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Frontier Airlines begins three new routes from CVG to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota

Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines this week begins new service from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to three Florida destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Sarasota/Bradenton. “We’re excited to begin three new nonstop routes to Florida for Cincinnati area travelers,” said Daniel Shurz, Senior Vice President, Commercial for Frontier Airlines. “Cincinnati and Northern...

BBB Trends: New research shows how scammers victimize consumers — and what you can do about it

Better Business Bureau New fraud research shows that people who live alone or have low financial literacy levels are more likely to lose money to fraudsters. The research also shows that the highest engagement and victimization rates involve online purchases and social media—outpacing telephone, mail and email fraud. Click on image to download the full report.The report, “Exposed to Scams: What...

Homes are selling faster than ever in Kentucky; record-breaking sales pace continues

Five years ago (August 2015) homes in the Commonwealth took an average of 139 days to go under contract. This past August, homes stayed on the market an average of just 96 days. That is the shortest timeframe for August on record. 5,329 homes were sold in August compared to 5,485 homes in August of last year, a 3 percent decrease.  Year-to-date figures are trending higher, however. So far in 2019,...

NKY Chamber Spotlight: Weekly podcast features bourbon barrels, visiting Russian scientist, Jill Morenz and Kendra Ramirez

Jeremy Schrand and Kathrine Nero bring you the NKY Chamber’s weekly Spotlight podcast:

CDI to buy Turfway Park for $46M, will build $150M state-of-the art facility onsite; officials weigh in

*This story has been updated NKyTribune staff Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “the Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary NKYRG, LLC (“NKYRG”), it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky from Jack Ohio LLC, an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK”) and Hard Rock International for total consideration...

The ‘Bourbon Pompeii’ at Buffalo Trace: Hear story from Nick Laracuenta at Newport History Museum

Newport History Museum at The Southgate Street School is presenting “The Unearthing of Bourbon Pompeii” by Nick Laracuenta on Friday, October 4, 6-7 p.m. The excavated fermenters at Bourbon Pompeii (Photo/The Bourbon Review)This event is FREE to attend and open to the public with limited seating at 215 East Southgate Street (directly behind the Hofbrauhaus) Nick Laracuenta, Kentucky Heritage...

Kentucky Career Center offers readiness training, assessments, for state agency recruitment

The Kentucky Career Center (KCC), within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) to offer career readiness training and assessments to applicants for state government careers. Featuring 17 of top essential skills identified by employers for potential employees to be successful in the workforce,...

Northern Kentucky, Metropolitan Club Young Professionals team up to host BLINK viewing party

Returning October 10-13, BLINK is one of the largest light, art, and projection mapping events in the nation. On Friday, October 11, from 6-9 p.m., young professionals from around the region are invited to see BLINK from a different vantage point, The Metropolitan Club and Butlers Patio at RiverCenter in Covington (50 E RiverCenter Blvd, Covington). Hosted by NKYP and Met Club YP, attendees will have...

BBB Trends: Is that email really from your boss? A closer look at business email compromise scams

An in-depth investigative study by BBB finds that business email compromise scams are skyrocketing in frequency and have cost businesses and other organizations more than $3 billion since 2016. Business email compromise fraud is an email phishing scam that typically targets people who pay bills in businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. It affects both big and small organizations, and it...

Unemployment rates rise in 75 Kentucky counties over past year; Boone, Kenton, Campbell low

Unemployment rates rose in 75 Kentucky counties between August 2018 and August 2019, fell in 36 and stayed the same in nine counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3 percent. It was followed by Boone and Oldham counties, 3.3 percent...

Unique Fabricating names former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain chief executive officer

Former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain has been named president and CEO of Michigan-based Unique Fabricating, Inc. Former Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain (right) shares a light moment with Kentucky Secretary of Education Derrick Ramsey at one of the company’s apprenticeship graduation ceremonies. Cain was recently named CEO of Michigan-based Unique Fabricating (file photos). Unique Fabricating,...

It’s baaaaack — USS Nightmare, the legend and the tradition, is open for haunting season (Do you dare?)

It’s back and hard to miss the smashed wreckage of the historic steamboat dredge along the Newport waterfront. The USS Nightmare, greater Cincinnati’s annual Halloween favorite, has once again reappeared in preparation for the 2019 haunting season. The legend As legend tells it, the story of the USS Nightmare begins many years ago when the former dredging vessel, the William S. Mitchell, mysteriously...

NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative offering lunchtime leadership panel with top women executives

On Tuesday, October 22, the Northern Kentucky Chamber Women’s Initiative will welcome hundreds of professional women from the region to its Annual Regional Summit, sponsored by PNC, held at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus (1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati). Christi Cornette New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a lunchtime leadership panel, Reaching Your Next...

KY Chamber of Commerce launches program to help small businesses manage health care costs

With health care costs hitting small employers particularly hard, many Kentucky organizations have found themselves struggling to offer health benefits to their employees. The latest health plan offered through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce aims to solve that problem through a new type of health plan that allows multiple smaller employers to join together to achieve savings. The health plan, called...

Covington BID has reached half-way point on petition to establish downtown improvement district

The effort led by the Covington Business Council and downtown Covington business owners to create a Business Improvement District (BID) in the city has reached the halfway point, promoters of the BID say. “We are happy to announce that more than 30 percent of the owners of commercial properties in downtown Covington have signed the petition to create the BID,” said CBC president Eric Summe. Under...