A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

CVG has strong, historic quarter — continued passenger growth and major announcements

The first quarter of 2017 proved to be strong and historic for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) with continued passenger growth and major announcements.   Total enplanements were up 11.1 percent year-over-year and local passengers were up 15.9 percent. CVG set a new first quarter cargo tonnage record with more than 205,000 tons handled, totaling a year-over-year increase...

BBB Trends: Dreaming of starting your own business? National Small Business Week coming up

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau A dream starts out as just that – a dream, a doodle on a napkin, a far-fetched idea with intangible edges. Then, details of those dreams become clearer and clearer, with practical steps hashed out over a cup of coffee. Concepts are built in basements and garages, backyard sheds and barn floors. A spark is ignited into a passion so strong it drives a person...

Frontier Airlines announces new nonstop service from CVG to New York City and Minneapolis

Frontier Airlines added new nonstop service from CVG to New York City’s LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul today with two inaugural flight celebrations including ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a #CVGselfie station and gifts for passengers. Service to LaGuardia now operates daily using 180-seat A320 aircraft. Service to Minneapolis/St. Paul operates four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)...

CVG hosts SOAR event Saturday; helps children on the Autism Spectrum, others prepare to fly

On Saturday, April 22, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will host its seventh SOAR (, ) event. The event takes place in conjunction with The Kelly O’Leary Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, and air carrier sponsor, Delta Air Lines. SOAR partners also recognize TSA and TSA Cares for their supporting contributions. The...

Local businesses bring Leadercast event to Northern Kentucky in May, speakers include Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry, actor, producer, director, writer and philanthropist, will headline the ninth annual NKY Leadercast on May 5th. The day long Leadercast Live event will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Receptions in Erlanger, Kentucky. Perry Perry will speak to the theme, Powered by Purpose, and will share personal philosophies on leadership, life and lessons he’s learned. “What I know about...

New restaurant — first of five coming — now open: Fire at Rivercenter offers elegant fare, cafe ambience

The first of five planned restaurants at RiverCenter is now open, FIRE AT RIVERCENTER, offering elegant American fare in a casual upscale dining environment, promises patrons extensive outdoor patio seating, a focus on elevated cuisine and a broad range of spirits. “We believe a dining experience is made up of great food; outstanding drinks and high touch service all delivered in an environment...

L’Oréal USA attains major milestones in sustainability efforts, solar project at Florence facility plays key role

L’Oréal USA has announced major milestones in its sustainability efforts and a solar project at its facility in Florence was a key contributor to the accomplishment. An aerial view of the L’Oréal USA facility in Florence. The installation of 4,140 solar panels at the facility contributed to the company’s achievement of major milestones in its sustainability efforts (photos courtesy of L’Oréal...

Keven Moore: Community Surveillance Program uses technology to help police protect our neighborhoods

Not one to leave any valuables in my vehicle, I often times am torn on whether to lock my car at night. My thought process has always been that if a thief wants to get in, he will break a window and I’ll just be left footing the bill for the repairs since it falls below my deductible. But after somebody got into my truck and ransacked the glove compartment for the second time in two years, I went...

Year-over-year home sales down slightly in Kentucky in February for first time since Summer of 2015

For the first time since the summer of 2015, Kentucky real estate saw a decrease in monthly, year over year, home sales. click to enlarge The 2.2 percent decline in February (3,191 in 2017 versus 3,263 in 2016) comes at a time when housing inventories are at historical lows. The median price, however, remained strong, increasing over 5 percent to $114,298. “Last year, the market was really hot and...

DHL continues to seek qualified workers for several positions, shifts, job fair Saturday at CVG

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, continues to seek qualified workers to accommodate its latest expansion at CVG. The company has announced it will hold another hiring fair at the CVG Centre to fill 900 new positions as the company completes the latest $108 million expansion of its Americas Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Interested candidates...

HBANK’s Enzweiller Building Institute graduates new class of skilled tradesmen for in-demand jobs

The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky’s Enzweiler Building Institute celebrated the graduating class of 2017 at a ceremony held at their Building Center in Erlanger. “We are extremely proud of our graduates and welcome them into their chosen careers as skilled trades people,” said Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. “If...

BBB Trends: Spring cleaning includes keeping up with your digital data; update and back it up

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau Spring time is a great time of year to add “digital spring cleaning” to your to do list. A NCSA survey found that preventing identity theft is a top safety concern for Americans but there are often other distractions that get in the way of actually getting around to updating security measures. Fortunately, there are several easy steps that everyone can do...

Keven Moore: Surveillance cameras are everywhere, providing protection — but not much privacy

As I recharge the batteries while on vacation overlooking the beach from my rented balcony in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, I sit in amazement at the world’s evolution. Growing up back in the day when families regularly took vacations, everybody would truly disconnect from the world which they left behind. Once after you hopped in that station wagon and drove out of your neighborhood, nobody...

Covington Business Council Luncheon topic, “Why not Covington?” focuses on high-profile businesses

The Covington Business Council will introduce to its members at the April 20 regular monthly luncheon two of the most high profile businesses to enter the community in some time. The program, made possible by sponsor C-Forward, will be a panel format entitled “Why Not Covington?” CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting, which has been based in Blue Ash, will bring 250 jobs to the East Tower at RiverCenter...

TAX DAY: It’s April 18 this year; here are fun facts to lighten your mood as you sort through the code

No one likes Tax Day, except for accountants and Uncle Sam. In fact, disdain for filling out forms and forking over funds to the government drives many of us to contemplate some pretty kooky alternatives. For example, one in five Americans would get an “IRS” tattoo in return for a tax-free future while 6% would name their first-born child “Taxes.” It’s no wonder, either. We’ve spent billions...