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Georgetown’s Nevills gets Eclipse Award for heartfelt story on the closing of Mount Pleasant Meadows

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Hallandale Beach, FL. – Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, was presented the Eclipse Award for Feature/Commentary Writing Thursday for his entry “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” written for the Paulick Report on July 22. Joe Nevills of Georgetown, KY, bloodstock editor for the Paulick Report, took home the 2019 Eclipse Award...

Healthy Headlines: Truck driver, farmer learns valuable lessons in heart health, shares his story

St. Elizabeth Healthcare With a long history of driving a dump truck and farming on the side, Mike Adams knows the meaning of hard work. That’s why he became worried at age 46 when he was too weak to change a tire on his truck – something his 12-year-old son did with no problem. Adams Adams hadn’t seen a doctor in years, but he walked into a local clinic and discovered his blood pressure was...

Devou Drive to close Monday for drainage project; SD1 estimates work could take a month

Devou Drive – one of the roads leading into Devou Park from downtown – will be closed off for about a month beginning Monday for a stormwater improvement project. The closure affects the part of Devou Drive between Western Avenue and its intersection with Rotary Lane and Haven Gillespie Boulevard within the park, said Bill Matteoli, assistant project engineer in Covington’s Public...

Airfares at CVG remain lowest in region; airport closes 2019 with another year of records

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its average airfare ranking report for third quarter 2019, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) once again has the lowest airfares in the region. Among the top 100 U.S. domestic airports, CVG ranked #80 with an average fare of $314; nine percent below the national average of $345. Regional comparisons: *    CVG ranked #80...

Jerry Rickett: Progress on the promise: Promise Zone makes strides in jobs, tourism, education

It’s a promise made six years ago – a promise to improve the lives and livelihoods of families in a region hit hard by economic distress and hampered by educational attainment. Progress continues to be made in the Kentucky Promise Zone, a 10-year commitment that established one of the first five federal Promise Zones in the country and the first one in a rural area. Bell, Harlan, Letcher, Perry,...

Smuggled mitten crabs intercepted at customs port in Erlanger; they are a threat to native habitats

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of Cincinnati, located near the airport in Erlanger, have intercepted 51 shipments of invasive mitten crabs over the past four months. 
The shipments, which totaled 3,700 crustaceans weighing about 3,400 pounds, originated in China and Hong Kong and were destined for residences and businesses in several...

St. Henry boys live up to expectations in opening round of All “A” Classic state basketball tournament

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter St. Henry entered the All “A” Classic boys state basketball tournament with the highest computer power rating in the 16-team field and lived up to expectations with an impressive 78-49 win over Campbellsville in the final first round game on Thursday night at McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Earlier in the day, Brossart’s late comeback fell...

Battaglia’s Turfway Park selections for Friday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 RACE 1 RATHRBLUCKYTHNGOOD showed big improvement on the Poly and rates the edge off that performance. MADAM NOVETZKE disappointed as the favorite last out but will be tough with her best effort. SING FOR KITTTEN debuts for Mike Maker and has to be respected. RACE...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Kentucky hunters post another big harvest as deer season comes to close

Kentucky’s 2019-20 hunting season for white-tailed deer ended Monday and hunters posted another big harvest, inching closer to the all-time record. Last season’s deer harvest of 145,753 was the second-highest ever, but that number was surpassed this season. Hunters reported taking 148,356 deer, 53 percent antlered and 47 percent antlerless, according to harvest data posted on the Kentucky Department...

Highlands Middle School presents ‘Oliver,’ a musical about an orphan boy through Sunday

Students from Highlands Middle School’s Theatre Department will perform Oliver, the classic, intergenerational musical by Lionel Bart based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel, Oliver Twist. Appropriate for all generations of theatre-goers, this timely story brings to light the importance of friendship and caring for one another when the world is set against you from the very beginning. The streets...

Maddie Scherr among five-star basketball recruits selected to play in McDonald’s All America Games

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter College recruiters consider Maddie Scherr one of the top girls high school basketball players in the country and the Ryle senior will get a chance to showcase her talents in the nationally televised McDonald’s All America Games on April 1 in Houston. Rosters for the girls and boys All America games were released Thursday. Scherr is among the 24 five-star...

Don Owen: After dispatching nemesis Cleveland State, NKU focuses on Friday showdown at Wright State

While shedding the tag of “The guy who replaced John Brannen,” Northern Kentucky head coach Darrin Horn has brought a different approach to Highland Heights this season. He’s also stayed away from talking about last year’s NKU results — good or bad — against Horizon League opponents. That is, until Cleveland State visited BB&T Arena this past Saturday. You remember, the same Cleveland...

Walton-Verona girls win overtime game against NewCath in opening round of state All “A” Classic

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Northern Kentucky teams played in the closest opening round games in the All “A” Classic girls state basketball tournament on Wednesday at Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Owensboro Catholic made a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left and edged Brossart, 33-30. Walton-Verona outscored Newport Central Catholic,...

Bill Straub: Making a hash of impeachment hearings — and of country; thanks McConnell, Barr and Paul

It’s no secret that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has made a hash of the impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump but less noticeable thus far is Sen. Rand Paul’s determination to sling the same mélange out like a short-order cook at the corner greasy spoon. Paul, of Bowling Green, drew attention four years back when he emerged as one of the Republican Party’s biggest...

Bridge replacement projects to begin on KY 22 in Grant County; road closures expected through Nov.

Work is scheduled to begin by the end of January to replace three bridges on KY 22 (Taft Highway) in Grant County as part of the Bridging Kentucky program. The bridges cross Clarks Creek, Eagle Creek and Rattlesnake Creek.  The project also includes multiple slide repairs and curve improvements that will make this road safer for travel. This project will have two phases of work and road closures. Phase...