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Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman to be inducted into Reds Hall of Fame next season

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has announced that Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2020. Brennaman was selected as the sole inductee for the Class of 2020 by the Reds Hall of Fame Board of Directors. “Our Board of Directors felt strongly that Marty’s 46-years as the Reds play-by-play announcer along with his efforts supporting the...

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development plans mission to China to strengthen relations

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development this month will lead a business development trip to China. Sarin The goal is to further strengthen diplomatic ties and secure economic opportunities between the commonwealth and the world’s second-largest economy. Erran Persley, commissioner for business development, and International Project Manager Bruce Zou will embark on a weeklong journey across...

Thirteen-year-old charged with kidnapping, vehicle theft, for allegedly stealing car with baby inside

NKyTribune staff A 13-year-year old boy is charged with kidnapping and theft by unlawful taking – auto, in relation to a stolen vehicle report Thursday. In a release, Covington Police state that the car was reported a stolen from Indiana Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. with a 22-month-old child still inside. The thief struck a parked car while fleeing, according to the report. The vehicle was recovered...

NPR: Pistol looks like rifle; lower receiver of Dayton shooter’s gun made by Hebron’s Anderson Mfg.

The gun used in the Dayton shooting (top) has a barrel that’s shorter than the federal minimum for a rifle. Legally classified as a pistol, it was fed by a 100-round “double drum” magazine (lower left). A close-up of the gun’s lower receiver shows the only part of the gun that is legally considered a firearm.(Courtesy of Dayton Police Department) NPR reporter Bill Chappell reports...

Community partners, volunteers dedicate Reds 150th Anniversary Legacy Project at Bellevue Vets

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Cincinnati Reds, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Cincinnati Zoo and Duke Energy partnered on a service project Thursday at the Bellevue Vets Complex in Bellevue. Volunteers gather for some pre-project stretching before beginning the day-long task of helping to renovate the Bellevue Vets ball field (photos by Mark Hansel). Click on photos to enlarge. The day-long...

With help from state, University of Louisville is buying the Jewish Hospital system

The University of Louisville, with the help of state government, is buying the Jewish Hospital system, as well as other properties.  According to the deal announced Wednesday by Gov. Matt Bevin and U of L President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, this will secure the future of the Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health properties and their employees. Under the deal, University Medical Center Inc., owned...

115th Kentucky State Fair set to open Thursday for ten days of rides, concerts, horse shows and more

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The 115th Kentucky State Fair kicks off this week with a 10-day lineup of rides, free music concerts, a horse show and more. The fair, which annually draws 600,000 people, runs Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Activities begin Thursday with the Kentucky Commodity Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Great Kentucky Cookout Tent. Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles...

Budget Director John Chilton reports on July receipts — totals are up 1.9 percent over last July

State Budget Director John Chilton reports that Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July, the first month of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20), totaled $845.7 million, a 1.9 percent increase compared to July 2018 receipts.  Increases in the sales and use tax and cigarette taxes out-paced declines in the income, natural resources and property taxes as the impacts of tax law changes continue to influence...

Rich and Lisa Boehne, Bill and Sue Butler each make $1million gifts to NKU’s LIFT Scholars program

Northern Kentucky University announces a new LIFT Scholars Program, created from $2 million in gifts to support the university’s Further, Faster Campaign. Horizon Community Fund­s of Northern Kentucky, through the support of Rich and Lisa Boehne and Bill and Sue Butler, has committed $1 million dollars each from the Rich and Lisa Boehne Fund and the Eagle One Fund to be used as a matching fund to...

Former WKU receiver, Steelers coach and Bengals player, Louisville native Darryl Drake dies at age 62

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, a former Western Kentucky University football player and coach, passed away Sunday morning at age 62 in Latrobe, Pa. The Steelers did not disclose a cause of death and canceled their training camp practices on Sunday and Monday. “We are all saddened to learn of the passing of Darryl Drake,” said Todd Stewart, WKU’s director of...

Pew Trusts: Real ID causing real problems as states cope with changing rules and late rollouts

By Elaine S. Povich Pew Charitable Trusts In half a dozen states, including the most populous state of California, the Real ID rollout is a real mess. Technical glitches, delays and miscommunication are roiling the Real ID implementation in those states, calling into question whether residents will have the secure driver’s license needed to travel by air or enter government restricted areas after...

Suspect in Kimmy’s Korner robbery, who was shot by police in Cincinnati last month, has died

Northern Kentucky Tribune The man who was a suspect in a crime spree that included the robbery of Kimmy’s Korner Grocery in Covington, has died. Schneider Robert Schneider, who reportedly told an acquaintance he would rather die than go back to prison, succumbed to injuries sustained when he was shot by police in Cincinnati’s Westwood neighborhood July 31. Schneider was shot by police officers...

Priest working on service project in Lewis County recalled amid charges of inappropriate conduct

NKyTribune staff A priest working on a service project at Glenmary Home Missioners in Vanceburg (Lewis County), Kentucky has been recalled to headquarters amidst allegations of inappropriate contact with two teenage volunteers. Fr. Glockner (provided) According to a releases from Glenmary Home Missioners and the Diocese of Covington, Fr. David Glockner, 84, “inappropriately touched two high school...

John A. Roebling Bridge scheduled to reopen to vehicle and pedestrian traffic Friday afternoon

The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office announces plans to reopen the John A. Roebling Bridge and walkways tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Aug. 9 to allow use by vehicles and pedestrians. The bridge and eastbound walkway were closed in mid-April as a safety precaution after sandstone fell on the roadway and the eastbound walkway. Netting was installed as a temporary measure to safely...

News briefs: Educator Appreciation Week at Newport Aquarium; CTI adds, promotes in legal department

Newport Aquarium would like to thank teachers for all they do by providing free admission, plus an exclusive discount when they visit with their family and friends, August 12-18. It’s back-to-school time and field trip planning will soon be underway. Come discover all there is to SEA, TOUCH and EXPLORE at Newport Aquarium and find inspiration for your future field trips. It’s the perfect time...