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Week in Review: January 7 - 13

At The River City News you get More Covington News Than Any Other Source. Here's a look back at the week that was and all the headlines from your city:

SUNDAY

ROUND-UP: SUNDAY

Kentucky sheriff: "I mean we don't want a bloodbath in our community when they come in to take guns. It's going to have to be taken care of in a court room before it gets to that point." That story and more -- at the link! Click Here

7-DAY FORECAST

Thunderstorms are likely in the Covington area Sunday as those warm temperatures begin to drop. Your 7-day forecast is at the link! Click Here

TEXAS A&M ROLLS OVER UK AT RUPP

Calipari says it will take another month for this UK team to come together. “I just hope we are winning enough games as we learn to do this.” Click Here

SATURDAY

SEARCH FOR HUMAN REMAINS IN LATONIA REIGNITES TALK ABOUT MISSING TEEN

Investigators searched in the ground behind a property on Decoursey Avenue from Friday evening through much of the day Saturday after receiving a tip that there may be human remains present. The search drew a large crowd as the community speculated about missing teen Paige Johnson's connection to the property. Click Here

BARD'S BURGERS REOPENS IN LATONIA WITH NEW OWNERS

Hey, burger fans! Bard's is back open in Latonia under new owners. "I want to be one of those places that really never say, no. If I have it and you can dream it, I'll make it." Click Here

NORSE PICK UP BIG WIN AT HOME OVER LIPSCOMB

Norse hit 13 3-pointers in win over Lipscomb in Highland Heights Friday night. Click Here

FRIDAY

ROUND-UP: FRIDAY

Kentucky boy loses nose to dog bite; Amish woman killed in Simpson Co. when a car hits her buggy; Those stories and more -- at the link. Click Here

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED IN COVINGTON AT GATEWAY COLLEGE

A new degree program to train students for a rapidly growing field will be offered in Covington. Click Here

WILDCATS ESCAPE WITH UGLY WIN AT VANDERBILT

Ugliest game ever played? A late three (and a possible gift from the refs) help UK escape with a win at lowly Vanderbilt. Click Here

THURSDAY

PENSION PROBLEMS WILL AFFECT HIRING OF POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, OTHERS IN COVINGTON

We may not see more police, more firefighters, or more public improvements until the pension problem is addressed, the mayor said. In fact, it's possible we could see fewer. Click Here

SUSPECT ON LOOSE AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS IN COVINGTON

Speeds reportedly reached 110 MPH as police chased a pair of suspects to Covington, where one is still on the loose tonight. A Covington resident was on the highway at the time and shares what she saw -- at the link. Click Here

ROUND-UP: THURSDAY

NKY City passes resolution opposing tolls on Brent Spence Bridge; KY Bill aims to deter crime on public transportation; Kentucky native scores Oscar nomination; Those stories and more -- at the link! Click Here

NKU WOULD GET $57 MILLION FOR PROJECTS THANKS WITH NEW LEGISLATION

Lots of money for Kentucky's universities, including NKU ($57 million), would be available for massive projects and thousands of jobs if bill is adopted, the governor and lawmakers say. Click Here

CAMPUS TO BECOME TOBACCO-FREE AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

NKU moves forward with plans to ban tobacco from campus. Click Here

MASSIE LANDS CHAIRMANSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE

NKY Congressman Thomas Massie is chosen to chair the subcommittee on technology. What does that mean? Details at the link. Click Here

COMPANY BEHIND OXYCONTIN TO FACE TRIAL IN KENTUCKY

The company that makes OxyContin is sued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and will face a judge in Pike County for allegedly misleading the public on the deadly addictive nature of the drug. Click Here

WEDNESDAY

ABRIDGED TO NOWHERE: SHORT PRESENTATION OFFERS LITTLE CLARITY FOR COVINGTON, BRENT SPENCE PROJECT

How long will tolls last on the new bridge if they are put there? What impact will the project have on Covington's economy during construction? At a meeting Tuesday night, no one really seemed to know. Click Here

