A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Boone County Library Board of Trustees seeks applicants for board; positions begin in July

Boone County Library’s Board of Trustees is accepting applications for board positions that begin in July. The Library is seeking to identify dedicated individuals who have a passion for libraries and the ability to effectively advocate for them. The Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing policy, approving the budget and ensuring that adequate funds are available to finance the budget. The...

The Point Arc, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation bring new program for summer jobs for students

The Point Arc has been working with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to begin a new summer offering, to increase services offered and fill a gap to serve our younger individuals. That summer offering was approved and will begin through The Point Arc Transition Program. The program will offer summer work experience for students ages 14 and up. The students will be working with either...

Boone County Early Childhood Fair at Burlington Library offers information, free screenings, activities

The 13th Annual Boone County Early Childhood Fair takes place Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boone County Public Library, Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington. The Early Childhood Fair will provide families the opportunity to speak with local businesses, agencies, and schools about the educational, developmental, and recreational opportunities available to young children in...

CSX Railroad presents check for $2,000 to support the outreach efforts of NKCAC in Pendleton County

CSX Railroa’s Carl Agner presented the check to Holly Nelson, Vanessa Rose and Kelli Horn of NKCAC. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) in Pendleton County received $2,000 donation from CSX to support their outreach efforts.  The NKCAC Neighborhood Center located on Park Street in Falmouth offers assistance to low-income individuals and families.  Services include a food...

BCPL assistant director envisions library as a community museum of engagement, learning

By Jennifer Cheek Special to the NKyTribune Amanda Hopper does not fit the stereotype that librarians sit around and read books all day. Hopper As Assistant Director at Boone County Public Library, Hopper has a love for reading, but has so much more to offer the community beyond just books. Her dream library would be a community campus that offers a senior center, childcare facility and many exhibits...

Webb-Edgington is new president of Life Learning Center; former head of state Homeland Security

Life Learning Center, Inc., a local leader in helping people transform their lives through life skills education and employment, announced Alecia Webb-Edgington as its new president effective Monday, January 16th.   Webb-Edgington will lead the organization’s continued growth, with a focus on increasing the number of people served and expanding the Center’s visibility, non-profit partnerships,...

Open Letter from the Editor: Happy 2nd Birthday to us — may we grow, prosper and have your support

Today, the Northern Kentucky Tribune — affectionately, the Trib — is two years old. Seems like longer, right? Sometimes it does to us too. We’ve grown, we’re evolving, and we’ve learned something new everyday. As a team, we’re small but growing, and we work hard trying as best as we can to “bring its daily newspaper” back to NKy. Most of you know...

Extreme Makeover, or Symphonic Facelifts: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra offers special thematic offering

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues its 25th Anniversary Season at Greaves Concert Hall, with a twist on television’s “makeover” craze. Slated for orchestrational facelifts are none-other than the 3-Bs — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. On our team of symphonic renovators are 20th century giants — Elgar, Mahler and Schoenberg. Tinkering with other composers’ music over the decades...

You think it’s cold now, get ready for the Special Olympics’ Polar Bear Plunge; sign up now

Whether you’re brave or just bonkers, Special Olympics Programs in Kentucky and Ohio invite you to take part in the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge presented by Joe’s Crab Shack, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Joe’s Crab Shack location in Bellevue. Participants (or Polar Bears) raise a minimum of $75 ($50 minimum for students 18 and under) and take the leap into a pool set up in the Joe’s Crab...

From Kenton County Library: A most-popular list of the most checked-out items in 2016

People are always looking for book, music and movie suggestions. So, from the Kenton County Library, here’s a list of the top checked out items in 2016! Adult Fiction 1 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 2 Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 3 The Obsession by Nora Roberts 4 The Last Mile by David Baldacci 5 The Guilty by David Baldacci 6 Bullseye by James Patterson 7 After You by Jojo...

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky awarded over $1 million in grants to nonprofits in 2016

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky awarded grants in 2016 totaling a little more than $1 million to nonprofit organizations and community health coalitions working to improve Kentucky’s health. That brought the foundation’s total investments to nearly $26.7 million since it was created in 2001 to help improve the state’s health and address the unmet health-care needs of Kentuckians,...

Longtime Brighton Center donors share ‘thank you’ message to close out 50 year anniversary celebration

As part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016, Brighton Center introduced a “50 Years, 50 Stories” series to highlight some of the customers, volunteers, donors, community partners or supporters who are part of its history. The Northern Kentucky Tribune partnered with Brighton Center to share some of those firsthand accounts with our readers over the last several weeks. As the 50th Anniversary...

Transitions announces CARF Accreditation; drug treatment agency has 19 locations in three counties

Transitions Inc., a key organization in Northern Kentucky’s fight against drug and alcohol addiction, has received CARF International Accreditation for the next three years. This accreditation is only given to behavioral health organizations that demonstrate that their treatment services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to CARF Standards. CARF states...

Northern Kentucky celebrates success, looks toward future with Skyward’s four-part plan as blueprint

By Hannah Purnell NKY Thrives Recent years have seen sweeping changes for the better in Northern Kentucky, but the most recognizable changes came when, early last year, Vision 2015 rebranded as Skyward and introduced a four-point plan for the region. The plan targets improvement in business and innovation, health and wellness, community vibrancy and education. This is a good time for a look back at...

Church leaders to gather at Frankfort Capitol for Prayer in Action Days each Tuesday during session

The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during next year’s General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be Tuesday, January 3, 11 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 a.m.: Jan. 10 Workers’ Rights/Fair Wage Jan....