A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Master Provisions continues to do more, MPower Lunch provides opportunity for community to help

The theme of the Master Provisions MPower Lunch at the Airport Marriott in Hebron was, fittingly, “Together, let’s do more!” Babik Master Provisions has been “doing more,” by connecting resources to needs since the organization was founded in 1994 to function as an international clothing ministry and to provide support for orphan care. Along the way, Master Provisions increased the focus...

Kentucky by Heart: Writing, faith in God help Rita Setness cope with unexpected loss of son

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Writing a book called Surviving Child Loss was, for Nicholasville resident Rita Setness, part of her personal therapy in attempting to survive the loss of a child. In fact, her writing about son Jonathon began soon after his unexpected death at age 26 in December 2013. As one might expect, the emotional blow of her son’s sudden passing tossed Rita head long into...

Our Rich History: World War I heats up for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, with hopes for a quick end

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune On October 21, 1917, World War I heated up for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). On that day, the First Division of the AEF fired the first American shell at the war front in Europe. Meanwhile, one week prior — on October 15th — the 42nd AEF, dubbed the “Rainbow Division” because it was composed of National Guard units from every state, steamed...

Evangelist Billy Graham celebrates his 99th birthday; to be commemorated over airwaves through Nov. 17

From Kentucky Today Famed evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his 99th birthday last Tuesday with lemon cake while sermons from his prolific international ministry run around the clock.

 Social media swarmed with birthday greetings to Graham, who lives with nursing care at the same home in Montreat, N.C., where he and his late wife Ruth Bell Graham reared their five children.

 “Wishing...

Happy Veterans’ Day today; one of Northern Kentucky’s favorite veterans John Klette will be 100

In 1942, 24-year-old John H. Klette Jr. enlisted in the Air Corps to help fight Nazi Germany. He became a decorated bomber pilot. He flew 51 missions in WW II and, later, over 50 missions in the Korean War. He started practicing law 1952 in his father’s law firm. Today, he still goes to the office everyday at Klette, Klette & Mauntel. Northern Kentucky Bar Association is holding a special...

Chef John Foster: Meal planning takes center stage in the kitchen as holiday season approaches

Holiday meals always present the most obvious challenges to cooks. Pre-planning, prep lists that stretch over two or three days. Multiple trips to the grocery store and multiple carts are standard operating procedure this time of year. So many articles on holiday planning, menus and “new” techniques fill the magazines or websites of the cooking world that the rest of the day-to-day planning is...

Braxton Brewing Winter Block Party includes release of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, live music

Braxton Brewing Company will be releasing its Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Charge, at their third annual Winter Block Party on Saturday, December 2nd. The Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout will be released in 22 oz. bottles along with six variants. “We have been hard at work on Dark Charge and the different variants we are bringing to you this year,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder & COO of...

Perennial Small Space: See ‘Portals’ — a ‘Glimpse into Other World’ by Logan Walden — opening Nov 11

Over the last four months, the 10×10 foot store front of the Mutual building at 625 Madison Avenue has been transformed into an immersive gallery experience where local artists have had their work on display. There are two more shows to finish out the 2017 season. Exhibition attendees can expect a captivating viewing experience unique to each show, with every detail of the intimate space in control...

Kentucky by Heart: This and that — know an Everyday Hero?; have a Thanksgiving memory. . .

I just returned from a trip to Hazard, in Perry County, where I interviewed District Court Judge Leigh Anne Stephens, whom I believe is a considerably inspirational person. Here’s the reason. Bemoaning the sadness of so many troubled young brought before her in court, she led in establishing a one-week summer camp to help boys receive strong, positive mentoring and wholesome activities to redirect...

Our Rich History: Here are some simple archivist techniques to preserve family documents, photos

By Stephen Enzweiler Special to NKyTribune The history of Northern Kentucky is a rich one. Its highly textured mosaic of people, places and events spans centuries and has contributed to the development and growth of a region and a nation. Much of this history is to be found in area museums, archives and libraries. But it can also to be found as loose material in dusty attics, in the forgotten bottoms...

Put some bounce in your opera (or opera in your bounce) with ‘Bounce: The Basketball Opera’

By William McCann Special to NKyTribune LEXINGTON – Balls float, players dunk, music soars, and the myth of Icarus’s fall into the sea is retold in a fresh new way in Bounce: The Basketball Opera. Opening on November 10 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church — just blocks from Rupp Arena — Bounce will introduce basketball fans to opera and maybe even some opera fans to the joys of basketball. Seated...

Fans, handicappers, make the trip from Kentucky and throughout the region for Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Del Mar, CA – Kentucky was well-represented with owners, jockeys and trainers at the Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar and some fans from the region also made their way out to California for horse racing’s big day. A group from throughout the tri-state region made the trip to Del Mar California for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Pictured (l to...

Chef John Foster: Herbs, an acquired joy of cooking; used fresh or dry, they matter (though fresh is best!)

Let’s be honest here, no one expected snow to fall before Halloween. True, there wasn’t much in the way of accumulation, but the fact that it got cold enough to see the flakes fall literally sent shivers up my spine. I’m not ready yet to give up on fall and slog through an early winter, but as is always the case with Mother Nature, it seems she has other plans. Now we may be left with hustling...

Victory of Light Psychic Festival to feature 300 psychics, healers and exhibitors at expo

Three Kentucky mediums and healers will be featured at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Victory of Light Psychic Festival, one of the country’s largest metaphysical conventions for the general public. The expo will be held Nov. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati. Three hundred psychics, healers and exhibitors will fill...