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Looking for volunteers to clean up the Banklick >
The Ohio River Foundation and Kenton County Parks are hosting the Banklick Creek Cleanup at Pioneer Park. Participants are advised to bring gloves and wear old clothes that can get muddy.

Senior predicted to have difficult path now Merit semifinalist
When Holmes senior David Thompson was three years old, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that affects language and behavior development in children.



Neighboring Fort Wright could
allow deer hunting

Fort Wright leaders are considering allowing hunting within the city limits in order to deal with an overwhelming deer population.



Help clean up Banklick Creek
The Ohio River Foundation and Kenton County Parks are hosting the Banklick Creek Cleanup at Pioneer Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11



Taste of Kenton County next
week at the Library

Two dozen restaurants and caterers will be featured at the Taste of Kenton County from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Kenton County Public Library’s Covington branch, 502 Scott Blvd.


Neighborhoring Ludlow
celebrating sesquicentennial

Grow up in a small town and it can give you a unique sense of pride. You know your neighbors. You know every inch of the community.


Wanted Covington man found
hiding in train tunnel

Steven Kaiser, 23, was arrested Tuesday for violating probation and failing to register as a sex offender, according to a news release from the Kenton County Sheriff's Office. He was found in a train tunnel between Kentucky 16 and Kentucky 17.


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, it's that
time of the year

Among the estimated 500,000 people headed downtown this weekend, you'll find folks dressed to the nines in their Lederhosen, sipping (or chugging) the season's best Oktoberfest brew out of German beer steins and partaking in the famous chicken dance alongside the Lachey brothers.


Drivers can expect some delays on Brent Spence Bridge today
The Ohio Department of Transportation said some of the northbound lanes of the bridge will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Key roads in Taylor Mill briefly closed for homecoming parade
The Taylor Mill Police Department will close Taylor Mill Road and Old Taylor Mill Road at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, for the Scott High School homecoming parade. The approximate time for the roadway to reopen will be 6:50 p.m.


Ninth District parents notified of attempted abduction
Parents of 9th District School children received a letter on Wednesday with regard to an alleged abduction attempt of a student.







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Grateful Grahams
Martha Stewart And Grateful Grahams:
S'more made in Heaven

Rachel DesRochers of Cincinnati is one of the 1,000 Martha Stewart American Made finalists. Grateful Grahams outgrew its kitchen three times in three years. Last September, it relocated to a 5,000 square-foot kitchen in Covington.


Covington teacher is Social
Studies Teacher of the Year

Tiffany Gruen, a teacher at John G. Carlisle Elementary School, has been selected as the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies.


Health law falls flat with Kentucky voters,
even those it helps

The Affordable Care Act allowed Robin Evans, an eBay warehouse packer earning $9 an hour, to sign up for Medicaid this year.


That's one tall crane
across the river

The tallest mobile crane in the United States just went up on Cincinnati's riverfront.


Covington man arrested for breaking into grandfather's home
A Covington man was arrested Monday for breaking into his grandfather's house and pistol whipping his uncle.


Vehicle flips several times
on I-275 near Taylor Mill

A car rolled nine times in a wreck on Interstate 275 westbound near Taylor Mill Tuesday afternoon.


Western Avenue closed for
retaining wall construction

Great Lakes Construction Company will be shutting down Western Avenue today to through traffic to accommodate the Devou/Western retaining wall reparation project. Access for local traffic will be maintained at all times.


Former Banklick Street resident on national extradition watch
Steven Wayne Kaiser is wanted by Kenton County Sheriff’s Office for A Probation Violation stemming from a Sexual Abuse of a Minor and he has a Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Warrant.


A decade later, development in neighboring Newport begins again
Development in Newport will start again, more than a decade later than planned. Coming in 2016, a new look for what is called "Lot B." Located next to the Levee, Purple People Bridge, and across from the Hofbrauhaus, plans for the lot include residential, retail, and hotel space.


Parking spaces temporarily
reclaimed for people on Friday

Friday, September 19, 12pm-8pm, in cities around the globe, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day.


Flashback: Dental hygienist warned about Crest's dots months ago
A Cincinnati TV station has finally noted something that was in the news last spring ... that those little dots in Crest toothpaste are plastic material used to make trashbags ... and can become embedded in your gums.


Main break cut off
water to some Latonia residents

A main break Sunday evening at E. Southern and Park left some Latonia residents without water for a while. Crews repaired the line overnight, water restored, and the nearby Latonia Elementary School was opened at its regular time.


Trifecta in Taylor Mill expected to open in November
Holland said the a 6,000-square-foot LaRosa’s, which will include a party room and indoor-outdoor full bar, is expected to open Nov. 7, and the 3,500-square-foot Skyline Chili, which will feature a drive-thru window, will open Nov. 14.


City to demolish 45 blighted properties in the next 100 days
A couple weeks ago, City Commission approved a list of 45 properties throughout the City to be demolished by JP Construction, the third party awarded the contract in the amount of $399,450.


Report: Main Strasse bar in foreclosure proceedings
Covington activist Diane Brumback says Cosmo's Grille Pub at 604 Main Street in Main Strasse "is being foreclosed on."


