Wednesday, September 26 2012 11:12 PM EDT2012-09-27 03:12:53 GMT
If you live in Covington and call 911 for an ambulance or cop, starting this weekend your call will be going to the county's dispatch center in Independence. The City of Covington decided not to fundMore >>
If you live in Covington and call 911 for an ambulance or cop, starting this weekend your call will be going to the county's dispatch center in Independence.More >>
Tuesday, July 24 2012 9:37 PM EDT2012-07-25 01:37:23 GMT
Kenton County leaders are holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss changing the way residents pay for 911 service. The Kenton County Fiscal Court may vote to put 911 services on utility bills sinceMore >>
Kenton County leaders are holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss changing the way residents pay for 911 service.More >>
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 >>
KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
Last month, the 911 dispatch center in Covington closed because the city was not able to afford the maintenance and operation of the center. It was moved to the county's center in Independence, based in the Kenton County Police building.
The move created controversy due to the way it is funded. The first funding plan was to add $35 to every vehicle registered in Kenton County. It was determined the plan wouldn't be fair for those with more than one vehicle. The next plan was to add $6 a month to residents' Duke Energy bill, but Duke Energy opposed that idea. The final plan was to put an additional $85 tax for everyone who owns a parcel of property in the county.
There are still numerous cities being serviced by the 911 center in Erlanger, including Bromley, Ludlow, Park Hills, Ft. Wright, Fort Mitchell, Lakeside Park, Crescent Springs, Villa Hills, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Elsmere and Erlanger.
"There are many attorneys who do not believe what the county's done does not pass legal mustard," said the Mayor of Erlanger, Thomas Rouse. "And somebody needs to file a lawsuit."
Tuesday night, Erlanger officials met to talk about whether they should be the ones to file the suit. "All the cities on the west side of the county have been paying the county to dispatch Taylor Mill and Independence and the unincorporated county through their general fund payments so all they've done is increase taxes by $85 and have made it stick out like a sore thumb," Rouse said.
All county residents who have land line telephones have been paying $4.25 per month, some for the old Covington center, some for the Kenton County center and some for the Erlanger center. "We know for a fact, over a five year period, if we combine centers and have one center instead of the two we have today, we know that we can save the residents of Kenton County $4.5 million," said Steve Arlinghaus, Kenton County's Judge Executive and the man ultimately responsible for making the decision on the issue.
"Erlanger's interested in the residents of their city and every community is as well. But from my perspective I've got 160,000 residents who all reside in Kenton County and I have to look at the best interest for all of them," he said.
Monday, May 20 2013 1:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:10:55 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two men are dead after a pair of bizarre accidents. The first slowed traffic way down on i-64 at the Watterson Expressway for several hours. It happened just after 1:30 SundayMore >>
The dead include a man who was pinned between two vehicles after getting out of his SUV to inspect damage from a previous accident. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:41:18 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A motorcyclist has died after a crash in the Fern Creek area Sunday afternoon According to MetroSafe, the crash was reported on South Hurstbourne Parkway between Hames Trace andMore >>
According to MetroSafe, the crash between the motorcycle and an SUV was reported on South Hurstbourne Parkway between Hames Trace and Bardstown Road at 5:11 p.m.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>