About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work.

Northern Kentucky Chamber says poor voter turnout in region is responsible for lack of attention

08/31/2014 08:41 AM

COVINGTON – One thing that has plagued Northern Kentucky during recent elections has been low voter turnout and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is looking to change that by partnering with groups to get more area voters to the polls. During the recent May primary, Boone County had the second lowest turnout rate in the state with 16.94 percent going to the polls while Kenton County and Campbell County weren’t much better with Kenton at 17.85 percent and Campbell coming... Read more 

Rep. Adam Koenig expects legislation concerning makeup of CVG board in 2015

08/29/2014 04:41 PM

COVINGTON – A Northern Kentucky legislator expects that there will be legislation passed during the 2015 session which would change the makeup of the Kenton County Airport Board, the entity responsible for running the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Earlier this month, State Auditor Adam Edelen called for a complete overhaul of the governance structure of the Kenton County Airport Board to end what he called “decades of waste and abuse.” After the nine-month examination of the CVG board, Edelen called for... Read more 

Northern Ky. rural residents concerned that sewage pipeline will disrupt their way of life

08/28/2014 07:03 PM

CAMP SPRINGS — Many people who live in rural farm areas do so because they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In doing so, they sacrifice some conveniences and infrastructure that people in the city enjoy. However, residents of one rural community in Northern Kentucky, Camp Springs in Campbell County, are looking at the possibility that infrastructure from neighboring communities invading their tranquil valley. Sanitation District 1, the agency responsible for the collection and... Read more 

KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

08/26/2014 05:33 PM

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school. The KSU Board of Regents named Burse to take over as interim president of Kentucky State University on July 1 after the retirement of Mary Evans Sias. Burse, previously served as president at KSU from 1982 to 1989. Later, he was an executive at General Electric for 17 years before retiring from that company in 2012. However,... Read more 

How one drug might be the answer to Kentucky's heroin problem

08/21/2014 08:00 PM

Kentucky state legislators Thursday heard how the drug Vivitrol, a non-opiate injectable, is used in Ohio to treat people addicted to heroin and pain killers. Those addicts who qualify for the program are allowed to take the drug as part of the court process, instead of going to jail. Hocking County Ohio Municipal Judge, Fred Moses, runs a Vivitrol Drug Court. He told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary that only those people who are on probation and... Read more 

Auditor Edelen calls for overhaul of CVG airport board as part of investigation findings

08/19/2014 04:38 PM

HEBRON — State Auditor Adam Edelen is calling for a complete overhaul of the governance structure of the Kenton County Airport Board, which runs the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, to end what he calls decades of waste and abuse. Edelen, who was in Northern Kentucky on Tuesday to release the results of a special nine-month examination of the CVG board, called for the state legislature to revise statutes that would change the makeup of the boards voting members. There are currently... Read more 

City of Florence seeks to tackle Heroin epidemic head on with own drug task force

08/19/2014 09:49 AM

FLORENCE – Drug task force units are usually reserved for police departments in larger cities like Louisville, Lexington and Covington. This leaves most smaller cities relying on regional multi-agency task forces to help in the fight against drug crimes. One Northern Kentucky city wants to change all of that. The population of Florence is just over 31,000 – that’s less people than the capacity at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. But, as Florence is growing, so is... Read more 

Northern Kentucky hospital sees rise in ER Medicaid visits while overall usage is down

08/15/2014 05:43 PM

EDGEWOOD – Since the Affordable Care Act and Kentucky’s expanded Medicaid program went into effect, some Kentucky hospitals have reported an increase in emergency room usage for non-emergency cases. Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, for one, has reported a 12 percent increase in emergency room usage. But, that’s not the case everywhere. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Northern Kentucky has seen emergency room usage slightly down at four of their five area hospitals. “Here in Northern Kentucky, through St. Elizabeth Physicians, we’ve... Read more 

Students in Ft. Thomas to get more choices for lunch as district opts out of federal lunch program

08/12/2014 06:32 PM

FT. THOMAS – As fewer students are purchasing their lunch at schools around the United States because of federally mandated food options, one northern Kentucky school district is opting out of the regulations in the hopes that students will begin purchasing their lunch at school again. According to the National Nutrition Association, 1 million fewer students nationwide are buying school lunches which means less money for school districts. Many believe that federal restrictions placed on what types of foods that school districts... Read more 

McConnell kicks off coal country tour poking fun at Clinton visit and talking coal jobs

08/07/2014 03:06 PM

CORBIN – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began his two-day, 10 county, Team Mitch Coal Country Bus Tour on Thursday morning in Corbin with a message of influence being at Kentucky’s aide when it comes to the coal industry. McConnell chose to poke fun at former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned with Grimes Wednesday in Hazard, Kentucky. The senator, who has been in Washington nearly 30 years, told the crowd he has a long history with the Clintons and of beating... Read more 

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