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Week in Review: July 29 - August 4

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

STORY & PHOTOS: NATION'S POLITICAL EYES FALL ON SMALL KENTUCKY CITY

The River City News goes to Fancy Farm, Kentucky for the most unique political rally you'll ever know. Check out the story and tons of photos from this Kentucky-centric annual event -- at the link: Click Here

SATURDAY

LINCOLN-GRANT REDEVELOPMENT PLANS, FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENTS TOP COVINGTON COMMISSION AGENDA

Plans for the Lincoln Grant Building in the Eastside may include the development of a Scholar House Program. Details on what that is, plus a preview of Tuesday's city commission meeting (that includes the retirements of four firefighters) -- at the link! Click Here

EXCLUSIVE COVINGTON SCHOOLS ADD SPANISH SPEAKING STAFF & OTHER SCHOOL BOARD NOTES

With roughly 200 Spanish-speaking students expected to be enrolled in Covington Independent Public Schools next year, the school board has added two positions (and may need to add more) to accommodate. STORY: Click Here

FT. MITCHELL BANK ROBBER ARRESTED, RETIRED COVINGTON DETECTIVE MAKES BUST

The man accused of robbing a Ft. Mitchell bank (allegedly because he owed his heroin dealer money) is behind bars after being arrested by a retired Covington detective now with that city's police force. STORY: Click Here

UPTECH ANNOUNCES SECOND CLASS OF START-UP BUSINESSES TO START IN COVINGTON

Meet the eight new start-up companies that will begin their growth Downtown on Pike Street! Click Here

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NEW REPORT: 875,000 KENTUCKIANS TO SEE CUTS TO FOOD ASSISTANCE BENEFITS IN FALL

875,000 Kentuckians will see cuts to food assistance benefits this fall, a new report says. STORY: Click Here

PHOTOS: WORLD'S LONGEST YARD SALE RUNS THROUGH COVINGTON

The World's Longest Yard Sale ran through Covington from Thursday to Sunday. See photos: Click Here

FRIDAY

LANDOR TO BRAND COVINGTON, PENDING COMMISSION APPROVAL

The city is about to undergo a new "branding" strategy and a contract may be awarded Tuesday to the same firm that brought us 2012's C+V=G campaign. Details -- at the link: Click Here

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MAN SHOT IN COVINGTON

A man was hospitalized after a gunshot wound to the chest. Click Here

EXCLUSIVE GRAYSON: COVINGTON COMMISSION MUST MAKE GOOD FAITH EFFORT TOWARD CIVILITY

"I think we should all give the Covington City Commission a round of applause. They're all sitting together tonight." Former KY Sec. of State Trey Grayson has some advice for the Covington City Commission. Story -- at the link: Click Here

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER IN COVINGTON HONORED

The first African-American police officer in Covington will be honored tonight as the Old Timers festival kicks off in the city's Eastside. Click Here

COVINGTON STUDENTS CREATE "LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES"

Covington students turn old newspaper bins into "Little Free Libraries". Details: Click Here

DOWNTOWN MEN'S SHOP JOINS AGENCY'S EFFORTS TO DRESS GUYS FOR INTERVIEWS, JOBS

Covington's flow - a shop for men partners with the Brighton Center to grow the agency's "Well Suited" program that helps men dress professionally for jobs and interviews. Click Here

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REPORT: ENQUIRER LAYS OFF WRITERS, CLOSES NKY NEWSROOM

Report: Cincinnati Enquirer closes Kentucky office, lays off more reporters. Click Here

THURSDAY

EXCLUSIVE CHARITY EVENT THAT UPSET NEIGHBORS WILL SEEK PROPER PERMISSION

Organizers of the charity event that drew complaints from neighbors over crowds, cars, and portable toilets appeared at last night's School Board meeting to seek proper permission to continue. What was said -- at the link: Click Here

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COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET TO BEGIN ACCEPTING WIC

The Covington Farmers Market will begin accepting WIC from low-income families. Click Here

KENTUCKY LAMPOONED IN "DAILY SHOW" SEGMENT

Did you catch The Daily Show Wednesday night? State Sen. Damon Thayer was part of a segment that lampooned Kentucky. Watch the cringe-worthy video at the link: Click Here

COVINGTON ROAD RESURFACING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR AUGUST

Covington announces schedule for road resurfacing projects in August (Updated with info on Southern & Latonia Avenues). Details at the link: Click Here

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FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY

