A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Jerry Bamberger, former Cov. City Commissioner, director of MainStrasse Village Ass’n, has died

Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger passed away this morning after a long fight with cancer. Bamberger, a longtime Latonia resident, served on the Commission for 17 consecutive years, from 1992 until the end of 2008. Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger and his wife, Babs, in the photo he used as his Facebook profile. He also served as executive director of the MainStrasse...

1000 Duke Energy workers headed to restoration efforts from Hurricane Florence, a disaster in motion

Staff report Duke Energy deployed over 1,000 employees and contract workers from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to help with restoration efforts from Hurricane Florence. The team left yesterday morning from the Florence rest area with 30-40 bucket trucks headed for Raleigh. They are expected to arrive Thursday. From there they will be dispatched to the hardest hit areas in the Carolinas to help restore...

Beyond the Curb: Discover the unexpected with an expanded Urban Living Tour of 25 amazing places

Fans of urban living, architecture and interior design are invited to the September 30 Beyond the Curb Urban Living Tour. To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the event’s presenting organization, the Catalytic Fund, the tour has been expanded to showcase cool and interesting properties in all five of NKY’s urban river cities. The one-day, self-guided tour, running from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept....

Briefs: Grant Career Center, Boone special meeting, Ihrig to KEMA board, Case to KAW, Thompson honor

Staff report The NKY Workforce Investment Board and Brighton Center, Inc. are holding a Ribbon Cutting / Open House at the new Kentucky Career Center site in Grant County on today from 3-6 p.m., with the formal program scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Kentucky Career Center officially opened their Williamstown location, in Midway Plaza, at 1212 N. Main Street, on July 23rd.     “We’re very...

Anonymous donor offering $1million matching challenge for unrestricted Horizon Community Fund

An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million challenge gift in support of the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. For every two dollars contributed, the donor will match with one dollar. The match challenge will run until the end of 2018. The Community Impact Fund is the foundation’s most flexible fund, enabling the charitable organization to support Northern Kentucky’s...

News Briefs: Anneken Huey & Moser celebrates 45th year, appointments to state board, Campbell library

Anneken Huey & Moser PLLC is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Founded in 1973 by David Anneken, the firm has offices in Fort Wright and Fort Thomas. Lisa Huey, David Anneken, and Kevin Moser “My first office had a table, chair, and telephone when I hung out my shingle in 1973,” remembers Anneken, “Professional ethics in those days prohibited any advertising or solicitations,...

NKyTribune to honor five NEWSMAKERS with special award and ‘celebrate the positive’ at annual event

The NKyTribune will honor five distinguished NEWSMAKERS at its annual Community Celebration on September 25. At its 4th annual event, the Trib will honor: Candace McGraw, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati International Airport; Eric Summe, President and CEO of meetNKY, the region’s Convention and Visitors Bureau; Rick Hulefeld, founder and now President of Special Projects of Children, Inc.; Jack...

History Channel’s American Pickers are on the road to Kentucky in October — got ideas?

Staff report The Pickers are on the road to Indiana and Kentucky in October — and are asking for your help in finding places they should visit. American Pickers, the popular History Channel Show, is looking for a real taste of Blue Grass — on the hunt for large and junkie private collections that will keep their guys busy. To offer suggestions: Email americanpickers@cineflix.com or Call...

Goatnapping in Covington? Victim’s description: thin, wooden, kinda 2D, city officials distraught

This is an unsettling story of a kid – a missing kid who might well be a kidnapped kid.   For months, the young goat (EDITOR’S NOTE: By “kid” we mean the four-legged kind, what did you think???) has been hanging out on the Economic Development Department’s picnic table in Mad Hatter Park on Scott Street, its body frozen for all perpetuity over the chunk it seemingly had...

Representing yourself in small claims cases, now in Kenton, Fayette and Hardin counties you can eFile

Citizens representing themselves in small claims cases in Kenton, Fayette, and Hardin counties may now skip trips to the courthouse to file documents and instead file them electronically. The Administrative Office of the Courts recently began offering eFiling for self-represented litigants in small claims cases in the three counties, with plans to take the program statewide this year. 

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Mubea employees rewarded for developing cost-saving tool through Idea Management program

Mubea utilizes an employee incentive program, Idea Management, to encourage employees to identify process improvements within its seven plants in the Florence area. Melanie Kleindienst, John Callen, Brett Blackmore, Phil Kidd, Karina Aquino, Nate Chischilly, Matt Hayes, Mubea North America CEO Doug Cain, Travis Walker, Alicia Motomura, and Brian Blanton (Photo provided) Improvement ideas can involve...

Net U.S. farm income expected to drop again for the sixth straight year — this time, by 13 percent

Net U.S. farm income is expected to drop 13 percent this year, marking the sixth straight year of decline. U.S. farmers are expected to earn $65.7 billion in net income in 2018, which is $9.8 billion less than the $75.5 billion they earned in 2017, according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Net farm income includes depreciation, rental income,...

Art Schmidt, NKY legendary citizen and legislator, has died at age 91; services Friday in Cold Spring

Arthur (Art) L. Schmidt, a Northern Kentucky legend for his service to the legislature and the community, died Sunday. He was 91. Art Schmidt, legislator. Photo from Kenton County Public Library Archives, by Richard Pridemore, The Kentucky Post Schmidt was born May 1, 1927, in Cold Spring to Joseph and Elizabeth Schmidt who preceded him in death. He served 18 years in the Kentucky House of Representatives,...

Annual Kenton County Senior Citizens Picnic takes place on Sept. 20, tickets on sale now

The Kenton County Fiscal Court is hosting its annual Senior Citizen’s Fall Harvest for Kenton County residents on Thursday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to  2:00 p.m. The picnic will once again take place at the Kenton County Fairgrounds with access and parking located off of Harris Pike. Admission to the event is only $8 per person with anyone 55 or older being invited.  The price includes refreshments,...

Bevin names McIntyre Commonwealth’s Att’y in 53rd; retired Witt unopposed in November General Election

NKyTribune staff Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Carrie McIntyre, of Shelbyville, as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 53rd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. Bevin The appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Laura Witt, and is effective Aug. 31. McIntyre earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology at Wake Forest University,...