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11:08 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Kenton County says no to tolls

Transportation officials say there are no structural concerns, but the Brent Spence is functionally obsolete. It handles 172,000 vehicles per day.
Michael Keating

After hearing from residents opposed to using tolls to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project,  the Kenton County Fiscal Court has passed a resolution expressing its opposition as well. Tuesday night's vote was unanimous. 

"Someone mentioned earlier, back in the '50's, we were able to build an interstate highway system.  Now we can't even build one bridge that is of national significance; and certainly that ought to be a highest priority for our federal government,"  said Commissioner Jon Draud.

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City parking
11:49 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Cincinnati manager releases parking plan, details major development project

Cincinnati’s City Manager has laid out a plan to let a public/private partnership lease and operate some the city’s parking garages and all the city’s parking meters.  

Now City Council has to decide whether to approve it.  

The city would partner with the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority and four other companies to operate the system.  

City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. addressed the issue of parking rate Tuesday during a presentation to Council’s Budget and Finance Committee.

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Fire safety
8:37 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Law would change smoke detectors for Cincy rentals

Cincinnati firefighter holding photoelectric smoke detector
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council could soon pass an ordinance requiring most city landlords to replace the smoke detectors in their rental units.  

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld are holding a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the proposed legislation.  

It would require all rental properties in the city to be equipped with photoelectric smoke detectors.  Sittenfeld said estimates show 90 percent of all households right now have an ionization detector.

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Entertainment
7:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Parking Plan announced for Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino customers will be able to park for free from six at night to six in the morning when the casino opens March 5th. 

In a release, the casino says you can also park for free on weekends.  Weekday parking will be free for guests who play slots or table games for 30 minutes or an hour of poker or spend at least $25 in a restaurant or gift shop.  Otherwise hourly rates will cost from a dollar for the first hour to a daily maximum of 14 dollars.  Hotel shuttles will also be available.

Wilmington Air Park
4:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Wilmington ramps up marketing of its Air Park

The Wilmington Air Park is open for business.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 


Officials running the Wilmington Air Park say they have reason to be optimistic as they ramp up marketing efforts to fill the still mostly vacant space.  

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