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‘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...

Fort Wright Garden Club’s annual Plant Swap & Sale is this weekend at Fort Wright City Hall

The Fort Wright Garden Club will be hosting its one and only fundraiser for the year this weekend with its annual Plant Swap & Sale. All activities take place at Fort Wright City Hall, 409 Kyles Lane. Sunflower SWAP Friday, April 26 Beginning at 5 p.m. Individuals are invited to dig up “extra” plants in their yard (perennials, shrubs or even small trees), pot them, and bring them to...

Florence Freedom Wrestling Night in June to feature legendary figures, additional promotions

NKyTribune staff Wrestling fans will be in for a treat on Thursday, June 6, when the Florence Freedom host “Wrestling Night” featuring legendary voice/personality Jim Ross, Billy Gunn, Jim Cornette and Marty Jannetty.  The night includes the Freedom taking on the Windy City Thunderbolts at 6:35 p.m.  The event falls on a Thursday night, which also means it’s a WEBN Thirsty Thursday presented...

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,...

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...

FINs program stocks Prisoners Lake with catfish; 800 new whiskered friends at Devou fishing hole

The newest inhabitants of Prisoners Lake in Covington’s Devou Park arrived this morning with an unceremonious splash. The hybrid catfish are designed to be disease resistant and hardy (provided photos). Actually, with six sustained splashes. The new arrivals are catfish, about 800 pounds of them, each weighing about a pound. The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources delivered the...

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...

Beth Underwood: Some favorite Easter nuggets — chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, Peeps, and more

Do you ever find yourself curious about information, steeping yourself in nonessential facts as if you’re about to compete in a Trivial Pursuit tournament? Apparently that’s one of my superpowers — seeking out and being able to recite useless information. Just ask my kids. They’ll vouch for me.  This is one of 90 million chocolate bunnies that will be produced this Easter (Photo from Wikipedia) Anywho,...

‘Party on the Purple’ series returns for third consecutive year with new themed nights

For the third consecutive year, the “Party on the Purple” series is returning to the Purple People Bridge this spring and summer with the first bridge party scheduled for May 1 at 6 p.m. The free weekly summer party series — which includes live music, food trucks, beer, wine and spirits — will run every Wednesday evening until August, 7. New this year are themed parties, such as Kentucky Derby...

Kentucky by Heart: These guys are deltiologists — meaning they collect postcards — lots of postcards

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist When Carl Howell looks back on his professional work career, a highly successful one, he feels a sense of pride. He served for a period in the state of New York as an FBI agent, and later came home to practice law in his native Hodgenville with his father until the elder Howell’s death in 1983. Carl retired in 2014, ending his long professional tenure at a storied...

Our Rich History: Cincinnati in 1894 — Fry’s Army (passes through) and a major economic depression

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune The sounds and smells of manufacturing still enveloped the city of Cincinnati and its Northern Kentucky suburbs in 1894. Some 100,000 people worked in the city’s industries, producing over $220,000,000 in products each year (“Queen, Indeed! Is Cincinnati among the Fair Cities of the Great Southwest,” Cincinnati Post, 5 January 1894. p. 1). Fry’s Army...

The River: Commanding the P.A. DENNY — and telling the stories of the first adventures

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 When Cappy Lawson W. Hamilton, Jr. hired me to command the P. A. DENNY, his new stern paddlewheel boat was moored at Port Amherst, West “By...

BLINK Pop-Up Party on April 25; 34 restaurants and food trucks announced for May’s Asian Food Fest

 BLINK, illuminated by ArtsWave is just six months away – and everyone is invited to a BLINK Pop-Up Party, April 25, 7-10 p.m., at 1225 Clay Street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. When the sun goes down the lights go live. The party, featuring food, drinks, entertainment and a few BLINK surprises, will coincide with the finale of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign to fund Greater...

Woodsongs host, folksinger Michael Johnathon, releases ‘Dazed & Confuzed,’ to perform in Norwood

Michael Johnathon is heading north, to celebrate the release of his new album “Dazed & Confuzed” (PoetMan Records). The Kentucky-based folksinger, who lives in a log cabin outside of Lexington, will headline an evening of music at Leo Coffeehouse in Cincinnati on Sunday, April 14, as part of the Queen City Balladeers’ monthly concert series. Johnathon is best known as host of the internationally...