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Hoerlein steps down from Fort Wright City Council; letters of interest being accepted to fill seat

The Fort Wright City Council met Monday evening during a special meeting and accepted the resignation of Councilman Mike Hoerlein. Hoerlein First and foremost, Councilman Hoerlein was an essential part of the Fort Wright City Council for several years and a great advocate and asset to the community and the organization overall. The City commends him wholeheartedly for his contributions. Additionally,...

Suspect charged with shooting at police in Erlanger taken into custody following SWAT standoff

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Jacob Julick was taken into custody tonight in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood following a six-hour SWAT team standoff. Jacob Julick, shown here being taken into custody following hours-long S.W.A.T. standoff in Cincinnati’s Westwood neighborhood. Julick is charged with shooting at police officers in Erlanger during a June 6 traffic stop (provided...

John P. Williams, 78, retired long-tenured head of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber, died over weekend

John P. Williams, a Newport resident and head of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce for 17 years, died over the weekend. He was 78. Williams was an attorney with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister when he took a three-year leave from his law practice to run the Cincinnati Chamber in 1984. He liked it so much that he stayed for 17 years. He was born in Cincinnati but spent his early years in...

BB Riverboats’ River’s Edge at Newport Landing now taking reservations for special events

BB Riverboats ‘River’s Edge at Newport Landing’ is now taking reservations for your special event. The state-of-the-art event center allows for up to 250 guests to experience the romance of the river without ever setting sail. Located in the new Newport Landing dock facility, River’s Edge is Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s only private event space located on the Ohio River Designed...

Horizon’s Give Where You Live grant project gives grant to Gateway CTC Foundation; join the fun

More than 50 strangers and friends alike joined together to give $6,000 to a local charity in a process that took less than an hour. The Gateway Community & Technical College Foundation was the recipient of the second Give Where You Live NKY grant.   “For every $100 gift coming through Give Where You Live NKY, we are able to make a substantial impact in the lives of children whose parents...

Bluegrass Care Navigators offers new pediatric palliative care program called Bright Path

Bluegrass Care Navigators is offering a new service called Bright Path, a pediatric palliative care program serving central, northern and eastern Kentucky counties. Bright Path offers specialized medical care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who are living with a serious illness. The goal of Bright Path is to provide comfort to these children through symptom management and care...

Six month, multi-agency investigation nets 20 arrests (so far), gets plethora of illegal drugs off the street

NKyTribune staff A multi-agency investigation centered in Dayton, Kentucky has resulted in the arrest of 20 people and large quantities of several dangerous drugs being taken off the streets. The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force Director Christopher Conners announced the results of the investigation, which has been underway since January. Most of those arrested are from Dayton or other Northern...

Leadership NKY class of 52 young professionals named; group to celebrate its 40th anniversary

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is celebrating 40 years of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Leadership NKY) with a new class of 52 professionals from businesses and organizations around Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati region. Since its inception, 1,300 alumni have come together through the Leadership NKY program to make a difference in the community. “The Class...

Interstate 471 to become Jim Bunning Memorial Highway for late U.S. Senator, MLB Hall of Famer

A ceremony will be held Friday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. to celebrate the naming of Interstate 471 in honor of the late Jim Bunning, a U.S. Senator and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer from Southgate. Jim Bunning, Phillies pitcher Senate Joint Resolution 44, sponsored by Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder), directs the Transportation Cabinet to designate Interstate 471 as the Jim Bunning Memorial Highway. The...

Plan approved to reopen John A. Roebling Bridge, closed since mid-April, by the end of July

A temporary measure to safely reopen the John A. Roebling Bridge has been approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) allowing a contractor install netting to the north tower to catch potential sandstone that could break away. Once KYTC issues the notice to proceed to Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG), the contractor will produce and install the netting within four weeks. The bridge...

Covington continues cleanup effort; weekend storms dumped almost five inches of rain in 24 hours

A little more than a day after torrential rains sent torrents of water washing down streets in several Covington neighborhoods, the City of Covington continued on Monday to assess the damage and respond in a variety of ways. Cement brick mason Gene Koehl of the Covington Public Works Department cleans branches and other debris from a culvert at the end of Wright Street (provided photos). That included: •Crews...

Focus of Northern Kentucky Chamber July Eggs ‘N Issues is career pathways to success

On Tuesday, July 16, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Career Pathways to Success. Panelists will discuss changing mindsets about careers in manufacturing and skilled trades including what schools and industry associations are doing to change the perception that a traditional four-year college degree is the only pathway to a high-paying job and successful...

Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, ‘Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,’ comes to CMC

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) announced that CMC will be the fifth and final stop on the national tour of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission and explores the birth and development of the American space...

CVG Airport Fire and Rescue receive Lifesaver’s EMS Award and Fire Department of the Year

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) fire and rescue department recently received the Lifesaver’s EMS Award from St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The award was given to the outstanding team for their quick response and actions during an emergency.  A tourniquet carried by emergency responders was quickly applied, which saved the patient’s life. Earlier this year, the department...

New research outlines key demographic information about Northern Kentucky’s immigrant population

Immigrant households in Northern Kentucky earned nearly $430 million and paid more than $116 million in taxes in 2017. That’s according to research by New American Economy (NAE) in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy and Gateway Community and Technical College. Andre The research will be released Monday, June 17 during an event at the Kenton County Public Library...