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Four opportunities upcoming to shape City of Covington’s new approach to zoning

The City of Covington is totally revamping its approach to zoning, and it’s urging the public to help shape the new plan at the beginning stages rather than react after the fact. Anybody who lives, owns property, or runs a business in Covington is invited to four events at the end of the month to offer opinions, concerns, and goals on how and why development happens and how neighborhoods look...

Beyond the Curb back in Cov, offering MainStrasse’s historic homes, artsy lofts, modern apartments

Beyond the Curb is Back in Covington on April 28 with an exclusive showcase of urban living: “the befores, the durings, and the afters.” 808 Willard Where can architecture and history buffs, interior design devotees and fans of urban living all meet together? At the Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tour on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s spring tour is focused on Covington’s...

‘Next Gen Giving’ summit keynoter named; Horizon, KPI partner on second regional gathering

An economist who is internationally recognized as an expert on economic development and philanthropy will be the keynote speaker for the second annual NKY Summit on Philanthropy. The theme for the summit is “Next Gen Giving,” presented by the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and the Kentucky Philanthropy. Dr. Una Osili It will be held May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth...

Darrin Horn selected as basketball head coach at NKU; spent past four seasons as assistant at Texas

NKyTribune staff Darrin Horn has been selected as the men’s basketball head coach at Northern Kentucky University, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night. Horn replaces John Brannen, who accepted the coaching position at the University of Cincinnati last week. Horn, a native of Glasgow, Ky., arrives at NKU after spending the past four seasons as the associate head coach at the University of Texas....

Newport Board of Commissioners authorize ground lease agreement for Newport SkyWheel project

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter The Newport Board of Commissioners authorized City Manager Thomas Fromme to execute a ground lease agreement for the Newport SkyWheel at Monday night’s meeting. The Newport SkyWheel will stand more than 230-feet tall with 30 climate-controlled gondolas. It will be mounted on a pier extending out toward the Ohio River and figures to be a welcome addition to Newport...

Portion of Seventh Street in Covington to be renamed ‘Battelle Lane’ in honor of Ladies Home founder

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The City of Covington on Friday will unveil a new name for the eastern-most tip of Seventh Street as it runs alongside the Covington Ladies Home.) When the Ohio River reached then-record levels in 1884, the catastrophic flood displaced thousands of Covington residents. The plight of elderly women – including Civil War widows and so-called “spinsters” –...

Earth Day is celebrating its 49th year with the theme ‘Protect Our Species’ — and everyone has work to do

Staff report The first Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, activating 20 million Americans from all walks of life and launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.  Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, according to Earth Day Network, mobilizing...

Our Rich History: A tribute to Notre Dame in Paris — Our Cathedral’s Gargoyles, Chimera a shared history

Editor’s Note: We express our deep sorrow to the people of France and to the congregation of one of the world’s great religious edifices, Notre-Dame de Paris, following the tragic fire that struck it on Monday, April 15, 2019. Over $1 billion in pledges has been promised to date to pay for the restoration of this architectural masterpiece. In tribute to the spirit of the French people,...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Reds Community Fund team up on Bellevue Vets field renovation

A normal high school baseball game in Northern Kentucky this week took on extra meaning as dignitaries from both the Cincinnati Reds and St. Elizabeth Healthcare were on hand for a special presentation. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for St. Elizabeth Healthcare Field at the Bellevue Vets, celebrating the start of construction efforts at the complex that will include a new synthetic turf infield,...

The River: There are countless steamboats he never worked on — but he would’ve if he could’ve

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 Of the countless number of steamboats I never worked on, but “would’a if I could’a,”  the most common reason for my absence...

Bexion Pharmaceuticals announces the opening of study using BXQ-350 in treatment of rare tumors 

Covington-based Bexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage oncology company, has announced the initiation of an open-label Phase 1 Safety Study of BXQ-350. The first U.S. site is Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. This clinical trial will evaluate the safety of BXQ-350 and determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) in the pediatric population with recurrent solid tumors, brain tumors...

UK gets historic 4-year $87m grant to lead HEALing Communities opioid project; includes NKY counties

By Kristi Willett University of Kentucky In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (JPSC) — will lead a project as part of the HEALing Communities study. The four-year,...

Local author Lauren Hudson writes fourth book, working with her father, grandfather,

Staff report 2018 Independent Author of the Year Lauren Hudson has co-authored the second book in her Students Leading America Series with her father Rob Hudson. It is illustrated by her grandfather, Bob Hudson. In It Can Be Done – Students Leading an Exceptional America, the father and daughter offer a book with a big idea and purpose. It is published by Headline Books. Co-author Rob Hudson said...

Duke Energy commits nearly $265,000 to support dynamic education initiatives across the region

NKyTribune staff and Duke Energy Duke Energy is investing in Greater Cincinnati students, educators and communities by awarding $264,138 in grants to 21 education programs, including several in Northern Kentucky. Representatives from the 21 organizations that received grant funding from Duke Energy Wednesday hold up placards showing the total contribution (photos by Mark Hansel). The grants, which...