A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Brighton Recovery Center for Women looks to expand their alcohol and drug services

Brighton Center, Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with the Diocese of Covington to purchase 50 acres surrounding the property at 5161 Skyline Drive in Campbell County. This agreement will allow Brighton Center to begin the planning stages for an expansion of the Brighton Recovery Center for Women. This successful program in Florence provides long-term housing and supportive recovery services...

Still time to see Newport’s library’s Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition; features Eddie Arcaro

The Smithsonian Institute will call the Newport Branch of Campbell County Public Library home through June 3 for a special traveling exhibit celebrating the importance of sports to society in general and Newport in particular. The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams shows how sports are more than just games; they stoke our passions and help shape who we are as Americans. On a local level,...

Foster Care Month: DCCH to hold foster care informational meeting on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin are seeking partnerships with churches and faith-based agencies to help combat child abuse and serve the record all-time high 8,375 children in the Kentucky out-of-home foster care system. “Open Heart/Open Home” is the new initiative by Governor and First Lady Bevin. With nine children themselves-four of whom joined their family through adoption-they...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare makes pledge to provide tuition assistance to disadvantaged urban students

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has pledged $250,000 total over the next five years to the Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) to provide tuition assistance to economically disadvantaged students in Northern Kentucky. The donation will support students (grades K-8) who attend six diocesan urban elementary schools in Campbell and Kenton counties.   “Our vision of becoming one of the healthiest...

KY Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities hosts annual fundraiser; Darrell Waltrip is guest of honor

The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) will host its 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincinnati on Thursday, June 15, 2017, with NASCAR Hall of Famer and Kentucky Native Darrell Waltrip serving as its Guest of Honor. Waltrip (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR) “It is such a great privilege to have Darrell Waltrip as our Guest of...

Suits That Rock set Carnegie performance dates for 10th anniversary ‘Decade of Greatest Hits’

Suits That Rock is back and celebrating 10 years of performing for a cause. On Saturdays, June 17 and 24, forty local business and community leaders will take to the Otto M. Budig stage at The Carnegie for Suits That Rock X: A Decade of Greatest Hits. Each year Suits performers leave the boardroom behind to get on stage and raise money for youth arts education programming at The Carnegie. Over the...

NKY’s Core Strong — a non-traditional gym — wins $25k award from Aviatra Accelerators

Aviatra Accelerators (formerly Bad Girl Ventures) awarded a $25,000 loan to Core Strong, a non-traditional gym located in a Covington warehouse where members improve their mental and physical strength without the distractions often found in a traditional commercial gym setting.   Core Strong offers a variety of classes such as yoga, boxing, core strength and core cardio led by a team of trainers whose...

Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training graduated 29 trainees, celebrated 20th anniversary

Brighton Center’s Center for Employment Training (CET) will celebrated the graduation of 29 trainees and the programs 20th Anniversary on May 11 at the Newport Syndicate. The graduation celebration recognized the dedicated individuals who have earned certifications in either Medical Assisting or Business & Computer Technologies and are starting a new career. Since opening 20 years ago in 1997,...

Point/Arc announces “Every Gift Counts” $10m Capital Campaign, to put The Point on ‘solid ground’

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky, which provides a community-wide network of programs for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), announced the launch of its $10 million Capital Campaign Friday evening at its Party in the Park at The Champions Club at Great American Ball Park. Judi Gerding, a charter member of the organization since it was...

Cincinnati Zoo offering free admission to moms for Mother’s Day — take mom to see Zoo Babies

The Cincinnati Zoo is offering free admission for Moms on Mother’s Day — an its Zoo Babies makes the timing really great. Celebrate Mother’s Day, thanks to TriHealth, at the Cincinnati Zoo with mom. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper chats, train rides, 4D experiences — and Zoo Babies. And quality family time. Click here to see photos...

Covington residents can recycle unwanted electronics, get documents shredded

Bring your old and broken electronics, and your confidential health or financial documents that you don’t want to recycle curbside. Keep Covington Beautiful will be at Holmes High School on Saturday, May 13 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for an Electronic Waste Recyling & Confidential Document Shredding Drop-Off event. Keep Covington Beautiful has contracted with two professionally certified...

NKU’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity raises funds for St. E’s Women’s Health Breast Center’s Trident machine

Northern Kentucky University’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity raised $31,000 for St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Health Breast Center to purchase a Trident machine.   The Trident machine detects if tumors are fully removed in the breast. It cuts down the time a patient is under anesthesia and in the operating room because tissue can be removed right away. Alpha Tau Omega has raised funds for St. Elizabeth’s...

Postal carriers will help with one of biggest food drives of year on May 13; leave at your mailbox

One of the biggest food drives of the year to benefit low-income families in Northern Kentucky is set for Saturday, May 13. And donors won’t have to go any further than their mailboxes to participate. On that day, residents and businesses are asked to leave nonperishable food by their mailboxes, where their carriers will pick it up and get it to one of 11 nonprofits that provide food assistance...

Dance, dance, dance — with the Stars for Children’s Law Center; vote and get your tickets now

Children’s Law Center (CLC) presents its fifth annual Dancing with the CLC Stars fundraiser and dance competition on Thursday May 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger. Inspired by the ABC-TV’s sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars pairs eight local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit...

NKy Community Action Commission on the first line to fight poverty, help families to self-sufficiency

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) is celebrating Community Action Month, dedicated to recognizing the success of the national Community Action Network that fights poverty across the United States. This month, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will be engaging in programs and events that showcase its anti-poverty work across Northern Kentucky.   “Community Action...