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AAA says long holiday weekend predicted to be second-highest travel volume on record

Nearly 43 million Americans will kick off their summers with a Memorial Day weekend getaway, according to forecasts by AAA. The long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer vacation season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record for the holiday since AAA began tracking volumes for Memorial Day travel in 2000. This year’s anticipated number of travelers is surpassed only...

News briefs: Church Doctor Ministries event, Heritage Bank promotion, law firm and governor appointments

Church Doctor Ministries, an international coaching, consulting, and teaching ministry based in Corunna, Indiana, will be conducting a round table discussion for area pastors, ministry leaders, and interested church members. It will be held at Hebron Lutheran Church in Hebron on Tuesday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. This will be a time of discussion and sharing among ministry leaders on recent research...

It’s Matt Bevin vs. Andy Beshear for governor; Bevin gets strong challenge; NKY candidates fall

By Tom Latek and Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky voters have spoken – or at least nearly 20 percent of them – and the race for the governor’s seat is going to be a battle between two political heavyweight rivals. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin received 51 percent of the party’s vote in Tuesday’s primary in his bid for reelection and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear will be his opponent...

The Bradford Building redevelopment to be celebrated at ribbon-cutting Thursday 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, May 23, The Catalytic Fund and Orleans Development, with project partners Heritage Bank and the City of Covington, will gather with community leaders and project supporters to celebrate the renovation of one of Downtown Covington’s landmark structures. The Bradford Building The event will start at 4:30 p.m. with program at 5 p.m. Featured speakers will include Joe Klare, vice president,...

Vote today: Polls open at 6 a.m. — find your polling place at the link and check out a voter’s guide

Polls open for the Primary Election today at 6 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m., though anyone in line at 6 p.m. will be able to vote. Defy the predictions of low-turnout by exercising your right to vote today. Kentuckians can prepare to vote by visiting GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s one-stop portal for election resources. Voters can avoid Election Day surprises by verifying their current registration...

National Home Builders Assn. recognizes Building Industry Association with four awards of excellence

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA) was recognized as a leader in areas concerning workforce development, non-dues revenue, council development and services to members with four Association Excellence Awards from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The projects receiving recognition are The Big Dig, Birth of the Emerging...

Matriarch of Saelinger family, Marcella Steffen Saelinger dies at 96; visitation and services scheduled

Marcella Steffen Saelinger, 96, of Cold Spring, died on May 17, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Saelinger was a long-time resident of Melbourne and Cold Spring and matriarch of a large family that has left its mark on Northern Kentucky. Marcella Steffen Saelinger She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring where she was active in the Saint Mary Ladies Society. She volunteered...

Kenton County jury convicts Covington man of sexual abuse and attempted rape of 12 year old

On May 16, a Kenton County jury convicted Arrin Bush of three counts of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse and one count of Attempted 1st Degree Rape after a three-day trial. The same jury recommended a 15-year prison sentence. Bush The case started on February 19, 2018, when officers from the Covington Police Department were notified of a sexual assault that occurred on Herman Street in Covington. The victim...

More contention arises over public pension bill; are there sufficient votes to pass a bill?

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) –  Another point of contention has arisen between Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly during talks over a public pension bill for the regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies. 
The question: How many votes are needed for passage? 
Under the state Constitution, during budget years, it only takes a simple majority to...

Total pavement rehab project to begin Thursday on three-mile stretch of I-275 in NKY; delays expected

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 6 Office announced Wednesday that one of Northern Kentucky’s busiest sections of roadway will undergo a total pavement rehabilitation project. Beginning at 8 p.m. this Thursday night, May 16, work will start on a three-mile section of Interstate 275 between Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) and Turfway Road (KY 717), just east of the Mineola Pike exit. Several...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos moves first load of dirt at groundbreaking of Prime Air Hub at CVG in Hebron

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Amazon broke ground Tuesday for its new $1.5 billion Prime Air Hub in Hebron, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, driving a front loader, moved the first load of dirt at the groundbreaking for the $1.5 billion Prime Air Hub at CVG Tuesday (photos by Mark Hansel). Flanked by two Prime Air cargo planes, Amazon CEO...

Charles Deglow, longtime owner of Chuck’s Market in Florence, dies; services this week

Charles “Chuck” Deglow, a longtime grocer and the beloved owner of Chuck’s Market in Florence, has died. Stith Funeral Home has supplied the following remembrance of Deglow: Charles “Chuck” L. Deglow, 92 years of age, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood.  Charles Deglow Charles was born in Lakeside Park in 1926 to the...

17th Ride of Silence set for May 15; cyclists take to roads to honor those killed or injured on public roadways

On May 15, the Ride of Silence (now in its 17th year) will begin in North America and continue to roll across the globe. Cyclists in various cities, including Cincinnati, will take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.   The ride, which is held during National Bike Safety Month and Week, aims to raise the awareness...

Following public meeting, SD 1 base rate appears headed to Fiscal Courts for approval

By David Holthaus NKyTribune reporter The leadership of Northern Kentucky’s Sanitation District No. 1 held its fourth public meeting on a proposed change in its billing Thursday night, with little in the way of opposition to the plan. Chaney The utility’s management wants to change how service is billed by including a base rate on the monthly statements. Essentially a minimum charge, the base rate...

Connor Crane delivers game-winning walk-off sacrifice fly for Freedom; ensures series win

Despite being shut-out through the first seven frames, the Florence Freedom, presented by Titan Mechanical Solutions, rallied for two runs in their final two at-bats. The late-inning scores guaranteed a win the weekend series with the Joliet Slammers and secured a, 2-1 victory in the middle game of the weekend series at UC Health Stadium on Saturday. For the second time in as many nights, the Slammers...