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Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman arrested, charged with burglary, theft of a controlled substance

NKyTribune staff Kentucky State Police, Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations – West (DE/SI West), have arrested the Sheriff of Carroll County, Jamie Kinman. Sheriff Kinman Kinman turned himself in at the Grant County Courthouse Wednesday, where he was reportedly processed and released. He has been charged with 2 counts of Burglary and 2 counts of Theft of a Controlled Substance. Kinman was acquitted...

Majestic Monarch butterfly show opens Saturday at Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park

The Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park will open its celebrated 2017 International Butterfly show, Majestic Monarch, on Saturday. Presented by Macy’s, the show will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is: Adults $7 • Youth $4 (5-17 years) • Children 4 and under FREE. This year’s show will celebrate the beauty of the majestic monarch butterflies and their amazing long journey across...

Boone County Fiscal Court to vote on reduced dwelling unit fee in April to pay for system upgrades

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Boone County Fiscal Court is one step closer to approving an ordinance that will allow for improved 911 emergency dispatch services, while identifying an alternate funding source for enhancements to its communications system for first responders. The Fiscal Court considered two options at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting and chose a dwelling unit...

KHIP: Poll shows Kentuckians need to be more physically active to achieve good health

Being physically active is one of the most valuable things a person can do to maintain good health. The 2016 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP), sponsored by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, asked Kentucky adults about neighborhood conditions and physical activity. Eight in 10 Kentucky adults (79 percent) said they were either very physically active (30 percent) or somewhat...

UK announces two-year contract extensions, pay increases for both Calipari and Stoops

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari and football head coach Mark Stoops have each agreed to two-year extensions to their respective contracts, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced on Wednesday. The amendment to Calipari’s contract extends his deal from March 30, 2022 to March 30, 2024. Calipari’s total guaranteed compensation – including base salary, media/endorsement...

Young Ludlow artist Savannah Vagedes to hold her first art show Saturday at Wynners Cup

Staff report Young Ludlow artist Savannah Vagedes will hold her first art show Saturday at Wynners Cup in Ludlow. Mayor Ken Wynn, proprietor of the cafe, often hosts area artists and is particularly proud to be featuring the work of Vagedes, an 18-year-old graduate of Ludlow High School. Vagedes says her passion for art was sparked at a young age and carried her through moving around the country and...

Braxton Brewing Company to open innovation facility on Ei8ht Ball Brewing Company site in Bellevue

Braxton Brewing Company has shared its latest expansion plans, announcing an innovation facility ahead of their 2nd Anniversary Party on Saturday, March 25. Braxton Labs, a brewery and taproom located at 95 Riviera Dr, in Bellevue, will allow the company to focus on innovative new styles and products while continuing to scale their flagship brewery in Covington. Braxton Labs will open in the Summer...

Bad Girl Ventures becomes Aviatra Accelerators, reflecting innovation, success of ‘Women on the Rise’

Bad Girl Ventures (BGV), an accelerator devoted to empowering women-owned startups and small businesses, announced its new name and brand identity today: Aviatra Accelerators. The new name is a combination of two Latin words — avis, the Latin word for bird, and atria, meaning open to the sky. The new brand captures the spirit of pioneering women aviators like Amelia Earhart and Women Airforce...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Nine-banded armadillo a curious critter — and an unwelcome exotic species

Their appearance is comical — a compact body, with the profile of a loaf of bread, covered by bony plates and scales. The legs seem way too short, but have grotesquely long “toenails.” The head is small with a pointed pig-like snout. The ears are pointy and erect, like the ears on a Chihuahua dog. They have a hairy belly, which is exposed when they stand upright on their hind legs. But this...

Lineup changes announced for JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes, post-position draw today

The lineup for Saturday’s $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) has changed as new players emerged to alter the landscape. Hot Dad and Impressive Edge have been taken out of consideration by their trainers, the former deemed not yet ready by Mike Maker and the latter, trained by Dale Romans, not likely to draw in behind others with more earnings. Maker also confirmed the previously intended...

Cincy coach likes UCLA’s chances, Cats focused on themselves going into powerhouse showdown

By Keith Taylor Special to NKyTribune Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin believes UCLA has the right tools in place to make a run at the national title. The Cincinnati coach came away impressed with the Bruins following a 79-67 loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night. Even though UCLA coach Steve Alford has been mentioned as a possible successor to Tom Crean at Indiana, Cronin thinks...

Union man suffers life-threatening injuries in Tuesday accident involving car and motorcycle on U.S. 42

NKyTribune staff report A Union man was serious injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on U.S. 42 . The Boone County Sheriff’s Department says Chandler Steed, 21, was transported to St. Elizabeth, Florence after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a vehicle on U.S. 42 at Arbor Springs Boulevard in Union at 5:12 p.m. Steed was later transported by Air Care to University Medical...

Healthy baby takin calf born at Cincinnati Zoo; eighth live birth of the species of hoofed mammal there

Seven-year-old takin Sally gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday, March 18, 2017, around 2 p.m. at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Her previous calf, born in 2015, had to be hand-reared due to medical issues, so this is her first real attempt to raise offspring.  Her care staff has observed multiple nursing sessions and reported that the calf looks good and strong. Sally, a seven-year-old...

Locally based Core Consulting launches emerging leader program targeting wastewater utility industry

Core Consulting Group, a Cincinnati-based organizational development and communication strategies consulting company recently launched an emerging leader program targeted at the wastewater utility industry, and it’s getting national attention. With retirement rates in this industry on the rise, the five-month program designed to grow utility leaders of the future kicked off in Chicago on February...

Gayle Pille: By any name — Whistle-Pig, Land Beaver, Woodchuck, Groundhog — they are largest squirrels

It’s hard not to love a Whistle-Pig or Land Beaver – or Woodchuck or Groundhog. Yep, they are all the same creature and that critter also happens to be our largest ground squirrel. And you can forget the saying, “How much wood does a Woodchuck chuck,” because Woodchucks don’t chuck any wood. The etymology of the name Woodchuck actually stems from a Native American name, “Wuchak.” At...