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Ethics Commission dismisses complaints against Bevin over purchase of Anchorage home

Gov. Matt Bevin was unanimously cleared Thursday of complaints that he violated state ethics. (Photo from Kentucky Today) By TOM LATEK Kentucky Today The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has dismissed two complaints against Gov. Matt Bevin, saying they contained nothing that would suggest Kentucky’s top-elected official had violated state ethics laws. Kathryn Gabhart, the commission’s executive...

Beshear, other state AGs ask U.S. education officials to work with them on campus sex assault protections

Attorney General Andy Beshear is among a group of state AGs asking federal education officials to work with them before rolling back protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. According to a July 19 letter from the 20 AGs, the U.S. Department of Education’s current guidance reaffirms the obligation of colleges and universities to protect survivors of sexual assault. Attorney...

Devou Golf & Event Center officially open for business after grand opening celebration

The Devou Golf & Event Center is open for business. The City of Covington, Devou Park Advisory Committee (DPAC), Devou Properties, Inc., and Devou Property Management Company, LLC celebrated the grand opening of the Devou Golf & Event Center. The opening ceremony was emceed by WCPO Channel 9 News Anchor Katherine Nero and included speeches from Devou Property Management Company, LLC General...

EGC transforms old garage in Ft. Mitchell for the Redfields’ new Camporosso Wood Fired Pizzeria

EGC recently completed the renovation of a dilapidated 90-year-old building, transforming it into Camporosso Wood Fired Pizza, an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. The building — before The building today Before the 2,437 square foot building, located in the heart of Fort Mitchell became home to Camporosso, it was a gas station and mechanics garage for many years, operated by the Korzenborn family....

U.S. Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor discovered during surgery to remove blood clot

NKyTribune staff U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sen. McCain The tumor, described by doctors as a glioblastoma, was discovered when Sen. McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot July 14, at the Mayo Clinic. Doctors say the tumor was associated with the blood clot. McCain was the Republican Presidential nominee in 2008. At the request of Sen. McCain and...

Covington to celebrate Grand Opening of new Devou Golf & Event Center today at 5 p.m. with tours

The City of Covington will celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Devou Golf & Event Center at 5 p.m. There will be a program and official ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The City of Covington joins the Devou Park Advisory Committee (DPAC), Devou Properties, Inc., and Devou Management Company, LLC in celebratting the grand opening. At the ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to tour...

Leadership Northern Kentucky class’ Unlock the Block Music Fest to ‘activate community virbrancy’

If you haven’t heard about the Unlock the Block Music Fest, you’re about to. It happens on July 22nd, in the heart of Latonia, a Covington community. Join the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2017 for the inaugural music fest created to activate community vibrancy and potential in Northern Kentucky! Latonia was chosen as the site for the family friendly event because of its potential,...

Kenton Commonwealth Attorney Sanders represents Kentucky at national best practices meeting

Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders recently joined prosecutorial leaders from 23 states for the tenth national best practices meeting in Minneapolis, led by the Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence (PCE). Prosecutors from across the country attended the Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence best practices meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month. Kenton Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders...

Covington chooses David Johnston for city manager position; brings 20 years experience to job

The Covington Board of Commissioners voted to appoint David Johnston as Covington’s next City Manager at its meeting Tuesday night. Johnston (provided photo) Johnston will receive a salary of $140,000 annually and will start no later than August, 21. Johnston has 20 years of experience as a government manager, having served as the City Manager for the City of Maple Valley, Washington, Village Administrator...

Beshear prohibited from running for governor if he decides to launch Bevin investigation, panel says

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear could investigate Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and avoid a conflict of interest, but only if he doesn’t run for governor or support anyone else who does, according to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. Otherwise, Beshear would have to refer any probe of his political adversary to an outside investigative agency over which he...

Inaugural Cinema in the Cemetery series kicks off August 4 at Linden Grove with ‘The Lego Movie’

The Covington Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with The Friends of Peaselburg Neighborhood Association, Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum and the Center for Great Neighborhoods to host Cinema in the Cemetery on Friday, August 4 starting at dusk. Cinema in the Cemetery is a series of three movie screenings shown during the months of August, September and October. The family-friendly...

Two men convicted of sexual assault of minors in Kenton County get long prison sentences

NKyTribune Staff Two men convicted in separate incidents  involving sexual assault against minors will serve long prison terms after being sentenced in Kenton County earlier this month. Robbie Whaley of Elsmere was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after he was convicted of multiple sexual assault counts and was identified as a Persistent Felony Offender. Alphie Compton...

Former UK great from Bear Bryant era, NFL superstar, Babe Parilli dies at 87 in Denver

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today One of the University of Kentucky’s all-time great quarterbacks died on Saturday after a bout with cancer. Vito “Babe” Parilli, who played for UK during the Bear Bryant era, passed away in Denver. He was 87. The New England Patriots organization announced his death. Parilli played for the Patriots from 1961-67. His pro football career also included stints with...

KyCIR: Fugitive Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric Conn’s latest trick: Turning flight risk into reality

By Eleanor Klibanoff Kentucky Center for Investiogative Reporting Eric Conn, eastern Kentucky’s infamous fraudster, has been running from the law for over a month now. Facing up to 12 years in prison, Conn sliced off his ankle bracelet, dumped it onto I-75 and — depending on who you believe — hightailed it to a country that’s difficult to extradite from, perhaps Cuba or Ecuador or Thailand. For...

Cordovas – the Nashville band you “need to know” — performing at Southgate House on Saturday

With a new album set for an August release, the Nashville-based band Cordovas will be making a stop in Northern Kentucky to perform at Newport’s Southgate House with Chris Knight on Saturday at 9 p.m. The band – which includes Joe Firstman on bass and vocals, Jon Loyd on keyboard and vocals, Lucca Soria on guitar and vocals, and Graham Spillman on drums and vocals – has earned high praise...