Headlines for Wednesday Morning September 12
Two hotels on Covington's riverfront are to be sold; An update will come Wednesday evening on the future improvements planned for Linden Grove Cemetery; Kentucky man continues legal battle with doctor that amputated his penis without consent; New NKY Chamber chair will push for Rep. Arnold Simpson's 'angel investor tax credit' and Brent Spence Bridge project. These are your headlines for Wednesday morning September 12:
Eagle Hospitality, a spin-off of Covington-based Corporex, selling 3 local hotels:
According to a press release, it reched a deal with its secured lender that will allow it to sell the hotels and repay debt at a discount. The local hotels that are part of the sale are the 321-room Cincinnati Landmark Marriott (RiverCenter), the 226-room Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter and the Hilton Cincinnati Airport, with 306 rooms.
Full story: Business Courier
New Chair of NKY Chamber of Commerce looks forward to "another great year":
Supporting infrastructure projects like construction of a new interstate highway bridge over the Ohio River are critical; this will continue to make our region a key transportation connecting point for the nation and provide the many businesses and residents who use the bridge on a daily basis with a safer and more efficient roadway. We also must continue our advocacy efforts to increase economic development. Passage of the Angel Tax Credit incentive to attract more investment in new and existing businesses here in Northern Kentucky and around the Commonwealth is imperative. We must also stand with our airport in its efforts to improve its competitiveness and to push for expanded air service at CVG. Under the leadership of outgoing Chair of the Board Brent Cooper, the Chamber has made great efforts to reach out to our education system and connect our many schools and districts with the business community. I will continue to be a strong proponent of our partnership with education.
Guest speaker will be Pete Nerone on behalf of the Friends of Linden Grove. He will be highlighting present and future improvements in Linden Grove Cemetery which make it a beautiful and peaceful urban green space for walking and jogging.
The event starts at 5:00PM and goes till 8:00PM at Pike Street Lounge (266 Pike Street) and will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Keeneland sale sets second day record Herald-Leader
Las Vegas investor buys Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Louisville AP
State issues request for proposals for Kentucky Kingdom theme park 84 WHAS
Sec. of State Allison Lundergan Grimes visits troops in Kuwait (PHOTOS) Facebook
Lexington man faces federal charges for threatening informant on Facebook Herald-Leader
Police try to ID thieves at Kentucky State Fair Courier-Journal
Appeals Court to weigh penis amputation case:
A Kentucky man did not consent to have his penis amputated and the doctor who performed the surgery had options other than removing the organ, even though cancer had been found during a surgery, an attorney argued Tuesday to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Full story: AP
Two Kentucky families will face off on TV's Family Feud Wednesday Courier-Journal
Cincinnati ranks among the most sexually satisfied cities in America TIME
Marcos Pizza, which had a booth at Covington's Oktoberfest last weekend, is opening more locations in Northern Kentucky Cincinnati Enquirer
Scott High School looks for feedback from survey:
The Scott High School Youth Service Center (YSC) serves grades 9 – 12 and offers a unique blend of programs and services to serve the needs of student and family populations. The goal is to meet the needs of all students and their families served by the YSC as a means to enhance student academic success. To help us plan for the upcoming year we would appreciate it if you would please fill out this survey. All information will be completely confidential.
To take the survey click here
PHOTO: Linden Grove Cemetery (RCN file photo)