1. Heroin deaths in Campbell County has increased from 5 in 2010 to nearly 30 in the past twelve months. The article doesn't mention if this is isolated to communities like Newport or if it is a rural Campbell County heroin issue. No real possible solutions to or sources of the problem were identified in the article but it is clear more will need to be done to stem the tide and keep it from spreading.
2. The recent induction of Barry Larkin to the Hall of Fame wasn't without its Fort Thomas influence. As John Fay reports Sean Donelan, a Fort Thomas resident, shouted 'we love you Barry' as he paused to gather himself during his induction speech. The gesture was rewarded by Barry. Watch the video to hear the full story.
3. There was an interesting hash tag with a Fort Thomas influence that trended on Twitter the other day - #DaleMuellerQuotes. Search the hash tag for yourself, it is a blast. Patrick Towles got in on the action and my favorite.... "How intimidating is our mascot? We are the Highlands Bluebirds... What will we do? Peck you to death?"