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BBB Trends: If stores, restaurants close, here are some tips on gift cards, purchases, warranties

Better Business Bureau 2019 saw the closure of many popular retailers, restaurants and bars around the Tristate — some newer, and some with over 100 years longevity. While these closings have left us in search of new favorite spots to shop and dine, they also might leave us with some questions regarding gift cards, warranties, or recent purchases. BBB provides advice regarding steps you can...

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce reports on second week of 2020 session of the Kentucky legislature

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce In the second week of the 2020 session, gaming and health issues took center stage for the legislature as new Gov. Andy Beshear laid out his priorities in his first State of the Commonwealth address.   SPORTS WAGERING MOVES FORWARD A measure seeking to generate tax dollars by making it legal for Kentuckians to place bets on sporting events passed through the House Licensing...

Blue North and Owen County Chamber partner to bring Co.Starters program to small business owners

Blue North, the community for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Northern Kentucky, has partnered with the Owen County Chamber of Commerce to bring the CO.STARTERS program to the region in 2020. Launched nationally in 2013, CO.STARTERS was designed to support small business owners in rural communities. The nine-week program helps local entrepreneurs further develop their ideas, critically examine...

City of Covington loosens rules for food trucks, pilot program allows more locations, longer hours

Covington has loosened its regulations governing mobile food vendors – aka “food trucks” – to let them operate for longer hours and at more locations in the city. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved two ordinances related to food trucks. The creative design agency BLDG created posters to advertise a regular event featuring food trucks in Covington...

Keven Moore: Sewer and backup coverage is a must for most homeowners; here’s what you need to know

I have been in the commercial insurance industry working as a risk management & safety professional now for 27 years, and have owned a homeowners insurance policy now for a total of 29 years and have been lucky enough to have never turned in an insurance claim.  Working for an insurance agency that also provides personal lines and writes thousands of homeowner policies, I have overheard my fair...

Allegiant announces new nonstop service from CVG to Memphis with one-way fares as low as $55

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced a new nonstop route to Memphis International Airport (MEM) from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning May 22. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $55.* “We’re thrilled to announce this new, nonstop service” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “Cincinnati...

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce hosts January Pints & Perspectives, Eggs ‘N Issues

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) kicks off the 2020 Pints & Perspectives series with “Balancing Career & Wellness” on Thursday, January 23, from 4:30-6 p.m. at R.C. Durr YMCA (5874 Veterans Way, Burlington). “Balancing a career and staying physical and mentally healthy is an important conversation, not just for employees, but businesses as well,” said NKY Chamber...

Regional Alliance’s 1NKY facility is now open in Frankfort, putting region’s best, unified foot forward

1NKY Frankfort, a new hub for sponsoring NKY organizations and businesses to convene, strategize, advocate and provide collective impact, is now open. The facility, an initiative of the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance, is located at 418 Capital Avenue in Frankfort, within walking distance of the Kentucky State Capital. It offers NKY businesses an opportunity to have a consistent presence and provide...

BBB Trends: Older people are often targets of scams; here are common ones, how to avoid being victim

Better Business Bureau According to the FBI, if you are age 60 or older, you are a likely target for scammers who sell fraudulent products and services by phone. Scammers know that senior citizens were raised to be polite and trusting, and often find it difficult to just say “no” or hang up the phone. Combined with the knowledge that senior citizens may have savings, own their own home and have...

Vacation Express announces return of non-stop CVG flights to Los Cabos this spring and summer

Vacation Express has announced the return of exclusive, non-stop flights from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) for the 2020 travel season with new departures in the month of March in addition to summer months. Flights to Los Cabos will depart weekly on Sundays for six nights from March 8 through April 5, 2020 and pick up again from May...

Beshear restores board in support of workplace safety; panel committed to protecting Kentuckians

In an effort to strengthen workplace and worker safety, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced he is reestablishing a state board that sets workplace safety regulations. “Every Kentuckian should be safe at their place of employment,” Beshear said. “We have worked with industry leaders to reestablish the board and ensure we have professionals from across the Commonwealth who are committed to helping...

Weekday rates at RiverHaus garage in Covington $2 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

The owner of the RiverHaus parking garage in MainStrasse Village is reducing rates during weekday business hours to better accommodate lunchtime shoppers and diners. Starting Feb. 1, the cost to park in the garage and/or lot at the corner of Main and Fifth streets will be a flat fee of: • $2 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. • $6 starting at 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends. About...

Keven Moore: Driving with snow and ice on top of your hood is dangerous and may be illegal

It’s January and once again it’s that time of the year in Kentucky when we are most at risk to receive a major snowfall for our region, and unlike our childhood, many of us don’t get the luxury of staying home on a snow day.  For those less fortunate and don’t have the luxury of a garage for your vehicle, scraping the ice and snow off of your windshield is pretty much the last thing many of...

Notice: Owen Electric Cooperative is proposing to build a communication tower in Hebron

Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. proposes to build a 144-foot tower for communication purposes in Hebron. The geodetic coordinates are 39-03-37.4N, 084-37-33.6W. The FCC ASR file number are A1151375. Interested persons may review the applications at this website by entering the file number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review. The mailing address to...

Old Dominick Distillery promotes Burlington native Alex Castle to Master Distiller and SVP

DistilleryTrail.com When Old Dominick Distillery made its first batch of Tennessee Whiskey back in 2016 it was the first time since Prohibition that anyone legally made whiskey in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The distiller for that first batch was Burlington, Kentucky, native Alex Castle. Old Dominick Master Distiller and Senior VP Alex Castle, a Burlington, KY native, in her favorite place (provided...