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Boone County Public Library July Calendar of Events for teens and children includes Family Nature Day

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of July. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults will be posted separately. Storytime: Tiny Tots (18 months to 2-1/2 years) Mondays, 10 a.m. Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Stimulate your baby’s development...

Bob McDonald, Candace McGraw to receive NKU’s Lincoln Awards on Thursday; tickets still available

Northern Kentucky University honors two community leaders who have shaped the face of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky through their vision, compassion and commitment to philanthropy.   Robert A. McDonald, Former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Former Chairman, President and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company, and Candace S. McGraw, CEO of the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International...

Prichard Committee updates website to better communicate need to advance excellence in education

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has launched a new and improved website, the first refresh in five years. At the heart of the new site, and all of the Committee’s outreach, is a commitment to clearly communicating the need to advance excellent education for all Kentuckians.   The new web site is an easy-to-use tool that allows anyone interested in Kentucky’s education system to...

ParentCamp at Boone County High School, free to all involved in child’s life; build support system

Boone County Schools are offering a ParentCamp tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Boone County High School. It’s free. Food trucks will be available after the event. The camps are sponsored by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the Northern Kentucky Education Council, College Beyond, and Rob’s Kids.

Gov. Matt Bevin makes appointments to Read-to-Achieve Council, including two NKY educators

Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointments: The Read-to-Achieve Council is composed of 15 members, 10 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Council recommends approval of grants and advises the Kentucky Board of Education and the Department of Education regarding the costs, needs, trends and effectiveness of various reading intervention programs used in schools throughout the Commonwealth. Julia...

Boone Schools Superintendent talks about success of service learning program at Florence Rotary

By Pat Moynahan Special to the NKyTribune Service learning sounded like a superb world class education strategy to Boone County Schools Superintendent Randy Poe until sixth-graders at Camp Ernest Middle School proposed a beehive pollination project. Poe When Poe endorsed the project, they told him “we have to build them and place them on the roof,” he recalled. “I’m sitting there thinking …...

Council on Postsecondary Education approves evaluation of King, university tuition proposals

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) approved a positive performance evaluation for President Bob King, a 39-point work plan for the agency, and tuition proposals from the universities and the Kentucky Community Technical College System at its meeting Friday at Spalding University. The Executive Committee conducted King’s performance evaluation and sought input from representatives of six...

UK trustees approve $3.7 billion budget for 2017-18, includes salary merit pool, 4% tuition increases

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Friday adopted a $3.7 billion budget for 2017-2018 that invests heavily and strategically in UK’s most important asset – people.   “We will fulfill our mission as the University for Kentucky by investing in the students, faculty, and staff who honor our commitment to the state and the world each day through their work in education, research, care...

Northern Kentucky University’s Music Preparatory Dept voted Best of NKY 2017 in Music Instruction

Northern Kentucky University’s Music Preparatory Department in the School of the Arts (SOTA) has been voted the Best of NKY 2017 in Music Instruction for the third time in recent years. NKU’s Music Preparatory Department was highlighted for providing access to top-notch music instruction and musical experience. Dr. Holly Attar, Director of NKU’s Music Preparatory Department, says it also comes...

Floyd County’s Webb chosen as superintendent of Kenton County Schools; brings proven track record

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Dr. Henry Webb of Floyd County has been named superintendent for Kenton County Schools. Dr. Henry Webb is introduced as the new superintendent of Kenton County Schools Tuesday (photo by Mark Hansel). The Kenton County Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Webb at a special meeting Tuesday at the Board office in Fort Wright. Webb, 45, submitted his...

NKU continues fast track sessions for fall enrollment assistance; next event is June 14, 3-7 p.m.

Northern Kentucky University will host a Fast Track application session on Wednesday June 14 for those interested in attending NKU this fall who haven’t had the time to complete the necessary steps to enroll. The event offers one-on-one assistance to prospective students. Participants will have the opportunity to start or complete their NKU application, confirm acceptance to the university, and explore...

William E. Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library has ‘Faith’ in the new manager

Faith Mulberry has been named as the new manager of the William E. Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Mulberry Mulberry comes to Kenton County by way of the Owen County Public Library, where she worked for six years, five as assistant director and then as the director. Prior to her time at Owen County, Mulberry worked at the Boone County Public Library (BCPL) for six years, having started...

KCTCS board approves tuition increase, operating budget, new programs and credentials

The Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) Board of Regents has approved a $6 per credit hour tuition increase. The tuition increase equates to a $108 annual increase for those in-state students taking 18 credit hours per year, which is the average for KCTCS students. Approved out-of-state tuition rates include a $12 per credit hour rate for a total of $324 per credit hour for out-of-state...

Dr. Ryan Fischer to be inducted into Holmes High Hall of Distinction as first Outstanding Young Alumnus

A bomber pilot, a doctor, a philanthropist, a lawyer and a public relations expert will be inducted into the Holmes High School Hall of Distinction this year. The hall was established in 2000 to honor distinguished graduates and/or friends of Covington Schools for their achievements and contributions to society. The winners will be recognized during the Hall of Honors event at 6 p.m., June 14, at the...

Genesis Fisher to be inducted into Holmes High School Hall of Distinction at Drees Pavilion ceremony

A bomber pilot, a doctor, a philanthropist, a lawyer and a public relations expert will be inducted into the Holmes High School Hall of Distinction this year. The hall was established in 2000 to honor distinguished graduates and/or friends of Covington Schools for their achievements and contributions to society. The winners will be recognized during the Hall of Honors event at 6 p.m., June 14, at the...