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Shop Local: Campaign underway to encourage gift card purchases from local shops, restaurants

A campaign to support Northern Kentucky small businesses during the holiday season by encouraging shoppers to purchase gift cards at local shops, restaurants, bars and more launched Monday and will last through the end of the year.     Operation Winter is Coming is designed to influence consumers to buy holiday gift cards at Northern Kentucky businesses. The effort is an initiative of OneNKY Alliance...

CVG provides updated resources, tips for flying healthy during this year’s busy holiday travel season

Airports and airlines across the country are working together to prepare for the holiday travel season. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) expects November and December to be the busiest months for passenger traffic since the pandemic started with the more popular destinations being Florida, Arizona, Cancun, and the Rocky Mountain region. The busiest days for the Thanksgiving...

‘Social Determinants of Health’ factors help WellCare meet needs, offer Street Outreach Program

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Where a person lives provides a lot of information about their health. Social determinants of health (SDoH) are conditions and factors such as where a person is born, grows, lives, and works, all of which affect their health and quality of life. All of the factors are interconnected and can influence each other, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

NKY experiencing dramatic COVID surge, hospital admissions up; your mandate: WEAR THE MASK

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor As COVID cases climb to record levels in Northern Kentucky, the urgent message is: Wear masks, social distance and stay at home as much as possible. This is how the region can help slow the contagion, show personal responsibility, and help keep our neighbors safe. Hospitalizations continue to surge as health experts see the increase of community spread. Dr. Dan Horn,...

Purple People Bridge annual holiday display rescued by North American Properties and other Santas

After it looked like a Grinch called COVID-19 would steal this year’s holiday celebration on the Purple People Bridge, a Christmas “wish” tree that stands about 25-feet tall and more than 15 feet in diameter will grace the bridge along with 1,000 festive lights that will illuminate the length of the bridge and the Riverwalk at Newport on the Levee. “For the past three years, we have been spending...

NewsMaker 2020: Alecia Webb-Edgington took a path rich with experiences to her perfect place at LLC

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Once upon a time — yes, this a fable-level story with lots of life lessons and a happy ending — a slip of a girl named Alecia was enjoying her growing up years in the little Kentucky town of Brownsville, population not yet near 900. She was the only child of the Postmaster and a school teacher. The family had multiple businesses and lived on a farm, because...

Conservation officers file charges in killing of Fort Mitchell deer; Union man faces multiple counts

A Boone County man is facing multiple wildlife-related and other charges following an investigation by Kentucky conservation officers into the killing of a trophy deer in Kenton County. Robert J. Koch, 58, of Union, is charged with hunting on private property without permission, illegally killing the deer and improperly reporting the harvest. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish...

Erlanger to offer economic development incentive to demolish abandoned, blighted properties

The City of Erlanger will host two webinars to provide information about an economic development incentive that is available to property owners for demolishing abandoned or blighted real estate. The webinar will be held at 9 a.m. and repeated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The webinar can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube or Zoom through the following links: Facebook Livestream through City of Erlanger...

Flu season is underway; get your flu shot now; it’s even more important as COVID spreads, says NKHD

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Like it or not, flu season underway. Kentucky cases are already being reported and some are in Northern Kentucky reports Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health, Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKHD). Dr. Lynne Saddler Every year during the cold winter months, the flu causes those who catch it to feel down-right terrible. This year, with...

Ohio River reopened to navigational traffic at Brent Spence Bridge; Secretary Gray updates repair work

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials and the U.S. Coast Guard reopened the Ohio River Sunday to navigational traffic around the fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge. KYTC Secretary Jim Gray also gave a public update on the progress of an emergency project to repair and reopen the bridge, which carries Interstates 71 and 75 across the river between Cincinnati and Covington. On Friday afternoon,...

Republican leadership remains the same in the Kentucky State Senate, as party retains control of Senate

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Republican majority in the Kentucky State Senate on Friday chose their leadership team for the next two years, all of whom have been re-elected. Robert Stivers (Photo by Robin Cornetet/Kentucky Today) 
Senate President Robert Stivers of Manchester will retain the top position in the Senate. Stivers has served in the Senate since 1997 and was elected by his peers as...

Blue North, INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati partner for NKY student entrepreneurism event

Blue North, Northern Kentucky’s hub for entrepreneurs, startups, creatives and small businesses, is inviting high school students throughout the region to showcase their ingenuity virtually with the return of Startup Saturday. Taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, Startup Saturday is an energetic, fast-paced event. Northern Kentucky high schoolers will compete...

Brent Spence, Suspension Bridge closed, traffic diverted; Knockelmann declares State of Emergency

Local traffic is at best a “nightmare” as the local drivers as well as heavy pass-through traffic has been re-routed after a dramatic two-truck collision early morning on Wednesday shut down the I-75 Brent Spence Bridge. The fiery crash was fueled by 400 gallons of diesel fuel and threatened by a load of potassium hydroxide carried by one of the trucks. The fire burned at temperatures reaching...

Covington, SD1 close to agreement on stormwater; discuss community cats, surplus property, more

By Ryan Clark NKyTribune reporter Mayor Joe Meyer waited until the very end of a lengthy caucus commission meeting to deliver what seemed to be some of his most satisfying news of the night. Near the end of the city’s regular caucus (again held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions) Meyer reported that Covington and Sanitation District lawyers have been negotiating for a long while on how the city...