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Kenton County recognizes Arnold Simpson’s career of public service with 2020 Pioneer Award

Kenton County recognized 2020 Pioneer Award honoree Arnold Simpson for his outstanding career of public service. Arnold Simpson was born April 26, 1952, the son of James and Zona Pennington Simpson. Mr. Simpson graduated from Kentucky State University in 1974, and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1977. He married Jo Ann Hill on October 10, 1981. He is a lifelong resident of Covington and...

Billy Reed: It couldn’t happen, of course, but it did — Bob Baffert wins the Roses with Medina Spirit

LOUISVILLE – No way Bob Baffert could win this thing again. No way he could break his tie with Ben A. Jones of Calumet farm by winning the Kentucky Derby a seventh time. Not with Medina Spirit, a little colt who sold for $1,000 as a yearling. Billy Reed is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame and the Transylvania...

KYTC has begun highway safety improvement project on KY 17, realigning Moffett Road intersection

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has started a highway safety improvement project on KY 17 (Madison Pike) that includes realignment at the KY 2042 (Moffett Road) intersection in Kenton County. Utility work is currently in progress. Construction work is expected to begin Monday, May 10. “We are always excited to begin construction to improve safety on our roadways,” said Bob Yeager, chief...

Nominees named for Kenton Family Court Judge vacancy: Acena Beck, Thomas Ruaf, and Carol Risk

The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., announced nominees to fill the vacancy in Kenton Family Court, opened when Dawn Gentry was removed from the bench. Kenton makes up the 16th Judicial Circuit and the vacancy is in the circuit’s Division 5, Family Court. 

The three nominees for the Family Court judgeship are attorneys Acena Johnson Beck of...

Bisbe Capital to move into Greiwe Development’s One Highland mixed-use facility in Fort Thomas

Greiwe Development, one of the region’s leading developers of luxury lifestyle communities, announced that Bisbe Capital has signed a contract to move its operation to a 2,266 SF location at One Highland, the new mixed-use development under construction in Fort Thomas. Mike Bisbe Bisbe Capital, a Raymond James Financial Services affiliate currently located at 111 N. Fort Thomas Ave., has been a presence...

Family Foundation once again seeking hearing on historic horse racing by Kentucky Supreme Court

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The Family Foundation is seeking to once again have a decade-old historic horse racing case transferred to the Kentucky Supreme Court, bypassing the Court of Appeals. 

If the justices agree, this would be the third time the issue has been before the high court.

 In February, lawmakers passed a bill that was signed by the governor, making historic horse racing legal....

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize paintings, tablecloths hiding cocaine, methamphetamines at Louisville port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville seized two packages arriving from overseas locations last week that contained $270,000 worth of drugs heading to residences in the U.S. and abroad. The first shipment CBP officers intercepted was arriving from Aruba. Officers inspected the item, manifested as canvas paintings, and found three paintings that were very rigid and unusually...

Billy Reed: His 53rd Derby Week begins with memories of what use to be and what still is

LOUISVILLE – On the Monday morning before the Kentucky Derby, the backstretch at Churchill Downs is a bustling and confusing place to be. The last of the Derby horses are being vanned in. Others are getting their last serious workouts. Still others are going to the track for a leisurely breeze. It also used to be the day when the out-of-town media began to arrive. Unfortunately, this is no longer...

Billy Reed: Finally, as the angels smiled, I picked up the credentials for my 53rd Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE – On a gray morning that was cold and drizzly, my son-in-law and I pulled into the parking lot outside the Kentucky Derby Museum. We were there to pick up the credential that would enable me to cover my 53rd Derby next Saturday. Billy Reed is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame and the Transylvania...

Mike Mangeot, 83, dies peacefully at home under hospice care; founder of Century Constuction

Michael David (Mike) Mangeot, 83, died peacefully at home under hospice care on April 19. Mangeot lauded in Kentucky Post editorial on his appointment to the Kenton County commission. Mangeot was a well-known Northern Kentucky businessman, politician, philanthropist and civic leader for over 55 years. He is survived by his four sons, Rob Mangeot of Anderson Township, Dave Mangeot of Edgewood, Jeff...

UK men’s basketball player freshman Terrence Clarke dies in Los Angeles in a car accident

By Eric Lindsey UK Athletics Kentucky men’s basketball player Terrence Clarke died on Thursday after sustaining fatal injuries from a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19 years old. Clarke had recently completed his freshman season at UK and was preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft. “I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari said. “A young person...

American Airline announces new service to Boston from CVG to start in November

American Airlines is announcing new nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Boston, Massachusetts (BOS).   The new flight will operate 3x daily beginning November 2. American will fly the Embraer 175 with 12 First Class and 64 Economy seating. Tickets will be available for purchase at aa.com on Saturday, April 24, 2021.   “We are excited to strengthen our network...

New carriers, new routes, and low airfares are winning combination for CVG travelers

The addition of new airlines, new flights and increased frequency of flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are providing local travelers a choice of air carriers as well as convenient schedules and affordable airfares.   For the last five years, CVG has consistently added service while maintaining the lowest airfares in the region saving passengers an average of $150...

Religious group with Planned Parenthood ties unveils billboards in Kentucky supporting abortion

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today A Kentucky religious organization born out of ties to Planned Parenthood will for the next two months be displaying billboards supporting abortion in three Kentucky cities. The Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice paid for the digital billboards that are on display at the Expo Center in Louisville and in Nicholasville and Paducah. The rotating messages...

Wars afar and internal: Ave Antonina by KY author Michael Jennings explores both in moving narrative

By Vicki Prichard Backroad and Bookmarks Each era of war produces storytellers whose writing brings the battle home, presenting us with an indelible, sometimes definitive, narrative of conflict; they’ve left the fields of combat schooled in in the unique vernacular and cadence of war and its toll. Kentucky author Michael Jennings emerges all these years later, long after he served a tour of duty...