A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Go Pantry aims to distribute 300 food boxes to needy family during Christmas break; fill a box for $60

GO Pantry, a Boone County based 501(c)3 non-profit, which provides weekend food bags (GO BAGS) during the school year and weekly food boxes (GO BOXES) to help over extended breaks from school. Currently the organization has a goal of providing 300 GO BOXES to help kids get through the two week Christmas Break. “Kids who depend on school for the majority of their food often do not have a place to...

Kentucky Educational Television’s Martinis & Mistletoe event Dec. 5 at Devou honors the Boehnes

Kentucky Educational Television will hold its annual Martinis & Mistletoe fundraiser at Drees Pavillion at Devou Memorial Overlook on December 5 from 5-8 p.m. The event features cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvres and a big silent auction. The event is hosted by Oakley and Eva Farris and will honor community contributors Rich and Lisa Boehne. For information contact Penny Brooks at 859.258.7201...

Amazon awards $10,000 to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance for its military-to-job efforts

Amazon has provided a $10,000 donation to Tristate Veterans Community Alliance to support its work with area veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. “As one of the country’s leading community-based, collective impact, non-profits serving veterans and families in transition, the TVCA is proud to partner with Amazon and support the great work they are doing to help veterans...

Burlington’s First Church of Christ hosting annual ‘An Old Kentucky Christmas’ December 7-10

First Church of Christ of Burlington is hosting its annual community event, An Old Kentucky Christmas, on the evenings of December 7th-10th. Last year, the church welcomed over 5,000 people to this event. Visitors will enjoy a Christmas Pioneer Village to visit the candle maker’s shop, the woodworker’s bench, Grandma’s cookies, and much more. The whole family will experience the nostalgia...

Gateway celebrating philanthropy by promoting events that make a difference in our communities

Gateway Community & Technical College and Foundation celebrate National Philanthropy Day (NPD) by promoting opportunities for students, faculty and staff to give back and make a difference in the communities we serve.   Giving back to our communities is at the very core of why Gateway exists and why our Gateway Foundation Board members choose to serve.   When asked about Gateway’s impact...

Madison Avenue Christian Church to host Evening of Hope for Puerto Rico to fund mental health services

When Hurricane Irma skirted Puerto Rico, knocking out power to over one million, the people had no idea that two weeks later, the strongest category five hurricane in over 90 years would slam the island. Hurricane Maria decimated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, leaving the island’s citizens without power, food, water and shelter. Weeks later, the island is barely functioning with major shortages...

Kenton County Attorney’s office collecting new coats in Foster Care Coat Drive through December 4

The Kenton County Attorney’s office, in conjunction with the Department of Income Support for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is hosting a Foster Care Coat Drive. From now through December 4, DIS is collecting as many NEW COATS as possible for the 8,500 children in foster care who range in age from newborn to 17 years old, many of whom wear adult sizes. This DIS effort will include the Louisville...

Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry Week: Encouraging hunters to donate a deer each season to feed hungry

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has proclaimed November 13-17 as “Hunters for the Hungry Week” in honor of Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry (KHFH), a charitable volunteer-run organization that encourages hunters to harvest and donate deer each season. “Kentuckians have an opportunity this hunting season to help feed a hungry neighbor in need by donating part of their deer harvest to Kentucky...

Northern Kentucky Symphony hops back to two Swing Eras for Nov. 18 show at convention center

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (KSO) Lindy hops back to two Swing Eras for it’s November 18th show at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Experience true blasts from the past as the KSO’s 18-piece swing band provides a history lesson with the authentic sounds of the original Swing Era (1931-1943); followed the crazy jump tunes of the 1990s revival featuring the 10-piece Covington Devou-Doo...

Amazon employees donate 500 backpacks full of necessities to Emergency Shelter of Northern KY

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) received a generous donation today of 500 backpacks full of toiletries, hats, gloves, and other basic necessities from employees of the Amazon fulfillment center in Hebron, Ky.   Amazon has a long history of giving back to the local communities where their associates live and work. This season, associates at the Amazon Hebron fulfillment center wanted...

ESNKY Winter Shelter is now open, numbers keep increasing, volunteers and donations are needed

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor As temperatures plunge, those seeking a warm place to stay overnight can look to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) in Covington for refuge. The ESNKY Winter Shelter opened on November 1 and will remain available to adult men and women who meet its requirements throughout the cold-weather months. ESNKY is located at 634 Scott Blvd in Covington At...

From WWII to Vietnam: three veterans will share their stories at the BCPL Main Branch November15

The Boone County Public Library Main Branch in Burlington will offer a special program, “From WWII to Vietnam” on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The program will feature three U.S. Military veterans, who will share their stories. Smith February 26th is Lou Smith’s personal “D-Day.”  The Newport native, who served as a Marine in the Pacific during WWII, holds this date as an important one in...

Attorney General Beshear helped shut down veterans’ charity that misled thousands of donors

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that his office assisted in shuttering the doors of a charity that misled thousands of donors by claiming contributions supported local veterans. The settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters Inc., which also uses the name VeteransNow, dissolves the Illinois-based nonprofit corporation. The agreement resolves thousands of deceptive solicitation...

Parish Kitchen looking for donations of new sleeping bags, twin size blankets for Christmas gifts

Parish Kitchen is asking for donations of NEW sleeping bags and NEW twin size blankets which will be given as Christmas gifts of their guests. Drop off your donations at 141 W. Pike Street in Covington from 8-11 Monday through Friday or at Catholic Charities, 3629 Church Street in Latonia from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.