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Carlos Faulkner denied parole, will spend the rest of his life in jail for killing Lesley Briede 25 years ago

By Mark Hansel NKyTrib managing editor Carlos Faulkner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Barbara Briede and her nephew, Paul Hill speak to the media Monday. Briede’s daughter, Lesley Briede was brutally killed by Carlos Faulkner 25 years ago. Monday, the Kentucky Parole Board ruled Faulkner will spend the rest of his life in jail (Photos by Mark Hansel). That was the decision handed...

Behringer-Crawford’s packed December calendar is holiday-filled with family fun for the season

Behringer-Crawford Museum’s calendar is packed with holiday activities this December, beginning with the Holiday Toy Trains, which will be rolling now through Sunday, January 14, with 250 feet of track and more than 30 guest-activated displays. There’s more animated action in store with Wahoo’s Winter Wonderland, a three-room, kid-sized, exhibit based on the children’s book...

Boone County, the public library and schools team up to offer residents a personal newsletter via Cerkl

The way Boone County residents receive news is getting an upgrade. Starting on December 1, Boone County, Boone County Public Library (BCPL), and Boone County School District (BCS) is using innovative technology to reach citizens more effectively and on a more personal, engaging level. “Amazing things are happening all around you here in Boone County,” said Boone County Judge Executive Gary W....

Still no date for Dooley retrial in the 2012 killing of Michelle Mockbee; pretrial conference set for January

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor David Dooley will have to wait until next year to find out the date for his new trial. David Dooley, right prepares to be led out of the courtroom following Friday’s pretrial hearing. Dooley’s attorneys Deanna Dennison, left and Jeff Lawson, continue continue to prepare his defense in a retrial for the killing of Michelle Mockbee in 2012 (Photos...

Trainer Mike Maker gets career win 2,000 at Turfway Park Thursday with a horse owned by the Ramseys

Trainer Mike Maker scored his 2,000th career victory Thursday, as Tomahawk Kitten scored his first, cruising home a 4 1/4-length winner in the first race at Turfway Park. Maker (file photo) Fittingly, Tomahawk Kitten was bred and is owned by Maker’s longtime clients Ken and Sarah Ramsey. The 2-year-old colt sat off the pace down the backstretch of the one-mile maiden claiming race, swept five wide...

NKY’s Wil Schroder one of three ‘Champions for Justice’ distinction honorees from KASAP

NKY’s Sen. Wil Schroder, Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, and Sen. Ralph Alvarado received the “Champions for Justice” Award for their legislative work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault today at the 19th Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. Schroder (R-Wilder) was honored for his sponsorship of SB 224, allowing victims of sexual assault...

NKADD is urban winner as Area Development Districts raise 250,000 pounds of food for food banks

Kentucky’s area development districts helped raised the equivalent of more than 250,000 pounds of food as part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Monday. Big Sandy Area Development District is the winner of the overall award having raised nearly 1/3 of a pound of food per person in their district. The rural district winner is the Purchase...

Major League Soccer announces four finalists for two expansion clubs — FC Cincinnati one of them

Major League Soccer announced today that Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento have been named finalists for the two expansion clubs that are scheduled to be announced later this year. Owners and officials representing the four prospective expansion markets will make formal presentations to MLS Commissioner Don Garber and the League’s Expansion Committee in New York on Dec. 6. The four selected...

Catalytic Fund to celebrate renovation of Covington’s Bradford Building into condos, commercial space

Staff report Another landmark Covington structure, the Bradford Building, will become livable, convenient condos and vibrant commercial space, thanks to The Catalytic Fund and its project investors. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the site, 326-336 Scott Street, for the project supported by Heritage Bank, the City of Covington and developer Orleans Development. The Bradford...

On National Giving Day, Duke Energy Foundation awards nearly $235,000 to environmental nonprofits

In conjunction with National Giving Day, the Duke Energy Foundation is investing nearly $235,000 in 11 Ohio and Kentucky environmental nonprofit organizations. The grants will help fund environmental projects, including tree planting, water quality testing, and environmental education programs in the Ohio and Kentucky service territories. “I’ve seen firsthand how our environmental grants can inspire...

Turfway opens Wednesday to start the track’s holiday meet — great racing, lots of fun in store

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Turfway Park Wednesday, the start of the Northern Kentucky track’s holiday meet. The track will present eight races nightly Wednesday through Saturday as well as Sunday, Dec. 31. Admission and parking are free. First post is 6:15 p.m. ET.   Two $50,000 black type stakes for horses 3 years old and up highlight the meet: the Holiday Inaugural Stakes Dec. 1, six...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 provides updates on Northern Kentucky highway projects, tips

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.  Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:   BOONE COUNTY   KY 20 (Petersburg Road) – A pipe replacement project is underway on KY 20 between Bullitsburg...

Fiona the Hippopotamus Snow Globe part of Florence Freedom “Christmas in July” promotion

Fans who have always wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas now have the chance. Thanks to a partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Florence Freedom fans can get their hands on a one of kind Fiona the Hippopotamus Snow Globe this holiday season and receive the item on July 25 during the “Christmas in July” game and promotion. The reigning Frontier League West Division champion...

Covington’s Kohlhepp one of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 2018 Great Living Cincinnatians

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced the 2018 class of Great Living Cincinnatians and a Covington native and resident is on the list. Robert J. Kohlhepp a longtime Cintas executive, is among the select group of Greater Cincinnatians recognized annually for their lasting impact in the region. Kohlhepp Kohlhepp is one of the initial board members of The Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky....

Sr. Mary Catherine Wenstrup: Remembering Father John Cahill, his friendship, leadership and service

Editor’s Note: Fr. John Cahill, priest of the Diocese of Covington, was chaplain at St. Walburg Monastery for 12 years. He died on November 15, 2017 after 3 weeks in Cardiac ICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital. In his plans for his funeral liturgy he asked that our prioress Sr. Mary Catherine Wenstrup give the eulogy. This is what she said at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption on November 21: The...