A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

New support group formed to help those raising children not their own; meetings set

A new group has been formed to provide free support to those who are raising children who are not their own. Relatives Raising Relatives and Others meet every other month, with morning and evening sessions. The next support group meetings are planned for: · 10:30 a.m.  on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library,  1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky. Snacks and...

NKCAC connected to a giving business through BBB’s Gain by Giving program, got painting done

When the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission needed help painting a few rooms, it turned to a new community program designed to connect it with a business that could lend a hand. As a community-focused nonprofit, NKCAC’s primary mission is to help individuals and families develop profitable skills and achieve self-reliance. As a necessity, the majority of its resources are utilized in...

Boone County Public Library staff help man complete decades-long quest to find his biological family

By Robin Edwards Special to the NKyTribune from BCPL Finding his biological mother was always a life-long dream of Robert Oppenheimer. Bob and his twin brother James were born in July 1952 in Bad Homberg, Germany to Else Handler, a single mother who was probably struggling to put food on the table. During this same time period Bob’s adoptive parents were stationed in Germany. Robert Oppenheimer...

Speedway Children’s Charities distributes more than $3.2m nationwide, KY chapter gives to 25 nonprofits

Speedway Children’s Charities officials announced today that the far-reaching nonprofit will distribute more than $3.2 million in grants to 435 charitable organizations across the country this year, bringing the total allocation amount to more than $52 million since the O. Bruton Smith family founded the nonprofit in 1982. Representatives from Speedway Children’s Charities. The organization’s...

Kentucky Foundation for Women offering one-time grant to girls of color across the state in the arts

In an effort to elevate the voice and vision of girls of color across the state, the Kentucky Foundation for Women announces one-time grants ranging from $1000 to $7500 for individual artists and organizations in Kentucky who are engaging girls of color, ages eleven to eighteen, in arts-based activities. Groups or individuals who are focused on the creative expressions, stories and perspectives, strength...

Chamber Spotlight: Children’s Home of NKY helps build a bridge to brighter future for children

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky has been a part of the region since Amos Shingle founded it in 1882. Today, Rick Wurth oversees the home, now in a beautiful hilltop setting in Devou Park where the orphanage has become a residential treatment home for abused, neglected and at-risk children. CHNK serves as a “bridge to a better future for hundreds of children and families annually who...

Kenton County Public Library gets four-star ranking from Library Journal; one of three honored in state

Annually the trade publication Library Journal, ranks libraries based on library visits, circulation, e-book circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. For the fifth year in a row, the Kenton County Public Library in Northern Kentucky has received a Star ranking.   Library Journal measures libraries from across the country. The LJ Index gives an overall indication of how libraries...

Eva Farris is celebrated for a lifetime of philanthropy on her birthday, as she nears a century of life

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Northern Kentucky celebrated on of its most prominent and generous philanthropists on the eve of her 99th birthday Monday afternoon. Eva Farris celebrated on the eve of her 99th birthday at a luncheon with friends and cake at the Ascent in Covington (photos by Mark Hansel). Eva G. Farris was born in Havana, Cuba, but she is Covington through and through. She...

Renaissance Covington’s Winter Night Bazaar is set for this weekend at Roebling Point in Covington

Renaissance Covington’s popular outdoor Winter Night Bazaar is back for the third year. Join Renaissance Covington in Roebling Point on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th to shop, sip and sup local. Stargazing: This year, we celebrate the Bazaar around the theme of the Winter Night Sky. We are in the Zodiac season of Sagittarius (the Archer). Guests can enjoy Constellation Trivia, along...

Fresh data on charitable giving: Most Americans donate to causes they care about

More than half of Americans (55%) gave money to charity in the last year according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation. The Charitable Giving In The USA 2017 Report aims to provide fresh data on the key aspects of individual giving in the United States, the share of Americans who give to charity, the amount of donations and causes they support, the age and gender composition of individual...

Highland Cemetery chooses winners of 2018 Calendar Contest; here are the winning photographs

Highland Cemetery has named the winners of its 2018 Calendar Contest. The contest was open to all ages and levels of expertise, and photographs had to have been taken within Highland Cemetery’s property. A total of 13 photographs were selected. Entry forms for the 2019 contest are now available at office@highlandcemetery.com. This year’s winners are: Kimmy Birrer of Villa Hills Ron Foltz of...

December programs at the Kenton County Public Library get residents into the holiday spirit

Don’t miss the free holiday programs at The Kenton County Public Library. There will be music, trains, Santa, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, holiday crafts, make and take gifts, truffle making and so much more. The Kenton County Public Library Covington Branch is located at 502 Scott Boulevard in Covington. Sunday, December 3, 1:30-4 pm Celebrate the holidays with Santa, crafts and music. Bring your...

Campbell County Public Library calendar of events in Ft. Thomas, Cold Spring and Newport for December

A  list of events and programs at the Campbell County Public Library branches is provided here. The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St....

Several Northern Kentucky nonprofits to benefit at Speedway Children’s Charities Night of Giving

The vast majority of people reading this will never wonder how they will provide their next meal for their families or whether they will go to bed hungry because they can’t afford food that day. However, several families living in Gallatin County face this dilemma every day. A mother and father – let’s call them Lucille and Billy – are raising their five children in the small town of Warsaw,...

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will take audiences on fantasy ride in a land of pure imagination Jan. 18-28

This January The Carnegie will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination as it continues its 2017-18 Theatre Series with Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA, playing weekends January 18-28, 2018. Based on the enchanting 1971 Oscar-nominated film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as...