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Tri-ED launches national search for new leader; engages search consultants, posts position profile

The Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) has launched a search for the organization’s next President & Chief Executive Officer. Tri-ED’s former President & CEO Dan Tobertge left the organization earlier this year. Waverly Partners, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the search. Candace McGraw Candace...

Kentucky State Police probe ‘saved lives’ as it leads to arrest of man who made threats against schools

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders commended the teamwork of state and federal law enforcement agencies that led to the arrest of a man accused of making threats that closed schools in Shelby and Anderson counties on Friday. 
KSP said Dylan Lee Jarrell, 20, of Lawrenceburg, who was arrested Thursday night, had a firearm, over 200 rounds of ammunition,...

Three of the candidates for Newport City Commission participate in forum Thursday; watch the video

NKyTribune staff Three of the candidates for a seat on the Newport City Commission participated in a forum at Headquarters Historic Event Center on Monmouth Street Thursday night. Six candidates, including all of the incumbents, are vying for the four seats on the Commission. Ken Rechtin was the only incumbent to participate in the forum. He was joined by candidates Robbie Hall and Jason Walter. Incumbents...

Rare two-headed copperhead snake finds home at KF&W’s Salato Wildlife Education Center

A two-headed copperhead snake born in the wild less than one month ago is now in the care of the Salato Wildlife Education Center and will be available for limited public viewing at the facility in Frankfort.   A Leslie County couple donated the rare snake for educational purposes after discovering it in their yard this month.   “I may encounter a two-headed snake in the wild every two or three...

2 Mega Millions winners in Ky get $1 million second-place prizes; jackpot rises to estimated $900m

A $1 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Madisonville at Wicks Well Market & Deli and another was sold in Lexington. The winners matched all the white ball winning numbers but not the Mega Ball to win the game’s second prize. Winner of the Madisonville $1 million ticket was Ronnie Parker, 65, of Dawson Springs. There was also a $150,000 winning ticket in the Powerball drawing, sold...

$1.5 million in grant funding will complete first half of Riverfront Commons Trail in NKY

Federal transportation grants recently awarded by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) to Covington and Dayton will provide the funding needed to complete one-half of the entire Riverfront Commons walking and biking trail, Southbank Partners’ signature project in region. When completed, Riverfront Commons will be an uninterrupted walking, running, and biking trail that...

Northern Kentucky University dedicates newest building, Health Innovations Center; first since 2011

President Ashish Vaidya will be joined by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and St. Elizabeth Healthcare President and CEO Garren Colvin today in dedicating the university’s newest building, the Health Innovations Center. NKU Board of Regents’ Chair Lee Scheben, members of the Kentucky General Assembly, and other state and local dignitaries will also be on hand for the ceremony. The state-of-the-art technology...

Cyber-tip leads to arrest of Dry Ridge man; allegedly exchanged sexual images with minor on Facebook

Attorney General Andy Beshear said a cyber-tip from Facebook led his office to arrest a 25-year-old Dry Ridge man for allegedly exchanging sexual images with a Kentucky minor over the Facebook Messenger app. Day On Oct. 8, Tyler Lee Day was arrested by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit. Day was charged with 12 counts of use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance,...

NKyTribune candidate forums: Videos from Saturday Oct. 13 sessions with candidates for state legislature

The NKyTribune has — so far — offered two public forums for candidates, focusing primarily on the state legislative races. Along the way to organizing those, the Trib has partnered with others — and encouraged others — to offer other public opportunities for voters to meet and hear from candidates. We’re sharing here the videos we have so far from some of our forums....

Candidate forums set: Newport, Covington, Park Hills city commissions and two state legislative districts

As the November 6 election approaches, more candidate forums are being scheduled. The NKyTribune is offering a final forum on October 29 for state legislative races and is partnering with the NKY Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Westside Coalition for a Newport City Commission forum. Other opportunities to meet and hear from the candidates are below. If you have a forum to add to...

KY Lottery warns: As huge jackpots loom, be on the lookout for scammers — and play responsibly

As jackpot drawings for this week teeter near the $1 billion mark – tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot stands at an estimated $654 million and tomorrow’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $345 million – the Kentucky Lottery has two reminders for players.   IT ONLY TAKES ONE TICKET TO WIN   Players are urged to keep their odds of winning in perspective – the odds of hitting...

106th Matinee Musicale season in Cinci features Kentucky native and violinist Tessa Lark on Nov. 1

The second recital of the 106th Matinée Musicale season features Kentucky-native and violinist Tessa Lark and Andrew Armstrong, piano, on November 1 at 2 p.m. at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. This special location and afternoon time honors Matinée Musicale’s tradition of weekday recitals. The following program will be presented: Suite Italienne……………………Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Appalachian...

Friends of Covington to present Beautification Awards honoring 18 property owners on Thursday

The Friends of Covington, an organization that has been promoting Covington and all of its strengths since 1987, will honor 18 property owners Thursday, Oct. 18, with the 2018 Covington Beautification Awards. Each of the winners is located in one of the 19 neighborhoods that were toured this year by a five-person committee made up of board members of the organization. “We had more than 50 homes...

Briefs: CBC Legislative Luncheon; Macy’s seasonal hiring; Citizens Fire Academy, NDA/CCH theatre

Covington Business Council will hold its Legislative Luncheon on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Madison Event Center. Robert Hudson of Frost Brown Todd will lead a panel discussion with State Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, State Senator Chris McDaniel, State Representative Adam Koenig, and State Representative Diane St. Onge about the successes and challenges facing the Commonwealth...

Trump in Richmond to support Congressman Andy Barr; Joe Biden rallied for Amy McGrath on Friday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today RICHMOND, Ky. (KT) – President Donald Trump urged his supporters to re-elect U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in the November midterm elections on Saturday at a raucous campaign rally and underscored the reason why. 
“The election of Andy is a really important thing,” Trump told the crowd of 6,100 in Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. “It could...