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Photos: Touch-a-Truck in Latonia Draws 1,100

Approximately 1,100 people attended the City of Covington's Touch-a-Truck event at Latonia Plaza on Saturday, according to an estimate from the city.
 
The event drew crowds to check out vehicles used by police, fire, medical, and other emergency personnel, as we all as public works crews.
 
"Looks like we're going to have to do this again next year," Covington City Manager David Johnston said, looking at the huge crowd.
 
"No doubt, our guests who came through had a great time," said David Kennedy, firefighter/Fire Prevention Educator for Covington, who led the coordination of the large event.
 
The crowd watched a vehicle extrication demonstration (i.e. a wrecked car sawed and pried open to rescue its trapped occupants) and got an unplanned treat when one of the rescue helicopters had to take off mid-event to respond to an emergency.
 
"We had no idea the crowd was going to be so big, so we unfortunately ran out of hot dogs right away," Johnston said. "But we'll fix that next year."
 
Not counting the many Covington departments, partners for the event included Kenton County Sheriff, Kenton County Police, Kentucky State Police, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, UC Air Care, Air Evac, Jess & Sons Towing, Kona Ice, CVG Fire, Rumpke Waste & Recycling, and the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
 
-Staff report
Photos by RCN's Brian Frey
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