A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Our Rich History: Several presidents have visited Kentucky, and a new book tells that story

By Wayne Onkst Special to NKyTribune When President Trump visited Kentucky this fall, he was adding to the long history of presidential visits to the Commonwealth. For 200 years, presidents have traveled to Kentucky for public business, using the state’s centrally located rivers, railroads and airports. Kentucky has also played an important role in national politics at various times during U.S....

The River: An enjoyable time aboard the BELLE of CINCINNATI 2018 River Hop comes to an end

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 Relieved to be up and off the hard main deck of the BELLE of CINCINNATI, I was dressed by 7 a.m. Even with an inflatable air-mattress, the...

NKU Center for Economic Education partners with Cleveland FED to expand Danny Dollar Academy

Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland partner to bring the spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and responsibility to local students through the fictional adventures of young financier, Danny Dollar. This partnership will expand the program to serve 300 fourth and fifth graders in Cincinnati and Cleveland. The Danny Dollar Academy...

Join PENAmerica, NKyTribune in ‘Voices for a Free Press’ event at World Peace Bell Sunday 4-6 p.m.

The NKyTribune is teaming up with PEN America on an international event celebrating the free press and free expression. A public event, ’Voices for a Free Press,’ will take place at the World Peace Bell in Newport on Sunday, 4 – 6 p.m. Click to go to PEN America’s website “This is an open mic event,” said Judy Clabes, NKyTribune editor and publisher. “We hope the public will...

Intel Falcon drones supplement KYTC inspection of Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, improve safety

Intel has collaborated with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Minnesota Department of Transportation to improve bridge inspections. The collaboration will supplement manual inspections of the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky and the Stone Arch Bridge in Minnesota. Throughout the inspections, Intel’s advanced automated commercial drone hardware and software solutions...

Income disparity: Many programs address problem, but solutions take the will of whole community

Second of two parts By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter In spite of a booming economy and a headline-worthy unemployment rate, many across Northern Kentucky are still left struggling, which is why we’ve delved into the issue of income inequality to take a closer look at why poverty prevails, and what’s being done to solve it. In Northern Kentucky alone, they’re several agencies working to provide...

Mayor Eric Haas and wife, Jan, celebrate wedding anniversary with the emergency team that saved him

Special to NKyTribune Eric Haas strolled into the lobby at the Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 – his 38th wedding anniversary – grinning from ear to ear. “Hugs for everybody!” he cheered as he embraced anyone he could wrap his arms around. “You guys just have no idea how grateful I am to all of you,” he announced, his eyes welling up with tears. Eric...

Income disparity: Unemployment rates are low, but NKY has some of lowest income rates in the state

First of two parts By Hannah Carter NKyTribune reporter “I had my daughter at 16. Even though she changed my life for the better, it was a struggle. I lost friends, fought battles, was judged by many, but one thing I knew, I didn’t want to become another statistic.” That is a part of Mia’s story. The Northern Kentucky University student is a resident of the Brighton Center’s Northern Kentucky...

NKU names UCI’s Judith Daar dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law effective July 1

Northern Kentucky University selects Judith Daar as dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Daar will assume the role on July 1, 2019. Daar comes to NKU from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she serves as a visiting professor at the School of Law and a clinical professor at the School of Medicine. She is also the former interim dean and professor of Law at Whittier Law School in...

Education Commissioner Lewis announces proposed changes to high school graduation requirements

In a news conference at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington Monday, Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis announced proposed revisions to 704 KAR 3:305, minimum high school graduation requirements, in response to input received from educators and other education stakeholders. Commissioner Lewis will present the revised proposal to the Kentucky Board of Education at its meeting Dec. 5...

Our Rich History: Early Cincinnati cuisine — cooking over a hearth, game, plentiful corn, healthy fruit

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune The harvest time for gardeners and farmers alike has passed, and we’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving feasts. What did the first settlers of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky typically eat? The harvest was a time of great importance and great celebration out here on the frontier. It could also be a time of great trepidation as there were dangers associated with ensuring...

Kentucky gets Citrus Bowl bid, a ‘huge, huge deal;’ will take on Penn State on Jan. 1 in Orlando

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Terry Wilson was elated when he heard about Kentucky’s bowl destination on his Twitter account on Sunday. “I was excited,” he said. “This is a huge, huge deal for this program and we’ve worked so hard to get to this situation that we’re in right now. Like Mr. (Mitch) Barnhart said we’re going to be thankful and we’re going to be grateful and we’re deserving...

The River: Continuing the River Hop, with great crew of BB’s BELLE OF CINCINNATI and still having fun

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 The BELLE of CINCINNATI was quiet except for the distant rumble of a generator toward the stern, inside the engineroom, a deck below. I was...

Kentucky Wildcats ‘fight to win the game’ over UNCG Spartans 78-61 at Rupp Arena

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky was in the fight of its life until the final 13 minutes. That’s all the time the Wildcats needed to overcome upset-minded UNCG Saturday at Rupp Arena. Keldon Johnson slam dunks as Cats win over UNCG at Rupp Kentucky (7-1) stretched its winning streak to seven with a 78-61 win in a game that lived up to the initial hype until the Wildcats outscored the Spartans...

Applications open today for Early Assurance Program for UK College of Medicine-NKU campus

Northern Kentucky University students interested in medical school can now apply for the Early Assurance Program (EAP) at the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus. The applications will open on December 1 for sophomores who are entering their spring semester.    The EAP program is designed to create a clear pathway for students to medical school. Once accepted, these students are assured...