Northern Kentucky

Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.

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Feb
2013

The NKY Water District Waterboarding

Members of the Northern Kentucky Tea Party movement took a close look at some of the numbers behind the Northern Kentucky Water District’s proposed 25 percent rate hike for 2011 and they didn’t like what they saw. Chair massages for district employees and $35,000 worth of water bottles are some examples of spending the organization says it didn't want to see passed on to the water utility’s 80,000 customers in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties (Tea party questions NKY Water District spending, 2010).

Tea Party members and others became incensed during an October public hearing during which Northern Kentucky Water officials, who attended the gathering at Thomas More College, were not allowed under state rules to detail their rationale for needing the significant increase.

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Feb
2013

"Unlimited Power Corrupts The Possessor"-William Pitt

Port Authority Power Grab

I just read the "A bold plan to fund new Brent Spence" article in the November 10, 2012 Kentucky Enquirer. They are promoting letting he Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and the Northern Kentucky Port Authority take over the responsibility for the Brent Spence Bridge replacement. Important parts of this article are:

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27

Feb
2013

No Tolls for New Mississippi River Bridge

The new St. Louis Interstate 70 Bridge is under construction across the Mississippi River between St. Clair County, Illinois and the city of St. Louis, Missouri.  The structure will relieve traffic on nearby bridges, most importantly the Poplar Street Bridge, which carries I-55, I-64, I-70, and US 40.

Ground was broken on April 19, 2010.  In 2012, both the Missouri and Illinois approaches were under construction.  Completion is scheduled for 2014.

The funding of the bridge project was debated by the Illinois and Missouri governments.  After receiving the Federal grant, Illinois pushed to start as soon as possible, but Missouri said it had more pressing highway projects to work on.  Missouri transportation officials proposed to privatize the bridge, which would have allowed a private company to charge tolls in return for building, operating, and maintaining the bridge for up to 99 years.  Illinois officials and several St. Louis congressmen demanded a toll-free crossing and this was ratified by an agreement signed February 28, 2008, by the Missouri and Illinois governors.

27

Feb
2013

Kenton County No Tolls Resolution

I attended Tuesday's Kenton Fiscal Court meeting and spoke when they asked for comments from the public.  What impressed me during this meeting is Steve Arlinghaus' comments on how tolls will hurt Northern Kentucky and in particular Kenton County.  He stated it will be less attractive for people in Ohio to come to Northern Kentucky to shop, dine, etc..  Also, Northern Kentucky will lose a lot of
its luster as a bedroom community for people who work in Ohio.  This will lower the demand for Northern Kentucky housing and depress our housing prices.  A comment was made that an Ohio elected official was boasting that tolling will cause Ohio to pickup businesses at Northern Kentucky's expense.  In addition to Ohio, I am sure many in Louisville and Lexington want tolls in Northern Kentucky because they view us as an economic competitor.  That maybe why State Representative Overly is trying to pass House Bill 456 to facilitate tolling.

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Feb
2013

Kenton Tea Meeting Location Change

To accommodate the expected large crowds to hear Mr. Joe Kalil, Boone County Constable and Owner, Defensive Handgun Training talk to us about the 2nd Amendment / Guns / Gun Control / Active Shooter Incidents / "Assault Rifles" /Freedom / Liberty / Constitution this weeks meeting location is changing.  Bring your family and your children to learn about our Constitution.

When: 6:00PM, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Where:  Kenton Library, Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY