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‘Shakespeare and the Queen City’ exhibit to feature an original First Folio at Cincinnati Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is pleased to announce Shakespeare and the Queen City, a temporary exhibition featuring an original First Folio, the first published collection of William Shakespeare’s works. The First Folio, printed in 1623, is one of only 234 known surviving copies that preserved 36 of Shakespeare’s plays after his death in 1616. To enhance this literary and historic treasure,...

Margaret ‘Margie’ Poore dies after battle with cancer, remembered as a gracious woman, devoted to family

Margaret Mayo Poore — affectionately known as ‘Margie’ — passed away, after a battle with cancer, at her home on April 18 surrounded by family. She was the wife of Dr. Floyd Poore, a longtime family practice physician and former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Dr. Poore ran for governor and Congress during his political career. They were married for 45 years. She...

Former Campbell County District Judge charged with Human Trafficking; AG’s office handling case

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that a former Campbell County District Judge has been charged with human trafficking, a Class B felony; first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class C felony; and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Nolan Timothy Nolan, 70, of California, Ky., was arraigned today in Boone District Court by Elizabeth Chandler,...

Teen author Lauren Hudson racks up recognitions; will be at Southern Kentucky Book Fair Saturday

Staff report Teen author Lauren Hudson, a high school junior at Dixie Heights, has garnered more than a dozen awards for her two books, Our Best Tomorrow – Students Teaching Capitalism to America and The Ascension, including a recent Best Young Adult Book Award at the London Book Festival. Lauren Hudson, with a copy of The Ascension During the book’s initial release, it charted as an Amazon Top...

Children’s Law Center attorney Denise Durbin heads Crime Victim Project, providing service to victims

The Children’s Law Center is pleased to announce its newest attorney, Denise Durbin, who joined the CLC in February 2017 to work under the Crime Victim Project. The Project is currently underway and is a grant-funded program by the Victims of Crime Act. CLC has been representing crime victims for over 20 years and this new program will allow attorneys to expand services to young people who have been...

NKU Chase College of Law, Thomas More College sign Accelerated Law Program agreement

NKyTribune staff Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong and Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey S. Mearns have signed an agreement that will allow students to combine their final year of college with their first year of law school. Thomas More College President David A. Armstong (left) and NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns signed an agreement Tuesday that will allow students to...

Kentucky Board of Education discusses changes in new public school accountability system

The Kentucky Board of Education has taken a deeper dive into the various components of a new accountability system. The system, still in its draft form, has been under development by teams of educators and others from across the state for the past 10 months. It is designed to meet the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and to propel Kentucky students to higher levels of achievement...

Doe vs. NKU: University files motion for Judge Bertlesman to recuse himself; awaiting response

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune Editor Northern Kentucky University’s attorneys have filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking presiding Senior Judge William O. Bertlesman to recuse himself from the Jane Doe sexual assault case. Jane Doe, an NKU student, claims in the lawsuit that she was raped in a campus dorm as a freshman, took her case through the university’s system which found in her...

Former NKAPC executive director Bowdy dies

William W. Bowdy, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 12th, 2017 following complications from a stroke. He was born on August 8, 1933 to Willard and Dorothy Bowdy in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Lincoln Park, Michigan. Bowdy After serving in the Army and completing his college education, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University....

AP’s Terry Hunt to deliver UK lecture; Judy Clabes among ‘Distinguished Alumni’ honorees

If Terry Hunt ever decides to write his own biography, he could title it “From Bellevue to the White House.” The UK journalism graduate, who covered four different presidents over 25 years for the Associated Press, will deliver the 40th annual Joe Creason Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the William T. Young Library auditorium. “Covering Reagan to Trump: A View from the Front Row” is the title...

Boone County Sheriff’s Office volunteer participant in FBI use-of-force data collection pilot program

Sheriff Michael A. Helmig has announced that the Boone County Sheriff’s Office voluntary participation in the upcoming The National Use-of-Force Data Collection Pilot which is being administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). The initiation of a National Use-of-Force Data Collection is in response to local, state, tribal, and federal law...

Tibetan Monks at Kenton County library making Sand Mandala; on Friday dispersing sand into the Ohio

Tibetan Monks are at the Kenton County public library in Covington finishing up a Sand Mandala they started Monday after an opening ceremony. The Monks have returned to the library after seven years. They are from the Drepung Gomang Monastery to create an ancient, sacred form of Tibetan Buddhist art, the Sand Mandala. They work from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The public is welcome to come...

Senate Majority Leader McConnell in NKY to talk about Syria, Justice Gorsuch and the Brent Spence

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in Northern Kentucky Tuesday afternoon to speak to the media about what he described as President Donald Trump’s “very good week,” and other issues. McConnell met with a group of reporters at the Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS office in Florence. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell met...

Boone County GOP to wait for resolution of legal matters to discuss asking Tally Smith’s to resign

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Boone County Republican Party Monday voted to delay considering asking embattled Commonwealth’s Attorney Linda Tally Smith to resign until the hearing that prompted questions about her conduct in office is concluded. Boone County GOP Chairman Josh Walton explains the limitations of the party’s authority prior to Monday’s vote (photos by Mark...

Serena Owen honored as a ‘Community Hero’ by the Marguerite Casey Foundation

Serena Owen of Elsmere has been honored as a Cesar Chavez Day Community Hero by the Equal Voice News in Seattle. The publication is published by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. Owen was nominated by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? Serena Owen “Serena Owen is the Community Liaison for the...