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Journalist Jamie Lucke, States Newsroom partner for new statewide nonprofit The Kentucky Lantern

The Kentucky Lantern, an independent, nonprofit news service, will launch November 30, bringing Kentuckians a new source of nonpartisan information about policy and politics. The Lantern is part of the nonprofit States Newsroom, a network of free digital news operations in more than 30 states working to fill gaps in state government coverage caused by newspaper layoffs. The Lantern’s editor-in-chief...

Kathie Mancini: Time is running out to choose your 2023 Medicare plan coverage; deadline is Dec. 7

As 2023 quickly approaches, many Kentuckians may start to consider their New Year’s resolutions. If exercising more, eating healthier, losing weight, and living more economically are on your list, you’re not alone. In fact, a survey found those were among the top five resolutions for 2022. For those 65 or older or individuals eligible for Medicare due to disability, it may be easier than you think...

Kids Count report: The pandemic’s toll — only 1 in 4 eight-graders are proficient in math; why that matters

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on math scores across the United States, with just 1 in 4 eighth-graders achieving proficiency, according to 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results. The last time eighth-graders fared so poorly in math was over two decades ago in 2000. American students fared better from 2009 to 2019, with 1 in 3 eighth-graders hitting the math proficiency...

Former governor John Y. Brown to lie in state in Capitol Tues.; private memorial service Wed.

Gov. Andy Beshear is inviting the public to pay their respects to former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr., who will lie in state in the Capitol on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Brown’s family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Brown was the 55th Governor of the Commonwealth, serving from 1979 to 1983. He was 88 years old when he passed away last...

Newport is accepting Letters to Santa — and he promises a reply if you write by December 16

The City of Newport encourages kids to write a letter to Santa this year. Drop you letter off in a special mailbox in the lobby of the Newport City Building at East 10th and Monmouth of mail it to: Santa Claus c/o Newport Community Services 998 Monmouth Street Newport, KY 41071 If Santa received a letter by Friday, December 16, he will send a response from The North Pole. Santa will also be in town...

Covington native Charley Wolf died at 96, made a mark in basketball and as patriarch of a sports family

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Yes, there once was a professional basketball team in Cincinnati. And it was coached by Charley Wolf, a native of Covington. Charley Wolf Wolf died at the age of 96 Saturday – but not before he made quite a mark – not only in basketball – but as the patriarch to one this area’s top sports families. Wolf attended Newport Central Catholic High School and switched...

BBB: Do your research before buying holiday gifts from pop-up shops; as about refund, exchange policies

The Better Business Bureau receives hundreds of complaints a year about temporary retail locations, reporting everything from poor quality merchandise to difficulty obtaining refunds after temporary stores have closed their doors. Pop-up shops can be fun.   Keep the following suggestions in mind when deciding whether or not to shop from them. Research the store headquarters – especially when...

New mobile clinic rolls across state to deliver children’s services to underserved areas

By Hilary Brown University of Kentucky Far too often, children and teens can’t get to Lexington to get the specialized care they need. With the new mobile clinic, the providers at Kentucky Children’s Hospital will bring the care to them. Funded by grants from the Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation and the Coaches for the Kids Foundation, and supported by gifts from other generous donors, the mobile...

Boys Basketball Preview: Coaches expect top-ranked CovCath to continue program’s winning tradition

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic being ranked No. 1 in the Northern Kentucky preseason coaches poll comes as no surprise when you consider the program’s winning tradition under coach Scott Ruthsatz. Over the last 11 seasons, the Colonels have reached the 9th Region tournament final nine times, won six region championships and compiled a 12-3 record in “Sweet 16”...

NKY Tri-ED to officially launch new Northern Kentucky Atlas at public Annual Forum on Nov. 30

The new Northern Kentucky Atlas, will officially launch at Northern Kentucky Tri-ED’s Annual Forum on Nov. 30 at Turfway Park Event Center. The theme of the Forum is “Building a Data-Informed Path to Prosperity.”   “In 2021, we met with dozens of community and business leaders to align on the four initiatives of the Build + Elevate NKY investor campaign,” said Tri-ED CEO Lee Crume. “One...

The River: The worst cook on the river reflects on turkey day, recalling a few meals long since passed

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. This particular column first appeared in 2019. By Capt. Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune A relief pilot, a lanky, somewhat onery-looking fellow from somewhere on the Arkansas River,...

Local artist Doc Galahan creates interactive street-art project on Covington’s Pike Street Art Wall

Cincinnati-based artist Doc Galahan has announced a new interactive street art exhibit to be installed on Covington’s Pike Street Art Wall located at 216 W. Pike St. Galahan’s ‘Beyond the Veil’ experience consists of a triptych of three key characters in a larger narrative art experience which tells the story of an alternate, Victorian-Era Cincinnati known as Queensgate. Utilizing...

Your health: Don’t wait until the New Year to prioritize health, start with these tips for happier holidays

The holiday season is often a period consumed with over-indulgence and guilt. But with a few simple dietary tweaks, you can have your cake and eat it too. Physician and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Michael Greger, shares his top evidence-based health tips for the season from NutritionFacts.org: Dr. Michael Greger   • Go for a daily walk outside or on a treadmill. Getting in more steps...

ParentCamp offering a virtual program in partnership with National Alliance of Black School Educators on Nov. 30

In partnership with National Alliance of Black School Educators, ParentCamp is hosting a Virtual ParentCamp on November 30. Facilitators who will drive powerful conversations about discipline practices, building relationships, and the importance of understanding culture and communication. Registration is open now for Wednesday, November 30’s Virtual ParentCamp from 8-to 9 p.m. Registration will turn...

Be savvy in your online shopping this holiday to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime

By Kelly May Special to NKyTribune  The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many of us are going to shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart when and where you shop online this holiday season can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime. Only shop online when you know you have a secure internet connection. Shopping with an unsecure connection can make you...