A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Madalen Paul brings home awards from Quarter Horse Congress, riding Pipen Hot Irons

Special to NKyTribune Southgate’s Madalen Paul, 15, brought home one of only 12 All-Around awards from the All American Quarter Horse Congress competitions held recently in Columbus. A freshman at Highlands High School, Maddie, as she is known, has been riding since she was five years old. Her passion for horses and riding — and training — is paying off as she earned a champion title,...

Update on restoration of Union Terminal — completion a year away; Children’s Museum closed

The restoration of Union Terminal is now just a year away from completion but crews are busier than ever. Colder temperatures are beginning to shift the work inside but there is still plenty being accomplished on the exterior before winter fully arrives. Here’s a look at what crews are working on this month: Upcoming Work 1 Crews are beginning to clean the iconic tile mosaics that adorn the...

Gov. Matt Bevin: U.S. antiquated tax code needs to be modernized so America can be more competitive

Recently, our national economy has been rebounding following a long period of tepid recovery. That makes this the perfect time to tackle federal tax reform, and I applaud President Trump for his leadership on this issue.   In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our administration understands the importance of modernizing our antiquated tax structure in order to make our state more business friendly. Our...

Amazon awards $10,000 to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance for its military-to-job efforts

Amazon has provided a $10,000 donation to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance to support its work with area veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. “As one of the country’s leading community-based, collective impact, non-profits serving veterans and families in transition, the TVCA is proud to partner with Amazon and support the great work they are doing to help veterans...

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...

Beechwood students hold annual waffle charity fundraiser and break record for Emergency Shelter

Special to NKyTribune Beechwood High School students have broken a school record for a tasty tradition. The students’ annual waffle charity fundraiser has brought in $1.380. The proceeds go to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, based in Covington. Teacher Matt Behrensmeyer makes waffles for the fundraiser. “We were hoping to raise a thousand dollars,” said teacher Matthew Behrensmeyer,...

No. 7 Kentucky overcomes another slow start to hold off gritty East Tennessee State, 78-61

Kentucky coach John Calipari yells instructions to his team during a 78-61 win over East Tennessee State Friday night at Rupp Arena. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky got back on track, but it wasn’t easy. Coming off a 65-61 loss to No. 4 Kansas in the Champions Classic earlier this week, Quade Green scored a career-high 21 points to lead the seventh-ranked Wildcats to...

Boone County Republican Women’s Club elects Tami Wilson president; new officers’s terms begin Jan. 1

The Boone County Republican Women’s Club has installed new officers. The newly elected officers are Tami Wilson, President; Olivia Amlung, 1st Vice President; Melissa Shnider, 2nd Vice President; Marian Dunkerley, Secretary; Rennae Hageman, Treasurer. Officers will begin their terms January 1. “I’m excited to be chosen by our club to be the president,” stated Wilson. “I want to thank past...

Chef John Foster: Throw a KISS to Thanksgiving — and sit down to a meal all your guests can enjoy

By this time, you’ve probably read a half a dozen articles on how to present the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve watched countless shows on the best pumpkin pie, or the new improved side dishes to spice up your holiday tables. I don’t need to tell you about basting versus self-basting, the dangers of stuffing the bird or cooking the dressing separately. If you have...

Smart, No. 7 Georgia expecting a tough, physical encounter against Wildcats

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kirby Smart has taken note of how the atmosphere has changed at Kentucky. Although Georgia yanked out 27-24 victory over the Wildcats on a last-second field goal at Kroger Field last year, Smart praised Kentucky’s performance against his squad during his first season at the helm. “The energy and enthusiasm of that game last year when we played up there was incredible...

LRC executive director, David A. Byerman, says no public funding in sexual harassment settlement

Legislative Research Commission Executive Director David A. Byerman issued a statement Thursday that no public funding was used to settle sexual harassment claims during his two years in the position and, in fact, said money could not be spent without approval of the commission in an open meeting. “Controls are in place that require proper authorization before any disbursements are made from any...

Boone County rededicates Historic Courthouse, project preserves vital link to the county’s past

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The dedication of the renovated Boone County Courthouse Wednesday evening ensures that a piece of the region’s history will be preserved, while providing a new place for community members to come together. State and county officials on hand for the dedication of the renovated Historic Boone County Courthouse included, (l to r) State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence,...

Greg Grimme: Death tax threatens our family business; repeal should be part of tax bill

My grandfather started in the HVAC industry in 1930 and for the past 40 years, my brother and I have helped grow our part of Johnstone Supply into a business that supports dozens of jobs for my local community and across the country. I am deeply proud of the work we have done in this regard. Johnstone Supply is a national cooperative selling brand name parts and supplies for the HVAC industry. Together...

Burlington’s First Church of Christ hosting annual ‘An Old Kentucky Christmas’ December 7-10

First Church of Christ of Burlington is hosting its annual community event, An Old Kentucky Christmas, on the evenings of December 7th-10th. Last year, the church welcomed over 5,000 people to this event. Visitors will enjoy a Christmas Pioneer Village to visit the candle maker’s shop, the woodworker’s bench, Grandma’s cookies, and much more. The whole family will experience the nostalgia...

Purple People Bridge now features a state border line and historical plaque on 200-year boundary dispute

The newest feature on the Purple People Bridge is a purple state border line that allows you to firmly plant one foot in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the other in State of Ohio at same time. The bridge also features new welcome signs for both states along with a historical plaque that describes the nearly 200-year-old border dispute between the two states, which the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately...