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State climatologist Stuart Foster says Kentucky’s climate is becoming wetter

The recent visit of cooler, drier air across Kentucky has provided a break from the summer weather pattern that has brought humid conditions and frequent rain. And state climatologist Stuart Foster says if you think Kentucky’s climate is becoming wetter, you’re probably right. Since the remarkable flash drought of September 2019, when Kentucky experienced its driest and second warmest September...

Kentucky Health News: Eight nursing homes had 1/3 of state’s COVID-19 deaths and few registered nurses

Kentucky Health News Almost 600 residents of Kentucky long-term-care facilities have died of COVID-19, and almost a third of those fatalities have been residents of just eight nursing homes. The homes have at least one thing in common: relatively few registered nurses, reports John Cheves of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Nursing homes in Kentucky reported averaging 45 minutes of registered-nurse staff...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updates road conditions, possible traffic delays in District 6

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District 6 in Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky road construction updates are available on District 6 Road Report. Follow KYTC District 6 on the Facebook page at KYTC District 6 or on the Twitter page at KYTC District 6. To see the Driving NKY Progress website –...

We remember: Even here, 650 miles away, terrorist attacks on World Trade Center left lasting scars

With their suddenness, violence, and scope, the horrific events that transpired 19 years ago today stunned and traumatized America. The late morning edition of The (now defunct) Kentucky Post based in downtown Covington was in the finishing stages of going to press Sept. 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the North Tower.Editors watching the events on television...

Beyond the Curb: Take a tour of artsy studio apartment in Ludlow in Episode 7 of River City Living

Ludlow is becoming known for its active art and music scene. Two of its mainstays are twin brothers and artists, Jeff and John Winkle. In addition to their art studio and gallery on Ludlow’s Elm Street, they own the property’s original carriage house. The Winkles recently turned the top floor into a modern studio apartment and staged it with their paintings and colorful, quirky furnishings. The...

Governor appoints Dale Losey of Chavez Properties to vacancy on the Kenton County Airport Board governing CVG

Dale Losey, Chief Financial Officer for Chavez Properties, has been appointed by Gov. Andy Beshear to the Kenton County Airport Board, operator of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Dale Losey The Airport Board oversees the operation of the airport with critical focus on ensuring that CVG remains a first-class facility for the traveling public and an economic catalyst for...

‘Education, Empowerment, Respect’ is grassroots group serving NKY’s Spanish-speaking community

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Education, Empowerment, Respect (EER), is a grassroots group in Northern Kentucky serving the Spanish speaking population. Their mission is to educate; to educate Hispanics about resources and non-Hispanics about their diverse cultural differences and needs. Situations sometimes arise because of the lack of knowledge about the Spanish speaking population...

League of Women Voters to form NKY chapter led by Becky Smith Jones, Jane Page-Steiner

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky announces the formation of a local league in the Northern Kentucky region. The League of Women Voters of Northern Kentucky joins the more than 700 local leagues throughout the country, including five in Kentucky: Bell County, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, and Murray. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that grew out of the 70-year...

Boone County Board of Adjustment holds live video teleconference Sept. 9 on several zoning issues

The Boone County Board of Adjustment is holding a meeting via live video teleconference to deal with several zoning issues. The meeting will be held Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The following requests will be heard: Request of Klusty Sign Associates, per Vince Klusty, on behalf of KYVFP, LLC, per William E. Van Fleet for a Conditional Use Permit and Variances. The Conditional Use Permit and Variances would (1)...

Kentucky Democracy Project launches statewide voter registration and mobilization initiative

An estimated 170,000 Kentuckians with felonies in their past got back their right to vote through Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive action last December. The problem is, no one has told them they can register and vote. The Kentucky Democracy Project is a new effort to register, educate and mobilize tens of thousands of Kentucky voters, particularly people with felonies in their past, and get people out...

Already, 223,000 Kentuckians have requested absentee ballots online to vote in general election

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today With just 60 days to go until the general election in November, hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians have already requested an absentee ballot online. 
As of Friday, the Secretary of State’s office reports 223,000 requests for ballots have been submitted at govoteky.com. Kentucky Today photo That’s the website where, among other things, you can register to vote, check...

Kentucky law enforcement out in force this weekend to keep highways safe for the holidays

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Law enforcement in Kentucky now has three separate highway programs in effect to make the roads safer during the long Labor Day weekend. 
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign began Aug. 21, with law enforcement officers looking especially for drunk drivers since highway safety officials say impaired driving-related crashes tend to increase during the Labor...

Beyond the Curb presents the ‘bricky house’ in this week’s virtual tour; features Airbnb, recording studio

The house featured in this week’s episode of Beyond the Curb: River City Living was built in 1890 as an office and residence for a doctor and his family in Dayton. The young couple who now owns it also uses it as both a residence and a place for their businesses. The owners nicknamed it the “bricky house” as a pun, referring both to the building material and also to an old-fashioned slang word,...

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver dies at 75, known as ‘Tom Terrific’ for the ‘Miracle Mets;’ played for Reds

Baseball Hall of Fame The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver passed away in the early hours of Monday, August 31. He was 75. Seaver passed peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. “We are heartbroken to share that our beloved husband and father has passed away,” said his wife Nancy Seaver and daughters Sarah and Anne. “We...

‘Red alert’ for hard-hit hospitality, entertainment industry; Purple People Bridge awash in red

The Purple People Bridge will be awash in red tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight as part of a regional and national effort to recognize hardships faced by the hospitality and entertainment industry and its employees as a result of the COV-19 pandemic. MAC Productions — the Covington-based company that specializes in live event production for national conferences and special events for corporations,...