A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Three mayors face off for chili cook-off for NKY Ludlow Senior Center — looking for votes!

The Mayors of Covington, Ludlow and Ft. Wright will compete in a chili cook-off on March 10 to benefit the Senior Center in Ludlow. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will host the mayors as they go head-to-head in a winner-take-all chili cook-off to be named the Chili Champ of Northern Kentucky.  Kenton County residents and community members are encouraged to attend and vote for their...

Behringer-Crawford joins Arts Day in Kentucky, celebrating Arts Council and partnerships on Feb. 24

On Feb. 24, representatives from Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) will join their peers from other Kentucky arts organizations in Frankfort to celebrate Arts Day in Kentucky.  BCM is among 93 Kentucky arts organizations to receive a Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) grant awarded from the Kentucky Arts Council for fiscal year 2017.   The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, invests a large...

‘NEXTLIVESHERE,’ Social Change Innovation Summit, to be held at UC March 2-4

Greater Cincinnati’s success rallying education, business and industry, philanthropy and community organizations to solve pressing and complex social problems will draw national attention March 2-4 during the NEXTLIVESHERE: Social Change Innovation Summit. Thanks to a $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Includes grant, the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati...

Incubator Kitchen Collective to celebrate move with ribbon cutting, proclamation from City of Newport

The Incubator Kitchen Collective (IKC) has moved to a new location at 517 W. Seventh Street in Newport. DesRochers The collective recently moved from Covington to the larger space with more up-to-date equipment to better serve the needs of the fast-growing local food community. IKC is the second Newport-based incubator kitchen for the company; “The Hatchery” is located in St. Paul’s Episcopal...

Brighton Center only site in Kentucky selected for Teens Linked to Care prevention services initiative

Brighton Center has been selected as one of only three pilot sites in the country, and the only in Kentucky, for a new initiative called Teens Linked to Care (TLC). Brighton Center will receive over $90,000 each year for two years to develop and implement the TLC program which is focused on prevention services for teens related to substance abuse and HIV/STD’s. Teens Linked To Care is a collaborative...

‘Brackets For Good’ competition pits area nonprofits against each other in tourney where everyone wins

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor It’s February outside but there was a feeling of March Madness inside Rhinegheist Brewery in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday night. Carol Buckout, left, and Krista Brown of MASTER Povisions in Florence talk with Reid McDowell of Brackets for Good at Rhinegeist Brewery in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday (photos by Mark Hansel). A total of 57 Greater Cincinnati nonprofits,...

Prevailing notion of ‘senior moments’ redefined by friends who meet at senior centers run by NKCAC

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter For visitors to the Elsmere Senior Center, senior moments often look like this: women gathered in a room laughing and talking about dance classes, road trips, competing in Wii games, and forging new friendships. “I’ve been coming here three years in March,” says Dusty Dunigan, 72, of Erlanger. “My husband passed away and I was bored and was told about this...

German-American Citizens League to kick off Lent with Fat Tuesday at Newport’s Hofbrauhaus

Celebrate Fat Tuesday/Fastnacht the German way at Hofbräuhaus Newport on Tuesday, February 28, from 6 p.m. till closing. Fat Tuesday – Fastnacht is a German custom of celebrating the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent, the time of fasting before Easter. Celebrate Fat Tuesday to benefit the German Heritage Museum (Provided) Prizes will be presented for the best Fat...

Fast Pitch 2017 tickets going fast; act now to go to the Social Venture Partners program on March 1

Social Venture Partners’ Fast Pitch 2017 is on March 1st at the Duke Energy Convention Center.  Networking starts at 5:30 PM and Pitches start at 6:30 PM.  We hope you’ll join us for our fourth year of fun, philanthropy, food and drink. Watch the action (Last year’s audience) This year’s event will feature ten finalists in fast-paced, three-minute presentations as they compete...

Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers celebrates work with children in our community

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) celebrated the 2017 Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers Saturday evening. Adults, youth, organizations and businesses in six categories were honored for their exemplary work on behalf of local children. CMC impacts the lives of children every day through education and childhood enrichment programs, but CMC celebrated those in our community impacting...

Family Promise of Northern Kentucky continues to keep families together with community support

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Less than a year after reopening its doors, Family Promise of Northern Kentucky has resumed its mission of keeping families together during tough times and returning them to stability. Family Promise executive director Amanda Speier at the day center in Newport. The organization works to keep families together and restore them to stability during periods of...

Florence Rotary accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year; applications for scholarship awards

The Rotary Club of Florence is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year. A candidate for Rotary Teacher of the Year should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any Boone County school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status. To be eligible, a nominee must: -Be currently employed as a teacher in a public or...

Skyward to be reorganized; aiming to expand impact, magnitude as ‘The Alliance’

The Skyward Board of Directors has voted to reorganize under a new operating model designed to expand the impact and magnitude of projects in Northern Kentucky.   Members of the Skyward Board of Directors along with business leaders including members of the Northern Kentucky CEO Roundtable have been exploring a new organizational structure.  The goal of the new structure is to better align leaders...

Brighton Center has three locations for Volunteer Income Tax to help qualified people with their taxes

Brighton Center now has three VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation sites open for the 2017 Tax Season. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $64,000 or less, persons with disabilities and the elderly who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation...

‘Hearts Are Trump ‘ euchre tournament, silent auction sends kids with heart disease to Camp Joyful Hearts

The 7th annual Hearts Are Trump 2017, a Euchre Tournament and Silent Auction to support Camp Joyful Hearts, a week long summer camp in Greater Cincinnati only for children ages 8 to 16 with congenital or acquired heart disease. “I am drawn to support this cause because of personal experience,” said auction organizer Carrie Rogiers. “My good friend Sara’s son, Parker, was diagnosed...