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The Carnegie presents ‘The Wonderful Music of OZ’ at BCM’s outdoor amphitheater April 17, 18

The Carnegie is inviting families throughout the Tri-State to enjoy the start of spring on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with The Wonderful Music of Oz at the Outdoor Amphitheater at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and snacks to enjoy the production featuring a fantastical mix of songs from The Wizard of Oz, The...

The River: Recycling makes the junkyard respectable and biz was good, but the call of water was stronger

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 Captain Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune Thankfully, I have two trades that always provided a reasonable living: steamboatin’ and junkin’. The two were connected. If a boatman...

Ten journalists named to KY Journalism Hall of Fame, three have local connections: Collins, Dias, Lansing

Ten journalists with careers that covered some of the biggest stories of the late 20th and early 21st centuries make up the 41st class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. They include two journalists with ties to The Kentucky Post, Monica Dias and Michael Collins, and one with ties to the E.W. Scripps Company, John Lansing, who worked with Scripps Networks and was based in Cincinnati. This year’s...

Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens to residents and nonresidents — here’s a preview

The redbuds are blooming and the spring peepers can be heard across the Bluegrass, meaning springtime in Kentucky is upon us, and so is another highly anticipated season of wild turkey hunting. Resident and non-resident turkey hunters in Kentucky will have their sights set on a healthy wild turkey population and abundant hunting opportunities statewide. The general statewide season begins April 17...

BBB: Spring cleaning should include closets, basements, garages — and PASSWORDS

New season, new password. Springtime traditionally inspires people to clean out their closets. But this year, there are areas that require cleanup that may be overlooked — such as digital devices. Many people are still working from home, making the recent focus on cybersecurity and protecting sensitive information as critical as ever. BBB reminds everyone that when it’s time to clean out physical...

Kentucky State Police veteran Col. Phillip Burnett Jr. sworn in as agency’s new commissioner

Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Col. Phillip Burnett Jr. as commissioner of the Kentucky State Police (KSP). “I believe in Commissioner Burnett’s ability to lead KSP into the future,” said Gov. Beshear. “He is already working to increase recruitment and create a more diverse workforce, which is crucial to fulfilling our state’s law enforcement duties.” During a ceremony at the Capitol, with...

Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation supports Beshear’s request for federal aid after recent flooding

Kentucky’s Congressional Delegation sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden in support of Governor Andy Beshear’s request for a second federal Major Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky following historic flooding that began on February 26, leaving behind widespread damage in nine counties.   According to the Governor’s request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Billy Reed: All-Star Game moved from Atlanta but there’s surely a way to call attention to Georgia mess

By now just about everyone knows that Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has ordered the All-Star Game moved from Atlanta to Denver to protest Georgia’s new laws that encourage voter suppression. The decision was driven by the Players’ Association, which has many African-American and Hispanic members, and supported by Atlanta-based multi-national corporations such as Coca-Cola...

COVID cases drop to 505, but deaths (10), positivity (2.99) rise; Beshear to talk goals to lift restrictions

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The number of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky dropped substantially on Saturday, while the number of deaths and the state’s positivity rate both rose.

 There were 505 new cases reported to state public health officials on Saturday, compared to 704 on Friday. That increases the overall number of positive cases of the coronavirus to 432,720, since the first one was reported...

Contractors to start erecting new ‘No Hazmats’ on Brent Spence signs on interstate highways in NKY

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors will be erecting new signs next week on interstate highways in Northern Kentucky, reminding drivers that trucks containing hazardous materials cannot use the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati, reinforcing a long-standing restriction. 
New or upgraded signage will be posted at 12 locations on I-71/75 northbound, and...

Jim Waters: School choice will help Kentucky ‘step up’ its education game

Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America – many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school voucher program and created a new education savings account policy for special-needs students and children from military...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs doubles NKU program participation with second session for 2021

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a highly competitive summer program where Kentucky high school students focus on product innovation and business model design, has announced the addition of a second summer session for 2021 to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the GSE experience. The first session will run June 6-26 and the second session July 5-24. The selection of approximately...

Chippie’s Summer Camp-in-a-box for kids 5 to 10 will unlock clues to Kentucky’s past; sign up by June 11

What mysterious objects lie hidden in Behringer-Crawford Museum’s archives? Youngsters aged 5 to 10 will use photos, videos and other clues to unlock Kentucky’s past — and in the process, learn about it! Chippie’s Summer Camp-in-a-Box, June 22-24, is three days of summer fun which will take kids on virtual trips through Kentucky’s Ice Age, exploring rocks and crystal formations...

State reports 744 cases, 4 deaths, 2.79% positivity; NKY lights orange, aims for 80% vaccines by July 4th

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today While the number of new COVID-19 cases rose in Kentucky on Friday, the number of deaths and the state’s positivity rate both declined. 
A total of 744 positive cases were reported to state public health officials, bringing Kentucky’s pandemic total to 432,220. 
There were 11 counties with a dozen cases or more. Jefferson had 168, Fayette 54, Christian 25, Kenton...

Twin Peaks open in Florence, providing ultimate game day experience, made-from-scratch food

Twin Peaks – the ultimate game day experience – has touched down in the Blue Grass State to start serving its delicious made-from-scratch food and ice-cold beer to the Florence community. Located at 6835 Houston Road, the 9,100-square-foot sports lodge features 60+ massive TVs so guests won’t miss a minute of any local rivalry or primetime matchup. Start your Twin Peaks experience with made-from-scratch...