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The Brass Ass is the last trace of Newport's Sin City past

From the outside, The Brass Ass, originally owned by Larry Flynt and Vance Raleigh, looks virtually the same as it did when it moved to this location in 1970.

The club has a prominent street presence in Newport, but the curb appeal is tame by contemporary standards.

The mod storefront and blinking neon signs are a colorful part of the block. Even the word "Ass" is replaced with a cute little light-up donkey.
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1 person sent to hospital after Hebron firefighters pull SUV out of Ohio River

Boone County deputies are investigating after an SUV was pulled out of the Ohio River Monday night.

It happened near River Road, close to Dry Creek, around 11 pm, last evening.
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Sheree Paolello wants you to know that her son got a tattoo; she has one, too

WLWT's Sheree Paolello wanted to tell the world via social media that her son got a tattoo.

Paolello wrote on Facebook: "That face when you know you're kid is getting a tattoo, but it's A LOT BIGGER than you expected.

"I actually like tattoos. I have one. BUT I got it when I was young too and now it has no meaning to me. So I really wanted him to wait till he was older. Guess not."
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Celebrate! Today is St Nicholas Day, the original Santa Claus

December 6th is St Nicholas Day, the original Santa Claus.

It is celebrated as a Christian festival with particular regard to Saint Nicholas' reputation as a bringer of gifts.

The American Santa Claus derives from Saint Nicholas. "Santa Claus" is itself derived in part from the Dutch Sinterklaas, the saint's name in that language.
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Duke Energy equipment damaged in 'deliberate attack'; power may be out for days

An alleged attack on multiple electrical substations left 60 percent of North Carolina's Moore County without power over the weekend in what local and state authorities are investigating as a "criminal occurrence."

Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said multiple pieces of equipment were damaged and need significant repair.
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George Clooney's wife Amal dazzles as power couple leads at special event

George Clooney's wife Amal dazzles in sparkling silver gown as the power couple lead the A-list stars at the 45th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC.
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Victim seriously injured after shooting in Ludlow

One person is seriously injured after a shooting happened in Ludlow early Monday morning, according to Captain Bart Beck with the City of Ludlow Division of Police.

Beck says the shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. on Elm Street.
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MAGA kid Nicholas Sandmann, 20, asks Twitter to release 'hidden' files on death threats against him

The former Covington Catholic high school student who found himself at the center of controversy after he kept smiling while standing face-to-face with a Native American man while wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats that were made against him.
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Like all major highways, I-75 gets congested at times

Like all major highways, I-75 gets congested at times. Governments want a $3 billion new bridge to stop occasional back-ups.
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Part of Homearama 2023 will be in Northern Kentucky; at a Newport hillside

Celebrating 60 years in Cincinnati, Homearama comes to the City of Newport in 2023, a joint venture between the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.

Martin's Gate is located at 14th Street and Central Avenue, in the Newport hillside, just south of the historic downtown area. A trending and resurging urban neighborhood, the Newport Clifton Neighborhood offers "incomparable city living with a neighborhood feel."
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Fight at Newport bar leads to fatal shooting; suspect in custody

A person was fatally shot and another was arrested after a fight at the Brass Ass Lounge strip club early Saturday morning, police said.

Officers were dispatched around 1:31 a.m. to the club at the 600 block of Monmouth Street for a fight inside the bar, Newport police said in a news release. The altercation led to an individual, who hasn't been identified, dying of injuries from a gunshot wound.
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Newport's Latin Quarter in Newport was one of many nightclubs

The Latin Quarter was one of the many nightclubs in Northern Kentucky during and after the "gambling era". This particular club later became a bingo hall. 10 Licking Pike. Library Archives.





Peanut Charlie's lunchroom and ice cream parlor was a needed stop on Madison Pike

Peanut Charlie's on KY 17 near Independence, circa 1930. Library Archives.





Checker Stores was a chain retailer with numerous locations

Checker Stores was a chain retailer with numerous locations in Greater Cincinnati. This photo shows the emptied location on Monmouth Street in Newport after closing in the early 1970s. Library Archives.


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