ROUND-UP: WEDNESDAY

Police are called to a Covington parking lot after a teen is sentenced for his role in a murder; That story and more -- at the link! Click Here

THREE TEENS CHARGED IN CAR THEFTS, BREAK-INS

A weekend joyride in a stolen car after allegedly breaking into multiple other vehicles ends with the arrests of three teens, two from Covington and one from Independence. Click Here

CONGRESS LESS POPULAR THAN COLONOSCOPIES, ROOT CANALS, NICKELBACK

Agree or disagree? New poll finds that Congress is less popular than colonoscopies, root canals, traffic jams, lice, and even Nickelback! Check it out at the link. Click Here

STATE WANTS INPUT ON TOLLS, OTHER TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

Do you support or oppose tolls on the new bridge? Do you want to see more passenger rail in Kentucky? The state wants your imput. Details on a new survey at the link. Click Here

FLU CASES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY NEARLY TRIPLE THIS YEAR

Flu cases have nearly tripled this year in Northern Kentucky compared to last year. Click Here

AS PRECRIPTION DRUG ABUSE IS FOUGHT, HEROIN GROWTH IN KENTUCKY IS "ALARMING"

Heroin growth in Kentucky is "alarming" according to a federal program. Click Here

STATE IS LEADER IN CERTIFIED TEACHERS BUT FUNDING IS IN JEOPARDY

Kentucky ranks highly in number of certified teachers, but funding is in jeopardy. Click Here

CINCINNATI RADIO STATION GOES OFF THE AIR FOR A MONTH

A Cincinnati radio station is going off the air for the rest of the month. Click Here

TUESDAY

STATE REP. ARNOLD SIMPSON LOSES BID FOR LEADERSHIP POST IN STATE HOUSE

Covington State Rep. Arnold Simpson (D) challenged a fellow Democrat for a spot in the Party's leadership, as the General Assmbly reconvened in Frankfort. "I think having someone from Northern Kentucky at the table will heighten the awareness of the needs.” Click Here

FORFEITED DRUG MONEY BUYS NEW WEBSITE FOR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY

Forfeited drug money is used to pay for a new website for the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Details at the link. Click Here

ROUND-UP: TUESDAY

Once popular restaurant closes down; Plus, local kids win the Mayor's Challenge. Those stories and more -- at the link! Click Here

NORSE FALL AT HOME TO EAST TENNESSEE STATE

A split decision for the Norse Monday night as the women roll but the men fall to East Tennessee State. Click Here

MONDAY

CHAMBER PRESIDENT: NKY NEEDS LEADERSHIP ON BRIDGE PROJECT

State lawmakers accused by Chamber president of "kicking can down the road" on bridge project, while a Covington city commissioner takes aim at the public-private partnership pitched to fund the bridge. Story at the link. Click Here

SECOND MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN COVINGTON MURDER CASE

A second man pleads guilty in the case of a Covington murder. Click Here

RIVER'S EDGE DEVELOPMENT SHOWS PROGRESS IN COVINGTON'S EASTSIDE

Walls are starting to go up on the site of one of Covington's largest ever residential developments, River's Edge at Eastside Pointe. Story and photos at the link! Click Here

PROSECUTOR: NO SIGN OF HEROIN EPIDEMIC SLOWING DOWN

"I think the heroin epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better." Kenton County prosecutor Rob Sanders on legislation in Frankfort that affects Covington's fight against heroin and prostitution. Plus, how a police computer malfunction may have helped a suspect get a better plea deal. Click Here

SIX DIE ON KENTUCKY ROADWAYS LAST WEEK

Weekly report from the Kentucky State Police. Click Here

NEARLY SIX IN TEN SUPPORT STATEWIDE SMOKING BAN IN KENTUCKY

Nearly 6 in 10 people in Kentucky support a statewide smoking ban. Do you? Poll results at the link. Click Here

ROUND-UP: MONDAY

Covington Mayor Sherry Carran joined the mayors of Louisville and Lexington in Frankfort to push for changes to the state pension system; Plus, the state's largest newspaper says NKY Rep. Massie "should be interesting". Click Here

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