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ACT research on safe schools: There’s a connection between student learning and student safety

The large majority of U.S. high school students feel safe in school, but many see a need for more mental health services for students, according to a new report from ACT, the nonprofit organization behind the ACT® test.   The report, Creating Safe Schools: Examining High School Student Perceptions of Their Physical Safety at School, is based on findings gathered in a survey of 10th- through 12th-grade...

CVG’s Candace McGraw — ‘seasoned leader and role model’ — named AEN’s director of the year

Airport Experience News Airport Experience News has named Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as its 2019 Director of the Year in the medium airports category. Candace McGraw “It is an honor to recognize Candace McGraw for this award,” says Ramon Lo, publisher of Airport Experience News. “Candace is a seasoned leader and role model, not just with...

JACK fires back, calls Churchill Downs’ plan to build race track in NKY an attack on Turfway Park

NKyTribune staff JACK Entertainment has responded to the announcement by Churchill Downs Thursday that it plans to build a $200 million race track in Northern Kentucky. Churchill Downs also announced that it has requested the dates traditionally allotted to Turfway Park on the 2020 Thoroughbred racing schedule from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC), beginning in January of next year. The...

Dan Cahill becomes board chair of NKY Chamber at annual dinner; distinguished awards presented

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) brought the business community together this week for its largest networking event of the year the Annual Dinner, presented by Fifth Third Bank. The event marked the transition in leadership for the NKY Chamber Board of Directors with the passing of the gavel from Jim Parsons of Keating Muething & Klekamp to Dan Cahill, CEO of HSD Metrics....

Kentucky nurse strike team on its way to North Carolina to help Hurricane Dorian victims

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A nurse strike team from Kentucky is on its way to help Hurricane Dorian victims in North Carolina.  The deployment on Wednesday was coordinated by the Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, along with other local, state and federal officials.

 Kentucky’s nurse strike team consists of registered nurses and administrative...

Taylor Mill man charged with murder in connection to July stabbing incident at Papa’s Pub in Florence

NKyTribune staff A Taylor Mill man has been arrested and charged with murder and other charges in connection with the July 21, stabbing incident that resulted in the death of a Jonesville man at Papa’s Pub in Florence.  Powell Ishmail Tariq Powell, 41, was indicted by a Boone County Grand Jury on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Persistent Felony Offender...

Taylor Mill woman charged with misdemeanor assault for incident at Chapman Child Development Center

Members of the Covington Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau have continued their investigation into allegations of an assault which occurred at a child care facility. During their investigation, they discovered an employee of the Chapman Child Development Center had inappropriately grabbed and handled a child who was approximately 8 months old. It was determined through Cincinnati Children’s...

People in News: Hollenkamp is Emerging Leader, Libertarian Hicks to speak, police officers graduate

St. E’s Matt Hollenkamp earns national honor True North Custom has named Matt Holenkamp of St. Elizabeth Healthcare one of the Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Marketing. The winners were selected nationwide after being nominated by their peers for excellence in advancing healthcare marketing and communications. Here’s what True North said about Hollenkamp: Libertarian John Hicks at Optimists...

Prestonsburg man gets a visit from the Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol, wins $5K a week for life

Ricky Williams of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, got a big surprise recently. Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol members Howie and Danielle traveled to Prestonsburg on Aug. 30, with a “Big Check” for the newest PCH winner. Williams, who will receive $5,000 a week for life, was surprised at home during PCH Pay Day and was a bit overwhelmed by the experience, as the video shows. “I didn’t...

Pew: Poll shows Americans want Congress to act to fix National Park’s $12b deferred maintenance

By Marcia Argust Pew Charitable Trusts Summer brings a big jump in visitors to national parks, along with a reminder of how many repairs are waiting to be addressed at these sites to ensure safe access for current visitors and protection of American history for future generations. In fact, the more than 400 sites managed by the National Park Service (NPS) need almost $12 billion worth of deferred...

AAA: Deaths due to reckless drivers running red lights hit 10-year high; victim is usually not the driver

The number of people killed as the result of impatient, distracted and reckless drivers running red lights has spiked sharply in recent years, according to analysis of crash data by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. And, more often than not (almost 65 percent of the time), the victim is not the offending driver. “This disturbing trend impacts everyone on our roadways – drivers, passengers,...

Kenton County Police Chief Spike Jones wins Speedway’s Top Cop Challenge; KSP is top team

It was a clean sweep for Kentucky law enforcement officers at Kentucky Speedway’s Top Cop Challenge. Kenton County Chief of Police Spike Jones raced to his second individual title in the seventh Top Cop Challenge at Kentucky Speedway. Kentucky State Police tandem of Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Slinker and Major PJ Burnett took team honors. Burnett paced the Kentucky State Police team to the event...

Julick facing life in prison for nine-count felony indictment related to charges of shooting at police

NKyTribune staff Jacob Julick was indicted Thursday on a laundry list of charges connected to allegations that he fired at Lakeside Park Police officers on June 6. Julick Julick, who now faces life in prison if convicted on all charges, was taken into custody June 25, following a six-hour SWAT standoff in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood. The Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office...

KY Supreme Court overturns lower court, rules that legislators can reject Attorney General’s contracts

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision Thursday, finding a contingency fee contract the Attorney General’s office signed with an outside law firm to represent the state in lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors is subject to legislative approval.

 Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a Request for Proposals for law firms in September...

Update: Services, memorial scholarship for Mike Farrell, journalist, educator, NKyTribune co-founder

EDITOR’S NOTE: Update on services for Mike Farrell: Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m.; funeral is Monday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Both at Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St, Covington. Private family burial is Tuesday. MEMORIAL: In addition, with the family’s approval, the NKyTribune has established the Michael Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Horizon Community Funds of Northern...