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4:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Poll: Raise Kentucky's dropout age

A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Kentucky parents favor raising the dropout age to 18 years old.

Currently, students can drop out of school at 16 with a parent’s permission. But Governor Steve Beshear has pushed to change that.

A poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows that 85 percent of parents agree with the governor and would like to see the age raised to 18.

The poll surveyed 1,000 parents in Kentucky.

Local News
11:00 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Crowd forming (slowly) for Cincinnati council race

Slowly but surely, the 2013 race for Cincinnati City Council – the first in which council members will be elected for four years terms – is taking shape.


Not that there is any hurry. The filing deadline for council candidates is not until August.
 

But the city’s three political parties – and the candidates themselves – can’t wait that long to get campaigns up and running.
 

A Cincinnati City Council election is a non-partisan election – meaning that no party designations appear on the ballot next to candidates’ names.
 

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Inside Pitch
2:17 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Northern Kentucky legislators want citizen input

All sixteen state senators and representatives from the Northern Kentucky area are inviting citizens to a Feb. 2 meeting in Erlanger to hear what issues they want the Kentucky legislature to deal with this year.

The Northern Kentucky Legislation Caucus meeting will run from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Erlanger City Building, 505 Commonwealth Avenue.

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Health
12:21 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Flu hospitalizations level off in Ohio

The number of Ohioans being hospitalized due to influenza has leveled off over the past week. That’s the word from the state health department.

"We have 586 new flu associated hospitalizations this week.  That's very similar to the 584 that were reported last week," said department spokeswoman Tess Pollock.  "It's too early, however, to say if the peak has passed or if it's a temporary plateau, so we'll just continue to monitor the flu activity throughout Ohio."

Health
10:39 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Lightning could be source of headaches, migraines

from Wikimedia Commons

If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines. 

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

The study looked at chronic headache sufferers.  There are a number of ways lightning might be a  trigger.

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