A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

St. E Healthcare receives Faith, Hope and Inspiration Award from Alliance for Catholic Urban Education

St. Elizabeth Healthcare received the Faith, Hope and Inspiration Award from the Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) for its long-time support of economically disadvantaged students in Northern Kentucky.   Since 2012, St. Elizabeth has donated more than $66,000 and recently pledged $250,000 total over the next five years to provide tuition assistance for students (K-8) in six urban Catholic...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dooley attorneys ask for ‘reasonable’ bond while he awaits retrial; prosecutor requests $1 million

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Attorneys for David Dooley have requested a “reasonable” bond, so he might be able to get out of jail while he awaits a new trial. David Dooley speaks with attorneys Jeff Lawson and Deanna Dennison prior to Wednesday’s hearing (photos by Mark Hansel). Dooley was arrested in 2012 for killing Michelle Mockbee and was convicted in 2014. After a CR 60.02...

Newport Fire Chief hosting “Push-In’ ceremoney for new fire engine for Fire Station #2 on September 26

Newport Fire/EMS Chief Bill Darin will be hosting a “Push-In” Ceremony on Tuesday, September 26th at 9 a.m. for a 2017 Pierce Fire Engine truck at Fire Station #2.   Fire Station #2 is located in South Newport and has significant height and length restrictions. The Pierce unit was specially designed and engineered to fit into Station #2 and is replacing a 1989 engine. The purchase is...

CVG’s Candace McGraw elected chair of Airports Council International-NA, to serve 2-year term

Outgoing Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Chair Bill Vanecek, Director of Aviation at Buffalo Niagara International, turned over the chair position of the ACI-NA Board of Directors to Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, during a special reception on Tuesday at the ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, TX.   “ACI-NA...

Thomas More College Alumni to honor five exceptional graduates, faculty with special awards

Thomas More College Alumni Association will recognize five exceptional alumni and a faculty member with awards for professional achievement, citizenship, service and lasting influence during the College’s upcoming Homecoming festivities. The 2017 Alumni Awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, September 30 in Steigerwald Hall in the Saints Center of Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway,...

People in the News: Karen Zengel new director at St. Vincent de Paul, Jostworth gets Red Lobster award

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Northern Kentucky has announced that Karen Zengel has been named Executive Director to replace Ralph Bradburn who is retiring in September. Karen Zengel Zengel has an extensive background in the for-profit sector. Her experience includes her most recent position as Vice President of Innovation Practice at a local company specializing in helping companies...

Young runner struck on Aero Parkway Monday afternoon said to have non-life-threatening injuries

NKyTribune staff A young runner that was struck by a vehicle while training with teammates on Aero Parkway Monday afternoon sustained what the Boone County Sheriff’s office has described as non-life-threatening injuries. Police say Anderson Carter, 11, of Florence was training with teammates and may have stepped out in traffic near the intersection of Aero Parkway and Turfway Road. He was struck...

Failure of pump results in contamination, fish kill at Banklick Creek, residents say it’s not the first time

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor A pump installed during replacement of a Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) sewer pipe in August on Banklick Creek in Independence failed  and resulted in a fish kill and contamination of the waterway. Nearby residents say it isn’t the first time the creek has been contaminated because of the sewer line. Independence resident Mackey McNeill...

Lexington woman in intensive care, hit by stray bullets in Columbia; she was going to UK game

Denise Massey of Lexington who was in Columbia, S.C., for the University of Kentucky football game on Saturday was hit with stray bullets early Saturday morning in a drive-by shooting, leaving her in critical condition. Massey was struck in the cheek area, according to Jimmy Brannon, a Paris attorney, who was with her. The couple decided at the last minute to drive to South Carolina to watch UK play...

Cathedral Concert Series starts 42nd season at Basilica on September 24; it’s free and open to public

The Cathedral Concert Series commences its 42nd Season on Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. It will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. CCM Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir Bel Canto, UC Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and Seven Hills Brass Ensemble will participate. Brett Scott, Robyn Lana, Kevin Coker and Molly Getsinger are conductors. The Choral Department celebrates CCM’s...

Home runs, stranded runners too much to overcome for Freedom, Boomers are Frontier League Champs

Four Schaumburg Boomers home runs proved to be the difference as the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, lost the deciding game of the Frontier League Championship Series, 6-2, Sunday at UC Health Stadium. Despite boasting electric stuff early, Freedom (4-4) starter Cody Gray (1-1) gave up a solo home run to Boomers (6-2) center fielder Sean Godfrey in the top of the second,...