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Displaced Victoria Square residents connected to resources through charities, social services agencies

Victoria Square apartment residents forced to move from their homes are being connected to a broad array of financial, housing and other community resources through an unprecedented effort coordinated by social services agencies, local government charities and others. Residents of the apartment community are being relocated due to new ownership of Victoria Square. Residents required to move by Oct....

Local swimmer was leading scorer on top team in women’s standings at U.S. national championships

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Mariah Denigan, 19, of Walton, was the leading scorer for the Indiana Swim Club that won the women’s team title at the 2022 U.S. National Swimming Championships two weeks ago in California. A sophomore at Indiana University, Denigan scored 58 of her team’s 163 points by finishing second in both the 800 freestyle (8:31.12) and 1500 freestyle (16:12.44)...

Kentucky by Heart: Eastern Kentuckians share personal experiences on recent flooding, recovery

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune Columnist Who can speak most authentically about the catastrophic flooding in eastern Kentucky? Eastern Kentuckians, of course. I had a chance to talk to a few of them this past week, and their experiences and thoughts are compelling. For author and documentary producer Jerry Buck Deaton, the catastrophic flooding in this location is personal. He was raised in Breathitt...

‘Future Galileos Program’ features reflective telescope, peak at timely ‘sun shield’ in Devou Park

Interested in astronomy?   Covington Parks & Rec is holding a “Future Galileos” event at Devou Park on Tuesday evening, having been gifted a sophisticated telescope and suddenly securing limited-time access to a “sun shield.” At the event, Covington youth (and any adult who wants to come) will both learn the inner workings of a telescope – its parts and their functions – and have...

Our Rich History: Nursing program comes to Thomas More, becomes part of Diocesan Healthcare World

By Dr. Raymond Hebert Thomas More University Part 57 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II” Thomas More College/University 1971-2021  The Nursing Program at Thomas More University is one of the strongest majors at the institution and in the Greater Cincinnati area, with stellar pass rates in the nursing certification exams and high percentages of job acceptance rates immediately upon graduation....

The River: Remembering Madison Berry, 29, on anniversary of his death; ‘riverlorian’ who loved river

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 is a part of a long and continuing story. This tribune first appeared a year ago. By Captain Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Last week found me asking, “How much difference does a year, or so, make?”  Now I’m asking,...

Covington Parks and Recreation invites residents to annual ‘Dog Day’ Sunday at Goebel Park pool

Covington’s pool season will end Sunday not with a “bang” but a “bark” when Goebel Pool closes to human swimmers and opens to four-legged paddlers wearing fur coats. (Photo from City of Covington) Covington Parks & Rec’s annual “Dog Day” takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the pool. “The Cov has a lot of dog owners who like to take their pet out and have fun, and the dog swim...

Beyond the Curb: Bellevue home offers easy River City Living; couple wanted walkable neighborhood

By Jill Morenz The Catlytic Fund When the owners of the home featured in this week’s episode of Beyond the Curb: River City Living wanted to downsize, they had only two requirements: a house with a garage and a walkable neighborhood. They found both near the river in Bellevue. One of the benefits of moving to a smaller space, according to them, is that they took only the things they really love....

90th Anniversary of Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair — fun for everyone on the agenda; get schedule here

It’s the 90th Anniversary of the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair and it runs August 8-13. There is a special Family Fun Free Day Saturday, August 6 to kick off the celebration of the historic fair. There will be a Fishing Frenzy 1-3 p.m. for kids 15 and under at the lake on the fairgrounds, followed by a vintage vehicle cruise-in 4-6 p.m., live music provided by “High Road Band” 6-9...

Northern Kentucky family splits $500,000 jackpot after lucky scratch-off ticket purchase in Alexandria

William Hicks and his sons William Hicks Jr. and Stephen Hicks of California in Campbell County claimed a $500,000 Kentucky Lottery Scratch-off ticket last Friday – and for this Northern Kentucky family, winning the lottery is now a family affair. William owns a garage door repair company where both of his sons work. William Jr. and his brother Stephen ride to work together, sometimes stopping for...

Kentucky by Heart: Teacher, columnist Jamie Vaught and son share bonding experience through MLB trip

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Jamie Vaught is a college accounting teacher, but much of his life is defined by his love for sports, starting as a child when he developed a friendship with Hall of Fame baseball player Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s not surprising, then, that his son Warren, who recently graduated, took up an interest in sports also, playing baseball for his...

Our Rich History: The growth of the Thomas More English Department, blessed with good teachers

By Tom Ward  Thomas More University   Part 56 of Our Series: “Retrospect and Vista II: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021”   English was, of course, standard in any college curriculum at the time that Villa Madonna College began in 1921. It was normally comprised of two related, yet distinct components—grammar/composition and literature. Although the way in which grammar was taught...

The River: Reflecting on many years on the river, I hope others will say ‘I love hearing that whistle blow’

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 “Tell me what you liked or didn’t like about the river,” was a question tossed my way recently. “Hmmm….. That’s a lot to ponder,”...

Fort Mitchell aims to educate people about animal conservation, after killing of deer in the city

The City of Fort Mitchell is hoping to educate people about the importance of animal conservation. After an investigation from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife in November 2020, multiple wildlife-related and other charges were filed against a Boone County man. Those charges included hunting on private property in Fort Mitchell without permission, illegally killing a deer, and improperly...

Beyond the Curb: Newport apartment offers European flair, killer views for great River City Living

By Jill Morenz The Catalytic Fund The apartment house featured in this week’s episode of Beyond the Curb: River City Living has been part of Newport since the 1840s. When the current owner bought it, she moved into a small apartment on the first floor, with her eye on the third-floor attic space. She began renovating the top two floors by chipping plaster away from the brick, a slow, dusty job....