Cincinnati has officially launched its new car-sharing service that city officials say will give residents and commuters an alternative to driving a personal vehicle. Mayor Mark Mallory says six of the Zipcars will be available--two at Garfield Place and Race Street, two at The Banks and two in Over-the-Rhine.
"This is a opportunity for people to not own a car, if they choose not to do that, because they can go online and sign up for a membership to Zipcar," said Mallory.
Gateway Community and Technical College has unveiled its master plan for its Urban Campus in downtown Covington. Along with new construction, it calls for adapting nine existing properties that will form the nucleus of the new campus. It'll cover a six-block area from 4th to 7th Streets and from Greenup to Madison.
Kentucky's Governor was in Florence Thursday morning for what Northern Kentucky Tri-ED called a major economic announcement. Gov. Steve Beshear announced an expansion of the L'Oreal manufacturing plant .
This summer it was reported that L'Oreal would invest 42 million dollars at the New Buffington Road facility, nearly doubling the size of the plant and creating 200 jobs. The expansion hinged on tax incentives from Kentucky.
L'Oreal makes hair care products at that location. It is one of six manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
Hamilton County Commissioners are hammering out the 2013 budget. Lone democrat Todd Portune released his proposal today/yesterday. Key to his 5-year plan is generating extra funds through a state provision allowing counties with land banks to issue securities based on expected tax revenues.
"While the use of this vehicle is limited to counties that are land bank counties, nowhere in the legislation, and nowhere have I found, are the use of the proceeds limited to just land bank activities," he says.