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.

Democrats looking to recapture 62nd House district seat with challenger hand picked by Beshear

09/18/2014 08:25 AM

GEORGETOWN – The 62nd district House race features a young two-term Republican incumbent being challenged by a lifelong farmer who was hand picked to enter the race by Gov. Steve Beshear. Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, is being challenged by farmer and business owner Chuck Tackett, who is currently a magistrate on the Scott County fiscal court. The makeup of the district changed significantly during the 2013 redistricting process. It now encompasses most of Scott County, including part of downtown Georgetown,... Read more 

Many in northern Kentucky see Chris McDaniel's lieutenant governor candidacy as a potential boon for the region

09/13/2014 09:30 AM

Republicans have chance to do something in 2015 that hasn’t happened in 124 years, elect a lieutenant governor from northern Kentucky. Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer has chosen 23rd District Senator Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, as his running mate and that’s got the attention of many in the northern part of the state. Taylor Mill Mayor Dan Bell thinks having a northern Kentuckian in the states second highest office could lead to more investment in the region which, in turn, benefits the... Read more 

Beshear calls for state-owned properties to be tobacco-free

09/04/2014 04:00 PM

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday he signed an executive order stating that all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective November 20 – the day of the Great American Smokeout. The order means no cigarettes, tobacco products or e-cigarettes may be used in state-owned or leased buildings, in state-owned vehicles or on state property. The policy would impact 2,888 state-owned buildings and 568 other structures that the state leases. Beshear says that the tobacco ban will help with... Read more 

Kentucky along with 11 other states file suit against EPA on carbon regulations

09/03/2014 10:27 PM

ASHLAND — Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that they have joined 10 other states in filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency which in June proposed new regulations on carbon emissions. Conway and Morrisey appeared in Ashland on Thursday along with several eastern Kentucky lawmakers to announce the lawsuit and why the officials say the agency does not have the authority to regulate carbon emissions in the state. “The rules that have been proposed... Read more 

Former U.S. Senate candidate Gurley L. Martin dies at 90

09/02/2014 12:35 PM

Gurley L. Martin, who ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and again briefly in 2014, passed away on Friday at the age of 90. Martin, who served in the Army stateside during World War II and retired after 40 years from Union Carbide Chemical Corporation, got 2,850 votes in the 2010 U.S. Senate primary which was won by Rand Paul. On November 27, 2013, his 90th birthday, Martin filed to run again as a GOP... Read more 

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 

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