The chalk-off contest is this weekend during the Maifest festival. Here is Bret Schulte creating the FOX19 logo!
The chalk-off contest is this weekend during the Maifest festival. Here is Bret Schulte creating the FOX19 logo!
The finished product
The finished product

What. A. Week.
Thank goodness it's Friday!

Meteorologist Katy Morgan is the bearer of even more good news for you on this last day of the work week...a beautiful forecast! She's saying it's a treat repeat of yesterday with plenty of sunshine, light winds and temperatures a little warmer. We can expect to look for highs around 80 degrees this afternoon. Catch Katy and Frank all morning long starting at 4 a.m. for weather updates and your seven-day forecast.

If you plan on driving in Ohio today, you really need to watch your speed and pay attention (not that you don't already). It's "All-Out Day" for the Ohio Highway State Patrol, which means  1,400+ troopers will be out on the roadways. Dan Wells will be live starting at 4:30 this morning with more information to help you avoid hefty traffic tickets and fines.

The tri-state is taking another job hit as Kerry Flavor Systems is announcing today that it will be closing its doors in Hamilton County by the end of this year. Rob Williams and Sheila Gray will have more on this story beginning at 5 a.m.

If you watch FOX19 or visit our website, you probably know that all of us here at the station hold the Think Pink campaign close to our hearts. Last night, a local expectant mother who is battling breast cancer was honored at Blinkers Tavern in Covington. Misty Porter, who is currently in her second trimester of pregnancy, was diagnosed with second stage breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemo. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Misty and her family, and we encourage you to visit Misty's blog to follow her tough but inspiring journey.

In support of Misty and everyone who has been impacted by cancer, Think Pink with us and wear pink to work, school, or wherever the wind takes you today!

Good news for Facebook junkies: starting today, regular investors can now buy stock in the company for $38/share! The stock will begin trading on the NASDAQ this morning, with the ticker symbol of "FB". Tune-in at 6 a.m. for more information!

If you're trying to make plans for this weekend, you won't have to look very far! Several festivals including the 33rd annual Mainstrasse Maifest, the Smale Riverfront Park opening, Germania and much more! Jennifer Grove will have more details all morning long on the FOX19 Morning News!

I'm pretty sure Brad Underwood has been practicing for his grilling day ever since he found out about the morning grill-off challenge. All week long he's been talking about marinades, spices and doing practice runs for his spicy chicken...you can check Brad out at 8:15 to see if he lives up to the hype!

I hope everyone of you has a wonderful weekend and I look forward to bombarding you with my morning headlines on Monday! :)