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University of Kentucky uses pilot program Create Bridges to strengthen rural economies

By Carol Lea Spence Special to NKyTribune Retail, tourism and entertainment provide jobs and business opportunities that often drive rural economies. The University of Kentucky is part of Create Bridges, a pilot program to strengthen retail, accommodations, tourism and entertainment industries in rural Kentucky. Davis With funding from the Walmart Foundation, UK agricultural economics professor Alison...

New Riff Distilling to offer its new ‘Bottled in Bond’ bourbon, after four years of aging, this fall

Northern Kentucky’s New Riff Distilling is offering a new riff on American whiskey, with the release of its Bourbon that has been patiently aging for four years. Distilled by an expert beer brewer-turned-distiller, New Riff Bourbon will be available in spirits retail stores, bars and restaurants beginning in Fall 2018 (SRP $39.99/750 ml).  Bottled in Bond at 100 proof (50% ABV) without chill...

Keven Moore: Inclusion of fire sprinkler provisions in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will save many lives

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The top individual tax rate dropped to 37 percent as a result of the bill. It also cut income tax rates, doubled the standard deduction and eliminated personal exemptions. For corporate, the tax rate went from 35 percent to 21 percent beginning in 2018. Like with any other bill passed in Washington, addendums are always added that...

Experts discuss innovations, treatments and new possibilities in cancer care in Northern Kentucky

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter A panel of representatives from local cancer companies and researchers gathered to speak about cancer at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs N’ Issues panel discussion on Tuesday. Recent collaborations between pharmaceutical companies and major health providers in the region hope to open doors for new possibilities in cancer care. Dr. Ray Takigiku, president...

UpTech, Wunderfund partner to offer new opportunity for startups; applications close July 1

 UpTech and Wunderfund are partnering to develop a unique new funding opportunity for startups. Startups accepted into the UpTech accelerator will continue to receive an investment of up to $50,000 from UpTech; with this new partnership, startups that meet all of UpTech’s milestones can also now launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Wunderfund.   This partnership will allow startups to leverage...

BBB Trends: Summer is a great time for garage sales; but some are looking for a steal, so take precautions

Summer is ripe with signs for estate sales, garage sales, and weekend flea market explorations. It’s also a great time to find a great deal, discover an antique or find the perfect decorative item that will look fabulous in your house. You’re not the only one looking for a steal, con artists are too. Here are some tips to keep your profits in your pocket. Yard sale in an american weekend on the...

Women in Law Empowerment Forum recognizes Frost Brown Todd as Gold Standard Law Firm

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is among 42 law firms in the United States that have earned the 2018 Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF). In a report issued by WILEF today, firms are recognized for the leadership roles achieved by their equity women partners. “The progress of women in the professional world is at a tipping point,” says Kim Mauer, Chair of FBT’s...

Bardstown’s historic Willett Distillery promotes Britt Kulsveen to president and chief whiskey officer

BARDSTOWN, Ky. – The historic Willett Distillery, family owned and operated since its founding in 1936, has announced the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of President and Chief Whiskey Officer. Britt Kulsveen Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of founder A. Lambert Willett and succeeds her mother, Martha Harriett Willett Kulsveen, as President. The landmark announcement also...

Will Ziegler’s 60-year law legacy is as rich as the Northern Kentucky region he helped grow

By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter In 1958 – the year that the first successful American satellite launched into orbit, and that Congress formally created NASA – Wilbert Ziegler returned home to Northern Kentucky to begin a 60-year legacy at the law firm that now bears his name. Will Ziegler greets his guests at a celebration in his honor at Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C. Dozens of friends,...

Keven Moore: Father’s Day – a gift from my father as it related to cars and insurance

As Father’s Day approaches, I am reminded that some of the best gifts in life are those gifts that are not given, but are instead taught. I also recognized several years ago that by the time a man realizes that his father was right, he usually has a son or daughter who thinks he is always wrong, which makes Father’s Day even that much more special. I lost my father over 5 years ago and as time...

Menards to break ground on Florence Heights store Thursday at noon, will complete Mall Road project

Mayor Diane Whalen has announced that Menards Home Improvement Store wiill break ground, Thursday, June 14 (tomorrow) at noon, at 5000 Apex Drive in Florence. The 170,000-square-foot building will complete the Florence Heights Development Project which is currently anchored by Costco, Dave and Busters, Chick-fil-A and Outback Steakhouse. Menards spokesperson Jeff Abbott will join Mayor Whalen, Florence...

Donuts rule the night; popular Moonrise Doughnuts in Latonia closes in on one-year anniversary

By Kevin Eigelbach NKyTribune reporter Doughnuts. They’re not just for breakfast anymore. At least not at Moonrise Doughnuts. Owner Keith Bales stands beside a rack of freshly made doughnuts at Moonrise Doughnuts, his soon-to-be-one-year-old store in Latonia (photo by Kevin Eigelbach). The shop at 3718 Winston Ave. in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood opened in August 2017 serving freshly baked...

NKU graduate Wiedemann appointed Chief Executive Officer for AAA Club Alliance

NKyTribune staff AAA Club Alliance has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Wiedemann as Chief Executive Officer. Wiedemann replaces Bernhard “Berni” Koch, who had been with the organization since 2002 and had served as CEO since 2012. AAA Club Alliance, Inc. is the third-largest AAA club in the national AAA federation and serves more than six million members in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana,...

BBB Trends: Fake pet sitting job requests are a problem; here are some tips to help sniff them out

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau If you’re a pet sitter and receive a request to watch a potential client’s pet, make sure you know who you’re dealing with. Fraudsters love to scour online ads and in the newspaper for opportunities to make a few bucks. Dog Sitting Next To Owner Using Laptop Help Wanted The scam works like this: the pet sitter receives an urgent request by email or text...

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opens first NKy location, sponsors NASCAR driver with local ties

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Victory Lane Quick Oil Change celebrated the opening of its first shop in the Greater Cincinnati market, with a ribbon-cutting at the location on U.S. 42 in Florence Thursday. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen presents a water tower bobblehead to Victory Lane franchisee Brian Schreiber at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting (provided photo). Executive Vice President...