Thursday, May 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:41:54 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:26:07 GMT
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges. Police say Shyon Clark, 28, engaged in sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Copyright 2013 WXIX.Full Story >
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:23 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:23:52 GMT
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County. Police say Stephen Wyler, 26, seriously injured a child in October of last year. He is charged with felonious assault and two countsFull Story >
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County.Full Story >
KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
The 911 call center in Covington that dispatches police, fire and ambulance services for the city is shutting down by the end of the year.
Those in need of emergency services will be redirected to the county's center in Independence. It's a process that has been ongoing for months but still hasn't settled on a funding mechanism.
Kenton is the only county in Kentucky with more than one call center for emergencies. Currently the center in Covington provides service for its residents. The county's center based at the Kenton County Police site in Independence provides services for rural Kenton County as well as Taylor Mill and Independence. Erlanger's center provides dispatch services for the rest of the county including Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Lakeside Park, Villa Hills, Park Hills, Ludlow, Bromley, Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Elsmere and Erlanger.
FOX19's Dave Culbreth sat down and asked the county's Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus some questions.
Dave Culbreth: You originally wanted to fund the center with a $35 fee to be added to all vehicle registrations in the county, why did that change?
Steve Arlinghaus: Well, Dave, we looked at a number of options, about a dozen total. And we looked at different, various ways as to what would be the most economical and fairest way to try to spread that cost to reach every resident of Kenton County. Our poll that we did clearly indicated that the public was far greater in support of putting a $6 a month fee on our electric bills as opposed to a $35 fee on vehicles.
DC: The cost of that, though, adds up to $72 a year, whereas the vehicle fee was $35?
SA: Right, but the average homeowners have two and a half cars. So, if you do the math that just kinda breaks down and it's more economical. Plus the fact that on a monthly bill, on an electric meter is just a $6 a month charge which is more palatable than a one time fee of $35 or $70 or $105 for vehicles.
DC: Some people will say, why don't you just take it out of something else, cut something, don't charge us anymore. What's your answer to that?
SA: Well, people can say cut, cut, cut all day long and we've done a lot of cutting. I've made some cuts, I've made some reductions, I've trimmed a lot of areas where I thought it was waste and I was able to balance that budget and actually we came in under budget over $3,000,000.
When asked why the fee isn't added on the water or sanitation bill, Arlinghaus said that many people live in rural areas in the county and don't get public water, they bring their own water to their homes. When asked about putting it on the cable television bill, he said that many people have satellite dishes or just antennas. When asked about putting it on property taxes, he said that it wouldn't be equitable because many people rent and they wouldn't be contributing their fair share.
The issue will be voted on again at 9 a.m. on July 24.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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