Beshear Is Bringing Sexy Back, and 7 Other Greater Cincinnati Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Those pecs are taunting us, but other news actually happened this week, folks.

Dec 11, 2021 at 11:54 am
There's more to see from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on CincyShirt's latest design. -
There's more to see from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on CincyShirt's latest design.

It's the holiday season, but if you're following Ohio political news, you may have forgotten. Catch up on this week's political football, dining news, winter fun and one of the region's largest homemade displays of holiday lights.

Redistricting Plans for Statehouse Now up to the Ohio Supreme Court
Ohio Republicans recently drew and voted for new district maps that... well... seemed a little gerrymandered (they even broke Cincinnati into three districts). Now Democrats and civic groups are calling foul, setting up a court battle. Read CityBeat's story about the Constitutional provisions at the heart of the fight.

Kentucky COVID Rates Escalate Again, Hit Highest Case Count Since Mid-October
COVID-19 continues to hang around Greater Cincinnati in a big way. During a briefing this week, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to ravage the state, slamming local hospitals with patients. Read CityBeat's story about Beshear's other COVID remarks, plus read what a Cincinnati doctor says is key for stopping the virus.

CincyShirts' Sexy Gov. Beshear T-Shirt Is the Gift We All Need
Speaking of Beshear, are you yearning to wear his face on your torso? CincyShirts can help with that. The local clothing company has designed a t-shirt that puts Kentucky's governor into a very, very special light. Read CityBeat's story to see in great detail how Beshear is "Kentucky's governing body."

This Clermont County Man Stirs Up Holiday Magic with Hundreds of Vintage Blow Molds
Jason Dunham is officially the "crazy light guy" now, since he's been lighting up Stonelick Township with his ample holiday light display in his yard. And at the heart of it all? About 150 vintage Christmas blow molds of every shape and size. Read CityBeat's story about why Dunham willingly racks up $400 electricity bills, and see photos of his blow mold collection.

The Winter Guide: 47 Things To Do In Cincinnati When It's Cold Outside
Still in the holiday spirit? There's bound to be an activity to suit your mood somewhere in Greater Cincinnati. Read CityBeat's extensive Winter Guide to find your new favorite event.

Drop Off Old Christmas Lights for Recycling at Great Parks of Hamilton County or Across Northern Kentucky
We've got some major light holidays coming up, but it's never too early to think about what to do with the duds when it's all over. Read CityBeat's story about where you can drop off your dead lights throughout the region.

Baker's Table Partners with Two New Cincinnati Culinary Talents for a One-Weekend Experience
Chef Jordan Anthony-Brown and sommelier Chis O’Hearn will be serving a Prix Fixe menu with optional wine pairing for a limited time only. Don't miss the six-course meal with an optional wine pairing. Read CityBeat's story about how to get tickets for this month's event.

Where to Buy Houseplants in Greater Cincinnati
Are you an aspiring plant parent? Perhaps you already own a large collection of monstera and zz plants, or maybe you've killed some or are desperately trying to keep your fiddle-leaf fig alive (why is it so hard???). See CityBeat's list of fantastic local plant shops that will help turn your home into a #jungalow.

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