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Florence Freedom release 2018 single-game promo schedule; includes return of many fan favorites

The Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, are proud to announce the unveiling of the 2018 single game promotional schedule. Signature one-off promotions have become something fans look forward to year after year, and 2018 will feature no short of fun for all ages at UC Health Stadium. Single game tickets go on sale March 31, 2018. Fans can save through one of the Freedom’s multiple...

Public invited to meet with Northern Kentucky caucus to address issues facing legislature on Saturday

The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m.–Noon, for the 2018 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Highlands High School Performing Arts Center, located at 2400 Memorial Parkway, Fort Thomas. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2018 Legislative...

Here is the list of candidates for 4th Congressional District and KY House, Senate, from the region

The filing deadline for Kentucky’s 2018 primary and general elections has locked in the ballot lineups for this year, and it was not without last minute drama and excitement. Forty-six candidates filed for Kentucky’s House of Representatives on the deadline day, and there were several last minute changes involving current legislators. House Health & Welfare Chairwoman Addia Wuchner (R-Burlington)...

New Day Equine Achievement Program moves its home to Steve Cauthen’s Dream Fields in Verona

NKyTribune staff New Day NKY has found a permanent home. Dream Fields, Steve Cauthen’s prestigious thoroughbred training facility in Verona, was purchased by M&A Schmidt Investments, LLC for New Day NKY. Tony Schmidt of Bluegrass Metals and retired superintendent, Bill Boyle, wanted to invest in a farm and were excited to have found such an amazing program for the property. Long M&A Schmidt...

Newspaper editor on scene at Marshall County shooting discovers shooter is her 15-year-old son

From the Rural Blog A rural newspaper editor recently had a horrific connection with the news she was covering. When Mary Garrison Minyard, editor of the Marshall County Daily Online, arrived at the scene of last week’s school shooting in Benton, she discovered that the alleged shooter was her son. Her colleague Ann Beckett said she went to comfort Minyard and take over the story, Andrew Wolfson...

Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS install 2018 leadership, name REALTOR of the Year

The Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors (NKAR) and the Northern Kentucky Multiple Listing Service (MLS) installed their 2018 leadership during an event at the Madison Event Center in Covington. McKinley Jeanie McKinley of Coldwell Banker West Shell was installed as the 2018 President of NKAR and Rob Beimesche of Huff Realty Campbell County was installed as the 2018 President of MLS. NKAR also...

KY lottery sales 6 percent ahead of last year’s at mid-fiscal year; good increases in multi-state games

Yhe Kentucky Lottery’s board of directors have announced sales for the first half of the fiscal year are 6 percent ahead of where they were at the same period last year.   Vice President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison reported at the board meeting strong increases in scratch-off tickets and Keno sales helped lead the gains. Scratch-off ticket sales for July through December were $294.8...

Newport Independent School District gets $10,000 grant to improve literacy during out-of-school time

The Newport Independent School District (NISD) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA). The funding will be used to help the Newport community coalitions in their efforts towards improving literacy and health initiatives during out-of-school time (OST) for the children and youth of Newport. Over a one-year period beginning January 1, the mini-grant will support...

Bunbury Music Festival 2018 lineup announced; Jack White, blink-182 are among the headliners

Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182, Post Malone, and Incubus will headline the 2018 Bunbury Music Festival, announced today by PromoWest Productions. Jack White One of the country’s premier music festivals now celebrating its seventh year, Bunbury will return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, transforming the banks of the Ohio River into a vibrant three-day festival...

Alexandria branch of Campbell County Public Library enjoys brisk use during its inaugural week

Southern Campbell County residents finally have their own library and they’re wasting no time using it. More than 1,000 items were checked out from the Campbell County Public Library’s Alexandria Branch in its first week. The branch, at 8333 Alexandria Pike, opened its doors with a ribbon cutting, sneak preview and VIP party on Monday, Jan. 15, followed by the official grand opening on Tuesday,...

Smart Health: Planning your healthy year starts with annual well visits — make your first visit now

By Kristen Mees St. Elizabeth Healthcare Get 2018 off to a healthy start. Schedule the most important appointment of the year, your annual well visit with your primary care physician. Although that isn’t the first appointment you may think to make, you are probably making health and wellness goals for the year ahead, so it makes sense to include your doctor in that discussion. Heidi Sharp, MD,...

Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment to sponsor Turfway Park’s KY Derby prep, name is the Jeff Ruby Steaks

Turfway Park announced Thursday that Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement to sponsor the Northern Kentucky Thoroughbred racetrack’s Kentucky Derby prep race. Left to right, restaurateur Jeff Ruby, Turfway Park VP Mike Battaglia and General Manager Chip Bach. Turfway announced Thursday that Ruby has signed a three-year deal to sponsor its Kentucky Derby prep race, which...

2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honors legends spanning the sport’s history

Five NASCAR icons – two drivers, a crew chief/owner, an engine builder/owner and a broadcaster – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the Induction Ceremony held January 19, in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates make up the ninth class of The NASCAR Hall of Fame,...

Tragedy in KY: 2 killed, 17 injured in high school shooting; students were trained on how to react

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today BENTON, Ky. (KT) – Two teens were killed and 17 others injured when a 15-year-old boy went on a shooting rampage in a western Kentucky high school on Tuesday, authorities said. A teenage boy is facing murder and attempted murder charges after a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School, shown here. (Photo/Marshall County Tribune-Courier) The shooter, who attends...

Dooley retrial now expected to take place in the fall; charged with killing Michelle Mockbee in 2012

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor There is still no date for the David Wayne Dooley retrial to begin, but there is a season – fall. Defense attorney Deanna Dennison talks with special prosecutors at Tuesday’s pretrial hearing. David Dooley, charged in the 2012 death of Michelle Mockbee is at left (photos by Mark Hansel) Attorneys on both sides indicated Tuesday that there is still a...