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Our Rich History: Virginia, the Taylor Family, and Newport; settling into ‘certain to prosper’ river town

Part 3 of our series, Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020 By Paul A. Tenkotte Special to NKyTribune The Taylor family, founders of Newport, Kentucky, were wealthy Virginians. General James Taylor V (1769-1848) was born on Midway Plantation in Caroline County, Virginia, the son of Colonel James Taylor IV (1732 -1814) and Ann Hubbard (“Midway Plantation near Bowling Green, Caroline...

Healthy Headlines: Looking to shed some pounds or just feel better; small changes can be positive

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Are you looking to shed a few pounds, or just feel better about yourself? A recent study found that cutting as few as 300 calories a day for an extended period of time can have significant benefits, including weight loss and improved health. “This study is important because it shows that even small changes can have positive results,” says Rachel Wagner, MS, LD, a Licensed...

EKU student’s capstone research on pesticide contamination earns cover story in national journal

While pursuing a master’s in public health from Eastern Kentucky University, Mary Sheldon earned an accolade many researchers spend their whole careers hoping for. Her capstone research was recently the cover story of a prominent peer-reviewed journal. The report, titled “Pesticide Contamination in Central Kentucky Urban Honey: A Pilot Study,” was a collaboration between Sheldon; Dr. Clint Pinion,...

Kids Voting: NKyians are urged to take your children to the polls on Election Day to cast their mock vote

On Election Day, November 5, future voters — of any age — are encouraged to go to the polls with their parent/guardian to cast a vote in a mock election at a Kids Voting booth. Kids Voting Northern Kentucky is a non-profit, non-partisan organization teaching young people the importance of, and helps develop the habit of, voting. Students can go to the polling places with their parents/guardians...

National report shows Kentucky is a freight leader but underfunded infrastructure could hinder growth

Kentucky freight shipments are currently among the nation’s highest and are expected to increase by nearly two-thirds in the coming years. However, without adequate infrastructure funding for needed transportation improvements, Kentucky’s continued economic growth could be at risk. Kentucky’s freight system currently moves more than $578 billion worth of freight each year, the 14th highest rate...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra opens its indoor season with Classical Jazz Souffle on October 19

Opening night for the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s subscription series is October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall. It’s a Classical Jazz Souffle. The KSO brings the jazz orchestrations of Don Sebesky, Eumir Deodato, and Billy May to the music of Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky.  Area jazz masters join the KSO for a fresh take on beloved...

BBB Trends: Is someone trying to cybersquat on your domain? Don’t click on links in suspicious email

Better Business Bureau What’s in a domain name, really? For small businesses, it’s the best way for customers to find them and for vendors to network with them. But what if a suspicious-looking email appears in your inbox threatening to take over your company’s domain name because it conflicts with a trademark, or the sender has filed a registration ahead of you for the same name? BBB advises...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive message for youth about exceptionalism through courage

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa Courage (or a lack thereof) is a big part of life. When some people think about courage, they think of war heroes on a battlefield, but it’s about far more than that. Courage means tackling challenges and difficulties without letting fear overcome us. Even if we don’t consider ourselves to be particularly courageous,...

‘The Mountain Minor,’ explores Applachian music; filmmaker Dale Farmer to appear at Esquire Theatre

A new dramatic film about the history of Appalachian music, which was filmed partially in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, is starting to attract attention after winning top awards at several film festivals. Screenwriter and director Dale Farmer will conduct a Q&A, following screenings of “The Mountain Minor” at The Esquire Theatre in Cincinnati on October 17 and 20. An after-party will...

Prep Football Flashback: Ryle sophomore rushed for 246 yards in 2009 district game against Conner

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Ryle sophomore running back Travis Elliott rushed for 246 yards on 34 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead his team to a 31-22 win over Conner in a Class 6A district game on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. Travis Elliott The Raiders finished with 467 total yards in the victory. Junior quarterback Conner Hempel completed 10 of 15 passes for 128 yards and one...

After first half of offensive fireworks, Thomas More defense dominates final 30 minutes in 31-28 win

NKyTribune staff CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — For the entire first half on Saturday night, big-play offenses dominated the game between Thomas More and Campbellsville. During the final two quarters, Thomas More’s defense took over and ignited a 31-28 victory against Campbellsville at Finley Stadium. Tied at 28-all going into halftime, with both teams scoring at will in a wild back-and-forth offensive...

Tri-State Trails, ReNewport gather volunteers to install temp bicycling facilities to ‘Connect NKY’

Tri-State Trails, ReNewport, and many volunteers installed temporary bicycling facilities on Saratoga, Fifth, and Sixth Streets in Newport on Saturday. Connect NKY’s set-up headquarters was at the corner of Saratoga Street and E. Fourth Street. ConnectNKY aims to give residents a safe, comfortable space to try biking for everyday errands and commuting to work or school. The grant-funded demonstration...

Sports of all Sorts hosted special ‘Harvest Tea’ event for seniors committed to ‘living a healthy lifestyle’

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Inspiration comes from many places and all shapes and sizes. At Sports of All Sorts Fitness Center (SOAS) in Florence, sparks regularly fly from those least expected. This week, SOAS hosted a very special event, “The Harvest Tea,” which honored seniors who have committed themselves to “living a healthy lifestyle.” Angi Harreld, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator...

KBE accepting nominations for 2019 Priority Award, recognizes success in closing achievement gaps

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) is accepting nominations for its 2019 Priority Award, which will honor a Kentuckian whose work in the Commonwealth’s public schools and has successfully closed achievement gaps between student groups. “One of the most notable education challenges Kentucky continues to face is achievement gap closure,” said KBE Chairman Hal Heiner. “Following the release...

The River: Old friends meet again, share meal, music, memories; parting, they know there’ll be a next time

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 The last time Charlie Rafferty and I were together was atop the bonnet on the smokestack of the DELTA QUEEN over 41 years ago. John Hartford...