A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

NKY Chamber Eggs ‘N Issues: highways, economic development, consent decrees impact infrastructure

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The topic at the July Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues meeting at Receptions in Erlanger was infrastructure and there was plenty to talk about. The panel included Adam Chaney,  executive director of Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No.1 (SD1), Wade Williams, senior vice president for the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development...

AMC Theatres begins construction to bring its guest-favorite movie-going experience to AMC on the Levee

Construction on a full-theatre renovation starts this week at AMC Newport on the Levee 20 and includes AMC Signature Recliner seating, Dolby Cinema at AMC, expanded food and drink options and new sight and sound equipment. AMC Theatres® has announced that construction to deliver the company’s wildly popular full-theatre renovations has started at AMC Newport on the Levee 20, with an entire overhaul...

Keven Moore: Hitchhiking has mostly lost the glamour factor, but here are tips to travel safely

Hitchhiking or thumbing or hitching is a truly unique form of traveling and continues to be popular in some places around the world. Yet essentially, you’re asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile, a situation that has the potential for trouble, depending on your personal experience. Hitchhiking across Europe, for instance, has been romanticized for decades and remains...

Frontier Airlines again expands its service from CVG; adds six nonstop destinations beginning in October

Frontier Airlines is growing its CVG service again with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham.   All six destinations will be served by Frontier’s A320 family of aircraft. Flights to Miami will begin October 5th and operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Flights start at $34 each way for Discount Den members...

TMK IPSCO back up and running strong in Wilder; steel plant adds second shift a year after going idle

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor A little more than a year ago, the Wilder-based steel producing plant, TMK IPSCO, went idle. TMK IPSCO is one of the largest North American producers of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry. As with many manufactures, however, the company is tied to the economic fortunes of its end users, and the oil...

Chamber Spotlight: At Brianza Gardens and Winery find fine wines, picturesque facility, ‘piece of Italy’

Nestled in the hills of Northern Kentucky, Brianza Gardens and Winery offers a little of piece of Italy as a place of beauty and relaxation to enjoy fine wines and good company.  The gardens provide the finest destination for wedding reception banquets and outdoor wedding venues in Kentucky, while the winery offers vineyard tours, wine tasting, indoor and outdoor event space, reception room and...

BBB Trends: Utility imposter scam overheats victims — don’t be fooled, speak up and report it

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Summertime weather may prompt fraudsters to make a round of calls to businesses and residents claiming to be with the utility company convincing them that their utility bills are past due. The caller threatens victims that if the bill isn’t paid right away with a prepaid debit or gift card, the power will shut off within the hour. Just the Facts This simply...

Freestore Foodbank’s LIFT the TriState program collaborative effort to provide logistics training

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor A new program to help unemployed and underemployed adults in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region receive training in the logistics and transportation field was unveiled at the Northern Kentucky Freestore Foodbank Distribution Center in Wilder Thursday. Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner (right) talks with (l to r) Michael...

The first-ever Flash Bash on Saturday at Bellevue — striking back against bad weather, coming detours

Bellevue is holding its first-ever Bellevue in a Flash bash on Saturday, after bad weather last week and an SD1 construction detour starting Monday.   Reason #1 Since the horrible weather last week for First Friday kept many away, they are doing a reboot of the Lucky Sevens promotion. For every $20 spent on The Avenue on Saturday, visitors earn $5 in Bellevue Bucks (gift certificates good at all...

Ivy Knoll senior living facility in Covington completes PACE solar-electricity generating system

At a cost of over one million dollars and a projected 37% reduction in its energy footprint for 2017, Ivy Knoll, a prominent Covington senior living community has just completed the largest private solar electricity-generating system in Northern Kentucky and the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) project approved for a private owner. PACE financing, formerly known...

Chamber Spotlight: 2017 Women’s Initiative Regional Summit features keynoter Libby Gill on Sept. 19

The Women’s Initiative Regional Summit is the premier conference for professional women. Be energized and inspired with other women from the Tri-state area. Under the theme, Igniting Bold Leadership for Established and Emerging Leaders, speakers will inspire and educate, promising substantial take a-ways. The Summit will be held on September 19 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The...

Local sponsors, including NKY FAME, step up to help put NASCAR XFINITY driver on track for Alsco 300

NKY FAME and some Northern Kentucky businesses stepped up to help sponsor a NASCAR XFINITY driver at Kentucky Speedway ALSCO 300 Saturday who has become a spokesman for the FAME program. Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 (#NUMBERNUTHIN) for JD Motorsports had decals from the region prominently displayed on his Chevy Camaro in Saturday’s race. NKY FAME president and Mubea apprenticeship manager...

Chamber’s Small Business Academy offers business classes at affordable prices; here’s the schedule

Offering avenues for employees to develop and improve their skills is crucial to keeping an organization stable and progressing. The Northern Kentucky Chamber Small Business Academy is a great resource and offers essential business knowledge at affordable prices for small businesses and their employees. Through a partnership with Gateway Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions, participants...

Chamber Spotlight: Citi holds Global Community Day — as volunteers worked around the community

Each year, tens of thousands of Citi volunteers, their friends and families join together for Global Community Day – an opportunity to use their time, skills and expertise to make a difference in their cities. Thousands of volunteers worked alongside community partners at service projects in 487 cities across 93 countries in the days leading up to and including Global Community Day. July 10 is...

Dress as a cow on Cow Appreciation Day, show up at Chick-fil-A and get some free Chikin

Chick-fil-A®will celebrate the 13th annual #CowAppreciationDay on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free entrée open to 7 p.m. to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow. Adult customers who dress in any type of cow attire, whether it’s “head-to-hoof” or sporting a cow-spotted accessory, will be rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A...