Saturday, May 25 2013 3:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:56:48 GMT
The 2013 Taste of Cincinnati is set for Memorial Day Weekend. On Wednesday, organizers will announce the 2013 Best of Taste winners from local restaurants, the entertainment schedule and more details. TheFull Story >
The 35th edition of the Taste of Cincinnati kicked off Saturday. Local restaurants ladle up the food, fun and festivities over Memorial Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from noon to midnight, and Monday, May 27, from noon to 9 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:30:04 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
FOX19'S JESSICA BROWN TALKS WITH MELISSA SCALIA ABOUT MACY'S SPRING AND SUMMER TRENDSFull Story >
(RNN) - All around the world Saturday, people of Irish descent - and those who claim it on this day - are raising pilsner glasses-full of Guinness to celebrate their heritage on a special day: St. Patrick's Day.
It's a day when the luck of the Irish is abound.
"If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick's Day, you get what you want very much but haven't wished for," goes a famous quote by Irish author Patricia Lynch.
Signs that say, "Kiss me, I'm Irish" will be on full display. Streets will be lined by people in shamrock green garb.
Chicago and Savannah, GA, turn their rivers and fountains green for the occasion. Boston and New York will hold the two largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country. As far South as Argentina at the end of the populated Earth, Irish music will liven up pubs.
The message is simple: Everyone, regardless of his or her background, can take pride in a rich history and culture.
Here's a look at St. Patrick's Day by the numbers:
14: Age of St. Patrick when he was kidnapped from Scotland and sent to Ireland to be a slave herder.
40: Number of years St. Patrick - the patron saint of Ireland - preached Christianity in the country.
17: Day that St. Patrick died in March of 461. Thus, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on this date every year. Next year, March 17 will fall on a Sunday.
3-4: Leaves on a shamrock. The traditional shamrock has three leaves and was used by St. Patrick to teach about the Holy Trinity. A shamrock with four leaves is considered a sign of luck.
2: Cities named "Shamrock" in the U.S., located in Texas and Oklahoma. The shamrock is Ireland's official flower.
4.5 million: Population of Ireland.
1845: Year of the Great Potato Famine, which sent many Irish fleeing to America.
36.9 million: U.S. residents with Irish ancestry.
1762: Year of the first St. Patrick's Day parade in America.
3: Ingredients in the infamous Irish car bomb: Irish stout (Guinness), whiskey (Jameson) and creme (Baileys).
100: Countries where Guinness is available for purchase, half of which brew the famous Irish stout.
10 million: Glasses of Guinness consumed every day.
1.8 billion: Pints of Guinness sold every year.
13 million: Pints of Guinness consumed on St. Patrick's Day.
1740: Year Jameson Irish whiskey was born.
220 million: Liters of milk per year used to make the fresh cream in Bailey's; 38,000 dairy cows produce the milk on 1,500 farms, primarily on Ireland's East coast.
180: Countries where Baileys is sold.
50: Percent of spirits exported from Ireland with the Baileys label.
2,300: Glasses of Baileys enjoyed every minute around the world.
2.3 billion: Pounds of cabbage produced in the U.S. in 2009. Served with corned beef, cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.
4: Times the word "may" is used in the old Irish Blessing: "May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Copyright 2011 and 2012 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved. Sources: The History Channel, National Geographic News, Catholic Online, Guinness, Jameson Whiskey and Baileys.
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:45:34 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >