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Boone County Public Library summer concert series includes tributes to Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac

The Boone County Public Library summer concert series includes performances at its branches and Boone Woods Park. Concert @ the Library: Boutique Sunday, July 14, 2 p.m. Scheben Branch, 8899 US 42, Union, 859-342-BOOK (2665) This trio plays beautiful music from The Great American Songbook: Jazz, Pop and Blues, Broadway and more. You’ll hear piano, saxophone, flute, bass, and a bit of percussion. Concert...

Cincinnati’s Sam Weidner lives with Type 1 Diabetes, will be delegate to JDRF Children’s Congress in D.C.

Type 1 is really Type All. That’s the message Delhi Township resident Sam Weidner and his family live, and one they will take to Washington, D.C., for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress July 8-July 10. Weidner was selected as one of four Ohio delegates for the biennial event, in which members of the Type 1 diabetes community share their stories with lawmakers and...

People of NKY: Sheila Fields made history in Nevada, now devotes her talents to Cov’s waste management

By Ginger Dawson NKyTribune reporter Sheila Fields Let’s start this off right at the very beginning.   It was 12:02 a.m., January first, 1970. Like every hospital in the world waiting for its newest arrival in the delivery room, the one in Boulder City, Nevada (right outside of Las Vegas) looked forward to the publicity that would result from their fortune in winning the distinction of delivering...

Kentucky by Heart: An introduction to the recently-released fifth volume of Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist A frequent question I get regarding the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes series is quite simple: “Steve, where do you get all those stories?” My prompt answer in recent years has gone something like this: “Well, I’ve been at this a while now. People know I do the project, so the stories pretty much come to me…” And though the process may be a bit more...

Our Rich History: This is what the Fourth of July celebration was like in Fort Washington in 1792

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune On July 3, 1792, a ten-year-old Oliver Spencer left the settlement of Columbia with his two sisters and some other guests aboard a military barge bound for Fort Washington. They were on their way to celebrate the Fourth of July, which promised to be a grand event and a respite from life on the frontier. Military drills, parades, dinners, and a ball given by the...

The River: Continuing the journey on the CLYDE, headed toward the Ohio, meeting with emergency

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 After an eventful and exciting week, the CLYDE and crew found themselves at the strangely-deserted Quincy, Illinois Boat Club where a hand-lettered...

Erlanger Baptist Church members going on vacation this summer get a special vacation bag to take along

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Members of Erlanger Baptist Church going on vacation this summer pack more than sunscreen, beach umbrellas and Mickey Mouse ears. They are also taking along an EBC vacation bag, goodies put together by the church to remind and encourage them that Christianity doesn’t take a vacation. “We talked about being ambassadors all the time,” said pastor B.J. Donahue. “Over...

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour expands with more distilleries, new look and finishing prize

Seven years ago, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association created the nation’s first and only tourism attraction to showcase its flourishing artisan distilling movement — the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. The KDA announced on Tuesday that the thriving, groundbreaking adventure is expanding to include new spirits producers and is rewarding visitors who tour all 20 distilleries with an enhanced...

Major expansions at Ark Encounter as it enters year four; auditorium, zoo expansion, playground added

The Ark Encounter is getting ready to celebrate its third anniversary next month, and guests will have many new venues to experience in the fourth year. Provided photos Answers in Genesis (AiG), which operates the Ark Encounter with a full-size Noah’s Ark as the centerpiece, continues to engage in major expansions through 2019. Not surprising, tourist-related businesses in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: June has been soggy, but here are two good options for summer fishing

By Lee McClellan  Although this June so far is wet and soggy, the long-range weather forecast calls for a return to normal summer patterns. We can finally look forward to stable water levels, hot weather and predictable fishing. Bass fishing in summer revolves around light, or the lack of it. The best times to sling a lure are pre-dawn to mid-morning, dusk and nighttime. You won’t find a better...

Kentucky by Heart: Versailles resident’s watchful eye averts major disaster, helps him truly know faith

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Ted Hill must have felt like his own version of The Man Who Knew Too Much. The former Boeing and later Sylvania Osram employee found himself anxiety-ridden while sitting as a passenger at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) awaiting his Delta Flight 1661 to San Diego over sixteen years ago. He sat at a window overlooking the wing on his...

Our Rich History: Ludlow War Heroes forgotten no longer; 900 served but 27 did not return home

By David E. Schroeder Special to NKyTribune Part 2 of a continuing series on the 75th anniversary of the closing stages of World War II; for Part 1, click here. The anniversary of D-Day and recent Memorial Day ceremonies sparked my interest in looking at the stories of the men and women who gave the supreme sacrifice in World War II. As is my pattern, I turned toward my Ludlow, Kentucky roots. I knew...

The River: Continuing journey on the Clyde with good friends, good food; making some repairs along way

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 Sunday morning, 17 June 2012, found the CLYDE hanging on the one-inch nylon anchor line in the swift current of Andalusia Slough outside...

Help from Family Promise of NKY, partners continues after graduation, former client gets transportation

In 2008, Nicole Reynolds and her daughter ended up homeless a few times and it really affected her. She became depressed and began not to pay the bills or do budgeting. Reynolds with her daughter Reynolds began to lose focus. She and her daughter bounced around from friend to friend’s house, hotels, and even slept in the car. Her car was towed as well. When she saw the eviction, she realized that...

Tim Hanner dialing back a long, distinguished career in education for his ‘What’s Next?’ and a new kidney

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Tim Hanner spent his career as an educator urging students to focus on “What’s Next?” because some new, unknown opportunity is always just ahead. Tim Hanner and grandson Charlie In his own fulsome experience in teaching and sharing with others, Hanner was a classroom teacher, a principal, an associate commissioner of education for Kentucky, a superintendent,...