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After a successful eight years, Kelly Middleton to step down as Newport schools superintendent

Superintendent Kelly Middleton – who over nearly eight years has led the Newport Independent Schools district to increased graduation rates, college and career readiness and the number of career pathways available to students – has announced that he will retire after more than 30 years in public education.   Middleton will remain with the district until June of 2020, which will give the...

NaviGo signs up 32 high school students for dual credit with Gateway, headed to jobs in logistics

NaviGo and Gateway Community & Technical College held a series of signing events to welcome an ambitious — and eager — group of high school students to the River Cities Hub Network — and to celebrate their first step toward the dual-credit program that will lead to a promising job. The high school students will finish their graduation requirements and at the same time earn credits...

Thomas More University presents Bishop Foys with Bishop Hughes Award; photos of Chillo installation

Thomas More University hosted its 24th Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award dinner at the Drees Pavilion in Covington. Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, D.D., bishop of the Diocese of Covington, was recognized as this year’s award recipient.  TMU President Joseph Chillo and Bishop Foys Bishop Foys was named bishop of the Diocese of Covington on May 31, 2002 and was consecrated and installed as the...

Nine in Kentucky named National Blue Ribbon Schools including Notre Dame, Saint Thomas in NKY

Nine Kentucky schools are among the 362 public and private, elementary, middle and high schools across the country named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schoolsby the U.S. Department of Education. Two are from Northern Kentucky. For the third time in the school’s history, Notre Dame Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Saint Thomas School in Fort Thomas also receive the recognition. Notre...

Joseph Chillo installed as 15th president of Thomas More University, offers ‘guarantee” for diocesan students

Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D., was installed as Thomas More University’s 15th president during a ceremony this afternoon in the Connor Convocation Center on TMU’s campus Wednesday. The University’s Board of Trustees elected Chillo as TMU’s next president in April after a national search. He began on June 1, after serving as the president of Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, since 2014....

Covington Board of Education opts not to increase property tax rate for eighth straight year

For the eighth consecutive year, Covington Board of Education opted not to increase its property tax rate. Garrison At its meeting earlier this month, the board voted to take the minimum compensating tax rate, instead of the allowable 4 percent tax increase. Superintendent Alvin Garrison said the district’s budget committee, which includes two board members, the district’s finance director and...

OEA report emphasizes need to reform Kentucky’s career and technical education system

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher A report from the Office of Education Accountability (OEA) underscores the importance of the work of a legislative task force that is attempting to address inequities in Kentucky’s career and technical education system. Michah Schenk programs a robot used to train apprentices on troubleshooting manufacturing robots at Mubea. Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 18, 2018 The...

Getting recruited by Coach K was just start of story for David Couch who focused on Internet for schools

By Ron Daley Special to NKyTribune   Johnson County’s Paintsville has an amazing athletic tradition with the likes of major lead baseball player Johnny LeMaster, UK basketball player John Pelphrey, and UK football greats Joey Couch and Kash Daniels. It is also home of country-western music star Chris Stapleton with Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle just down the road from Butcher Hollow. There’s...

NKU’s Research and Education Field Station invites you to its annual Nature Adventure Day on Sept. 28

Northern Kentucky University’s Research and Education Field Station (REFS) invites the community to its annual Nature Adventure Day on September 28 from 1–5 p.m.   Family and friends visiting the field station will spend the afternoon exploring the unique nature features across the St. Anne Wetlands, part of a 155-acre conservation easement on and near the Ohio River. The Northern Kentucky Fly...

Three new board members sworn in at their first Gateway Community & Technical College meeting

Gateway Community & Technical College Board of Directors welcomed three new members, John Baines, Charlie Coleman and student representative Savannah Buck, during its September meeting. Baines and Coleman were appointed by Governor Bevin. Buck was selected by her peers. After being sworn in, each new member was introduced and began their service to the board.New board members sworn in.“I’m...

Gateway professor, STEM Club students participate in Kenton County Farm Tour today and Sunday

Dr. Jennifer Myka, Gateway Community & Technical College associate professor of Biology, owns the Free Radical Ranch farm in Piner, and her farm will be one of 15 farms participating in the Kenton County Farm Tour today and 22.   Free Radical Ranch has participated in the Kenton County Farm Tour since 2015. Visit Kenton County farms on tour today and Sunday. This year, Gateway’s Science, Technology,...

Boone County High School senior finds a career after summer internship with Reigler Blacktop

By Charley Wayman Building Industry Association Devin Wilson is a senior at Boone County High School and a student in the Introduction to Skilled Trades Program at the Enzweiler Building Institute. Wilson is a curious teenager who often asks questions that others would not, giving him a reputation for being thoughtful and eager to dig deeper for a better understanding of the world around him. When...

University of Kentucky’s Carl Bradley is Mid America CropLife Association Educator of the Year

The University of Kentucky’s Carl Bradley was recently named the Educator of the Year by the Mid America CropLife Association. MACA president Paul Edsten, left, presents UK’s Carl Bradley with the association’s Educator of the Year Award at its annual conference in Indianapolis. Photo provided by MACA. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant contributions...

Voices from Classroom: As a morning monitor at Dixie, I am going to channel the ‘Handshake Guy’

By Jennifer Henry Dixie Heights High School This school year, my assigned morning duty is to monitor the main entrance of Dixie Heights High School from 7:20 to 7:50 and greet the approximately 1,300 students that file through the doors into the Commons. As far as duties go, this is a sweet gig — and pretty easy. Except, as the days pass, I have become a bit unsettled.  
  When the school...

NKU’s Pres. Vaidya shares fall highlights with Board of Regents; ‘student success’ is focus of all efforts

Northern Kentucky University’s President Ashish Vaidya shared NKU highlights during his remarks at the Sept. 11 Board of Regent’s meeting. Regents were pleased to hear the many accomplishments this fall, including an update on the Success by Design strategic framework that identified the university’s singular focus on advancing student success aligned with the needs of the region. President Vaidya...