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POWERBALL up to estimated $403 million, 10th largest in history; drawing is tonight

Don’t forget about tonight’s enormous POWERBALL jackpot!  POWERBALL is up to an estimated $403 million.  The cash option for the estimated $403 million POWERBALL jackpot is $243.9 million.  This is the 10th largest jackpot in Powerball history.    Players pick five White Balls and one Red Powerball when filling out a play slip or they can choose the Quick Pick option where the computer chooses...

Home Builders’ HomeFest ’18 to be at The Reserve at Rivers Pointe, luxury living with river vistas

The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky (HBA) announces plans to hold HomeFest at The Reserve at Rivers Pointe.  This luxury section in one of Northern Kentucky’s newest development is the beginning of an innovative community that, when built, will consist of over 900 homes.  The Reserve section will feature luxury hillside homes that enjoy a majestic vista of the Ohio River from the...

Covington City Commission accepts City Manager Larry Klein’s resignation, selects Wolff as interim

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Covington City Commission voted unanimously to accept the resignation of City Manager Larry Klein at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Covington Mayor Joe Meyer speaks at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. The City Commission voted unanimously to accept the resignation of City Manager Larry Klein and appoint Loren Wolff as interim city manager...

Ark Encounter in Williamstown schedules ribbon-cutting ceremony to open new exhibit Friday

A ribbon cutting has been scheduled to open the newest and one of the largest exhibits at the Ark Encounter, “Why the Bible is True.” With exceptional artwork, this 2,500-square-foot display takes visitors into the pages of a graphic novel as they follow three college students who explore questions about the truth of the Bible, and are given answers to questions like: why is there death...

Union man charged with Criminal Abuse of 2 year old

A Union man has been arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse, first degree of a two-year old. The Boone County Sheriff’s office has issued this release regarding the incident: On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 10:50 p.m. Boone County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Union, Kentucky man for the physical abuse on February 18, 2017 of a two year old child who was under his care at his...

Kentucky Farm Bureau volunteer leaders headed to nation’s capital with list of national priority issues

Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) volunteer leaders continue the organization’s grassroots policy development process this month as they head to Washington, D.C., with their list of 2017 national priority issues and a willingness to serve as “The Voice of Kentucky Agriculture.” Kentucky Farm Bureau volunteer leaders listen to an agriculture issue update during the 2016 KFB Congressional Tour (provided...

Unified division lives up to its name at KHSAA bowling championship as teams support each other

By Angie Mimms NKyTribune contributor Kentucky has created a new category in high school bowling. It is called the unified division. If you think on that a minute, the name could sound like an oxymoron. But don’t tell Highlands High School’s Parker Thomas that. Thomas (provided photo) On a cold Feb. 9 morning in Lexington, Thomas advanced with partner Maddie Shelton to the bowling finals of the...

Cincinnati Public Radio steps into breach left by sale of WNKU, offering AAA music format

In response to the announcement of the sale of 89.7 WNKU at Northern Kentucky University, along with its Portsmouth, Ohio repeater, Cincinnati Public Radio’s President and General Manager, Richard Eiswerth, has issued the following statement: “The loss of a fellow public radio station is a loss to all who appreciate listener-supported, non-commercial radio, the last true outlet for intelligent,...

Hammons, Cox-Cruey, Schroeder, Butlers named BCM’s Two-Headed Calf award winners

Michael J. Hammons, director of advocacy for Children, Inc., Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey,superintendent of the Kenton County School District, and Dave Schroeder, executive director of the Kenton County Public Library, are the winners of the seventh annual Two-Headed Calf Awards, presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum.   The awards committee also gave special Community recognition to Matt and Rebekah Gensler...

Harkes out as FC Cincinnati head coach, GM Berding cites best interest of organization as reason

John Harkes has been relieved of his duties at FC Cincinnati and will be replaced as head coach by Alan Koch, former Vancouver Whitecaps 2 manager. FCC President and General Manager Jeff Berding is scheduled to discuss the upcoming season at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly Eggs ‘N Issues meeting in March. Berding provided the following statement: “After careful consideration...

Saturday’s POWERBALL jackpot is $349 million

Saturday’s huge POWERBALL jackpot is $349 million.  The cash option for the $349 million POWERBALLâ jackpot is $213.1 million.    If you won the $349 million POWERBALLâ jackpot, you could take a last minute vacation!  You could:   • Go on a nine-day African Wildlife Safari with 77,555 of your closest friends. • Travel popular European destinations by train with 137,293 other passengers. • See...

Sullivan Univ. Chef Dodd to deliver ‘State of the Hospitality Industry’ address at Center for Learning

Chef David Dodd, the Executive Director of Sullivan University’s renowned National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS), is coming to Northern Kentucky March 7 to deliver “The State of the Hospitality Industry” address. Chef Dodd will appear from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the Sullivan University Center for Learning-Northern Kentucky in Fort Mitchell. Chef Dodd “Sullivan...

Covington looking for nominations for 3rd annual Business Recognition Program; deadline March 17

The City of Covington currently seeks nominations for its third annual Business Recognition Program through an online form, direct mail or drop-off. Nominations will be accepted until March 17, 4 p.m. The program acknowledges businesses in the community that have contributed to the City’s economic vitality and culminates with several recognitions at an award ceremony. Open to the public, the...

NKU Board Chair: Mearns to stay through Spring Commencement, Desmarais heads search committee

NKyTribune staff Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne provided an update Tuesday on the process to replace President Goeffrey S. Mearns. Boehne Much of the information, including the timeline for selection of a new president was included in a previously published NKyTribune story which can be found here  . Mearns accepted the position of President of Ball State University...

NKU launches aggressive search to replace Mearns; RFPs out, committee chair could be announced today

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Northern Kentucky University is moving quickly to identify candidates to replace outgoing President Geoffrey S. Mearns. Boehne Mearns accepted the position of President of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on January 24. The timing of his departure has not been announced, but his contract expires July 31. NKU issued Request for Proposals (RFPs) on February...