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Some N. Ky. cities mull merging services

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Some officials in northern Kentucky are exploring the possibility of merging some government services.

Merger experts spoke at a forum Tuesday night at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington about the economic benefits and challenges that merging governments and services can pose.

Northern Kentucky University history professor Paul Tenkotte spoke about the history of the area and why there are so many cities in Campbell County, which has 15, and Kenton County, which has 18.

Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier said the rising cost of pensions has many cities looking for ways to save money and that could mean merging services.

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