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The River: After a stint in the military and presidential protection force, it’s back to the Delta Queen

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. In honor of all veterans this week, we are reprinting this column from 2021. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune The events of the past two weeks in Washington D. C. with the...

NKY gym owner Ben Eisenmenger places third in ’22 U.S. Strongman National Championships

Northern Kentucky Gym Owner Ben Eisenmenger Places Third in 2022 U.S. Strongman National Championships Earns status as professional strongman Ben Eisenmenger, owner of Be Strong Gym, in Erlanger, finished in third place at the United States Strongman National Championship in the Middleweight division in Erie, PA. He also earned his professional card. “Earning my pro card and finishing on the podium...

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame the result of the dedication of Florence native H.B. Deatherage

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter H.B. Deatherage took it one step further. An Act – approved May 13, 1938 — made November 11 each year a legal holiday, a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be known as “Armistice Day.” In 1954, after lobbying efforts by veterans’ service organizations, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the 1938 act that had made Armistice Day a holiday,...

Holiday Junction featuring Duke Energy Holiday Trains open through Jan. 2 at Cinci Museum Center

LEGOs have been snapped into place with care. Locomotives are nestled snug on their tracks. Visions of snowmen and snowfields are ready to dance in your head. (And, yes, St. Nick will soon be here.) Cincinnati’s beloved holiday tradition is back as Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains opens Friday at Cincinnati Museum Center. The Duke Energy Holiday Trains, now in their 76th...

Kentucky sees one of the largest weekly gas price increases in the nation at 13 cents per gallon

Despite fewer U.S. drivers fueling up, the national average pump price rose four cents over the past week to hit $3.80. Rising oil prices fueled by worries over Russian oil production cuts have renewed concerns about global supplies. Kentucky’s average for a gallon of regular rose 13 cents in the past week to land at $3.50, one of the steepest increases in the nation over the past week. But...

Kentucky by Heart: Kentuckians share some of their favorite read-aloud children’s book selections

Editor’s note: This is the second of two-parts discussing popular read-aloud books for children. By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist In last week’s column, I shared, with joy, several of the children’s read-aloud books I read to my students during a 28-year teaching career. I soon discovered that a whole lot of others valued read-aloud time, too, and I was bombarded from Kentuckians with...

Our Rich History: The emergence of a theology curriculum at Villa Madonna/Thomas More College

By Dr. Raymond G. Hebert Thomas More University Part 70 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021 In his thesis entitled, “The History and Status of Villa Madonna College 1921-1961,” Thomas Hanna pointed out the significance of Theology’s place in the college’s thinking after 1961. In his words, “The Theology Department was the Department of Religious...

The River: Diamond Lady paddled toward certain fate; now found in receding waters at Memphis

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 and it first appeared in January 2019 and is reprinted in honor of the discovery of the DIAMOND LADY in the shrinking water of the Mississippi River behind President’s Island...

Covington photographer Sam Greenhill embracing the ‘weird and eclectic’ of the ‘bold side of the river’

The sociologist and city planner Patrick Geddes once said, “A city is more than a space. It is a drama in time.” As such, Covington-based photographer Sam Greenhill is constructing a veritable visual narrative of the city. Its stories and cast of characters, so to speak, play out as he sees them through his lens, an interplay of serendipity and technique. The City’s Economic Development Department...

City of Florence unveiled two new signs honoring The Thin Blue Line, The Thin Red Line

The City of Florence has unveiled two new signs dedicated to the men and women of the Florence Police Department and the Florence Fire/EMS Department for their service to our community. The signs are in conjunction with the painting of a “Thin Blue Line,” in honor of our Police Department on Ewing Boulevard, and a “Thin Red Line,” in honor of our Fire/EMS Department on Ted Bushelman Boulevard,...

Learning Grove’s Breakthroughs in Early Childhood conference attracts national experts, thought leaders

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor NKY’s innovative Learning Grove is presenting its cutting edge Breakthroughs in Early Childhood conference in Covington, featuring renowned experts from all over the country providing insight from four emergent research areas to a host of regional thought leaders. In no other field is the gap between research and practice wider than it is between children development...

GSKWR raises $1 million toward $6 Million goal of ‘Challenge a Girl to Change Our world’ campaign

In October 2021 Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) announced its vision to create the Northern Kentucky Leadership Campus on an 11-acre Erlanger property, through its $6 million ‘Challenge a Girl to Change Our World’ campaign. Phase One of the campaign will create a Leadership Center that will include a Command Center, Retail Center and Entrepreneurship Center; since then, nearly...

Kentucky by Heart: Remembering the read-aloud books that brought joy to many former students

Editor’s note: This is the first of two-parts discussing popular read-aloud books for children. By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist One of the sheer joys in my teaching career was reading to my elementary school classes, commonly called “read-aloud” time. Generally, I read from a chapter book for ten to fifteen minutes, which meant that an ongoing story might take weeks to finish. If the...

Our Rich History: Registrar and library had played key roles in success of Thomas More University

By Dave Schroeder Special to NKyTribune Part 69 of our series, “Retrospect and Vista II”: Thomas More College/University, 1971-2021 Two of the earliest support offices at Villa Madonna College were the registrar and the library. At first glance, these two offices seem to have little to do with one another. However, the bond that linked them for decades was the Sisters of St. Benedict (the Benedictines). When...

The River: Living and working closely with a boat crew sometmes meant dreaming the same dreams

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. The is a part of a long and continuing story. It first appeared in September 2018. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune A boat crew, living and working closely together, can become so much alike, so much so, that they...