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CVG provides update on travel, services, cleaning standards; badgeholder tests positive for COVID-19

For the well-being of its passengers and employees, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is committed to operating a safe and clean airport. CVG continues to coordinate with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and our airline partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport is classified as essential infrastructure and must remain open and operational. Our air...

Eileen Harper, 88, wife of former Rep. Ken Harper for 67 years, dies of coronavirus complications

Eileen Harper, 88, of Crestview Hills, passed away on Sunday, March 29, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Holly and David Schulkers in suit against social workers

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling was cause for celebration at the Fort Thomas home of Holly and David Schulkers and five of their children, as the court ruled in their favor in a lawsuit against individual social workers for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The lawsuit involves the social workers’ mishandling of the drug test of a new mom’s...

COVID-19 takes seven more Kentucky lives; there are four new cases in NKY, 114 total in KY — stay at home!

Staff report As of Tuesday afternoon, 4 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for a total of 41 cases. There are 22 cases in Kenton County, 9 cases in Campbell County, 9 cases in Boone County and 1 case in Grant County. In addition, a third presumptive death from COVID-19 has been reported. The individual was a Campbell County resident over 80 years of age with multiple...

Travel the state (indepth and fascinating) while social distancing with these Explore Kentucky videos

The Kentucky Department of Tourism, within the Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, has released a series of videos dedicated to highlighting the best of the Bluegrass State. “During this time of social distancing, Kentucky is finding creative ways to virtually showcase the culture, arts, and heritage that Kentucky has to offer tourists from across the world,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet...

From the Frontline: Dr. Douglas Flora says ‘solidarity is key.’ Can we make the right choices? Yes, we can.

By Douglas B. Flora, MD, LSSB Executive Medical Director, Oncology Services St. Elizabeth Healthcare By now we are all aware of the challenge ahead with the arrival of COVID-19 in our region. As I write this, the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center is reporting more than 61,000 confirmed cases in the United States. The Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region is now appropriately bracing...

The River: As coronavirus wears on, helplessness prevails as does old-time wisdom: ‘Let’s wait and see’

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. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune It’s week three of the Coronavirus Pandemic as far as this column is concerned. The river passenger cruise lines, tightly shuttered, will...

Local small business owners hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions share their stories in emotional video

The novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a devastating impact on our region, the country, and, in fact, the world. Perhaps nothing has been hit harder than the region’s small businesses. Many of the owners of these small, independent restaurants, bars, breweries and other companies, have overcome long odds to achieve some level of success. Even in good times, small businesses often operate on...

NTI Days require new methods of teaching, learning; Villa Madonna Academy embraces the challenge

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor One of many unknowns in the world changed by COVID-19 is how teachers, students, and parents in Northern Kentucky would handle the implementation of Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) Days. NTI requires students to learn from home until the restrictions put into place because of COVID-19 are lifted. Joe Cordonnier talks to his AP Psychology students via video...

Ethan’s Purpose: ‘There is no shame,’ say parents, whose nonprofit helps others after son’s suicide

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter “There is no shame in this. This was an opportunity to say, there is a problem out there and why are we not talking about it,” says Debbie Zegarra, co-founder of Ethan’s Purpose. Debbie’s son Ethan committed suicide in September 2018. Since then she has become an advocate for awareness, change, and counseling for kids. Debbie Zegarra Ethan was adopted...

People of NKY: Charlie Pyles’ sense of adventure and curiosity led him to aviation career and love of planes

By Ginger Dawson NKyTribune reporter The bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II, is long remembered and commemorated, but not many of us today realize how up-close and personal that war got to be. In addition to Dec. 7, 1941, there were also mainland bombings, military and civilian, on the West Coast and a discovered, and fowled, plan to distribute explosives via U-boat on the Atlantic coastline...

Garren Colvin: St. Elizabeth stands ready to face COVID-19 — ‘Right Here’ for patients and families

There is not a person in our community who has been able to avoid the impact of COVID-19 – whether through conversations with friends, virtual school schedules for students while at home, or avoided hugs and handshakes. Throughout our long history, St. Elizabeth has answered the call to serve time after time when our community has needed us most. Rest assured, we are right here and stand ready once...

NKY Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund launched by Horizon community partners; goal is $4m

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is launching a new fund to support Northern Kentuckians facing increased crises or needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund aims to raise at least $4million with nearly half of that already committed. Through the generous support from The Butler Foundation and The R.C. Durr Foundation, and corporate citizens including Fischer...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Most outbreaks of disease like covid-19 trace to consumption of wildlife in China

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of viruses common in animals that can cause human illness ranging from the symptoms of the common cold to life-threatening respiratory infections. According to a posting on the World Health Organization website, COVID-19 is the latest version of Coronavirus, a strain discovered in 2019 that was not previously found in humans. Coronavirus is a zoonotic disease, meaning...

Number of COVID-19 cases jumps to 10 in NKY, Boone, Campbell counties report first positives

NKyTribune staff Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky today, for a total of 10 cases. One is in Boone County, one is in Campbell County, and eight are in Kenton County. Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore and Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of the Northern Kentucky Health Department confirmed Boone County’s first identified case of COVID-19. “Boone...