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Behringer-Crawford Museum opens 2018 concert series with Nicole Zuraitis Music on May 3

Behringer-Crawford Museum will launch its 2018 concert series with an evening of original compositions, beautiful vocals and superb keyboard work by award-winning vocalist, pianist and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis Music. Weather permitting, concerts are held in BCM’s outdoor amphitheatre at 1600 Montague Road – Devou Park. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets for seating....

Our Rich History: ‘Appearance of a Town of Some Respectability’ — part two on 18th-Century Cincinnati

Part two of a series. By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune The relationship between civilians and the military in Cincinnati was so bad that in May 1793, when General Anthony Wayne arrived with 1,000 troops to fight the Indians, he refused to garrison the fort. Instead, he set up a military camp near the mouth of Mill Creek, about a mile south and west of the fort. He called it “Hobson’s Choice.”...

Former Notre Dame Academy softball star Baugh enjoying solid freshman season at Trine

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Notre Dame Academy graduate Kennedy Baugh is enjoying an outstanding first season as a member of the Trine University softball team. Baugh is currently hitting .357 with five home runs, and she owns a .700 slugging percentage. The freshman catcher has driven in 18 runs and she was named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Position Athlete of the Week earlier...

Prep Sports Notebook: Two baseball teams competing in All ‘A’ Classic sectional playoffs

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter If the Walton-Verona and Beechwood baseball teams win All “A” Classic sectional playoff games scheduled for this week, they’ll meet in the first round of the small-school state tournament. Braxton Foley Walton-Verona will host Kentucky Country Day at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Beechwood will visit Nicholas County at 11 a.m. Saturday in the sectional round...

Northern Kentucky Education Council honors ‘The Stars of Northern Kentucky;’ few tickets still available

A few seats are still available for the Northern Kentucky Education Council’s ‘The Stars of Northern Kentucky’ to be held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport. The evening celebrates educational excellence in Northern Kentucky. It begins with a reception and raffle at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Awards are given to teachers, students and community supporters of education. Purchase...

Pew Research Center: About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly online

By Andrew Perrin and JingJing Jiang Pew Research Center As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21% in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. Overall, 77% of Americans go online on a daily basis. That figure includes the 26% who go online almost constantly,...

Sen. Mitch McConnell: Aiming to legalize growing industrial hemp and help Kentucky farmers expand

For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in place and give our...

The River: A young man becomes a ‘captain’ and takes the Delta Queen from Cincinnati to New Orleans

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. The is a part of a long and continuing story. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune The AVALON rounded-to abreast Natchez-Under-the-Hill and slid into the sand below the cement ramp extending into the river at the foot...

Visit Bardstown: See Kentucky’s Official Outdoor Drama, Stephen Foster Story, and more this summer

The Stephen Foster Drama Association is celebrating 60 years of staging and sharing the story of America’s first great composer, Stephen Collins Foster. Set in the mid-19th century, “The Stephen Foster Story” follows the prolific songwriter as he paves the road for future musicians through love, heartache and struggles. Kentucky’s Official Outdoor Drama, it is one of the oldest...

Kentucky Highway Plan priorities 1,000 bridge repairs, 5,000 miles of pavement improvements

Kentucky’s 2018 Highway Plan will prioritize spending on more than 1,000 bridge repairs and 5,000 miles of pavement improvements during the next six years. “The recently enacted six-year Highway Plan represents the most balanced approach released by Kentucky in decades for addressing the Commonwealth’s transportation needs,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This data-driven plan moves us in the right...

New PiAzza at RiverCenter to ‘Rock for the Roses,’ derby event to benefit Horizon Community Funds

PiAzza at RiverCenter, Covington’s newest entertainment destination, is hosting the 2018 Rock for the Roses derby event benefiting the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky on Saturday, May 5. Celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports with live music, delicious food and beverages, giveaways, a hat contest, bourbon tasting, VIP party and more. “We are thrilled to bring this event...

Greater Cincinnati Foundation awards $300,000 ‘Providing Safety Net’ grants to nine NKY nonprofits

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently awarded $300,000 in grants to 9 nonprofits in Northern Kentucky to support the provision of food, shelter and behavioral health services for some the region’s most vulnerable residents, as part of GCF’s annual Providing a Safety Net funding round. All grants awarded were made in partnership with GCF donors.   “We care about this community and want to...

Smart Health: On the sweet side, local honey does have a lot of benefits, but there are some cautions

By Kristen Mees St. Elizabeth Healthcare Every spring and summer, you’ll likely see suggestions in the news to use local honey to boost immunity and decrease seasonal allergies. But is there any truth to it? The sweet side of local honey 
The short answer: local honey does have a lot of benefits. “Some research has shown that local honey can be a good source of vitamins and minerals, amino acids...

UK freshman Vanderbilt declares for NBA Draft, but holds off on hiring an agent

Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt has declared for the NBA Draft but doesn’t plan to hire an agent, leaving his options open to return next season. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Jarred Vanderbilt has decided to test the waters. The University of Kentucky freshman forward declared for the NBA Draft Friday but has opted against hiring an agent and could possibly...

Back-and-forth lawsuits by AG Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin involve new pension reform bill

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There’s a new wrinkle in the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear seeking that the public pension reform bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin be thrown out.   An important part of the suit alleged Senate Bill 151 is unconstitutional because it was signed by House Speaker Pro-Tem David Osborne, who Beshear argued is not...