Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer http://weku.fm en Democrats Cry Foul Over Northern Kentucky Event http://weku.fm/post/democrats-cry-foul-over-northern-kentucky-event <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20121009/NEWS010802/310090085/Democrats-cry-foul-over-chamber-event?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE">Democrats are crying foul after the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invited Republican Congressional candidate Thomas Massie to address its members without extending the same invitation to Democratic candidate Bill Adkins. “We think it’s a mistake, and we have called on them to reconsider,” said Kenton County Democratic Party Chairman Col Owens. By late Tuesday, the chamber began discussions with Adkins' camp.</a> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:56:24 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 34153 at http://weku.fm Community Leaders Stress Importance of Brent Spence Bridge Replacement http://weku.fm/post/community-leaders-stress-importance-brent-spence-bridge-replacement <p><a href="http://www.kypressnewsservice.com/view/story1.php?id=1348057316">In the most blunt call-to-action yet, community leaders said Tuesday that the 16-member Northern Kentucky state legislative delegation needs to show more leadership and political courage in Frankfort when it comes to replacing the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. “This needs to get done. It’s time for leadership. It’s time for strong leadership,” Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore said at the annual State of Northern Kentucky Address.</a> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:53:16 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 33140 at http://weku.fm Community Leaders Stress Importance of Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Track's Speedy Solution Impresses Race Fans http://weku.fm/post/tracks-speedy-solution-impresses-race-fans <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120630/NEWS0103/306300063">A steady stream of traffic</a> moved smoothly into the Kentucky Speedway all day Saturday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 &ndash; a sharp contrast to last year&rsquo;s inaugural race, where mismanaged and inadequate parking resulted in hours-long traffic jams that caused more than 10,000 fans to miss the race entirely. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 15:37:52 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 28939 at http://weku.fm Track's Speedy Solution Impresses Race Fans Business Leaders Head Brent Spence Replacement Project http://weku.fm/post/business-leaders-head-brent-spence-replacement-project <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120507/NEWS0103/305070029/Business-leaders-Bridge-can-t-wait">The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky</a> business community is taking the reins of the $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge replacement project, business leaders announced Monday. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy, and the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments have formed a coalition to fast-track the project and devise a way to pay for it. Tue, 08 May 2012 17:06:36 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 26130 at http://weku.fm Business Leaders Head Brent Spence Replacement Project Bridges Project Talks Tolls http://weku.fm/post/bridges-project-talks-tolls <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111230/BIZ/312300020/Toll-talk-rises-new-bridge?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">The possibility of using highway tolls</a> to pay for a Brent Spence Bridge replacement is once again being raised. Thursday, Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials announced a plan to jointly build and pay for a massive road project in Louisville that includes two new bridges across the Ohio River. Revenue from tolls is expected to generate up to $1.3 billion of the $2.6 billion price tag; the rest will come from state and federal funding. &ldquo;We believe the toll revenue bonds and the committed traditional funding together will see both of these bridges through to completion,&rdquo; Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said Thursday. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:10:26 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 18877 at http://weku.fm CVG Airport has Highest Airfare http://weku.fm/post/cvg-airport-has-highest-airfare <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111214/BIZ/312140098/CVG-airfare-2nd-highest-nation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky</a> International Airport once again has the dubious distinction of being among the priciest airports in the nation for passenger air travel. CVG and Memphis International Airport tied for the highest U.S. domestic air fares during the second quarter of 2011, according to new federal data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:57:49 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 18058 at http://weku.fm CVG Airport has Highest Airfare Covington Moves to Revitalize Riverfront http://weku.fm/post/covington-moves-revitalize-riverfront <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111205/NEWS0103/312050132/Covington-revitalize-riverfront?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|">As an $80 million entertainment,</a> residential and retail development takes shape on the northern shore of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Covington is also looking inward at what can be done to revitalize its own riverfront. Covington is moving forward with plans to develop city-owned property between the Roebling Suspension Bridge and Madison Avenue. Last week, the city sent out about 40 requests for proposals from developers. Now, it is seeking input from the community to help elected officials select a proposal early next year.