Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Counties Stop Contributions to Mental Health Provider http://weku.fm/post/counties-stop-contributions-mental-health-provider <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120605/NEWS01/306050110/Boone-Kenton-cease-NorthKey-contributions">Two Northern Kentucky counties</a> have decided to stop giving funds to a major mental health service provider. The Boone County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday night to cease funding for NorthKey Community Care for the 2013 Fiscal Year that begins on July 1. NorthKey has 18 locations throughout Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton Counties, including an inpatient hospital for children. It provides mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability services. Earlier, Kenton Fiscal Court also pulled its NorthKey funding. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:10:48 +0000 Mark Hansel, The Kentucky Enquirer & Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 27610 at http://weku.fm Library Receives Rare World War I Books http://weku.fm/post/library-receives-rare-world-war-i-books <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120109/NEWS0103/301090186/Covington-library-gets-rare-WWI-books?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">As the 100th anniversary </a>of the start of World War I approaches, historians and genealogists will soon be able to use a rare series of books at the Kenton County Public Library system&rsquo;s Covington branch. Compiled by Charles F. Horne in 1923, the hard-bound books with the Legion emblem embossed on the cover are known as a definitive collection providing details of the causes and various armed conflicts of World War I, said Dave Schroeder, executive director of the Kenton County Public Library system.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:12:30 +0000 Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 19643 at http://weku.fm Library Receives Rare World War I Books Northern Kentucky Kids' Teeth at Risk http://weku.fm/post/northern-kentucky-kids-teeth-risk <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111127/NEWS0103/111270308">In recent years, Northern Kentucky health officials have encountered</a> more children with cavities in a state known for some of the worst teeth in the nation. To combat this, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is partnering with 11 local dentists to offer free dental screenings and provide affordable dental sealant and fluoride varnish to children in Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties.</p><p> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:49:07 +0000 Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 16953 at http://weku.fm Northern Kentucky Kids' Teeth at Risk Is Kenton Co Smoking Ban Repeal Ahead? http://weku.fm/post/kenton-co-smoking-ban-repeal-ahead <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110820/EDIT03/108210355">Four months after Kenton County became the first Northern Kentucky county</a> to ban smoking inside most public establishments, the initial furor has died down, but neither side is satisfied. Enforcement issues, exemptions and the lack of uniform rules with neighboring communities raise the question of whether a community can effectively ban smoking on its own. With Campbell and Boone counties allowing smoking and Ohio having a state ban, Kenton County&#39;s ban has struggled to succeed and remains in the cross hairs of those opposed to it. Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:50:28 +0000 Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 10945 at http://weku.fm Petitioning Against a Tax in Northern KY http://weku.fm/post/petitioning-against-tax-northern-ky <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110808/NEWS0103/108090315/NKAPC-petition-filed?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|">Nearly 25,000 signatures of people who want to repeal </a>the tax that funds the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission were submitted to the Kenton County Clerk&#39;s office Monday. Twelve bankers&#39; boxes containing 24,698 signatures were handed over to deputy clerks, as about 20 people looked on. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:16:27 +0000 Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 10183 at http://weku.fm Ky. 16 Gets Long Sought Rehab http://weku.fm/post/ky-16-gets-long-sought-rehab <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110529/NEWS0103/105300304/Ky-16-get-long-sought-rehab-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">After nearly 20 years of planning</a>, the state is transforming the two-lane Ky. 16 that runs through much of Kenton County into a wider, more direct route that officials say will improve safety for thousands of daily commuters and trigger major development. The reconstruction is Ky. 16&#39;s first since its 1935 opening. Mon, 30 May 2011 12:26:50 +0000 Cindy Schroeder, Kentucky Enquirer 5030 at http://weku.fm