at Devou Park golf course.









Covington will spend $50,000 to buy left over
bicentennial books

The City Commission is planning to spend $50,000 to buy 1,288 copies of the book, titled "Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015." The transaction is expected to be approved at Tuesday's Commission meeting.









November 13
Trump hopes infrastructure plan can be done with private investment

The president-elect’s infrastructure plan largely boils down to a tax break in the hopes of luring capital to projects. He wants investors to put money into projects in exchange for tax credits totaling 82% of the equity amount.







Independence home
heavily damaged by fire

Flames heavily damaged a home in Independence on Friday morning. Crews were called to a two-story home on Summit Run Drive shortly before noon.







Florence LaRosa's closed
after overnight fire

Firefighters were called to the LaRosa's on Mt. Zion Road at around midnight after a motion sensor alerted a security company. Crews arrived to find a fire near the warmer at the front of the restaurant.







Friday night football wrap
Two longtime rivals met again this week in the KHSAA Class 2A playoffs, as the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts fell to the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, 48-14.








Customer sues Charter,
Time Warner Cable over 'broadcast TV' fees

This surcharge is a way for the cable companies to recoup the money they pay to the broadcast networks — NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX — to carry their channels.








Shifting lanes on I-75
may back up traffic

Shifting traffic and restriping the lanes back into place on the southbound side between the 189 mile-marker (KY 1072 - Kyles Lane) and the 184 mile-marker (KY 236 - Donaldson Road).







$8 million retail development in Crescent Springs underway
Crescent Springs Commons is a more than 3-acre retail development located at 2426 Anderson Road. The developer for the project is TriStar Ventures LLC, which is headed up by Joe Reding and David Schank.







Braxton Brewing beefs up capacity to double output
Covington's Braxton Brewing Co. is adding new fermenters to its brewery on Friday, a move that will allow it to double its output of beer in 2017.








People Magazine features Rabbit Hash's new mayor
On Nov. 8, the small town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, elected a leader everybody can get behind: a dog named, wait for it, Brynneth Pawltro.













November 11

NKY entities get grant
money for development

Duke Energy awarded nearly $240,000 last week to kick-start 10 urban redevelopment projects in Northern Kentucky, but mostly in Covington.



Close Carran ally facing pressure to resign
People who keep an eye on Covington City Hall are wondering if City Manager Larry Klein, a close ally of fired mayor Sherry Carran, will be around much longer.







Many Time Warner Cable customers not sticking around with Charter
And over in Charter-land, something’s not looking so good: video subscribers are down, but it’s not a universal cord-cutting trend across the board. Instead, the loss is almost entirely concentrated in Time Warner Cable markets.





Fired Covington mayor blames Trump for her defeat
Even though Covington Mayor Sherry Carran is a Republican, she is blaming Donald Trump for her defeat rather than her own agenda. Carran was defeated in a landslide on Tuesday.





Bryann is the new
Mayor of Rabbit Hash

In an unprecedented move, the Rabbit Hash Historical Society has given official positions to the 1st and 2nd runner ups, Bourbon and Lady, as Ambassadors to Rabbit Hash.





DHL has yet again expanded its operation at the airport
The expansion will increase DHL’s capacity for handling large jets and sorting the cargo they carry. Last week, the shipping company opened a new ramp that will house 16 wide-body aircraft.










November 9

This guy tried to steal $1000 in goods at Florence Kroger

The alleged male subject in this photo selected over $1000 dollars worth of merchandise at the Mall Rd Kroger, the male then pushed the merchandise out in a cart where he was stopped by employees.



About 60% of electorate expected to vote
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today projected approximately 60 percent of the 3.3 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out for today's general election.







Fire threat is growing in sections of the state; closest threat is Harrison County
Kentucky Division of Forestry says the fire threat is growing in sections of the state; closest threat is Harrison County. There are 57 counties with burn bans. Green County put one in since the last update.



Judge sets date for Shayna Hubers' new trial
Shayna Hubers admitted shooting Ryan Poston six times back in 2012. She was found guilty of murder in April 2015. According to a motion filed in court, a juror did not disclose that he was a convicted felon.










November 7

Folklore keeps tall tales
about Prisoners Lake alive


You've heard it all: Mobsters' remains from the heyday of gambling dumped there, a horde of old cars, to slot machines floating around in the depths of lake.



Taylor Mill murder suspect
found -- in jail across the river

Sometime early this morning, Lamont Brandon Johnson was located in Hamilton County where he is currently incarcerated on multiple unrelated warrants.



Shayna Hubers to
learn date of new trial

Shayna Hubers could learn Monday afternoon when she'll stand trial again for a Highland Heights murder. A jury convicted Hubers in 2015 for murdering her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Poston.







Suspension Bridge will close again for inspection
On Wednesday, November 9th the bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists and pedestrians should watch for crews, equipment and signage regarding the closure.







Blame Ohio for so many liquor stores in Covington
Most sprung up when Ohio had severe restrictions on buying alcohol, forcing people to cross the river for a better price and convenience.







Boone County distillery now offering more tours
Make plans to check out the Boone County Distillery, it's offering tours at noon, 2 pm and 3:30 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays.







Overnight truck fire
near the Cut-on-the-Hill

A semi caught on fire near the Cut-in-the-Hill at about 1:30 am Monday. No explanation on what caused it.












November 6

Kenton County plans to spend
$25 million to rehab old brewery


Kenton County Government is promising to schedule a public hearing before it spends $25 million to rehab the old structure, but has yet to set an exact date.



State asked to look into alleged collusion between city of Covington and three candidates
State Attorney General asked by Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney to look into Covington City Manager's alleged illegal assistance to Carran and two incumbent commissioner's campaigns.



