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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 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 

Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

08/26/2014 01:46 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick Storm was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

Louisville Councilwoman Attica Scott on unrest in Ferguson and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul

08/23/2014 08:15 AM

LOUISVILLE — Democratic Louisville Metro Councilwoman, Attica Scott, says the conversations on race and the American justice system around the country need to be happening and people like U.S. Sen. Rand Paul have a responsibility to have those conversations too. Scott traveled to Ferguson, Missouri last weekend to take part in peaceful protests after 18-year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police. “It’s actually scary,” Scott said describing how she and other protestors were met after curfew with smoke... 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 

Kentucky's early childhood education system leaves lots to be desired, but advocates say progress is being made

08/11/2014 10:07 PM

As children around the state go back to school educators will begin assessing how much remedial work is needed to begin teaching new skills, but for some Kindergarteners who start off behind the learning curve remedial education may be a constant. “The readiness results have come back showing that just under 50 percent of our entering Kindergarteners are well prepared for success in elementary school. So we have some work to do” said Brigette Ramsey, the associate executive director of... Read more 

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