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CVG chief executive officer Candace McGraw re-elected to Kentucky Chamber Board of Directors

Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), has been re-elected to serve on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. McGraw will serve on the 70-member board, which represents a cross-section of key business and industry leaders from across Kentucky. Candace McGraw Since July 2011, McGraw has served as CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare opens state-of-the-art Cancer Center, changes future of cancer care

St. Elizabeth Healthcare — a healthcare system with more than 115 primary care and specialty offices in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio — will hold its long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commemorate the opening of its new 250,000-square-foot Cancer Center that will meet the needs of patients in both the region and nation. The virtual ceremony can be seen here. Kentucky faces the highest rates...

Transportation Cabinet to inspect Daniel Carter Beard Bridge this week (Sept. 28-Oct. 2)

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office says the Interstate 471 Daniel Carter Beard Bridge will have a daytime lane closure for a routine bridge inspection. The span carries traffic over the Ohio River at the Kentucky and Ohio border. A bridge inspection will take place the week of Sept. 28–Oct. 2. Motorists should watch for lane closures, crews and equipment during the hours of 9 a.m....

Customs officers seize counterfeit apparel at Louisville port and illegal drugs at port in Erlanger

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Customs and Border Protection officers in Kentucky have had a busy couple of days, seizing counterfeit designer apparel and illegal drugs disguised as a powdered drink mix. 
In Louisville, officers found five shipments in one night, containing counterfeit handbags, wallets, shoes, purses, and other items worth more than $1.1 million, according to the manufacturer’s suggested...

Ky. Supreme Court rules historical horse racing isn’t pari-mutuel wagering, illegal under current law

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday where they unanimously agreed that historical horse racing is not pari-mutuel wagering and is therefore illegal under state law, concluding a decade long battle. This is the second time the case has come before the justices, and this ruling followed oral arguments that were held in August. Kentucky’s Supreme Court...

Boone County Clerk Justin Crigler to have 10 ‘Super Polls’ on Nov. 3; see polling locations, sample ballot


Staff report On Election Day Boone County will have ten (10) polling locations, all “Super Polls” so that registered voters will be able to vote at the location of their choice, regardless of where they live. Boone County Clerk Justin Crigler said there will be multiple check-in stations and multiple voting machines at each location. He anticipates a big turnout. Already 10,000 voters...

Alice Sparks, NKY’s ‘grand lady’ and a trailblazer, dies at Christ Hospital in battle against COVID

Staff report Alice Steven Sparks died Thursday night at Christ Hospital after nearly two months in the ICU suffering from COVID. She was on a ventilator until being moved to Hospice for the last several days. She was 86. Sparks was the widow of D. Joseph Sparks, who owned the Hebron-based highway construction firm The Harper Company. Her two children, John and Sally, and two grandchildren survive her....

Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former Louisville MPD detective in death of Breonna Taylor

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday the completion of the Special Prosecution Unit’s (SPU) investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. The findings of the investigation were presented to a Jefferson County Grand Jury, and the Grand Jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. “The...

Kenton County Clerk Gabrielle Summe offers ‘How to Vote’ information — including polling places

Staff report (This story has been updated to include polling places that were omitted earlier. To see the clerk’s listing of polling places, click here.) As county clerks across Kentucky prepare for the November 3 general election, they are building on the experience of the primary election and lessons learned, and the Governor and Secretary of State have worked with the clerks and the Election...

Lane closures, rolling roadblocks scheduled along I-71/75 highway in Boone County this week

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office has released an update of upcoming traffic impacts and lane closures during nighttime hours. The I-71/75 Merging Lanes and Pavement Rehab Project has the following scheduled: Monday, Sept. 21 – Tuesday, Sept. 22, weather permitting: Beginning at 7 p.m., the left lane of I-71/75 northbound will be closed from Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) to US 42. In...

Kentucky House Democrats unveil series of bills for 2021 General Assembly to ‘modernize’ voting laws

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky House Democrats have unveiled a series of bills they plan to introduce during the 2021 General Assembly to modernize Kentucky election laws. House Minority Caucus Chair Derrick Graham presided over a press conference in which his fellow Democrats announced election-related bills they plan to introduce in the 2021 General Assembly, which they are calling collectively,...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updates possible delays for I-71/75 in Kenton County this week

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District 6 in Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky road construction updates are available on District 6 Road Report. Follow KYTC District 6 on the Facebook page at KYTC District 6 or on the Twitter page at KYTC District 6. To see the Driving NKY Progress website –...

Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday

Staff report Ruth Bader Ginsburg In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away late Friday. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of Justice Ginsburg’s internment, which is yet to be determined. Beshear...

City of Southgate, Ashley Builders respond to lawsuit filed to stop development at Beverly Hills site

Staff report The City of Southgate and Ashley Builders Group responded to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Campbell Circuit Court to stop the development known as Memorial Point at the site of the Beverly Hills Supper Club. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include the nonprofit organization Beverly Hills Supper Club, Respect the Dead, LLC., Leslie Dischar Henry, Robin Thornhill and Tracy Beckelhymer. Their attorneys...

Kentucky Supreme Court hears suit brought by three NKY businesses related to Beshear’s executive orders

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday on whether Gov. Andy Beshear exceeded his Constitutional authority on executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. 
A lawsuit was filed in June by three Northern Kentucky businesses: Florence Speedway, Bean’s Café and Bakery, and Little Links to Learning, a daycare center. The suit was not filed due to...