Trump says he will take care of the Brent Spence Bridge situation
Trump said, if elected, he would "cancel billions of dollars in global warming payments to the United Nations" – an apparent reference to the U.S.' $3 billion pledge to the UN's Green Climate Fund – and use the money to Brent Spence Bridge.






Police think this guy may have something to do with the murder in Taylor Mill
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Lamont Brandon Johnson who is believed to be Coleman’s ex-boyfriend.






Hebron sanitary sewer improvement project won't begin until late 2017
This project will include improvements to three pump stations and to sanitary sewer pipes along Sand Run Creek and Tanner Road. A new sanitary sewer force main also will be constructed along Thornwilde Drive and North Bend Road.






8 things about Allegiant's history of scary midair mechanical failures
When you book a ticket on a discount airline, you might expect no-frills service in the cabin, but you don’t expect to be getting on a plane that’s any less safe than the more expensive competition.









November 3


Volunteers step up
search for Crystal Warner

Family members say that Crystal Warner and her boyfriend, Bobby Jones of Florence KY went missing July 3rd from Washington County.The couple owned a cabin there. Jones body has been found, but not Warner's remains.



Boy struck and killed by vehicle on US 27
A 16-year old boy was hit by a vehicle at US 27 and Crossroads Boulevard in Campbell County Wednesday afternoon. Campbell County District Schools announced on its Facebook page that he died after being taken to St Elizabeth Hospital in Ft Thomas.




Covington issues first of 31 new police vehicles
Tuesday afternoon, the City of Covington issued the first of 31 new Police vehicles to its fleet. The new vehicles will help to increase safety throughout the City and ensure the Police Department is provided reliable transportation to effectively respond to the needs of citizens.






New St Timothy school to open in 2017
St Timothy Parish Church in Union has announced on Facebook that its new school will open in 2017. "We hope you will stop by and pay us a visit tomorrow night, Thursday November 3rd, for our St. Timothy Catholic School Open House!






Veteran’s Day collection for USO is this Saturday
The Airport USO is having a Veteran's Day Collection of Needed Items and Monetary Donations on Saturday, November 5th, the at the Union, Kentucky Kroger.







Woman's death under investigation in Taylor Mill
Authorities said the 34-year-old woman was found dead on Wednesday morning in an upstairs apartment at the Lakeview Apartments off Sharon Drive.












November 2


Dick's Last Resort closes at Levee; place got terrible reviews
Dick's Last Resort, which occupied an 8,500-square-foot space at Third and Saratoga streets, closed on Oct. 30. The place got really bad reviews.



Demolition of buildings in Covington
making way for new apartments

Morning morning, the demolition of buildings along Washington Street began, marking the first step in physically redeveloping the site for the mixed use residential and commercial Duveneck Square project.



In Covington mayor's race, a clash of realities
"The first reaction (Carran) and (City Manager) Larry Klein have with anybody that disagrees with them on public policy issue is to engage in attacks on their character, integrity and motivation," Joe Meyer said.







Buttermilk Pike ramps to northbound
I-75 closes for a few days

Beginning 9 PM November 1st (Tuesday Night), both entrance ramps to I-75 NB from Buttermilk Pike will be closed. Message boards will be used to direct motorists Southbound on I-75 to Exit 184A (Erlanger / KY 236 East). Motorists will then be able to enter NB I-75 from EB KY 236. Ramps will re-open on November 6th.




Nashville-based oddities shop opens Covington outpost
Hail Cincinnati hosted its grand opening on Halloween at 720 Main St. in Covington. It's the second location for Nashville-based Hail Dark Aesthetics, which started in that city in 2013.







Former Kentucky QB Towles
still pulling for Wildcats

Patrick Towles is getting another shot at a life-long rival this weekend. Just not in a Kentucky uniform.








Amish in Kentucky challenge mandate that horses wear poop bags
Amish residents of a western Kentucky town are fighting back against an ordinance requiring large animals to wear collection bags to catch their droppings, arguing that the law unfairly singles out their community







Jones: Bodycams also protect from 'frivolous lawsuits'
Body cameras can protect local governments from frivolous lawsuits, said Mike “Spike” Jones, who now is the police chief of the Kenton County Police Department.












November 1


One dead, one injured in yet another Boone County crash
On Monday, October 31, 2016 at approximately at approximately 1:05 p.m. a single vehicle collision in the 7,500 block of KY-8 (River Road) claimed the life of the driver and sent the passenger, who was ejected, to University Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio via Air Care.



Pro-life display on
NKU campus vandalized

Days after Knox stuck the crosses into the grass beside the Student Union Plaza, someone pulled the crosses out of the ground and tore the sign that read, “Each cross represents 10 babies that die by abortion each day.”







Duke, Kentucky, Kansas top first AP Top 25 poll
Kentucky is ranked No. 2 in the nation in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason college basketball poll released Monday.









What? Meijer ditches plus-size department to attract more plus-sizers
At a time when clothing retailers are fretting over their business, there’s one segment of the market where sales are actually increasing: plus-size women’s clothing.







Braxton Brewing announces rum barrel-aged snow shovel
Braxton Brewing Co. is extremely excited to be releasing the next beer in its Heritage Series. Rum Barrel-Aged Snow Shovel is a winter warmer that was brewed with ginger, cinnamon and local honey and then aged in Caribbean Rum Barrels for a year.







Record-breaking heatwave hits portions of the United States
A fall heat wave has hit portions of the United States in the South and Plains states as several cities broke records on Halloween, forecasters said.







Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud
The assistant manager of the US Bank branch at Northern Kentucky University saw more than $30,000 in check fraud come across her desk in University Center since June 2015.










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