A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

The Urology Group removing barriers, to provide free prostate cancer screening to first responders

The Urology Group will conduct a free prostate cancer screening on Wednesday for all Northern Kentucky firefighters and other first responders. The Urology Group, which has an office in Crestview Hills, wants to help first responders catch prostate cancer early, providing more time and treatment options for men.  The screening will be held April 26, 1–4 p.m. at the Edgewood Fire and EMS Department....

CVG has strong, historic quarter — continued passenger growth and major announcements

The first quarter of 2017 proved to be strong and historic for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) with continued passenger growth and major announcements.   Total enplanements were up 11.1 percent year-over-year and local passengers were up 15.9 percent. CVG set a new first quarter cargo tonnage record with more than 205,000 tons handled, totaling a year-over-year increase...

The Buddy Bench: Former pro baseball players team up to fight bullying in Erlanger-Elsmere schools

Former professional baseball players, Sean Casey and Tim Flannery, have teamed up through The Love Harder Project to support bullying prevention programs in the Erlanger-Elsmere School district with the Buddy Bench Project. Casey was a Cincinnati Reds first baseman and Flannery a San Diego Padres utility infielder and former 3rd base coach of the 3-time World Champion, San Francisco Giants. Sean Casey,...

Kroger and Freestore Foodbank to host Food Rescue Challenge and hunger relief conversation

Teams of local restaurant chefs and Cincinnati COOKS! students, community and government leaders, and other local hunger relief agencies will participate in a Food Rescue Challenge and hunger relief conversation on Tuesday, April 25. The event will take place in two segments: 2 p.m. – Food Waste Challenge, The Rosenthal Community Kitchen inside the Freestore Foodbank at 1141 Central Parkway. Fresh...

BBB Trends: Dreaming of starting your own business? National Small Business Week coming up

By Sandra Guile Better Business Bureau A dream starts out as just that – a dream, a doodle on a napkin, a far-fetched idea with intangible edges. Then, details of those dreams become clearer and clearer, with practical steps hashed out over a cup of coffee. Concepts are built in basements and garages, backyard sheds and barn floors. A spark is ignited into a passion so strong it drives a person...

World Maker & Inventor Expo, celebration of making, inventing, at Boone County High School Saturday

The World Maker & Inventor Expo will be held Saturday, April 29 at Boone County High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more.  The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over...

NKU golfer Jacob Poore named to Horizon League All-Conference first team; best all-league honor

By Bryan McEldowney NKU Athletics Communications Northern Kentucky’s sophomore men’s golfer Jacob Poore was named a Horizon League First Team All-Conference member on Saturday night. It marks the best all-league honor for a Norse in the team’s brief two-year history in the Horizon. Jacob Poore Poore has been on an absolute tear in the spring. Not only has he earned three-straight top-10 finishes,...

AAA reports gas prices at their highest for the year but starting to stall; switch to summer blend done

Gas prices in the region continue to climb, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the past few days. Local refiners wrapped up the switch to summer-blend gasoline, resulting in significant price increases over the last two weeks. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.42. This price is a penny more expensive than one week ago, 13 cents more than one month ago...

Hansen sells stake in Derby hopeful, Fast and Accurate, to Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller

NKyTribune staff Bode Miller, 2010 Olympic gold medalist, multiple World Cup alpine skiing champion and horseman, has bought a stake in Northern Kentucky physician Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Fast and Accurate. Northern Kentucky Physician Dr. Kendall Hansen (black jacket), wipes a tear after Fast and Accurate won the JACK Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park in March, earning a trip...

‘Shakespeare and the Queen City’ exhibit to feature an original First Folio at Cincinnati Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is pleased to announce Shakespeare and the Queen City, a temporary exhibition featuring an original First Folio, the first published collection of William Shakespeare’s works. The First Folio, printed in 1623, is one of only 234 known surviving copies that preserved 36 of Shakespeare’s plays after his death in 1616. To enhance this literary and historic treasure,...

SD1 seeks public comment on proposed budget; draft includes 5 percent increase in sanitary sewer

SD1 is currently accepting public comment on a proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The draft budget includes a 5 percent increase in the sanitary sewer service fees charged to customers for FY 2018. If approved, residential customers would see an average monthly increase of $2.16, or $0.36 per hundred cubic feet (HCF) of water usage, on their SD1 bills for sanitary sewer service. The rate adjustment...

Ex-Wildcat Derek Willis chooses agent, starts preparing for next phase of basketball career

By Keith Taylor Special to NKyTribune BEREA — Derek Willis is ready for the next phase of his career. Nearly a month after his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky ended, Willis is preparing for the next step, one he hopes leads to a successful career in the professional ranks. Former Kentucky standout Derek Willis signs a basketball for a young fan during a visit to Kingston Elementary...

Chef Foster: Changing our habits key to eating healthier foods, improving our diets — give it a try

It is a constant struggle I know, between what we want and what we need. I’m not talking mainstream concepts, ideas or trends, but the choices we make when we sit down, (or stand, or drive) to eat. I am after all a chef, and while I may have opinions on other more worldly and important topics, I understand that food and its impact on us is my utmost concern. At this point in my career, both at...

Lynne Saddler: Food safety matters — here’s how to stay safe and still enjoy those fairs and festivals

For many Northern Kentucky families, eating at fairs and festivals is a tradition. For many individuals and companies in Northern Kentucky, providing food to those events is a business—and one that definitely booms particularly in the warm weather months. Between the two, the public and the operators, the Northern Kentucky Health Department has an important role: Ensuring that the food served at...

Margaret ‘Margie’ Poore dies after battle with cancer, remembered as a gracious woman, devoted to family

Margaret Mayo Poore — affectionately known as ‘Margie’ — passed away, after a battle with cancer, at her home on April 18 surrounded by family. She was the wife of Dr. Floyd Poore, a longtime family practice physician and former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Dr. Poore ran for governor and Congress during his political career. They were married for 45 years. She...