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Week in Review: June 17 - 23

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 our city:

SUNDAY

THE CITY HALL EMAILS: PARTS ONE THROUGH FOUR

Did you miss RCN's exclusive look behind the scenes of the relationships between city commissioners and administrators? All four parts of "The City Hall Emails" -- at the link! Click Here

PHOTOS: ROEBLINGFEST

Had a great time at Covington's RoeblingFest on Saturday! Did you go? Here are some photos: Click Here

PHOTOS: TOUR A "GREENLINER" BUS

Climb aboard Bus #703 from the old Greenline system, the transit service in Covington and NKY for much of the 20th century. This cool look at history is at the link: Click Here

SATURDAY

POSSIBLE HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN SOUTHERN KENTON COUNTY

UPDATE: Two families believe that the remains found in southern Kenton Co. may belong to their missing loved ones. Updated story at the link: Click Here

WHAT MAKES COVINGTON AWESOME? VIDEO PROJECT WANTS YOU TO SAY

What makes Covington awesome? A video project wants to hear from you. Details: Click Here

FRIDAY

THE CITY HALL EMAILS: PART FOUR

Part Four of "The City Hall Emails" explains why the open records request was made and also shares a local legal scholar's opinion on whether city commissioners can demand to attend a city manager's staff meeting. Click Here

START-UP INCUBATOR MOVING FROM NEWPORT TO COVINGTON?

A big possible coup for Covington! UpTech - the start-up incubator may be moving here. 40 businesses and their related jobs over the next five years... sounds good! Details: Click Here

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WHAT COVINGTON CAN LEARN FROM CINCINNATI'S UPTOWN DEVELOPMENTS

What can this city learn from Cincinnati's Short Vine resurgence? The leader of that redevelopment, a former member of Covington's economic development team, offers her perspective and advice: Click Here

BIKE THIEF CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT COVINGTON RESTAURANT

Bike thief caught on camera at restaurant. Can you identify him and help get the bike back? Details: Click Here

BARTON'S ON PARK PLACE TO BE RAZED FOR PARKING LOT

Former restaurant to be torn down to make way for a parking lot. Details: Click Here

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NKU NARROWS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SEARCH TO THREE

The search for NKU's next athletic director is down to three candidates. They come from the University of North Carolina, University of Northern Iowa, and Wisconsin-Green Bay. More: Click Here

THURSDAY

COVINGTON TEEN DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND

Covington teen dies from gunshot wound to head. Suspect faces murder charge. Local teens mourn "Pooh Pooh"'s death on Twitter. More: Click Here

MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING OF THREE COVINGTON MALES

UPDATE: "Joe Crack" is arrested in the shooting of three males from Covington, including a 15-year old who later died. Click 

THE CITY HALL EMAILS: PART THREE

EXCLUSIVE: "I may even still change my mind about tonight’s vote the more I learn. If I do vote for it, it will come with some sharp criticism and demands for facts. Expect to explain to the public why you think this is a good use of their funds."

Part Three of RCN's series, The City Hall Emails -- at the link. Click Here

MAN FOUND DEAD IN COVINGTON ALLEY, FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED

Man found dead in Covington alley. Foul play not suspected. Evidence of drug use found on body. Details: Click Here

VIDEO: SCHEPERS, FARRISES, VOTRUBAS HONORED

Video: Chuck & Julie Giesen Scheper, Oakley & Eva Farris, and James & Rachel Votruba honored by Northern Kentucky University. Click Here

VIDEO: AWESOME COLLECTIVE OF COVINGTON LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

Have you seen this terrific video about our city from the Awesome Collective of Covington? The group has big plans for the rest of the year and could use a few bucks. Throw some Cov Love their way. Details: Click Here

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GOVERNOR CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION ON REDISTRICTING

Kentucky state lawmakers are being called by the Governor to attend a special session in August to address the issue of legislative redistricting. Click Here

WEDNESDAY

THE CITY HALL EMAILS: PART ONE

EXCLUSIVE: What internal emails obtained by RCN tell us about the relationships behind-the-scenes at Covington City Hall. "She has also been quite hostile... She has screamed and yelled and cussed at me, calling me “liar” several times, in the presence of other employees, and from behind closed doors where other employees down and around the hall can hear her." Click Here

THE CITY HALL EMAILS: PART TWO

EXCLUSIVE: Part Two of The City Hall Emails. "She is an elected official, "Larry's Boss", and he cannot tell her that she can't attend any meeting." -Covington City Commissioner Mildred Rains Click Here

KENTUCKY'S HUNGER PROBLEM NOT GETTING BETTER

“There’s still 750,000 Kentuckians who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from and that works out to about 17 percent of the population or one in six and we just think that is unacceptable..." Click Here

LOUISVILLE MAYOR WANTS SUGARY DRINKS EXEMPT FROM FOOD STAMPS

Should food stamps be used to purchase sugary drinks? The Mayor of Louisville and 17 other cities have asked Congress to exempt cokes and the like from food stamps and to increase incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables. Thoughts? Click Here

LANDSCAPING WORK TO BEGIN ON MLK BLVD

Landscaping work is set to begin on MLK Blvd and that may have an effect on traffic. Those details & more: Click Here

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STATE TO RECEIVE $6 MILLION FOR CRACKING DOWN ON ONLINE GAMBLING

Kentucky now has $6 million more in its general fund thanks to the Commonwealth's efforts to crack down on illegal internet gambling. STORY: Click Here

ARLINGHAUS SEEKS STATE FUNDING FOR NKY DETOX CENTERS

More funding from the state is needed for NKY detox centers, says the Kenton Co. Judge-Executive who calls our jail a "default detox center". Click Here

HISTORIC CABIN BEING RESTORED ON NKU'S CAMPUS

An historic cabin is being restored on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. STORY: Click Here

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EXECUTIVE RETURNS FROM CHINA TO HELP COVINGTON COMPANY OVERSEAS

An executive returns from China to help boost a Covington company's outlook overseas. Click Here

TUESDAY

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: EMAILS REVEAL DISTRUST, FACTIONS AT COVINGTON CITY HALL

EXCLUSIVE: How strained are the relationships between some Covington city commissioners and city administrators? The River City News examined hundreds of internal emails that show how great the divide has grown. Your exclusive preview is at the link: Click Here

CAR THIEF WHO CRASHED INTO CHURCH BUS IN COVINGTON IS HEADED TO PRISON

Man who stole car and then crashed into church bus at Covington Landing is headed to prison. "This is an important message to criminals. If you victimize the citizens of this county, don't think for a minute your time will automatically run concurrent to the time you get for crimes in other counties." Click Here

GATEWAY COLLEGE TO NAME BUILDING IN HONOR OF BANK'S DONATION TO URBAN CAMPUS

A $1 million donation for the Downtown Covington campus of Gateway College scores the Bank of Kentucky its name on a building. STORY: Click Here

MONDAY

COVINGTON COMMISSIONER'S CASE TO BE DECIDED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Whether Covington City Commissioner Michelle Williams stays in office will be up to the Kentucky Attorney General, not the County Attorney, a spokesperson tells The River City News. Click Here

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BODY FOUND IN OHIO RIVER NEAR VILLA HILLS MARINA

UPDATE: Investigators have identified the body found floating in the Ohio River near Villa Hills on Sunday afternoon. Click Here

INDICTED: GRAND JURY REPORT

Kidnapping, child pornography, prostitution, drug trafficking, and possession are just some of the charges that got these folks indicted by the Kenton Co. Grand Jury. See the list: Click Here

WHAT'S COVINGTON SELLING ON CRAIGSLIST? CIRCA 1898 PLANTERS FROM HISTORIC BUILDING & MORE

Two planters placed in front of an historic building in 1898 can now be yours! See what else was found during our Monday morning treasure hunt: Click Here

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Photo: If you park your car after going the wrong way on Greenup Street but pay the meter, does that make it OK? Spotted on Monday afternoon at Roebling Point/RCN