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Monday, October 15, 2012

Early Weak-Links (Miss Kentucky, Deer, 471 Traffic, Brighton Fright Night)

- Apparently I was the weak link (see what I did there?) in the last episode of Mark vs. Food at Quaker Steak and Lube in Florence, KY last Friday. 

FOX19s Frank Marzullo, who had been in New York City hobnobbing with the likes of Rachel Ray during the week, came down with a stomach bug 3 hours before the event.  My bride, along with my Miss Kentucky Amanda Mertz and her boyfriend, Josh Sweigert stepped up to the plate for Frank and hit it out of the park. 

Team #WinTheCup  defeated Team Beverly Hill Country Club in the narrowest of margins before a raucous crowd in the Atomic Hot Wing Challenge. I did finish the challenge in record time, so I may try to claim victory in the sixth battle of #MarkvsFood, and have my 6-0 record sporting an asterisk.

Zeke the Intern is working on producing the video for your viewing pleasure. All joking aside, the real winner here was once again, The Brighton Center. Thanks again to sponsors for this event (, Moba Interactive Inc and Quaker Steak and Lube - especially Maria Kunkel). 

- It's deer mating season. Obviously if you live in Fort Thomas, you've seen bucks on the prowl. In the parks, in your backyard, or running the streets, make sure you've got your radar up.

Fort Thomas was spotlighted in a story in The Enquirer, in which Art Lander, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, called our city's bow hunting ordinance "a model program in Kentucky."

- Northbound 471 construction is finished and the Southbound construction is slated to start in April of next year. Northbound lanes were reduced from 4 lanes to 2 for 70 days this summer. Southbound lanes will be reduced from 4 lanes to 2 for approximately just under 90 days this spring.


Here's the biggest impact on Fort Thomas from the article:

To alleviate congestion on the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, the right-hand lane that now exits onto Ky. 8 in Newport will be extended south to the Memorial Parkway exit.

The Brighton Center Emerging Leaders is hosting Brighton Fright Night Friday, October 26 at Molly Malone's in Covington. It's a $10 donation at the door for drink specials, a costume contest, raffle tickets for over $1,000 in prizes. Should be a good time.

1 comment:

  1. I too noticed that construction is done on northbound I-471. Any idea when the speed limit is going to be changed back to 65 MPH?