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Transportation
3:49 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

KY Governor promises work on Brent Spence rehab

KY Gov. Steve Beshear addresses the NKY Chamber of Commerce.
Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The governors of Ohio and Kentucky plan to meet early next year to talk about replacing the Brent Spence Bridge. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says they're going to try to find a way to get the project moving.  He says any more delays will be costly.

Using a 3 percent inflation figure from the Federal Highway Administration, Beshear says continued delays will add about $7 million per month to the construction price tag.  “Folks, that’s $84 million a year,” he says.

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Local News
2:26 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Appeals court denies Hunter's motion to stay out of jail

Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

The Ohio First District Court of Appeals has turned down suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter's motion to stay out of jail while she appeals her criminal conviction.

Presiding Judge Penelope Cunningham signed the entry denying Hunter's motion Monday morning.

Hunter was convicted in October of a felony count of unlawful interest in a public contract. She was sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation. The jury couldn't reach a verdict on eight other felony charges against her.

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Sewer district
1:52 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Cincinnati/Hamilton County pledge to improve MSD relationship

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann said they are committed to fixing the broken relationship between the city and county concerning the Metropolitan Sewer District.  Both spoke after an hour long meeting Monday at City Hall.  

Hartmann said for MSD to be successful, the county has to have a coordinated approach with the city.

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Environment
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Can I recycle this? Here's a holiday recycling check list

Workers sort paper at Rumpke's recycling facility .
Credit Emily Wendler / WVXU

As you're gathering up all the wrapping paper and bows from Christmas, Hanukah, and any other celebration this holiday season, here's a check list to help answer the question: Can I recycle this?

Rumpke expects to see a 25 percent increase in the amount of waste and recycling placed at the curb because of holiday giving. While many holiday items can be recycled, many can damage recycling equipment or contaminate materials used by manufacturers to make new things.

Holiday items that can be recycled:

Packaging:

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Politics
8:11 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: The Jeb Bush Factor

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik about what a Jeb Bush candidacy would mean for Ohio Gov. John Kasich and other potential GOP presidential candidates.

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