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Kroger, UFCW announce ‘Hero’ grocery worker pay increase, new benefits during COVID-19 outbreak

The Kroger Co. and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union announced a new increase to the pay and benefits for more than 14,000 Kentucky grocery workers at Kroger stores. The agreement includes more than 460,000 Kroger grocery workers nationwide and was secured by UFCW, which represents 1.3 million workers in grocery, retail, and other industries. UFCW welcomed the action...

CVG provides update on travel, services, cleaning standards; badgeholder tests positive for COVID-19

For the well-being of its passengers and employees, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is committed to operating a safe and clean airport. CVG continues to coordinate with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and our airline partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport is classified as essential infrastructure and must remain open and operational. Our air...

Eileen Harper, 88, wife of former Rep. Ken Harper for 67 years, dies of coronavirus complications

Eileen Harper, 88, of Crestview Hills, passed away on Sunday, March 29, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas.

Primary election delayed until June 23; AG Cameron says Gov. Beshear’s executive order is appropriate

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Attorney General’s office released an opinion Monday upholding Gov. Andy Beshear’s power to delay an election during a declared state of emergency. The Governor issued an executive order in March delaying Kentucky’s primary election until June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
Jason Snead, Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based Honest...

Covington entrepreneur Mavis Linnemann-Clark named SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of Year

A local entrepreneur and SCORE Greater Cincinnati client has been named the 2020 SBA Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year. Mavis Linnemann-Clark started a catering business, The Delish Dish Catering & Events, in 2012, and has also launched a line of artisan jams and jellies called Made by Mavis Artisan Jams. In October, she will join 53 business owners from across the country for the U.S....

Florence Police Department K-9 ‘Det’ has died; remembered for his service and community outreach

NKyTribune staff Florence Police K-9 “Det” has died. Florence Police Officer Josh Dalton and Det (provided photo). Det and handler Officer Josh Dalton served the City of Florence for 7 years.  Det fell ill a few days ago, requiring testing and eventual emergency surgery at MedVet in Cincinnati.   Unfortunately, surgeons located complications with Det’s digestive tract during surgery...

Attorney General Daniel Cameron provides agency guidance on Open Meetings Act during pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has issued an Opinion of the Attorney General (OAG) providing guidance to public agencies on whether they must identify a primary physical location for video teleconference meetings per KRS 61.840 during the state of emergency declaration resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Daniel CameronThe opinion, OAG 20-05, finds public agencies are not required...

Bishop Foys asks churches to ring bells at 3 p.m. each day throughout suspension of public worship

Churches in the Diocese of Covington will ring their bells for 5 minutes at 3 p.m. — the hour of Great Mercy — every day throughout the time that public celebration of Mass and the sacraments are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mother of God Church in Covington Bishop Roger Foys, in a letter to priests, instructed pastors to begin the practice of ringing the bells on March 25, the Feast...

Outlier Massie becomes pariah, forcing colleagues to gather against public health advice for stimulus vote

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Thomas Massie, the congressman from Kentucky’s Fourth District, has long been at the limits of elective politics at the national level. He is more Libertarian than Republican, but his strong stands against the tax-and-spend mentality of the federal government harken back to Republicans of old, such as the late Sen. Robert Taft of Cincinnati, just across the Ohio...

Report: Most of Kentucky’s home sellers hold steady but buyers discouraged by stock market correction

HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky REALTORS® finds home sellers take a wait-and-see approach as buyers are growing discouraged by the recent stock market correction. Click to enlarge Nearly two out of three REALTORS — 65 percent — said their buyers were significantly discouraged by the recent stock market correction, according to the March 2020 edition of the HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky REALTORS.  Of...

Attorney General warns Kentuckians of new charity, Medicaid scams related to COVID-19 pandemic

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has warned Kentuckians of new charity and Medicaid scams related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and shared best practices to avoid the financial loss associated with these scams. “During this health crisis, we strongly encourage Kentuckians to thoroughly vet any charities that solicit donations for COVID-19 relief work to ensure donations will truly be used to...

Paige Johnson’s remains found in Clermont County; NKY teen was reported missing in 2010

The remains of Paige Johnson were found in Clermont County Sunday. The Northern Kentucky teen went missing in 2010. She has been the subject of an ongoing investigation since she was last seen Sept. 23, 2010, when her friend, Jacob Bumpass, said he dropped her off at 15th and Scott streets in Covington. Covington Police released the following statement: On March 22, 2020, the Clermont County Ohio Sheriff’s...

Two new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky; NKY Health advises, ‘stay healthy at home’

Two (2) additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky today, for a total of 12 cases, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. There are nine in Kenton County, two in Boone County and one in Campbell County. For more information on COVID-19 activity in Northern Kentucky, click here. Cases will continue to be identified in Northern Kentucky through testing, but...

Gov. Beshear cites ‘the test of our time,’ announces a fourth Kentucky death and Team Kentucky fund

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday the fourth death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), an 82-year-old woman in Lexington with underlying health conditions.   To show a small, yet significant message of compassion, empathy and renewal, Gov. Beshear said the Governor’s Mansion would be lit green in honor of every Kentuckian who passes related to the virus. “We are entering what will be...

Three arrests made in connection to 31-year-old KSP cold case murder investigation in Gallatin County

Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives, along with the assistance of Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, United States Secret Service, Gallatin County Sheriffs Office, and Switzerland County (IN) Sheriffs Office arrested three individuals in connection with a murder investigation dating back to 1989. Three suspects charged in Gallatin County cold case from 1989. Clockwise from top: Curtis Wade...