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Recent Articles by Brian
Ky. mask mandate could face legal challenge as governor, AG spar on pandemic measures
The mandate is legally in effect, but a judge could soon decide if it'll stay that way.
Brian Planalp and
Published July 10, 2020 at 9:44 PM
Police ID crash fatality in Thursday’s Middletown motorcycle chase
The chase happened after police got word the driver was involved in drug trafficking.
Published July 10, 2020 at 4:58 PM
Beshear says return to ‘old normal’ possible if Kentuckians follow mask mandate
“I actually believe if we can follow the mask mandate, we can do a lot of the things we are not doing right now."
Published July 10, 2020 at 3:51 PM
Beshear announces 30-day statewide mask mandate for Kentucky: Read it here
Businesses or restaurants that do not enforce the order could face “significant consequences.”
Published July 9, 2020 at 10:20 PM
Clermont Co. upgraded to Level 3, Hamilton and Butler moving in wrong direction
Hospitalizations continue to rise statewide, DeWine said Thursday.
Brian Planalp and
Published July 9, 2020 at 4:12 PM
1 dead in Butler Co. police chase of suspected drug trafficker
OSP is investigating the crash.
Published July 9, 2020 at 3:40 PM
Ohio rep criticizes state’s virus response: ‘STOP GETTING TESTED'
The rural Ohio Republican says "frauds" in Ohio's government are lying about the pandemic.
Published July 8, 2020 at 4:32 PM
500+ dismissal motions filed in City cases against arrested protesters
"Exercising one’s First Amendment rights should not be an arrestable offense"
Brian Planalp and
Published July 7, 2020 at 5:32 PM
GE Aviation lands $100m Air Force contract for F-15 engines
Work on the engines is expected to be completed in November 2022.
Trevor Peters and
Published July 6, 2020 at 5:14 PM
COVID hospitalizations returning to springtime peaks in Ohio
A true picture of Ohio’s COVID-19 surge might not become clear for several more weeks.
Published July 6, 2020 at 4:12 PM
Police look to repair rift with community as city shooting deaths climb
"We need to be vocal about what we are seeing and begin to heal our city"
Chris Riva and
Published July 3, 2020 at 8:55 PM
NKY judge grants injunction against Beshear’s orders on race tracks, child care
The suit claims the governor has made "value judgments" to decide which business should suffer during the pandemic.
Published July 3, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Mayor says CPS should go to full 5-day schedule when students return in fall
Cranley said he doesn't want to see CPS students fall behind those in suburban districts that have decided to return to full schedules.
Mike Schell and
Published July 2, 2020 at 8:17 PM
Forest Hills School District Board votes to retire Anderson High School logo, nickname
The mascot has been controversial for decades.
Published July 2, 2020 at 5:45 PM
Ohio COVID-19 alert system unveiled, here’s how it works
Here's how Ohio's new warning system works.
Published July 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM
4 members of City Council show support for mask mandate, 2 dissent
Council member Jeff Pastor member of council said he would not support the measure.
Published July 1, 2020 at 11:06 PM
Boys & Girls Club latest to remove Marge Schott’s name
It's the third local institution to strip Schott's name in as many weeks.
Published July 1, 2020 at 6:45 PM
City of Dayton adopts mask mandate as county sees spike in COVID-19 cases
Gov. Dewine issued a statement in support of the measure.
Published July 1, 2020 at 5:29 PM
Ohio reports largest COVID-19 case spike since April
Hospitalizations are climbing as well.
Published July 1, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Kentucky contracts with global accounting giant to clear out backlog of unemployment claims
The contract will triple Kentucky's claims processing workforce almost overnight, according to Gov. Beshear.
Published June 30, 2020 at 6:37 PM
Robert E. Lee monument vandalized in Warren County
Police are asking for help finding the suspect.
Published June 29, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Motorcyclist’s body found in Butler County
The man’s body was found in the woods along US 27 at Herman Road, Ross Township's police chief says
Jennifer Edwards Baker and
Published June 25, 2020 at 10:27 PM
In guidance for Kentucky school districts, mask ‘requirements’ create uncertainty
Mask use has been a major concern among district superintendents, particularly students who refuse to wear one.
Published June 25, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Ohio’s case spike can’t be explained away by increased testing, data shows
Ohio's positivity rate is up 28 percent over the last week, and Cincinnati is now a hot spot.
Published June 25, 2020 at 5:06 PM
UC College of Medicine announces furlough of nearly 1,000 employees
The College of Medicine faces a $10.2 million deficit for the next fiscal year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published June 24, 2020 at 6:16 PM
9 Kentuckians return from Myrtle Beach with virus, Beshear warns against traveling to ‘hot spots’
The governor also reported "some disturbing numbers" of COVID-19 cases in NKY.
Published June 24, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Second OTR restaurant group announces COVID-19 cases — but it isn’t closing
Thunderdome Restaurant Group says two of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
Published June 23, 2020 at 9:42 PM
Ohio daycares sue to end Department of Health rules on group sizes
The lawsuit says state and local health departments have "continuously overinflated the risk of harm to the general public" from the virus.
Published June 23, 2020 at 4:14 PM
Amid claims of voter suppression, Kentucky could be on track for record primary turnout
Either way, we won't know until a week after the polls close. Here's why
Published June 22, 2020 at 11:20 PM
FOP president decries ‘cowardice’ in council proposals to ban certain police tools
"Our relationship with the community is great, so why doesn’t anyone in City Council have the guts to stand up and say that?”
Published June 22, 2020 at 4:46 PM
Another Metro bus operator tests positive for COVID-19; riders asked to monitor health
Custer captures first ever NASCAR Cup Series win at Kentucky Speedway
Lebanon student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, school official says
Day inside UC Hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic
Council member, P.G. Sittenfeld, announces he is running for mayor