Headlines for Monday Morning September 10
160 workers evacuated from Covington food processing plant; No arrests yet but a reward is offered in possible Covington arson case; The Holmes High School Band played on even after its bus breaks down; These are your top headlines for Monday morning, September 10.
Workers evacuated after ammonia leak at South Covington food processing plant
Club Chef, a food processing plant in South Covington, suffered an ammonia leak Sunday forcing the evacuation of all its employees:
The company has provided the employees with water, food and tenting areas, with help from the Salvation Army. According to the company's website, Club Chef operates out of a 210,000 square foot facility and is open seven days a week - 24 hours a day.
Full story: WKRC
Possible arson case in Mainstrasse Village still under investigation
"We are looking into them as suspicious," Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said to The River City News about one vacant house fire in Mainstrasse Village and two similar instances in Botany Hills. "We do our arson investigations in consort with the fire department and as far as any resolve, there is no report on that. Obviously, we'll make attempts if there is any attempt to make a connection between any of them if possible." A vacant house on the 800 block of Philadelphia Street burned last Wednesday, five days after two similar fires on Lexington Street in Botany Hills. Covington Police and the Kentucky State Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. Call 1-800-27-ARSON with any information.
Holmes Band plays on after bus breaks down on way to Bourbon County
The Holmes High School marching band could not be stopped by bus troubles over the weekend. At the band's Facebook page, this message was posted:
Success was evident yesterday at even after the rocky start to the day. The band overcame a late start loading/leaving school, the transmission going out on the bus in Georgetown, having to walk down the side the highway to the nearest gas station/restaurant to get off the interstate, taking four vehicles to transport the band to Bourbon County HS (thank you to the parents and the Bourbon County folks for helping us out), and only having 8 minutes to change into uniforms. All this was BEFORE the band took the field for prelims. Most bands would have folded and been done but not our kids!!!They put out a solid effort in prelims and came in 3rd in the class. Having some time to relax and not rush around the band put on an even more stellar performance in the finals portion of the contest. The scores are up 4.25 from the start of last year!!!! We are off to a really good start.
This week we need ALL OF YOU to come to the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival at Campbell County and cheer on the band. The prelims performance time is 2:30pm and the contest takes place at Campbell County Middle School.
I just wanted to share a nice, feel good story with all of you. As most of you know I usually spend some time with the maintenance of the garden space at 19th & Jefferson. I hadn't had the opportunity to do much work there for the past three or four weeks and decided it was time to get to work. I did a little work yesterday and went back today to see if I could make a difference. The grass was very high, there were many weeds trying to take over everywhere and a lot of clean up was needed. I was a little overwhelmed but started by removing some of the larger weeds along the sidewalk. To my great surprise and delight I was greeted with an offer of help getting the grass in shape. One of the maintenance men (Wayne) from Glenn O Swing School was there with a lawn mower to cut the very high grass. He also said that he would help me clean up the debris, trim and use his blower to finish. I was speechless and very grateful. He was very polite and considerate and did the job to perfection. One of his fellow workers (Daryll) joined him to finish the work. It was a very pleasant surprise and most welcome. Both men were very willing to help in any way they could. I didn't take them long to get the job done. What a great way to make a difference in the neighborhood and create a lot of good will. Thank you Glenn O Swing School. -Peggy McAllister