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BLINK Pop-Up Party on April 25; 34 restaurants and food trucks announced for May’s Asian Food Fest

 BLINK, illuminated by ArtsWave is just six months away – and everyone is invited to a BLINK Pop-Up Party, April 25, 7-10 p.m., at 1225 Clay Street in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. When the sun goes down the lights go live. The party, featuring food, drinks, entertainment and a few BLINK surprises, will coincide with the finale of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign to fund Greater...

Woodsongs host, folksinger Michael Johnathon, releases ‘Dazed & Confuzed,’ to perform in Norwood

Michael Johnathon is heading north, to celebrate the release of his new album “Dazed & Confuzed” (PoetMan Records). The Kentucky-based folksinger, who lives in a log cabin outside of Lexington, will headline an evening of music at Leo Coffeehouse in Cincinnati on Sunday, April 14, as part of the Queen City Balladeers’ monthly concert series. Johnathon is best known as host of the internationally...

Kroger’s Mike Schlotman named Covington Catholic High School ‘Northern Kentuckian of the Year’

Mike Schlotman has been named the 2019 Northern Kentuckian of the Year by Covington Catholic High School. Schlotman will be honored on Friday, May 10, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center at a ceremony that will include a reception at 11:15 a.m. and a luncheon at noon. For reservations or to sponsor this event, please visit www.covcath.org/NKYL or call 859-448-2247 extension 3. The Northern...

People of NKY: Steve Lowe, ‘Mayor of Mainstrasse Village,’ embraces life-long learning; find him at Dee’s

By Ginger Dawson Special to NKyTribune The Mayor of the Mainstrasse Village arrived in Covington at a decidedly pivotal point in history.   We all remember 2001. We all have our memories of what happened to us and where we happened to be that year. In the tri-state, we started off early, in April, with the Cincinnati riots. Steve Lowe, Mayor of the Mainstrasse Village. The Mayor (now this is before...

Kentucky by Heart: The work of C-J’s Allen Trout offers ‘folksy’ look back at Kentucky in the 1940s

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist I picked up an interesting title on a recent visit to a used bookstore in Lexington. Published in 1947 by the Courier-Journal, it’s called Greetings from Old Kentucky, by Allan M. Trout. It’s mostly a collection of long-time C-J writer Trout’s columns with the same title, which originated in 1939. No doubt, some of the material Trout penned has its share...

Our Rich History: You’ve heard of Salem Witch Trials but what about Clermont County Witch Trial

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune Everyone’s heard of the Salem Witch trials of the late 1600s. During the hysteria that gripped the colony of Massachusetts, over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, and over 20 died as a result of punishment or related injuries. It seemed no one was safe from accusations. Women and men, old and young alike were accused of witchcraft and casting...

The River: In between Delta Queen and P.A. DENNY, there was saving historic homes in Covington

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 Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Although it’s been nearly sixty-seven years since I answered the alluring siren call beckoning me to the river, it’s not like I’ve never...

New report finds majority of Kentucky’s more than 8,000 foster children are being placed with families

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service More Kentucky children in foster care are being placed with families, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. More than 8,000 children in Kentucky are in foster care, and about 81% live with relatives or in a family setting, compared with an 86% family placement rate nationally. The findings show Kentucky is in line with other states in working...

Emilio Estevez at Newport on the Levee Saturday, for screening, Q&A session for ‘The Public’

Emilio Estevez, the writer, director, and star of “The Public,” will be back in the area this weekend for special screenings of the movie and question and answer sessions in theatres in the Cincinnati area, as well as in Dayton and Columbus. Provided photo The first screening will be at AMC Newport on the Levee on Saturday, April 6 at 7:15 p.m., with the Q and A to follow. On Sunday, April 7, screenings...

Kenton County Parks and Recreation offers Earth Day mini-camp, Touch-A-Truck, in April

Join Kenton County Parks & Recreation and the Kenton County Public Library on April 16 & 17 at Lincoln Ridge Park in Independence (Shelter House 3) to celebrate Earth Day. Monday and Tuesday will have different activities, so come for one day or both. The fun lasts from 10 a.m. to noon. Staff from Kenton County Solid Waste will be presenting fun recycling activities on Tuesday, followed by...

Boone County Public Library April calendar for kids, teens, includes Easter party, Playhouse in the Park

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of April. A list of scheduled events for teens and children is included here. A separate list of events for adults is published separately. Teen Gaming (middle and high School) Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Stop by the Teen Scene to...

Kenton County Library offering no library fines or fees in April, in honor of National Library Week

For the first time in more than a decade, the Kenton County Public Library is offering amnesty of fines during April. In celebration of National Library Week and Children’s Book Week, if you have fines on your library card account, visit the Kenton County Public Library and speak to a staff member in April and those fines will be removed. This does not include lost or damaged items. This offer...

Kentucky’s Gary Gentry behind promotion of new Christian movie, ‘Unplanned,’ now at theaters

By Tom Stultz Kentucky Today GREENVILLE, S.C. (KT) – Kentuckian Gary Gentry feels passionately about his vital role in promoting the new Christian movie, “Unplanned,” which opened in more than 1,000 theaters on March 29.  
He is passionate because he believes in the message of the movie, and because it hits so close to his own life experience. 
The film opened with the second-highest...

Kentucky by Heart: Grieving the loss of a beloved brother with the precious legacy he left behind

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist I don’t know for sure if the wildflower seeds, the kind that come mixed in a straw bale that will hold in moisture after being cast on the readied ground, will sprout and provide a summer of gorgeous blooms. That would be my hope, and I suspect they will. What I do know is that the seeds were a gift bequeathed me out of my brother’s garage as he lay dying in...

Our Rich History: A new book, ‘Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana’ by Carrie Cook Ketterman

By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune Eating packed picnic lunches underneath shady trees; enjoying trips along the Ohio River; watching people go by; savoring ice cream on a sweltering day, feeling the breeze as amusement rides whirled, sped, and tossed us around. It was a gentler and slower time during summers, when families and friends took streetcars and steamboats to their favorite amusement...