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A Northern Kentucky revitalization agency is just the third in Greater Cincinnati to earn a federal financing certification.

Development Services Manager Tara Ford says the Catalytic Fund is now a Community Development Financing Institution (CDFI).

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With plenty of rain and snow this week, area rivers are expected to rise quickly.

And it won't have anything to do with the rising temperatures expected this weekend and next week, according to a National Weather Service hydrologist.

Julie Reed with the National Weather Service in Wilmington says the Ohio River should crest at 52 feet at Maysville, Kentucky on Saturday.  Flood stage there is 50 feet.

“The city of Maysville is protected by a flood wall at pretty high levels," Reed says.  "The flood stage tends to effect areas in and around Maysville.

Legislators listening to concerns about time spent on standardized tests

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If you talk to a school student, a teacher or a parent these days, you are likely to hear one complaint loud and clear: there is too much testing under new federal education standards. Lawmakers are also hearing that message. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on what they are doing about it.

U.S. Embassy, Seoul, South Korea

Mark Lippert, the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and a Cincinnati native, tweeted out this morning that he is "doing well" after being slashed on the right cheek by a blade-wielding man at an event this morning in Seoul.

NPR reported a State Department spokesperson saying that Lippert, a native of Mariemont, was in a hospital in Seoul and that his wound was not life-threatening.

Provided / Cincinnati Museum Center

A world-famous archeologist who will speak in Cincinnati this week says learning about the past can lead to a good future.  Egyptologist Zahi Hawass says that's why it's important to keep uncovering history. 

He is among the archeologists and historians worldwide disturbed by the reports of ISIS fighters smashing antiquities at a museum in Mosul last week.

“We need to stand against all these terrorists.  The people who smash the monuments in Iraq, and in Syria, and in Libya,'' he says. "They are destroying our heritage."