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Week in Review: February 25 - March 3

 

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

LATONIA HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE

A Latonia home is damaged by fire Saturday night. Photo and new details -- at the link. Click Here

$1 MILLION WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ANNOUNCED FOR KENTON CO.

Governor Steve Beshear announced $1 million for the design and construction of a new waterline project in Kenton County. Click Here

MUSIC ARTIST, NATIVE OF NKY, HAS EQUIPMENT STOLEN IN CALIFORNIA

A Covington native trying to make it in the music business out in Los Angeles woke up to find all her equipment and a band's equipment stolen after a show in San Diego. Story: Click Here

COV CATH, HOLMES MEET IN NINTH REGION FINALS

Nine days ago, Covington Catholic and Holmes battled to a dramatic finish that ended with a half-court game-winning shot at the buzzer. Today, a re-match with a trip to Rupp and the Sweet 16 on the line. Click Here

NKU RALLIES FOR WIN IN FRONT OF RECORD CROWD AT BOK CENTER

Attendance record is set at NKU as the Norse men & women rally for wins. Click Here

UK NO MATCH FOR ARKANSAS'S AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE

UK collapses in Fayetteville as the Hogs roll over the Cats. Click Here

SATURDAY

TORNADO VICTIMS REMEMBERED ONE YEAR LATER

A moment of silence was requested Saturday evening in memory of the victims of the tornados that devastated parts of KY exactly one year ago. Click Here

ROUND-UP: SATURDAY

Covington's state senator says lack of action on pension reform is "pitiful"; More cities being served by Kenton Co's emergency dispatch center; Plus, dog droppings causing trouble on a Kentucky bridge: Click Here

SUMMIT HELD TO COMBAT INFANT DEATHS IN KENTUCKY

"After all, every child deserves to live to celebrate their first birthday." Kentucky takes steps to fight infant deaths in the state. Click Here

FRIDAY

FIRE DAMAGES COVINGTON HOME

Fire damages a western Covington home Friday evening. Click Here

TWO COVINGTON BUSINESSES SHARE "MYSTERY" SUCCESS STORIES

Ever drive past some Covington businesses and wonder what they do? Two dropped the veil of mystery Thursday and explained the recipes for their success. MAC Productions and Garden Grove Organics: Click Here

STATE HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT COULD UNDERMINE COVINGTON HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE

A bill passed in Frankfort today could undermine the Human Rights Ordinances in Covington and three other Kentucky cities. Click Here

MORE SIGNS OF PROGRESS AT EASTSIDE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

More progress for one of Covington's largest-ever residential developments. Check out the update with photos -- at the link: Click Here

COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET HOPES TO IMPROVE IN 2013

What do you think the Covington Farmers Market can do to improve and become more competitive? Take the survey and weigh in. Click Here

NORSE SWEEP NORTH FLORIDA IN DOUBLE-HEADER AT NKU

We had a great time in the Toyota Suite at the Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday night as the Norse won both games! Thanks to the winners of RCN's drawing for making it a fun evening, and to KY Forward for the tickets! Click Here

EDITORIAL: BOOSTER SEAT ENHANCEMENT BILL NEEDED

State leaders urge the Kentucky General Assembly to pass a "booster seat enhancement" bill. Details: Click Here

READING LIST FOR KIDS FROM KY FIRST LADY JANE BESHEAR

We're celebrating literacy in Kentucky next week. At the link, a list of suggested books for your kids from Jane Beshear. Click Here

THURSDAY

FUTURE OF 11TH & 15TH STREET BRIDGES TO BE DISCUSSED

The future of the Eleventh & Fifteenth Street Bridges will be determined soon -- but you're invited to speak first. Details -- and a list of options (including tearing them both down) -- at the link. Click Here

STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER

Students from Covington Catholic and Notre Dame presented a check for more than $2,400 to the Emergency Shelter of NKY today after raising the funds. Story: Click Here

