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Holy Cross battles to the end to win All “A” Classic girls basketball state championship game

Holy Cross girls basketball players with Kentucky All “A” Classic state championship trophy. (Photo by Ted Jackson) By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter RICHMOND — As his players posed for photos with the Kentucky All “A” Classic state championship trophy, Holy Cross girls basketball coach Ted Arlinghaus was holding back tears following his team’s 65-61...

Our Rich History: Historical perspective and focus — the fine arts at Villa Madonna College

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune Part 80 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971–2021 Founded in 1921, Villa Madonna College (VMC) evolved from a Benedictine teachers’ college to a diocesan women’s college staffed by three Catholic women’s religious orders, and then to a coeducational institution after World War II. In the interim, the Great...

The River: There are rivermen and there are rivermen — then there’s the unforgettable Ed Smith

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. This a part of a long and continuing story. This story first appeared By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune How many tens-of-thousands of men, and a lesser amount of women, have the Mississippi and tributaries rivers caused...

Kona Ice franchisees, coming for Konvention, will collect clothing for Fairhaven Rescue Mission

By Andy Furman NKyTribune Reporter Richard Weaver can’t wait. The 58-year-old native of Greenbrier, Arkansas, will be making a trek to Northern Kentucky next week for the Kona Ice Konvention. But Weaver, just might have other plans. “I’m a real big Cincinnati Reds fan,” he told the Northern Kentucky Tribune, “And I just love visiting their Hall of Fame and Museum. In fact,” he continued,...

All “A” Classic: Holy Cross has chance to become first school to sweep boys, girls state championships

Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The Holy Cross boys and girls basketball teams have a chance to make history on Sunday when they play in the championship finals of the Kentucky All “A” Classic state tournament at Eastern Kentucky University. Teams from the same school have never won both titles in the same year since the small school state tournament was expanded in 1991 to include...

New York court sentences Michael Hild to 44 months in prison for fraud related to Live Well Financial

Staff report Michael Hild, formerly of Northern Kentucky, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his conviction related to Live Well Financial, his now defunct reverse mortgage company. The sentence was handed down on Friday by Judge Ronnie Abrams in the Southern District Court of New York and was reported by Reverse Mortgage Daily on its website. The sentence was shorter than...

St. Henry community says ‘thanks’ to Dave Faust for his 31 years coaching, record 461 basketball wins

By Dan Weber NKyTribune sports reporter Back in the days before COVID, and the rise in postage, Dave Faust used to send a season schedule to all his former St. Henry players. But that double-whammy stopped him from officially inviting everybody back in recent seasons. Dave Faust thanks his St. Henry players after his record 461st Nine Region win Friday. (Photo by Dale Dawn) Friday night, he didn’t...

‘Leading with love’ ends in dream-come-true, as Jacob Arnold suits up for Ryle team on Senior Night

By Andy Furman NKyTribune Reporter All he ever wanted was to be part of the group – one of the boys. A member of the team. Jacob Arnold gets that wish tonight when he suits-up for Ryle High School’s basketball game on Senior Night against Bourbon County. Jacob Arnold with his team jersey The just-turned 18-year-old senior will get the nod on Ryle’s starting five for the first-time in his four-year...

TMU student, Villa Hills native Paige Leigh Landers appearing in Sundance Film Festival in ‘Starling Girl’

“The Starling Girl,” a film featuring Thomas More University student Paige Leigh Landers, has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, running January 19-29. The prestigious, 44-year-old film festival is an annual gathering that brings together storytellers and audiences for dramatic and documentary features, short films, and episodic content. The festival also hosts...

Samaritan Car Care’s new garage on the way: A story about good people working together to help others

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter He took the advice of a minister. And the region is better for it. “Rev. Simon knew I was mechanical,” Bruce Kintner told the Northern Kentucky Tribune. “And he had a request.” Rev. Chinnamuthu Simon did his work at the Madison Avenue Christian Church, and in 2007 he was giving meal to the community – two-or-three-times-a-week, according to Kintner. Bruce...

KY Dept. of Education’s Student Advisory Council presents its report on increasing school safety

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council, presented a report on potential actions to increase school safety, which they began following last year’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “We all had a lot of big emotions and we needed somewhere to put that,” said council member Malley Taylor, a junior at Craft Academy in Rowan County....

All “A” Classic: Late scoring run carries Brossart girls to first-round victory in state tournament

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Brossart came on strong in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter and defeated Jackson County, 51-42, in the opening round of the Kentucky All “A” Classic girls basketball tournament on Wednesday at Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena. A pair of 3-point goals by senior guard Olivia Lloyd sparked a game-ending 17-7 run by...

Enzweiler Building Institute to hold groundbreaking ceremony for Covington campus January 26

The Enzweiler Building Institute of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the opening of its Covington location. The new location serves as the second training facility for the trade school and the future home base of the Covington Academy for Heritage Trades. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at 3923...

Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Zembrodt Education Center as Wise Guy movie is filming in Covington

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter It was almost Hollywood. Laura Gentry, the Social Communication/Instructor for The Point/Arc Zembrodt Education Center, brought a little bit of Hollywood to her students. “I said when I was hired here I would involve the students in both social and leisure-time activities,” said Gentry, a University of Cincinnati graduate who earned her MA in Education at Northern...

KYTC District 6 snowfighters ready for another round of winter weather — 3-4 inches of snow expected

District 6 snowfighters are gearing up for another round of accumulating winter weather heading for Northern Kentucky counties. Crews around the district have been prepping equipment and restocking supplies ahead of the snow forecasted to drop late tonight into early Wednesday morning. Snowfighters will mobilize at 11 p.m. to monitor conditions and be ready to respond. With rain expected before the...