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Federal Court awards attorney’s fees, costs to same-sex couples refused marriage licenses

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling awarding $224,000 in attorney’s fees and costs in the case of couples who were refused marriage licenses by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. The federal panel agreed with a lower court that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is responsible for paying the award. “The Court of Appeals correctly found that April Miller and the other ACLU clients prevailed...

Covington Public Works director Davis retiring, led numerous high-profile projects over six years

For Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis, the beginning of construction for two high-profile projects – the “crown jewel” phase of Riverfront Commons and the Sixth Street and Scott Street Restoration Project – will be bittersweet. Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis at a job site overlooking the Licking River (provided photos). Davis has been working on those two...

State Rep. Bentley: Cost of some prescription medications too high, legislation is needed

As a pharmacist, I have seen firsthand the struggle Kentucky families face when it comes to paying high prices for their prescription medications.  Bentley The average annual cost of brand-name drugs has more than tripled in the last decade, jumping from $1,868 in 2006 to $6,798 in 2017, with drug costs increasing four times faster than the rate of general inflation. One life-saving drug, Insulin,...

Northern Kentucky University receives grant to assist effort to prevent interpersonal violence

Northern Kentucky University’s Norse Violence Prevention Center (NVP) starts the academic year with a new director and new location on campus. Massey NVP is dedicated to preventing and addressing interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking on NKU’s campus. As part of these efforts, the NVP team works to engage students, faculty, staff, and community partners...

Satellite images from Planet reveal devastating impact of Amazon fires in near real-time

image of fires burning in the state of Pará, Brazil, on Aug. 20, 2019 (Image courtesy of Planet Labs Inc.)(Click for larger image) By Rhett A. Butler Mongabay High-resolution images from satellite company Planet are revealing glimpses of some of the fires currently devastating the Amazon rainforest. While many of the images currently being shared on social media and by news outlets are from past...

CovCath opens season with dominating defensive performance in 37-0 victory over Ryle

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic’s offense was a little inconsistent in Friday’s season opener, but the defense played so well it didn’t really matter as the Colonels came away with a 37-0 win over the visiting Ryle Raiders. Ryle finished with a net total of 79 yards and got nearly half of that on a 37-yard drive late in the third quarter. The Raiders...

NKY Spotlight: Chamber podcast with Kathrine Nero, Jeremy Strand on top news, visit by Steve Stevens. . .

Join Katherine Nero and Jeremy Strand as they interview former NKY Chamber President Steve Stevens (2006-2014). Steve reminisces about some of the many wins during his tenure. Katherine and Jeremy review the region’s major business news, including a major fundraising announcement by Central Bank for the new St. Elizabeth Cancer Center. And they sat down with Jerry Schmits, President & CEO...

Tier 3 public employees see good results from their pension plan, earn above the guaranteed 4%

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There’s some good news for public employees in Kentucky, who began their jobs on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

 These so-called Tier 3 employees (Tier 1 and Tier 2 are those who have been on the job for a longer period of time) have seen their earned interest for their pension plans end up above the guaranteed four percent minimum for the fiscal year that ended June 30.   

The...

Children Inc, Cinci Early Learning Center partner as Learning Grove to expand services to children

Two nonprofit agencies devoted to high-quality education are uniting to expand services and increase advocacy for thousands of families in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Shannon Starkey-Taylor Governing boards of Cincinnati Early Learning Centers, Inc., and Children, Inc. voted to become Learning Grove. The two organizations will begin working together immediately. Together the agencies...

Healthy Headlines: 10,000 steps a day not as important as incorporating walking into good health regiment

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Everyone likes a number to work towards to help track their health and wellness goals—an apple a day, eight glasses of water, 2,000 calories, eight hours of sleep. Dr. Reichard And of course, you have your Fitbit or your wearable device to track that magic number of 10,000 steps a day. But do you need that many steps? A recent study by a Harvard University professor tested...

Two-Time Grammy winner Jason Crabb to perform at the Ark Encounter’s new Answers Center

The new 2,500-seat Answers Center at the Ark Encounter Christian themed attraction will play host to Grammy award-winning Christian music vocalist Jason Crabb, Sept. 17 and 18, at 6 p.m. Crabb The high-tech center in Williamstown opened in April, and features excellent acoustics and a stunning 70-foot-long LED screen, which will enhance Crabb’s stage performance. Parking will be free with a valid...

Freedom prevail in extra-inning tussle with Otters, move within a half game of first place

Connor Crane cleared the bases with a two-run triple in the top of the eleventh and the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, held serve in the bottom on the way to snapping a five-game winning-streak for the Evansville Otters with a, 6-3, win on Friday night at Bosse Field. With southpaw, Cam Opp (4-2) on the hill for Evansville (52-36) in the Freedom (52-37) side of the eleventh,...

Thomas More volleyball makes successful NAIA debut, wins twice at Vette City Classic on Friday

NKyTribune staff Emily Mohs and Jenna Mummert combined for 21 kills and a .463 hitting percentage in the opener Friday as Thomas More University swept past Bethel (Tenn.), 25-20, 25-11, 25-13, at the Vette City Volleyball Classic in Bowling Green. Madison Krumpelman added seven kills and 16 digs for Thomas More, which made its debut as a member of the NAIA on Friday. A year ago, the Saints posted a...

Kentucky Supreme Court hearing oral argument today on case involving printer and ‘fairness’ t-shirts

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Oral arguments are being heard by the Kentucky Supreme Court today in a case involving an alleged violation of a local fairness ordinance by the refusal of a private business to print customized T-shirts for the Lexington Pride Festival. 

 In 2012, Hands-On Originals refused to print customized T-shirts for the Lexington Pride Festival, leading the Gay and Lesbian...

Freedom fall in extra innings to split series with Wild Things, head to Evansville for weekend series

Karl Craigie allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the eleventh, and the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, dropped the finale of a two-game series, 3-2, with the Washington Wild Things on Thursday night at UC Health Stadium. Standing at second base in the top of the eleventh courtesy the International Tie-Breaker Rule, Shaine Hughes scored the eventual game-winning...