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‘Tobacco Use in Northern Kentucky’ report focus of Interact for Health virtual event on Oct. 12

In the last 50 years, smoking rates across the U.S. have dropped by more than half. But progress in certain places and among certain groups lags behind. Interact for Health and partners from Northern Kentucky will examine tobacco use in the region during “The State of Tobacco Use in Northern Kentucky,” a virtual event planned for 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. A report with Northern Kentucky data from the...

Kentucky by Heart: In a divisive world, optimism for Kentucky’s future remains, because of its people

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist I recently was interviewed for a podcast by Bill Goodman, CEO of the Kentucky Humanities Council, about my book series, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes. I considered it an honor to be asked to share, both as an opportunity to contribute to KHC, an organization that seeks to highlight the best in our citizens’ values, and also for the interest Bill demonstrated in...

Our Rich History: Newport has been a cosmopolitan ethnic community from the 1840s on . . .

By Katherine Crawford-Lackey Special to NKyTribune Part 46 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020.” During the first several decades of the 19th Century, Newport experienced somewhat modest growth, and then by the mid-century its population began to skyrocket. From just 106 residents in 1800, the number of residents reached 5,895 by 1850. Marked by homogeneity...

The River: Young steamboatman learns from the best Captains and steers Delta Queen from runaway barge

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 If you think it doesn’t get cold in New Orleans in January – guess again. Though the average temps for that time of year are...

AAA: Would your child’s safety seat pass inspection? Parents urged to review Kentucky car seat law

Every day in America, there are children riding in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. An estimated 59 percent of car seats and 20 percent of booster seats are misused...

Newport celebrates floodwall murals in honor of 225th birthday; one finished, three unveiled

Newport celebrated the completion of its first floodwall mural Thursday and unveiled the designs of three additional murals that pay homage to the city’s founder, General James Taylor and his wife, Keturah Moss Leitch Taylor. The murals – which are being painted on the floodwall along Dave Cowens Drive near the city’s border with Bellevue – celebrate the city’s 225th anniversary. “These...

Iris Sullivan takes first place in Connie O’Donnell Invitational; Latonia student artist is two-time winner

Iris Sullivan, a Holy Cross High School junior from Latonia, has won the Connie O’Donnell Student Art Invitational for the second year in a row. Iris’s winning entry, a charcoal drawing showing a young girl gazing at the Eiffel Tower, was submitted by her art teacher, Craig Lipscomb. It earned her a $50 prize plus $500 for her school’s art program. The competition is hosted by Behringer-Crawford...

Make geocaching part of your wellness activities — search for hidden treasure while getting outside

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Geocaching is an adventure, like going on a treasure hunt. It is an outdoor activity that includes searching for a ‘cache’ using GPS coordinates, making it an ideal venture during this time of social distancing. Being outside with family and/or friends, walking, getting in a little physical exercise, and exploring new places is all part of the fun. In...

Kentucky by Heart: Historic Keene might not be fancy, but it’s home… and always will be

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist For nice rides in the country, I often take Highway 169 in the central Kentucky part of the Bluegrass area from my home in Woodford County to Jessamine County. The grassy and rolling terrain of the area is one of my favorite scenic tours. Small farms with grazing Thoroughbred horses and cattle, an abundance of pretty homes, and historical stone walls along the...

Our Rich History: Newport’s own Thomas P. Anshutz, an unassuming painter and an influential teacher

By James C. Claypool Special to NKyTribune Part 45 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020.” His paintings have hung in the White House, his students are considered some of the best artists of 20th Century America, and his reputation as an important link in the history of American art continues to grow. Yet Newport’s own Thomas Pollack Anshutz was really what...

The River: Save the Delta Queen — keeping beloved steamboat from termites, slackers, and extinction

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 “Save the DELTA QUEEN. Don’t let the termites get her,” wailed crooner Gary Busey and his band, CARP. The year was 1970,...

Beyond the Curb: River City Living tour takes you to Skypoint Luxury Condos and jaw-dropping views

Beyond the Curb’s inside view of urban living goes virtual this year with River City Living — take the virtual tour in this 8th episode. More to come. When developers Ben Trautmann and Ed Horgan first saw the jaw-dropping views from the shuttered Baptist Convalescent Home in Newport, they knew it was an extraordinary location. They and their partners have renovated the building, creating...

King of Kentucky Bourbon to release third edition this month; will produce approximately 1,900 bottles

King of Kentucky is returning this year with the release of its third edition. Hitting shelves this month, this will be the third release for the brand. With the majority of the volume being only available in Kentucky, this year the expression will also be available in limited quantities in select markets in Illinois and Ohio. The 2020 expression will be a 14-year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon and...

Kentucky enters final stretch in effort to secure responses to 2020 U.S. Census; every one counts

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentuckians have a few more weeks to secure the resources they will rely on for the next decade by completing their 2020 U.S. Census form. In early September, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop attempting to cut short census operations, after the Census Bureau announced it will continue collecting data until Oct. 31. The order remains in...

Latonia’s iconic Dari-Crest leased to Tim Eversole of Bean Haus Bakery, to be refurbished, open all year

Latonia has been receiving great news on the Covington economic development landscape. A few months ago, the City featured the two firms, ReGadget and Blair Technology, that bought the old Value City and Burlington Coat Factory storefronts with plans to renovate the two facilities to serve as new homes for forward-thinking businesses. Both firms will also use the space for the needed expansion for...