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.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport looks to reinvent after loss of Delta hub

07/11/2014 04:41 PM

HEBRON – The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has seen two thirds of its passenger flights disappear over the past nine years due to airline company mergers and deregulation. For years, Delta operated a major hub out of CVG which brought in over 600 flights a day which brought millions of passengers passing through the airport annually as well as thousands of jobs to the Northern Kentucky area. Many companies located to the region because of the number of non-stop Delta... Read more 

Clark Co. promotes positive future for newborns with program aimed at parents

06/27/2014 05:52 PM

WINCHESTER – Kentucky officials are using a healthcare program to focus on the very youngest in the state in an effort to promote better outcomes and save money in the long run. For parents around the state who are expecting a new baby or in some cases, already have an infant, the Health Access Nurturing Development Services program, also known as HANDS, offers help to families as they build healthy and safe environments for the development of their children. The... Read more 

Sufferers of medical conditions argue legalizing medical cannabis would improve quality of life

06/18/2014 04:02 PM

The benefits of passing legislation to permit the legal use of medical marijuana in Kentucky would outweigh the challenges, according to a group of Kentuckians asking lawmakers for help Wednesday. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Several testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare Wednesday, trying to gain support for Kentucky to be the 23rd state to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes with the argument that it would... Read more 

Former Erlanger city councilman first to announce run for Ky. secretary of state in 2015

06/11/2014 10:15 AM

ERLANGER – A former Erlanger city councilman, Steve Knipper, has become the first to announce his candidacy in next spring’s Republican primary for secretary of state. Knipper, who served one term on Erlanger City Council from 2010 to 2012, is a project manager for Catholic Health Initiatives — known now as Kentucky One — the largest health provider in Kentucky. “I spoke with a number of elected officials and business leaders in Kentucky before making my decision,” Knipper said in... Read more 

With Northern Ky.'s bridge, airport and heroin worries, Grayson's newest gig could be his toughest yet

06/03/2014 10:45 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — In his new role as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Trey Grayson will be asked to help navigate the region through tricky problems with the airport, job creation and a heroin problem that has threatened the area. Grayson, the former Kentucky secretary of state, returns to Northern Kentucky from a more than three year stint as director of the Harvard Institute of Politics at a time when the region is looking to replace 1,600... Read more 

Trey Grayson commits to lead Northern Ky. Chamber for at least 5 years before considering political run

06/02/2014 08:22 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who was officially introduced as the next Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president Monday, says he will spend at least five years in that job before even considering another political run. Grayson officially takes over the chamber on July 1. Grayson, who served as secretary of state from 2004 to 2011, spent the last three years as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Grayson told Pure Politics that... Read more 

Elsmere residents rally to bring bus service back to area after hardships and safety concerns

05/29/2014 08:33 PM

ELSMERE – After 13 years of no public bus service in the heart of their city, Elsmere residents are hopeful that buses will once again make stops near them. Currently, the only bus stops in the city are on on Dixie Highway, which is up to two miles away for many of the cities residents. Elsmere resident Serena Owen has collected more than 500 signatures on a petition that she presented to Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) officials requesting that they... Read more 

Trey Grayson returns home to lead Northern Kentucky Chamber

05/22/2014 10:07 AM

FORT MITCHELL – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is coming home to Northern Kentucky to become president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The 42-year-old Grayson recently resigned as director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, a job he had held since 2011. He is scheduled to begin his new position on July 1. “This is the perfect job for me to come home to,” said Grayson. “The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been the most important... Read more 

Knochelmann ousts Arlinghaus in judge-executive race in Kenton County

05/20/2014 10:12 PM

FLORENCE — Kenton County Commissioner Kris Knochelmann defeated Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus 7,113 votes to 6,078 while the incumbent Republican judge-executives in Boone and Campbell counties won. Since there is no Democrat running, Knochelmann will become the judge-executive-elect. Knochelmann ran on the platform of better leadership in the county and called attention to the spending practices of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Board, which is being investigated by State Auditor Adam Edelen. Knochelmann says that he will provide the leadership that he talked... Read more 

Boone County judge-executive candidates finally trade jabs face to face

05/15/2014 03:30 PM

BURLINGTON – Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore and challenger Matt Dedden finally exchanged jabs in person for the first time on Thursday night at a debate sponsored by the Boone County Republican Party. Dedden, a current Boone County commissioner, had been a no-show at previous debates including one last month sponsored by the Northern Kentucky business PAC. Dedden explained to the more than 100 people in attendance his reasons for skipping previous meetings. He said he had problems both with the Kentucky... Read more