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Conner offense gets the job done without injured senior starter in 35-27 win over NewCath

Conner senior Matt Simpson returns the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in his team’s 35-27 win over Newport Central Catholic. (Photo by Rocia Walls) By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The Conner Cougars had to make some offensive adjustments after losing one of their most versatile players in the opening minutes of Friday’s home football game against Newport Central...

Kenton County Public Libraries to hold 31 days of local history, genealogy through October

What could be better than a pumpkin spice or chai latte every day before Halloween? Thirty-one days of programs brought to you by your local history and genealogy library friends. Starting October 1 the Kenton County Public Libraries kick off 31 days of programming. Grab your rain coat and walking shoes because couldn’t contain all of the fun to inside the library! The events include a whole bunch...

Augusta schools custodian Kathy Fryman takes care of building and the people inside; gets Fred Award

By Brenna Kelly Kentucky Teacher For the past 29 years custodian Kathy Fryman wasn’t just taking care of Augusta Independent School’s building, she was taking care of the people inside. “She just has a unique way of making others feel nurtured, comforted and cared for, like a mother or grandmother,” said Superintendent Lisa McCane. “She would just be there and listen. Everyone felt that they...

Ringleader pleads guilty in high-profile scheme to steal pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The accused mastermind of a high-profile bourbon-stealing scheme in Central Kentucky has pleaded guilty in the case that garnered international attention. Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger led the plot to steal high-priced bourbon from a pair of Kentucky distilleries. He entered the plea Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving...

Covington seeks volunteers for door-to-door effort to raise opioid overdose awareness this weekend

With the massive increase in heroin use and the rise in overdoses hitting Northern Kentucky, the City of Covington is teaming up with Kenton County, The Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, Planning and Development Services (PDS) and the Northern Kentucky Health Department to educate citizens on how to protect themselves, their friends and family, and their community. Working together with...

Man who killed friend while playing with a gun and smoking weed pleads guilty, could get 5 years

NKy Tribune staff A man whose foolish gunplay while high on marijuana resulted in the death of a friend could spend the next five years in jail. Gray On June 18, police say Dhezon D. Gray was smoking marijuana with Zachary Pouncy and two other individuals, while listening to music at a residence on West 26th Street in Covington. Gray, 21, admitted to loading a round into the chamber of the gun and...

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7-13-19-24-30, Lucky Ball 12: Is this your Kentucky Lottery ticket? Winner gets $25k a year for life

A lucky Kentucky Lottery player has won the second prize from last night’s Lucky for Life drawing, capturing $25,000 a year for life!      The winning numbers on the ticket will be: 7 – 13 – 19 – 24 – 30 with a Lucky Ball of 12.   The ticket was sold The ticket was sold at Speedway #9651 at 5360 Athens-Boonsboro Rd. in Lexington. The retailer will receive a $5000 selling bonus.   This...

Auto frame manufacturer Metalsa announces $36.5 m expansion in Owensboro, will add 113 jobs

Automotive frame manufacturer Metalsa Structural Products Inc. will add 113 jobs at its Owensboro facility with a $36.5 million expansion to produce a new line of stamped and welded components. “With three production facilities in the commonwealth, Metalsa stands as one of our largest automotive employers,” Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said. “We are grateful for this additional expansion and these...

Kentucky’s SEC-leading rushing defense putting the Wildcats on the map nationally

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today When it comes to stopping the run, Kentucky’s defense is among the best in the nation. Going into Saturday’s showdown against Southeastern Conference Eastern division rival Florida, the Wildcats (3-0) are ranked No. 1 in the league and fifth in the nation in rusging defense. Through three games, Kentucky has allowed just an average of 57 yards rushing per game. Kentucky’s...

Pair of legislative panels hear sobering accounts of impact of opioid crisis in Kentucky; it’s staggering

At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients. That’s one example of the “very desperate situation” the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators Wednesday in the Capitol Annex. He was among more than 25 people from across the country who testified...

Unemployment rates fall in 32 counties; Campbell’s is 3.9 percent, Boone and Kenton have 4.1 percent

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 85 counties between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.   
                    
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth...

Cincinnati Museum Center extends nomination deadline for Difference Maker Awards to Sept. 29

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has extended the nomination deadline for the tenth annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers Awards. Nominations for those individuals, groups and organizations making a difference in the lives of children are due September 29. Hayden, age 4, works with Greg Landsman at the YMCA Early Learning Center (Valley) in Roselawn. Photo by Mark Bowen/CBC For...

Woman charged for leaving child in hot car at Florence Mall, police say temp reached 105 inside

NKyTribune staff A Newport woman has been charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree for allegedly leaving her child in a hot car in the Florence Mall parking lot Thursday. Krups Florence Police say Chistina Krups, 29, left the child, who was sleeping, unattended in the car for at least 10 to 15 minutes. The outside temperature was 83 degrees, while the temperature inside the car was a sweltering...

CHFS unveils quality measures designed to better align reporting and improve outcomes

The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services is collaborating with healthcare associations, advocates, and employers to align quality improvement measures and streamline reporting procedures for healthcare providers across the state. The project is designed to reduce administrative burdens for physicians and provide more uniform data for comparisons. Glisson “Quality measures are critical as we...