- In the midst of whether to eat or not eat at Chic-Fil-A, I can think of a great reason to eat at Mio's this Saturday: you can feed your community's hungry, you can help outfit your community's needy and you can help your community's children and elderly.
Come to Mio's on Ft. Thomas Ave this Saturday, August 11th at 7:00 to see me take on Tricia Macke along with her family in a stuffed pizza eating contest. A portion of your proceeds will go directly to The Brighton Center, which helps your community's needy. This is what it means to help thy neighbor. You are going to eat anyway, why not come out, enjoy music and watch a unique event? Please.
- You'll notice some new sponsor ads lining our page's columns. Along with Mio's donating a portion of their sales to The Brighton Center, these 5 business leaders in our community have stepped up to donate as well.
Bowman's Framing, Tracy Davis State Farm, O'Connor Dental Care, Ft. Thomas Jewelers and The Schuerman Group Sibcy Cline should be looked upon as a beacon of what's right in our community. Please support these generous sponsors whenever possible.
- Speaking of Tricia Macke, the FOX 19 co-anchor was recently named NKY Magazine's Female Newscaster of the Year. She was nominated as part of the 2012 Best of NKY awards.
You can see Tricia on FOX19's evening news at 6:30 and 10 PM.
- Anita's Mexican Grill (at the old Frisch's location on Alexandria Pike) is opening next Monday, August 13th. I'll post their menu in another post.
- Former Democrat County Commissioner Dave Otto, of Fort Thomas was nominated by the Northern Kentucky Democratic Party to run in a special election for Sheriff this November.
John Dunn abruptly retired two weeks ago, and the election will fill the remaining of Dunn's term which will end in 2015.
Of all the election coverage FTM provided last November, perhaps no name solicited more comments than Otto. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
-Highlands' Race for Seis will begin Friday, when they take on 6A Champ and the Nationally No. 1 ranked Louisville Trinity in a scrimmage at David Cecil Stadium. Obviously there is some turnover on both rosters, but it'll be interesting to see how it shakes out.
Fort Thomas Matters will have a correspondent there to report on what goes down.
- NKY.com's Richard Skinner previewed the top prep football players in Northern Kentucky. Highlands QB Donovan McCoy (pictured above) was the only Bluebird profiled.
There were two Covington Catholic players highlighted. You know Dale Mueller clipped out that article for the clipboard to use that down the road.
Here's Skinner's rundown of McCoy:
Donovan McCoy, Highlands, QB. 6'0" 195 pounds.
Moving to quarterback full-time this season after he was the Bluebirds leading receiver last season with 36 catches for 719 yards and five touchdowns. Replaced injured starting quarterback Patrick Towles early in a 34-29 win at Elder and passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns.