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Cov’s Doug Kelley rolls perfect game in Special Olympics Kentucky State Bowling Tournament

Special Olympics athlete Doug Kelley of Covington rolled a perfect 300 game Saturday at the Special Olympics Kentucky State Bowling Tournament at Fern Valley Strike and Spare in Louisville. Doug Kelly Kelley’s perfect game came in the second of his two-games in the tournament. He bowled a 200 in the first game for a 500 series to win the Gold Medal in his division. This isn’t the first time Kelley...

Purple People Bridge all decked out for Christmas Walk — Tree of Lights, decorations, music, activities

For the first time in its 145-year history, the Purple People Bridge will be decked out with lights, decorations, and music during the month of December as part of the bridge’s inaugural Christmas Walk. Newport Vice Mayor Tommy Guidugli and his daughter, Giabella, 5, turned on the lights   Giabella Guidugli, the five-year-old daughter of Newport Vice-Mayor Tommy Guidugli, flipped on a switch to...

John Foster: Sharing insight into grandeur of Ferris Wheel, the restaurant business, success, failure

The restaurant industry has always been an amusement park attraction, for as long as I’ve called Lexington my home. Part funhouse, part coaster, with the unpredictable nature of a tilt a whirl and the grandeur of the Ferris Wheel. More than once I’ve seen fortunes rise and fall, sending seismic shifts throughout our tight-knit community, and into the consciousness of the general public. Empires...

Kenton County Public Library receives $25k ALA grant to develop youth coding programs

The Kenton County Public Library announced today that they have received a $25,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to design and implement coding programs for young people. The Kenton County Public Library is one of 28 libraries around the country to receive a grant from Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google, which promotes...

Boone County Public Library December calendar for adults includes Walton’s Christmas On Main

The Boone County Public Library offers a wide range of events, activities and programs for adults at its branches and throughout the community in the month of December. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children will be published separately. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet...

Kenton County Library’s annual report: 171,995 people have library card, checked out over 2m items

Take a look at what’s going on at the Kenton County Library. Who says libraries are boring? Here’s the Kenton County Public Library’s Annual Report: Click image to go to website From the Kenton County Library

Our Rich History: Early Kentucky patents and inventors; search free at NKU’s Steely Library

By John Schlipp Special to NKyTribune Northern Kentucky has a rich history of inventors and patents, even as early as the antebellum period. The US Constitution encouraged national innovation by establishing that “Congress shall have Power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings...

NFPA and Sparky have some advice for getting Kids in the Kitchen — here are age-appropriate activities for the kids

Holidays are a time for cooking — and everybody in the family loves to pitch in, making the kitchen the place to be. The National Fire Protection Association and its spokesdog, Sparky, offers some helpful advice for getting kids engaged in cooking — safely. Here are some helpful hints for kids — and age-appropriate activities that are safe for them. Get everybody in the family involved...

Newport on the Levee gears up for holidays with tree lighting, renovated AMC theaters and Scuba Santa

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Newport on the Levee has shifted into full-on Christmas mode this week with the traditional-tree lighting Tuesday evening and the arrival of Scuba Santa today. The 50-foot tree is illuminated with1.4 million lights at Newport on the Levee Also, just in time for the holiday movie-going season, is the debut of the renovated AMC Newport on the Levee 20,  which...

Brianza Gardens Vineyard & Winery among cup-winners in state Commercial Wine Competition

Some familiar names and a first-time winner rounded out the list of Commissioner’s Cup-winning wineries at the 2017 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition. “The Commissioner’s Cup is the highest recognition awarded in the Commonwealth to the top Kentucky wine of the year in each of four categories,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “These and the other medal-winning...

NFPA offers some tips on safe cooking during the holidays; first, don’t use a turkey fryer

While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another’s company, it’s also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) latest “Home Fire Involving Cooking Equipment” report, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 as on any other typical...

Kentucky by Heart: Thanksgiving brings back fond memories of friends, family and feasts of rich food

I’m in favor of the Thanksgiving season to be termed the most important holiday that Americans celebrate. The theme of gratefulness is a universal one, not held back by the narrow lines of religious, or other, differences. It’s a time when, at least theoretically, we show appreciation for the good things around us (the bounty) rather than to focus on what we’d like but don’t possess. Out of...

Our Rich History: Covington Latin School’s first home was a Methodist Church, demolished in 1940

By David E. Schroeder Special to NKyTribune Covington Latin School was established in September 1923 by Bishop Francis Howard. When Bishop Howard arrived in Covington, he discovered the need to establish high schools for boys. The only high school program for young men was a two-year commercial course called St. Joseph, operated by the Brothers of Mary on 12th street in Covington (this school transitioned...

Intrepid Urban Farmer: A life-lesson on garlic, the Stinking Rose, is it’s OK to do it the hard way

By Ginger Dawson Special to NKyTribune Getting involved in this gardening business takes time.  Like life, it takes time to find out about things regarding nature, and I include in that, most importantly, human nature.  Now there’s a topic.  Can anyone tell me that they knew anything about that right out of the chute? Being somewhat of an autodidact, I have, by nature and temperament, chosen to...

Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland returns to Newport Aquarium to celebrate holidays under the sea

 Newport Aquarium offers a holiday tradition under the sea Nov. 24 – Dec. 31 at Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland. Newport Aquarium is the only place where families can celebrate the holidays under the sea as Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa blends the thrill of indoor bubble showers and the intimacy of uniquely holiday-themed galleries with the tradition of Scuba Santa, who has delighted guests...