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Florence, Newport among Northern Kentucky cities with Memorial Day parades, observances

The City of Florence will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade & Program on Monday, May 29, 2017. Join the City as it honors the men and women of the Armed Forces who fought and died to defend our Country in the past and present wars. At 10 a.m. the parade will begin at Boone County High School and end at the Boone County Veterans Memorial (located on the campus of the Florence Government Center,...

Northern Kentucky’s Jim Bunning – U.S. Senator, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

NKyTribune staff Former U.S. Senator, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member and Northern Kentucky favorite son Jim Bunning has died. Bunning (photo courtesy of Major League Baseball) Bunning, 85, was born in Southgate and made a name for himself in both the baseball world and in Congress. His gruff personality sometimes rankled members of both parties, but he was widely respected among his colleagues...

Ten public libraries in Kentucky receive 20-year state construction grants totaling $20 million

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has awarded 10 Public Library Facilities Construction Fund grants totaling $20 million over 20 years. Each library will receive an allotted dollar amount annually for the next 20 years to assist with debt retirement. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives has awarded more than $44.5 million since 2000 The total amount KDLA is distributing...

The City of Covington announces road closures for Memorial Day events and other upcoming dates

The following events have been issued Special Event Permits by the City of Covington. During these events some roads sections will be temporary closed to through traffic. The closures will be managed by off-duty law enforcement officers hired by the event organizers. Hungerwalk 5K Race & Walk Monday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The following streets will either be closed or have lane restrictions...

AAA expects busiest Memorial Day travel weekend in years; provides tips for motorists, air travelers

NKyTribune staff Northern Kentuckians and Cincinnatians are joining other Americans planning to travel over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Cheryl Parker, Regional Director, Public and Government Affairs for AAA, said people are eager to get out and kick off summer over the Memorial Day weekend (photos by Mark Hansel). AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more...

Rural Blog: Trump’s budget proposal contains major Medicaid cuts; passage in House doubtful

President Trump’s budget proposal, which was released Tuesday and will cut Medicaid by more than $800 billion over 10 years, will largely hurt the rural working-class voters who propelled him into the White House, Andrew Restuccia, Matthew Nussbaum and Sarah Ferris report for Politico. While Trump promised to help American workers, his “spending blueprint follows established conservative...

Gateway announces sale of property on Amsterdam Road to CondoView LLC for $3.2 million

Gateway Community & Technical College has announced that the sale of the property on 1025 Amsterdam Road has closed. The purchase price was $3.2 million. It was purchased by CondoView, LLC. CondoView LLC’s records on file with the state Secretary of State’s office shows the organization president and managing members to be William Borek and the office to be office to be in Cincinnati....

Gene Kirchner to go from Fort Thomas Schools superintendent to Sr. VP/COO at NKY Chamber

Fort Thomas Schools Superintendent Gene Kirchner has been named Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He will join the Chamber upon his retirement from Fort Thomas Schools this June. “I’m thrilled to have Gene on board. I have known him for about 30 years, and it will be fun to work with him,” said Trey Grayson, president & CEO of...

Ft. Mitchell’s Hannah Prichard is making her dream become reality, wins best supporting actress award

By Michael Ayers NKyTribune Intern Beechwood High School alumna and University of Kentucky graduate, Hannah Prichard is earning her reputation as a stage performer in Los Angeles. Prichard won the 2017 Stage Raw Award for best supporting actress for her role in, A Singular They, a new play that opened to rave reviews at L.A.’s Blank Theater. Hannah Prichard won best supporting actress for, A...

News briefs: Allen gets Fulbright grants; Sherron selected for seminar; Lyons to Gateway Foundation

Western Kentucky University graduate Laura Allen of Northern Kentucky is one of three students who have earned Fulbright grants. A healthcare administration graduate, Allen is the daughter of Dan and Rosie Allen and a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College. Her Fulbright grant will fund a year of environmental gerontological research with faculty at Windesheim University in Zwolle, Netherlands. Laura...

Judges executive approve SD1 2018 fiscal year budget; includes 5 percent increase in sanitary sewer

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The region’s judges executive have voted unanimously to approve the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) budget for fiscal 2018. SD 1 Executive Director Adam Chaney (center) listens to feedback from the region’s judges-executive regarding the utility’s Fiscal 2018 budget. The budget, which includes a 5 percent increase in sanitary...

All Boone County Public Library locations to become smoke and tobacco free properties, beginning July 1

Special to the NKyTribune from Carrie Herrmann Over the last two years, I have received many comments from people who visit our libraries about smoking. Seven in ten Boone County voters favor smoke-free environments, according to a poll by nkyhealth.org. Boone County Public Library (BCPL) is dedicated to providing a welcoming, healthy and safe environment for customers and staff.  Due to acknowledged...

As calls for resignation increase, Tally Smith seems determined to remain Commonwealth Attorney

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The number of Boone County elected officials calling for Commonwealth Attorney Linda Tally Smith to resign continues to increase. Kenner Tuesday, Boone County commissioners Charles Kenner and Charlie Walton became the latest to call for Tally Smith to step down. Kenner issued the following statement which Walton said he supports: “As a county government official,...

Former Erlanger firefighter charged with forgery, official misconduct related to CPR training

NKyTribune staff A former Erlanger firefighter has been charged with illegally accepting compensation for CPR and public safety classes he was paid by the city to teach. Deye (fortwright.com) Timothy Deye was scheduled to appear in court in Kenton County today to face 49 counts of forgery and one count each of theft by deception, official misconduct and soliciting unlawful compensation. According to...

Toyota announces $2.35 million grant to prepare students for advanced manufacturing careers

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Toyota USA Foundation announced Tuesday, its commitment to preparing teachers and students for the next generation of advanced manufacturing jobs through a $2.35 million grant to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). Michael Medalla, manager, Toyota USA Foundation at Toyota North America, announces the...