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11:37 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Environmental educators seeing green in NKY

An effort is underway to create an urban greenway from the mouth of the Licking River to the I-275 Loop.
Licking River Greenway and Trails

Green communities don't happen by accident. That's one of the messages Friday Kentucky environmental educators will discover  as they learn about and visit The Oxbow, The Civic Garden Center, LEED homes, Sanitation District 1 and the Licking River.

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Google Art Project
4:20 am
Fri June 21, 2013

How Google is 'street view' mapping local museums

A extremely high resolution camera takes more than 200 pictures to compile one gigapixel image.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

You've probably heard about Google's street view mapping, maybe you've even seen the cars driving around with giant, funny-looking rooftop cameras. Google is now taking that technology indoors here in Cincinnati.

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Highway construction
4:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

SB471 construction means downtown ramp closures and restrictions

471 construction ramp closing map
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

If you work in downtown Cincinnati and drive home in the evening on southbound 471 get ready for delays next week or select another route for your commute. 

Construction crews are ready to start work on resurfacing the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, bridge. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood said that will mean ramp closures and restrictions on the Ohio side of bridge starting Friday at 7 p.m.  Those this will continue through early August.

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Housing market
12:53 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky see 23rd straight month of rising home sales

The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors says the local housing market shows no signs of slowing down.  Home sales continued a trend of reaching a 6-year high each month this year.  They were up  18.8 percent in May compared to a year ago.  Sales last month were up 17.7 percent compared to April. 

The average selling price last month in the Cincinnati area was $175,750 versus $158,017 a year earlier, an 11.2 percent increase.

Paddlefest
8:25 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Sunrise Urban Float kicks off Paddle Fest

Kayakers put in near the base of the Suspension Bridge early Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Tri-state kayak enthusiasts gathered early Thursday for the Sunrise Urban Float.

"This is the most fun event for me because when Paddlefest starts we are all working it," Lynette Jolicoeur of Ft. Mitchell said. Jolicoeur , who runs Flying Olive Kayak Adventures, joins her friends here to paddle a while then go out to breakfast.

Brewster Rhoads said that many of these veteran kayakers serve on the 50-member volunteer water safety crew during the yearly Paddlefest event. Rhoads' organization Green Umbrella is one of the sponsors of the Paddlefest.

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