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People in the News: Jesse Brewer gets national award, York named seminary dean, Dr. Jung to board

Boone County businessman and candidate for Boone County Commissioner Jesse Brewer received Independent Renter Owners Excellence Award on June 16 from the National Apartment Association (NAA) holding their annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Jesse Brewer In accepting the award, Brewer said, “I have worked very hard to improve the quality of life for the people who live in the apartments I own and...

Defendant takes stand in Day 3 of witness testimony in Greis trial; says ‘third driver’ also to blame

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Daniel Greis took the stand in his own defense Friday to explain, in his own words, the events that led up to a two-car crash that killed a family of five in Southern Kenton County in October. Daniel Greis took the stand in his own defense Friday. He is charged with five count of wanton murder as a result of a crash he was involved in, in October, that killed...

Day 2 of testimony in the Greis trial includes statements from experts and driver of ‘third vehicle’

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The man whose 911 call and presence at the scene of a fatal crash  is expected to be a crucial part of the defense strategy of attorneys representing Daniel Greis took the stand Thursday. Daniel Greis, right, listens to testimony Thursday (photos by Mark Hansel). Jesse Phillips was questioned about his interaction with Greis as the two traveled on Staffordsburg...

Portion of US 42 in Union to close June 29 for Union Celebrates America Parade; vendors announced

Area residents will be affected by the closure of US Highway 42 on Friday, June 29, from approximately 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The area between Braxton Road and Mt. Zion Road will be closed starting at 7 p.m. for the annual Union Celebrates America Parade.  US42 will reopen immediately following the conclusion of the parade event. The area of OldUS42/Old Union Road between Mt. Zion Road and new US42 will...

Day one of testimony in Greis trial includes emotional testimony, photos from scene of crash that killed five

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The first day of testimony in the trial of Daniel Greis was filled with emotional witness statements, graphic photos from the scene and tears from members of the Pollitt and Malohn families in the courtroom. Daniel Greis turns back to look at family members in the courtroom during day one of his trial. He is charged with five counts of murder in the deaths...

Kentuckians for Commonwealth to hold public vigil today at McConnell’s office on immigration

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, working with Northern Kentucky Justice and Peace Committee and others, will hold a public vigil Senator Mitch McConnell’s Northern Kentucky office tonight. The office is located at 1885 Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell and will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday June 21st.

 President Trump issued a statement ending the declared policy of separating families at the border. Kentuckians...

Judge declares Kentucky’s pension overhaul unconstitutional, citing process used to enact law

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd has declared a new Kentucky law overhauling the state’s government pension system unconstitutional. Teachers protest the pension overhaul at the Capitol in April. A Franklin Circuit judge has ruled the law unconstitutional. (Photo from Kentucky Today) In a ruling Wednesday, Shepherd took issue with the process lawmakers used...

Louisville man killed in two-car crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 in Walton

NKyTribune staff The Boone County Sheriff’s office has released details of a two-car crash on Interstate 75 northbound in Walton early Wednesday morning that resulted in the death of a Louisville man. Police say David Marshall, 62, was killed when his car was struck by another vehicle after stopping in the left lane of travel. It is not clear at this time why Marshall stopped his car. The vehicle...

Not even summer yet — that’s tomorrow — but it’s hot and here are some energy-saving tips for you

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, but sweltering temperatures are already in full effect. Because increased heat often translates into increased energy use and energy bills, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are offering five simple tips to help better manage energy use throughout the warmer season. 1. Seal up leaks – Tools like insulation, caulk...

Newport SkyWheel project to become reality in near future; board approves development plan by 4-1 vote

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter The Newport SkyWheel project will become a reality in the very near future. At Monday night’s Newport city commission meeting, city manager Thomas Fromme was authorized to execute a development agreement for the project near Newport on the Levee. The Newport SkyWheel will stand more than 230-feet tall with 30 climate-controlled gondolas. It will be mounted on a pier...

Sullivan University merger approved, joins with College of Technology, Design and Spencerian

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved the merger of Sullivan University, the Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) and Spencerian College into a single entity that will be now known as Sullivan University. The merger will be final on June 22. The current SCTD campus on Atkinson Square Drive will become part of Sullivan University,...

Longtime Cincinnati theater writer Jackie Demaline remembered by friends, colleagues for her passion

By Margaret A. McGurk Special to the NKyTribune Jackie Demaline vividly remembered what she felt about the first stage production she ever saw, Sigmund Romberg’s operetta “The Student Prince.” Demaline “I hated it,” she said. “It was too, too operetta-y for me,” she recalled a few days before her death Sunday (June 17) at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood at the end of a four-year...

Man who used toddler as a shield convicted as persistent felony offender, sentenced to 10 years

NKyTribune staff In October, Anthony Smith’s girlfriend called Elsmere Police to say he was believed to be under the influence of methamphetamine and was acting violent while wielding a knife. Smith Police responded to the Edwards Road address to find Smith still armed with the knife and standing behind a three-year-old child. Police managed to rescue the child, but Smith barricaded himself inside...

Judge sentences Rand Paul’s neighbor to 30 days behind bars; after plea of guilty to assault

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A federal judge has sentenced U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor to 30 days behind bars after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Ky. U.S. District Judge...

Police locate the body of missing Covington woman near Rabbit Hash; three charged, including a juvenile

NKyTribune staff Covington Police located the body of Denita Satchwell late Thursday night in a wooded area near Rabbit Hash. The Boone County Sherriff’s Office assisted with the processing of the scene as well as recovering the victim. Jones Kenneth Maurice Jones, no known address,  was arrested late Friday night and was booked into the Kenton County Detention Center. He is charged with Murder,...