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Ronald B. Jones, 95, dies peacefully at home, founder of Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow

Ronald B. Jones, 95, who lovingly presided over the funerals of hundreds of Northern Kentuckians as founder of the Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow, died January 26 at his home in Crestview Hills, surrounded by his family. Jones, who friends warmly remembered as “the ultimate Ludlow success guy,” served as an active member of the community for many years, known for his good nature,...

Kona Ice franchisees, coming for Konvention, will collect clothing for Fairhaven Rescue Mission

By Andy Furman NKyTribune Reporter Richard Weaver can’t wait. The 58-year-old native of Greenbrier, Arkansas, will be making a trek to Northern Kentucky next week for the Kona Ice Konvention. But Weaver, just might have other plans. “I’m a real big Cincinnati Reds fan,” he told the Northern Kentucky Tribune, “And I just love visiting their Hall of Fame and Museum. In fact,” he continued,...

New York court sentences Michael Hild to 44 months in prison for fraud related to Live Well Financial

Staff report Michael Hild, formerly of Northern Kentucky, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for his conviction related to Live Well Financial, his now defunct reverse mortgage company. The sentence was handed down on Friday by Judge Ronnie Abrams in the Southern District Court of New York and was reported by Reverse Mortgage Daily on its website. The sentence was shorter than...

North American Stainless announces plans for $244 million expansion of Carroll Co. headquarters

(Photo from North American Stainless) North American Stainless (NAS), the largest fully integrated stainless steel producer in the United States, on Thursday announced plans for a $244 million expansion in Carroll County. The company will expand its presence in the commonwealth with an addition to its 4.4 million-square-foot facility in the City of Ghent in Carroll County, creating 70 new full-time...

Thomas More University alumni credit personalized experience for their careers in local government

Officials at the City of Bellevue are familiar with what graduates from Thomas More University have to offer. “We were joking in the office about how Thomas More grads are taking over the City of Bellevue,” said Bellevue chief of police Colonel Jon McClain. “The top-notch talent from Thomas More is represented here.” McClain is a 2019 graduate of Thomas More’s criminal justice program, a...

Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Zembrodt Education Center as Wise Guy movie is filming in Covington

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter It was almost Hollywood. Laura Gentry, the Social Communication/Instructor for The Point/Arc Zembrodt Education Center, brought a little bit of Hollywood to her students. “I said when I was hired here I would involve the students in both social and leisure-time activities,” said Gentry, a University of Cincinnati graduate who earned her MA in Education at Northern...

KYTC District 6 snowfighters ready for another round of winter weather — 3-4 inches of snow expected

District 6 snowfighters are gearing up for another round of accumulating winter weather heading for Northern Kentucky counties. Crews around the district have been prepping equipment and restocking supplies ahead of the snow forecasted to drop late tonight into early Wednesday morning. Snowfighters will mobilize at 11 p.m. to monitor conditions and be ready to respond. With rain expected before the...

Hey, Who Dey! Who wants to fly — United — on a special nonstop for the big Bengals game on Sunday

CVG has announced that United Airlines has added a nonstop flight to Kansas City (MCI) for the big Bengals game this Sunday. United has added this special flight just for Cincinnati fans. The flight schedule below and it can be booked now on unitedcom. Departure: Leaves CVG at 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Arrives at MCI at 1:50 PM CT Arrival: Leaves MCI at 7:45 AM CT, Monday, January...

Lawsuit in ‘sudden death’ of St. Henry athlete Matt Mangine Jr., settled; foundation honors his memory

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to add a post-publication comment from the Diocese of Covington) By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor A lawsuit that was scheduled for a court date today has been settled out of court in the case of Matthew Mangine Jr., a junior at St. Henry High School when he died tragically on the soccer field after a conditioning practice in June 2020. Matthew Mangine...

Road report: KYTC District 6 reports on highway projects this week; beware delays, closings

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 reports on operations on highways in District Six and asks motorists to be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects: BOONE – KENTON COUNTIES      • KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) Corridor 13.2 – 14.7/ 0 – 1 mile-marker – The road is being widened from two to four lanes between U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) and KY 1303...

Kentucky State Police troopers to be equipped with body-worn cameras for first time in history

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today For the first time in history, Kentucky State Police troopers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, as many local law enforcement agencies across the state, to help increase officer safety and public trust. The new integrated video recording system will be distributed to approximately 780 sworn personnel. “These recording devices will provide protection to our troopers...

Prichard Committee receives five-year DOE grant of more than $47 million to create ‘community schools’

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has been awarded a five-year grant from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) in the amount of $47,254,77. The grant will support collaboration between the Prichard Committee and local school communities to establish effective and evidenced-based “community schools” for students and families most in need of removing barriers to learning. Over...

Gov. Beshear says more changes coming to state’s juvenile justice system, including pay raises, hiring

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced more changes are coming to the state’s juvenile justice system during his weekly Thursday afternoon press conference, including hefty pay raises due a shortage of employees in the department. After a series of disturbances occurred in recent months, Beshear said the practice of housing juveniles in the facilities closest to their home would...

Northern Kentucky University board unanimously names V.P. Bonita Brown to be interim president

By Jack Brammer NKyTribune reporter The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents unanimously approved university official Bonita Brown Wednesday to be NKU’s interim president until its seventh president is selected. The board also unanimously set up a presidential search committee, appointing five regents to the panel that is to be chaired by Kara Williams. Other regents on the committee are...

NKY Symphony Orchestra continues 31st season with ‘Happy Feet’ ballet music at Greaves Hall Sat.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, directed by J.R. Cassidy, continues its 31st season with a diverse collection of symphonic ballet music, performers and flavors all of the 20th century. Ballet as an art form began in the noble Renaissance courts of 15th c. Italy and soon migrated to France where it moved to the stage with oppulent sets, costumes, music and poetry. Operas included ballet scenes as dance...