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Week in Review: January 21 - 27

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

A Covington pizza place closes for good tonight (and all of its equipment is up for auction); The city's finances are not as good as was hoped for, says one commissioner; Those stories and more -- at the link. Click Here

SCHOOL BOARD LAYS OUT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

"I can't think of anything more important that we'll do and we've got to get it right." Covington Schools take first steps in finding a new superintendent. Click Here

MEN, WOMEN VICTORIOUS IN NKU'S FIRST D-1 HOMECOMING

Go Norse! NKU men and women pick up wins at Saturday's Homecoming. Click Here

POYTHRESS PUSHES UK TO AVOID LSU SCARE

Well, it was another ugly win, but UK slinks away with a victory over a stubborn LSU squad. Click Here

SATURDAY

THE STORY BEHIND A GRUESOME COVINGTON MURDER

"On September 29, 2011, a Covington landlord called 911 after making the gruesome discovery of a human torso in the bathtub of a vacant apartment in the 1300 block of Greenup Street." Click Here

SUPPORTERS URGE COVINGTON SCHOOL BOARD TO SAVE IB PROGRAM

Graduates of Holmes High School's International Baccalaureate program spoke out against its elimination at Thursday's school board meeting. Story at the link. Click Here

UK STARTING TO FEEL URGENCY TO TURN SEASON AROUND

13 games left in the regular season, and UK players feel like they still have time to find consistent ways to win. Click Here

FRIDAY

NEW JOBS POSSIBLE FOR COVINGTON, COMMISSION AGENDA SAYS

New jobs for Covington? Agenda for next week's city commission meeting drops a pretty big hint at the possibility. Click Here

FIRST BUILDING TAKING SHAPE AT NEW COVINGTON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

First building is taking shape at one of Covington's largest housing developments in years. Pics and details at the link. Click Here

FILM ABOUT CARROLLTON BUS CRASH TO SHOOT AT HOLMES FRIDAY

A feature documentary film about the tragic school bus crash in Carrollton, KY, will shoot footage at next week's Holmes vs. Highlands basketball game. Click Here

WHAT DOES POVERTY LOOK LIKE IN KENTUCKY?

What does poverty in Kentucky look like? "The study shows that those who earn less than $20,000 per year are paying more for home and auto insurance, auto loans and home loans. Even furniture and groceries cost more when you are poor." Click Here

UNEMPLOYMENT GOES UP IN KENTON, CAMPBELL; DOWN IN BOONE

Unemployment ticks up in Kenton, Campbell Counties, drops in Boone County last month. Click Here

EQUINE ASSETS IN KENTUCKY WORTH $23.4 BILLION, SURVEY FINDS

Horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules! Kentucky's equine-related assets are valued at $23.4 billion. Details at the link. Click Here

THURSDAY

COVINGTON POLICE VISIT HOMES OF CITY'S SEX OFFENDERS

Charges will be filed against four sex offenders in Covington after last night's city-wide check-up in which police visited the residences of every registered offender. Update at the link. Click Here

PHIL'S RECORDS RETURNS TO COVINGTON

An old-fashioned record store re-opens in Covington Friday, having moved from Cold Spring. Welcome back, Phil's! The owner talks to RCN about the changed landscape in retail music and why he keeps at it. Click Here

ROUND-UP: THURSDAY

Covington & NKY's heroin epidemic is topic of documentary film; Two escape burning on home in Mainstrasse; A gay Kentucky minister arrested after seeking marriage license; Those stories and more -- at the link. Click Here

STATE FILES SUIT AGAINST MORTGAGE COMPANY

Kentucky Attorney General files suit against mortgage company over foreclosure sales. Click Here

WEDNESDAY

MCDANIEL'S PLAN COULD STAVE OFF PENSION SYSTEM CATASTROPHE

"We are not that far from catastrophic problems. We may be the poster child of what happens in the event that this collapse happens." Click Here

TOLLS WON'T PASS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, STATE SENATOR SAYS

"Tolls won't pass the General Assembly." Local legislators criticize prospect of tolls on Brent Spence Bridge and one says the project should wait a year or two. Click Here

MORE THAN 1 MILLION VEHICLES PRODUCED IN KENTUCKY IN 2012

More than a million vehicles were produced in Kentucky in 2012, the most since 2007 prior to the economic downturn. Details at the link. Click Here

PAUL TO CLINTON: "I WOULD HAVE RELIEVED YOU OF YOUR DUTIES"

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today that he would have fired her if he were President. Click Here

UK BLOWS HALFTIME LEAD AT ALABAMA, FUELS NIT DISCUSSION

Man, oh, man. After last night's debacle in Tuscaloosa... what do you folks think? Will UK make the NCAA Tournament this year? Click Here

DRUG ARREST LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF $166,000 WORTH OF MARIJUANA PLANTS

The Kentucky State Police really don't like it when you grow $166,000 worth of marijuana in your home. Click Here

TUESDAY

ONE KILLED IN LATONIA HOUSE FIRE

A man was killed and two women escaped after a Latonia home goes up in flames. Click Here

GROUND BROKEN ON DISPATCH CENTER EXPANSION AS COVINGTON REPURPOSES OLD ROOM

The Covington Police have repurposed the room that previously housed the dispatch center. Plus, city leaders weigh in on how the transition to county-wide dispatch has gone so far as ground is broken on an expansion of the facility. Click Here

ERLANGER RUNAWAY BELIEVED TO BE IN COVINGTON

This teenage runaway may be in Covington, according to Erlanger Police. Details: Click Here

MONDAY

HOW A SEARCH FOR MARIJUANA LED TO MURDER IN COVINGTON

A man goes to a Covington neighborhood looking to buy weed and ends up shot to death on a side street. How a convicted felon helped break the case open, at the link. Click Here

COVINGTON MAN SENTENCED FOR SHOOTING AT GIRLFRIEND THAT DENIED HIM SEX

Covington man is sentenced for shooting at his girlfriend (and child) after she denied him sex. Click Here

CINCINNATI'S "HAT MAN" ALSO FIXTURE ON COVINGTON CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Cincinnati's "Hat Man" has passed away, but he wasn't just a fixture around Fountain Square and Findlay Market. He was also a regular on the campaign trail for a Covington City Commissioner. Click Here

ROUND-UP: MONDAY

Will truckers maneuver to avoid tolls on the new bridge? They're already working on it; Gun sales in Kentucky spike; Plus, a Kenton Co. marine will front and center at today's Presidential inauguration. Click Here

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Photo: Sign indicates that Monkey Brew coffeehouse will open in former Joy's Corner Pub space/RCN