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Our Rich History: Jeanne Pike and the growth of media services at Thomas More

By Paul A. Tenkotte, PhD Special to NKyTribune Part 73 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021 Cozy, warm, hospitable, caring, compassionate — these are among the many adjectives I use to describe Thomas More University. As a graduate (1982) and a former 22-year fulltime faculty member (1987-2009) of Thomas More University, I experienced the reality...

The River: The worst cook on the river reflects on turkey day, recalling a few meals long since passed

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. This particular column first appeared in 2019. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune A relief pilot, a lanky, somewhat onery-looking fellow from somewhere on the Arkansas River,...

Braxton Brewing Co. to celebrate annual Dark Charge variant release with Winter Block Party December 2-3

meetNKY, the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The B-Line, a collection of Bourbon Trail distilleries and bourbon-forward bars and restaurants in Northern Kentucky, have partnered with Braxton Brewing Co. for the brewery’s famous Dark Charge event. The winter block party will take place from 3–11 p.m. Friday, December 2 and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday, December 3. The organizations...

Kathryn Witt’s Cincinnati Scavenger challenges you to figure out riddles, learn region; book signings

Local author Kathryn Witt has book signing and mini-scavenger hunt events in December for Cincinnati Scavenger, published by Reedy Press. Witt’s new book is a fun, challenging, and memory-making way to explore the city on foot as you uncover its mystery and history among the diverse neighborhoods of the Queen City’s region. Take your family or a group of friends to puzzle out 345 riddles...

Cold Spring’s Dan Decker installed solar panels to help save the planet; it’s working for him

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Dan Decker claims he’s retired. Please – don’t believe him. He’s working daily – to save the planet. “Global warming,” he told the Northern Kentucky Tribune, “is serious stuff.” The 66-year-old Decker who worked as a carpenter and later sold pharmaceuticals, was forced into an early retirement when he developed nerve damage in his back. “Most of...

Dallas Horn is running (well, walking this year) in his 50th Thanksgiving Day race — and ‘will finish in 1:40’

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter There’s at least one thing Dallas Horn took with him after he left the military. And he’s putting it to good use Thanksgiving Day. For the 50th time. Yes, Dallas Horn will be racing in the Thanksgiving Day race for the 50th time this year. “I just got really interested in running after my military service,” the 77-year-old Horn told the Northern Kentucky...

Kentucky by Heart: The unique flavors of Kyians’ Thanksgiving feasts connect past and present

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune Columnist Grandma Fryer could always be counted on to serve “ribbon salad” at Thanksgiving, along with on other holidays, especially Christmas. We ate it as either a side dish with the entrée or, because of its sweetness, sometimes as a dessert. Long after Grandma passed, the red and green layered gelatin delicacy with cream cheese in the middle layer along with traces...

Our Rich History: Pres. Chillo guides TMU through global pandemic to growing success in 100th year

By Dr. Raymond G. Hebert Thomas More University Part 72 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021  President Joseph Chillo of Thomas More University tells the story of being in Florida visiting alumni on a fundraising trip when a call from St. Elizabeth Healthcare told him of a troublesome virus called COVID-19 that was flooding emergency rooms at each...

The River: Alas, nothing lasts forever not even dear old friends; a fond farewell to Captain ‘Doc’ Hawley

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 Nothing lasts forever– nor, following a sad reminder last week, do old friends. While reports dominated the news of the Mississippi...

St. Elizabeth forms NIL partnership with Kentucky’s Maddie Scherr to support Sports Medicine Services

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has announced a Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partnership with Kentucky women’s basketball star Maddie Scherr in support of the St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Services and ACL Injury Prevention Program. “We’re committed to student-athletes on and off the field and court. This partnership reflects that commitment,” says Matt Hollenkamp, vice president of marketing and...

Southbank Partners unveils new branding along with updated five-year strategic plan

Southbank Partners for 25 years has helped lead the development, enhancement, and revitalization of Northern Kentucky’s river cities. It now builds on that success and sets course for the next 25 years with a rebranding and launch of its new five-year strategic plan, Innovate 2028: Transforming Urban Communities. Building upon its Imagination 2020 plan, the Innovate 2028 plan will guide the organization’s...

Three Spirits Tavern’s Ray Perryman crowned winner of inaugural Northern Kentucky Cocktail Classic

The beverages have been poured, the votes have been tallied and the winner of the inaugural Northern Kentucky Cocktail Classic has been crowned – Ray Perryman of Three Spirits Tavern. Perryman’s cocktail, the Harvest Season featured Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, pear and apple juice, a touch of lemon juice, ginger liqueurs, house-made spiced simple syrup, sweet ginger bitters and a smoked rosemary...

Thursday NKY History Hour to explore life of small-town KY girl turned movie star Rosemary Clooney

One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Rosemary Clooney had a warm velvety voice that was instantly recognizable. Born in Maysville, KY, Clooney made her singing debut on the Cincinnati radio station WLW in 1941 at the young age of 13. Her 57-year show business career included No. 1 hit records such as “Come On-A My House” and “Mambo Italiano.” Her most memorable film...

Kentucky by Heart: Visit to Adair County Book Fair offers first hand look at area’s unique ‘sense of place’

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Good writers work hard to convey a “sense of place,” meaning to give the reader an authentic feel for where their story is staged or reported. It is an important skill, with Kentucky novelist Silas House saying that this story element must both “entertain and inform the reader.” A few weeks ago, on a trip to the small town of Columbia, in Adair County,...

Our Rich History: President Joseph Chillo, LPD, 15th president of Thomas More University

By Dr. Raymond G. Hebert Thomas More University   Part 71 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021  Dr. Joseph L. Chillo arrived on campus during the summer of 2019 to become the 15th President of Thomas More University. The fall 2019 issue of Moreover (the University’s alumni/community magazine) said that “a new era begins as President Chillo arrives...