4:42 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Beshear names Luallen to succeed Abramson

Crit Luallen

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has chosen former state Auditor Crit Luallen to serve as his lieutenant governor in his final year in office.

Luallen will replace Jerry Abramson, the former longtime Louisville mayor who is stepping down as lieutenant governor to accept a job in President Barack Obama's administration.

She worked for several governors dating back to the 1970s, and rose through the ranks to become secretary of the executive cabinet in then-Gov. Paul Patton's administration.

Luallen said she quickly accepted Beshear’s invitation to be Lt. Governor.

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3:47 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Business climate rankings for Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana

State economic development directors have to love this kind of news. Site Selection Magazine is out with its 2014 Top State Business Climate Rankings and Ohio and Kentucky are in the top ten. Indiana is number 13.

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5:29 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Here's where the Devon Still jersey money is going

Devon asks his daughter Leah is she's "ready to get the cancer up out" of her.
Devon Still and Cincinnati Children's

Maybe you have joined the Saint's Sean Peyton and the Eagles' Chip Kelly in buying a $100 Devon Still jersey to support pediatric cancer research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Thursday, at the game, the Cincinnati Bengals will present a check from the jersey sales to the hospital for $1 million. Still's 4-year old daughter Leah is planning to see the presentation in person. She's well enough to travel.

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Cincinnati streetcar
2:48 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Streetcar operation funding plan ready to go?

Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

Six Cincinnati council members are signing on to a plan to pay for the costs of operating the city's streetcar system.  The proposal was introduced Wednesday during a press conference at city hall.  

It anticipates streetcar operations will cost the city about $4.2 million a year.

The funds will come from three sources including parking revenues from Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District.

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Reflux Disease
2:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Ring of beads proving successful in stopping reflux

This is the LINX device that is an apparent cure for reflux disease.
Ann Thompson WVXU

North College Hill's David Puckett knows what it's like to suffer from reflux disease. For five years he was on medicine to prevent mouthfuls of stomach juices from coming up and interfering with his daily life. He also had to watch what he ate and when he ate it.

Then David heard about a new device called LINX.

The titanium beads allow patients to swallow food but they tighten around the esophagus to prevent the acid from coming back up.  Here's how the outpatient procedure works:

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