911 http://wvxu.org en Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help http://wvxu.org/post/verizon-users-can-now-text-911-emergency-help <p>Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help in Hamilton County.</p><p>The county Department of Communications says texted messages for help should only be used if someone is hearing or speech impaired or if you're unable to make a voice call like in the case of a home invasion.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:13:34 +0000 Tana Weingartner 24428 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County offering to merge 911 services with Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-offering-merge-911-services-cincinnati <p>While Cincinnati City Council looks into its emergency communications operations following a recent television news investigation, Hamilton County is offering one possible solution.</p><p>Commissioners Wednesday approved a resolution supporting a joint city/county emergency communications center.</p><p>Commissioner Greg Hartmann says this is a great opportunity for shared services.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:17:41 +0000 Tana Weingartner 13155 at http://wvxu.org Higher Kenton County tax bill causes confusion http://wvxu.org/post/higher-kenton-county-tax-bill-causes-confusion <P align=left>More then 100 angry property owners called the Kenton County tax office today, upset about an new fee on their bill. The Judge Executive scheduled a news conference to clear up any confusion.</P> <P align=left>Kenton County property tax bills went out over the weekend and residents noticed a new&nbsp;$85 fee. It's to pay for the consolidated county dispatch center that now includes Covington. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:43:53 +0000 Ann Thompson 4567 at http://wvxu.org Higher Kenton County tax bill causes confusion