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BBB Trends: Moving scams cause financial anguish; research company, beware of fraudulent movers

Allowing someone you don’t know to drive away with your belongings is among the many stressful aspects of a long-distance move — especially if that move is complicated or may be prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, some consumers find their stress compounded by fraudulent movers who charge them many times the amount quoted, subject them to unreasonably long delivery windows, or even...

‘Untouchable’ Tony Delk has two very personal reasons for giving back to Kentucky’s children

By Hilary Brown University of Kentucky Ask Tony Delk why children’s hospitals are close to his heart and he’ll answer without hesitation. “I have two reasons: I have two daughters that have sickle cell disease.” For the former basketball star, the biggest challenge of his life wasn’t one he faced on the court. His daughters, Taylor and Trinity, are both living with sickle cell disease —...

Keeneland at Home to provide unique opportunities for fans to watch, wager on July 8-12 Summer Meet

Keeneland has announced Keeneland at Home Presented by Central Bank, which offers a variety of creative and fun ways for fans to remotely enjoy Keeneland’s five-day Summer Meet, to be held July 8-12. The season, which accommodates a portion of the 16-day Spring Meet that Keeneland was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will be held without fans. “Fans flock to Keeneland during our...

Our Rich History: Newport High School, the oldest operating high school in Kentucky

By Roger VonStrohe Special to NKyTribune Part 34 of our series, “Resilience and Renaissance: Newport, Kentucky, 1795-2020” In 1795, Newport was incorporated as a town on the south shore of the Ohio River, only three years after the new state of Kentucky was admitted to the union. Evident at that time was the need for an educational institution to serve the advancement of civilization in a new...

NKU named safest campus in Greater Cincinnati; ranked 23rd nationally for campus security measures

Northern Kentucky University has been named the safest college campus in Greater Cincinnati, according to a new ranking by YourLocalSecurity.com. NKU ranked 23rd on the 2020 Safest Colleges Campuses in America list. YourLocalSecurity.com, a resource dedicated to providing security tools and information, analyzed campus crime data from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report and the U.S. Department of...

Col Owens: Evolving political alignment promises different future — vote in November

Some thoughts about the Democratic primary election. First, we had terrific candidates. Terrific candidates. But this meditation is not about the candidates. It is about our Party. What this election shows clearly is that the Kentucky Democratic Party is now the majority party, comprised generally of two wings, moderates and progressives, of roughly equal proportions. Some have called it a split party....

Brother says Rep. John ‘Bam’ Carney marks six months in hospital care, making progress

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky House Majority Floor Leader John “Bam” Carney, who has been hospitalized for six months from a severe battle with pancreatitis, continues to make slow and steady improvement, his brother said last week in a Facebook post. Rep. John ‘Bam’ Carney (LRC photo) 
Mark Carney said his brother was moved to Kindred at Jewish Hospital and the move is...

Kentucky income tax filing deadline is July 15; COVID-19 disruptions caused three-month extension

The Kentucky Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that the 2019 state income tax filing deadline is coming up on July 15. On March 26, Gov. Andy Beshear directed DOR to extend the filing deadline by three months in response to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s decision mirrored the federal income tax relief provisions issued March 20 by the Internal Revenue Service...

Blessings Farm is Suzy Hoseus’ health ministry and her message is about physical, emotional health

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Twenty years ago, Suzy Hoseus was extremely sick and felt she was close to having colon cancer. Around that time, she attended a conference called “You Don’t Have to be Sick.” She was not yet ready to make changes needed to have a healthy lifestyle, but she says a seed was planted. A few months later, “I woke up and I had blood in my stool and it...

Covington City Hall lobby to be open to public on Monday, wear masks and follow safety rules

The lobby of Covington City Hall will reopen to walk-in visitors with restrictions on Monday after being closed since March 16. Green lamps in the windows of Covington City Hall continue to honor Kentuckians who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic to show statewide unity and compassion. Among the restrictions: • All visitors must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. • The number...

Newport Forward — deadline is midnight tomorrow for citizens to weigh in on city’s future

Here’s your chance to participate. Newport is asking for your input on the direction of future land use, economic and neighborhood-related decisions. Click this link to review and comment on the draft goals for the City’s future Plan. Short on time?
 A bullet list of the goals and objectives can also be found by clicking here. 

Email your thoughts directly to CityofNewport@newportky.gov

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The River: Rafter CLYDE to soon be on her way with new mistress; will her former Captain watch her go?

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 In a couple more days, the Rafter CLYDE will point her bow westward, headed in the direction of the mouth of the Cumberland River, some 422...

Rachel Roberts: Real winners of this year’s primary election are the voters themselves

As we congratulate the winners of this year’s primary election and look ahead to November, there’s one group who has reason to celebrate the most: voters themselves. Like virtually everything in our lives, COVID-19 has forced us to look for new ways to take on old tasks. In this case, however, we’ve shown that the changes made out of necessity are truly a better way to have our voices heard at...

Billy Reed: Proud of military service, however miniscule, where important life lessons were learned

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1967, I was in U.S. Army basic training at Fort Ord, CA, a picturesque place hard by the Pacific Ocean just south of Monterey, home of a famed music festival. I didn’t know why I was there instead of Fort Knox near my home in Kentucky, and when I asked an officer, the only response I got was, “Reed, you have a bad attitude.” I’ve been thinking a lot about that...

Boone Circuit Judge Brueggeman issues temporary restraining order on Beshear’s executive orders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A Northern Kentucky judge has issued a temporary restraining order to keep the Beshear administration from enforcing some of their executive orders issued to control the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, a hearing was held on a lawsuit filed in Boone Circuit Court by Florence Speedway (a half-mile dirt track, not to be confused with Kentucky Speedway in Sparta), and Little...