One more event for free school supplies in Covington. Details: Click Here

AS BREASTFEEDING WEEK BEGINS, A LOOK AT IT IN KENTUCKY

Did you know that August 1 - 7 is World Breatsfeeding Week? A look at breastfeeding issues in Kentucky -- at the link: Click Here

EXCLUSIVE BELLEVUE BUSINESSES TALK EVENT, FAIRFIELD AVENUE

Take a trip down Bellevue's Fairfield Avenue, courtesy of RCN contributor Jessie Stringfield. Click Here

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LUDLOW SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CITIZENS ACADEMY

City of Ludlow seeks applicants for its Citizens Academy. Details: Click Here

WEDNESDAY

EXCLUSIVE TO PRISON: MAN WHO STOLE FROM KENTON CO. CITY, MAN WHO HID HEROIN IN REAR-END

Meet the man who thought it was a good idea to show up at the Kenton Co. Jail with heroin hidden in his rear-end; Plus, man robs Kenton Co. city where his own grandfather is mayor (and that's not all he did). STORY: Click Here

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EXCLUSIVE CHARITY EVENT'S SIZE UPSETS COVINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD

Leftover trash, port-a-potties in front of newly built homes, cars parked on sidewalks, and hundreds of people lining up for free stuff creates tension between a Covington neighborhood and a local charity -- which may need to attain proper permitting. Click Here

FULL SPECTRUM, COVINGTON'S FALL ARTS PROGRAM, ANNOUNCED

So much art! Check out what's on the schedule for you, your friends, and your family as the City prepares to kick off Full Spectrum, two months of artsy awesomeness: Click Here

TUESDAY

WILLIAMS QUALIFIED TO REMAIN ON COVINGTON COMMISSION, ATTORNEY GENERAL DETERMINES

Covington City Commissioner Michelle Williams can remain in office, Attorney General determines. Details: Click Here

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FIRE DESTROYS SOUTH COVINGTON HOME

Fire destroys a South Covington home late Monday night. Story & Photos at the link: Click Here

INDICTED: GRAND JURY REPORT

Who faces felony charges in Kenton County? See the list from the latest Grand Jury report -- at the link: Click Here

PHOTOS: NEWLY RENOVATED HOMES IN BELLEVUE

A house destroyed by fire just a year and a half ago gets a big face lift thanks to @Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky (HONK). See before & after pics of that one as well as photos from inside the neighboring home, both newly renovated in Bellevue. Click Here

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS RETURN TO COVINGTON

Covington to become a canvas for public art by international artists The London Police. What are they going to do? Details: Click Here

NERLENS NOEL LOOKING FORWARD, STAYING POSITIVE AFTER DRAFT BY 76ERS

What is Nerlens Noel up to? He was back in Kentucky this week and says he's focusing on the positive. Story by KYForward.com's Jon Hale -- at the link: Click Here

MONDAY

MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF ROBBING FT. WRIGHT WALMART, ATTACKING GUARDS

If you get caught trying to steal $42 worth of merchandise from the Walmart, you do yourself no favors by biting and punching security guards and then fleeing the scene. STORY: Click Here

8 PEOPLE DISPLACED AFTER FIRE CAUSES $100,000 IN DAMAGES AT NEWPORT HOME

8 people are displaced after fire causes $100,000 to their home, a blaze fought by crews from Newport, Covington, Bellevue-Dayton, Ft. Thomas, and Southgate. Click Here

NKU GRADUATES GET BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT, REPORT SAYS

Some bragging rights for graduates of Northern Kentucky University: "The report concludes that, on average, NKU alumni earn more than graduates from other Kentucky schools." STORY: Click Here

AMAZON ADDING JOBS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY, ELSEWHERE

Jobs! Amazon is adding thousands of positions including some at its location in Hebron. Details: Click Here

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NEARLY $1.3 MILLION MADE AVAILABLE TO HELP UNEMPLOYED IN KENTUCKY

Good news for the unemployed in Kentucky: Click Here

WOMAN OFFERS SEXUAL FAVORS TO KENTUCKY STATE TROOPER TO AVOID DUI CHARGE

Kentucky woman arrested after offering sexual favors to a state trooper to avoid a DUI charge. Details: Click Here

FEMALE BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCH IN COVINGTON

Female business leaders from across Kentucky attended a special lunch in Covington: Click Here

WHAT'S COVINGTON SELLING ON CRAIGSLIST? EVERYTHING IN THE APARTMENT & MORE

It's time for our Monday morning treasure hunt, "What's Covington Selling on Craigslist?". What did we find today? Check it out: Click Here

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