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KLH Engineers spins off another new company, Configure Inc., co-founded by two principals

Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers, Inc., a nationally recognized engineering firm, announced it has spun out a new company, Configure, Inc. Configure, now a separate entity from KLH Engineers, is developing a construction marketplace that digitizes supply and empowers designers and contractors to easily specify, compare and purchase engineered to order products with connected suppliers. The Configure...

Road report: KYTC District 6 sites road projects in the region this week, be aware of closings, detours

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 reports projects for highways in the region this week. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures. KENTON – CAMPBELL COUNTIES KY 8 (4th/Veterans Bridge) – 7.6 milepost – Starting May 23 – Tuesday May 24, KYTC District 6 will be conducting a bridge maintenance project on KY 8/4th Street over the Licking River in Kenton County....

Roberta Marcotte of Erlanger celebrates her 100th birthday with reception, dinner with friends, family

Roberta (Rhodes) Marcotte of Erlanger and formerly of Tinley Park and Manteno, Illinois, celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception with her friends at The Village in Erlanger followed by a family dinner hosted by her grandson Eric Marcotte and his wife Katrina, at their home Roberta, the young woman Roberta was born April 20, 1922 in Opdyke, Illinois to parents Sophia (Estes) and Roland Samuel...

KYTC plans several projects affecting traffic patterns in Northern Kentucky in the coming week

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is advising Northern Kentuckians of several projects that will affect traffic throughout the week beginning Sunday evening. Nightly road blocks on I-275 Duke Energy has scheduled several nights for rolling roadblocks on I-275 near Northern Kentucky University and the I-275/I-471 area so that crews can replace structures and a transmission line across the interstate. Beginning...

Dedicated educator, Raymond C. Finke dies at home at 73; spent 22 years in Covington schools

Staff report Raymond C. Finke, Jr. spent most of his life working in the educational field on both sides of the Ohio River. Finke worked in Cincinnati Public Schools and Covington Independent Public Schools for more than 50 years. Finke, 73, passed away Monday, May 16, at his home in North Bend, Ohio.

 “Mr. Finke was a dedicated educator and friend,” said Ken Kippenbrock, executive director...

Construction has started on Homewood Suites, a 132-room hotel, part of Corporex’s Ovation project

Corporex, a national commercial development and investment firm based in Covington, has begun construction on the Homewood Suites by Hilton Newport Cincinnati, a 132-room hotel built on top of a 550-space parking platform at Ovation. The hotel is located adjacent to the PromoWest Pavilion concert venue and across from a Class-A office building. Concept drawing of Homewood Suites. (Corporex) The Homewood...

Rand Paul handily wins Republican nomination for third term, will face Democrat Charles Booker in fall

U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green, who sought a third term in Washington, had five opponents in the Republican primary, but unofficial results showed none of them even cracked the 10% mark, while he had around 85% of the vote. On the Democratic side, former State Rep. Charles Booker of Louisville, who barely lost the 2020 nomination for Senate to Amy McGrath (who eventually was beaten by Mitch...

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie to face Newport Democrat Matt Lehman, Indpt. Osborne in fall’s general election

By Jack Brammer NKyTribune reporter   U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie easily outdistanced his three opponents Tuesday in the Republican primary election for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District that includes Northern Kentucky and awaits a challenge in the Nov. 8 general election. Thomas Massie Massie, a former judge-executive of Lewis County who has represented the district since 2012, faces Democrat Matthew...

Next steps to improve Brent Spence corridor begin as KYTC, ODOT begin initial planning, consultant search

This week marks another milestone in the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor (BSBC) improvement project as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) requested proposals from consultants to support contract administration, public outreach, project management, and control tasks necessary to manage the eventual design-build project. The selected consultant will be co-managed by a joint team within ODOT and...

AAA: Kentucky gas prices take biggest jump in the nation; volatile crude oil prices drive pump prices

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 11 cents to $4.43 in the past week. The jump has been even more dramatic in the Bluegrass as Kentucky’s average price for a gallon of unleaded leaped 28 cents week-on-week, the biggest jump of any state in the nation by Thursday. According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline...

Air Canada resumes nonstop service to Toronto from CVG today, after being suspended for two years

“CVG, along with our tourism partners at the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and meetNKY, are thrilled that Air Canada is resuming its nonstop service between the Cincinnati Region and Toronto,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “This news is encouraging to our regional business community, particularly, as corporate and international travel demand continue to recover...

Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police honors NKY legislators for support of law enforcement

The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) have honored four Northern Kentucky state legislators with the KACP Outstanding Legislative Service Award. “These legislators are being honored and recognized for their unwavering support of law enforcement during the 2022 session of the Kentucky General Assembly,” said KACP Executive Director Shawn Butler. “Their introduction and support of...

TMU to award honorary doctorate to St. Elizabeth CEO Garren Colvin during spring commencement

At the 2022 spring commencement ceremony, the Thomas More University Board of Trustees will award an honorary doctoral degree in medicine, confirmed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), to Garren Colvin ’86, president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “Being the first traditional commencement since 2019, we have the perfect opportunity to honor a long-standing...

Gateway C&TC to graduate 800 students today; record number of dual credit h.s. students

Gateway Community & Technical College will celebrate its first in-person Commencement ceremony since the Spring of 2019 today. Over 800 students are graduating from Gateway’s general education and technical programs – most with multiple industry credentials – at this 21st Commencement installment 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Truist Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. Friends...

3-judge panel of KY Court of Appeals sets aside Judge Lape’s order; Dusing is bona fide candidate

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Benjamin G. Dusing and has set aside a ruling by Kenton Court Judge Kathleen S. Lape that votes cast for him not be counted in the May primary election for Kenton County Family Court. The panel ruled unanimously that Dusing does meet the qualifications to be a candidate, even though his law license...