</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:38:28 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 17488 at http://weku.fm New Development in Boone County http://weku.fm/post/new-development-boone-county <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111128/BIZ01/111290310">Hundreds of acres of virgin land</a> in northern Boone County soon will be opened up to new development, and officials envision an aviation-related industrial development that could provide a major economic boon to the region. A new road is under construction just south of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport that will provide access to more than 400 acres of land when it is completed next fall. The airport owns about half of that land and, in a major policy shift, plans to develop the site itself. The other half is owned by local attorney Paul Vesper, who also plans to develop the land. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 19:29:28 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 17075 at http://weku.fm Holiday Travelers Should Plan Ahead http://weku.fm/post/holiday-travelers-should-plan-ahead <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20111121/BIZ01/111220319&amp;Ref=AR">More than 66,000 passengers</a> are expected to travel through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday, and officials have one piece of advice: Plan ahead. Many airlines, including Delta Air Lines, allow passengers to check in online and print or download boarding passes. Some also allow flyers to check baggage online before leaving home. But holiday travelers should still arrive at the airport early: generally, at least an hour before takeoff. Flyers are strongly urged to double-check with their airline.</p><p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:30:13 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 16734 at http://weku.fm Cincinnati/Northern KY Airport Continues to Downsize http://weku.fm/post/cincinnatinorthern-ky-airport-continues-downsize <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111025/BIZ01/110260323/Studies-Should-CVG-terminals-come-down-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">As a downsized Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport </a>prepares to consolidate all passenger airline service into Terminal 3, it will study whether to keep the remaining two terminals - or tear them down. In June, the airpoirt launched a $31 million renovation that will bring all of its airlines under one roof in Terminal 3 by mid-2012. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:05:19 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 15074 at http://weku.fm Group Focuses on Ohio River as Freight Route http://weku.fm/post/group-focuses-ohio-river-freight-route <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20111012/BIZ01/110130331">Community and business leaders </a>are studying the Ohio River&#39;s future potential as a freight corridor, as they prepare for the waterway to play an increasingly important role in the region&#39;s economy with the coming expansion of the Panama Canal. The canal expansion is expected to dramatically increase the amount of freight coming through Greater Cincinnati over the next three decades, especially via road and rail. While its impact on the Ohio River is still unclear, community leaders and river businesses want to be prepared for new business opportunities that could come with an increase in river freight.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:59:38 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 14226 at http://weku.fm Few Quick Fixes For Brent Spence Bridge http://weku.fm/post/few-quick-fixes-brent-spence-bridge <p><a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110705/BIZ01/107060323/ "><strong>Reinstate emergency pull-over lanes</strong></a>. Reduce the speed limit. Ban trucks. Reroute traffic away from the bridge altogether. Less than two weeks after a stranded motorist was knocked to his death off the Brent Spence Bridge, the accident has revived a years-long debate about ways to make driving the span safer - now. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 16:24:15 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 7975 at http://weku.fm Speedway Race has Big Impact on N. KY http://weku.fm/post/speedway-race-has-big-impact-n-ky <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110625/NEWS0103/106260313/Speedway-race-could-150-million-impact "><strong>When the Kentucky Speedway was built in 1998,</strong></a> officials predicted it would dramatically change Gallatin County and have a huge economic impact on the state. A wave of development was expected to sweep through the area surrounding the speedway, transforming its rolling green hills. That never happened, chiefly because the speedway never received the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for which it was built. That race will finally come on July 9 - and some are again predicting a tidal wave of economic activity, especially in Gallatin County. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:43:24 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 7380 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Lobbyist Merges with Ohio Firm http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-lobbyist-merges-ohio-firm <p><a href="http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110612/NEWS0103/106130311">One of Northern Kentucky&#39;s top</a> lobbyists is joining forces with one of the region&#39;s top law firms. Marc Wilson&#39;s Commonwealth Capitol Group will merge with Cincinnati-based Taft Stettinius &amp; Hollister, they announced Friday. &quot;It&#39;s exciting, and I think it&#39;ll be a good partnership,&quot; said Wilson, 43, of Florence. Wilson will contract with Taft&#39;s Focused Capitol Solutions, an affiliate that provides government relations services to the law firm&#39;s clients. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:01:25 +0000 Amanda Van Benschoten, The Kentucky Enquirer 6275 at http://weku.fm