A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

LiveWell NKY partners with Center for Great Neighborhoods to coordinate health movement

Partners in the LiveWell NKY initiative have announced that the role of its fiscal agent for the Northern Kentucky health promotion initiative will transition from the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance to the Center for Great Neighborhoods effective November 1. LiveWell NKY is a communitywide initiative designed to improve the health of Northern Kentucky residents through changes in policy and environments....

Our Rich History: Roebling Suspension Bridge Exhibit celebrates 150 year history at Cinci library

By James Mainger Special to NKyTribune A new exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County’s Main Library, “A Dream Come True, a Song Well Sung: the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge at 150” casts its gaze on the story behind one of our region’s most iconic and unique structures on the sesquecentennial year of its opening. Built while Civil War battles raged, the bridge...

Judge Bertlesman orders conference for trial on damages in case of handcuffed schoolchildren

Staff report Federal District Judge William O. Bertlesman has ordered a conference to discuss that a trial be set for damages in the case involving the handcuffing of elementary schoolchildren in Covington schools. A lawsuit, S.R. et.al v. Kenton County Sheriff’s Office, et.al. involves two elementary schoolchildren who were handcuffed by a School Resource Officer in the Covington Independent...

Duke Energy linemen are ready for the rodeo — the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas tomorrow

The MidWest team has been practicing Eighty-five Duke Energy line technicians will compete in the International Lineman’s Rodeo tomorrow in Bonner Springs, Kan., including a contingent from the Midwest that includes Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Burlington’s George Gripshover is a second year Duke Energy lineman who will be competing in his first ever rodeo. He was supposed to...

Biggest weekend of high school football season features six important district seeding games

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter One team is the defending Class 1A state champion and has a long history of of success against district rivals. The other team is having its best season in decades led by a senior quarterback with record-setting statistics. That’s the storyline behind the Ludlow at Beechwood high school football game that makes it one of the most interesting match-ups...

Kickin’ It: Junior Nick Bowman brings campaign to Highlands to raise money for childhood cancer

During Highlands High School junior Nick Bowman’s offseason training, one of his trainers from Kohl’s Kicking mentioned a program called Kick-It Champions at a training camp. Part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Kick-It Champions is a national, volunteer-driven effort focused solely on raising money for childhood cancer research.   Student athletes and teams become “champions”...

BLINK Cincinnati four-day event starts tomorrow over 20 block span downtown, large light, art show

BLINK starts tomorrow and runs though the 15th and is expected to be one of the largest light, art and projection mapping events in the nation. The four-day event will feature large-scale projection mapping installations, murals, urban arscapes, media light and interactive art in Cincinnati. It will span 20 sity blocks, from Cincinnati’s Banks to Findley Market. It is free and open to the public....

New report shows staggering increase in number of Kentucky adults, children receiving disability benefits

A new report shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky’s Disability Determination Services (DDS), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and presented at the Kentucky Work Matters task force meeting yesterday in Frankfort. The groundbreaking study of outcomes covers...

Educators, business leaders, meet at future site of Ignite Institute to discuss utilization strategy

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor When Toyota announced in March that it was donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center, stakeholders said to achieve its goals the project had to be a collaborative endeavor. Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe (center) participates in a breakout session with educators and...

Teachers have unique fishing experience, courtesy of a trip to Thomas More’s Biology Field Station

By Bobby Ellis Special to NKyTribune If you’ve ever wanted to give your students the chance to catch wild fish out of the Ohio River using currents of electricity, the Thomas More Biology Field Station in California, Ky., has just the thing for you. As part of a workshop organized by Tabitha Owens, who was the Kentucky Department of Education’s environmental education specialist at the time of...

Welcome to Bluebird Brew Cafe at Highlands, student-run business for learning and great coffee

Special to NKyTribune Highlands High School has its own coffee shop, the Bluebird Brew Cafe. It’s a student run business where students can develop lifelong work skills. The idea began when Elise Carter, a teacher at Highlands High School, visited Stevenson High School in Chicago. “Every year, hundreds of educators from around the country visit Stevenson to hear from and talk with members of its...

Dayton’s female football player is cancer survivor who earned varsity letters in four other sports

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Megan Downard plans to enroll in a nursing degree program after she graduates from Dayton High School. The 17-year-old senior chose that career path because she battled leukemia when she was younger and wants to help other people with medical problems. Dayton place-kicker Megan Downard was crowned homecoming queen wearing shoulder pads and a football uniform....

PNC Bank President Kay Geiger selected for 20th Annual Metropolitan Award to be presented Oct. 24

Kay Geiger will be the honoree at the sold out 20th Annual Metropolitan Award Dinner held at The Metropolitan Club on Tuesday, Oct. 24.  With the generous support of Event Sponsor Western & Southern Financial and Presenting Sponsors Miami University, North American Properties and Standard Textile, Geiger will be presented the 2017 Metropolitan Award for her significant contributions to unify...

St. E Physicians celebrates opening of Journey Recovery Center, addiction treatments to ‘save lives’

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is celebrating the official opening of a new 12,000-square-foot facility that will focus on bringing additional resources to combat addiction in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.   The new facility, called the St. Elizabeth Physicians Journey Recovery Center, officially opened its doors on September 25. Created in conjunction with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation,...

Southbank, Newport, foundation partner to build on momentum, create new gateway entrances

Southbank Partners, the City of Newport and The Newport Foundation – building on the momentum of the construction of the new KY Route 9 into and through the city – have announced a partnership to develop vibrant, welcoming and highly-visible new gateway entrances into the community.   Monuments are planned for two of the new gateway roundabouts being built as part of the KY Route 9 extension...