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News briefs: Schletker gets award, Grayson to CivicPoint, Bob’s Furniture opens, Ryle JV champs

The Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association (KCAA) presented Kenton County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maria C. Schletker the “Sword of Justice Award” in recognition of individual achievement and outstanding work as a prosecutor in Kentucky. Schletker Schletker was nominated for the award by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders who also presented the award on...

Circuit Court Judge Zalla rules Mary Jo Wedding is resident of 67th House District, will appear on ballot

The Campbell County Circuit Court’s Judge Dan Zalla has ruled that Republican candidate Mary Jo Wedding is a resident of the 67th House District and meets the legal requirements required by the Kentucky State Constitution and State Statutes to be a candidate in the February 25th Special Election as well as the May 19th Primary Election. Wedding The lawsuit challenging Wedding’s eligibility was...

Leadership KY’s 2020 board of directors includes NKY’s Carri Chandler, Craig Carlson, Trey Grayson

Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, has announced its 2020 Board of Directors. Barbara Dickens will serve as the 2020 Board Chair, and Dan Bork was announced as the 2021 Board Chair-Elect. Ken Perdue, a member of the Board of the Directors since 2014 and member of the Leadership Kentucky (LKY) Class of 2011, has...

Independence man admits causing June crash in Taylor Mill that killed his wife, injured two others 

Yakema J. Buckley, 40, of Independence, entered a guilty plea to Manslaughter 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and two counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Thursday, in connection motor vehicle crash that killed his wife and injured two others. Buckley Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Joseph Hill and Aaron Levinson are recommending a sentence of 15 years in prison. Formal, final sentencing...

Department of Army selects Fort Knox as new corps headquarters to support operations in Europe

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Congressman Brett Guthrie announced the Department of the Army selected Fort Knox to be the home of the new corps headquarters that is needed to fulfill National Defense Strategy requirements and support U.S. forces and operations in Europe. Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Sen. McConnell, and Chief of Staff of the Army General...

Chief Justice Minton takes his budget case to House subcommittee, says court system needs funding

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. used his budget remarks today to remind legislators that nearly all of the Judicial Branch’s Court Operations unit – 88% – is tied up in salaries and benefits for justices, judges, circuit court clerks and court personnel.   “While the Judicial Branch represents only 3% of the state’s total budget, it accounts for 10% of the state’s workforce,”...

2020 schedule announced for Give Where You Live NKY; public invited to ‘speed philanthropy’ meetings

The board that oversees Give Where You Live NKY has set its four 2020 locations. The giving circle meetings will be held: • Thursday, March 19 at Wooden Cask Brewery (Newport) • Thursday, June 18 at The Globe (Covington) • Thursday, September 17 at Union 42 Bourbon & Brew (Union) • Thursday, December 10 at Braxton Brewing Company (Covington) “Who says you can’t have a little fun while...

Good news for state government finances; both General Fund and Road Funds how healthy increases

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There was good news for state government finances as both the General Fund and Road Fund showed hefty revenue increases last month, compared to a year ago. 
The Office of State Budget Director reported Monday that January’s General Fund receipts grew 9.2 percent compared to January of last year, an increase of $85.1 million. Receipts were boosted by the largest ever...

KYTC District 6 road report update for NKY includes pending closure of KY 2045 over Brushy Creek

Construction season has slowed over the winter months, but there is still plenty of work to be completed on Northern Kentucky roadways. Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas. CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY – CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO • I-275 (Combs-Hehl Bridge) 73 – 71 mile-marker – ODOT has a pavement resurfacing and bridgework project planned for I-275 that includes bridge deck overlays...

Ten outstanding journalists to be inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame on March 31

A Pulitzer Prize winner, three television journalists, a Kentucky state government reporter, a Washington Post columnist, a longtime community journalist, a Washington, D.C.-based  journalist, a journalism educator, and one of Kentucky’s longest-tenured sports reporters make up the 40th class of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony will be held March 31 at the University...

City of Erlanger, Operation Honor offer residents opportunity for banners recognizing military service

The City of Erlanger has teamed up with Operation Honor to create the U.S. Armed Forces Honor Banner Program to recognize and honor individuals on active duty, living, retired, and deceased service personnel. The banners will display the honoree’s photo, name, and armed service branch on a banner to be flown from existing street utility poles throughout the City of Erlanger. The banners will be...

NEXT: SQUARE1 celebrates entrepreneurs, community leaders at Start Up Scholars pitch event

SQUARE1, where ideas start and grow, will honor several of our community’s leaders and entrepreneurs at its 3rd Annual Startup Scholars High School Pitch Competition Luncheon, co-hosted with Orchestrate Technologies. Join us at St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger to witness the region’s top high school innovators pitch their ideas, Shark-Tank style. During this event SQUARE1...

AAA: Be prepared for slippery road conditions for your morning commute; temperatures dropping

AAA is cautioning motorists to build extra time into their morning commute, with snow showers moving into the tri-state area, leaving slippery road conditions.   “The dramatic drop in temperatures we have seen over the past couple of days and potential for accumulating snow in the forecast means motorists can expect hazardous roads for their morning commute. Motorists should plan ahead to lessen...

Claim of attempted child abduction at Burlington Kroger determined to be false; Florence woman charged

NKyTribune staff The Boone County Sheriff’s office has issued a release stating that an alleged child abduction at Kroger in Burlington last week never happened. A police report was filed and an account of the alleged incident was distributed widely on social media. The Sheriff’s office was also inundated with phone calls from concerned residents regarding the allegation. After a through...

Wedding hearing date is Monday to determine eligibility to run in House District 67 Special Election

NKyTribune staff A hearing to determine the eligibility of Kentucky House District 67 candidate Mary Jo Wedding will take place Monday, Feb. 10, at the Campbell County Courthouse. James P. Coles, a voter in Kentucky House District 67, filed a legal action, claiming Wedding does not live in the district. Wedding If the challenge is successful, Wedding would be ineligible to be recognized as a candidate...