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According to new SmartAsset study, Hebron is top suburb in south; Erlanger, Fort Wright are in top ten

Staff report A study by SmartAsset has uncovered the best suburbs to live in near a large city — and in the Midwest, Hebron earned second place in the Cincinnati area. Among the top ten suburbs overall, Erlanger placed #5 and Fort Wright placed #6, giving Northern Kentucky three of the top 10 “best suburbs” in the whole country. The data were based on jobs, affordability, and livability. In...

Candidate for Kenton County Court judge seeks to disqualify an opponent over residency requirement

By Jack Brammer NKyTribune reporter Ashley McNeese, a candidate for judge in Kenton Family Court’s new 6th division, claims in a lawsuit that one of her opponents in the race, Maria Kathleen Ante, fails to meet residency requirements and should be disqualified from the race that has three other candidates. In a 21-page lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Kenton Circuit Court, McNeese alleges Ante has not...

KY paves way for emergency crews as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida; Duke Energy sending help

Staff report (Image from Weather.com) Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray on Tuesday issued an official order to help speed emergency crews to Florida and other states in the path of Hurricane Ian. Under Secretary Gray’s order, drivers of commercial vehicles engaged in restoring power or clearing debris in the affected areas are temporarily exempted from limits on hours of driving and having...

Southgate Mayor James Hamberg sworn in as new President of Kentucky League of Cities

The Kentucky League of Cities swore in a new president during the annual Conference & Expo in Owensboro recently. Southgate Mayor James Hamberg will lead the statewide organization for the next year and testify on the League’s behalf in Frankfort. The League also administered the oath of office to Auburn Mayor Mike Hughes, who will serve as the first vice president, and Benton Mayor Rita Dotson,...

Philanthropists David, Nancy Wolfe donate $1million to NKU Chase College of Law for legal ethics chair

Cincinnati philanthropists David and Nancy Wolf have extended their commitment to justice and fairness through a $1 million gift to Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law to endow a faculty chair in legal ethics and professionalism. The David and Nancy Wolf Chair in Ethics and Professional Identity is the first endowed faculty position in the history of the 129-year-old law school....

Our Rich History: Women’s basketball at Thomas More — a thrilling ride to national prominence

By Dr. Raymond Hebert Thomas More University   Part 64 of our series “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021 In 1982 well-known Kentucky Post sportswriter Terry Boehmker said of the newly-created Thomas More College women’s basketball team that “it had been the best kept secret in Northern Kentucky sports.” That could well have been because, as he adds in the...

Dixie Porcelain Painters to display hand-painted work September 28 at Campbell County Public Library

By Peggy Kreimer Hodgson Dixie Porcelain Painters Vase and pink Poppies tile by Laurita Andwan (Photo provided) Hand-painted porcelain vases, chocolate boxes, teapots and torte plates will be on exhibit Sept. 2 through Sept. 28 at the Newport branch of the Campbell County Public Library located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport. The exhibit also will highlight the holidays, from Christmas ornaments and...

Ken Harper, former state rep., realtor, SOS, veteran, recalls lucky Sunday Waffle House was born in NKY

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Sunday is a day of rest – sometimes. And for Ken Harper, at 91, well, he remembers one Sunday very, very vividly. “I was in Commercial Realty at the time,” he told the Northern Kentucky Tribune, “I was with Kruempelman Realtors.” Sundays may be an off-day, but not then – and certainly not for Kruempelman. Ken Harper “One member of our staff had to take...

The River: Aboard the DELTA QUEEN, mischievous pranks abound; the story of the ‘missing’ motorcycle

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders shares the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. This part of the long and continuing story first appeared here in July 2018. By Captain Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Captain Joseph Theodore “Ted” Davisson, a native of New Orleans and a celebrated ship pilot of renown, started...

Five NKY public high schools among 43 from across state named College Success Award recipients

Five Northern Kentucky schools are among 43 Kentucky public high schools name recipients of the College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families. Now in its fifth year, the annual recognition honors public high schools that excel at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in...

At 98, Oakley Farris finds new life and purpose — and Bill Scheyer, the son he didn’t know he had

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor At 98, Oakley Farris was dealing with the deepest possible grief, mourning the death of his beloved Eva to whom he was married for 72 years. He faced being “frozen in time” for the remainder of his life with only his sweet memories to keep him company. But Farris is a positive fellow — and perhaps a charmed one as well — who believes that when...

Teal We Find a Cure teaches teachers during Ovarian Cancer Awareness month with ‘Soap for Symptoms’

Staff report September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and a local charity founded in honor of ovarian cancer victim Tracy Keith is doing its part to make everyone aware of the symptoms. Teal We Find a Cure was founded by Keith’s friends Jennifer Oney Hill and Jayne Rauh and her widower Tony Keith. It has grown to a dedicated group of eleven, including Keith’s parents. They have pledged...

Kentucky leaders warn of tough times ahead for child care access without significant state investment

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and a team of statewide partners including Kentucky Youth Advocates, Metro United Way, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, United Way of Kentucky, Appalachian Early Childhood Network, Learning Grove, 4-C, EC LEARN, and others released their findings today from A Fragile Ecosystem IV: Will Kentucky Child Care Survive When The Dollars Run Out? The survey...

Yippee Ki-Yay! Duke Energy gas team wrangles a win at the 2022 National Gas Rodeo, places third overall

There may not have been bull riding, calf roping or steer wrestling, but a team of Duke Energy natural gas technicians based out of the company’s Kellogg Avenue Operations Center placed third overall at the 2022 National Gas Rodeo. The winning team includes three members from Grants Lick in Campbell County. This year’s gas rodeo participants were: Dave Kabler – Amelia Tim Dennemann – Grants...

Ohio Valley Voices’ ‘Silence to Speech’ campaign hopes to build school for deaf children in NKY

By Manda Hurdelbrink Ohio Valley Voices Ohio Valley Voices (OVV) brought their campaign “Silence to Speech” to Northern Kentucky and a presentation at the Fort Mitchell Country Club. The information-based evening was presented to educate the audience about their bold vision to serve ALL children who are deaf and hard of hearing in the Greater Cincinnati area. OVV alumni, Sophie Blessing OVV is...