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Joyce Callery, married to former Covington, Villa Hills Mayor Butch Callery for 52 years, dies

Joyce Mary Brink Callery, 72, of Villa Hills, formerly of Latonia, passed away on Saturday, July 6, in Edgewood. Callery She was a member of Holy Cross Church and was married on July 8, 1967 to her husband of 52 years Butch Callery. Her family, especially her grandchildren, and golf were the most important things in her life. Joyce had an infectious laugh and never met a stranger. She was very involved...

Suspect in meetNKY embezzlement case caught in the Bahamas, awaits extradition in Miami

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor A suspect has been arrested in the Bahamas in the meetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitor’s Bureau embezzlement case. Tasher (photo courtesy of Miami/Dade County corrections). Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders said the suspect is Keith Orlando Tasher, 42, of Brooklyn, New York, and that he was apprehended last week.  In a statement,...

Amy McGrath to seek Democratic nomination to face incumbent Mitch McConnell for Senate in 2020

Staff report Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter jet pilot from Northern Kentucky, has announced her 2020 candidacy for the Senate seat now held by Mitch McConnell. McGrath, 44, a Democrat, lost her first race last year against incumbent Republican Andy Barr, by just three percentage points but her strong campaign propelled her to national prominence. McGrath now lives in Georgetown with her husband,...

Boone County Sheriff releases names of man killed, other passengers in crash near Camp Ernst Road

NKyTribune staff The Boone County Sheriff’s office has released the name of three passengers, including a man from Hebron who is deceased, in the car driven by Anthony W. Yeager, 22, of Hebron, in an early-morning accident near Camp Ernst Road Monday. Click photo to enlarge The deceased male has been identified as, Lamail Borders, 19, Hebron. The two juvenile (2) passengers who were treated at...

One dead, two injured in overnight accident near Camp Ernst Road; driver charged with manslaughter

An accident early Monday morning near Camp Ernst Road in Burlington resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others. Yeager Police say there were four occupants in the car, which was believed to be traveling more than 20 miles-per-hour above the speed limit. Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to be factors in the accident. The driver of the vehicle, Anthony W. Yeager, 22, of Hebron, has...

Visitation, funeral services for football great Jared Lorenzen, 38, at St. Pius Church on Wednesday

Jared Raymond Lorenzen, 38, of Ft. Thomas, KY, passed away on July 3, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. He was a graduate of Highlands High School and the University of Kentucky where he played football and was a star quarterback. Jared Lorenzen Jared was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Mary “Biz” Barth, Charyn Lonneman, and John and Emily Hermes; and his...

State could owe 58 hospitals ‘hundreds of millions’ if lower-court rulings on Medicaid rates stand

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News For about nine years, the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services used a formula to reimburse hospitals for Medicaid that two Kentucky courts have said was not legal – and unless the state Supreme Court takes up the case and rules otherwise, the state could owe the 58 hospitals named in the case hundreds of millions of dollars, the cabinet said Friday. “The...

Northern Kentucky Young Marines unit selected as Division 2 Unit of the Year

The Northern Kentucky YOUNG MARINES unit has been selected as the Division 2 Unit of the Year (Division 2 includes units from Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and DC). The Young Marines organization is divided into six divisions across the United States. There are nearly 300 active units currently; each of which is led and guided by adult volunteers. Annually,...

Pew Research Center: What makes a good citizen? Top responses: Voting, paying taxes, following law

By John Gramlich Pew Research Center In a Pew Research Center survey in early 2018, around three-quarters of Americans (74%) said voting in elections was very important to what it means to be a good citizen, and around seven-in-ten said the same about paying taxes (71%) and always following the law (69%). But Democrats and Republicans – as well as younger and older adults – didn’t see eye...

Julick case bound over to Grand Jury, charged with three counts of attempted murder of police officer

The man who is charged with firing shots at police officers in Erlanger last month had his case bound over to a Grand Jury Tuesday. Jacob Julick, handcuffed in pink jumpsuit, was bound over to a Grand Jury for possible indictment on several charges, including three counts of attempted murder. Julick is charged with firing at police officers in Erlanger and attempting to ram a police cruiser in Covington...

Connect NKY bicycling advocates took to streets for ‘slow ride’ to test roadways for bike lane project

Bicycling advocates in Newport took to the streets on Tuesday to explore how bike infrastructure could positively transform the city.  The “slow ride” was open to everyone and started at 5:30 p.m. from Bernadette Watkins Park at the intersection of W. 6th Street and Patterson Street in Newport.    The purpose of the ride was to allow individuals to experience current roadway conditions on a...

Ft. Mitchell attorney J. Stephen Smith to serve as president of Kentucky Bar Association

Ft. Mitchell attorney J. Stephen Smith will serve as president of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA) for a one-year term that began July 1. Smith, an attorney with Graydon, took his oath of office during the 2019 KBA Annual Convention in Louisville. J. Stephen Smith Smith received his B.A. in history from Denison University in 1988, his M.A. in negotiations and economics in 1990 from the University...

Independence Cemetery opens three-mile trail system through expansive pollinator habitat

By Gayle Pille Special to NKyTribune Independence Cemetery has recently opened one of the largest contiguous pollinator habitats in Northern Kentucky. Comprising 65 acres, trails flow through fields of Indian Hemp, Butterfly Weed, Common Milkweed, Wingstem, and other grasses and wildflowers. Bumble Bees, Monarch Butterflies, Zebra Swallowtails, Great-spangled Fritillaries, and other butterflies are...

Horizon Community Funds awards four new Community Impact Fund grants totaling nearly $50k

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced the first grant recipients awarded through its Community Impact Fund. Four nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky will receive their full grant requests, for a total of nearly $50,000. The following nonprofits have been funded for the 2019 round: • DCCH Center for Children and Families ($10,000): Targeted Case Management Services to Keep Low-Income,...

Altercation in Burlington leads to shooting; victim in critical condition, suspect in custody

On Saturday, June 29, 2019 at approximately 10:17 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of Sundance Blvd. in Burlington for a subject who had been shot in the neck. One person was arrested and charged in the case.   Herald Larry Steven Herald II, 47, of Sundance Blvd., was arrested early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 and charged with one (1) count of Assault...