Statistics say crime in Covington
at dangerous level

Covington's crime index is "3". A 100 index being the safest. Chances of becoming a victim of a crime in Covington is 1 in 16.


SD1 hosts tours and
rain garden workshop

Follow the journey of a drop of water on guided tours or get your hands dirty learning to install and maintain a rain garden at Sanitation District No. 1 on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28.


'Born Learning Academy'
at Latonia Elementary School

Parents and students made musical instruments out of household items Tuesday evening at the first meeting of the Born Learning Academy at Latonia Elementary.


World-famous mermaids to make a
splash at Newport Aquarium

For the first time in Greater Cincinnati, the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids will entertain Newport Aquarium guests from Oct. 10-19.


Covington Board of Education
says no increase to tax rate

For the third year in a row, the Covington Board of Education will not increase its property tax rate.


Kentucky governor forms task force
on bullying in schools

More than one in four Kentucky students aged 12 to 18 reported being bullied at school in 2011, and the Kentucky Department of Education recorded 15,520 incidents of bullying in Kentucky during the 2012-13 school year.


CODA nightclub on Sixth Street
has also closed

CODA is the seventh nightspot in Covington KY to close after being in business for just a few weeks.


Three Kings Bar apparently has closed; was live music venue
Multiple emails that Three Kings Lounge on Pike Street, Covington KY, has apparently closed.


 Glenn O. Swing Elementary School Doggone it: Reading to dogs
helps school kids

The annual event is a favorite among many students. It draws those who love to read and others who may be reluctant to read -- turns out that the gentle dogs are good listeners.


Arin Staples Holmes Middle School teacher won't go to jail
She pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge as part of a plea agreement.


Head to the farms in Kenton County on September 20
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, several Kenton County locations will open their doors to the public for the fourth Farm Harvest Tour, a festive day of down-on-the-farm family fun.


Carnegie gets how to promote itself
The Carnegie is a success because it learned to better tell its story, as the article notes. Most other entities in Covington still don't get it.


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Chili sign a landmark
The Covington Chili sign itself is a landmark. Instagram photo by #profthammons.


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'Passenger shaming' website
shows rudest fliers

Flight attendant Shawn Kathleen documents the behavior that makes flying miserable for the rest of us.



Mark Sanford's social
media problem

The congressman’s long-winded Facebook post is the latest example of private lives and political careers merging.



Cuts to food stamps
will only hit 4 states

Republicans pushed for a sweeping overhaul, but most states have found a way around the mandate.



Officials: U.S. would
retaliate against Assad

The U.S. would hit back against Syria if it threatens its airstrikes against Islamic State targets, officials say.



How to throw away
a fortune in 7 easy steps

Not taking advantage of this company perk can cost you a huge amount of money over a lifetime.



New hurdles for
Obamacare's second season

Current enrollees could miss out on lower-premium options if they use the automatic renewal system.



Hillary Clinton back in
Iowa amid 2016 buzz

She returns to the state for the first time since her unsuccessful 2008 presidential primary bid.



Panthers coach not shy
about Hardy benching

Ron Rivera explains why he deactivated Greg Hardy in a raw, emotional, and uncomfortable interview.



Barkley: 'Every black parent in the South' whips their children
Former NBA star Charles Barkley's sweeping generalization of black parents in the south rings alarm bells.



Pope breaks taboo, marries
couples living 'in sin'

Francis asked to marry 40 people of different social backgrounds chosen as a typical sample of modern couples.



Biggest pitfalls
for new TV shows

Seemingly promising projects disappear each season after much hype and dismal ratings.



The NFL's unwinnable fight
Commissioner Roger Goodell is paying a stiff price for his dreadful mistake in the Ray Rice scandal.



Why you should care
about Scottish independence

For starters, without Scotland, Great Britain would lose its position as the world's sixth-largest economy.



Will Chipotle replace
McDonald's? Fat chance

The co-head of the booming Mexican chain claims fast food is "going away," but a closer look shows why it's not



Apple's new payment system won't disrupt industry
Apple Pay will let consumers with an iPhone or smartwatch tap the device to pay, but it won't bypass credit cards.











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Holmes' homecoming set with one exception | Carlisle students take anti-bullying campaign to Covington streets | Covington's annual Oktoberfest starts today | Kenton County Police: Unknown suspects have been firing pellets | Children's Home, Necco get grants to deal with substance abuse | Roadwork and infrastructure update from the City | Community asked to help with Bryan's funeral expenses | Rima D's Diner welcomes chef from previous location | Cheerleaders help to build excitement for Holmes homecoming | James Avenue will be closed for roadwork for a few days | Home Depot credit card breach blamed on Russians | CVS stops selling cigarettes, other tobacco products | Famous strip club on Scott Blvd. for sale | Florence Mall evacuated twice after worker error | Latonia residents start petition to stop narrowing of 43rd, others | Latonia residents start petition to stop narrowing of 43rd, others | Victim's advocate recognized as 'champion of change' | Parking tickets payable online and at Midtown Garage | Here's one gamble that paid off big time for Pete Rose | Here's one gamble that paid off big time for Pete Rose | It's a historic year for temperature extremes | Police looking for Covington man after parole violation |
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