A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Florence man indicted, charged with stabbing, killing his wife in the basement of their home in 2016

NKyTribune staff A Boone County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted a Florence man on charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife. Skirmont The Boone County Commonwealth Attorney alleges Ronald Skirmont, 75, killed his wife, Marilyn Skirmont, in the basement of their Wellington Drive home in June, 2016. Marilyn Skirmont’s death was reported by a 911 caller as a suicide, but...

Ashley Judd to headline YWCA Career Women of Achievement luncheon on May 9 in Cincinnati

Actress, humanitarian, author and renown women’s advocate Ashley Judd is the keynote speaker for the May 9 YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon to be held at Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center. This year marks the 39th anniversary of the YWCA’s recognition of outstanding businesswomen in Greater Cincinnati through the annual luncheon and awards program. The event is now the largest...

KY Department of Agriculture Mobile Science Activity Center visits Villa Madonna Academy today

Miss Kentucky Molly Matney will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) when it visits Villa Madonna Academy today to teach students about agriculture and its vital role in their everyday lives. The MSAC also will appear at Villa Madonna on Feb. 21-22. Three MSACs travel to schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity...

CVG, FAA partner with AirMap for protocols on how drones can operate within five miles of the airport

Drone operators are now able to operate in certain areas within five miles of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. Prior to LAANC and other recent technology enhancements, drones were prohibited within five miles of any airport.   In conjunction...

‘The Real Mayberry’ — yes, it’s a place where Andy Griffith grew up and represents rural hometowns

By Heather Chapman The Rural Blog Mount Airy, N.C., population about 10,000, was the inspiration for the fictional town of Mayberry in “The Andy Griffith Show,” starring its most famous native. On the show, neighbors were neighborly, and the town’s problems could be solved in a half hour, but the reality is different. With his new documentary “The Real Mayberry,” Mount...

Lewis County sheriff’s deputies seize half-pound of crystal meth — largest ever — after a traffic stop

Lewis County recorded its largest seizure ever, taking in a half-pound of a substance believe to be crystal methamphetamine after a traffic stop, the Lewis County Herald reported. Ollin Driggers (Police photo) Sheriff’s deputies in Lewis County have charged a Greenup County man with multiple offenses.


 Sheriff Johnny Bivens said the arrest of Ollin Driggers, 40, of Greenup came Saturday...

Cabinet for Economic Development asking local governments to help identify ‘Opportunity Zones’

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is asking local governments of counties and cities across Kentucky to assist in identifying census tracts for potential designation as “Opportunity Zones”. Submissions are due to the Cabinet for Economic Development on or before February 26. What are Opportunity Zones? Public Law 115-97, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, allows the Governor...

Northern Kentucky History Day returns to Boone County Public Library Burlington Branch in March

Northern Kentucky History Day will once again take place at Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington. This popular event is Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over the past 25 years, Northern Kentucky History Day has become a touch point for historians, educators, researchers and the interested public to come together to celebrate the vibrant and diverse history of Northern...

MSN.com selects Covington as the Kentucky “Must-See Under-the-Radar City” to see in every state

Covington is the city in Kentucky that is cited in a lifestyle report by MSN.com, “The Must-See Under-the-Radar City in Every State.” The photo-feature names one city in every state as a “must-see” destination for travelers. The featured places on “roads less travelled” are cost-attractive, not-so-commercialized and “give you the thrill of going someone undiscovered.” Here’s...

Kentucky’s Tom Hammond is center stage in NBC coverage of Olympics’ ice skating in South Korea

By Melissa White and Amy Jones-Timoney University of Kentucky The familiar voice of Tom Hammond is echoing in living rooms around the country once again as the University of Kentucky alumnus broadcasts the Olympic games for NBC sports. Hammond, a 1967 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is in a familiar seat for the 2018 Winter Olympics: calling ice...

BIRCUS Brewing Co. honors Susan B. Anthony, leader of Temperance movement, on Valentines Day

The BIRCUS Brewing Co. celebrated women on Valentine’s Day by honoring the birth of Susan B. Anthony. Anthony was most known for her work fighting to allow women’s voting rights, the abolition of slavery, and the temperance movement; which BIRCUS has decided to forgive in light of her other, nation-changing, accomplishments. Over the past several months, BIRCUS has become known for “One for All Wednesday,”...

NKY Chamber names finalists for its Business IMPACT Awards; winners to be named March 28

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the Business IMPACT Awards. On Wednesday, March 28, the NKY Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses at the Business IMPACT Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, from 4–6 p.m. at Drees Pavilion in Covington. From last year’s event The Business IMPACT Awards recognize businesses – small and large, new and long-standing,...

Louisville chef Welenken, a Sullivan University grad, makes it to the finals of Food Network’s Chopped

Chef Andrew Welenken, a graduate of Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies and Executive Chef at La Chasse in Louisville, was recently on The Food Network’s Chopped. Welenken (provided) Chopped is a competitive cooking show that has four chefs face off to prepare a three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert. After each course, a panel of three guest...

People in News: Kramer named to ethics committee; Mast advances at Union, Winslow appointed

Kramer appoint to KBA Judicial Ethics Committee The Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association has appointed DBL Law partner David Kramer to a four-year term on the KBA’s Judicial Ethics Committee. David Kramer The Judicial Ethics Committee of the KBA responds to inquiries by Kentucky judges or judicial candidates regarding the ethical implications of their own prospective or ongoing conduct,...

Dr. Roy Moser, 63, of Taylor Mill died Friday; services to be Thursday at St. Patrick Church

Dr. Roy J. Moser III, 63, of Taylor Mill, died Friday at home, surrounded by family and friends. Dr. Roy Moser He is the brother-in-law of state Rep. Kim Poore Moser. He was a member of the Chito-ryu Karate Federation and a member of St. Patrick Church in Taylor Mill. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy J. Moser Jr. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Heather Moser; his children, Rory...