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The Bank of Kentucky
11:56 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Bank of Kentucky being purchased by BB&T

The largest bank in Northern Kentucky has agreed to be acquired by BB&T Corporation. The Bank of Kentucky announced Monday it's signed an agreement under which BB&T, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will buy it in a cash and stock deal worth about $363 million.  The acquisition will establish a new banking region for BB&T that encompasses Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the possibility that Ohio's Rob Portman may make a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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Tracie Hunter
6:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Seating a jury in the Tracie Hunter trial

Tracie Hunter at a court hearing this summer.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Hamilton County prosecutors and Tracie Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett II will begin picking a jury Monday.

The suspended juvenile court judge has been indicted on nine counts including tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office. She's accused of misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents.

On July 15, 2014 Judge Norbert Nadel refused to dismiss the charges. Bennett asked the judge for a change of venue. Nadel said he would consider it only if a jury couldn't be seated.

Bennett says his client is not guilty

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Hamilton County Commission
4:57 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Should county be concerned about drones?

Maybe you've seen them flying around at big events... and certainly there's been plenty of talk in the media about drones becoming more accessible to regular people.

Hamilton County Commissioners will get an update on possible concerns Monday from first responders.

Michael Hartzler is director of the Greater Cincinnati Fusion Center, an emergency response agency.

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Public Utilities
4:52 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Public hearings on Duke Energy plan

Four local hearings on Duke Energy's proposed electric security plan are planned for this week.

An ESP is a rate plan for the supply and pricing of electric generation service. The current rates run through the end of May.

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