Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky Meetings are held on the
4th Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
The next meeting will be held on 10/23 at:

Holiday Inn Express
7905 Freedom Way
Florence, KY 41042

30

Sep
2014

Events for the next couple days!

Immigration:  How and Why Laws Matter–Erlanger
When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM 
Where:  Kenton County Library, Erlanger Branch 401 Kenton Lands Rd Erlanger, KY 41018
This is an Empower-U class and will feature several speakers Kenton County Sheriff, Chuck Korzenborn and Joyce Mucci from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).  Chuck Korzenborn, along with various members of his staff to explain the large influx of “unaccompanied youth” in the Covington school system. Prior to the 2014/15 school year, Covington, with a total enrollment of about 3,800 has 122 unaccompanied youth in pre-school and 270 in K-12, or about 10% of the school population. Joyce Mucci, will present a true immigration reform policy using the 7 principles that have been developed by FAIR.
Learn what problems this causes for the school system, the community and the students.  Written questions will be collected during presentations and our moderator for the evening Tyler Hull, Esq. will select questions for the panel of speakers.
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Flip the House Wine Tasting Event in Boone County
When:  Wednesday, October 1, Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Program begins at 6:30p.m – 7:30pm
Sponsored by Congressman Thomas Massie, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, and Pendleton Counties
A premier event sponsored by Northern Kentucky Republicans to help Flip the House supporting candidates Phil Moffett, Mark Hart, Ken Kearns, and Jenean Hampton. Join us for a wine tasting fundraiser at beautiful Verona Vineyards with keynote speaker Kentucky Ag Commissioner, James Comer. We also welcome special guest Senate Floor Leader, Damon Thayer. A minimum donation of $20 will include the tastings from Verona Vineyards in Southern Boone County. http://www.veronavineyards.com/drivingdirections.html 13815 Walton-Verona Rd, Verona, KY 41092 (859) 485-3544
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Campbell County Judge Ex. Candidates to Debate
When:  Wednesday, October 8, Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Program begins at 6:30p.m – 7:30pm
What:  Debate, Campbell County Fiscal Court Judge candidates Steve Pendery, Current Campbell County Judge Executive Ken Rechtin, Current Campbell County Commissioner
Where:  Wilder City Building, 520 Licking Pike, Wilder, KY 41071

2

Aug
2014

SD1 Gets Their 4.9% Rate Increase in Spite of Opposition

SD1 Increases Rates 4.9%

Northern Kentucky property owners saw a 4.9 percent jump in their sewer bills starting in July, 2014. All three fiscal court judge-executives - Boone's Gary Moore, Kenton's Steve Arlinghaus and Campbell's Steve Pendery - approved the rate increase, deciding it is necessary to keep SD1 on track (NKY sewer rates going up 4.9%, 2014). Initially they proposed a 5% increase which would have required the full fiscal courts to approve it (Does SD1 Need Another rate Increase?, 2014). Fearing a rate increase over 4.9 percent would not be approved, SD1 cleverly calculated down to the penny what would require only the approval from the three judge-executives.

The three judge-executives were unanimous in their approval in spite of most public comments made this year were against the rate increase, including disapproval from the city council in Independence. Members of the public pointed to fixed incomes for retirees, flat salaries and their own increasing costs of living.

"Everybody is picking at us," said Brenda Daulton, a retiree from Erlanger. "Pick on us anymore, and a lot of us will have to get part-time jobs (NKY sewer rates going up 4.9%, 2014)."

It’s worthy to note that Gary Moore (Boone) and Steve Pendery (Campbell) will be running for re-election for judge-executive of their respective county’s this fall. Steve Arlinghaus will not be on the ballot due to his loss to Kris Knochelmann in the Republican primary. Readers should keep this in mind at the ballot box this fall.

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26

Jul
2014

Use Your 2nd Vote!

2nd Vote

I recently purchase my first cell phone a few weeks ago and was inspired by one of Tom Wurtz’s articles to download the app 2nd Vote. Second Vote is an app that allows conservative consumers to know where their money is going when they are buying a product, eating at a restaurant, or supporting an organization. Organizations and interest groups that advocate for both conservative and liberal issues spend tremendous amounts of money each year to advance those causes. This money comes from individual donors, grants, and most importantly, corporate contributions. The idea is that we cast our first vote in elections every two years but our 2nd vote is cast when we spend our money for products and services that are then used for conservative or liberal causes. By using the scoring system assigned to the companies, a conservative can be assured their money is not being funneled to liberal causes for which they are opposed too. Needless to say it was the first app I downloaded to my new cell phone.

I frequently use 2nd Vote now when making choices about where I am going to spend my money. I’ve made the decision that I will not patronize any establishment that scores less than a “6” on the rating scale in the app. For example my girlfriend and I ate out the other night and we patronized Long John Silvers because they had the score of “6.” It gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that my money is not supporting a liberal agenda.

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19

Jul
2014

Debate a Setback for Tolling Proponents

The debate airing on KET June 30th, 2014 over the use of tolling to fund a new Brent Spence Bridge set tolling proponents back years and can be seen here. Covington Mayor Pro Tem and Commissioner Steve Frank and general counsel for the Toebben Companies Brian Ellerman presented the case against tolling as a funding mechanism in a debate with tolling proponents interim president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Brent Cooper and Covington Mayer Sherry Carran. In a stellar performance Steve Frank stole the show as he used facts and the opposition’s own information to refute the positions of tolling proponents! Go Steve Frank, go!

19

Jul
2014

The Rebranding of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC)

From NKAPC to Planning and Development Services of Kenton County

The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) has changed its name to Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS), which its leaders say more accurately describes what it does. According the Enquirer, the name change is the final step in an exhaustive “soul-searching” process begun in late 2011, after the Northern Kentucky Tea Party and the Homebuilders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) joined forces to try to dissolve the planning agency (Out with the old name for NKAPC, 2014). Although it’s questionable whether or not the name change or the reforms they have adopted will make the organization more efficient for the tax payer.

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