A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

The Buddy Bench: Former pro baseball players team up to fight bullying in Erlanger-Elsmere schools

Former professional baseball players, Sean Casey and Tim Flannery, have teamed up through The Love Harder Project to support bullying prevention programs in the Erlanger-Elsmere School district with the Buddy Bench Project. Casey was a Cincinnati Reds first baseman and Flannery a San Diego Padres utility infielder and former 3rd base coach of the 3-time World Champion, San Francisco Giants. Sean Casey,...

Resilience: A free screening about toxic stress and the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Family Nurturing Center, Children Inc. and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky invite you the public to a FREE screening of Resilience on April 27. This 60-minute film takes an exciting look into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. A question and answer session will accompany the film, highlighting...

St. Vincent De Paul Summer Breeze program cools Northern Kentucky’s most vulnerable in the summer

NKyTribune staff The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is working on plans to cool things off this summer. During the warm summer months, many in Northern Kentucky are at risk from the heat and humidity. Among the most vulnerable are children, the elderly and those who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions such as COPD, asthma and lung cancer. “A long stretch of 100 plus degree days...

March of Dimes’ ‘March for Babies’ to take place on April 30 at Paul Brown Stadium; sign up here

The success and passion of local supporters at the Greater Cincinnati/N. Kentucky March for Babies make it the ideal place to be on April 30, says March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart.  Stewart will be leading the event accompanied by GE Aviation Vice President of Commercial Engines Operations and March of Dimes National Board member Bill Fitzgerald; FC Cincinnati striker and Honorary Chair...

Music@BCM opens annual spring-summer concert series April 20 — here’s the whole schedule

Once again, Behringer-Crawford Museum becomes “the place to be on Thursday nights,” as Music@BCM opens its annual spring-summer concert series on April 20 with “Wine ‘n’ Spring’ featuring Burning Caravan. The four-piece, Cincinnati-based ensemble will perform its version of the gypsy Parisian nightclub jazz of the 1930s. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and refreshments,...

Women’s Crisis Center gets innovation award for Green Dot program with Maysville Faith Community

Women’s Crisis Center received a SAAMy Innovative Program award from the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Program at its 12th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Awards dinner.  This event honors exceptional contributions to Kentucky’s movement against sexual victimization.  WCC received this award for the collaboration between the WCC prevention program Green Dot...

If kids are going to move from place to place, they should have a duffle bag — thus, the Duffle Shuffle

In an effort to start the conversation about child abuse and neglect, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky invites you to dance. Shuffle, more specifically, and with a duffle bag in hand. And yes, CHNK is very serious about this.   As of April 2, the number of youth in out-of-home care across the Commonwealth of Kentucky hit an all-time high – 8,188 youth. These are youth who were removed from...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala: Bourbon and Bond at former IMAX Theater on Levee

Linking Kentucky spirits with a dash of espionage, the KSO moves its Gala to a secret abandoned hideout. The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra knows how to throw a party, but for this one, we’ve added some intrigue. Attendees will recon the former IMAX Theater at Newport on the Levee — which will feature three levels of live music, video, Bourbon tasting, food, drink, dancing and silent auction sure...

A voice against violence and abuse, Jamie Sivrais works to empowers students through Green Dot

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter When Jamie Sivrais walks into a high school to talk to students about Green Dot, a nationally recognized strategy to help students overcome violence, there isn’t a false note in his message. And for an audience of teenagers, a reliable narrator matters. A hip, affable young man, Sivrais doesn’t pretend to be anything other than who he is – a 33-year-old...

‘Culture Bites’ celebrates NKY’s ethnic cuisines; by NKU’s Public History program exhibit opens April 22

Food, glorious food! We need it to live. It also shapes the way we live.   The impact of food from diverse immigrant populations on Northern Kentucky’s social and cultural development is the focus of a new exhibit developed by students in Northern Kentucky University’s Kentucky University’s Public History Graduate Program in cooperation with Behringer-Crawford Museum. “CULTURE...

Speedway Children’s Charities to host 5th Annual Pulling for Kids Charity Clay Shoot At Elk Creek

 The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) will host its 5th Annual Pulling for Kids Charity Clay Shoot presented by The NRA Foundation on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The event will once again be held at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, a world-class sporting clays facility. The Kentucky Chapter of SCC is dedicated to helping children improve their quality of life, and through its...

St. E Healthcare donation for external defibrillators to four community organizations can save lives

St. Elizabeth Healthcare donated $30,000 to four community organizations and athletic trainers in Northern Kentucky to purchase at least 20 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). AEDs are lightweight, portable devices that deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart and can greatly increase a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.   Boone County Parks group The funds were presented...

NKY Forum: Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Terry Brooks will lead discussion on childhood poverty

Terry Brooks, longtime director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, will discuss childhood poverty in our region, the state, and the nation at a Northern Kentucky Forum to be held Tuesday evening. He’ll be joined by a reflection panel of local experts at the Lincoln Grant Scholar House, 824 Greenup, Covington: Florence Tandy, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission; Kelly Bauermeister, Children’s...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: How to protect Kentucky’s children from abuse and neglect

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; a time set aside to recognize our collective responsibility to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect across the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, according to the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period. The blue...

Beyond the Curb self-guided — and not typical — tour returns to Covington on April 30; get tickets now

Architecture and urban living enthusiasts mark your calendars- the fifth installment of Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tour returns to Covington on Sunday, April 30. The one-day only self-guided tour features a mix of completed and in progress historic homes, luxury condos, and modern apartments to give attendees a taste of urban living in the heart of Covington. “This is not your typical home tour,”...