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.

Matt Bevin still weighing options, leaving door open for GOP gubernatorial run

01/25/2015 03:13 PM

MAYSVILLE — Louisville businessman and and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is still deciding whether he will enter the gubernatorial primary. Bevin attended the Buffalo Trace Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner in Maysville on Saturday where he heard speeches from three GOP gubernatorial candidates already committed to the race — state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Bevin said that he attended Saturday’s dinner as a voter, wanting to hear... Read more 

ACT and SAT scores to be optional as part of Transylvania's admissions process

01/21/2015 07:00 AM

LEXINGTON — Students who are applying for admission to Transylvania University will soon have the option of not submitting ACT or SAT scores as part of their application. Beginning with the fall 2016 admissions cycle, Transylvania will become the first Kentucky school from the U.S. News and World Report’s top 100 liberal arts colleges to implement the new system, which is becoming increasingly popular with colleges and universities around the country. More than 800 institutions have adopted the test-scores-optional admissions policy. “We recognize... Read more 

New Kenton Co. judge-exec. looking forward to even more growth

01/18/2015 10:31 AM

COVINGTON – Kris Knochelmann, who took over last week as Kenton County’s new judge-executive, is facing challenges ranging from a new makeup of the Kenton County Airport Board to finding a way to fund the Brent Spence Bridge which linking his county with Ohio. Knochelmann, who has served as a county commissioner the past 8 years, defeated Republican incumbent Steve Arlinghaus in the primary and was unopposed in the general election. One of the things the new judge-executive faces is... Read more 

Former Rep. Alicia Webb-Edgington following 2015 races; doesn't rule out future run for office

01/13/2015 04:29 PM

ERLANGER — Former state representative and 2012 Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Alicia Webb-Edgington believes that a Republican can win the Kentucky governor’s race in 2015 but still believes that more may enter the race. Webb-Edgington, who was a panelist at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce General Assembly Preview in Erlanger on Tuesday, says both Hal Heiner and James Comer are strong candidates but she expects more to possibly enter the race, especially on the democratic side. “I think there’s been some... Read more 

Kelley Paul promotes book about female bonding; says decision on Rand's presidential run a 'hard decision to make'

01/08/2015 03:53 PM

As U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, contemplates a potential bid for the White House in 2016 Kelley Paul is touring Kentucky promoting her book about the female bond from grandmothers, mothers, sisters and friends. Kelley Paul was in Lexington on Thursday speaking to the Women Republicans of Central Kentucky, promoting her new book, “True and Constant Friends”, which contains essays about inspiring women. As she travels the state promoting her book, the first thing she’s asked about is her husband running... Read more 

Senate's 2015 heroin bill clears committee heads to full Senate

01/08/2015 07:36 AM

The Kentucky Senate’s bill designed to curb heroin abuse in the state took a first step on Wednesday as Senate Bill 5 passed unanimously out of the Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Wednesday. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, addresses treatment and rehabilitation for addicts while punishing dealers with harsher sentences. It also calls for providing medical personnel and first responders with the drug Naloxone, which can immediately reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. “It... Read more 

Heroin overdose treatment kits to be provided to patients at 3 Kentucky hospitals

01/06/2015 08:27 PM

FRANKFORT — Three Kentucky hospitals with the highest rates of heroin overdose deaths will soon be provided with heroin overdose reversal kits in an effort to save lives. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and First Lady Jane Beshear, announced Tuesday in Frankfort that $105,000 will be provided by the Substance Treatment Advisory Committee (SATAC), created by Gov. Beshear by executive order, to purchase approximately 2,000 Naloxone Rescue kits for the University of Louisville Hospital, University of Kentucky Hospital... Read more 

Snodgrass ending term as longest serving clerk in Campbell County history

12/23/2014 05:57 PM

NEWPORT — It’s the end of an era in Campbell County as Jack Snodgrass ends his reign as Campbell County clerk at the end of the year after serving six terms in office. The 70-year-old Snodgrass, who was first elected in November of 1989 after successfully running his family’s beer business for 17 years, is the longest serving clerk in county history. The Democrat continued to get elected, even at a time when most of the county tilted conservative. During his tenure, Snodgrass... Read more 

Making no excuses: Covington elementary school excels regardless of economics

12/23/2014 10:12 AM

COVINGTON — Rarely does a school which has 90 percent free and reduced lunch rate achieve a distinguished rating in Kentucky’s Unbridled Learning for All Assessment and Accountability System, but Glenn O. Swing Elementary in Covington did just that for the 2013-2014 school year as its students finished in the 99th percentile on state tests. The 451-student school saw its scores jump 21.7 points from the previous year, the highest jump among northern Kentucky schools and the 11th highest in... Read more 

Gov. Beshear says costs for new Brent Spence Bridge will escalate the longer the project is delayed

12/22/2014 06:32 PM

COVINGTON — Gov. Steve Beshear warned northern Kentucky business leaders that delaying the start of the new Brent Spence Bridge project will cost taxpayers $7 million more a month. Beshear, who spoke Monday at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Covington, told chamber members that the costs rise sharply due to inflation each month the project is delayed. “At $84 million a year, waiting five years to address congestion and safety adds over $400 million to the cost of that... Read more 

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