A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Our Rich History: The Deweys and the development of Palm Beach County, Florida

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune Part 1 of a continuing series on Kentuckians and Ohioans in the development of Florida. It’s summer vacation time for Cincinnatians and Northern Kentuckians. Many will be headed to enjoy the fun and sun of Florida. The annual pilgrimage south occurs several times per year. In the winter, “snowbirds” and retirees migrate to Florida, followed by university...

Saturday’s Boone County Heritage Day and Chalkfest featured art, food, vintage cars and great weather

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter The ninth annual Boone County Heritage Day and Chalkfest, an outdoor event in downtown Burlington, was fun for the whole family. Buck Turner’s chalk art of Marvel’s Captain America and Iron Man (Photos by David Kubota). Attendees were able to witness as chalk masterpieces were crafted on the sidewalks and streets. The theme this year was “Superheroes”...

The River: Going upstream to Pittsburgh, the city on triangle formed by three rivers, where the Ohio starts

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. The is a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune About ten miles upstream from Sistersville, the chamber at Lock and Dam 15 was waiting as the AVALON rounded the sharp bend above the hamlet...

Christy Burch of Women’s Crisis Center receives Marsy’s Law award for distinctive service to victims

Christy Burch of the Women’s Crisis Center in Hebron, is among the first winners of the Kentucky Distinction in Victim Services Award. Marsy’s Law for Kentucky, a campaign championing constitutional rights for crime victims, has recognized four of many outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to protect and support victims. Christy Burch, director of Prevention for the Women’s...

Author Karisa Moore continues to turn the page on her son’s suicide through new book

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter Karisa Moore knows first-hand about the healing power of words – especially the right ones at the right time. Through her new book, Broken Butterflies: Emerging from Grief, A Suicide Survivor’s Poetic Journal, she hopes that her words will offer wise counsel and hope to readers. Moore’s son Jonathan, who committed suicide in 2014, and his siblings, Daniel...

Intrepid Urban Farmer: July 4th is key date for gardening experiment in backyard; oh, say can I see

By Ginger Dawson Special to NKyTribune The Fourth of July. Not only is this the birthdate of the wonderful American experiment as a democratic republic, it is also an important date for the gardening experiment going on in my backyard.   Celebrating 4th of July Now, I admit, my garden started out as more of a dictatorship.  I called the shots.  And, like a dictatorship, it was fraught with the...

Big Bone Lick fish relocated by state Fish and Wildlife team, as leaking dam is evaluated

Helping save fish facing an uncertain future and improving a public fishing opportunity at the same time were all in day’s work for a team of fisheries biologists and technicians with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources this week. The department offered its assistance to the Kentucky Department of Parks after the recent discovery of a leaking dam at Big Bone Lick State Historic...

Rural Blog: ‘Farmers for America’ documentary addresses the aging of the country’s farmers

A new documentary, “Farmers for America,” addresses big changes coming to the nation’s systems for growing, distributing and consuming food, and how America’s farmers are addressing them. Farmers face changing consumer demands as more people shop at farmers’ markets, commit to eating more local food and try to learn more about where their food comes from. Meanwhile,...

Kentucky by Heart: Exploring Kentucky’s role in War of 1812; Independence Day memories from Claryville

By Steve Flairty Special to NKyTribune After thinking about a Kentucky connection to Independence Day for this week’s column, I recalled hearing some intriguing facts about America’s War of 1812. The conflict included a highly significant number from the state who served militarily, including a two-time governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Additionally, another iconic Kentuckian used his governmental...

Our Rich History: World War I — a confusing array of ethnic tensions as citizens are harassed, terrorized

Part 9 of a continuing series on World War I By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune On May 20, 1918, Kelley-Koett Manufacturing Company of Covington sponsored a large advertisement in The Kentucky Post promoting the American Red Cross’s second national war fund drive. The campaign’s mission was to procure funds to feed the “starving women and children in the ruined districts of France and...

The River: Taking the AVALON up-river and enjoying the towns and a lot of history along the way

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. The is a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Middleport and Pomeroy, Ohio, not far from Point Pleasant at the Mouth of the Great Kanawha, the river we recently left behind, was “played”...

Heart transplant recipient living life to the fullest, diving with the sharks again at Newport Aquarium

By Benjamin Shipp NKyTribune intern When former Navy Seal Bruno Lanman was diagnosed with heart failure in 2003, he thought that his days spent in the cool, salty water of Shark Ray Bay at the Newport Aquarium were behind him. Lanman with the dive team in the shark tank at Newport Aquarium in his return to the water after a heart transplant (photos by Benjamin Shipp). This week, The Aquarium and Christ...

Chef John Foster: An amazing experience in Spain, enjoying the people, the scene and the fantastic food

Spain, was mind-blowing, a trip of a lifetime for me. Prime location in the Basque region, two must-see locations in Bilbao and San Sebastian. From the Guggenheim Museum to the gilt-edged romanticism of a seaport city, it was in many ways eye-opening. It was also a much-needed break and an anniversary with the one person in the world who probably appreciated it more than I did: my wife of 30 years....

Kenton County Parks & Recreation debuts new family yoga series in July at Lincoln Ridge Park

Kenton County Parks & Recreation and Madison Pike Yoga are offering free, 45-minute yoga classes for the entire family to participate in and enjoy. These classes will be held every Friday in the month of July from 10-10:45 a.m. at Lincoln Ridge Park in Shelterhouse 3. The class, instructed by Madison Pike Yoga, will involve review of yoga poses and an introduction to meditation. This yoga class...

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky summer programs are underway, welcome community support

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky summer assistance and shelter programs are in full swing, offering assistance to the region’s homeless. Webb The shower and laundry program provides access to basic hygiene, while the summer recovery program is aimed at getting the homeless into more permanent living arrangements. The Emergency Shelter was founded...