Wednesday, July 11 2012 7:05 AM EDT2012-07-11 11:05:51 GMT
The 911 call center in Covington which dispatches police, fire and ambulance services for the city is shutting down by the end of the year. People in need of emergency services will be redirected to theMore >>
The 911 call center in Covington which dispatches police, fire and ambulance services for the city is shutting down by the end of the year.More >>
Thursday, April 19 2012 11:07 PM EDT2012-04-20 03:07:25 GMT
A new fee attached to vehicle registrations may be coming to Kenton County. More >>
The Kenton County Fiscal Court is split over whether or not to pass an ordinance to change the way residents pay for emergency dispatch service.
Leaders split the vote 2-2 Tuesday night after hearing public comments from Kenton County residents and Duke Energy representatives.
Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus and Commissioner Jon Draud voted for the ordinance while Commissioners Beth Sewell and Kris Knochelmann voted against it.
The issue of funding is a developing problem as more and more people use cell phones instead of a land line. As a result the county is coming up short in fees to finance the new consolidated dispatch center in Independence.
Arlinghaus says county leaders looked at a number of funding options, and the public indicated that they would rather have a $6 a month fee on electric bills as opposed to a $35 added fee on vehicle registrations.
Arlinghaus seemed surprised by the decision.
"It just doesn't make any sense and I'm very disappointed. We've had this discussion, we've talked about this for the last few months and every time we talked about the electric fee there was no resistance," says Arlinghaus.
But Duke Energy spokesperson Blair Schroeder says it is unfair to expect a private company to perform a public service such as billing its customers for an un-related service.
"Ultimately we believe that this is an overreach of the county. We believe that this is something that they do not have the legal authority to pursue and we are prepared to continue to try to explore all avenues to make sure that we protect our customers and our right as a private business," says Schroeder.
Without a majority of yes or no votes, the commissioners will have the opportunity to vote again on the issue in the next two weeks.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:10:07 GMT
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Maybe you heard of the Kentucky juvenile justice worker who was accused of the rape and sodomy of a boy she was supposed to be counseling. What you didn't hear was that counselorMore >>
At the height of a budget crisis and service cutbacks in state government, a WAVE 3 News investigation found the state regularly pays employees not to work.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:09:16 GMT
HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A man shot and killed Monday in Ramsey, IN has been identified. Indiana State Police said an autopsy conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office found that Joe Johnson,More >>
Indiana State Police said an autopsy conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office found that Joe Johnson, 33, of Louisville died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.More >>