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Kentucky Youth Advocates: Cynthia Schepers tells difficult story about growing up in foster care

We know that youth in Kentucky are key to creating positive change for kids, and their leadership galvanizes other youth, parents, educators, community leaders, and legislators. In the Kentucky Youth Speak Up series, students advocate for policies, encourage other youth to serve their communities, promote strategies for student success, and motivate all of us to build the best commonwealth for...

Chef Foster: Channel your inner Pilgrim by making creative recipes using seasonal pumpkins

Inevitably, sometime in October I will be pressed to write about pumpkins. I will talk about their history, the origins, the botanical aspects of the various squash, and finally what you can and can’t do with them. It’s not that I mind doing this, pumpkins are after all the focal point of October, and even fall in general. Pumpkin festivals, along with corn mazes and fall hay rides were part of...

Duke linemen capture 18 awards at linemen’s rodeo, Burlington’s Gripshover excels in competition

Duke Energy linemen roped in 18 awards at the International Lineman’s Rodeo October 14 in Bonner Springs, Kansas, with Bryan Minikel, a lineman apprentice from Cary, N.C., taking home the world champion apprentice title. Minikel also earned the top apprentice title in the investor-owned utility division and won first place in the apprentice written test. “This award is a tremendous blessing...

Kentucky by Heart: Biographies of humorist Cobb, iconic Still among newly released Kentucky books

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Every several months, I look forward to driving to the Kentucky Monthly office in Frankfort to obtain a selection of newly released Kentucky books to review for the magazine. I define “Kentucky books” simply as ones about Kentucky or written by a Kentucky author. For my taste, it’s grounds for salivating profusely without being taken to task. This batch...

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...

NKY Heroin Impact Response Task Force to hold free interactive Strategies for Hope in Dayton Oct. 18

Members of the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force are planning an interactive forum for residents and business owners in Dayton. “Strategies for Hope,” is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Lincoln Elementary, 701 Fifth Ave., Dayton. The free event will provide information about steps citizens can take in response to the heroin epidemic. Topics covered include...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra kicks of season with pairing of classics, rock, at Greaves Concert Hall

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra opens its 26th Season on October 14, at Greaves Concert Hall, with a unique pairing of classics and rock & roll. Rachmaninoff, left, and Camen Sergei Rachmaninoff’s works — vast sonic canvases, with lush sonorities — made him the last of the truly Romantic composers. Sixty years later, such romanticism was not lost on young rock & roll singer/songwriter...

Chef Foster: Soup may not be a cure-all, but it can still be a remedy for what’s ailing us

I’ve got the sniffles and a nagging cough. Not sure if it’s allergies or I’ve finally succumbed to a common cold that’s been circulating through school. The good and the bad of fall wrapped up into one condition for which there is no cure, except? Well you can’t really call soup a cure for anything, but it can be a remedy for a lot of what may ail us. A cure would be too easy, would allow...

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....

Latonia Business Association to host annual Halloween Block Party, Oct. 21 at Ritte’s Corner

NKyTribune staff The Latonia Business Association’s largest annual event is the Halloween Block Party. Every October, the LBA – with the help of  many wonderful partners – host this entirely free family event. It brings thousands of folks to the Ritte’s Corner area for a fun-filled day full of super-heroes, princesses, ghosts, witches, and other costumed children of all ages. Supported by...

Kentucky by Heart: Hatton has an incurable need to help people, all with a smile on his face

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Reading Dale Hatton’s posts on Facebook are sure to put a grin on your face. He likes to share his light touch with some low-key humor, usually of the clean variety and always good-natured in content. As you read him daily, you’ll also likely find him to be a caring sort, one who has a genuine passion to help those in his Winchester community who “are having...

Our Rich History: Monte Cassino Chapel has storied legacy in Benedictine monks, wine-making

By Stephen Enzweiler Special to NKyTribune On Turkeyfoot Road in Crestview Hills, there is a structure that seems out of place. It is made of dressed fieldstone with an interior that measures just eight feet high and four feet wide. It stands alone in an open field like a sentinel, oddly beautiful in its solitude, a survivor of another time and place, a relic of our Northern Kentucky past. It is unique,...

HalloWhinny Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 29 has special activities throughout the day at the Ky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will host the HalloWhinny Fall Festival, a day of family-friendly fun to celebrate the fall season, on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1-6 p.m. Several special activities will be offered throughout the day, most of which will be included in the cost of admission. “The HalloWhinny Fall Festival is a great way to draw families from our local communities to the Kentucky Horse Park,”...

Special Olympics Kentucky’s flag football starts on Sunday with regional tournament

Competition in the 2017 Special Olympics Kentucky flag football season will get underway on Sunday, October 8, when more than 125 athletes on 11 teams compete at the Northern Kentucky Regional Flag Football Tournament at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills. Teams will compete for regional titles in three divisions. Games start at 11 a.m. and will run consistently through 4 p.m. Four teams from...