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Kenny Price Memorial Highway
4:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Section of Northern Kentucky highway being named for local country music legend

Boone County, Kentucky native Kenny Price
Provided/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Boone County native and country music entertainer Kenny Price is being honored Saturday when a section of US 42, from I-75 to KY 237, will be dedicated in his name--The Kenny Price Memorial Highway.

The Florence native was a singer, songwriter and actor nicknamed the "Round Mound of Sound" (Price weighed close to 300 pounds for most of his career).  He charted 34 singles between 1966 and 1980, including "The Sheriff of Boone County," a top-ten song on the charts in 1970.

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Homeless
6:39 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Compromise for the homeless courthouse campout

Sheriff Jim Neil announced his three-phase approach outside the courthouse
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Hamilton County Sheriff is rolling out a three phase approach to combating what has been a continuing problem at county buildings, and especially the courthouse, dozens of homeless people sleeping and defecating on the property.

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Scott Eaton
1:20 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

NKU says former athletic director stole $300,000

Former NKU Athletic Director Scott Eaton
Credit NKU

Investigators now have a better idea of how much money a former NKU Athletic Director allegedly stole.

Scott Eaton was fired in March for having inappropriate relationships with four university employees and a student. The university suspected he diverted school funds for personal reasons and had an accounting firm investigate.

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Public safety
3:38 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Cincinnati Council opposes "Stand Your Ground"

"Stand Your Ground" press conference at City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council is now on the record opposing a plan to bring “Stand Your Ground” legislation to Ohio.  

It became the focal point of Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident in Florida.  A jury found the neighborhood watch volunteer not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Martin.  

Democratic State Representative Alicia Reece said during a press conference Ohio doesn’t need such a law.

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Local News
11:45 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Mann: Time to change the mayoral election system

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Tuesday's mayoral primary election, with its record low turnout of 5.68 percent, has convinced former mayor and congressman David Mann that Cincinnati needs a new way of electing its mayor.

Mann, who is now running for city council with Democratic and Charter Committee endorsements, said that if he is elected, he will introduce a charter amendment that will replace the direct election of the mayor system that has been in place since 2001.

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