A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Camp Carnegie back with summer-full opportunities for theater, art, and education for kids ages 7-12

Camp Carnegie is back for another summer of theatre, art, and education. This year, students will explore a character’s transformation as they navigate life through another’s perspective. They will learn how these new perspectives affect their character’s choices during Camp Carnegie: The Other Side. Open to children ages 7-12, Camp Carnegie: The Other Side offers students the chance to develop...

Commonwealth Artists Student Theater announces season, Carnegie partnership, ArtsWave support

After six years presenting summer musicals under the Ft. Thomas Independent Schools umbrella, Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is now a year-round youth theatre organization and is starting its first season with three exciting announcements. SUMMER SEASON CAST productions are open to all incoming freshmen and graduating seniors in ANY high school in our region. To give even more students...

Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation gives $10k grant to Cincinnati Union Bethel for Move That Bus Campaign

Cincinnati Union Bethel (CUB) received a $10,000 grant from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation in support of its Move That Bus Campaign.  With these funds, CUB will continue providing transportation to the children of the CUB Early Learning Academies.  Giving these children easy access to transportation means giving them the opportunity to receive the great education and bright future they deserve. ...

Focus on Catholic Charities: Healing, hope, human potential, agency expands scope, remains proactive

Partnering with Horizons Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, we’re offering a series of stories about the region’s nonprofits. By Tess Brown Horizon Community Funds On a quiet street in Latonia, one organization sets out day after day in pursuit of its mission to promote healing, restore hope, and affirm human potential among more than 10,000 of our neighbors in Northern Kentucky. Catholic Charities,...

ArtsWave, other local organizations step up to provide boost for NKY Picnic Table Project

The Public Arts Network of Northern Kentucky’s new community initiative, the Northern Kentucky Picnic Table Project, got a big boost from four local organizations this week. The Picnic Table Project aims to bring Northern Kentucky communities together through art and food. ArtsWave, the Greater Cincinnati region’s local arts agency, announced a $10,000 Catalyzing Impact grant to support the Picnic...

Literacy Network’s Handbags for Hope fundraiser at Newport Syndicate brings in $57,000 for programs

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC) hosted its seventh annual Handbags for Hope fundraiser recently at the Newport Syndicate. More than 320 guests helped raise over $57,000 for Literacy Network programs. Tim Goldrainer of The Menus returned as emcee. Guests raised their paddles for designer handbags including: Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Tory Burch and more. Live auction items this year...

Brackets for Good fundraising tournament set to begin; 30 nonprofits vie for championship, $10,000

NKyTribune staff Thirty nonprofits in and around Cincinnati will have the opportunity to win $10,000 through Brackets for Good Cincinnati, a competitive fundraising tournament that inspires community members to learn about and rally behind charitable nonprofits. Brackets For Good, a 501(c)3 charitable organization based in Indianapolis, hosts online, bracket-style fundraising tournaments every March...

Redwood Express Goes Retro for largest fundraiser, celebration of 65 years of service on March 2

The Redwood Express Goes Retro, the organization’s largest fundraiser, is set to take place Friday, March 2, from 7-11 p.m. at The Newport Syndicate.  Pre-sale tickets for the event are $65 each or $75 at the door and include: open bar, dinner by the bite, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more.   Guests will be dressed in their favorite retro attire, as this year’s Express will reflect...

Tickets still available for Tuesday’s Mardi Gras for Homeless Children; benefits Welcome House

NKyTribune staff Tickets are still available for the Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, which takes place Tuesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Click to enlarge Mercedes Benz of Fort Mitchell in partnership with Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association (NKRA) sponsors the 27th Annual Mardi Gras for Homeless Children Individual tickets cost $70 with the chance...

Carnegie announces ’18-19 season: Dreamgirls, In Love and Warcraft, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Swing!

Groundbreaking music, thrilling romances, and escapes from reality are just a few of the themes patrons can expect in The Carnegie’s 2018-19 Theatre Season. The Carnegie’s 2018-19 season opens in August with R&B dreams and schemes in DREAMGIRLS. The emotional journey of female singing trio, the Dreams, features favorite songs from the 2006 motion picture of the same name. In November monsters...

Focus on Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions: ‘Every Child is worth saving’ drives this agency

Partnering with Horizons Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, we’re offering a series of stories about the region’s nonprofits. By Tess Brown Horizon Community of Funds   Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions began its story in 1884 as an orphanage in Newport. As with many nonprofits, its structure and work has adapted to meet the changing needs of the Northern Kentucky community....

Want to buy a bison? Bid on six to be sold — in pairs — from Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

The Kentucky Department of Parks is accepting bids on six bison at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Union. The bison are being sold in three groups of two.  The department is accepting sealed bids on the three lots through noon, Feb. 19, 2018. For questions and plans to see the bison, contact Paul Simpson at the park in Boone County at 859-384-3522 or email paul.simpson@ky.gov Bids must include...

Vent Haven Museum adds two board members, prepares for capital fundraising campaign

Vent Haven Museum has appointed two new members to its board, Robert Wylly and Tom Ladshaw. “They have supported the museum for a number of years and are dedicated to helping us build momentum around our capital funds campaign and to growing support for our one-of-a-kind museum,” said museum curator Lisa Sweasy. Bob Wylly Robert L. Wylly, III, “Bob”, has lived in Cincinnati since 1978, and...

Newport’s Falcon Theatre to present ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,’ its fourth production of the season

The New York Times says it’s one of the greatest plays ever penned by an American playwright. New York Theater agrees, calling it one of the best plays of the past 100 years.   It’s Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-prize winning A Streetcar Named Desire, and it’s coming to the stage at Newport’s Falcon Theatre. The production opens March 16.  

Children, Inc. gets new CEO, Shannon Starkey-Taylor, as Rick Hulefeld takes on new ‘special projects’ role

The only CEO Children, Inc. has ever had — its founder and the genius behind its development — is stepping aside from day-to-day operations. Shannon Starkey-Taylor Rick Hulefeld will remain actively involved as President of Special Projects, handing over CEO duties to Shannon Starkey-Taylor who currently serves as COO of the organization. “Shannon has been an amazing asset to Children,...