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Week in Review: January 13-19

The River City News is your home for More Covington News Than Any Other Source. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or email us! Here is a look at some of the top stories from the previous week:

SUNDAY

BRITISH MAGAZINE: "NKU MORE INSPIRATIONAL THAN IVY LEAGUERS"

"Eat your heart out, Harvard. You're not as good as Northern Kentucky University." Click Here

FLYER DIVIDES KENTUCKY CITY OVER FAIRNESS ORDINANCE

"This is a nationwide agenda of the extreme gay rights agenda, trying to pave the way for gay marriage and other things like that.” Click Here

Taylor Mill Fire Chief to Retire this Year Click Here

162,000 Sign Up for Kentucky Health Care Exchange Click Here

Rick Robinson reviews PJ O'Rourke's new book Click Here

CRAIGSLIST AD SEEKS TO GET RID OF "VERY MEAN NINJA CAT"

"Very Mean Siamese Cat/Ninja" available at Cincinnati Craigslist:

"What makes me the most upset is my buddies (sic) $700 facial reconstruction I had to pay for when my cat went ape s**t on his head." Click Here

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SPORTSNorse end 3-game losing streak, dump Kennesaw State Click Here

Norse women suffer first conference loss Click Here

UK's sharp free throw shooting boosts Cats in victory over Tennessee Click Here

SATURDAY

RESIDENTS NEAR CAROLINE UNDERPASS COULD RETURN HOME BY END OF JANUARY

Residents forced to leave after the collapse of a wall at the Caroline Underpass could return home by the end of January: Click Here

 

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POLAR VORTEX RETURNING NEXT WEEK?

A second round of the Polar Vortex may have us all freezing again next week. Forecast: Click Here

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Woman goes from homeless to housed and reunites with young son Click Here

Alleged puppy mill busted up in Campbell Co., man jailed Click Here

University presidents: Time for Kentucky to renew commitment to higher education Click Here

Attorney General talks heroin, prescription drugs to Campbell Co. students Click Here

SHARK RAY EXPECTING AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

She's expecting!
A shark ray at the Newport Aquarium is the first of its kind to become pregnant in captivity. Click Here

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AN EXCLUSIVE FROM THE RIVER CITY NEWS

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with The River City News

Part One takes a look at his office's examination of the City of Covington's finances where the findings will be "significant":

COVINGTON: "We're talking about the fifth largest city in the state, a community known in every corner of the state. You have to have good government here."

"(The report) ...will also capture where the system broke down and how to fix it." Click Here

Part Two offers a closer look at Edelen's future political plans, his review of the CVG Airport Board, his thoughts on so much work being done by his office in Northern Kentucky, and more:

"Kentucky doesn't work without a dynamic Northern Kentucky and you can't have a dynamic region with public leadership failing to meet their obligations to the public." Click Here

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FRIDAY

BRIDGE OVER LICKING RIVER BETWEEN COVINGTON & NEWPORT COLLAPSED 160 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

160 years ago this week... a new suspension bridge connected Covington and Newport over the Licking River.

Weeks later, that bridge would be in the Licking River: Click Here

NKU's Chase College of Law launches Bruce Lunsford Academy Click Here

Mercer knocks off Norse at Bank of Kentucky Center Click Here

THURSDAY 

EFFORTS FOR & AGAINST PROPOSED UDF IN TAYLOR MILL LEAD TO 3-HOUR COMMISSION MEETING

What's all the fuss about a proposed United Dairy Farmers in Taylor Mill?

The issue led to three hours of discussion Wednesday night at the city building.
Should the city ban any new gas stations? Read the story and weigh in: Click Here

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Bill requires women seeking abortion to have face-to-face meeting with medical professional Click Here

"Sound of Music", a collaboration between The Carnegie & The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, is now open Click Here

Fallen Ft. Wright soldier to be remembered locally, at base Click Here

Kentucky leads nation in new business creation Click Here

DAYTON PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER PUSHES FOR NEW TENNIS COURTS IN CITY

A Physical Education teacher in Dayton, KY is pushing for new tennis courts in the city.
“These kids want more things to do, and more chances to have fun with each other outside the house.” Click Here

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NKY Hates Heroin presents check with money raised from collecting coins Click Here

Where do seniors fit in the new initiative called "my NKY"? Click Here

WEDNESDAY

BAMBERGER SEEKS TO WIN BACK SEAT ON COVINGTON CITY COMMISSION

Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger will run for a shot at returning to City Hall.

“Over the past few years, instead of addressing the important issues of our city, the current commission has drawn more attention for their lack of civility toward each other than for their accomplishments as the city’s governing body.” Click Here

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Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Morning View Click Here

Northern Kentucky Water District closed Ohio River intakes as chemical spill passed through area Click Here

NKU grad, local fire chief aid troubled fire departments in Africa Click Here

Covington Business Council, Urban Partnership name new board members Click Here

Bill that would restore voting rights for some felons passes Kentucky House committee Click Here

911 call centers to split $2.9 million in Kentucky Click Here

Arkansas shocks Kentucky on last-second dunk Click Here

TUESDAY

LATONIA MAN ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY FIRING SHOT IN THE AIR

A gunshot rang out on a Latonia street late Tuesday night, prompting a big response from police.
Now one man is in jail for shooting into the air: Click Here

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COVINGTON COP SHOOTER CONVICTED, GETS 60-YEAR RECOMMENDED SENTENCE

A Kenton County jury convicted a man who shot Covington Police, and then deliberated until nearly 11 p.m. before returning with a recommended sentence of 60 years: Click Here

Three new restaurants to open at Crestview Hills Town Center Click Here

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE CLOSES COVINGTON TRANSIT CENTER

All clear at the TANK Transit Center in Covington after a suspicious package forced its closure Tuesday. Click Here

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What will the next several years in Northern Kentucky look like? Vision 2015 launches "my NKY" campaign Click Here

Woman left in critical condition after being hit by car in Bellevue Click Here

Dude tries to rob Taylor Mill Subway but only gets hand slammed in register Click Here

Take the 10% Pledge: Support local food economy & farm families Click Here

Photos: Covington art gallery hosts first opening of new year Click Here

MONDAY

MIKE FINK LEAVES COVINGTON RIVERFRONT

It's the end of an era in Covington.

The Mike Fink floating restaurant left the city's riverfront Monday.
Photos at the link: Click Here

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MAN HITS COVINGTON CRUISER, CRASHES CAR, FLEES SCENE LEAVING INJURED SISTER BEHIND

A Covington Police cruiser was struck before a vehicle crashed into a retaining wall near Holmes High School this morning. The driver fled the scene, leaving his injured teenage sister behind. New details: Click Here

Brent Spence Bridge shut down after beer truck flips, spills Click Here

First graffiti artists respond to Covington's call on Licking River Click Here

Bromley picks replacement for council member who died Click Here

The River City News is your home for More Covington News Than Any Other Source. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or email us!

Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Sunrise in Independence on Thursday/RCN