NKU LAUNCHES $6 MILLION "GO GOLD" CAMPAIGN FOR ATHLETICS PROGRAMS

NKU hopes to raise $6 million from the public for its athletics program in order to be more competitive in Division I. How would that money be spent? Story: Click Here

UK BEATS MISSISSIPPI STATE 85-55

UK looked pretty good Wednesday night. Was it because Mississippi State is so bad, or are the 'Cats improving? Story & video highlights: Click Here

WEDNESDAY

MARKETING COVINGTON & NKY'S VACANT STOREFRONTS AND OFFICE SPACE

Nearly 50 empty storefronts in Covington as well as hundreds of thousands of square feet in office space are being promoted in a new catalog. Check out the details: Click Here

WASTE CONTRACT INCLUDES NEW TRASH CANS FOR DOWNTOWN COVINGTON

Trash receptacles in Downtown Covington, "obsolete"? Yep. But not for long. A new contract with CSI Waste will bring more decorative metal receptacles -- and a recycling toter for every resident. Story: Click Here

OUTDOOR MUSIC HOURS EXTENDED AS BUSINESSES FEAR COMPETITION FROM CINCINNATI

As Covington businesses face increased competition from The Banks in Cincinnati, will longer hours for outdoor music be an answer? One area hopes so, while another wants the same blessing from the city. Click Here

ROUND-UP: WEDNESDAY

Racist tweets from KY Super PAC about Sen. McConnell's wife?; Private financing for bridge project not likely soon; Plus, dozens of dead animals found in Kentucky barn. Round-Up: Click Here

DESTINATION: GRADUATION - KATELYN WATSON & MARQUIS RICE

Congratulations, Holmes seniors! Check out the weekly profile from Covington Schools: Click Here

SCAM TARGETS NORTHERN KENTUCKY SENIORS

Northern Kentucky seniors are being targeted by an insurance scam: Click Here

WANT TO KNOW THE QUALITY OF WATER IN YOUR AREA? NKU HAS AN APP FOR THAT

Want to know the quality of the water near you? There's an app for that thanks to NKU. Click Here

TUESDAY

COVINGTON WANTS FEEDBACK ON NEW CITY WEBSITE

What do you think of the City of Covington's website? The City is getting a new one and wants your feedback. Details at the link: Click Here

ROUND-UP: TUESDAY

Remembering a local reporter who died suddenly after collapsing in the newsroom; A bill in Frankfort could keep Gov. Beshear in office for an extra year; Those stories and more in the Round-Up: Click Here

WHITE HOUSE OUTLINES CUTS FACED BY KENTUCKY IN SEQUESTER

You keep hearing about the "sequester", but what does it mean to you? Kentucky faces massive cuts, according to the White House: Click Here

MONDAY

PHOTOS: 19TH CENTURY COVINGTON MANSION DEMOLISHED

A nineteenth century mansion was demolished Monday in Covington. Story & lots of photos -- at the link: Click Here

RELATEDCOVINGTON RE-USE CENTER SAVES ITEMS FROM BISHOP'S MANSION

Most popular story from the weekend: See photos of the items saved from the 19th century Covington mansion set to be razed. Click Here

BODY FOUND IN WOODED AREA OF COVINGTON

A body is reported and found in a wooded area behind the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower in Covington. Click Here

EUROPA BISTRO ANNOUNCES MOVE FROM MAINSTRASSE TO RIVERCENTER

A Covington restaurant is more than doubling its capacity by moving from Mainstrasse Village to RiverCenter. Click Here

NEW BUSINESSES OPEN IN MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE

Let's welcome three new businesses to Mainstrasse Village in Covington! Story: Click Here

INTEREST IN LOCAL FOODS & GRANTS BOOST KY'S HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY

Do you make an effort to eat locally grown food? As that idea grows in popularity, the state's horticulture industry grows in size. Click Here

ROAD CONSTRUCTION REPORT - FEB. 25

How's construction around Kenton Co? Check out the weekly road report: Click Here

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