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Blue North hosts virtual screening of ‘SHE STARTED IT,’ documentary tells story of female entrepreneurs  

Blue North, the community for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Northern Kentucky, is hosting a virtual screening of “SHE STARTED IT” Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. The screening is in partnership with the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, LEAP, West Kentucky RISE and Awesome Inc. The online event is free and open to students, parents, teachers and entrepreneurs. Registration is available...

Stay active while at staying at home — here are some tips, because it isn’t good to sit all day

By Allison Perry University of Kentucky With people of all ages now staying at home as much as possible to help slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be easy to become sedentary. But one of the best things you can do for both your physical and mental health is to make an effort to get regular physical activity. Here, some experts from the University of Kentucky Sports Medicine...

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Holly and David Schulkers in suit against social workers

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor A Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling was cause for celebration at the Fort Thomas home of Holly and David Schulkers and five of their children, as the court ruled in their favor in a lawsuit against individual social workers for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The lawsuit involves the social workers’ mishandling of the drug test of a new mom’s...

Kentucky by Heart: One man’s top 10 bucket list of books not to be missed — what are your favorites?

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist My love of reading Kentucky-related books, particularly non-fiction, started as a child. Inspired by my father’s interest in showing our small family the people and places of the state, I devoured the biographies in the tiny Grant’s Lick Elementary School library dealing with the Commonwealth. I read books about Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay, Mary...

Our Rich History: Epidemics in 19th Century Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky; we have persevered

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune Part 20 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020” As we “hunker down” and practice self-distancing, it’s worth noting that we residents of the Tristate are much more resilient than we think. Since settlement began in the late 1700s, this area has faced epidemics on par with what we are currently experiencing, and without...

The River: As coronavirus wears on, helplessness prevails as does old-time wisdom: ‘Let’s wait and see’

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 It’s week three of the Coronavirus Pandemic as far as this column is concerned. The river passenger cruise lines, tightly shuttered, will...

Four new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; it’s important to keep up social distancing

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 23 total cases. There are 14 cases in Kenton County, 4 cases in Campbell County and 5 cases in Boone County. It is important to remember that while cases will continue to be identified in Northern Kentucky through testing, there are more individuals in our community with symptoms who have...

Reflecting on the stressful first week of a work furlough. . .and the real meanings behind ‘Stay Safe’

By Lynn James Special to NKyTribune Stay safe. It was a long, stressful week. This past Friday, I started my two-week furlough from my job in Covington. We have been temporarily closed to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. I ended the day by running a few essential errands on my way home. It was not business as usual. “Stay Safe,” I wished the bank teller as I was leaving the...

Ethan’s Purpose: ‘There is no shame,’ say parents, whose nonprofit helps others after son’s suicide

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter “There is no shame in this. This was an opportunity to say, there is a problem out there and why are we not talking about it,” says Debbie Zegarra, co-founder of Ethan’s Purpose. Debbie’s son Ethan committed suicide in September 2018. Since then she has become an advocate for awareness, change, and counseling for kids. Debbie Zegarra Ethan was adopted...

People of NKY: Charlie Pyles’ sense of adventure and curiosity led him to aviation career and love of planes

By Ginger Dawson NKyTribune reporter The bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II, is long remembered and commemorated, but not many of us today realize how up-close and personal that war got to be. In addition to Dec. 7, 1941, there were also mainland bombings, military and civilian, on the West Coast and a discovered, and fowled, plan to distribute explosives via U-boat on the Atlantic coastline...

Kentucky by Heart: Even the inconveniences brought on by coronavirus can be embraced in a positive way

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Okay, my Kentucky brethren, our personal mobility will likely be curtailed for the foreseeable future because that pesky little virus world traveler (COVID-19) has shown up uninvited. And now that the reality is here, we’re making some serious life adjustments, probably for a longer period than we’d like. Not to preach, ‘cause I don’t like people preaching...

Our Rich History: George Wiedemann, Northern Kentucky’s Beer Baron and his brewery

Part 19 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020” By Don Heinrich Tolzmann Special to NKyTribune George Wiedemann (1833-1890) came to America from Germany in 1854, and after several years in the New World founded a brewery in Newport, Kentucky that became the largest south of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River, as well as a brewing family dynasty that...

The River: Everything seems to be shutting down except river’s workhorses; humor can save the day

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 I’m sorta numb. How about you, while we are waist-deep at the beginning of a worldwide pandemic of a new virus spreading its deadly...

meetNKY encourages public to support restaurants, brewers during COVID-19 pandemic by eating local

The Northern Kentucky Convention and visitors bureau, meetNKY, is encouraging the public to support local restaurants and eat local during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the guidelines of social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic, meetNKY, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has comprised a list of restaurants and breweries that are offering carryout, curbside...

Kentucky funeral homes are open but viewings and attendance must be limited to ‘protect everybody’

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky funeral homes are staying open during the coronavirus pandemic, but the way business is done must change, says the president of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. 
Following a federal government recommendation on Monday that people should not gather in groups of more than 10, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday that viewings and funerals should include...